Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 Unfortunately, economy, events, and performance driven voting is history. We have begun to devolve to the African political model. Demographic voting is the new norm. The sooner the pubs get on board with demographic voting, the sooner they start winning. Civilization as we have know it will lose, but the pubs will win.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-11 03:23||
#2 Don't you wish Romney had West's grit?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-11 04:58||
#3 Would not have mattered g(r)om. Critical thinking as an element of decision making no longer applies. The Champ had/has only one issue, one mantra; "the rich should pay a little more". Valid issues are no longer in play. Demographic voting is the new norm.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-11 07:35||
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-11 08:33||
#5 Â"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.Â"
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Even when the dead voters are promised stuff!
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-11 09:43||
#6 I'm guessing West will 'lose' again on the re-recount. Or the re-re-recount. There's lots of uncounted votes tucked away in the corners of the union hall. And you know most of the people in the morgue managed to vote before deceasing and their votes have to be counted.
Posted by Fred 2012-11-11 10:05||
#7 I'm sure the media will get right on with reporting this.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-11 11:54||
#8 I'm hoping this last election was more about Obama and less about the tribal patterns people are predicting.
Having said that I accept the results but wouldn't be surprised if a death-bed confession a decade from now indicates some kind of wide spread theft on this one. Two many things just don't sit right.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-11 11:56||
#9 I worked the polls (in FL) on election day. One thing I noticed is that alot of registered democrats showed up to vote in the last 2 hours. The Republicans were MIA.
I am convinced the dems won the state on the evening of 11/06 due to their "get out the vote"
Romney's GOTV effort (project ORCA) was so mismanaged that he would have been better served if he had taken the money he spent on ORCA it in a parking lot. It was worse than useless: it actually cost him votes.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-11-11 11:57||
#10 death-bed confession
Only works for those that actually believe in a God. For secular socialist, they are their own god. No need to ask for pardon for achieving the ultimate goal of their religion - Power.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-11 12:13||
#11 Think you're on to something FrozenAli. Orca asploded big time.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-11 12:30||
ORCA could also simply be shoddy code that works under test conditions but crashes under heavier workload. If that shoddiness was intentional said intention would be plausibly deniable of course.
Whatever the cause of ORCA's malfunction might be, the Romney campaign apparently was organized in such a way that failure at a single point would massively cripple their efforts on election day.
This lack of redundancy does not speak well of Romney's touted managerial skills.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-11 12:59||
#13 It could also be the result of sabotage.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-11-11 13:21||
#14 Frozen Al's pegged it - Ogabe's turnout machine was just better organized. The bad guys had been working to set up their 2012 GOTV efforts ever since Ogabe took office. Where the hell was the comparable GOP effort? Why was it left up to Romney's campaign to cobble together its ORCAbortion in a few months leading up to the election, when it should have been the RNC getting a GOTV infrastructure set up, tested and in place over a period of YEARS, ready for the use of whoever wound up as the Trunks' nominee?
Reince Priebus underperformed the sad lump of clay Michael Steele as RNC chair to the tune of over 2 million votes - votes that would have given us President Romney, possibly a Trunk Senate and at least a chance to start reversing what now looks like an inevitable national collapse. I'd call for Priebus to walk the plank in favor of someone who knows what they're doing (my dream team would have been Newt and Sarah as RNC co-chairs). But now that the Quislingrats and their media sockpuppets have figured out how to exploit and expand election-day tribalism, I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference anymore. Alinsky, Ayers, Cloward, Piven and the rest of the long-march crowd have won.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-11-11 14:56||
#15 I've been tied up, but I find it amazing that this is apparently the first time Orca has hit the 'Burg (though I may have missed it). We lost FL by about 75,000 votes, and similar in the other contested states.
I think most of the missing votes (less than McCain) were due to Orca. Don't ascribe to veniality what can be explained by stupidity. Incredible incompetence! Anyone who has developed systems like this expects the issues they hit and plans for them. And stress tests. And has an independent Plan B.
The rest (this time) were due to Sandy (thanks Christie, you're dead to me) and, of course, the MSM.
But the Republican party is a sure loser from here on, unless we take it over and change its direction.
Posted by KBK 2012-11-11 23:20||