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So my thoughts on this election---President, House and Senate all stayed the same—welcome back to gridlock.
I think Romney hurt himself in a few places—47% comments, ‘poor have a safety net already’ comments, Chris Christi’s effusive praise of Obama, talking about cuts when people are REALLY suffering, the lefty predominate media being against him, weaker ads compared to Obama, and the struggle to topple an incumbent.
However at this point of writing—Romney still has a 2.3 million lead in popular vote which may change by the end of the night. Which means Obama not only has no mandate—but he really did BADLY to barely win the electoral vote with Romney continually sabotaging himself.
As far as Obama—he had stronger ads, better speaking ability, better likeability and the “cool” factor. HOWEVER----after that---to quote Bill Clinton when his wife was running against Obama---“He is highly incompetent and an amateur”. Democrats tend to vote on zingers, one-liners, slogans, or be a part of a union. If you look deeper Obama made over 528-campaign promises in 2008 and kept only a handful. He ran on saving the auto industry, but essentially it was Bush that gave GM a 17.4 billion dollar bailout the December before he left. Obama just extended the bailout. He claimed to get bin Laden but essentially it was an ongoing protocol, where the Navy Seals and the military finally cornered him and Obama said, “Well, ah yeah go ahead.”
Here’s the thing I want everyone to remember because I said this four years ago---Obama is a talker, not a doer, he doesn’t follow through—that was his M.O. as a community organizer in Chicago. He speaks of irrational fairy tales that sound good and people bite on them. Here is what newspapers have said of the next four years if Obama was reelected:
“Obama has put deficit on back-burner.” (Bloomberg)
“Budget seen as reelection tool rather than a legislature platform” (NY TIMES)
“Whitehouse Budget, rather than realistic road map for government spending, serving as political tool for reelection.” (NPR)
“Administration admits, plan is just campaign blueprint.” (Wall Street Journal)
“Obama’s budget running hard just to stay in place.” (Politico)
“Obama is not going to outline plan for Medicare” (The Hill)
“Nothing Expected from Obama on Social Security.” (The Hill)
“Obama’s Budget, like previous proposals, steers clear of major changes.” (LA Times)
So----I am pretty sure nothing will change for the better and in fact get worse. Deficit will be over 20-Trillion. Gas and food prices will continue to go up. Jobs will not be created. And more than 35-million children will continue to go hungry. Why? Because Obama is all talk, all teleprompter and no action. Oh well.
I agree, this is just totally devastating news for Obama! He's been utterly devastated! Let the devastation commence and wash over you.
This post was edited by Johnny2x2x 17 months ago
You posted this 10 minutes ago, yet don't realize that Obama has nearly a 3 million popular vote edge right now . . .
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Did you copy and paste that bs because Obama is ahead pretty comfortably in the popular vote at the moment.
The fallout shelter he's been holed up in for the last 12 hours doesn't have a fast internet connection so you'll have to excuse him.
The real lesson you should take from this election is that the reality presented to you by the conservative information bubble and ACTUAL reality are 2 different things. The MSM actually got it right. Food for thought.
I wrote it last night and copied and pasted.
LOL---No I wrote this last night and didn't update it.
Shame on you!
And you didn't edit it after Obama took the lead in the popular vote?
You'll never be able to start your own website if you can't stay topical.
Karl Rove told him not to.
I know it's terrible.
Rove, that's another winner along with Morris and their dry erase boards. Good Grief.
Apparently geeky Nate Silver and his mathematics are more accurate. lol
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