Skip to comments.To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures
Posted on 11/15/2012 6:11:29 AM PST by Kaslin
Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats.
That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states.
But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout.
But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when you compare the number of House Democrats after this year's election with the number of House Democrats after 2008.
Democrats came out of the 2008 election with 257 seats in the House, well above the majority of 218. That enabled a tough Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to squeeze out majorities on unpopular measures like the stimulus package, cap and trade, and Obamacare.
Two of the three were big liberal policy victories (cap and trade went nowhere in the Senate). But the Democratic Party paid a price in 2010 -- and kept paying in 2012.
Democrats have won or are currently leading in 201 seats in the House. (All these numbers could change slightly in final counts.)
Between 2008 and 2012, they gained seats in only three states: Delaware, where a popular Republican ran for the Senate in 2010; Maryland, thanks to Democratic redistricting; and California, where a supposedly nonpartisan redistricting commission was dominated by Democrats.
The reapportionment process following the 2010 Census cost Democrats some seats because their strong states had relatively little population growth. They have five fewer seats in New York, for example.
The reapportionment effect was strengthened because the 2010 backlash against Democrats gave Republicans control of redistricting in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, all of which lost seats, and North Carolina, which stayed the same.
As a result, in the 113th Congress, as compared to the 111th, there will be three fewer Democrats from Michigan, six fewer from Ohio, seven fewer from Pennsylvania and four fewer from North Carolina.
Democratic losses were greatest in the South, which gained seven seats from reapportionment. There will be 22 fewer Southern Democrats and 29 more Southern Republicans in the House next year than there were in 2009.
Another way to look at it: 123 of 201 House Democrats will be from the Northeast, the West Coast, Hawaii and Illinois. Only 23 are from the Midwest outside of Illinois and only 42 from the South.
Obama was able to build his electoral vote majority thanks to big Democratic majorities from core constituencies concentrated in these states, which gave him 207 electoral votes.
But the concentration of blacks, Hispanics and gentry liberals means there are fewer Democratic votes in the suburbs, the countryside and the geographic heartland. The Obama campaign strategy concentrated on turning out core voters. That left House Democrats short of the votes they needed elsewhere.
In state legislative races, Democrats also rebounded from 2010, but fell far short of the losses they sustained then. They went into the 2010 election with 53 percent of state senators across the country and 56 percent of state lower House members. (Nebraska elects its one legislative chamber on a nonpartisan basis.)
Democrats came out of the 2012 election with only 46 percent of state senators and 48 percent of state lower House seats.
In that time, they gained seats in both chambers in only three states: New Jersey (one seat in each body), Illinois and California.
Democrats still hold most legislative seats in the Northeast. But Republicans now have more state legislators in the Midwest, West and South.
The changes in the South have been especially striking. Democrats went into the 2010 election with 51 percent of state senators and lower House members in the South. They came out of the 2012 election with 38 percent of state senators and 40 percent of lower House members.
Looking back, Bill Clinton's re-election coalition worked better for his party than Barack Obama's.
Clinton carried the popular vote in the South, as well as the other three regions. Obama lost the popular vote in the South and carried it by only 3 percent in the Midwest.
The presidential election results looked a lot like 2008's. But the farther down the ballot you go, the more the results look like 2010's.
How did the fraud work into this. Did they simply spot in cards for Obama and scan them?
Leading from behind.................
Then again, why should a guy who is well on his way to installing himself as a dictator worry about such things?
Col West has opened the door.
We must fight election fraud.
It falls on We the People.
Silence is consent
Theres overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here
SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:
>Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud
>Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.
MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:
>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! @PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Heres What You Can Do:
>> These electi... http://bit.ly/Zzam8Y
Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:
These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...
Read the rest- Here
The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-
< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here
Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here
VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
We are FReepers. We must fight!
Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!
Join us!! See thread, 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread- Here
You have got to ask? The rats cannot win an election without fraud. Which includes letting dead people vote. Also letting illegalvote and letting people more then once vote.
(1) Mitt Romney
(2) Republican National Committee
(3) National Republican Senatorial Committee
(4) National Republican Congressional Committee
(5) FOX News
(6) FOX News
(7) Rush Limbaugh
(8) Mark Levin
(9) Shawn Hanity
(10) Laura Ingraham
(11) Michelle Malkin
(12) Newt Gingrich
(1) Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
(2) John R. Kasich, Governor of Ohio
(3) Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
(4) Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
(5)Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania
(6) Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
Please contact your senators as well.
It’s easier to focus a big national campaign on a few senate races. They’ll be able to work on everything else later now that they have the WH and Senate secured.
Secured? Uh, no. They have to defend 20 Senate seats in 2014, and the GOP only 13. Plus Brown may pick up Kerry's MA seat if he goes cabinet.
Bobo doesn't give a rat's ass about the House. He treated them like dirt when they had it, and now that they don't, that's simply more time for golf...
ObaMao will behave like an absolute monarch and his puppets in the U.S. Senate (including some Republicans) will behave like a privy council.
So we have all these all these majorities and secretary of state elections in 2014.
It’s time to get voter ID in as many states as we can. That is our top priority.
Then we go after the public unions.
This is in keeping with a POTUS who rammed through health care reform on a party-line vote despite FERVENT public opposition knowing that his party would pay a steep price in the 2010 elections (which they did). The guy’s swinging for the history books: he doesn’t much care how much carnage he creates to get there.
In Chicago, you can be a registered Republican your entire life---but once you';re dead, you vote the straight Democratic ticket.
Except who voted is recorded and checked against who registered. That is why both parties use those records to get out their vote, they know who voted and who didn't and their party affiliation.
So if there was massive voter fraud based on dead people in any district that is easy to show proof of. In fact wouldnt Rs have plenty of time to check to see if those registered were still alive BEFORE the election?
I am pretty sure that Dems didnt have to cheat to win Chicago, more-so have O win it.
Remember this ?
Dont believe the polls. The Democrats are over-sampled in them all except that one showing Romney ahead. They are just trying to head-fake us so we give up. Romney will cream Obama.
“But it proved to be less than helpful to his party.”
His is a party of one.
“But it proved to be less than helpful to his party.”
His is a party of one.
The crooked ward pols know all the tricks.
One old-timer told me the party machine bribes poll-watchers to leave the polls just for an hour while the crooks do the dirty work.
Some poll-watchers were offered brand new homes to go take a walk.
In other cases, when they roll in the voting machines the
winning votes have already been cast-——in the warehouse.
Re the Ohio Somalis, the article implied (by subtraction) that some 20,000 of them are (maybe?) citizens and eligible to vote. But there is certainly a concern in any big city with lots of non-English-speaking immigrants, whether non-citizens are being shepherded to the polls by "community organizers".