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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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2 weeks ago

Obama aide: 'He doesn't feel repudiated'

Nov 4 2014 11:05pm CST | Source: WND

(NEW YORK TIMES) WASHINGTON — Two things were clear long before the votes were counted on Tuesday night: President Obama would face a Congress with more Republicans for his final two years in office, and the results would be seen as a repudiation of his leadership. But that was not the way Mr. Obama saw it. The electoral map was stacked against him, he argued, making Democrats underdogs from the start. And his own party kept him off the trail, meaning he never really g ...
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2 weeks ago

The deadly politicization of Ebola

Nov 4 2014 6:17pm CST | Source: WND

By Richard Amerling, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond in an attempt to explain away their opposition to the basic epidemiological method of containment and quarantine. There is simply no dispute that Ebola needs to be contained in West ...
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2 weeks ago

U.S. Midterm Elections: It's the Facts, Stupid

Nov 4 2014 5:26pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

"Election day 1944", painting by Norman Rockwell. But no FDR on the ballot in this week's election. As must readers of are likely to know, the UK Guardian is one of the few English language left-of-center daily newspapers (and free to read online, though I recommend the app). It carries quite a lot of news about the United States, but, I regret to report, can on occasion get a story spect ...
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What Will Tonight’s Results Tell Us About 2016?

Nov 4 2014 12:04pm CST | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

New York Times: “Republicans are closely watching Colorado, where Senator Mark Udall and Gov. John W. Hickenlooper, both Democrats, are in danger of losing. Mr. Obama won the state twice, and with a younger, increasingly progressive population, Colorado has been trending Democratic. If Representative Cory Gardner can defeat Mr. Udall, who made his campaign almost exclusively about abortion rights and contracep ...
Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire   Full article at: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
 

 
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2 weeks ago

The Pressure to Escalate

Nov 4 2014 8:27am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Sometimes it seemed that only two issues mattered in the midterm election campaigns just ended. No, I'm not talking about Obamacare, or the inequality gap, or the country's sagging infrastructure, or education, or energy policy. I mean two issues that truly threaten the wellbeing of citizens from Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa to New Hampshire and North Carolina. In those states and others, both were debated heatedly by candidates for the Senate and House ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
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2 weeks ago

The Pressure to Escalate

Nov 4 2014 8:27am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Sometimes it seemed that only two issues mattered in the midterm election campaigns just ended. No, I'm not talking about Obamacare, or the inequality gap, or the country's sagging infrastructure, or education, or energy policy. I mean two issues that truly threaten the wellbeing of citizens from Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa to New Hampshire and North Carolina. In those states and others, both were debated heatedly by candidates ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
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2 weeks ago

The Pressure to Escalate

Nov 4 2014 8:18am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The Phantasmagoric World of Washington Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Sometimes it seemed that only two issues mattered in the midterm election campaigns just ended.  No, I’m not talking about Obamacare, or the inequality gap, or the country’s sagging infrastructure, or education, or energy policy.  I mean two issues that truly threaten the well-being of citizens from Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa to New Hampshire and North Carolina.  In those states ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
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2 weeks ago

The Price of Failure and Rise of Extremism: How Democrats Blew It

Nov 4 2014 8:09am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Politicians of all stripes since the dawn of time have perfected the art of feigned regret and false outrage in the face of opposition, while embracing blind indifference to their own failures. Standard fare for the left and right. But the depth, intensity, and institutionalized hypocrisy of the political right has taken our country on a new course; conservatives are writing a new chapter if not a new book on cynicism, deceit and delusion. As ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
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Study: Non-Citizen Votes May Have Tipped 2008 Election for Obama

Nov 3 2014 8:19pm CST | Source: Big Government

European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution. The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box.  Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections. But a new academic study shows foreign nationals hav ...
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American heroine: Obama guilty of 'war on women'

Nov 3 2014 7:04pm CST | Source: WND

As Democrats make women’s issues the center of many statewide races around the country and allege Republicans want to take away their personal freedoms, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly says President Obama is the one truly guilty of waging a “war on women” for suggesting mothers who stay at home to raise their kids are making a choice the government does not approve. She also said this attitude from the political left is nothing new. But despite ...
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