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#852 Nov 10 2012 at 1:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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As absentees, provisional and oversea ballots are counted, Obama's lead continues to increase. Romney is expected to end up at around... 47%



Edited, Nov 10th 2012 1:57pm by Jophiel
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#853 Nov 10 2012 at 2:20 PM Rating: Default
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I'm not so sure about the military. A military Democrat is just as taboo as a black Republican.
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#854 Nov 10 2012 at 2:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not so sure about the military. A military Democrat is just as taboo as a black Republican.


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#855Almalieque, Posted: Nov 10 2012 at 2:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Do you know what taboo means?
#856 Nov 10 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
Colin Powell is not a Democrat, he's a moderate Republican. Smiley: tongue Just because someone votes for Obama, doesn't mean they're a Democrat.
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#857 Nov 10 2012 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
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Who said that Collin Powell was a Democrat?
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#858 Nov 10 2012 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Colin Powell is not a Democrat, he's a moderate Republican. Smiley: tongue Just because someone votes for Obama, doesn't mean they're a Democrat.
I'm going to assume that since he underlined the "black Republican" part, that's what he was posting a picture of, not a military Democrat.

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#859 Nov 10 2012 at 4:42 PM Rating: Default
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Saw this on FOX News.. I was noticing how everyone kept talking about getting the Latino vote when there were more Black votes than Latinos. When Laura finally mentioned about getting the black vote, Former Dem, turned Republican states (in the last minute of the video) that black people are "off limits" to the Right wing.
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#860 Nov 10 2012 at 7:23 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
As absentees, provisional and oversea ballots are counted, Obama's lead continues to increase. Romney is expected to end up at around... 47%



Edited, Nov 10th 2012 1:57pm by Jophiel


Also, if you go to the Romney Facebook page, you can watch the # of likes goes down if you refresh it.
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Also, if you go to the Romney Facebook page, you can watch the # of likes goes down if you refresh it.


That may have more to do with it no longer being an "exciting" election season anymore, so they don't want to see what Romney is up to on their news feed. You know, since he's a loser and all.
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#862 Nov 10 2012 at 8:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also, if you go to the Romney Facebook page, you can watch the # of likes goes down if you refresh it.


That may have more to do with it no longer being an "exciting" election season anymore, so they don't want to see what Romney is up to on their news feed. You know, since he's a loser and all.


Obama's page is trending upwards in likes. America loves a winner.
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#863 Nov 10 2012 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
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Colin Powell is not a Democrat, he's a moderate Republican. Smiley: tongue Just because someone votes for Obama, doesn't mean they're a Democrat.
I'm going to assume that since he underlined the "black Republican" part, that's what he was posting a picture of, not a military Democrat.

Edited, Nov 10th 2012 4:28pm by Spoonless


Derp. Smiley: facepalm I must have missed the black Republican part. I only saw the military Democrat bit.
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#864 Nov 13 2012 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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In your defense, there's very little about him that is black.
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#865 Nov 14 2012 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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Florida found 1,000 uncounted ballots in a warehouse in Broward county.

Obama's margin was well greater than that and Broward went overwhelmingly for Obama anyway but, c'mon you guys...
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Florida found 1,000 uncounted ballots in a warehouse in Broward county.

Obama's margin was well greater than that and Broward went overwhelmingly for Obama anyway but, c'mon you guys...



Wow, did the Republicans try to alter the Florida vote again? Smiley: lol
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Florida found 1,000 uncounted ballots in a warehouse in Broward county.

Obama's margin was well greater than that and Broward went overwhelmingly for Obama anyway but, c'mon you guys...


Thank goodness they don't use voting machines, then we'd have to worry about fraud. :)
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Yeah, yeah smart guy. Be even better if the voter put the paper ballot directly into the reader so it was immediately counted and also left a paper trail in case confirmation was required. Smiley: tongue

I've no clue how Florida does it but, at this point, I imagine it involves a dart board and wren entrails.

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The supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, said this happens all the time, especially when dealing with paper ballots.
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Snipes said there is no reason for alarm. "I've run several elections here, and this election was run no different than any other," she said.
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#869 Nov 14 2012 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
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I've no clue how Florida does it
If the last two decades of elections is any indicator, two headed coin toss.
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"I've run several elections here, and this election was run no different than any other," she said.


Maybe she shouldn't run elections, then?
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#871 Nov 14 2012 at 6:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Romney manages to whine like a little bitch and say he only lost because Obama gave "gifts" to youth, women and minority voters.

Note that when you lose on contraception, health care and immigration it's not that you lost on those issues that youth, women and minority voters might care about. It's because they were gifts.
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#872 Nov 14 2012 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
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There belief that everyone who don't agree with them are lazy bums looking for a handout isn't the best way to win people over.
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It's funny that Republicans are decrying the buying of Democratic votes with handouts, when their biggest selling point was that you'd get cold hard cash in the form of something like $2,000* in reduced taxes.


*For a median income
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After the election, during the usual post-mortem, the GOP pundits all said "why would we listen to Democrats? They don't want us to win!"

Well, the reason we can tell you honestly what you're doing wrong is because we know you'll be saying minorities just want "Santa Claus" and are easily bribed with "gifts" and saying you only lost because of Hurricane Sandy or liberal media or skewed polls or whatever anyway. It's not as though there's a real risk that the GOP will actually listen or change.

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They really need to get off their high horse.
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Plus, if the GOP actually took the advice and changed their core positions, it pushes the "center" further and further to the left. Which is pretty much what has happened anyway in terms of social policy for the past 200 years - the gradual progress of social progressivism - but it doesn't hurt to nudge it faster.

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Bill O is really showing his true colors.. He isn't so "Fair and Balance" now. I mean, we all know that he's on the right, but he used to at least pretend to be center.
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All voters want "stuff," Republicans as well as Democrats. If anything, Republican voters have been more successful at obtaining "stuff" than Democrats: Medicare is more generous than Medicaid, farm programs deliver better returns than means-tested programs.

The Romney-Ryan ticket did not stint on the stuff-offering itself: it promised Republican voters that all the cost of deficit reduction would be dumped on Democratic voters - voters under 55 - with Republicans gaining the additional benefit of a 20% cut in tax rates.

But Mitt Romney was very wrong to see 2012 as a referendum on "stuff." It was a referendum on the question, which candidate would do a better job promoting prosperity and creating jobs. That was the referendum that Romney and the Republican party lost. We lost both because voters did not believe in the job-creating magic of upper-income tax cuts - and because voters were unpersuaded that the GOP even cared that much about job creation, as opposed to wealth preservation.
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A final point: President Obama backing the DREAM Act or contraception coverage is not a nakedly political gesture, it is a matter of policy difference. Addressing the needs and desires of people is not a bribe or a government gift to be exchanged for a vote. It is part of the purpose of representative government as conservative forefather Edmund Burke himself once envisioned: “Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.”

Romney’s distance from this perspective about government shows how far the conservative conversation has drifted from original principles. His impulse to rationalize defeat as victory for liberal special-interest bribery shows again that it is probably best for the country that he was not elected president this November.
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Stuff that Democratic voters want:

- My insurance to not be allowed to deny me coverage because I slipped on a rug and busted up my knee cap last year
- My insurance, which I already pay out the nose for, to go ahead and treat my oral contraceptive as a drug preventing anemia (main reason I take it) rather than as some sort of elective cosmetic surgery\
- My employer to at least consider offering healthcare as part of a benefits package, rather than leaving me on my own. (Even better would be cutting the employer out of the equation entirely and just having the government handle it, like the rest of the civilized planet)
- Modern day immigrants to get the same fair shake at establishing roots here in the US that my ancestors did 100 years ago. (Back then, you signed your name at Ellis Island, pledged your allegiance, and moved out West. And that was that.)
- Adequate funding for school systems
- Properly built and maintained roads

So, if by "stuff" they mean basic human rights one ought to expect in the "greatest nation on Earth" as well as normal government services that are handled unquestioningly by every other first world country in the world, then yeah, you're damn right I want stuff!
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