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Old 2012-11-07, 00:38   Link #2561
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Damn it, it looks like Proposition 30 in CA won't pass. I'm pissed.

It was a state tax for the next 4 years that would raise $6 billion in funding for schools.
It's only the central valley vote. There still hope. I can't wait to see the results of LA, San Fran, and the other big cities. I live in the central valley and let me tell you that even Mitt Romney won in this area.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:38   Link #2562
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Criticisms of Romney not being conservative enough have arisen

This worries me .. as a person that doesn't dislike the Republican party and believes people should have choice .. but is a social liberal ..

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if the GOP double downs on the ultra-conservative side, they'll only end up on the wrong side of history as the demographic shift continue to go the other way.

The pundits can say what they want, but I don't think the GOP is stupid enough to want to cement itself as a minority party going forward.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:38   Link #2563
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He's shouldn't concede until all the polls are closed. That means waiting for Alaska to close in about 20 or so minutes.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:41   Link #2564
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Criticisms of Romney not being conservative enough have arisen
This is such a poor and ridiculous thing for them to say.

Must I remind those people that the last good/very good Republican president was a moderate Republican president who took his time pondering the good policies from his predecessors? Geez, there's never any good for a politician to lean on either extreme of the ideological spectrum when running for the top chair of the country.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:42   Link #2565
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Obama at 303 electoral votes now...he just won Virginia.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:43   Link #2566
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Criticisms of Romney not being conservative enough have arisen

This worries me .. as a person that doesn't dislike the Republican party and believes people should have choice .. but is a social liberal ..

Reply hazy, try again
*nod* Which is appalling from a "political strategy" POV. Romney being more conservative would just have moved more moderate swing voters to Obama's camp and made the President's reelection. It's just more polarization, more extremism, which is bad on any and all sides. I don't care what one's position is; if they're fanatical about it, it's a bad thing.

(Heh, I know what you mean about hazy outcomes: I'm a social liberal on most things (the exceptions tending to be crime and the military), and I oppose the national Republican party's fiscal policy, but I support the state Republican party's fiscal policy in the wake of over a decade of Democratic mismanagement...only we've got a complete throw-the-tea-in-the-bay wingnut for a governor. *headdesk*)
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:44   Link #2567
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This is such a poor and ridiculous thing for them to say.

Must I remind those people that the last a good/very good Republican president was a moderate Republican president who took his time pondering the good policies from his predecessors? Geez, there's never any good for a politician to lean on either extreme of the ideological spectrum when running for the top chair of the country.
Too bad the current GOP leadership doesn't care, they would rather play revisionist history and stop Obama from doing anything.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:46   Link #2568
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Also of note, looks like the 4 states that had same-sex marriage on their ballot is looking like they may all pass, with Maryland projected to pass already.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:47   Link #2569
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How can he not get enough votes for not being conservative enough? Do they think too many ultra conservatives voted for Obama? Or do they think maybe just didn't vote because he was not conservative enough?

The usual trick is to get more moderate so you get the independants and right leaning Democrats to vote Republican...not go full hard core extremist.

Has anyone noted the voter turnout percentage of the population yet, or will that take another several days (to a week maybe) fo find out?
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:47   Link #2570
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Criticisms of Romney not being conservative enough have arisen

This worries me .. as a person that doesn't dislike the Republican party and believes people should have choice .. but is a social liberal ..

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Not unexpected. I imagine the teahatters will firmly lock the party in a losing cultural battle until they're eventually either booted out by resurgent rational Repubs, or damage the brand beyond repair.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:47   Link #2571
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CNN just flashed that "Romney to speak to supporters soon"

Concentrate and ask again
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:49   Link #2572
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Also of note, looks like the 4 states that had same-sex marriage on their ballot is looking like they may all pass, with Maryland projected to pass already.
Excellent news!

This just ice on the cake after Tammy Baldwin wining a seat in the Senate.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:49   Link #2573
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Oh my, firing people who do poor jobs, such a skeleton-filled closet he has
Having personally watched perfectly profitable companies with good employees taken apart by companies just like Bain ... I can't say that's really very accurate.

Its called corporate piracy, loot, pillage, pocket, move on. Whether company deserved it or not was irrelevant - it was about maximizing the pocket gold of the raiders.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:50   Link #2574
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How can he not get enough votes for not being conservative enough? Do they think too many ultra conservatives voted for Obama? Or do they think maybe just didn't vote because he was not conservative enough?

The usual trick is to get more moderate so you get the independants and right leaning Democrats to vote Republican...not go full hard core extremist.
Missouri's Senate race seems to sum that up nicely. McCaskill's campaign (the Democratic incumbent) spent $2 million supporting Akin in the Republican primaries because they figured that he was so hard-right that he'd be the easiest to beat...and they were quite right.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:51   Link #2575
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Romney made his phone call to Obama. He has conceded - CNN

Outlook not so good
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:51   Link #2576
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Romney called Obama and conceded. -NBC
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:52   Link #2577
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Romney called Obama and conceded. -NBC
Wow, it really took an extra hour for this to happen huh. xD
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:53   Link #2578
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VA and NV goes for Obama. (Everyone says so but MSNBC.) It's 303-203 w/o FL and AK.


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Old 2012-11-07, 00:55   Link #2579
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So Florida managed to be entertaining for a few hours but in the end is irrelevant. Ohio even proves to be somewhat irrelevant.
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Old 2012-11-07, 00:56   Link #2580
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Well Romney is giving his concession speech now. (b")b
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