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4 in 10 Democrats desert Obama in Arkansas, Kentucky (vote 'present')
The Hill ^ | 5/22/12 | Josh Lederman, Emily Goodin

Posted on 05/23/2012 2:05:57 AM PDT by Libloather

4 in 10 Democrats desert Obama in Arkansas, Kentucky
By Josh Lederman and Emily Goodin - 05/22/12 09:12 PM ET

Four in ten Democratic voters chose someone other than President Obama on Tuesday in primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky.

In Arkansas, John Wolfe — a perennial, long-shot candidate — took 41 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Obama came in just under 60 percent. The Associated Press did not call the race for Obama until close to midnight.

And in Kentucky, 42 percent of Democrats chose "uncommitted" rather than cast a vote for the incumbent president. Obama took 58 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

With turnout low, Romney did get more total votes than presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who won his primary with almost 67 percent of the vote. Obama had more than 118,600 votes to about 117,100 for Romney.

Obama's nomination for a second term by the Democratic Party has never been in danger. But the large number of defections is bad optics for Obama, highlighting widespread discontent with his administration among Democrats who come from conservative states.

A felon incarcerated in Texas took 41 percent of the vote from the president when Democrats in West Virginia cast ballots in the primary earlier in May.

The results in both Kentucky and Arkansas were not unexpected; both are solid red states. In 2008, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won Kentucky with 58 percent and Arkansas with 59 percent.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arkansas; democrats; kentucky; vote
That's a shame.
1 posted on 05/23/2012 2:06:13 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Romney did get more total votes than presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney

So Romney got beat by Romney?

2 posted on 05/23/2012 2:29:07 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Libloather

Now take these numbers to NC, VA, OH, CO, IN, MI, MO and a few more and Zero is just a sh*t stain in the history books.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 2:31:08 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Recon Dad

Yep, if i were a Democrat running for office this November, I would be howling for Obama to resign or announce that he is not running for re-election. Obama’s massive loss in November will take the Democrat Party down with him, IMHO.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 2:53:57 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

A Hill without editors, and without contrition, I might add...


5 posted on 05/23/2012 2:54:30 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Recon Dad
2008 + IN, NC, FL, NV, VA, OH = 271EV

Six states to win, five states in play -- Bobo's cadre have already announced they aren't pursuing Indiana.

The only state Mittens has to 'contest' in that series is NV, and if that appears weak (remember, Dingy is a Mormon and thus highly unlikely to pull the empty-the-kitchens-into-the-buses illegal GOTV like he did in 2010 against Angle), substitute Iowa instead. Same EV.

6 posted on 05/23/2012 3:00:13 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Romney will get beat by Romney. Just like mccain got beat by mccain.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 3:04:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: StAnDeliver
I only put Indiana in because Zero won it the last go round. I believe Florida, Virgina and North Carolina are not really in play for Zero this time. And with the job the GOP and Kasich is doing in Ohio he can kiss that goodbye.
8 posted on 05/23/2012 3:16:42 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Libloather

But they will ALL vote for Obama in November.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 3:39:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Terry Mross

Don’t think so. Romney wants it a LOT more than McCain did.....McCain KNEW he wasn’t up for it.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 3:40:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Recon Dad

What about MN, MI and IA?


11 posted on 05/23/2012 3:42:55 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Yep, if i were a Democrat running for office this November, I would be howling for Obama to resign or announce that he is not running for re-election. Obama’s massive loss in November will take the Democrat Party down with him, IMHO.

Yes, I agree. The Dems learned nothing from the 2010 shellacking, and they're going down again. Obama's even embarrassing blacks now.

They should give him the hook and run Harold Ford or Evan Bayh, it's the only way to save the party. But they won't, they're oblivious to what's happening to them.

12 posted on 05/23/2012 3:54:54 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

They need to take a look at their hole card.

The rats are starting to leave the ship.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 4:07:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
It is time for Biden to consider dumping Obama from the ticket. LOL.
14 posted on 05/23/2012 4:19:50 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Atlantan

......all leaning Romney, IMHO. Hell, I really feel NJ and PA could be in play.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 4:29:24 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: StAnDeliver

The Hill is one crappy zine, reminds me a lot of the crappy FOX nuz!


16 posted on 05/23/2012 4:38:12 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Right Wing Assault

I think that’s the way he eventually will go down.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 4:41:59 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Ann Archy

McCain was a COWARD....Mitt is a SNAKE....big difference.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 4:44:37 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: wayoverontheright
They should give him the hook and run Harold Ford or Evan Bayh, it's the only way to save the party. But they won't, they're oblivious to what's happening to them.

They're not oblivious. They're simply true Believers. Their politics are their faith (much like Muslims), and they are simply incapable psychologically of realizing that the path they have walked for so long, and so devoutly, is a path to destruction... no matter how painfully obvious it is to any rational observer.

19 posted on 05/23/2012 4:50:30 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Libloather

-—And in Kentucky, 42 percent of Democrats chose “uncommitted” rather than cast a vote for the incumbent president.——

“That man is really pissed.” —Die Hard

Imagine how pissed you’d have to be to drive to the polls just to cast an ineffectual vote for no one. And then imagine half the voters doing that.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 4:54:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: Libloather
With turnout low, Romney did get more total votes than presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney,

Obviously, that first "Romney" is supposed to be "Obama". of course, when looking at their liberal records, I can see how it would be easy to confuse the two.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 4:57:36 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Terry Mross
Romney will get beat by Romney. Just like mccain got beat by mccain.

Romney may very well beat Romney BUT McCain/Palin were ahead in the polls till Bush declared the economic emergency bailout
22 posted on 05/23/2012 5:04:27 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

-—. Obama’s massive loss in November will take the Democrat Party down with him, IMHO.-—

The challenge for us will be to get the RINOs to DO SOMETHING with this victory.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 5:08:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: Ann Archy

——Don’t think so. Romney wants it a LOT more than McCain did.....McCain KNEW he wasn’t up for it.——

That’s true. He’s running for class president, and he won’t be denied. His scorched-earth negative ad campaign against his Republican rivals proved it.

But his initial reluctance to go negative on Odumbo scares me. He’s a coward. I learned that from observing him in MA. He fears bad press.

My hope is that he will allow the PACs to do the dirty work. But when the media kicks and screams, Romney will repudiate “divisive” advertising.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 5:17:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: Libloather

This is not hopeful news to me. As long as their ballot shows they are registered Democrat it doesn’t matter who they vote for, it will be recorded as a vote for Zero.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 6:11:02 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Recon Dad

“Now take these numbers to NC, VA, OH, CO, IN, MI, MO and a few more and Zero is just a sh*t stain in the history books”

It’s ALL going to come down to Ohio and Michigan, Folks.

And you don’t have the luxury of sitting on your ass and complaining from the keyboard, this time.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 8:22:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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27 posted on 05/23/2012 8:24:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Libloather
I couldn't believe it, when I went to the link at The Hill, I saw that Obama was using that photoshopped picture of him and grandparents in a video ad.

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/229051-obama-debuts-new-television-ads-pivoting-from-bain-attacks

Way back Phil Dragoo posted funny photo shops of his own showing how the picture is more believable if you crop Obama out of it.

The main problem with the photo is that grandpa's arm and hand are added as his arm from the elbow to his hand can't possibly be that LONG unless he is elastic man.

28 posted on 05/23/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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