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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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5 days ago

A crumbling Constitution

Oct 14 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: WND

Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the founders gave us a republic, “if you can keep it.” Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. The Constitution’s limits on government power helped create the most free and prosperous country on earth. But now, some Americans, right and left, give up on the Constitution whenever it gets in the way of policies ...
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5 days ago

The U.S. and India: Forward Together

Oct 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A re-energized commitment to move both countries forward, together. That is what President Obama, leader of the world's oldest democracy, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's largest democracy, collectively committed to after their meeting last month. I say re-energized commitment because we are already committed to each other, particularly economically. India's economic growth has created a rising ma ...
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5 days ago

Obama's Untenable Position Regarding Silwan Arabs

Oct 14 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

60 houses built by the Ezrat Niddachim charitable organisation in Silwan, Jerusalem, for poor Yemenite Jews in the 1880s. An Arab resident of Silwan, East Jerusalem, was knifed to death, Thursday evening, in what some neighbors say was retaliation for selling an apartment to Jews. Several other Arabs suspected of real estate dealings with Jews are in hiding. Fadi Maragha, a Fatah representative in Silwan, said that the Arabs who sold their pro ...
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6 days ago

New Poll Finds Tillis, Hagan Tied 40 percent to 40 Percent

Oct 13 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A new poll among likely North Carolina voters reveals just how close the election for U.S. Senate will likely be.  A High Point University poll released Monday finds Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) both with 40 percent of the vote, if the election were held today. The Libertarian candidate, pizza deliveryman Sean Haugh received 7 percent.  Mondays results show an apparent tightening of the race fr ...
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1 week ago

SAVE SYRIAN KURDS FROM SLAUGHTER IN KOBANI

Oct 11 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

SAVE SYRIAN KURDS FROM SLAUGHTER IN KOBANI By David L. Phillips ISIS is on the verge of occupying Kobani, the Kurdish city on the Syria-Turkey border. The UN Special Envoy warns that up 700 people, mainly elderly, will "most likely be massacred." Kurdish fighters desperately need arms and ammunition to stave off the ISIS onslaught. The UN Security Council should also authorize a humanitarian corridor so civilians can escape the slaughter. Turkish tanks are parked on the hills ...
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1 week ago

Obama, CDC Contradict Each Other over Ebola Safety on Public Transportation

Oct 10 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: Big Government

While President Obama said in a video message released Thursday that Ebola cannot be contracted through casual contact “like sitting next to someone on a bus,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans with symptoms of the disease traveling in or arriving home from Ebola-stricken nations to “avoid public transportation.” As CNSNews.com reports, Obama spoke in a video message to West African citizens whose countries are experiencing a s ...
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1 week ago

Obama Visits Ted Lieu's Campaign Headquarters

Oct 10 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama stopped by the campaign headquarters of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) on Thursday to offer his endorsement of the candidate in person and to provide some motivation to campaign volunteers working the phones. Lieu is running against Republican Elan Carr to replace outgoing 33rd District Rep. Henry Waxman in one of the most true-blue congressional districts in the country. According to the Washington Post, both Lieu an ...
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1 week ago

Republicans Say Obama’s Immigration Action Challenges Constitution, But History Says Otherwise

Oct 10 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: White House/Pete Souza House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) slammed President Obama for his forthcoming executive action on immigration, claiming that the action could “inject serious constitutional questions into an already heated debate,” according to a joint statement released Thursday. But two new reports by the Immigration Policy Center and Center for American Progress point to a wellspring of ...
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1 week ago

David Vitter Unhappy With Ebola Aid Strategy Because It 'Focuses On Africa'

Oct 10 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is urging his colleagues to oppose President Barack Obama's request for $1 billion to fight the spread of Ebola, in part because the plan "focuses on Africa" instead of "our own borders." More than 3,800 people have died from the disease so far. All of them have been in Africa, except one man in the United States who contracted the disease while in Liberia. Vitter aired his objections in ...
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1 week ago

True Patriotism Requires Supporting Every President

Oct 10 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

My chief criticisms of President Obama have been consistent and unwavering. The president made a partisan and ill-advised decision to pursue healthcare reform during his first term while the economy somersaulted down toward the basement. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ultimately offered a solution that pleased neither side, nor fixed the fundamental problem. The system is still broken, still motivated by profit margins. Also, Mr. Obama promised immigration reform while ...
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