Skip to comments.What Went Wrong Last Tuesday
Posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST by Kaslin
Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama.
The obvious questions are: How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?
And, How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesnt grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?
The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster.
Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been looming before us not for months, but for years.
Yet Republicans have made a point of ignoring it all. Now, the chickens have come home to roost.
What are these realities?
The profound changing demographics of the nation. And, the challenge of getting a nation that is already addicted to government off it.
I wrote last April regarding an analysis done by Ron Brownstein in National Journal: Brownstein estimates that Barack Obama could be re-elected with as little as 39 percent of the white vote. He notes that in 2008, when Obama was elected with just 43 percent of the white vote, it was the first time ever that a presidential candidate was victorious with double digit losses of white voters.
In a column I wrote a month ago, I noted: What was once the exception to the rule in America not being white, not being married, not have traditional views on family, sex, and abortion is becoming the rule. And these constituencies are becoming sufficiently large to elect a president.
A nation doesnt change overnight. Yet, Republicans have been in chronic denial about what has been happening.
Ironically, the Republican political establishment, and particularly this years candidate Mitt Romney, presented themselves as the party of businessmen who know how economies work.
Well, businessmen pay attention to their markets. They make sure they understand their product and present it clearly and that they stay attuned to their customer base.
Republican Party operatives ignored both -clear definition of their product and savvy marketing to a diverse base of customers.
Instead, they chose wishful thinking. Simply hope that more and more white voters will turn out and vote Republican to make up for their shrinking part of the electorate.
When polls showed what was really happening, these same Republican operatives chose to deny them too, charging they were biased.
We can win our country back.
Low and middle-income blacks and Latinos are hurt disproportionately by a sluggish economy that can only be revived by less government spending and regulation, and low taxes. They just need someone to care to focus on their communities and explain these dynamics to them.
They need to get their kids out of public schools, a cause which only conservatives champion.
And they need to understand that they have everything to gain by getting out of the entitlement programs that the left tells them they need.
The last thing low-income earners need is to pay payroll taxes when they could save this money and build wealth. And the last thing they need is government bureaucrats running their health care.
When the only message blacks and Latinos get is from left wing politicians and media telling them they need government to take care of them, what can we expect but what we just saw in this election?
Business is also about knowing that there is no short cut around hard work.
Republicans must do more than showcase a few black and brown faces at their convention every four years and call this outreach.
Conservatives must get into black and Latino communities, talk to their clergy and community leaders, and explain how conservative policies of limited government and traditional values will save their communities and our nation.
>>> EVIL WON! Plus VOTE FRAUD!
I’m not so sure about that yet... the winning part anyway.
I don’t think this nation can survive this if it continues... even through the end of this year.
When people like Boehner finally wake up (and he hasn’t yet), and smell the burning roses, they will consider taking actions that they have been afraid to do all along.
What went wrong?
The Republicans nominated a guy that lost to McCain who had lost to Obama! (Like Dole lost to Bush and ran against Clinton in 1996!) Does anyone beside me see a pattern here that indicate stupidity reigns?
That is impossible when you are dealing with an electorate so stupid that they will vote for a corrupt candidate with room temp IQ that will rob them blind, as long as they are black.
Detoilet is a great example.
Oh no...another “Changing Demographics Liberal”. Good Grief...these people are helping the Biden 2016 campaign already
Five real reasons Romney lost:
1. Liberals/moderate GOP cannot beat Dems
2. Free Trade...Obama hammered Romney/Bain outsourcing...winning Midwestern white “Reagan Democrat” voters. GOP needs to dump Free Trade liberalism
3. ObamaCare/RomneyCare...”My socialized medicine is better than yours”. “No it isn’t”
4. Obama Eligibility...attacking the “Birthers” for the past 4 years...you bet a few of them stayed home...thanks Hannity, Levin, Coulter, Malkin, etc...
5. Illegal Alien Amnesty keeps Conservatives home...and Hispanics still will not vote GOP...McCain won 31% of Hisp vote in 08..Romney 27% in 12
My theory on this one is that O threw the first debate on purpose acting passive and not challenging Mitt and letting him dominate the stage, and it really looked good for Mitt at the time a clear win.
Why?? Because prior to that debate expectations were low for Mitt and high for O based on polling and O being the more well known POTUS. So Romney only had to hold his own to look good anyway.
So by O holding back in the the first debate the expectations for the following debates were more balanced, and then Obama went on the offensive putting Romney on the defensive in a number of cases.
Example : If you recall Romney said he was for a ‘path to citizenship’ in one of those last two debates. That was a defensive move and as you see it didnt get him any Hispanic votes,.
remember Romney dropped the whole Benghazi issue after the second debate, I posted here at the time I thought that was a mistake.
Think about this for a minute: the Princeton Election Consortium - which aggregates all polling - has accurately called the last three electrons and this time around, the predictions were dead accurate.
The polling showed how people *said* they would vote, and the actual returns show how they *actually voted*.
If there had been vote fraud on a scale sufficient to swing the election, the stolen votes would *have* to be evident as a difference between the intended and actual vote.
There is no such difference. (This is not to say there was no fraud, but rather that fraud was not sufficient to change the outcome).
Now, there is no harm in ignoring this evidence, if it makes someone feel better.
But there is a lot of harm done if the belief causes someone to believe that they will get a different result by doing the same thing next time, if only they can eliminate voter fraud.
Romney could not and would not articulate how dangerous a second term of BO would be to our county. He refused to tell the country how utterly corrupt the BO administration is and give detailed examples. This should have been done over and over. To heck with what the press would have said, he lost anyway, but exposing BO for the danger he is would have helped. He went John McCain on us which is what we all feared and we lost again by playing nice against a pathological liar and totally corrupt man. BO basically just got out there and called Mitt a liar and everyone believed him. Mitt let the evil roll all over him and he lost without fighting back.
Absolutely. Romney is not a fighter. Allen West is.
I agree that illegal aliens should have a path to citizenship. The path would require them to return to their native countries and come to the U.S., legally. If Romney said that, he would have received more votes from conservatives.
At least in Allen West’s case it lookd like ffffrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuud!
With respect, your black brethern and his ilk performed one of the highest examples of voter fraud ever seen in the USA.
This kind of fraud occurs in N Korea, Venezuela, and old Iraq.
It does not belong in America.
BHO is The Prince of Fools
For that very reason, the Romney campaign and the RNC should have been much more alert beforehand and should have drawn up some substantive vote integrity plan to combat the criminal corruption of the electoral process. In doing so, they could have used some assets unavailable to the GOP in 2008, like more GOP state administrations, attorneys general, and state secretaries of state in the targeted swing states.
But I don't think Zero "took a dive" in the first debate intentionally. He could have been overconfident or even under the influence of a drug or drugs. His poor performance that night did nothing to help his chances. But as it turned out, it didn't destroy his chances as it should have if the electoral procedure was reasonably honest and aboveboard.
David Axelrod has shown himself to be The Most Sinister Character ever to surface in politics.
Axel, Valerie whatsherface, Rahm Emanuel, m/m Ohaha---are the kingpins of crooked Chi/politics---they are very practiced at fixing elections. They know all the sleazy tricks. It makes me laugh when these con artists pop up on-camera doing their "we're harmless" act.
You are right on target---all the crucial swing states have Repub Secy's of State---they could have easily found the voter fraud.
Romney should not have conceded---he remained duped and sap-happy til the end......like McDumbo/McCain.
The Milwaukee PD Task Force whose magnificent expose of the fraud found in the 2004 election in Milwaukee County was disbanded before 2008 and its members sent to retirement, or to the nether, nether regions of the MPD. Their report was never meant to see the light of day and was released to the public "accidentally" by the MPD PR folks during the transition between the regimes of Hegarty and Flynn.
I firmly believe there was fraud. Whether it was enough to turnthe election, we'll never know, but somebody ought to look into it.
Allen West should run for Governor of Florida in two years, and maybe President in 2016. He is a true American hero.
What went RIGHT was the SEIU, Acorn, the Communist Party USA researched with computer models for years and set up ahead of time bussed in voters to key and strategic polling stations.
Targeted of course was Ohio, and Florida. States that have the highest odds of winning the election in the past, states that in the next election should be placed on probation or in stasis, they have too much impact and makes the whole election process nothing more than a cheap traveling carnival with America as the rubes.
Push hard and don’t let up about voter fraud in these states and hopefully before december 17th we can get this election overturned.
There has always been some amorality and immorailty in our society, but the difference now is that it has become the norm in a much wider swath of the population. The influence of the 60s generation plus the immigration from the Third World nations has contributed much to the breakdown of the once common virtuousness of the population. It's only where there is such erosion of traditional values and ethics that a "Santa Claus mentality" regarding the role of government can be so pervasive.
They clearly see themselves as "deconstructionists"----savagely committed to tearing down America's traditions.
Only the leaders of the left know what the word "deconstructionist" means. Most of the followers are too ignorant to have a true sense of the damage they are doing. They are just told that they will get some goodies by following the party line. They have little idea that somewhere down the road the people they now follow might turn on them.
Thanks for the info. I wasn't up on Milwaukee 2004.
But that was then, this is now, and you have a Republican state administration in place in Wisconsin, plus a governor fortified by winning the recall election decisively. Are your AG and SOS Republicans now? If so, why would they be reluctant to investigate fraud from this year and prosecute it if they think they have a good case against the fraudsters? Is it the skin pigmentation of the suspects?
Do you yourself know of fraud in Wisconsin this year? (I haven't heard as much about that as I have about Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.) If so, please post what you know so that we can get an idea.
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