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  •  Polls are nice, BUT its Elections that have (0+ / 0-)

    consequences! If Obama had received the same support last November that he seems to have now, then the republiklans in the Senate would have as much say as their House counterparts - zero.

    Obama's massive Electoral College win masks the ugly truth of his small popular vote victory - the overwhelming majority of white people voted for Palin\McCain. So much for the myth that Palin hurt the ticket more than she helped. If republiklan senators were receiving direct negative feedback from their constituents over their actions on the stimulus bill then they would back off their "tax-cuts are the only solution" obstructionism. Unfortunately, even in "liberal" New York, there are still plenty of retards who remain slaves to the party of Limbaugh. And as long as the majority of the majority continue to vote against their own best interests then the republiklans will continue to do what they always have done - concentrate wealth in as few hands as possible.

    I am NOT a non-believer. Its just that I do not believe in imaginary beings.

    by OnlyWords on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 06:57:25 AM PST

    •  You need to check your facts (1+ / 0-)
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      President Obama won the most white votes at 45% compared to Kerry, Clinton & Carter which is very remarkable for a Democrat to win. The popular vote victory of 9 million margin is not small. He won the most votes numerically than any other president in history at 69 million. He won more votes in California than Reagan, who used to be governor, did by nearly two to one. So I have no idea where your conclusions are coming from. Check Nate Silver's site and wikipedia.

      "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them." -- Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

      by zizi on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 07:52:48 AM PST

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    •  oh, please... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...the overwhelming majority of white people voted for Palin\McCain. So much for the myth that Palin hurt the ticket more than she helped.

      You need to add some context to your satement (your post is so ignorant, I doubt you know what the relevant context is).  Your statement suggests that all across the nation, "whites overwhelmingly voted Palin/McCain" and that Palin helped that ticket.  Here are the facts:

      Outside the South, Obama and McCain split the white vote evenly.  In the South, McCain won whites by 38, resulting in him winning whites overall by 12.  McCain's winning whites was confined to one region.  Also, whites made up only 74% of the electorate, an all-time low, and it's dropping every 4 years.  So the influence of white voters is diminishing, so focusing on who wins the white vote is not that relevant.

      Meanwhile, Obama won blacks by 90, Hispanics by 33, and Asians by 30, all across the nation (not just in one particular region like McCain's win of white votes).

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