Bad day for Obama, unions in NC, WV, and especially WI

posted at 8:41 am on May 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Looks like Tuesday was a bad day for Barack Obama, Democrats in general, and particularly the unions.  Three states held primaries, and in each, voters rejected positions and/or candidates associated with all three, in embarrassing vote totals.  Let’s start with the least significant of these outcomes, the Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, where an inmate in federal prison ran a novelty primary challenge to Barack Obama — and came within 20 points of winning (via Polipundit):

An obscure federal prison inmate gave President Obama an unexpected run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic Primary Tuesday, highlighting the deep dislike for the president in the Appalachian heartland.

With 96% of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Keith Judd was holding steady at 41% of the vote and had won ten counties.

Judd is also known as federal prison inmate Number 11593-051 at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas, where Judd is serving a 210-month sentence for extortion and making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999.

The best part of this story?  Thanks to the size of the popular vote for Judd, he’s entitled to at least one delegate at the Democratic National Convention.  I’d bet that the DNC will rule that Judd’s ineligibility as a convict will allow them to strip him of whatever delegates he does win, but it’s going to be a little embarrassing nonetheless.

Still, Obama has absolutely no chance of winning West Virginia in a national election anyway, so that’s more sideshow than significant.  However, Team Obama needs to carry North Carolina again this year after their narrow 0.3% win in 2008.  Obama ran unopposed in the primary in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean he won all of the votes.  In fact, Obama couldn’t reach 80% in the Democratic primary, which featured competitive Congressional primary contests on the ballot.  Obama won only 79.2% of the vote, with slightly more than a fifth of all Democratic voters (20.8%) expressing “no preference.”  That totals over 140,000 Democrat votes that didn’t go to Obama in an unopposed primary — and Obama only won North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008.  The Tarheel State’s beginning to look like a lost cause.

Speaking of lost causes, the traditional marriage amendment that Obama publicly opposed in North Carolina passed by a wide margin:

North Carolina has become the 31st state to add an amendment on marriage to its constitution, with voters banning same-sex marriage and barring legal recognition of unmarried couples by state and local governments.

North Carolina is the last state in the south to add such an amendment, and supporters hoped for a resounding victory.

Incomplete returns show the amendment up 59.72 percent to 40.28 percent. Some large counties, including Durham and Mecklenburg have not reported results.

The final results were even more dramatic, 61.05% to 38.95%.  That represents a strong rejection of Obama’s position, and a demonstration of why the Tarheel State may already be lost to Obama.

By far the worst news for the Left came in Wisconsin, where primaries were held for the recall elections next month.  Tom Barrett won a contentious fight against Kathleen Falk, the candidate of Big Labor who got a ton of union help for her campaign but lost badly by 24 points, 58/34.  The real story, though, was Scott Walker, who got more votes than both combined despite facing only token opposition in the Republican primary:

As Barrett was campaigning Tuesday, Walker was barnstorming the state and showing the fight he will bring to what is expected to be a brutal month of canvassing for one of the most important elections to state office in Wisconsin history. A poll last week showed Walker and Barrett in a dead heat.

Walker, who won over 600,000 votes despite facing only token opposition Tuesday, has been preparing for months for the fast-approaching election, raising a record $25 million, while Barrett must now pivot toward this race with far fewer resources.

There was little reason for Republicans to turn out for this primary, as their incumbents are all trying to hold their offices.  Walker’s opponent got less than 20,000 votes, while Walker rang up over 626,000.  Contrast that the two Democrats, who combined for 619,049 votes, seven thousand less than Walker, in a primary election where unions tried to stoke turnout to boost Falk.  Republicans in Wisconsin appear fired up and ready to turn out in June, and presumably in November, to protect their state against Big Labor’s efforts to undo the 2010 elections and take control of the state.  That’s not good news for Obama, either, since Obama won Wisconsin in 2008 and needs the state in 2012.

All of that makes for a very bad night indeed for Democrats, and a pretty good indicator which way the wind is blowing before the general election.


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Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

No wonder morning Joe was ragging on Mitt big time this am about the auto bailout

They couldn’t bring themselves to talk about these defeats

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Round up yer dead.
We gots an election to win!

Badger40 on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Speaking of lost causes, the traditional marriage amendment that Obama publicly opposed in North Carolina passed by a wide margin:

President Wrong-Track leading from behind..

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I hope WI R’s and right-leaning indies are fired up. Get out there and give it 100%…the rest of us are counting on a Walker victory!

changer1701 on May 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

What would Eeyore say?

oldroy on May 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

The final results were even more dramatic, 61.05% to 38.95%. That represents a strong rejection of Obama’s position, and a demonstration of why the Tarheel State may already be lost to Obama.

Obama’s Position? Which position? His stated position? His nudge-nudge wink-wink position? Joe Biden’s trial balloon position? Axelrod’s Gay money position? He’s got more positions than the Kama Sutra.

trubble on May 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM

One reason why I don’t think Obama has a snowball’s chance at states like OH, VA, NC, and PA is that there are large parts of them in the same state that WV and KY are in, with respect to being destroyed by Obama’s EPA.

wildcat72 on May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

So now begins the search for the Vaughan Walker of the 4th Circuit.

Mr. D on May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

A bad night for democrats is a good night for America.

Naturally Curly on May 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Can’t wait to vote obama (D) and his circus out of town.

SuperManGreenLantern on May 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

SWEEET victories. Esp the Texas inmate-humiliating to the narcissist.

3dpuzzman on May 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Last night was nightmare fuel for Liberals.

BigGator5 on May 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The final results were even more dramatic, 61.05% to 38.95%. That represents a strong rejection of Obama’s position, and a demonstration of why the Tarheel State may already be lost to Obama.

I suspect the lopsided numbers are more an indication of how unpopular gay marriage is with black voters. Obama is trying to ride the fence between anti-gay faction and pro-gay factions of his party, and the fence is real hard and kinda splintery – rough-cut oak I think.

forest on May 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

No wonder morning Joe was ragging on Mitt big time this am about the auto bailout

They couldn’t bring themselves to talk about these defeats

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Really, with all these results they are spending time on an auto bailout which Romney opposed but had nothing to do with? That network is so pathetic.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Mr. Obama: You’re welcome. Start packing before November rolls around. I’ll make sure your staff doesn’t deface the White House like Clinton’s staff did.

The Turt

Turtle317 on May 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

One reason why I don’t think Obama has a snowball’s chance at states like OH, VA, NC, and PA is that there are large parts of them in the same state that WV and KY are in, with respect to being destroyed by Obama’s EPA.

wildcat72 on May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I live in PA, and I think it was the EPA who set up a forum for people who feel they have been harmed by “fracking”. Only 30 people in the whole state showed up to complain. As I said before, PA may be a union, democrat state, but people have to make a living, and the current administration is trying to take it away. Not to mention coal mining, closing power plants, etc.

My small town is having a “Bye-Bye Obama” rally on Saturday. That is a first here, as far as I know.

Night Owl on May 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Yes. There is hope. People are fed up with the same old same old. It’s not looking good for the Union Gangsters in WI or any place else for that matter.

NickDeringer on May 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

While I support gay marriage, I’m glad it’s being taken off the table this election(or at least should be if Obama’s got any brains) thanks to what went down in NC last night. We’ll have that debate soon enough, but I do not want this used as a wedge issue or a distraction when there are far bigger fish to fry in November.

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Nothing a few riots and assaults by public union members won’t fix.

When in doubt, beat the ever lovin’ crap out of people who resist the union demands.

Bishop on May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Happy nomad, yepper, o think it was 30 seconds on lugar and the NC ban then straight on to mitts comments

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

…the Tea Party is dead!
…a bad day for JugEars and the democrats and union management…is a joyous day for me!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

But but but hes so likeable

ldbgcoleman on May 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Puny god

LissaKay on May 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Forward.

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Forwarned

BacaDog on May 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Suh-weet!!!!

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I wonder what huge crisis is awaiting in the background?

upinak on May 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Start packin’, Mooch. One and done.

Kissmygrits on May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

The Tarheel State’s beginning to look like a lost cause.

Oh, it is. As I’ve said before, ObaMao will not, repeat NOT win North Carolina this time.

cicerone on May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

hahahahahahaha…egg on the face…Randall Terry has been running as a dem against obama, while being staunchly pro life and the dnc strips him of anything close to wins coming up with excuses all of the time so the con can expect the same…..still funny…..wonder how the mutt known as debbie whatserface will explain this one…..and the home of their convention voting against gay marriage…….Do you think obama will support gay marriage in his acceptance speech…….

crosshugger on May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

UpChuck Todd currently can’t spin West Virginia. “During campaign roll out week for Obama you can’t spin that as not bad.” Well, if he can’t it can’t be done now can it.

I woke up to Moaning Joe refusing to give the Tea Party any credit for Lugar’s defeat. It had to do with Lugar’s being in DC too long and goblins or fairies or leprechauns voting him out.

Marcus on May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Saw a post last night that someone tweeted Barrett is claiming that he won’t undo Walker’s reforms if elected. Anybody know if this was someone’s wishful thinking or real???

opustx on May 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

The WV vote is funny. Talk about humiliating.

gophergirl on May 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

…the Tea Party is dead!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Tell that to Richard Lugar. I would suggest the Tea Party is not dead, it simply has changed its tactics, focusing on the local and state elections and working for change where they can do more good. Today’s candidate for the local school board or county council is tomorrow’s candidate for the state legislature, etc.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Saw a post last night that someone tweeted Barrett is claiming that he won’t undo Walker’s reforms if elected. Anybody know if this was someone’s wishful thinking or real???

opustx on May 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Can’t possibly be true. The whole point for the millions going into this undemocratic recall is the unions trying to do precisely that.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Oh, it is. As I’ve said before, ObaMao will not, repeat NOT win North Carolina this time.

cicerone on May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Virginia, sadly, is too close to call.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Remember the Coffee Party…

Good times:)

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Walker’s opponent got less than 20,000 votes, while Walker rang up over 626,000. Contrast that the two Democrats, who combined for 619,049 votes, seven thousand less than Walker, in a primary election where unions tried to stoke turnout to boost Falk. Republicans in Wisconsin appear fired up and ready to turn out in June, and presumably in November, to protect their state against Big Labor’s efforts to undo the 2010 elections and take control of the state.

With all due respect, Ed, the combined vote total for Falk and Barrett is completely meaningless. Is it really your position that the 51,229 people who voted for other Democratic candidates in the primary won’t vote for Barrett in the general election? The meaningful comparison is Walker’s 626,000 votes in an uncontested primary (which certainly does show some enthusiasm among Rs) versus the 670,278 votes cast for all Ds in their contested primary. I suppose it’s possible that those numbers are a good sign for Walker (if one reads them as suggesting high R turnout and low to middling D turnout), but it’s far from clear that that’s the case. It seems to me that the primary results actually portend a very close general.

dextergreen on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Tea Party! Forward!

nukemhill on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

“And a man who fancies himself a god feels a very human chill run up his spine.”

-300

CurtZHP on May 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

If there hadnt been the fear of the spoiler on the Walker ticket, I think more would have crossed over and voted Falk to run against Walker. It would have been truly popcorn worthy.

Rumor has it that some Rs did cross over – bringing that whole “one million signatures” into question – now that people actually have to show up and vote, the dems numbers are down.

My friend told me she signed the petition, just because she wanted Walker to have some comeuppance for being arrogant but she really didnt want the Dems to take over because she likes what Walker has done for Wisconsin. Grrr.

Daisy_WI on May 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

My small town is having a “Bye-Bye Obama” rally on Saturday. That is a first here, as far as I know.
Night Owl on May 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Seriously? Hahaha. That’s fantastic! Be sure to take some RED velvet cake.

txhsmom on May 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Nothing a few riots and assaults by public union members won’t fix.

When in doubt, beat the ever lovin’ crap out of people who resist the union demands.

Bishop on May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Top quality post!

acyl72 on May 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Contrast that the two Democrats, who combined for 619,049 votes, seven thousand less than Walker, in a primary election where unions tried to stoke turnout to boost Falk.

Sorry, but I am going to do a little math, folks. To force a recall, the Dems needed ~800K signatures and submitted over 1 million. The total Dem vote last night – which includes GOP crossover votes for Falk – was only ~670K. So, um, where were the 400K that signed the petition against Walker go? Makes you wonder how many of those signatures were bogus and/or just to avoid getting grief from their union neighbors. No wonder the lefties didn’t want rigorous checks of the signatures…

rcpjr on May 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Drinking game phrases for tonight’s alphabet network news shows:
“extreme tea party elements” (as opposed to “mostly peaceful” OWS) and “fundamentalist Christian Southerners.”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

An obscure federal prison inmate gave President Obama an unexpected run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic Primary Tuesday, highlighting the deep dislike for the president in the Appalachian heartland.

With 96% of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Keith Judd was holding steady at 41% of the vote and had won ten counties.

I am really LOL-ing.

bazil9 on May 9, 2012 at 9:14 AM

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march… Everybody here’s got a vote…Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,”

Forewarned.

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Remember the Coffee Party…

Good times:)

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

oh yes. Narcissism at it’s best.

upinak on May 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

dextergreen on May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I don’t know the exact figures, but part of the “D” turnout was due to cross-over votes by Rs to game the system. I’ve heard numbers as high as 30-40k.

So flip those for the general. If it is as high as 40k, then you’re looking at ~665k for Walker, and 630k for Barrett.

The proof will be in the pudding, of course. And I’d really like to see some final numbers on the R cross-over. But I’m not quite as worried about this as you. Yet.

nukemhill on May 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I love how the lamestream acts like WI isn’t in play for Romney.

Narrow path my posterior.

Red Cloud on May 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

I just worry about Julia in all this. What’s going to happen to her if Obama loses?

dirtseller on May 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march… Everybody here’s got a vote…Let’s take these sons of b!tches out and give America back to an America where we belong,”

Forewarned.

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Sorry… a PPP poll of registered, deceased, but likely to have someone vote on their behalf voters are lining up 100% for Obama and they all believe that the Democrats will lead this country in the right direction.

A poll of cartoon characters and members of the cast of Glee reflect similar results.

Suck on that, wingnuts.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Sorry, but I am going to do a little math, folks. To force a recall, the Dems needed ~800K signatures and submitted over 1 million. The total Dem vote last night – which includes GOP crossover votes for Falk – was only ~670K. So, um, where were the 400K that signed the petition against Walker go? Makes you wonder how many of those signatures were bogus and/or just to avoid getting grief from their union neighbors. No wonder the lefties didn’t want rigorous checks of the signatures…

rcpjr on May 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

You’re forgetting the vaunted dem dead vote…surely they accounted for a lot of those recall signatures, but they’re normally not utilized in a primary.

changer1701 on May 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I just worry about Julia in all this. What’s going to happen to her if Obama loses?
dirtseller on May 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Her and Winston Smith will have to get real jobs.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

btw – The Left in NC is going ballistic. My lefty friends are all “ashamed” of NC and the Religious Left is upping their normal dose self-flagellation (“Naughty, church, why don’t we love more?”).

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

You mean, Ed, that Obama may lose WV? If you think WI is going red, you’re in for a deep disappointment. Keep spinning though – shows the GOP is worried.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

A judge will undoubtedly overturn NC’s bigotry. If not, SC Justice Kennedy will in a 5-4 decision – which will be expedited by the hatred shown. In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Obama, can you hear us now? I only regret I could not vote for the prisoner 11593-051.

claudius on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

…the Tea Party is dead!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Welcome to the party, pal!

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

lose = loss

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Makes you wonder how many of those signatures were bogus and/or just to avoid getting grief from their union neighbors. No wonder the lefties didn’t want rigorous checks of the signatures…

rcpjr on May 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I’ll bet close to 50% of the signatures are fraudulent.

forest on May 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

PA may be a union, democrat state, but people have to make a living, and the current administration is trying to take it away.

Night Owl on May 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

So very true.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hold on! There is a report that 600K votes against the amendment were found in a car trunk in Raleigh.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

That was my first thought, but with you bringing it up I am reassured that the 0 is in real trouble.

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Yet MSNBC spent the majority of the morning lamenting about Romney taking credit for saving GM when he said (according to them) he wanted GM to go bankrupt. Nevermind Romney always wanted a ‘managed bankruptcy.’

Whats dumber, voting a second time for Obama or believing MSNBC’s version of news?

Bensonofben on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

The WV vote is funny. Talk about humiliating.

gophergirl on May 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Yes, very humiliating. For WV. Can that state be capable of feeling embarassment though? I mean, it’s WV.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

nukemhill on May 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I don’t disagree (and I hope that you’re right)–I just think you can’t simply ignore all the D votes for candidates other than Falk and Barrett in order to pretend that Walker has it in the bag.

dextergreen on May 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Bigot

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The air smells a little better this morning…

PatriotRider on May 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

First rules of holes…never herd of it, have you.

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Gee, I haven’t read the word “racist” in this thread until I just commented it in. There must not be any trolls attending, today.

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I love the smell of toasted leftists first thing in the morning…

PatriotRider on May 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Bigot

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

It’s driving them crazy, cozmo. But it sure is fun to watch.

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

One reason why I don’t think Obama has a snowball’s chance at states like OH, VA, NC, and PA is that there are large parts of them in the same state that WV and KY are in, with respect to being destroyed by Obama’s EPA.

wildcat72 on May 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

It’s not like Barry/Baraka didn’t warn them. He told them in 2008 he planned to destroy the coal industry (and he might as well have added in the oil and natural gas industries, too).

I’m still amazed that so many people in those states — including people whose livelihoods depend on those industries — still voted for Obama in 2008. They remind me of those silly women who get into cars with serial killers and are never heard from again. “But he had such a nice smile and he promised he wouldn’t hurt me . He said I was different from the others . . . .”

AZCoyote on May 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Thanks for the smile Ed! *grins inside*

NY Conservative on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Gee, I haven’t read the word “racist” in this thread until I just commented it in. There must not be any trolls attending, today.

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

ra… nah…

PatriotRider on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

“Don’t Blame Me-I Voted For 11593-051″

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

It’s driving them crazy, cozmo. But it sure is fun to watch.

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

It will be more fun to watch when the SC legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – the tears flowing as clerks have to marry two dudes in Alabama will be delicious.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

A judge will undoubtedly overturn NC’s bigotry. If not, SC Justice Kennedy will in a 5-4 decision – which will be expedited by the hatred shown. In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Logic fail. Ad hominem much?

I don’t know where you are, but I’m in NC. 98% of the “hatred” in this state is being spewed and has been spewed by the anti-Amendment crowd. The Anti yard signs in my city must have outnumbered the Pro signs 100 to 1 (easily). I received emails at work attacking Pro voters.

My Facebook was full of veneom last night from the Anti crowd. Conservative Christians were mercilessly mocked and caricatured and demonized.

So don’t give me this faux “bigotry” and “hatred” crapola.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Yes, very humiliating. For WV. Can that state be capable of feeling embarassment though? I mean, it’s WV.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

No condescending elitism in that post. None whatsoever.

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

It’s driving them crazy, cozmo. But it sure is fun to watch.

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Yes, it is.

It will be more fun to watch when the SC legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – the tears flowing as clerks have to marry two dudes in Alabama will be delicious.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

When you lose everywhere else, pray to the supreme court. The lefty’s god.

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

North Carolina has become the 31st state to add an amendment on marriage to its constitution, with voters banning same-sex marriage and barring legal recognition of unmarried couples by state and local governments.

The final results were even more dramatic, 61.05% to 38.95%. That represents a strong rejection of Obama’s position, and a demonstration of why the Tarheel State may already be lost to Obama.

Joe Biden was last seen hiding under his desk in Wilmington (Delaware, not North Carolina).

Based on these results, Obama might want evolve, re-evolve, revolve, devolve, or not get involved.

Steve Z on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

See: “hatred” and “bigotry”.

A$$hole. Stay the hell out of NC. We already have enough Communists in Chapel Hill to last us a while.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I believe you’re going to see a much stronger republican turn-out in California this year too. I’m hearing dissatisfaction with Obama from all directions. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a democratic state but that may be in the process of not being quite so rabid. Even the the young college students want him gone.

MONACO1121 on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

A judge will undoubtedly overturn NC’s bigotry. If not, SC Justice Kennedy will in a 5-4 decision – which will be expedited by the hatred shown. In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Obama might be comfortable in NC after he loses the election since he is apparently a redneck who opposes gay marriage. Same goes for the 60% of the black voters who oppose gay marriage – they’re a bunch of redneck bigot haters too?

forest on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

No condescending elitism in that post. None whatsoever.

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Nope, none, that my friend is bigotry on a scale even the KKK would shy away from.

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

A prisoner……Really…….. perhaps bunkmates soon…….
Bwaaaahahabwaaaaa ……………. Put a fork in him he’s done…….

angrymike on May 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

The Tarheel State’s beginning to look like a lost cause.

Talk about moving the goal post. 4 years ago, it was UNIMAGINABLE that NC would ever vote for black Democrat for President. The fact that the GOP is now having to spend millions defending it and the polls are tied there goes to show how far the GOP has fallen.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Yes, very humiliating. For WV. Can that state be capable of feeling embarassment though? I mean, it’s WV.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Closed-minded, bigoted, profiling Leftist dick… but I’m being redundant.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

It will be more fun to watch when the SC legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – the tears flowing as clerks have to marry two dudes in Alabama will be delicious.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I’ll take that bet and raise you 2 Brooklyn bridges.

Long haired country boy on May 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obama might be comfortable in NC after he loses the election since he is apparently a redneck who opposes gay marriage. Same goes for the 60% of the black voters who oppose gay marriage – they’re a bunch of redneck bigot haters too?

forest on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

That fact always gets lost by the Lefties.

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obama’s Position? Which position? His stated position? His nudge-nudge wink-wink position? Joe Biden’s trial balloon position? Axelrod’s Gay money position? He’s got more positions than the Kama Sutra.

trubble on May 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM

You should go to Amazon and download the “Obama Sutra” by Stilton Jarlsberg. It’s a hoot.

swinia sutki on May 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Yes, very humiliating. For WV. Can that state be capable of feeling embarassment though? I mean, it’s WV.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Your whole shtick is concern and compassion and yet you prove that you are a stereotyping, bigot.

Vince on May 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It will be more fun to watch when the SC legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – the tears flowing as clerks have to marry two dudes in Alabama will be delicious.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

When you lose everywhere else, pray to the supreme court. The lefty’s god.

cozmo on May 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

“Save us, Obi-Won. You’re our only hope.”

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM

ra… nah…

PatriotRider on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

.
Thank you! LOL

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Hey, idiot, check the numbers in NC. We have a relatively large black population and Democrats outnumber Republicans by over 10 points.

Obama energized the black vote in a way a white Democratic couldn’t.

mankai on May 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

So, um, where were the 400K that signed the petition against Walker go? Makes you wonder how many of those signatures were bogus and/or just to avoid getting grief from their union neighbors. No wonder the lefties didn’t want rigorous checks of the signatures…

rcpjr on May 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Exactly.

Fallon on May 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

What would Eeyore say?

oldroy on May 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Eeyore is a donkey, so he’s sad for Democrats.

Or did you mean Allahpundit?

Steve Z on May 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

An Activist Democrat judge will undoubtedly overturn NC’s results of a popular vote. If not, SC Justice Kennedy will not even be the deciding vote to uphold these election results in a 7-2 decision. In any case, who wants to move to redneck NC? No big lose there!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Fixed.

PS, who wants to go to redneck NC? Why, your Democrat Party, who are holding their 2012 Convention there.

Looser.

F-

Del Dolemonte on May 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

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