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At a Loss in Red America
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Posted by Bobby 2012-11-12 05:46|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top

#1 The tea party was an extremist movement that needed to be "neutralized," she said.

My wife believes that, too, that the TEA Party is extreme right-wing on everything, social issues included. I asked her if she knew what TEA stood for. She did not. I asked if she could get behind "Taxed Enough Already" and she thought she could.

Maybe the TEA Party needs to do a better job of explaining who/what they are. Trunks too.
Posted by Bobby 2012-11-12 12:12||   2012-11-12 12:12|| Front Page Top

#2 The Obama team early in the campaign season, announced their strategy was to "Kill Romney."

And they did. The image they portrayed of him, before the convention when there wasn't near enough moneys to fight, did the deed.

Up until the first results came in, I thought landslide after reading and hearing of the voting lines.

That first exist poll results was telling... big percentage were saying, about Romney, "He just doesn't care about me" and I knew we had lost.

Case in point, a co-worker, black, early on was an undecided voter, had worked hard for Obama, but wasn't sure this time she would vote for him.

The "Kill Romney" started. She watched the first debate, and still came out saying, "He scares me. I don't think he really cares about me." That line lost us the election.

Obama won on that strategy of "Kill Romney." They defined him and they defined him early.
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-12 12:30||   2012-11-12 12:30|| Front Page Top

#3 The liberal cancer is flowing to the south with the jobs. Instead of embracing the conservative approach that has helped the south be the economic engine the northerners are poisoning the well politically.
Posted by Airandee 2012-11-12 13:55||   2012-11-12 13:55|| Front Page Top

#4 The Pubs should not get into a bidding war with the Donks, they will lose every time. The bottom line is that both parties would be using our money or borrowing from China. They are both playing the shell game with the money.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-12 14:26||   2012-11-12 14:26|| Front Page Top

#5 An electorate basing its decision on issues like "Does he care about me?" is hopeless.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-11-12 16:28||   2012-11-12 16:28|| Front Page Top

#6 An electorate basing its decision on issues like "Does he care about me?" is hopeless.

I concur. I have other people for that job. The most I want out of the government is not to annoy me too much.

The weird thing is, Obama doesn't seem like the "caring" type, at all. Bill Clinton, yeah, Carter, yeah. Obama? Uh-uh. He's Mr. Spock. Romney actually seems touchy-feely compared to him.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2012-11-12 18:50||   2012-11-12 18:50|| Front Page Top

#7 Yes he seems to be very icy and distant in his personal relationships. I think the guy is a whack job, a mental case. His dad abandoned him, his mom abandoned him. He is full of anger and hatred and he is narcissistic. He is spiteful and vindictive. He doesn't have any qualms about destroying careers to achieve his ends. He frequently speaks in personal pronouns such as I, me, my, mine regarding his administration. Shows signs of wanting to be a dictator. Serial liar. The voters seemed to want him although the vote in Philadelphia and Ohio might have indicated some voting hijinks.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-12 19:14||   2012-11-12 19:14|| Front Page Top

#8 The TEA party does have over-lap w/very social-conservative republicans. Why wouldn't they? Many social conservatives are also fiscal conservatives. What is this lady bitching about? That sounds like her.

Further, the lib media has distorted the TEA party to such a horrible degree that friends of mine who are not stupid (but don't watch Fox) think that the TEA party are extreme social conservatives whackos. The Tea Party is NOT a monolith. You have a divergent group there but the underlying principle is fiscal prudence. For that alone, I support them and consider myself Tea Party.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-12 20:01||   2012-11-12 20:01|| Front Page Top

#9 The major problem occurred in the third debate I think. Remember when Romney kept staying close to Obama's views it seemed half the time. He wasn't, but the media spun it that way, people believed that, and those who viewed Romney/Obama as the same didn't vote in the Presidential election. Why trade one for another when there's no difference?

Just a half million more votes in key swing states and we'd have won. Not even a third of the people in this country voted, it's so disheartening, but we can't falter. When the world comes crashing down around us, we need to stand tall.
Posted by Charles 2012-11-12 20:23||   2012-11-12 20:23|| Front Page Top

#10 You will not win a battle without a fight...Why would the Latter Day Idiot fight O'Bummer if he think just the same? People did not vote because they remembered 2008's Romney, touting O'Bummer's
idiotic nonsense...Even McPain draw more vote than the Warren Jeff's co-cultist!
Posted by Shaiger Lumumba8434 2012-11-12 21:06||   2012-11-12 21:06|| Front Page Top

#11 May I suggest a cleanup in isle 10? That's just straight up ignorant bigotry.
Posted by Secret Master 2012-11-12 21:27||   2012-11-12 21:27|| Front Page Top

#12 Secret Master, it's our notorious, often dumped, many-nymed troll. The one with the roaming IPs from Rochester(NY) to Canada and who way too often starts chewing on its straps.

I'm going to leave it up as a chew toy and as an example of political rabies.

Posted by Pappy 2012-11-12 21:36||   2012-11-12 21:36|| Front Page Top

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