Team O: No, really, it was all the president

posted at 6:09 pm on November 8, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

There are any number of conclusions to be drawn from the outcome of Tuesday’s election (and how!), but among the biggest discussion points of the last two days has been about the indisputable superiority of the Democratic ground game and campaign machinery. Says Peter Hamby at CNN:

Democrats showed decisively that their ground game — the combined effort to find, persuade and turn out voters — is devastatingly better than anything their rivals have to offer.

“When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the two sides appear to be as unmatched as they have ever been on a specific electioneering tactic in the modern campaign era,” Sasha Issenberg, a journalist and an expert in the science of campaigning, wrote just days before the election proved him right. “No party ever has ever had such a durable structural advantage over the other on polling, making television ads, or fundraising, for example.” …

Obama organizers, meanwhile, had been deeply embedded in small towns and big cities for years, focusing their persuasion efforts on person-to-person contact. …

Sources involved in the GOP turnout effort admitted they were badly outmatched in the field by an Obama get-out-the-vote operation that lived up to their immense hype…

Their GOTV efforts, communications, youth outreach, internal polling, everything — there’s no denying that it was a smart and stupendous effort, and it was a decisive factor that paid off for them. But, ever on-message, Team Obama would rather we interpret this as a mark of sweeping enthusiasm for President Obama’s policies rather than a victory of logistics, according to the NYT:

But less than 48 hours after Mr. Obama clinched re-election, his aides were becoming wary that the first draft of history on the campaign was turning into a story about how smart campaign tactics had delivered victory to an embattled president rather than one about how it was all due to the president himself and his policies.

So, for the last time, his campaign team held a conference call with reporters on Thursday afternoon to push back.

“We have a remarkable staff and campaign,’’ said David Plouffe, a senior adviser to the president. But, crediting the volunteer army that went to work on his behalf, Mr. Plouffe added, “the reason that those people got involved is because they believed in Barack Obama — it was a relationship between them and our candidate.”

Jim Messina also went on to argue that the results are a vindication of the president’s proposal to hike taxes on the wealthy as a means to reduce the deficit, etc. etc.  — and I get what they’re saying, of course. In a certain light they’re correct, but even the most spectacular product on earth has trouble gaining traction without marketing. The GOP has a number of issues to address, but it’s looking more and more like we didn’t do too well on turning out a chunk of our own voters, I am highly suspicious that, supposing that ground game between the two camps was a constant instead of a variable, the end result might’ve been very different.


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I don’t know any conservatives who sat out the election…

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Kim Jong Obama

CycloneCDB on November 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The TOTUS affirmative action do nothing asshat did it all on his own.

they lie on November 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Social Media is what made the difference for them.

Facebook,twitter,etc allowed them to not even have to knock on doors.

When will the GOP catch up?

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I feel much better now knowing the affirmative action POTUS did it all on his own.

they lie on November 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I am starting to wonder about all these turn out articles. Over at Gatewaypundit, they have an article on record Evangelical turn out. Didn’t I just read that they stayed home?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

But this is obviously true. It is specifically for Obama that many of these voters are turning out.

These are groups that historically don’t vote (the youth actually was 19% of the vote this time).

agirlacamera on November 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

David Plouffe is a campaign genius, end of story.

ernesto on November 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

It’s far easier to round up chickens for slaughter, than it is for antelope…

patman77 on November 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Let be honest. Obama winning was the best thing that could happen to this site. If Romney had won then you guys wouldnt be able to come here and blame democrats for all the ills in the world anymore.

I have to admitt, its pretty entertaining to visit archived threads from just 4-5 days ago and see all these grand statements about how Obama would lose and how certain people were. I remember pointing out intrade and realclearpolitics about 3 weeks before the election and was called a troll for it. I hope next time you guys actually do look for opinions outside of your echo chambers.

As far as this article is concerned of course it was Obama.

I donated. I voted. I helped get out the vote.

#TeamObama

Politricks on November 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM

The Democratic Party headquarters in a Denver Metro suburb is right next door to the Community / Government center that disperses food, clothing, and other aid to the poor who don’t actually qualify for the “real aid” from food stamps etc.

The main HQ is downtown among the young urban trendies and the homeless.

The Republican HQs tend to be in wealthy burbs and office buildings.

If the GOP wants to change their vote-percentage in the normally Dem demographics, they have to go where the people are.

AesopFan on November 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM

But this is obviously true. It is specifically for Obama that many of these voters are turning out.

These are groups that historically don’t vote (the youth actually was 19% of the vote this time).

agirlacamera on November 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

——

I remember telling people this too. Here’s what I saw thru social networking sites. On the day of the election you just werent “cool” if you didnt post a “I voted” picture on instagram. I dont have any scientifc evidence but I can tell you every person on twitter and instagram that I follow was posting “go vote” to their followers/friends. Im sure social networking played a big part in that youth vote.

Politricks on November 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

community organizational skills in action

cmsinaz on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Obama organizers, meanwhile, had been deeply embedded in small towns and big cities for years, focusing their persuasion efforts on person-to-person contact. …

Yeah, nice house ya got there kiddo. Shame if something happened to it. Obama 2012, right? Right? You get me? Right?

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

“You sir need to drive this car, it is a wonder of engineering, class, elegance and economy. Men will envy you, women will fawn over you, and your neighbors will wish they were you.”

-Edsel advertisement

There’s the slick ad and then there’s the reality. Six months from now all those 2012 Obama owners are going to wish like hell they had bought a Romney.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hey, Politard…

Go eff yourself.

How’s that for echo chamber sentiment?

catmman on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

science of campaigning

What does science have to do with it. Another misuse of terms to make it sound reliable.

chemman on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

President elect Romney….oh wait. Lololol

Sorry guys, had to throw that in.

On a more positive note for the bubbled up HA commenters, I hear Rubio might be throwing his hat into the 2016 race. Anything to place a dent in that Hispanic support we have huh?

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

But this is obviously true. It is specifically for Obama that many of these voters are turning out.

These are groups that historically don’t vote (the youth actually was 19% of the vote this time).

agirlacamera on November 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Well, the higher percentage there is really because millions of white working class voters of all ages stayed home. Not because there was some huge ground swell of youth support for Obama this time.

TarheelBen on November 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Well, was the Ds’ ground game really that good? They turned out about 8-9 million voters LESS than in 2008, while the Rs turned out about 3 million LESS than 2008, IIRC.

That said, the RNC could’ve done a lot better job getting our vote out than they did. However, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that we had a huge number of our voters deciding to stay home and a smaller number deciding to vote L. Don’t know why yet, but suspect that a good percentage of them were not happy that a “moderate” was nominated once again and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that a large minority of evangelicals sat it out because of the Mormon thing.

Whatever, in 2014 we’d better be ready on the ground and again in 2016, assuming of course we still have free elections going forward.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I don’t know any conservatives who sat out the election…

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I agree. Makes you question that whole only 20% of Americans are liberal meme.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I don’t know any conservatives who sat out the election…

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Doesn’t mater. The election was decided by the non-political who were talked into voting a straight Democrat ticket.

Count to 10 on November 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

rice as secretary of state?

good times in the muslim countries…

cmsinaz on November 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

the results are a vindication of the president’s proposal to hike taxes on the wealthy as a means to reduce the deficit, etc. etc. — and I get what they’re saying, of course. In a certain light they’re correct

Envy, class warfare and demagoguery worked. Obama must be so proud.

cool breeze on November 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I dont have any scientifc evidence but I can tell you every person on twitter and instagram that I follow was posting “go vote” to their followers/friends. Im sure social networking played a big part in that youth vote.

Politricks on November 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

And you never will. This is not testable using the scientific method so quit using terms incorrectly.

chemman on November 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

President elect Romney….oh wait. Lololol

Sorry guys, had to throw that in.

On a more positive note for the bubbled up HA commenters, I hear Rubio might be throwing his hat into the 2016 race. Anything to place a dent in that Hispanic support we have huh?

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

HAL, you don’t have “support”, you have puppets.
Or is that muppets?

Count to 10 on November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Bark killed Bin Laden, “I did that!” he screamed.

Benghazi….well that was someone elses screw up, let’s move on.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I don’t know any conservatives who sat out the election…
OmahaConservative on November 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I didn’t and know of others. But I did support the GOP downstream.

AH_C on November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Something is very fishy in a stinky way to have an outcome like this.

Remember in 2010 Harry Reid was polling behind Sharon Angel and then low and behold, harry won by 40K votes in the Las vegas district? I do remember the SEIU performed maintenance on voting machines.

I don’t want to get any conspiracy theories started but I won’t put it past the despicable Chicago thugs in the white house to pull a stunt like this.

Maybe Harrry Reid’s 2010 election was the first experiment???

b1jetmech on November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I donated. I voted. I helped get out the vote.

#TeamObama

Politricks on November 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I know. Ironically, most of the regular posters are now gone.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

David Plouffe is a campaign genius, end of story.

ernesto on November 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Yes, and he’s also real good at taking $100,000 speaking fee’s from the Iranians.

JPeterman on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Your party will implode within 18 months, during the riots. Enjoy the fruits of your (LOL) Labor.

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

this

cmsinaz on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Democrats showed decisively that their ground game — the combined effort to find, persuade and turn out voters — is devastatingly better than anything their rivals have to offer.

Yeah, we’re just not good at voter fraud. Is there somewhere we could go to learn? Is there a Chicage Institute of Voter Fraud and Assorted Thuggery?

squint on November 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

David Plouffe is a campaign genius, end of story.

ernesto on November 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Yes Sir!

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Its a mandate. Everyone email your GOP House congressman if you have one, or Boehner himself as I did, and ask they pass without any resistance whatever Obama proposes, from carbon taxes, to cap and trade, to EPA regs, to whatever.

Let it burn. Keyser Soze.

Ca97 on November 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Uh, yeah, don’t forget to give credit to the MSM, who did the real heavy lifting for BO.

Syzygy on November 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I think we need to coin a new phrase. Instead of Going Galt, we’re gonna all Go Bishop.

/former small business owner and I know zactly what you’re doing and I think it is great.

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

So is THIS the year the president is going to quit running around the country giving speeches and bloviating about what he’s going to do and actually get to work doing it? Yea, right. It will be four more years of the same bs and then he’ll leave office with a record as worst president the country has ever had.

scalleywag on November 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

squint on November 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

heh

just finished watching showtime’s Boss, you can learn a thing or two there

cmsinaz on November 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

President elect Romney….oh wait. Lololol

Sorry guys, had to throw that in.

On a more positive note for the bubbled up HA commenters, I hear Rubio might be throwing his hat into the 2016 race. Anything to place a dent in that Hispanic support we have huh?

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

YEAH…were all just laughing our @SSes off! Ha Ha! Big Belly Laugh everyone!!! Yuk yuk yuk!

You now what’s even more funny is the 16 trillion in debt!

Devalue currency!

SH–ty economy!

High gas prices!

and we can’t wait to watch you eat the SCHit sandwich with the rest of us!!!

It’s just funny isn’t it!

Oh why so serious?

b1jetmech on November 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

you have to lol at these young ignorant Obama cultists that comment here…

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Jim Messina also went on to argue that the results are a vindication of the president’s proposal to hike taxes on the wealthy as a means to reduce the deficit, etc. etc. — and I get what they’re saying, of course.

Well, I won’t pick a fight with that. We can all agree that, whatever the hurricane or GOTV had to do with this, this was a mandate for higher taxes.

Give the people what they want. As H L Mencken said, good and hard.

HitNRun on November 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I can’t find anyone that voted for Obama… Guest they’ve all gone back to the grave.

purgatory on November 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

There’s the slick ad and then there’s the reality. Six months from now all those 2012 Obama owners are going to wish like hell they had bought a Romney.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Only if their free stuff gets cut off, which I doubt will happen. We’ll just borrow/print even more money to deal with the coming crash so the free stuff can keep on flowing. This is how you “fundamentally transform” an economy. It’s called, “Going Greek”.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

5% unemployment….oh wait….lololololol

No more lobbyists in the administration… oh wait…lolololol

Gitmo closed in 100 days…oh wait…lololololol

7 million new jobs…oh wait…lolololol

Cut the deficit in half within 3 years…oh wait…lolololol

Bring all the troops home…oh wait…lololololololol

Cease secret wiretapping…oh wait…lololololol

Hope and Change…oh wait….ok not so funny.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Whatever, in 2014 we’d better be ready on the ground and again in 2016, assuming of course we still have free elections going forward.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

This is the key. We have to start now.

Minnesota didn’t even get into gear until a month before the election. I sent e-mails begging to let me volunteer – nothing. Never got contacted once.

That has got to change.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Your party will implode within 18 months, during the riots. Enjoy the fruits of your (LOL) Labor.

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

How can there be riots when unemployment drops below 4%? Look I know a lot of non college educated conservatives ( 90% of conservatives) lost their jobs as a result of the fraud college educated conservatives bestowed on this country.

It may not seem like it now but trust me, Obama’s Keynesian economics policies is fixing it. You all will be begging for another Obama term in 2016.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Why are people still engaging the trolls? They try and dominate every single post there is and you people let them get away with it. sigh.

scalleywag on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Well, was the Ds’ ground game really that good? They turned out about 8-9 million voters LESS than in 2008, while the Rs turned out about 3 million LESS than 2008, IIRC.

Romney’s GOTV knocked on 75,000 doors in OH during the final weekend, and bragged about it on twitter.

Obama’s GOTV knocked on 350,000 doors in OH during the final weekend.

The election was won, at least partly, on the far, far superior Obama ground game.

gumbyandpokey on November 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I can’t find anyone that voted for Obama… Guest they’ve all gone back to the grave.

purgatory on November 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Funny you mention that. EdLine (educational website/tool) did an online survey of who High School kids wanted for president. Results? Romney.

But, that’s okay. Because Obama is teh Awesome.

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

“You sir need to drive this car, it is a wonder of engineering, class, elegance and economy. Men will envy you, women will fawn over you, and your neighbors will wish they were you.”

-Edsel advertisement

There’s the slick ad and then there’s the reality. Six months from now all those 2012 Obama owners are going to wish like hell they had bought a Romney.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Nah…They’ll just blame their misfortune on a morph of the Bushomney Monster.

Liberals can never admit being wrong or failing…those few who do become conservatives.

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Why are people still engaging the trolls? They try and dominate every single post there is and you people let them get away with it. sigh.

scalleywag on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

The one in here is especially nasty.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

The election was won, at least partly, on the far, far superior Obama ground game.

gumbyandpokey on November 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I voted for Obama!

/

Key West Reader on November 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I can’t find anyone that voted for Obama… Guest they’ve all gone back to the grave.

purgatory on November 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

That is because you refuse to leave this HA bubble. Trust me we are out there. Evidence 2days ago.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

How can there be riots when unemployment drops below 4%? Look I know a lot of non college educated conservatives ( 90% of conservatives) lost their jobs as a result of the fraud college educated conservatives bestowed on this country.

It may not seem like it now but trust me, Obama’s Keynesian economics policies is fixing it. You all will be begging for another Obama term in 2016.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM


OCCUPY is on Youtube…Try to keep up

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Team O: No, really, it was all the president

Brought to you by the letters ABC, CBS, NBC…

disa on November 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

RESULTS, RESULTS, RESULTS.

Re: the election, the Communist Democrats ARE THE GODS OF POLITICS.
and the gop sucks.

Re: the economy, both parties suck. The Dems because they want to
collapse the system so they can rebuild it their way. And the gop
because they are too gutless to stand for anything….except
being gutless.

The Teater Demographic Rules in America.

Pull that wagon harder boys and girls your fellow citizens are filling it fast.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

How can there be riots when unemployment drops below 4%? Look I know a lot of non college educated conservatives ( 90% of conservatives) lost their jobs as a result of the fraud college educated conservatives bestowed on this country.

It may not seem like it now but trust me, Obama’s Keynesian economics policies is fixing it. You all will be begging for another Obama term in 2016.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

What evidence is there that job creation is going to magically kick in to high gear?

spinach.chin on November 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

That is because you refuse to leave this HA bubble. Trust me we are out there. Evidence 2days ago.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Although 10 million less than in 2008. Hmmm.

disa on November 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

It will come before that, the full weight of ObamaCare hits next October and mass layoffs will already be in full swing long before that.

Boeing just announced a large layoff and Microsoft is enduring its first hiring freeze in 10 years, those are just two examples.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

chemman on November 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

‘Everyone he was following’ = his six baby mommies.

slickwillie2001 on November 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The gop is a PERMANENT MINORITY PARTY.

You are infested by RINOs in the leadership.

The media MUST BE TAKEN OVER.

gop, 1860-2012.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

It may not seem like it now but trust me, Obama’s Keynesian economics policies is fixing it. You all will be begging for another Obama term in 2016.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Now that’s a keeper.

Mr. D on November 8, 2012 at 6:41 PM

From another thread:

Oh the election results were frightful
But the fire will be delightful
And since we’ve no place else to turn
Let It Burn! Let It Burn! Let It Burn!

There’s no sign of destruction stopping
So I’ve bought some corn for popping
There’s just one way progressives learn
Let It Burn! Let It Burn! Let It Burn!

Now the country is slowly dying
Voters spoke, there’s no denying
Let the country get what it earned
Let It Burn! Let It Burn! Let It Burn!

The Rogue Tomato on November 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Michelle Bachmann got NOT ONE PENNY from the national/congressional Party.

John Boehner is a filthy backstabbing power hungry career politican and he MUST BE REPLACED.

Boehner MUST GO.

Boehner MUST GO.

Boehner MUST GO.

Boehner MUST GO.

Boehner MUST GO.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

“When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the two sides appear to be as unmatched as they have ever been on a specific electioneering tactic in the modern campaign era,”

TRANSLATION: They’ll pander to anyone and promise the world. And the numbnuts will come back and support him again, even when he’s done nothing for them.

GarandFan on November 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I am starting to wonder about all these turn out articles. Over at Gatewaypundit, they have an article on record Evangelical turn out. Didn’t I just read that they stayed home?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

yeah

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Now that’s a keeper.

Mr. D on November 8, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Yep, that will be a fun one to pull out about a year from now.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

David Plouffe is a campaign genius, end of story.

ernesto on November 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

No question.

If conservatives don’t start taking notes, we’re doomed.

spinach.chin on November 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

What evidence is there that job creation is going to magically kick in to high gear?

spinach.chin on November 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Hope.

Oh, and one of the umpteen financial houses predicted good growth over the next four years. Which is decisive, because said outfits were so prescient with the subprime crisis, GM, and sovereign debt ratings.

Actually, they probably hit the nail on the head except the were expecting Romney to be president. Now, taxes, plus extra taxes on anyone who hires anyone, and extra extra taxes on any company that hires more than 49 people.

Good thing those taxes are just on the rich though. We middle class people can just hire and buy everything from each other.

HitNRun on November 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I wish I had a dime
For all the bad times
But the bad times
Always keep the change

– Lyle Lovett

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-john-boehner-obamacare-paul-ryan-20121108,0,3036470.story

WASHINGTON – In a wide-ranging interview, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said raising tax rates is “unacceptable,” vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan is not the new leader of the GOP and the reelection of President Obama means the nation’s new healthcare law is “the law of the land.”

SHOCKER!!!

The betrayal is complete.

ALL TRUE CONSERVATIVES…..

ABANDON SHIP!!!

ABANDON SHIP!!!

ABANDON SHIP!!!

ABANDON SHIP!!!

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Their side takes electioneering VERY SERIOUSLY.

The leaders of the GOP …DON’T.

KirknBurker on November 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The media MUST BE TAKEN OVER.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Yep.

This is the only way we can start eating away at the dem advantage.

spinach.chin on November 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Their side takes electioneering VERY SERIOUSLY.

The leaders of the GOP …DON’T.

KirknBurker on November 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The problem is the GOP gives people the benefit of the doubt for being intelligent and having some knowledge of the news and basic economic principles.

The Dems know basically most people are ignorant and plain dumb. They campaign to the lowest common denominator. That’s how they win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Mid-term elections are just 2 short years away.

Obama either will be walking a fine line and won’t do anything too dramatic until afterwards — or he’ll go for broke before we reach the mid-terms when it’s too late to mitigate and flat undo what has been done during those coming 2 years.

Either way — it will be raining Executive Orders and Executive Privilege to be sure.

Remember 2010!

FlatFoot on November 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The Democratic Party headquarters in a Denver Metro suburb is right next door to the Community / Government center that disperses food, clothing, and other aid to the poor who don’t actually qualify for the “real aid” from food stamps etc.

The main HQ is downtown among the young urban trendies and the homeless.

The Republican HQs tend to be in wealthy burbs and office buildings.

If the GOP wants to change their vote-percentage in the normally Dem demographics, they have to go where the people are.

AesopFan on November 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Our country will soon be a ghetto…so I don’t think this will be be a problemo

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I used to live down the street from a community organizer. I never signed one of his petitions or attended any of his gatherings, but the guy was relentless.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

The only way I see the unemployment rate declining is the same way it’s been happening for the last year or so – peeps leaving the workforce en masse.

spinach.chin on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Eh, an executive order mandating that no one can be fired will be issued and things will be fine.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Pappy, I haven’t been invited to the Mensa meetings yet and probably won’t be going to the lightening round on Jeopardy but let me get this straight: You think Boehner must go.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yeah, we’re just not good at voter fraud. Is there somewhere we could go to learn? Is there a Chicage Institute of Voter Fraud and Assorted Thuggery?

squint on November 8, 2012 at 6:27 P

Early voting just increases the ability for frauds to take place. My FIRST thought after the results was that there must be fraud. Philly is firsin line. Is there nothing we can do??

congma on November 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

How about a peaceful split?

Like Czech Republic and Slovakia?

Our country appears to be split around 50/50 so why is this not an option?

Both sides would be infinitely happier with that and both would love to kick the other side out anyway.

Think!

Get the ball rolling on the idea of a peaceful divorce as in the end, it will be better.

Too much division, and Obama emphasized it so much in his campaign.

KirknBurker on November 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Mark is on a major rant!!! I’ve never heard him so upset. He’s right on what he’s saying. We need to replace Boehner as speaker.
Who should it be? I think we all need to call as many members of the House as needed and often!! I don’t know how many members vote for the speaker, but maybe you do.

bluefox on November 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Eh, an executive order mandating that no one can be fired will be issued and things will be fine.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Genius idea! And, what will make it work even better would be wage freezes and price controls. What could go wrong?

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Yep! Boehner has to go!

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

They campaign to the lowest common denominator. That’s how they win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Couldn’t agree more.

I heard Greg Gutfeld say something like “Obama voters think Benghazi is the new club DJ”.

salem on November 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Just wondering– Has hotair become some sort of fair and balanced website? It seems like it is saturated with trolls.

mobydutch on November 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/yes-this-is-the-obama-cover-for-newsweeks-post-election-issue/

Behold our conquering hero. The most merciful Barack OJesus.

I have to compliment the left they ARE THE GODS OF POLITICS in this country.

Like someone said earlier……they own the gop, all day, all night.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Eh, an executive order mandating that no one can be fired will be issued and things will be fine.

Bishop on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Genius idea! And, what will make it work even better would be wage freezes and price controls. What could go wrong?

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It’s quicker and easier for the Gubmint to seize it…why bother with pesky details.

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Get the ball rolling on the idea of a peaceful divorce as in the end, it will be better.

Too much division, and Obama emphasized it so much in his campaign.

KirknBurker on November 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

While I’d love a peaceful divorce from the blue b!tch, there’s a slight little problem. Don’t think she’d go for it since where do you think most of her money comes from now? Yep, just as red boys.

If there’s ever a divorce, we’ll have to fight for it.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/yes-this-is-the-obama-cover-for-newsweeks-post-election-issue/

Behold our conquering hero. The most merciful Barack OJesus.

I have to compliment the left they ARE THE GODS OF POLITICS in this country.

Like someone said earlier……they own the gop, all day, all night.

PappyD61 on November 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Obama is the new founding father of a transformed nation.

Texas needs to start storing ummm…useful stuff.

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Kudlow just announced that O is going to address the fiscal cliff tomorrow in a “speech.” 1pm tomorrow.

Boehner will address the press. O won’t take questions

CoffeeLover on November 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I used to live down the street from a community organizer. I never signed one of his petitions or attended any of his gatherings, but the guy was relentless.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I ran one off my front porch a couple of years ago; haven’t seen him since, LOL

bluefox on November 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

If there’s ever a divorce, we’ll have to fight for it.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Geographically we are squeezed between the two coasts so there’s not gonna be a peaceful separation.

workingclass artist on November 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Couldn’t agree more.

I heard Greg Gutfeld say something like “Obama voters think Benghazi is the new club DJ”.

salem on November 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Hello people actually believed Romney wanted to ban tampons. COME ON!

Our party is going to have to go “dumb” in order to win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Just wondering– Has hotair become some sort of fair and balanced website? It seems like it is saturated with trolls.

mobydutch on November 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

They’re still taking their arrogant little victory laps, which soon will subside. However, until then, I’m personally maintaining my observance of …

TROLLCOTT™

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I ran one off my front porch a couple of years ago; haven’t seen him since, LOL

bluefox on November 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hahahahaha!

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Hello people actually believed Romney wanted to ban tampons. COME ON!

Our party is going to have to go “dumb” in order to win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Not necessarily, gg. We had 3 million of our voters from 2008 stay at home or vote L, and they had about 9 million of there’s do so. We just didn’t turn out that vote and, actually, should have, plus turned out about 3 million more. A lot of our vote didn’t show because they felt Romney not conservative enough. Had we gotten them to the polls, Romney would’ve won by a landslide.

TXUS on November 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

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