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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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Don't impeach just yet

Jul 29 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: WND

Electorally, Mr. Obama – known to his staff as “black Jesus” – has three advantages. First is a rapidly growing population (whether legal or illegal) that, like him, does not possess Anglo pigmentation. No small fraction of the votes he gets are cast on racial grounds. Secondly, he has an acquiescent Congress, in which his cowed Republican opponents do little to face him down because they are terrified of the vindictive and relentless cam ...
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If GOP Ran Against Obama the Way Some Dems Are, They'd Be Called Racists

Jul 29 2014 8:44am CDT | Source: Big Government

As even The Daily Beast is forced to acknowledge, Obama continues to act as an albatross around the neck of Democrat hopes for holding onto control of the Senate this year. So much so, that many have now resorted to attacking their very own guy in the White House. Of the 10 states where Obama has his lowest approval ratings in the nation, Democrats are defending Senate seats in five, including South Dakota, Montana, Alaska, and Arkansas. Plenty more states where Obama’s r ...
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Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

Jul 29 2014 6:18am CDT | Source: Big Government

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Only about half of the drop in the adult partici ...
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Jul 28 2014 8:38pm CDT | Source: Big Government

They've pared it down and reduced the amount of spending in it, and now Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team are barreling ahead with a border crisis bill expected on the House floor Thursday. The bill is expected to call for the National Guard to be sent to the border and change a 2008 law cited as a hinderence to deporting tens of thousands of children who have streamed across the southern U.S. b ...
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23 hours ago

Obama skewered by street artists

Jul 28 2014 8:12pm CDT | Source: WND

When the president traveled to Hollywood last week for more fun fundraising with the “swells,” he was greeted by street art that not only mocked him, it made headlines. Truth Revolt broke the story on Tuesday with a follow-up on Wednesday: “Anti-Obama street art appeared Monday night in Silicon Valley, where President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are scheduled to speak at yet another $32,000 per-couple fundraiser with California’s rich and powerful on W ...
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Obama: See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Jul 28 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Elie Wiesel is one of my greatest heroes and I've been lucky to have a warm friendship with him. I would rarely consider disagreeing with such a global moral giant and one of the foremost Jewish personalities of modern times who has had such a profound impact on my life. Except on one issue. Hate. In many conversations, Wiesel (or as I call him, Reb Eliezer) has told me that I am wrong on the subj ...
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Israeli Leader To Obama: 'Leave Us Alone Already'

Jul 28 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Big Government

Reeling from President Obama’s Sunday call for an "immediate unconditional ceasefire" in its war against Hamas, a senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government told Israeli Army Radio that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should “leave us alone already; go bother Syria.”    The official, Housing and Construction minister Urial Ariel, complained that White House pressure on Israel was “outrageous” an ...
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2 days ago

Obama Calls Bibi, Demands 'Immediate, Unconditional' Ceasefire--HAMAS Rejects!

Jul 27 2014 5:51pm CDT | Source: Big Government

President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly on Sunday evening to demand that Israel enact "an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities," the White House said, adding support for the demilitarization of Gaza. Hamas immediately rejected the idea: "Those who try to take our weapons, we w ...
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