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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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Sep 18 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sen. Rand Paul delivered these Senate remarks on the growing threat of the Islamic State in the Middle East If there is one theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism.   What much of the foreign policy elite fails to grasp is that intervention to topple secular dictators has been the prime source of that chaos. From Hussein to Assad to Ghaddafi we have the same history. Intervention topples the secular dictator. Chaos en ...
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Americans Lose Faith in Obama on Terrorism

Sep 18 2014 2:08am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

A new New York Times/CBS News Poll finds that for the first time in his presidency, more Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of terrorism than approve of it. "With midterm elections approaching, Americans' fears about a terrorist attack on United States soil are on the rise, and the public is questioning Mr. Obama's strategy for combating the militant organization calling itself the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic ...
Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire   Full article at: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria i ...
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Divided Congress Backs Obama's ISIS Plan

Sep 17 2014 4:09pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A divided House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to back President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State. Upending the normal partisan divides, numerous Democrats and Republicans came down on opposite sides of the vote, with most high-ranking lawmakers backing the White House plan to spend $500 million to vet some 5,000 members of t ...
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Sep 17 2014 2:14am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is spending two days away from Washington to meet with the generals and the scientists charged with carrying out missions against two dist ...
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The 'Good' Iraq War? 5 Things to Consider Before We March Into Another Mideast Quagmire

Sep 16 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

ISIS is a bad bunch. A deliberately macabre and diabolical death cult. Their shock and horror strategy fuels fear in their subjects, and pride in their growing band of messianic losers, freaks and disaffected Ba'athists (thank you, Douglas Feith). However, in many ways, they are no different than other marauding bands of bad guys around the planet: from Uganda's (now possibly Congo's) Acholi-Christian-Islamic madman Joseph Kony and his Lord ...
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