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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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Obama puts Ebola-nation travelers on honor system

Oct 22 2014 8:25pm CDT | Source: WND

NEW YORK – President Obama told reporters Wednesday he is “cautiously more optimistic” that the chances of additional infections from Liberian traveler Thomas Eric Duncan are ebbing. However, amid Obama’s optimism, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the CDC is placing on the honor system travelers to the U.S. from the West African nations stricken by Ebola. Frieden explained that all travelers from West Africa who come through ...
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Obama v. Holder: Who's right about voter ID?

Oct 22 2014 8:01pm CDT | Source: WND

The Obama administration’s vigorous attacks on voter-ID laws since the president took office in 2009 already have been labeled a “con job” by several experts, and now a statement from Obama himself backs up that perspective. The administration’s Department of Justice has filed and argued multiple cases, claiming in court that voter-ID requirements – allowing people to vote only if they can show who they are through a driver’s license, an ID card or one of a number of other methods – ...
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Obama ‘cautiously more optimistic’ on Ebola

Oct 22 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

President Obama said Wednesday he was "cautiously more optimistic" that the chances of additional infections in the U.S. stemming from Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are ebbing. Speaking after holding his first Oval Office meeting with newly-appointed Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, Obama told reporters he had spoken Wednesday to co-workers of the two Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nur ...
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Steyn: Islamic Radicalism Fills the Void Left By Multiculturalism

Oct 22 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn”, argued that homegrown terrorism and the rise of Islamic radicalism are aided by the vacuum left by modern multiculturalism on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. “The modern multicultural state is nothing, it’s a nullity, it’s a hole and so people go looking for identity, and some of them find it in relatively benign things like saving the planet through climate ...
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After Ignoring ISIS Assault on Kobani, US Launches Major Strikes and Arms Turkey's Kurdish Foes

Oct 22 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not act to prevent the Islamic State from seizing Kobani because the Syrian Kurdish town was not a "strategic objective." But as news cameras on the Turkish-Syrian border showed Islamic State fighters assaulting a town in plain sight, the U.S.-led coalition responded with the most airstrikes of its Syria campaign. The U.S.-led coalition has also begun dropping air supplies o ...
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After Ignoring ISIS Assault on Kobani, US Launches Major Strikes and Arms Turkey's Kurdish Foes

Oct 22 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not act to prevent the Islamic State from seizing Kobani because the Syrian Kurdish town was not a "strategic objective." But as news cameras on the Turkish-Syrian border showed Islamic State fighters assaulting a town in plain sight, the U.S.-led coalition responded with the most airstrikes of its Syria campaign. The U.S.-led coalition has also ...
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White House Spins Sharpton Interview: Obama Was Talking about Middle Class

Oct 22 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: Big Government

Reporters grilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about President Obama’s comment to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that every Democrat on the ballot in the midterm elections had supported him and his agenda. Though Democratic candidates were distancing themselves from Obama, the President told Sharpton that they were still his allies. “The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama explained. Th ...
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NYT Blasts Democrats Nunn, Hagan, Pryor, Begich, Grimes for Running from Obama

Oct 22 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Big Government

The New York Times blasted Democrat Senate candidates who are likely to lose their elections in red states against Republican opponents for running from President Obama’s agenda. “They run the risk, though, of alienating important constituencies who prefer a party with a spine, especially black voters, who remain very supportive of Mr. Obama. By not standing firmly for their own policies, Democrats send a message to voters that the unending Republican criticis ...
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Congress hands Obama keys to Iran nuke deal

Oct 21 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: WND

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is reportedly making feverish attempts to strike what critics consider a potentially disastrous nuclear agreement with Iran, and Congress not only may be powerless to stop the deal, lawmakers have no one to blame but themselves, according to a leading analyst of Islam and terrorism. The New York Times reported many in the White House believe an agreement designed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear ...
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Order for 34 million green cards fueling national protests

Oct 21 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: WND

Maria Espinoza didn’t hesitate when asked if she would hit the streets this weekend with her banners bearing the names of Americans who had their lives snuffed out by killers who weren’t even supposed to be in the country. As a first-generation American whose father legally emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1950s, she takes it personally whenever a fellow citizen is murdered or killed by an illegal immigrant. Most often, she says, they’re killed by a drunken driver or run over ...
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