Has the GOP given up already? Republicans in Maine feel so strongly about defeating Obama, a whopping 2% of them showed up to vote in their caucus.

  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 12, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    In a state of 1.3 million people, a pathetic 6,000 Republicans bothered to vote in the Maine caucus. That sounds to me like fewer people than would walk through the doors at a grocery store in one afternoon.

    But how can this be? I thought Obama was destroying the country, turning us all Socialists, "the end times are near" blather blather.
    And yet 98% of Maine Republicans have no interest in choosing the candidate to oppose him?
    Very puzzling...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/politics/romney-edges-past-paul-in-maine-caucuses.html
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    Feb 12, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidIn a state of 1.3 million people, a pathetic 6,000 Republicans bothered to vote in the Maine caucus. That sounds to me like fewer people than would walk through the doors at a grocery store in one afternoon.

    But how can this be? I thought Obama was destroying the country, turning us all Socialists, "the end times are near" blather blather.
    And yet 98% of Maine Republicans have no interest in choosing the candidate to oppose him?
    Very puzzling...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/politics/romney-edges-past-paul-in-maine-caucuses.html
    I noticed that too..
    and here in FL turnout was dismal..........icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 12, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    This logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.
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    Feb 12, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.





    LMAO

    What a pile of delusional bullshit!

    We certainly saw massive turnout four years ago in the Democratic primary season and it was a clear indication of an intense desire to boot the Repubs out of the White House!

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    Feb 12, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.
    Then are you going to use that logic yourself and tell us all that the polls that say that President Obama is a failure are "not indicitive" of the intensity of the real success of this president?

    C'mon John..... get real.

    Even the experts and analysts, GOP and DEM are beginning to come to this conclusion.

    Are you that radical in your logic process that when the sky is actually blue, but someone tells you its red, that you look at the sky and swear its red?
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    You guys are obsessed with the Republican primary process trying to look every zig and zag and substantially extrapolating to support what you hope will be the situation in November. Polls, turnouts, and such are significantly influenced by the complexity and issues in the process. Once the process is completed, the situation in November will become more clear.
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    LOL

    SOCAL AND SOUTH BEACH.

    Theres obviously something in the water in those locales that causes severe delusional confusion in Repub residents!
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidCut them some slack.... this is the first primary they've ever paid attention to, so they don't understand that this is what a primary is all about. icon_wink.gif

    Of course. In 4 years they will use this newly found knowledge when dealing with a Democratic primary process trying to unseat the incumbent Republican.
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidCut them some slack.... this is the first primary they've ever paid attention to, so they don't understand that this is what a primary is all about. icon_wink.gif

    Of course. In 4 years they will use this newly found knowledge when dealing with a Democratic primary process trying to unseat the incumbent Republican.


    Guess what? You're both full of well, bullshit. Socal I can easily excuse because he wasn't here back then, but when the primaries were happening for the 2008 election there were lots of arguments over the contenders.

    Socal you sell your integrity astonishingly cheaply by taking up with Mr Liar's lies.

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    Feb 12, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Here Socal, an little education about SB lies.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/102641


    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/167277


    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/76350

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/94629


    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/109611


    ...and that's just some of the topics.
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    Feb 12, 2012 10:28 PM GMT



    Here's your lie, "southbeach1500 said
    Cut them some slack.... this is the first primary they've ever paid attention to, so they don't understand that this is what a primary is all about."

    and all the links we posted are the proof that your statement is yet another lie.
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    Feb 12, 2012 10:33 PM GMT

    SB said, "Though not a lie, rather a mistake, allow me to amend my statement to:"


    Sorry, you lie.
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    Feb 12, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.





    LMAO

    What a pile of delusional bullshit!

    We certainly saw massive turnout four years ago in the Democratic primary season and it was a clear indication of an intense desire to boot the Repubs out of the White House!



    In 2008 in Texas (one of the blood red states), democrats were clamoring to the voting booths/caucuses where it was standing room only. Dems in Texas didn't even know how the Texas two step worked because a dem primary never mattered here before. And our votes really never mattered in the general election either as we always go red.

    The voter apathy in Maine is a stunning contrast and the conservaposse damn well know it. The accusations by Paul of fraud and Santorum of Cpac fraud by Romney campaign is indicative of the GOP desperation. Yes, if you are a republican, it is now panic time!
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    Feb 12, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
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    SB said, "Though not a lie, rather a mistake, allow me to amend my statement to:"

    Sorry, you lie.

    LOL! Remember when not too long ago I made a typo and said I was uncut, when in fact I am cut? Have always said I'm cut from day one here, which I am, but this once I got twisted around in the chat and mistakenly wrote uncut for myself.

    And southbeach was instantly howling this was proof that I'm a liar, and made about a dozen posts where he referenced it. Proof positive that everything I write is a lie, he foamed!

    So you'll understand if I side with you here, and find a most wonderful irony in SB now trying to play the "mistake" card to get himself out of a controversy. And why that tactic won't win any support from me.
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:02 PM GMT

    *watches SB's lame backtracking*
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidPssssst.... My original post was sarcastic. A concept that you, "Colonel" nor the two "mensinlove" nor the doggie in their profile picture can grasp apparently.

    Hey meninlove, you 2 guys buying that spin from "southbeach"?

    Interesting approach he's using now, moving from ad hominem attacks to prove his political points, to attacks against dogs. Would that be an "ad canem" attack, from the same Latin? (I forget the correct declension of the Latin word canis for dog)
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Actually, Art, when his posts get desperate like that we simply don't take the bait.
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    Make no mistake, there are honourable Republicans and conservatives on this site. They are too often drowned out by the SBs on here. I feel terrible for them that their choices are as meager as they are. It's entirely unfair.

    On another topic I wrote this:

    You know, I'm disappointed in this whole thing. What I've observed over the years *bones creak loudly leaning back in rockingchair* is that without a strong intelligent secular contender, whoever is currently in power ends up waltzing back in with a majority which is often taken as permission to:
    A do nothing
    B continue with agendas that can be hazardous to the well being of the country and its people.

    It's also my observation that when someone squeaks back in rather than gets back in with four Aces, so to speak, they pay a lot of attention as to why the victory was so narrow and this makes them put huge effort into enacting policies that they hadn't considered (or considered enough) before because the voters have demonstrated their dissatisfaction.

    I think if Huntsman had gotten past the gate into the race and enough people decided on character and content instead of showmanship and rabble rousing, Huntsman would have gotten the go-ahead and given Obama a royal run for the money, and possibly win the Presidency.
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.


    You mean complacent like the 98% of Maine Republicans who have zero interest in which candidate opposes Obama?

    Let's get real: only two things could explain this level of apathy in the Republican primaries (and it's not just Maine)
    1) Republican candidates have so little appeal that voters can't be bothered to leave their house to vote in support of them
    2) Republican voters are starting to figure out they have very little chance of winning this election.

    Either choice is very bad news for the Rs.
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.


    You mean complacent like the 98% of Maine Republicans who have zero interest in which candidate opposes Obama?

    Let's get real: only two things could explain this level of apathy in the Republican primaries (and it's not just Maine)
    1) Republican candidates have so little appeal that voters can't be bothered to leave their house to vote in support of them
    2) Republican voters are starting to figure out they have very little chance of winning this election.

    Either choice is very bad news for the Rs.

    There is another choice:
    3) Republican voters are not as engaged during the primary, but are planning to support whoever the nominee is.

    If it makes you feel good reading their minds and projecting what you wish will happen, go ahead and knock yourself out.
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    Feb 13, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    How the Hell did Obama, who says he does not support gay marriage, and he did not support gays in the military until the courts forced it on him, become our Great Savior? He belongs to a church that is not gay friendly, black militant, everything the guy has done says I do not support gays. And I am supposed to support him?

    Can we look at his record as a very anti gay politician and figure out who he really is? Yes, now he needs votes nd he still says he is Trying to figure out the gay thing? Trying to figure out? What does he need to figure out? For or against? Get over it.
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    Feb 13, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.


    You mean complacent like the 98% of Maine Republicans who have zero interest in which candidate opposes Obama?

    Let's get real: only two things could explain this level of apathy in the Republican primaries (and it's not just Maine)
    1) Republican candidates have so little appeal that voters can't be bothered to leave their house to vote in support of them
    2) Republican voters are starting to figure out they have very little chance of winning this election.

    Either choice is very bad news for the Rs.

    There is another choice:
    3) Republican voters are not as engaged during the primary, but are planning to support whoever the nominee is.

    If it makes you feel good reading their minds and projecting what you wish will happen, go ahead and knock yourself out.


    There is too much bitterness ans resentment between tea party, moderate republicans, the establishment, and evangelicals. Sorry, but unless the eventual nominee has the capability to unite, heal old wounds, and mend some fences, the GOP will fall. Especially if Ron Paul's threat to never go away comes true-and he's pissed what the establishment did to him in Maine
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    Feb 13, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidHow the Hell did Obama, who says he does not support gay marriage, and he did not support gays in the military until the courts forced it on him, become our Great Savior? He belongs to a church that is not gay friendly, black militant, everything the guy has done says I do not support gays. And I am supposed to support him?

    Can we look at his record as a very anti gay politician and figure out who he really is? Yes, now he needs votes nd he still says he is Trying to figure out the gay thing? Trying to figure out? What does he need to figure out? For or against? Get over it.


    Sock puppet since 1/23/2012- go away! Lol
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    Feb 13, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
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    KissTheSky said
    socalfitness saidThis logic probably escapes your liberal mind, but the voter turnout in a primary is not indicative of the intensity of the desire to oust Obama. I only wish the Obama re-election team were as naive as you and became complacent.


    You mean complacent like the 98% of Maine Republicans who have zero interest in which candidate opposes Obama?

    Let's get real: only two things could explain this level of apathy in the Republican primaries (and it's not just Maine)
    1) Republican candidates have so little appeal that voters can't be bothered to leave their house to vote in support of them
    2) Republican voters are starting to figure out they have very little chance of winning this election.

    Either choice is very bad news for the Rs.

    There is another choice:
    3) Republican voters are not as engaged during the primary, but are planning to support whoever the nominee is.

    If it makes you feel good reading their minds and projecting what you wish will happen, go ahead and knock yourself out.







    There's always a segment of the Repub party that's willing to vote for "whoever the nominee is".
    Just as long as he has an R after his name they'll vote for him.

    It's the base of the Repub party and it amounts to about 20% of the electorate.

    That ain't enough votes to elect a president.

    Not even close.

    The Repubs can't win the 2012 election without some Independent votes and the past month and a half has seen Independent support for the Repubs plummet.

    Folks have gotten to know Mitt Romneycare - and they cannot stand the guy.