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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Great post, SpaceBar.
Great post, SpaceBar.
Here's a short one:
"The Lord knows all human plans--he knows that they are futile."
Sorry, the only thing different about MY sentence compared to yours are the Subjects.
The LOGIC is EXACTLY the same.
As for whether it 'worked' or not is left to the other readers of them both.
Youre as bad as a Democrat in your ability to use logic and reason.
I still like your logic; though!
It just saddens me that there are people who just dont understand the lesser of two evils rule.
It appears that you are just a bit more than 'saddened' by the FACT that I REFUSE to vote for the 'lesser' evil.
I am shocked that so many American's will vote for EVIL at all!
And then to turn around and berate those who hold some values a bit higher than their own; is AMAZING!!
Do we Republicans even HAVE any of these?
"Bet you spend all your time spanking the monkey.", said the adult in the room.
My name is Mia Love; and I'm a MORMON (loser)
Yup; you sure did; and I hope EVERYONE gets to read it:
Yeah Elsie, Ill be lectured by a wacky little religious bigot.
I'll let you know if I see different.
But there were some early indicators of R underperformance that we saw and thought would be overcome on Election Day: remember the absentee spreadsheets? While D absentees were down so were Rs (not as much, but they were down). On Election Day, Bill Cunningham saw late in the day---BEFORE THE VOTES WERE EVEN TRANSMITTED---that R zones were running low despite the "lines."
Finally, in Montgomery Co. OH, and we are checking on others, the "turnout" was caused by consolidation of 500+ voting stations into 340, drastically slowing down the process and causing lines. It was inefficiency, not turnout , that caused the lines.
As I say, we are examining the strange looking precincts.
About the only republican on the scene today that could win with the dumwits is Dennis Miller. He is hip, cool, quick on his feet, articulate, is great with the late night crowd, kinda looks Hispanic and can jive talk. But can he govern? Who really cares?
As your tagline suggests - it takes one American Idol to beat another.
As for open primaries, the republicans love the idea as it tends to moderate the field. Our primary problem this year was that we had too many conservative candidates to choose from, and we kept whittling them down till only Romney was left.
I am sad for Romney that he lost. He may not be a conservative, but he is a good person with sterling character. I would rather have a man like that as president than a shallow conservative who just mouths the cliches.
To me, that is our biggest problem as a country; we don’t value honesty, decency, and goodness. We are sliding to Gomorrah.
We need to win senate seats this next off-year election and build a more conservative House that gets rid of Whore House Bone-head. We need to put ‘lame duck’ status on O as soon as possible.
[OK — that’s my 2 cents for now. I’ll stay away for a while as promised. FRegards ....]
The bottom line is that the GOP wants the conservative VOTE without offering conservatives ANYTHING. No wonder people stayed home.
Now the estabishment RINO GOP get’s exactly what they’ve always wanted—the chance to “cross the isle”. I’m sure John Boehner will sink to the occasion...
“2. No more than three candidates, to be chosen by a committee.”
“Search all the parks in all your cities,
You’ll find no statues of committees.”
— Gilbert K. Chesterton
More backroom GOP-e decision-making? No thanks.
Well, the current process sure isn't working.
I didn’t vote for the lesser of two evils. The blame lies squarely on the backs of Rove, Coulter, Drudge and the rest of those CINO hacks! They are OBSESSED with GOP power, not with turning this country around.
PREDICTION: (pretty safe prediction at that...)
Next election cycle they GOP candidates will tell the conservative base what they want to hear. Then the entire agenda will move leftward during the general election. The disgruntled conservative base will again buy what the GOP-e is selling for the sake of ousting the democrat candidate. The pathetic GOP RINO candidate will again lose and finger-pointing will once again ensue.
God’s in control. Those of us who know that simple fact are able to vote for our principals. We also believe that ALL authority is given to man BY GOD HIMSELF.
“Well, the current process sure isn’t working.”
I liked your other points. Would certainly improve the process. Just not sure about this one.
Suppose it depends on who is in the committee.
"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.Right on, B Sam.
"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."
In 2000 with a similar close vote, Gore and the dems did all they could to try to steal the elections.
FR was in Florida (and many other places) "breaking" in to the vote couters bunkers (Called an angry mob, I have the t-shirt) and caught them with the infamous "hanging chad"--changing votes for Gore-- fiasco and also caught them putting Bush votes in the Gore pile.
The timid scardy cat GOP should have INSTANTLY called the leftists on the nation wide voter fraud (Soros, ACORN [alive and well in every major city under new names]) but they don't seem to care.
After all, they let dems vote in their primaries so that the dems and media choose their candidates with a little help from the Turd Blossom (Rove if you don't remember his nickname) and the GOP-e.
It's a disgrace.
Sign the petition for a recount:
Visit this site.
They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
SATURDAY UPDATES (Thurs and Fri fraud at site)
Military service members purged from voter rolls in Florida...
Pundit Press: In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts
TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal
[This is the same St. Lucie that has 141.1% voter turnout affecting both Romney and West...]
St. Lucie County - 84 juridictions, 83 of them had 121-166% turn out
Nevada Unions Are Regestering Illegals and Forcing Them to Vote
The video suggests that this method was the only way Harry Reid was able to defeat challenger Sharon Angle in 2010 to retain his Senate seat and continues to be used.
via Jewel on Facebook: Could you please help us? There is a petition for a recount and it takes 28,000 signatures. We are all promoting it and would love to have you on our side. The link to sign the petition is:
Another petition, this one to Congress:
You can also request that Reince Preibus of the GOP start a swing state recount based on information available at this website and as part of ORCA (Thanks Shirley!):
Ive added links to all three petitions to the sidebar at the top of this page and expect to add more.
Voter Fraud by the numbers? Absolutely
Thank you to everyone who is sharing this page! As of Saturday morning, we are getting about 3,000 visitors an hour. You are making a difference!
This one is MUST SEE:
Obama won 100% of the 900,135 votes cast in Cuyahoga County OH! No votes from new registered voters or indies went to Mitt. Voting officials SHOULD BE ARRESTED BY OUR MILITARY FOR SEDITION & PERPETRATING A FRAUD AGAINST ALL OF AMERICA. A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT WILL BE FILED against the networks for not telling the truth! view pic.
Throw out this all-fraud county and Mitt wins Ohio, no question!
Why? A total of 5,364,324 people voted in Ohio. Obama got 2,691,861 votes, while Romney got 2,584,620, a difference of 107,241 votes.
How did Cuyahoga Countys 900,135 votes affect the final result? You do the math.
For Ohio to certify this result would be a crime in and of itself.
Thank you to the Examiner for mentioning us!
Citing voter fraud, petition at White House web site demands recount of election
Thanks also to The Competent Conservative for quoting us in entirety!
Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount?
Much more to come! As one of our commenters below said, voter fraud is like cockroaches. You find one and they are likely everywhere. Cuyahoga County, Ohio is obviously not alone!
Here is a petition you can sign at Change.org to request a full recount. I suggest we just focus on the swing states, but it is true that many Congressional and Senate races are also affected, from Allen West to, I believe, Mia Love. Mia was up by 10% the week before the election and lost by 3,000 votes to Matheson in a state that went 73% for Romney. Not likely!
The Columbus Dispatch reports, Voter rolls in Ohio are bloated, experts say
An update on St. Lucie County, Florida:
Video: More fraud from Florida, including kicking out an elderly poll observer doing his job using the police:
Townhall blogger Rachel Alexander reports:
Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud
The Washington Times: Florida Vote Twist: More Ballots Than Voters
Here is a link to Allen Wests press release on the voter fraud situation in Florida:
Newsmax reports: Voter Fraud Charges Begin in Ohio
Darin Southam recommends TrueTheVote.org for some pre-election indications of potential voter fraud, but the page understates what actually happened in pretty much every swing state.
And what do you think of this? This was way before the election, but apparently George Soros, who we have already established rigged an election in Hungary and was banned for it AND helped get Obama elected the first time... Ill let you read the headline:
Soros advises Obama to use forceful measures to override the will of the people
I think this goes well beyond the 900+ executive orders that go around Congress, more than three times the executive orders given by all previous US Presidents combined. We saw it in action Tuesday, November 6th!
A Tea Party group has posted this article, with interesting stats and some criticism for Romney for not standing up and doing something about it yet:
Personally I think as the case is strong enough, Mitt will do something. Too much is at stake, and as we just found out, Ohio is definitely Mitts, and Florida, too, just based on fraud in a few counties! Colorado, too!
Keep up the referrals and the sharing, everyone! Thank you SO much for helping America fix an election that has clearly been fixed.
Voter fraud cheapens the votes of the 60 million who picked Mitt to the point of nothingness and gives weight to those who in reality were the minority. If grand theft is defined as any theft over $5,000, what do you call the ONE BILLION times that that is likely to happen AGAIN over the next four years if we do not right this wrong?
Posted by Jed M. Merrill at 1:56 PM 68 comments:
2012 = 14 million
Curious as to where you are finding that turnout number of 14 million? The turnout for the 2012 Nov. General was only 7,964,668.
Total registered voters were 13,646,226 ....
The following gives the historical numbers: