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Obama Won Florida Because of the Gay Vote
Miami New Times ^ | Kyle Munzenrieder | Thu., Nov. 15 2012

Posted on 11/20/2012 10:55:11 PM PST by nickcarraway

Barack Obama might have gay voters to thank for his reelection, especially right here in Florida. A new analysis suggests that if only straight people went to the polls here, Romney would have pulled off a win by something like two percentage points.

"Similarly, analysis of preliminary returns from Florida show that the 420,000 total LGBT votes cast in the state may be a deciding factor in President Obama's projected lead in Florida," reads a new analysis by the Williams Institue. "Though final results aren't yet known, an estimated 300,000 LGBT Floridians voted for the president -- a margin many times larger than the current vote difference between the two candidates."

Nationally, 76 percent of self-identified LGBT voters voted for the President. Only 22 percent voted for Romney.

In Florida, Obama got 73 percent of the LGBT vote. 26 percent voted from Romney.

That's not much of a surprise. Obama repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and became the first sitting president to personally back gay marriage. Mitt Romney maintains that Obama won because of "gifts" he gave to certain groups of voters, and apparently the "gift" of equality goes a long way.

Among state voters in Florida, the Institute finds that Romney won 51 to 49 percent. Romney also would have won the national popular vote and other close swing states, like Ohio, if it were only up to straight voters.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; bhohomosexualagenda; fl2012; gayvote; homosexualagenda; queer

1 posted on 11/20/2012 10:55:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
What happened to the Log Cabin Republicans?

Or don't they have log cabins in Florida ... only beachfront condos.

2 posted on 11/20/2012 10:57:03 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: nickcarraway

If only there were less mooning over Miami.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 10:58:11 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: nickcarraway

Can we offer them free aids treatments for their votes?


4 posted on 11/20/2012 10:59:32 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: Best and Brightest

I bet you a bunch of them came from the lesbians of pensacola.

It’s infested.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 11:11:45 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: nickcarraway

Guess that is why Tennessee is my favorite southern state. We are close to mountains and an easy drive to liberal states for indulgence in extremes.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 11:19:44 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: nickcarraway

Yeaaarrrrgh!
They enjoy being f..ed!

How do dem statisticians know how many freaks, latinos, morons, wimin.... voted for whom?

Like, they are yelling: “I am latina and I proudly cast my vote for Kenyan?”


7 posted on 11/20/2012 11:38:03 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: chris37

The song “Moon Over Miami” was written in 1935 by composers Joe Burke and Edgar Leslie.

Bing Crosby’s rendition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1nTIPGdM3g


8 posted on 11/20/2012 11:55:41 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: Leo Carpathian
That is right. Another poll, a blog and garbage to mess with one’s thoughts. Don't trust all of this stuff. They don't put check boxes on the ballot for this. It's not like AP/ or a Gay Yahoo poll. Imo.
9 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:56 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: nickcarraway

I call BS. Gays have long over estimated their strength as a way of gaining influence. Florida was ALL about fraud.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 12:31:52 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: nickcarraway

homos and druggies...

they both relate and associate with him...

and they are both repelled by Romney, as he is a living reminder of their own failings in life.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:09:02 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: nickcarraway

Does that include Charlie “Green Iguana” Crist, I wonder?


12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:50:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear; All
The "Log Cabin" types would've been in the 22% obviously.

That's worse than even Bush in 2004 when he got 24% and campaigned on a federal marriage amendment. McCain got 27% and the 2010 GOP surge took 31%. WA Post

It looks like more of them bought into Obama's symbolism over substance. Or, perhaps, more were punishing Romney for his Mormon faith since the LDS is blamed for the Prop 8 marriage amendment victory in CA some years back.

There's been a big "Prop Hate/Prop 8/No H8" social media propaganda campaign among celebrities where they appear in photos with "NO H8" on one cheek and duct tape over their mouths. It's popular with the younger generation.

13 posted on 11/21/2012 3:42:28 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: nickcarraway

Gays are so smart to vote for Sharia.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 3:49:50 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: nickcarraway

Bump


15 posted on 11/21/2012 4:07:06 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh please. This is such a lie.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 4:34:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

Now Romney knows what it’s like to get nailed in the keester.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 4:46:42 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (There was a revultion brewing but it turned out to be piss water.)
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To: nickcarraway

The difference between Democrat and Republican voting habits is that single-issue Democrats come out and vote; single issue Republicans stay home and sulk.

Call it positive single issue voting, versus negative single issue voting.

Gays come out and vote because of their one issue, regardless of the other positions the candidates. Same with various frightened “ethnic minorities”, abortion advocates, “women’s rights advocates”, and on and on. So they all add up their votes and win. Positive.

Republicans (conservatives) reject a candidate who doesn’t match their views 100% on all issues. So if they disagree with him on a single issue, they stay home. Negative. I’ve never been able to figure out what this is supposed to accomplish, except to perpetually had the reins of power to the other side.

The numbers in this election bear this out more than in any previous one. And how is that working out?


18 posted on 11/21/2012 5:20:36 AM PST by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

lmko (”laughing my keester off”)


19 posted on 11/21/2012 8:15:40 AM PST by Conservapony
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To: nickcarraway

Wrong. He “won” Florida (and Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Virginia, etc.) by election fraud, nothing more.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 9:21:43 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bullshit! He won in Florida because of vote fraud. Nothing more, nothing less.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 9:23:53 AM PST by sport
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To: nickcarraway

No putz prez bo won FL because of all of the what happens behind closed doors does not bother me votes.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 9:56:57 AM PST by DMG2FUN
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To: freekitty; All

Yes, this is such a lie, he won because of the Latino vote.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 10:22:12 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Yes, this is such a lie, he won because of the Latino vote.

He won it by default, since Romney didn't even bother to campaign in Florida for their vote.

24 posted on 11/21/2012 10:25:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; All

Of course, if he had bothered to campaign for the Latino vote they would have asked questions whose answers he did not want to give publicity to, so I guess he did the smart thing.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: nickcarraway

Notice how gay folk tend to congregate near the coast?

Why is that?


26 posted on 11/21/2012 11:29:57 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: gleeaikin

Yep, all those fraudulent votes.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 2:40:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: trailboss800

I call BS. Gays have long over estimated their strength as a way of gaining influence. Florida was ALL about fraud.

28 posted on 11/21/2012 3:02:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; NFHale

The one demographic that likes it up the A. Makes sense.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 5:14:28 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: sport
He won in Florida because of vote fraud

So what are the Republican governor and SoS doing to rectify this?

30 posted on 11/21/2012 5:23:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

To the best of my knowledge,not a damn thing.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 5:38:40 PM PST by sport
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To: nascarnation; sport
He won in Florida because of vote fraud.

First—the quoted source is a "Progressive" Miami rag that most (here) would reject its content.

Secondly, Republicans did very well in Governor races.

The national model provided by NYTs Nate Silver pointed to the races in which to concentrate DemoRat fraud.

32 posted on 11/22/2012 3:02:54 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: motor_racer
The difference between Democrat and Republican voting habits is that single-issue Democrats come out and vote; single issue Republicans stay home and sulk. Call it positive single issue voting, versus negative single issue voting. Gays come out and vote because of their one issue, regardless of the other positions the candidates. Same with various frightened “ethnic minorities”, abortion advocates, “women’s rights advocates”, and on and on. So they all add up their votes and win. Positive.

Republicans (conservatives) reject a candidate who doesn’t match their views 100% on all issues. So if they disagree with him on a single issue, they stay home. Negative. I’ve never been able to figure out what this is supposed to accomplish, except to perpetually had the reins of power to the other side.

So, so true, and so rarely stated. This is the reason for Republican electoral defeats!

Kudos!

33 posted on 11/26/2012 7:56:32 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

math that the pretend purists cannot even vaguely comprehend


34 posted on 11/26/2012 8:01:12 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: nickcarraway
I don't understand this.

Polls show that gays make up less than 3% of the national population. Divide that by 50 for one state. How can that small number be the reason for any election to won?

The same can be said for the African-American vote. They are about 16% of the national population, yet news stories imply that they turned out more than whites. As a percentage that might be true, but not in absolute numbers. There aren't enough of them to counter the "white" vote.

Also, if all these minorities are being cited as being the decisive reason for Obama winning, then how can anyone argue that requiring an ID to vote would suppress minority turnout when they are already turning out in record numbers?

-PJ

35 posted on 11/26/2012 8:12:06 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: motor_racer
I’ve never been able to figure out what this is supposed to accomplish, except to perpetually had the reins of power to the other side.

What do such voters accomplish? A misguided sense of moral superiority.

You see it here frequently: "Yeah, we got Obama again, but at least I didn't vote for that @#$^% Romney!", or words to that effect.

Such moral absolutists -- single issue, or even 2 or 3 issue, stay-at-homers -- are a definite roadblock to conservative victories. Politics is all about choosing the candidate who most closely matches your own ideas and then supporting him/her strongly! Staying at home and pouting over the 10% (or even 40%) of a candidate's mis-match is a vote for the other guy, who's a 90% mis-match!

As Reagan said: The person who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend and an ally, not a 20% traitor!

Those who hated Romney and would have rather had Newt should note that Newt campaigned his butt off for Romney after he won the primaries. That's the right way!

36 posted on 11/26/2012 8:47:30 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: motor_racer

Well, to be fair, Romney probably had bad breath.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:35 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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