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How Republicans got clobbered in tech in two images and a few links
Legal Insurection ^ | January 31, 2013 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 01/31/2013 3:19:31 PM PST by JerseyanExile

From a highly informative post, Obama, Romney, and GOP Technology: A Chilling Analysis at Red Mass Group:

This post is about technology, but is written for a non-technical audience.

You may think you know what happened with the technology of the Obama and Romney campaigns because of what you read about Orca. You don’t know. This article is incredibly long. It will be worth it, and you will never look at technology and politics in the same way. If someone knows where to post or put this so that the RNC sees it, please do so. I am designating this content under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Distribute freely with attribution.

Here are two images from the post:

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Go to the post for the explanation.

Then go to Michael Patrick Leahy’s series:

Steele’s Competitive Bidding Resolution Was Ignored at RNC in 2011-2012 Election Cycle ‘Inside the Cave’ Documents Obama Campaign Tech Superiority over GOP Will the RNC’s ‘Fleischer Report’ Address the GOP’s Digital Deficit? First in a Series: RNC ‘Autopsy’ Looks Like an Inside Job One-Third of RNC’s Final Five Weeks of Spending Went to One Telemarketing Firm : Romney Campaign, RNC Paid over $150M to Two Well-Connected Consulting Firms Romney Campaign Paid $33 Million to Two Consulting Firms With Ties to Key Staffers

Then stay away from sharp objects and ledges.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016election; elections; technology

1 posted on 01/31/2013 3:19:35 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

techno politics bump for later...


2 posted on 01/31/2013 3:21:37 PM PST by indthkr
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To: JerseyanExile

Who cut his hair?


3 posted on 01/31/2013 3:22:49 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: JerseyanExile

Would be interesting to see the telco breakdown. Seeing as the BS unlocekd phone law that just recently passed. Telco’s in bed with GOP, pure tech in bed with democrats. Seems to make sense.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:18 PM PST by SengirV
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To: JerseyanExile

A lot of FReepers trash progressives as stupid, but the fact is they seized control of new media, just like they took over the education system 2 generations ago.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:31 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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6 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:45 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JerseyanExile

Dude - you don’t need the Birth Control glasses. Trust me.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 3:26:07 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Slump Tester

The haircut could be worse, the problem is...Everything else.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 3:28:34 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: JerseyanExile

9 posted on 01/31/2013 3:28:48 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nascarnation

Generaly stupidity and specific skill sets are not mutually exclusive. Many people with enormous specific talents are dumb as rocks.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 3:58:32 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: JerseyanExile

If Donald Trump had a son......


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:01:46 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: indthkr

...?? >>> bump <<<<


12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:06:09 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: JerseyanExile
Don't be evil?


13 posted on 01/31/2013 4:14:15 PM PST by Hetuck
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To: nascarnation
A lot of FReepers trash progressives as stupid, but the fact is they seized control of new media, just like they took over the education system 2 generations ago.

Don't forget the military. They've taken that over just within the last decade. Most of us had no idea until the Fort Hood shooting. But it's all coming out every day now.

Libs are unintelligent in the sense that most of them can't see what their policies will lead to. But, they ain't stupid, either. There's a middle place where lots of damage can be done.

This is a fascinating article. I highly recommend going back to the original link and reading the whole thing. We've got a lot to learn and I fear we won't.

14 posted on 01/31/2013 4:18:18 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: JerseyanExile
Using all available tools as well as you can contributed to the strength and success of our nation so applying technology to politics is a natural.

But when 3.3 per cent less democrats voted for BO in 2012 than in 2008 I tend to think the article is less chilling analysis and more steaming overhype designed to encourage the RINO culture.

Also, the high-tech world is a diverse and tolerant culture. Diversity and tolerance are not what we Republicans are known for. If we want to reach out to the technology innovators, we are going to have to change our image and also address some of their policy concerns. (More below on that.)

15 posted on 01/31/2013 5:09:50 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: JerseyanExile
If you want a lot more detail about how the Obama campaign did what they did, see this article from Technology Review

In summary they matched up phone survey responses with the effect their ads and those of their fellow travelers had on the voters they wanted to convince, and then they fed whatever "message" was needed to get the voter to go their way. Then they followed up to make sure the voter voted for Obama. There is a reason they pushed for early voting - it is what really enables their method.

Interestingly, and not described in the article, is how by micro-targeting their message they, and their PAC partners, could avoid broad use of messages that would have been flagged as false or inflammatory by the media had they been widely distributed.

16 posted on 01/31/2013 6:39:46 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing

How’d they turn out 4 million fewer voters for Obama than he’d had in ‘08? How did ‘12 become a 55% turnout election while ‘08 was 59%?


17 posted on 01/31/2013 7:59:08 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

They were able to produce a “real” victory in a virtual world, perhaps. Too bad it won’t FEED them...


18 posted on 02/01/2013 1:07:24 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: matthew fuller

Mr. Trump does have a son, who is now running the Trump Winery in Virginia.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:31 AM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: gusopol3
I think they targeted their efforts very specifically at places they knew they could generate votes, and it would matter. Remember, in most states where Obama "won" he did so by getting huge numbers of votes from very small areas, which offset the voters in the rest of the state.

For example, without the pro-Obama votes from a few urban areas in Ohio, mostly in Cleveland, with high turnouts Romney would have won Ohio.

Not only did they convince low information voters to support them, often with misleading messages, but they cleverly concentrated their effort on specific races, not overall vote totals. They also took advantage of "winner take all" states that assign electoral college votes by who won the state instead of who won each congressional district.

20 posted on 02/01/2013 9:48:32 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing

That’s why I call it a “roundup” not an election. I believe each precinct was given a quota and told to meet it, no questions asked. If it meant having the same person vote several times under different names that’s good too. Maybe the techy stuff mattered, but a lot of it was just the same old voter fraud stuff they’ve used for decades.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 6:39:49 PM PST by gusopol3
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