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Posted on 11/07/2012 4:28:34 AM PST by sam_paine
Post your "I Told You So" Vanities here!
DON'T Start the 50-millionth Vanity thread!
Find your allies on either side:
In this corner: "Romney RINO wasn't conservative enough to really win Purple PA and Ohio!"
In the other: "The Social Conservatives scared off too many Indiots!"
We can have the bile out here and leave the other threads to sincere discussion. Then the Admins can delete this later when we're all embarrassed of what we've said.
The polls were right, except for Rassmussen who got every swing state wrong. Not to be trusted anytime soon.
I’ll kick it off!
Resolved: “The majority of people in Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania want a Shining City on the hill, but want it paid for by someone else.”
We still have John Boehner to kick around, at least!
I don’t think it was ideology as much it was that he was a Mormon Kerry.
It's ok. You can say that now.
It's the end of the "Concerned Troll"
Not so much a recrimination, but more a question.
Where’s Dick Morris......you know, Mr. “GOP/Romney tsunami” Morris?
If this election brought one shred of good news, it’s that most likely, he’s finished. No one with even a modicum of sanity will ever take him seriously again.
Americans on social programs, including seniors, thought that they would loose some or all of their benefits - the media made sure they were afraid of Paul Ryan.
I was so, so, so wrong about the outcome of this election.
I have a few days of figuring out what I missed before I go tooling on the Republicans for what they missed.
The illegals, fags, feminazis, junkies, drunks, permanent malcontents, etc. outnumber us and that’s it.
It was simple: Too many stupid, dependent people who vote.
Meanwhile, look on the bright side. When the economy goes over the cliff and the Middle East goes to hell in a handbasket, Obama will have no one to blame but himself.
Oh, sorry; forgot he’ll still find a way to blame Bush. And Sarah Palin.
The pockets of our greatcoats full of barley...
No kitchens on the run, no striking camp...
We moved quick and sudden in our own country.
The priest lay behind ditches with the tramp.
A people hardly marching... on the hike...
We found new tactics happening each day:
We'd cut through reins and rider with the pike
And stampede cattle into infantry,
Then retreat through hedges where cavalry must be thrown.
Until... on Vinegar Hill... the final conclave.
Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
They buried us without shroud or coffin
And in August... the barley grew up out of our grave.
We can deceive ourselves pretty easily.
We watched the Ohio early voting that showed Obama less far ahead than 2008 and took that to mean we were doing great!
Mason-dixon got it wrong so did Suffolk
I never want to see Dick Morris face on Fox News ever again.
Frankly, right now the polls are the least of my worries.
1. Go after Obama on Benghazi.
2. Didn’t go after Obama and his close ties to Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.
3. And why are so many politicians afraid to call an opponent a liar when their opponent lies.
For now. The GOP controlled house needs to eliminate every program supported by Democrats. Lets face it, giving Democrat voters will never lead to more votes for Republicans. Defund Education, the EPA, Commerce, Homeland Security, HHS, almost the entire Transportation department; and, most importantly defund Obamacare. Defund all government subsidies for all agriculture programs. Defund food stamps and federal unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks.
Obama claims elections have consequences, and the GOP holds the purse strngs.
By my last count, Obama got 3 million fewer votes in 2012 than George W. Bush got in 2004. In fact, Obama's 2012 vote total was nearly identical to John Kerry's losing vote total in 2004 ... even though there are substantially more registered voters today.
Obama won narrow races in several key states. My quick review of the results last night indicates that North Carolina was the only state to change from one side to the other between 2008 and 2012. Like I said, this was not a very consequential election, and I suspect an awful lot of voters knew it a long time ago.
I don’t want to hear nonsense blaming Romney for one thing.
He was a good campaigner. I cried last night because while he may not be a right-winger, he is a good man and would have been an excellent leader.
I am depressed this morning, but we will survive.
Those who say America is done because a president won reelection by a smaller majority than the first time (the first time ever...) need to get a clue and have some Reagan optimism.
In addition, those who blame Christie are silly. Sandy hurt Romney, but not enough to lose.
Parties and trends are cyclical.
The GOP MUST find a way to get more votes from minorities and women, however.
Relying on the white vote to carry the day is no longer going to work. Our party must expand or it will eventually start losing because of that.
In this case, it largely did so....while our side turned out, so did the Dems.
Luckily the House is good. But, say goodbye to a conservative SCOTUS.
God bless you, Mr. Romney and your hard-fought campaign.
I am sorry I can’t call you my president today.