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November 13, 2012

Election 2012: Shell Shocked Republicans Wonder Why They Lost

How did Obama soundly defeat Romney in election 2012?

Yes Bill O’Reilly - People Want Stuff

By Roy Steele

Seven days after election 2012 - the results are in, and the conservative political prognosticators have been hard at work, trying to explain to the American people how Willard Mitt Romney lost the presidential election that they anointed him to win.

I’ve read that Romney lost the election because of shifting demographics that favor the Democrats, while I heard several political pundits on TV make the excuse that Republicans didn’t court the latino vote strongly enough, and their record turnout hurt Romney’s chances.

There were some talking heads who said that superstorm Sandy stopped Romney’s momentum, while New Jersey governor Chris Christie was criticized for praising the Obama administration’s handling of the storm - and therefore a Republican helped re-elect the president.

President George W. Bush’s election svengali Karl Rove, a Fox News contributor, refused to accept reality on election night, and he objected and protested when Fox News projected that President Obama had won the state of Ohio. Not content with just being wrong on election night, the day after the election he claimed that the Obama campaign won due to “voter suppression.”

We saw long lines of people waiting to vote in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, where Republican governors tried to keep people from voting. How that translates to Democrats suppressing the vote is an answer that only Rove's twisted mind could answer.

The Fox News genius, Bill O’Reilly, waxed on about minority voters, echoing Romney’s spurious claims that 47% of the electorate don’t pay taxes and want government handouts, and because they want their gravy train to continue -- they are voting for Obama. [emphasis mine]

“The white establishment is now the minority,” O'Reilly said. “And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You are going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama's way. People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?”
“The demographics are changing,” he said. “It’s not a traditional America anymore.
Translation: the Greedy Old Party consisting of antiquated views, and scores of old white men, didn’t do very well on election day 2012.

It absolutely amazes me that no one attributes the Republican candidate’s loss to the candidate and his party, and the divisive party platform and policy pronouncements that offended large numbers of voters.

Bill O’Reilly is right that “people want stuff,” and if he ever bothered to ask a woman, or a Hispanic voter, or a black voter, or a gay voter, what we want - he’d find out that equality, and equal access to the American dream, is the “stuff” we want. President Obama understood that, and Willard Mitt Romney and the Greedy Old Party did not.

The voters rejected the GOP one term former governor of Massachusetts, and the majority of voters endorsed Barack H. Obama’s re-election to continue as our nation’s 44th President.

It’s simple - Obama had the right “stuff,” and Romney did not.

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  1. Let's not fool ourselves. The GOP still has yesterday's old "Jim Crow" values and residue on them and desperately needs a major makeover and update. Today's current America embraces a brave and brand new "mindset" which is to instill equality for all without holding all the wealth back or our needs hostage. It wasn't just latinos, blacks, asians, gays or just women that supported Obama, it was the overwhelmingly majority progressive "white" vote that renewed Obama's lease in the White House.

    1. I couldn't agree with you more, and thank you for contributing your comment. In California, "Republican" is becoming a dirty word - and that's spreading across the country. Our two party system is dependent on two viable political parties. If the GOP can't get it together, our democracy will suffer.