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Obama Defeats All Pundit Estimates

Obama Defeats All Pundit Estimates

Nov 7 2012, 10:03am CST | by

A landslide victory last night

Well, it is official. Barack Obama has been re-elected, marking the third president in a row to serve for the full two terms. This is the longest run of two-term presidencies in modern history. But...

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Obama Defeats All Pundit Estimates

Nov 7 2012, 10:03am CST | by

A landslide victory last night

Well, it is official. Barack Obama has been re-elected, marking the third president in a row to serve for the full two terms. This is the longest run of two-term presidencies in modern history. But what's more noteworthy is how Obama's victory surpassed even what many Democrats were predicting.

With more than 300 electoral votes, the only people whose words managed to ring true were the close advisers to Obama, who are obviously biased and will say whatever they need to in order to energize the party's electorate.

So how did it happen? First of all, Hurricane Sandy last week was an October surprise like no other. It forced all news attention away from the campaign at a time when Romney was surging in the polls. It also gave Obama a chance to appear presidential and he even garnered the praise of Republican governor Chris Christie from New Jersey.

Beyond that, though, there is the issue of the Electoral College. Obama barely squeaked victories in many swing states - states that could have easily also gone to Romney. So while it may look impressive to see Obama with more than 300 electoral votes next to Romney's 200 or so, the real story is that Obama won by a margin of just two percentage points in the popular vote.

Had those couple percentage points shifted in the other direction, it would have been a very different story this morning.

 
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Ebola czar surfaces at Ebola messaging event

Oct 29 2014 8:16pm CDT | Source: WND

WASHINGTON – The question of what has happened to newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain was answered Wednesday afternoon at a White House messaging event. The message as the event in the East Room unfolded appeared to be President Obama is preparing the way for Americans to understand why closing borders to West Africa would not be an effective way to stop the Ebola crisis from becoming a worldwide pandemic. The unspoken background of the White House event remained the ...
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GOP leaders fire back at Obama's 'chickensh-t' aide

Oct 29 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: WND

WASHINGTON – Mideast experts are dismayed, GOP and Jewish leaders are enraged and the White House is conducting damage control while not actually apologizing, after a pair of senior Obama administration officials used an obscenity to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as cowardly. This latest foreign policy crisis for the Obama administration was sparked when one White House aide ano ...
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Ben Stein: Klain ‘The Ferris Bueller of Czars'

Oct 29 2014 5:53pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Author, economist, and actor Ben Stein proclaimed new Ebola czar Ron Klain “the Ferris Bueller of czars” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. “He is the Ferris Bueller of czars. You call ‘Klain, Klain,’ he doesn't show up. He doesn't have a Wikipedia page, he doesn’t have any medical training whatsoever he’s a political hack, a guy used to put out fires” Stein declared. Stein later toned down his claims about Klain say ...
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2 days ago

Obama starts campaign swing in Milwaukee with a directive: vote

Oct 28 2014 10:14pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

MILWAUKEE — President Obama kicked off a five-state blitz of campaigning for Democrats here Tuesday with a directive: vote, and urge as many people as you know to do so. Appearing at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, Obama urged the enthusiastic crowd of more than 3,500 to get to the polls on Election Day -- or vote earl ...
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2 days ago

EDITORIAL: Scholte for Congress

Oct 28 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: washingtontimes

Four years ago, President Obama urged Hispanics to vote to "punish our enemies." The strategy didn't work, and the Democrats lost 63 House seats. Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly of Virginia, a Democrat, nearly became No. 64. Mr. Connolly clung to his 11th District seat by a mere 981 votes of ...
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3 days ago

Concerned About ISIS, But Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force

Oct 28 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In response to the U.S. bombing of Islamic State ["ISIS"] fighters in Iraq and Syria, which Congress has never explicitly approved, Members of Congress long concerned about presidents and Congresses skirting the Constitutional role of Congress in deciding when the U.S. will use military force have introduced H. Con. Res. 114, "Urging Congress to debate and vote on a statutory authorization for any sustained United States combat role in Iraq or Syria." When Congress ...
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3 days ago

How Can the GOP Stop Obama and Govern?

Oct 28 2014 4:41am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

First Read says Republicans have two big challenges to governing if they win control of both the House and Senate next week. "One, after portraying Obama as either incompetent, ruthless, or both, how do Republicans sell any kind of deal with Obama back to their base? That's the problem when your message, especially on the campaign trail, is entirely against the president. It makes cutting deals w ...
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Michael Brown protesters: Marching for a myth

Oct 27 2014 7:08pm CDT | Source: WND

There’s one thing about Atlanta everyone knows, especially those who fly into Harstfield International Airport and peer down at the seemingly endless number of highways, roads, houses and commercial developments greeting the visitor to the world’s busiest airport: traffic is a chaotic nightmare for those commuting to and from or merely passing through the city. It’s bad. Imagine spending two hours each day commu ...
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4 days ago

Where Is Your Soaring Rhetoric Now, Mr. President?

Oct 26 2014 11:14pm CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama is about as popular on the campaign trail these days as the Ebola virus. Democrats flee from him. At the mere mention of his name, they betray him. Facing dejected and angry voters, Democrats play dumb and pretend they never supported him. Where is all your soaring rhetoric now, Mr. President? What have you done with those fake columns from your big speech in 2008 that you held in the modest venue of ...
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4 days ago

Will midterm election be fair? Don't bet on it

Oct 26 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: WND

Voter fraud probably gave Mr. Obama the victory in 2012. It may well prove to be crucial in deciding the tight race to capture the Senate in 2014. As many as one in six of the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. are registered to vote, and surveys of this group have shown that nearly all of those who do vote will vote “Democrat.” Why do the illegals vote this way? The answer lies in a simple metric that has driven the “Democrat” campaign for a decade, and wh ...
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