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A time for courage, and action
Caroline Glick ^ | November 9 | Caroline Glick

Posted on 11/19/2012 9:42:25 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Mitt Romney wasn't a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves.

Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama.

And he did a pretty good job.

Obama, on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn't give his supporters any reason to feel good about themselves.

Instead, he used class warfare to stir them to hatred of their countrymen.

Yet Obama won. And Romney lost.

In retrospect it is possible that the race was over before it began. A strong case can be made that Obama secured his reelection in 2009 when he bailed out the US auto industry and so temporarily stanched the hemorrhage of jobs in Ohio and Michigan. And maybe, with the youth of the 1960s now the Medicare recipients of the 2010s and '20s, there are simply too many Americans dependent on government handouts to care about what happens in the future.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: action; courage; election; time
I heard Glenn Beck reading this on his show today. This writer is exellent.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 9:42:35 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Voters under 30 now are apparently ambivalent on whether Capitalism of Socialism would be a better economic system to proceed under.

We’ve lost the country.

2 posted on 11/19/2012 10:01:03 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yes, the opening paragraph is spot on. As for the rest, the voting demographic shows the whole story. It’s coming down to the GOP will not be able to win if they continue to get huge disparities in the demographics.

The black vote is the toughest as the shackles “the great society” are firmly in place, but Hispanics, Asians, single white women and adults under 30 are certainly not lost.

We need more than scandal though. Petulant claims of the ‘birther’s’, and now the nascent ‘vote fraudsters’ aren’t going to swing voters and more likely alienate people who don’t necessarily follow politics in part or in parcel, but who know a spoiled whining child when they see it.

(Just a note on that, I’m interested in Alan’s West case as voter fraud is specifically aimed at local and district elections, so I am glad he’s fighting and if there was fraud I would like to see it come out an tarnish the right people)

3 posted on 11/19/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

The problem wasn’t Romney or the GOP, it was massive voter fraud in ALL swing states, and nothing is being done about it because people are scared of being labeled as “vote fraudsters”.

4 posted on 11/19/2012 10:51:06 AM PST by NotTallTex
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To: NotTallTex
it was massive voter fraud in ALL swing states, and nothing is being done about it because people are scared of being labeled as “vote fraudsters”.

Yep. and also labeled racists. Blacks will NOT understand how democrats have used them since the beginning, coupled with dead people voting, multiple voting and all the other schemes the demcoms could come up with. It is amazing it was that close a win. Of course to hear the demcoms talk it was a mandate/landslide. The democrat/communists are having a hay day.

5 posted on 11/19/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: NotTallTex

Looks like a pretty resounding defeat for Romney. People without an axe to grind have a hard time believing Election fraud had anything to do with Romney’s defeat.

Popular vote Obama +3.5 Million votes

Ohio vote Obama +110 thousand votes
Virginia vote Obama +115 thousand votes
Florida vote Obama +70 thousand votes
Colorado vote OBama +115 thousand votes
New Hampshire vote Obama +40 thousand votes
Nevada vote Obama +40 thousand votes
Iowa vote Obama +60 thousand votes
Wisconsan vote Obama +210 thousand votes
Michigan vote Obama +450 thousand votes
Minnesota vote Obama +200 thousand votes
Pennsylvania vote Obama +300 thousand votes

6 posted on 11/19/2012 11:14:10 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

What doomed Romney and the Republicans is the growing attachment Americans have with big government. They like the idea of government bureaucrats and programs serving as the shining light in their lives. The American Dream has morphed from self-directed success and achievement to getting an unearned government check in the mail.

Wealthy producers are berated as evil and greedy, rather than admired for their perseverance, adding to the increasingly favorable impressions Americans have of socialism. People are trading self-determination and liberty over for cradle-to-grave security. We’re becoming France... we’re just fatter and our cities aren’t as interesting.

7 posted on 11/19/2012 12:23:08 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Gallup, Rasmussen and every other legit poll had the race a dead heat, yet Obama wins by 300+ EV’s and 3.5 Million Popular votes.

Either all the polls were wrong, or the Dems, who fought against voter fraud reform (again) somehow won some Wards/Precincts in swing states without Romney getting a single vote and just getting one or two votes in others.

Yet the reverse didn’t happen anywhere else.

How does Obama get 19,000+ votes to 0 votes for Romney in part of a swing state, but even in the reddest of the red states, nothing close can be found in favor of Romney?

Romney got 59,684,096 votes in the 2012 election.
McCain got 59,948,240 votes in the 2008 election.

Does anyone believe that after 4 years of a dismal Obama Presidency that the GOP candidate would get less or about the same number of votes in 2012?

If so, I’ve got a nice bridge here in a the SF Bay Area to sell you. Actually, I have two of them for sale.

Once is more picturesque than the other, but the other is undergoing a multibillion dollar upgrade that should be completed in the next year or so.

FRemail me your offers.

8 posted on 11/19/2012 12:51:38 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office?, wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

The very same polls that had Kerry ahead of Bush in 2004? Or the ones that had Carter up +9 the weekend before the election.

And almost every one of these polls showed Romney trending down and Obama trending upwards during the last week of the campaign. That’s critical momentum at critical time.

Those polls are why people are saying that Romney ran a very good race and made very good strategic decisions. The worst thing that couldn’t happen in a tight campaign is that the other side is going to blow you out of the water. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as your base is demoralized.

No, I’m shocked. I never would believe Obama could win. But looking at the results and postmortem I don’t fall in “It was election fraud” crowd.

In a very close election, fraud *might* be able to swing the vote in a state or two. Certainly not 9-10 states being claimed by the ‘fraudsters’. In this case, it wasn’t really even close as Romney made very little headway into the Rust Belt.

BTW: Coaches Right and Flopping Aces, though fine bloggers when they stick to the realistic, but they are not quote worthy news sources.

9 posted on 11/19/2012 1:10:51 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: NotTallTex



There are massive reports of this kind of criminal activity
(not mischief, not shenanigans- criminal activity) going on all over the U.S during the presidential election.
Reports of machines changing votes from Romney to Obama, eyewitness reports of Republican poll watchers who observed busloads of non-English speaking Somalians in Ohio being instructed to vote Obama- the list is endless.

Romney lost because of this, not any other reason.
Nobody could have won against the fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama Machine.

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

10 posted on 11/19/2012 1:47:01 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
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11 posted on 11/19/2012 2:02:33 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: NotTallTex

“massive voter fraud in ALL swing states, ...”

Better to fight this NOW with words and lawyers...than later with guns and bullets....

12 posted on 11/19/2012 2:11:27 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo
“massive voter fraud in ALL swing states, ...”

Better to fight this NOW with words and lawyers...than later with guns and bullets....

In my opinion, it's been "later" for quite some time.

13 posted on 11/19/2012 3:55:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Voter fraud that was orchestrated to take aim at securing electoral votes.

Voter fraud, nobody cares, nobody gives a damm, nobody is upset about it.

You spent your time supporting your candidate, you even sent cash to him, you possibly braved bad weather or even a natural disaster to cast your vote, but your vote is wasted, most likely tossed aside or changed.

You wasted part of your life for naught.

And America keeps on doing it, almost like being married to a person that beats you up on a daily basis, it sure looks like America just loves voter fraud.

14 posted on 11/19/2012 4:04:01 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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