Skip to comments.The Voters Who Stayed Home (The Key to Understanding the Results of the 2012 Elections)
Posted on 11/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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If I don’t move to Belize or Panama, I may move to Texas!
Very well said, and 100% correct.
...it ain’t, if it’s so......just sayin......
If you want my vote, and you seem upset I didn't vote the way you wanted me to.... run a conservative.
Or keep losing.
You are bashing the person whose vote you need and didn't get.
Do you see a problem with that?
Let me be the first to not welcome you and ask you to shag @$$ back to the cess-pool you came from. We've got a buttload of lickspittle toadies down in Austin. Our stupid tank is full.
Welcome to Texas. Now go home.
The idiots who stayed home because “both parties are the same” are uninformed idiots. Perhaps they would have been correct, if it was a Chelsea Clinton running against Mitt Romney. But we had a card carrying marxist running, and the idiots remained willfully uninformed.
Even if I really believed Romney was pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage, which I don't, he knowingly chose a base of support that despises those things.
Since Goode's chances of winning the election were precisely zero, his beliefs are academic. Voting for him is an infantile gesture of self-gratification. In the end, any rational person can see that voting for Virgil Goode was consequentially no different than voting for Obama.
There is a moral blindness and fatal lack of maturity that gave the election to Obama, who is by all accounts neither competent nor decent rather than Romney who is extremely competent and a far better person than any of those who sat home on election day in judgement of him.
You are no more worthy of the nation you inherited than the average Obama supporter.
try and stop me
Beating up on people, even eloquently, isn't going to change that fact.
How about looking inward, at what needs to be fixed?
Do as you will. I certainly shall.
Lord knows I've dealt with enough pompous blowhards in my life.
I would suggest Austin, El Paso, or the coast, if you are firm in your intent.
I certainly don't want you here.
K. That's why you are upset with me. I'm sand. My vote doesn't matter.
Got it, I'll own it.
Your guy lost. What can you do to fix that? Yell some more? Insult someone else?
Romney was NOT my choice. I was afraid he would do exactly what he did.
You need to face the fact of the primaries -- there were several better candidates and they couldn't survive primary voters like you who bolted to the next candidate every time CNN said something bad about them. You got played all the way through the election and you aren't self-aware enough to realize that every step of the way you did exactly what the media wanted you to do.
These people don’t have a clue that they are offending lurkers like me by berating you for exercising your own natural right to exercise your individual, independent judgment.
American citizens do NOT have to vote as a block for the Republican nominees nor anyone else. If any leaders want a solid supporter then they better _earn_ that support.
These people aren’t doing their favorite candidate any favors by attacking voters that weren’t sold on the message, by the actions, by the leadership. Maybe the GOP won’t take people for granted next time and tolerate what they did.
Without a time line, such accusations are near meaningless.
BS!! Stop posting why Romney lost - it is propaganda to fill your minds w/their garbage and to divert you from the real reason. OBAMA STOLE the ELECTION.
After winning the nomination, Mitt came out against the republican platform on issue after issue, including abortion.
Do you own a television?
Your boy lost.
GOP wants my vote, they have to run a candidate this is pro-life, pro-2A, against socialized medicine, and has a record of reducing government.
RE: OBAMA STOLE the ELECTION.
I have little doubt that in some places, there was fraud involved. However, is the fraud enough to give Obama over 2 million votes?
Now THAT, my friend is what you need to provide GOOD and CONVINCING evidence for.
Stop bad-mouthing conservatives that don't do things your way, to your satisfaction.
Stop lashing out in blind anger over your loss.
Take a deep breath. Pray for a minute or two. Hell, pray for me, I can always use prayers.
But stop with bashing. It's over.
“really believed Romney was pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage, which I don’t”
I’ll cut you off right there. Our dispute is one over factual evidence. He IS pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.
If we don’t agree on an assessment of Mitt Romney - then we aren’t going to agree on the prescribed course of action.
No, sir. I have worked with many people like Mitt Romney. And they are all the same. They will say whatever they believe will get them the most votes, not what their convictions actually lie.
You’re welcome to vote for pro-abort, pro- gay marriage Romney, but here’s the deal. I am not going to forget your words here.
Do you really think I’m going to regard your opinions as worthwhile from here on out? No.
Anyways, I’m proud I voted for Goode and Cruz - two solid prolifers who earned my vote. I hope to vote in 2 years and 4 years for more solid prolifers who earn my vote.
If we dont agree on an assessment of Mitt Romney - then we arent going to agree on the prescribed course of action.
Vote for Obama? No thank you. You can engage in your self-gratification and go that route. Romney's biggest mistake was in how he campaigned. I 100% agree that it was a mistake to nominate him, but Texas didn't get to take part in that decision.
Do you really think Im going to regard your opinions as worthwhile from here on out? No.
Any why would I care about the opinions of an Obama voter? I am completely content to ignore you because you will never really matter in an election except to endorse the person who wins by your non-action. You voted "present" just like YOUR President Obama you helped put in office.
And you continue to lie. I voted for Goode and Cruz.
If you’re going to put words in my mouth, get them right.
You did exactly what the MSM wanted you to do. Maybe if you tell them they will give you a cookie.
I don't expect to convince you and since you live in Texas it ultimately didn't matter anyway. But ultimately failing to defeat Obama may mean the end of any hope of ever electing another conservative. The debt is already at the tipping point. Another $6 trillion in debt will probably do irreparable damage. You aren't going to get to just pickup the pieces and move on -- the worse it gets the more entrenched will become the notion that people have to have an Obama-like savior and the more fearful they will be of the conservative ideal that they must fend for themselves.
“voting for Goode is no different than voting for Obama.”
Nonsense. A vote for Obama requires a Romney vote just to equalize. A vote for Goode does not require a Romney vote to equalize.
“You made the decision that the nation could put up with Obama for four more years”
I voted against Obama, so, no, I didn’t vote so that the nation could put up with Obama. I voted so that the nation could elect Goode. I cannot control what other people choose to do. I can only control myself.
“You did exactly what the MSM wanted you to do”
No, you folks did by nominating Romney, you guaranteed an Obama win this time around. FReepers here were pissed back in February because they knew Romney would fold to Obama. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.
Now, you’re trying to blame conservatives for the loss, because we stayed home. Good luck winning an election without us. Nominate a conservative next time.
“The debt is already at the tipping point. Another $6 trillion in debt will probably do irreparable damage. You aren’t going to get to just pickup the pieces and move on — the worse it gets the more entrenched will become the notion that people have to have an Obama-like savior and the more fearful they will be of the conservative ideal that they must fend for themselves.”
We warned you this before you nominated Romney in the primary. Our concerns fell on deaf ears. Next time nominate a conservative.
Romney wasn't just the choice of the republican establishment. He won because conservatives could not stick with one candidate but tried each one in turn and abandoned each one on the first mistake. In the end, Romney was just as much your republican candidate as Karl Rove's.
At every step of the way republicans behaved like spoiled children trying to teach everyone a lesson rather than disciplined people working to accomplish something.
I don’t see why you’re blaming me? I supported Cain till he withdrew, then Santorum till he withdrew.
I cast my primary ballot for Santorum when Texas came around.
Could it be because liberal Mormons follow the popular Harry Reid of Mormon-heavy NV?
'R's dont speak of these things...gilbo says take a friggin meataxe and chainsaw to it...yep it might kill the economy, but its a done deal on the current path...and it would be fun to watch the gubmint drones miss a few meals...
Republicans talk about limited central government, but they do not believe in it or, if they do, they lack confidence that they can explain its benefits compellingly. Theyve bought the Democrats core conceit that the modern world is just too complicated for ordinary people to make their way without bureaucratic instruction.
the douchebags dont lack for confidence, they would just rather play princes in hopes of someday being kings...either way they are the elite uppercrust that makes bank...
For Americans who dont see much daylight between the two parties one led by the president who keeps spending money we dont have and the other by congressional Republicans who keep writing the checks and extending the credit line
yeah, hows that controlling the pursestrings thing workin out...maybe these inbred homos in DC should put down their purses and fight a lil bit...???
but alas, as already stated, they dont want to jeapordize their cushy gigs...
So is the problem either one or the other, or a combination of both?
If the voter fraud is real then there needs to be a recount imo.
Have to get to this tomorrow, too busy playing with my food :)
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