SHELLSHOCKED!!!!

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    Nov 09, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! The Story Behind the Picture!

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    "We just felt, 'where's our path?'" said a senior adviser. "There wasn't one."

    Romney then said what they knew: it was over.

    His personal assistant, Garrett Jackson, called his counterpart on Mr. Obama's staff, Marvin Nicholson. "Is your boss available?" Jackson asked.

    Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

    "There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."

    Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.

    Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.


    Ain't that just TOUGH SHIT!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!!
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    Nov 09, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    I have to say that this loss was a bigger loss to Republicans than the 2010 election the TEA Party handed to the Democrats.
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    Nov 09, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    "Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. "

    That was me! I drove all those voters to the polls. A lot of work. But it was worth it. I knew I could win this election.



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    The Republicans and all their supports have been living in a fantasy world. They make up their "facts" and stories about the world, and people, and people's motivations, and their own polls to tell them they are right, then get a rude awakening when they lose.
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    Nov 09, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI have to say that this loss was a bigger loss to Republicans than the 2010 election the TEA Party handed to the Democrats.


    Actually, that might not be true. The Census happened around the time of the Tea Party wins in 2010, and redistricting by Republicans have basically ensured a Republican majority in state governments and the House of Representatives for the near future.
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    coolarmydude saidI have to say that this loss was a bigger loss to Republicans than the 2010 election the TEA Party handed to the Democrats.


    Actually, that might not be true. The Census happened around the time of the Tea Party wins in 2010, and redistricting by Republicans have basically ensured a Republican majority in state governments and the House of Representatives for the near future.


    Well, if that were true, those same districts were in effect this week for the election. They change every 10 years. But this demographic shift was already underway around 2008.

    What happened in Virginia, Florida, and Colorado is what will happen to Arizona, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina over the next two presidential elections. That's 80 electoral votes!!! icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    q1w2e3 said
    coolarmydude saidI have to say that this loss was a bigger loss to Republicans than the 2010 election the TEA Party handed to the Democrats.


    Actually, that might not be true. The Census happened around the time of the Tea Party wins in 2010, and redistricting by Republicans have basically ensured a Republican majority in state governments and the House of Representatives for the near future.


    Well, if that were true, those same districts were in effect this week for the election. They change every 10 years. But this demographic shift was already underway around 2008.

    What happened in Virginia, Florida, and Colorado is what will happen to Arizona, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina over the next two presidential elections. That's 80 electoral votes!!! icon_eek.gif


    The reason VA and FL have shifted demographically is because of growing DC suburbs in VA and more people moving from the northeast to retire in FL.

    Why would AZ, TX, GA, and NC change? (Though NC did go to Obama in 2008.)
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    Ah. Good point about older people dying. They are more likely to be right-wingers than the younger voters who are replacing them. The Republican Party has to either evolve or die.
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    sfbayguy said
    Why would AZ, TX, GA, and NC change? (Though NC did go to Obama in 2008.)


    Georgia is probably no good for the Dems in 2016, a toss-up at best. But I'd keep an eye on 2020. The 2012 white non-Hispanic electorate in the state is below 60 percent for the first time ever.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/share-of-white-voters-in-georgia-falls-below-60-pe/nStcr/

    ATL's Northern Suburbs are becoming more diverse. Despite economic downturns, Southwest Georgia counties around Albany still remained largely Blue, slightly less so for the counties around Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon. And out in the country, there may be many more "Uncle Poodles" coming forward than there are right now. The County where HBB resides, Wilkinson County, only went 50.5%-49.0% to Romney.

    Mittens managed just 53.4% even with Obama literally conceding the state, aside from a few ATL fundraising fly-ins. It's only a couple points better than 2008, where Obama made a greater push, and it's the weakest Romney/Ryan result among the non-swing states that were considered Strong Red.

    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results/georgia

    The signs are clearly not there at the State Legislative level to suggest momentum toward a statewide switch in 2016. The last two GOP Governors remain pretty popular (watch for Nathan Deal as a VP finalist in 2016). But by 2020 the state will be in play. In that time, the Dems need more white, Hispanic, and Asian leadership at the State level, establishing broader coalitions on issues of economy, education, and criminal justice.
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    Nov 12, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    sfbayguy saidAh. Good point about older people dying. They are more likely to be right-wingers than the younger voters who are replacing them. The Republican Party has to either evolve or die.


    Republicans don't believe in Evolution. That clearly leaves them one choice.

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    Nov 12, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Redistricting likely only buys the GOP some time. If they continue on their current path, even dirty tricks won't be able to win the day.


    I'm glad you mentioned that. The Supreme Court just announced a few days ago that they are going to accept a challenge to the Voting Rights Act, which directly mandates redistricting with African-Americans in mind. I think the case is about data information updates and not necessarily about striking down TVRA outright.

    But you can see where this is going...
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    Nov 12, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    coolarmydude saidI have to say that this loss was a bigger loss to Republicans than the 2010 election the TEA Party handed to the Democrats.


    Actually, that might not be true. The Census happened around the time of the Tea Party wins in 2010, and redistricting by Republicans have basically ensured a Republican majority in state governments and the House of Representatives for the near future.


    This is true. Census years are redistricting years and GOP's huge win in 2010 means their House majority is safe till about 2008-10 due to redistricting -- the caveat being if the Democrats nominate in 2012 a candidate with big enough coattails for a popular vote landslide that will help downballot candidates (Hillary?).

    If the Dems had even kept it close in 2010, the GOP would have been destroyed in the House last week. Lesson is don't screw up in years that end in zero.
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    Nov 12, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    sfbayguy saidAh. Good point about older people dying. They are more likely to be right-wingers than the younger voters who are replacing them. The Republican Party has to either evolve or die.


    Republicans don't believe in Evolution. That clearly leaves them one choice.

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    The Republican party has to change. Barry Goldwater warned them about this and they didn't listen.

    Goldwater Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.
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    The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom.... I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are?... I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism."


    Seeing Romney with Pat Robertson scared the living crap out of me. Robertson preaches hate, bigotry and intolerance and you have a presidential candidate visiting him and Robertson campaigning for Romney. How F-ed up is that. I understand some republicans, but gay republicans who supported Romney/Ryan...there's just no excuse. How can any intelligent, sane person vote for such a candidate and party.
  • kevmoran

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    Nov 12, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    What polls were they looking at? I feel like if you personally were in the race, you would do your research very carefully to see how things were going. 10 minutes of research would show you that Romney was never in the lead. In fact, the polls were showing him waaay behind, and more of a gap than the actual election.