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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: A Leninist and a racist

Sep 1 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: WND

As the character Cecily said to Miss Fairfax in a play written by Oscar Wilde entitled “The Importance of being Earnest”: “When I see a spade I call it a spade.” In October 2008, Obama told a gathering of his acolytes: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the Untied States of America. In five days you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of the folks o ...
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With eye on midterms, Obama tries to rally the labor troops

Sep 1 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

MILWAUKEE — Headlining the annual “Laborfest” rally here Monday, President Obama joined with prominent union leaders in an effort to mobilize a critical part of the Democratic base with just over two months until the midterm elections. Read full article > ...
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10 hours ago

On Obama’s Labor Day visit, politics still loom large

Sep 1 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

MILWAUKEE -- President Obama urged attendees at the Laborfest rally here to mobilize for the fall election rather than allow Republicans to dictate the course of national policy. After Obama complained that Republicans "oppose almost everything," sparking boos, the president said: “Don’t boo -- vote. It’s easy to boo -- vote.” Read full article >> ...
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19 hours ago

Christie Makes Mexico Trip as Foreign Policy Test

Sep 1 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

As Gov. Chris Christie (R) "prepares to go to Mexico this week for a rare, official trip outside the United States, aides insist that his intent is to deepen New Jersey's economic ties to Latin America and showcase his commitment to Hispanic voters back at home," the New York Times reports. "But at a moment of spiraling global mayhem, from Ukraine to Iraq, Mr. Christie's trip will double as a closel ...
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1 day ago

1 common link among world's most brutal terrorists

Aug 31 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: WND

Radical Islam expert Brigitte Gabriel says ISIS is capable of anything from shopping-mall shooting sprees to nuclear attacks in the U.S. and believes the best way to ward off calamity is for Americans to wake up their elected officials and demand they “throw political correctness in the garbage can” and confront the radical threat as it truly exists. She also revealed the one common link motivating the worst terrorists in the world today: the words of the Quran. Gabriel was a vict ...
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1 day ago

Democrats Rally Black Voters in Effort to Save Senate

Aug 31 2014 2:32am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office," the New York Times reports. "In black churches and on black talk radio, African-American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. ...
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2 days ago

The Caucus: Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

Aug 30 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, “we don’t have a strategy yet,” for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama’s comments on the Sunday s ...
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2 days ago

GOP Weekly Address: ‘Get to Work’ Reid and Obama

Aug 30 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Big Government

In the weekly Republican Address, Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN) criticized President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for failing to act on Republican proposals and passing detrimental economic policies while “our workers are still hurting,” and “families are being squeezed at every turn.” Buchson criticized the Obama administration for waging a war on coal, saying “here in Indiana, and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our home ...
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2 days ago

America Deserves Better than an Empty Suit with No Strategy Against Radical Islam

Aug 30 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Big Government

Let me pose a question. Do you think America is better off today then it was in 1989? Some of you may not even have been born yet to remember. But for those of you that were, what say you? You may ask, "well, what made you chose 1989?" What is the significance of that particular date? It was 10 years after the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter, a decent fellow; I remember how we were supposed to overlook his incompetency by saying, "I think he is a decent fellow." The da ...
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2 days ago

Obama Weighs Delay in Action on Immigration

Aug 30 2014 3:07am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

President Obama "is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws through executive action until after the midterm elections in November, mindful of the electoral peril for Democratic Senate candidates," the New York Times reports. "The president vowed in late June to act unilaterally, declaring a deep frustration with what he termed Republican obstr ...
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