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The full outbreak of Romney Derangement Syndrome
Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2012 | Karl

Posted on 07/14/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This week in the presidential campaign was driven by several stories, primarily Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention; the likely bogus rumor that Romney was considering Condoleeza Rice as his vice-presidential pick; and the hysterical, bogus claim that Romney may be a felon based on decade-old SEC filings. Let’s look at the common thread running through them.

Partisans on both sides of the aisle questioned Romney’s decision to appear at the NAACP convention, given that African-Americans have been a solidly reliable Democratic voting bloc for decades. However, a Romney campaign adviser told BuzzFeed that Romney’s attendance at the convention wasn’t primarily intended to break off a portion of the black vote, but to make clear to moderates that he intends to be an inclusive president. (I would suggest this was also part of the motivation for the Condi VP leak, if it came from the campaign.) It is really polite code for saying Romney was going after the votes of white college graduates, particularly women. Recall how the Emerging Democratic Majority theorists see this campaign:

[Ruy] Teixeira, writing with John Halpin, argues in “The Path to 270: Demographics versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election,” that in order to be re-elected, President Obama must keep his losses among white college graduates to the 4-point margin of 2008 (47-51). Why? Otherwise he will not be able to survive a repetition of 2010, when white working-class voters supported Republican House candidates by a record-setting margin of 63-33.

Obama’s alternative path to victory, according to Teixeira and Halpin, would be to keep his losses among all white voters at the same level John Kerry did in 2004, when he lost them by 17 points, 58-41. This would be a step backwards for Obama, who lost among all whites in 2008 by only 12 points (55-43). Obama can afford to drop to Kerry’s white margins because, between 2008 and 2012, the pro-Democratic minority share of the electorate is expected to grow by two percentage points and the white share to decline by the same amount, reflecting the changing composition of the national electorate.

Recent polling suggests Obama’s current support among non-college whites remains mired about where is was for Democrats in 2010. However, Obama has largely maintained his support with white college grads, still within the margin of error of that 47% he won in 2008. If he erodes much further in that demographic, it is also unlikely that he would be able to achieve the alternate target for the overall white vote.

Obama’s precarious position in this regard explains the increasingly negative, hysterical and defamatory campaign being waged by Team Obama, promoted by various establishment media outlets at different times over the past few weeks, culminating in the full flowering of Romney Derangement Syndrome at this week’s end. Team Obama must increasingly rely on the “otherization” of Romney (and his church) of the sort the very same people roundly condemned and marginalized when attempted against Obama in 2008. Indeed, Obama started painting himself into his current corner during the 2008 primaries. Obama ran — and has largely governed — against the Clintonian version of the Democratic Party, now extending to Obama’s weakening of welfare reform. It is thus not terribly surprising that Obama’s tenuous grip on white college grads has become the flashpoint of the 2012 campaign.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; polls; romney
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Why are white college graduates (if you can believe these polls) still supporting Mr. Obama?
1 posted on 07/14/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because Mr. Romney is not different in any appreciable way.


2 posted on 07/14/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has Mr. RomneyCARE taken back RomneyCARE?

3 posted on 07/14/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: OneWingedShark

really?


4 posted on 07/14/2012 1:37:43 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Diogenesis

LOL— Identical Twins


5 posted on 07/14/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: OneWingedShark

So if there’s no difference, you’re voting for Mr. Obama?


6 posted on 07/14/2012 1:43:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney is the solution.

We need a balanced budget.

Only by electing Romney and fiscal conservatives to congress can that be achieved.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Diogenesis

I esp. like the crybaby/obama logo on the wall ..... expert finishing touch.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 1:45:25 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because ‘they’ count degrees in Education as making one into a ‘college grad’.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 1:46:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshot925
What makes you think Romney is a fiscal conservative? Did he tell you that?

There's not a snowball's chance that Romney is any kind of Conservative. He's a big government baby killer. You vote for him at the risk of your eternal soul.

10 posted on 07/14/2012 1:48:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Diogenesis

Look, we ALL know about Romneycare, we ALL know about Obamacare. Why do you keep posting the same comment on every thread? Its not imformative, its just obnoxious.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 1:49:30 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile (Ask me no questions, I"ll tell you no lies)
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To: OneWingedShark

Because Mr. Romney is not different in any appreciable way.

Not a Romney fan. But if you can not see a difference between Romney and Obama you aren’t looking.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t remember Romney rattling off his, recent acquired?, conservative bonafides?


13 posted on 07/14/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: moonshot925
Listen. A trained monkey can do better than Romney.

THE REAL DEAL: MITT ROMNEY - PROVEN-BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

14 posted on 07/14/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

P

15 posted on 07/14/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: muawiyah

So who are you going to support for president oh wise muawiyah?


16 posted on 07/14/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Milt Romney IS Obama.

Same Tyrant.
Same Egotism.
Same Backstabbing.
Same antiConstitutionalism.
Same Ineptness.
Same RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.
Same TARP
Same Ineligibility.
Same Soros.
Same Global Warming.
Same Love for Sharia
Same Love for TAXES (Mr. RomneyCARE calls them 'fees')
Same HATRED OF CONSERVATIVES.

NO TO ROMNEY.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 1:54:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: chicken head
Photobucket
18 posted on 07/14/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: muawiyah; Diogenesis

Romney assumed office in Massachusetts with a $1.5 billion deficit and left office with a $700 million surplus.

Right now our national debt is 104% of GDP.

The CBO has predicted that the national debt will be 187% of GDP in 2035 if we continue on this trend.

If we balance the budget by 2020 by making the necessary spending cuts, cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25% and eliminate many of these government regulations, then we would have a growing economy and decreasing national debt by 2035.

There is no chance of doing this with Obama, which is why we need Romney and a Republican congress.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 1:59:43 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Copenhagen Smile

Diogenesis is so annoying, she makes Joy Behar seem tolerable.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So if there’s no difference, you’re voting for Mr. Obama?

Nope; I'll vote 3rd party rather than Socialist, even one with an 'R' next to his name.

21 posted on 07/14/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

He’s bucking for a spot next to A+Bert in the FReeper hall of fame.


22 posted on 07/14/2012 2:09:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: OneWingedShark

A vote for any third party candidate is a vote for Obama.


23 posted on 07/14/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Cyber Liberty

Don’t forget Frantzie and JasonC.


24 posted on 07/14/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Not a Romney fan. But if you can not see a difference between Romney and Obama you aren’t looking.

Cannot is one word indicating the inability to do something, 'can not' indicates the ability to not do something. [/Grammar Nazi]

They both are for the killing of the innocent.
They are both comfortable with a big, intrusive government.
They are both socialists.
They both will sustain and feed an ever-growing government of injustice.

How are they significantly different?
One's a crazy Mormon and the other a crazy Muslim? I'm sorry but neither socialist is getting my vote; I've had it with the GOP's "vote for X because Y is worse" and by anointing Romney, who is IMO not different than Obama, they've opened my eyes to one simple fact: they have no intention of pursuing their stated party-planks.

The only difference between Democratic and Republican parties is Democrats openly scoff at "bible-thumping gun-clingers" while Republicans are more inclined to tell the goobers what they want to hear. McCain was the perfect nominee for them, and I am sorry I ever let them convince me to hold my nose and vote for him.

25 posted on 07/14/2012 2:14:17 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Who is Mitt Romney? His governing record speaks far more eloquently than his words on the campaign trail. And this is the major problem with his candidacy. What the people get is more words from an attractive suit.

I, for one, am sick of politicians’ words: I want politicians with the guts to take action to address and solve the real problems this country is facing without rewarding their cronies and worrying about re-election.

And while it is a given that Romney has business experience, his flip flops on issues that matter most to me make me physically ill at the idea of voting for him.
Why can’t the Republicans at least nominate someone with a consistent record? At least with Obama we knew exactly what we were getting...and we voted against him for another failure of a candidate! Is this is the best the GOP has to offer?!

Here in The People’s Republic of Maryland, Obama’s victory is a certainty. My vote won’t make one bit of difference in the upcoming election.

Furthermore, at this point in our nation’s history, I don’t really think it matters who is elected president. The die is cast: our fate is sealed. We are killing our unborn, moving aside our elderly and abandoning our ally Israel. Our debt to our our enemies is insurmountable. You think things are bad here now? Just wait until we increase the pressure on Israel to give up more land for a “promise” of peace!

God have mercy on us all, and may He prepare us and protect us from what is coming....


26 posted on 07/14/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by Writingwhiz
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To: Diogenesis
"ABR"

Does that include Obama?


27 posted on 07/14/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: OneWingedShark

At least he hasn’t promised to throw open the castle gates to the encircling barbarian hordes after the election, when he has “more flexibility”.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 2:15:56 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: moonshot925
Your stupid Master could not even support Amateur Radio.

Gov. Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska, proclaimed the week of July 28 through August 3, 2008 as: Amateur Radio Week

Mr. Romney "Disses" Amateur Radio In Televised Town Meeting

29 posted on 07/14/2012 2:17:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Speaking of Romney Derangement Syndrome...


30 posted on 07/14/2012 2:17:25 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: I see my hands

Bwhahahaha!

I thought this thread was about certain FReepers...

But saw that the article itself was about Obmama and the democrats.

Then I started reading the comments, and see that I was right in the first place!


31 posted on 07/14/2012 2:17:57 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: cripplecreek

LOL — That made my day.
Literally laughed at that one.

Thanks. :D


32 posted on 07/14/2012 2:18:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: EEGator

what you said is just stupid


33 posted on 07/14/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: EEGator

34 posted on 07/14/2012 2:19:42 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: moonshot925
A vote for any third party candidate is a vote for Obama.

So then my vote in actuality means nothing.
If that be the case, then you shouldn't be concerned about it.

35 posted on 07/14/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 43north

>>So who are you going to support for president oh wise muawiyah?<<

No point in arguing with the Romney haters. They have convinced themselves that throwing their vote away doesn’t help obozo. Logic doesn’t help, math doesn’t help, nothing helps.

Just remember who to blame if obozo gets another 4 (or more) years.


36 posted on 07/14/2012 2:28:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney Derangement Syndrome
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This is a voter voting for the inventor of Romney-care to run against the inventor of Obama-care in a Presidential election.. The logic of that decision is dysfunctional in every part..
37 posted on 07/14/2012 2:29:15 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: moonshot925; Diogenesis

Diogenesis is from California and can’t elect anyone. His vote will be lost in the total Democrat control.

In the presidential election, he and the other California conservatives are basically irrelevant. Irrelevancy is the reason for the unrelenting strident tone


38 posted on 07/14/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Diogenesis

What a surprise, another stupid picture from Diogenesis...I’m shocked!


39 posted on 07/14/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: bert; Jim Robinson
In the presidential election, he and the other California conservatives are basically irrelevant.

Nice thing to say about the owner of this website.

40 posted on 07/14/2012 2:33:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: make no mistake

I just can’t go on living knowing you think that.


41 posted on 07/14/2012 2:33:44 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: moonshot925
Really? Well here is the truth.

During Mr. RomneyCARE’s despotic reign from 2003 to 2007,
when he was not installing DNC judges, death panels,
or gay marriage without a vote of anyone, Mr. RomneyCARE
personally increased taxes (see the graph), and the
expenditures (see the graph) and tanked the state.
(see the CATO review).



There is a reason Mr. RomneyCARE is the choice of Democrats.

42 posted on 07/14/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: OneWingedShark

People who vote for the losers in the 3rd parties are losers.


43 posted on 07/14/2012 2:37:28 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: moonshot925
Romney is the solution.

Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I'd see those words posted on Free Republic. Just damn...

44 posted on 07/14/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EEGator

it’s your call


45 posted on 07/14/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: cripplecreek

LOL...Great photoshop work done there!

Stealing it of course!


46 posted on 07/14/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: EEGator

What you said was accurate.


47 posted on 07/14/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: KevinDavis
People who vote for the losers in the 3rd parties are losers.

*shrug* -- I might be a loser, but at least I'll be able to look at myself with some measure of respect regardless of who wins.
I am no longer tied to a party that only yammers about things and never does anything to further them.

When was the last time Republicans pushed for smaller government? Really pushed?
When was the last time that Republicans did something to roll back oppressive gun laws?
     Trick question! The AWB had a sunset clause, they literally did nothing! Why the F--- should they get positive credit for sitting on their asses?
When was the last time they actually pushed to illegalize abortion, one of their planks since the mid-80s? Really... we had the executive and the legislative under Bush and they couldn't even pass a resolution? Not even a token gesture?
When was the last time they were serious about fiscal responsibility? Not in my political lifetime.
When was the last time they were serious about government accountability? Ruby Ridge? Waco? Fast and Furious?

I may be a loser, but at least I'm not a useful idiot.

48 posted on 07/14/2012 2:49:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 43north; muawiyah
So who are you going to support for president oh wise muawiyah?

You're being punked. Don't you know when it's time to stand up and fight?

49 posted on 07/14/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Diogenesis

Quoting from a Losertarian think tank doesn’t prove anything other than a consistently poor choice in supporting your position. Losertarians have a history of nothing other than abject failure, a complete inability to read or understand the nattion and a consistent state of denial.


50 posted on 07/14/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by Bayan
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