Skip to comments.The Voters who stayed Home (bitter pill: Republicans re-elected Obama)
Posted on 11/11/2012 11:27:31 AM PST by pabianice
The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home.
The punditocracy which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Lefts embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didnt vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are already too much like Democrats. They are Washington. With no hope that a Romney administration or more Republicans in Congress would change this sad state of affairs, these voters shrugged their shoulders and became non-voters.
This is the most important election of our lifetime. That was the ubiquitous rally cry of Republican leaders. The country yawned. About 11 million fewer Americans voted for the two major-party candidates in 2012 119 million, down from 130 million in 2008. In fact, even though our population has steadily increased in the last eight years (adding 16 million to the 2004 estimate of 293 million Americans), about 2 million fewer Americans pulled the lever for Obama and Romney than for George W. Bush and John Kerry.
That is staggering.
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Horrifying. But today on NBC’s Sunday morning show (heard on the radio), the Left was in full gloat mode, declaring white, working, patriotic America dead and buried and thank goodness.
gee imagine that, faced with an imperfect candidate people stay home and we get four more years of Obama because those bastards voted their ‘conscience’.
Those who found themselves in some way to ethically superior to vote for Romney helped bring us Obama again. They deserve no mercy IMO.
I think those on the right knew darn well the stakes this time, so we had some messed up in the head not voting this time IMO.
Two RINO candidates who DID NOT energize the conservative base, and you blame the people for voting their convictions?
If republicans want to WIN, they should do this;
SELECT a HISPANIC CONSERVATIVE (predict TED CRUZ 2016)
He’s a Tea Party Candidate!
Boo hoo. The real problem was allowing Democrats to help choose the GOP nominee in open primaries, so that the party was stuck with a multi-millionaire with Wall St. ties during a depression. What were they thinking?
Bullcrap. A huge slice of the electorate voted twice. A huge slice of the electorate didn't exist on 11/6/2012 (dead). A huge slice of the electorate was duplicate absentee ballots. A huge slice of the electorate were Republicans who had their votes expunged.
The media keeps trumpeting this "Republicans stayed home." Again. BS. The 'Rats stole this one with a 4 year coordinated, surgical strike on the voting process.
We are dead and buried, I hear nothing of what’s best for America. The republicans are talking gibberish about hey, let’ tax job creators, let’s accept illegal immigration, etc. Not a word about what is right or best.
Thanks a lot, Peabrain.
I don’t believe that for a minute. In Texas, the voter turn out DOUBLED.
2004 = 7 million
2008 = 8 million
2012 = 14 million
Gollygosh and Geewhizz.
Real Republicans (RINOs excepted) do not like being consistantly kicked in the nuts by Congressional Republican leaders.
WHOODA THUNK IT??? (Gone fishing, instead.)
What have they done for us after the big win in 2010??? Eh. weepy ‘ol Boner ‘l buddy????
Count on that being the future of Amerika. The minorities will now be sticking it to da man. They'll be in your face with attitude. Better prepare for race riots.
It’s not who votes. It’s who counts the votes.
BULLCRAP—it was FRAUD and nothing more...explain the non-English speaking Ethiopians BUSSED into Ohio to vote!!!!
Explain the 114% “turnout” in precincts.
Explain the small crowds for barry and HUGE crowds for Mitt, and then tell me people didn’t turn out to vote for the republican candidate.
I’m sick to death of the enemies on our side.
Well, hello “Bastaaard” since when is not wishing to empower the “State” by voting for big G’ment a problem?
We can’t forget the primaries were redesigned by Michael Steel to extend the primary season. At the time, it may have seemed like a good idea. However, the net effect was to drain money, force candidates to take positions that would paint them into a corner during the general election and force Republican food fights which turned a lot of voters off.
Every report I’ve seen had the polls busy.
I don’t think it’s so much that people didn’t show up at the polls, as that they didn’t show up in the count.
O.K. people.... Let me tell you why the GOP lost. It was because the Obamanites loaded the polls with unregistered parasites who have no business voting. Obama had the media
as his personal propaganda machine. Millions of dollars came in under the table from enemies of our country... But the real reason the Republicans lost.....NO BALLS! The republicans will not fight back.
Absolutely right! However, neither McCain nor Romney had the cajones to call them on it. *spit*
The “voters stayed home” meme is now being pulled out of the Axelrod/Soros quiver. To steal an election, you do it by a slim margin to make it seem plausible, then follow up with unprovable but again plausible scenarios to silence those who remain unconvinced. Of course the suspect numbers are precisely what’s being used to support the faulty conclusion, but that’s just right wing nonsense. All the talking heads except Savage will run with this next week, mark my words. The polls were jam packed around here, some closed early even with people in line (Rio Rancho, NM). Everyone I know voted.