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If Obama Loses, Who Gets Blamed?
Slate ^ | 11/2/2008 | John Dickerson

Posted on 11/03/2008 5:47:48 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

His loss would be disastrous for the media and political establishment.

CLEVELAND—If Barack Obama wins the election, it will be historic. And if he loses, it will be pretty historic, too: It would mark the biggest collective error in the history of the media and political establishment

An Obama loss would mean the majority of pundits, reporters and analysts were wrong. Pollsters would have to find a new line of work, since Obama has been ahead in all 159 polls taken in the last six weeks. The massive crowds that have regularly turned out to see Obama would turn out to have meant nothing. This collective failure of elites would provide such a blast of schadenfreude that Republicans like Rush Limbaugh would be struck speechless (another historic first).

This situation lends a feeling of unreality to the proceedings as we begin to measure the time until Election Day in hours. It is the elephant on the campaign plane. No one is letting on. Journalists aren't supposed to. Plus, we've been wrong so often, and politics can be so unpredictable, it would be dumb to say that Obama is going to win big.

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The best part of an Obama loss will be the absolute devestation on the part of his cheerleaders in the MSM. We can only hope for a huge round of firings/layoffs as the public shuns the people who misled them so badly all through the primaries and general election season.
1 posted on 11/03/2008 5:47:49 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Bush


2 posted on 11/03/2008 5:49:16 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Bush


3 posted on 11/03/2008 5:49:38 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

repubs for stealing the election...


4 posted on 11/03/2008 5:49:50 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I would say “who gets the credit?”. The credit goes to the grace of God alone.


5 posted on 11/03/2008 5:49:52 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

FReepers!


6 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:10 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

His illegal aunt in Boston.


7 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:17 AM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

If ASSama loses Whitey will be blamed and there will be massive riots.

And the MSM and pundits will continue as before, no change.


8 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:19 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I’d place the blame on the nameless operative who thought that Joe the Plumber would be a wonderful photo-op.


9 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:26 AM PST by sono ("It's Official -The Democrat Party is now the Socialist Party.." Mark Levin)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
If Obama Looses, Who Gets Blamed?

Hmm, that's a tough question ... how about ... George Bush?

10 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:29 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
If Obama Loses, Who Gets Blamed?

oh there is just so much blame to go around!! I can't wait.

11 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:40 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The loss would be blamed on voter fraud - massive voter fraud - and the Republicans will be blamed for stealing another election. There could be no other reason the Messiah would lose.


12 posted on 11/03/2008 5:50:40 AM PST by AnglePark
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

...ummmmm....the racists?


13 posted on 11/03/2008 5:51:11 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Oh, come on -- Everybody knows that the only reason Obama could possibly lose is white racism against him. They've been telling us that for weeks, if not months.
14 posted on 11/03/2008 5:51:18 AM PST by Bob
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
The best part of an Obama loss will be the absolute devestation on the part of his cheerleaders in the MSM.

I want to see Keith Olberdumass head explode.

15 posted on 11/03/2008 5:51:34 AM PST by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Someone’s getting nervous that the truth is about to be exposed. He’s been looking at the real polls.

Pray for McCain and Our Troops


16 posted on 11/03/2008 5:52:01 AM PST by bray (Rezko = Obama)
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To: King of Florida
Larry Eagleburger is slamming BHO as we speak. Ovomit is exposed... San Francisco held onto that tape since January. An unnamed researcher found it this weekend. Michelle Malkin brought it to fox's attention. I wonder what else will come to light today?
17 posted on 11/03/2008 5:52:49 AM PST by katiekins1
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Need to change that first word “IF” to “When” to be more accurate.


18 posted on 11/03/2008 5:53:08 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

My neighbor and I discussed who was going to win the election. We actually have a bet on it. I have been saying McCuda for months.

She could not believe that I was still saying McCuda was going to win.

She said,”The everyone in the world believes he is going to win.”

I said, “If everyone was always right, everyone would be rich.”


19 posted on 11/03/2008 5:54:34 AM PST by Hang'emAll
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Palin. She’s the new whipping “boy” for the pressers. It was her ugly mean spirited out of context attacks that lowered the level of discourse.

Besides that, she scares them to death because they know that she is a draw, and they have to try to destroy her by 2012 when they will not be able to stand against her.


20 posted on 11/03/2008 5:54:49 AM PST by Blogger
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To: katiekins1

Lawrence Eagleburger is pulling no punches!!!


21 posted on 11/03/2008 5:55:39 AM PST by tropical
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

whitey


22 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:01 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: AnglePark

False polls, MSM cheerleaders, and Whitey. The perfect storm for a historic political upset. We will know by 8 or 9 tomorrow if McCain has a shot. He will most likely hold Florida, all the South, and has a wonderful chance taking NC, VA, and PA.


23 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:03 AM PST by Galtoid ( .)
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To: bray

The OBOTS will blame the Coal Miners + Bigot anti-illegal immis, Racist Rs & Ds + Bush, Cheney, Sarahcuda, McSame + + + they will blame the USA for existing.


24 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:20 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Since a loss by The Øne would also mean a tremendous loss to the enemedia, after being so much obviously in the tank, we can expect them to go all out in the next 24 hours and during the day tomorrow - they couldn't care less anymore what even normal non-activist folks thinks, let alone conservatives, of their methods (Ends justifies the means). Its like the final battle to them, where they feel so confident, they are racing across the final hill, knowing that some of their ilk may fall, in a last stand. If The Øne does lose, we have BIG WORK ahead to fix things: NO MORE foreign money laundering into elections, NO MORE Acorn KRAP, keep McCain from allowing 25,000,000 new Criminaliens from becoming voters, and lots more!
25 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:24 AM PST by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Whoever it is... he’s white.


26 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:29 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Whitey


27 posted on 11/03/2008 5:56:49 AM PST by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: tropical
yes and he's still going as we speak.... im sorry for the sloppy typing but im getting ready for the torture chamber...the DENTIST YIKES!!!!
28 posted on 11/03/2008 5:57:08 AM PST by katiekins1
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Plus, we've been wrong so often, and politics can be so unpredictable, it would be dumb to say that Obama is going to win big.

Funny thing is, the dimwits are predicting O will win big. The boneheads on This Week gave O huge EV's. George Will predicted 378 for O.

I can't believe O would win, much less that big.

29 posted on 11/03/2008 5:57:41 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

You betcha!

30 posted on 11/03/2008 5:58:23 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: scottinoc
I would say “who gets the credit?”. The credit goes to the grace of God alone.

HE appears to be sitting this one out...

31 posted on 11/03/2008 5:58:51 AM PST by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: ProudFossil

I don’t know about riots, but racism will be blamed as the cause of O’s defeat.


32 posted on 11/03/2008 5:59:08 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Chris Rock - I hear he’s calling for race riots


33 posted on 11/03/2008 5:59:08 AM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Marx Obama: It's a "tragedy" "Radical Redistributive Change"was not achived via the courts)
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To: Pistolshot

It will, just after his head spins whilst screaming “DIEBOLD”!


34 posted on 11/03/2008 6:00:05 AM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Marx Obama: It's a "tragedy" "Radical Redistributive Change"was not achived via the courts)
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To: Riodacat

God never sits it out. The outcome of tomorrow will not be a surprise to Him, and will fit in His plans perfectly. Whatever happens, we are all in His hands. That is the only thing that allows me to sleep at night.


35 posted on 11/03/2008 6:00:44 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: katiekins1

He’s blunt, isn’t he!

Good luck at the dentist - my least favorite thing to do.


36 posted on 11/03/2008 6:02:19 AM PST by tropical
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To: bigbob

The angry WHITE MALE.


37 posted on 11/03/2008 6:04:28 AM PST by hflynn ( Soros would not make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: tropical

IM SURE I WILL BE COMING HOME WITH TAMPONS HANGING OUTTA MY MOUTH.....EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 11/03/2008 6:05:02 AM PST by katiekins1
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

What’s really weird is that even if Obama wins, the media are still going down. This guy’s election isn’t going to turn the newspaper industry around, or suddenly put NBC and CBS on top again. No way. The media have already lost THEIR election.


39 posted on 11/03/2008 6:05:13 AM PST by hemogoblin (I'll spread my &%$#! wealth as I see fit.)
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To: johnny7

Could it beeee.......Joe the Plumber??


40 posted on 11/03/2008 6:06:01 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Please. Blame me.


41 posted on 11/03/2008 6:06:37 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Nanowrimo Word Count: 821)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
The massive crowds that have regularly turned out to see Obama

Really? I must have missed the media covering all of these huge crowds in the last 2 months.

42 posted on 11/03/2008 6:07:45 AM PST by floozy22 (Hey, can I call you Joe?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
This situation lends a feeling of unreality to the proceedings as we begin to measure the time until Election Day in hours

I feel like a character in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" who took some bad LSD.

43 posted on 11/03/2008 6:08:25 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I predict that if Obama loses there will be weeks of bloody rioting with hundreds of thousands of Americans killed and vast sections of our major cities turned to rubble at which time John McCain for the good of the country will concede his victory and Obama will become president.

Obama will then declare martial law and the real killing will begin under the control of number of groups that have actively supported him.

On a lesser note I haven’t been able to pick the winner of the super bowl every year since it’s inception and view the lottery as money wasted except for my weekly donation to the education of our children.

I do believe however that should massive rioting take place McCain will concede a landslide victory for the good of the country rather then let our cities burn and our families die.


44 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:15 AM PST by usmcobra (There are 665,000,000 reasons why Obama should show his eligibility to be president!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
obama nation will have their win by vote or by violence Kenyan style. OBAMA LOGO 1
45 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:16 AM PST by odin2008 (EVIL TRUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I think the Demorats did a HORRIBLE job of “vetting” their Presidential candidate!!!

If 0bama loses, that’s what I’ll point to. With the irrational mood of the country, a Dem candidate should/could(?) win with 60% of the vote. 0bama has so much baggage, lack of experience, stupid ideas, etc. Dems just went for a pretty face.

FINALLY news about 0bama’s poor character, decision-making, etc. is coming out. I think it’s turning the tide (hopefully not too little too late).

Dems don’t care about true experience, character, judgement - only power - and it’s showing. THAT’S what we have to remind people of.

Blame the Democratic party for not properly “vetting” their lead candidate.


46 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:38 AM PST by Tigercap (If 0bama had the experience of Palin, he too might be qualified to run for VP of the USA)
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To: ProudFossil

My thoughts exactly. The MSM can talk about their erroneouse predictions now, but after the election it would be racism, voter suppression, greed, anti-Americanism, etc. that will be blamed; not the politically naive views of the MSM idol.

That being said, the big question after tomorrow will be who’s to blame for letting Obama win.


47 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:53 AM PST by HoustonTech
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Schadenfreudelicious!


48 posted on 11/03/2008 6:10:41 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Eat the MSM!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I seriously think the blame is Obama himself for picking Biden instead of Hillary. If he picked Hillary, I don’t think we would have had a chance. Thank God Obama is not very smart. lol.


49 posted on 11/03/2008 6:11:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

They will say the machines were fixed.


50 posted on 11/03/2008 6:11:29 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH7kT4xwddg)
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