'Hurricane Sandy saved Barack Obama's presidency,' says Gov. Haley Barbour

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    The Republican apologists begin their spin. Actually Sandy may have hurt Obama, since it affected only the Northeast, impeding voters where he had strong support, as the results showed. How did Sandy impact Obama's wins in Ohio and Wisconsin? And the national polls were favorable to Obama before Sandy struck, despite the selective quoting the conservaposse here was giving us.

    And Barbour comparing Sandy to Katrina and Bush, when Barbour was Mississippi Governor, is ludicrous. Bush botched the Katrina response, as history records, whereas Obama was right on top of Sandy.

    But since the Christian fundamentalists said Katrina was God's punishment on New Orleans for tolerating gays, and if Barbour is correct that Sandy helped Obama win the election, would that not mean that God wanted Obama to win? icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    Hey, didnt the GOP hope and PRAY for an "October surprise"?

    They got one! Just NOT the one they wanted.. God said NO to the GOP!

    Oh well so sad..





    NOT!
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:33 PM GMT


    Or maybe........





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    Just watch, that'll be the next reason trotted out.
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    Nov 08, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    Even when polls were showing the national popular vote close, there was never a time during this election when polls showed that the electoral votes were there for Romney. Some were in denial of the math before the election and are still in denial after.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    No Sh*t Sherlock .......
    When people are flooded out of their homes and lose everything

    ...... and your dumbass of a candidate says something like ... Oh I dunno
    "We don't need FEMA as a Federal program"

    It Ummm .... might help the other candidate a little ?

    Note to Hayley Barbour .... your party needs some rehab Lunies and old people don't a party make
  • Webster666

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    Nov 09, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    I think that President Obama's genuine, heartfelt reaction, in the days after Hurricane Sandy, definitely made a favorable impression on Americans, all across the country. It might have contributed, just a little, to his reelection. But, there were about a million other reasons why he won, and Romney lost.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 09, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    Rachel Maddow debunked his myth.

    She looked at polling trend of the Reuters poll, which was deemed the most accurate poll in retrospect from the election results.

    Obama lost 2 pts due to Sandy. Romney was unchanged.
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    Nov 09, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    Hurricane Sandy saved me from working for a couple days. That's way more important than some political bullshit.
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    Nov 09, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidHurricane Sandy saved me from working for a couple days. That's way more important than some political bullshit.
    Shit.. a florida summer day with thunderstorms saves you from werkin.. what are you bitchin about?
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 09, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    By ignoring the real reasons for their defeat, the GOP makes it more likely the same thing will happen again in four years. If they're thinking they can continue to bash immigrants, gays, and women while championing lower taxes on rich people, they will be out of the White House for a long, long time... whether or not there is another hurricane before the next election.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 09, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidBy ignoring the real reasons for their defeat, the GOP makes it more likely the same thing will happen again in four years. If they're thinking they can continue to bash immigrants, gays, and women while championing lower taxes on rich people, they will be out of the White House for a long, long time... whether or not there is another hurricane before the next election.



    You got that right !