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I went to a few Romney events here in WNC and the excitement greater then I had seen since Reagan and was SOOOOOOOOO Disappointed at the results!Here is an interesting read. http://www.policymic.com/articles/19101/popular-vote-2012-romney-actually-got-more-votes-than-bush-in-2004-and-still-lost
The smaller turnout is still a puzzle to me. It concerns me that so many of non-dem folks are single issue voters. Neither McCain or Romney were as conservative as I would like. However, I sure as hell was not going to vote for Obama or give him an absentee vote by not voting. I am in agreement with Solar that this current crowd is so incompetent that they will continue to screw up. The question will be how long will it take the MSM to jump off his wagon?
I have 3 kids 27, 30 and 32. All voted for Obama against my encouragement not to. Whey did I teach them that it is important to vote? Anyway their reasons for voting for Obama were mostly based upon the lies that Obama's campaign spread. Two are girls and they thought that Romney was going to take their rights away an make birth control illegal. Then the belief that Romney was going to cut taxes for the rich and raise their taxes. They were upset when they saw that 2% tax come back for SS. Told them to thank Obama. When the health care system cuts in I think they will find out that they walked happily into a trap. Oh one goodie that Obama created is a new way to pay for student loans. Your payment is based on how much you make. So if you get out of school and do not get a decent job you will end up paying virtually nothing against the loan. The payment has zero connection to the amount borrowed so those who realize how the payback will work, are going to borrow as much as they can. So we once again are funding those who know how to take advantage of the system. School is not a bad job and If I knew that I could borrow as much as I could and only had to pay back at an amount equal to what is set for pay scale I would have borrowed more and probably stayed in school longer. I have lots of education but back then you had to pay back what you borrowed. My point is that the govt is doing all that it can to remove consequences for anything. Do not want to work hard, you get free stuff so you live like those who do work hard. A mother with 2 kids on welfare and getting all the goodies lives like on who earns nearly 50K. So no down side and no responsibility required.
"Two are girls and they thought that Romney was going to take their rights away an make birth control illegal."With all due respect if they could be that misinformed at the ages you mentioned, what does that say about those that voted for him?
I love when someone points out how ludicrous the truth can be.You just pointed out how the average lib votes with the emotional equivalency to that of a 20 something female.Love it!
I'm just as you say pointing out the silliness of it. As much as I despise Obama, I never heard him or his minions say or imply any such thing. My point is that could have been easily discounted, yet they went and voted for him without first trying to find out if it's true? That's mind boggling especially given the ages.I'll bet there were many more just like that.
Yep, an entire generation apparently... Sadly, nullifying ignorance is something that comes with age and wisdom, something a majority of which will look back in years to come, and realize just how big of sheep they were.Sometimes being cool doesn't mean blindly following the crowd, but having the wisdom to stand out and be a leader.I still have faith that many of the kids that followed blindly will see the ills of their ways and ask questions next time.I base it on my own generation eventually seeing the light.