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Why millions of voters are divorcing Obama
Fox News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow

Posted on 10/10/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

According to the latest Gallup poll, Mitt Romney has leapt from a significant deficit to a 2-point lead in the wake of his widely lauded Presidential debate performance. He is simultaneously closing in on Obama’s lead in several swing states.

This dramatic change may turn out to be even more meaningful when viewed through a lens that properly values the psychological power of incumbency.

A shift by the electorate away from an incumbent president has more in common with divorce than it does with opting against a second date.

When Americans bond with a president for more than three years, the decision to back a different candidate often comes only after much soul-searching and an extreme level of discomfort. When real disappointment sets in, and voters finally voice their intention to support the challenger, their decision can be permanent. They may be saying that the relationship is, finally, beyond repair—that there is no going back.

In my practice, marriages rarely end over a single event or disappointment. But, one event can, indeed, represent a breaking point when dissatisfaction has been simmering for months or years. The first presidential debate was such an event.

For the sake of metaphor, think of any friend who has called you and, after a tumultuous, but passionate, relationship, finally, finally, come to the realization that her husband isn’t the man she thought he was—at all...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; bho44; miserablefailure; obama; polls; romney; unfit
Bingo.
1 posted on 10/10/2012 11:52:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Why millions of voters are divorcing Obama”

Uh, cause he sucks?


2 posted on 10/10/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 10/10/2012 11:59:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: JewishRighter

‘Cause it turns out he doesn’t love us after all?


4 posted on 10/10/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the article:

Well, millions of voters may now have packed their bags and moved out, after a whirlwind romance with President Obama and a relatively short marriage marred by unemployment, constant arguing, name-calling, signs he never much liked them, anyhow (at least not the patriotic ones), and one of those terrible nights (debate night) when (in those words that any man who has gravely disappointed a woman has heard) he “had nothing to say for himself

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/10/why-millions-voters-are-divorcing-obama/#ixzz28vMOI7ct

5 posted on 10/10/2012 12:02:43 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“‘Cause it turns out he doesn’t love us after all?”

Na. I’m sticking with ‘cause he sucks’.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I understand what it means to be the victim of spousal abuse - four years of it.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 12:03:51 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” n my practice, marriages rarely end over a single event or disappointment. But, one event can, indeed, represent a breaking point when dissatisfaction has been simmering for months or years. The first presidential debate was such an event. “

Looks like you have a brain, Doc. Well stated.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 12:07:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: p. henry

Hey—I never married this bastid! I knew from the moment I laid eyes on him that he was an affirmative action hire.............


9 posted on 10/10/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: JewishRighter

” Na. I’m sticking with ‘cause he sucks’.”

Saves having to type out 40 pages of Obamatrocities, don’t it ?

LOL!


10 posted on 10/10/2012 12:10:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: JewishRighter

Same reason everyone else gets divorced... He won’t get a job, he just lays around the the house watching sports, bad mouthing your friends, asking for more money all the time, telling you lies everytime you ask him a question, making fun of your family, etc.!!!


11 posted on 10/10/2012 12:11:43 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never had a bond with this president. I knew all along that he hated/hates everything about me - my values, my religion, my economic class, my heritage, and my skin color.

Now, for those who DID form a bond, it was more of a bond with the portrait they had painted him to be in their mind - brilliant, caring, charismatic, well spoken.

The debate performance put the lie to this illusion. He was revealed as a near moron that couldn’t speak, nor articulate his ideas, without it being written down for him and scrolling across two screens in front of him.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: basil; All

” I knew from the moment I laid eyes on him that he was an affirmative action hire...”

Obama single handedly lowered the ranking of Harvard Law School to just above that of “Hollywood School of Law, and Automatic Transmission Repair”


13 posted on 10/10/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MrB

OBAMA....NO TELEPROMPTER, NO WORKIE !


14 posted on 10/10/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real reason:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnI


15 posted on 10/10/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hey, the people who “hooked up” with this guy? They remind me of those types who usually DO pick losers to begin with ... people who REFUSE to really get to know the person, are swayed by looks, or are just high on the moment ...

This type of crap ALWAYS ends up in divorce — and they get what they DESERVE.

Yet, we the American taxpayer are going to get stuck with the “kids” from this marriage: out of control debt and an larger entitlement state!


16 posted on 10/10/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: newheart

LOL!! Love it!!


17 posted on 10/10/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: newheart

I saw him at a small club in Indianapolis in 1982 while I was stationed at Ft. Ben Harrison. Was about 10 feet from the stage. Remember him adding sugar to his Coca-Cola, which I found somewaht strange. He was VERY good.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 12:30:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting article.

Could this be like like a woman eventually figuring out that she married a cross between Prof Harold Hill, Mordicai Jones, and Bernie Madoff?

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19 posted on 10/10/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me guess, there’s no more hope and they are just left with the change.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 12:36:31 PM PDT by ully2
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To: LibsRJerks; All

” Yet, we the American taxpayer are going to get stuck with the “kids” from this marriage: out of control debt and an larger entitlement state!”

Yeah. I posted the other day that even if this bowl of vomit loses, it could take us 10 years to repair the damage. And THAT is even assuming our party has the guts to undo all of his EO’s, and fires 40 “communist czars”


21 posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's my take. Lot's of folks who voted for 0bama in 08 have been looking for a reason not to support him this time around with not having to admit they make a mistake and to assuage the liberal white guilt of voting against a black guy. The poor debate performance is the excuse they needed to bail.

A lot of moderates and independents voted for Obama in part because of the historical importance of the 1st black president only to be disappointed.

It's as if instead of being a Hall of Fame caliber player, Jackie Robinson had turned out to be a .215 hitter who couldn't field.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: p. henry

23 posted on 10/10/2012 12:42:14 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“40 pages of Obamatrocities, don’t it ?”

I become so disgusted by this puke of a president that I created my own web site, the Obama Clarifier. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


24 posted on 10/10/2012 12:50:00 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: garjog

I went there. Good job!


25 posted on 10/10/2012 1:00:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I believe all of the former Admin employees submit their resignations as a matter of protocol after an election for president.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by Lacey2
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” believe all of the former Admin employees submit their resignations as a matter of protocol after an election for president.”

These Marxist/Maoists may be the historical exception. They may leave only at gunpoint, or military escort : )


27 posted on 10/10/2012 1:15:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very good article. Pretty darned astute analysis of the road from here on in the campaign, I believe.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 2:15:59 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He broke his oath to this nation. This entire nation knows it. But 47% could give a rats azz.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 2:26:02 PM PDT by DeadFurrow (Your rights end where mine begins.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The divorce analogy is reasonable but I prefer the Wizard of Oz. The debate revealed the "Great and Terrible Oz" to be merely "the little man behind the curtain."

Difference is, obama can't believe he's been busted, but the disillusionment among the peons of the emerald city is massive.

30 posted on 10/10/2012 7:50:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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