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Mitt honestly believed that racial minorities, women and young voters are too irresponsible to show up and vote.

He honestly believed that 2008 was a fluke.

He was surprised because he has such a bigoted, racist, sexist, disdainful, dismissive view of what turned out to be 51% of the people in this country.

And he isn't alone.  MOST of the white men in the news media thought the same goddamn thing.  The anchors, the reporters, the pundits.  From Fox to MSNBC, the white men were utterly shocked not only that Obama won but how.  

That's what i LOVE so much about this election.  The balance of power shifted and these assholes didn't even see it coming.  

I've heard it said that Mitt ran a Mad Men campaign, but we live in a Modern Family country.  Damn straight.  

12:57 AM PT: I have never been so proud of my generation and the generation that follows than I am right now.  White men younger than 40 (like me) went decisively for Obama.  The ONLY thing I look forward to getting old about is knowing that my generation will be the relatively conservative generation.  And my generation just legalized gay marriage and pot in my state, so, you know, that's some relatively conservative that I can live with.

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    •  I Always Heard That (1+ / 0-)
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      Pride goeth before a fall. I never could figure out if that meant. Like you said; Pride causes a fall, or Pride is lost before a fall. I think either way is correct.

      IMO it's good to have Pride, it's just when it becomes vanity that there's a problem.

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:26:58 AM PST

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      •  In a procession or parade (1+ / 0-)
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        rebel ga

        there would be an underling carrying a shield or flag showing who was the next "Big Wig" (check that out?) who would come with their entourage. If you were a player (actor in Shakespere's time) you could be a "Humor" or "Vice", like "Pride". Then, after Pride, the BIG GUY, riding to his fall (now 'fail').

  •  not buying it (3+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, Chi, Dube

    and here is why. No campaign manager, expert, political junkie..ect, would have run the Jeep ads unless they were desperate.

    Not to mention the number of Romney people showing concern the day prior to election. Normal psych, when all looks bad is to grasp at straws, so they comforted themselves all day long with the skew polls myth, but they still knew what was in front of them.

    Republicans are just trying to soften the image that they believed what they were saying. That Mitt and his staff weren't really lying to the press all along.

    GOP- Fact Free since 1981!

    by KingGeorgetheTurd on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:01:59 AM PST

  •  Are you sure about those numbers? (1+ / 0-)
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    a gilas girl

    Can't find the link, but I remember reading somewhere that whites under 40 actually voted for Romney. Just by smaller margins than their parents.

  •  Aww, bless their itty bitty lil hearts (3+ / 0-)
    "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming." It seems the same was true of GOP party leaders. The Washington Post reports that they intended to start doing polls on election night "to immediately begin laying the groundwork for midterm congressional elections and a Romney 2016 reelection bid."

    "No clear mandate" is the new "It's tied"

    by jazzence on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:27:48 AM PST

  •  A lot of white males voted against Obama (7+ / 0-)

    by voting for Romney and for a singular reason.

    And no matter how much I warned them and pointed out the obvious, they weren't voting for the black guy.

    One guy I know sells ammo and told me sales are jumping yet again..............

  •  Remember the interview on his plane (8+ / 0-)

    when he seemed to be in complete denial? Well, he was.

    Scott Pelley: Governor, I appreciate your message very much. But that wasn't precisely the question. You're the CEO of this campaign. A lot of Republicans would like to know, a lot of your donors would like to know, how do you turn this thing around? You've got a little more than six weeks. What do you do?

    Mitt Romney: Well, it doesn't need a turnaround. We've got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to the United States.

    Scott Pelley: Well-- as you know, a lot of people were concerned about the video of the fundraiser in which you talked about the 47 percent of the American people who don't pay taxes. Peggy Noonan, a very well-known conservative columnist, said that it was an example of this campaign being incompetent. And I wonder if any of that criticism gets through to you and whether you're concerned about it at all, whether--

    Mitt Romney: Well, that's not--

    Scott Pelley: --the concerns of Republicans--

    Mitt Romney: That's not...that's not the campaign. That was me, right? I-- that's not a campaign.

    Scott Pelley: You are the campaign--

    Mitt Romney: I've got a very effective campaign. It's doing a very good job. But not everything I say is elegant. And I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100 percent of the American people.

    This may be a bit long. If it violates fair use hide it.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:41:43 AM PST

  •  Mitt lives in Alternate Reality (4+ / 0-)
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    PeteZerria, Chi, Wee Mama, bontemps2012

    he actually felt that the presidency was his due, it was owed to him. I have heard Ann say as much. When you believe something like this of course he was "shell shocked" and in a state of denial.

  •  Yeah, but you have to understand something (3+ / 0-)
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    Sue B, Wee Mama, bontemps2012

    about Mitt: he believed those things because he was told those things. He doesn't really comprehend that blacks and women and the poor exist. Sure, he occasionally interacts with them, but for the most part they just exist as a sort of abstraction, a sort of unseen enemy somewhere off the screen in a video game. He probably didn't have any animosity towards "them" until he was told they wouldn't help him become president. At which point he was quite willing to adopt every prejudice of his party's base there is.

    You can call it "class warfare" -- we call it "common sense"

    by kenlac on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:57:05 AM PST

  •  Buffy... Buffy... Who... Who are those others? (1+ / 0-)
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    And what are they doing at the polls we bought?

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:10:41 AM PST

  •  Well, don't be surprised if the young (0+ / 0-)

    people grow up to be old cranks.

    Today's old cranks are yesterday's hippies.

    I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. - Kos

    My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

    by pucklady on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:12:13 AM PST

  •  This was going to be the year. (0+ / 0-)

    Citizens United was going to buy the presidency the same as Mitt bought his candidacy.

    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:22:33 AM PST

  •  Mitt ran it like a business (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh

    The CEO and a top few know the firm is going bankrupt next week.

    When rumors start flying, they hold a big meeting for the troops to reassure them all is well, - "Now get back to the lines and churn out those widgets!"

    The remaining days, top management maxes out their corporate credit cards, negotiates golden parachutes and has headhunters arrange then sinecure at a new company.

    Top corporate grifters want workers' noses to the grindstone until movers unbolt the grindstones for shipment to Mexico.

    Disclaimer: Weapons of Mass Destruction and terrorists may vary according to region, definition, and purpose. Belief systems pandered separately.

    by BlackBandFedora on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:33:21 AM PST

  •  "One Mighty and Strong" was Mitt's BYU nickname. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's also batshit, Michele Bachmann-level crazy to apply it to a 20-something Mormon undergraduate.

    "One Mighty and Strong" is the term for the Mormon messiah -- as laid out in Doctrine and Covenants (# 85) -- who is destined to save the country when "the Constitution hangs by a thread."

    This is also the "conqueror" and Rider on a white horse of the "White Horse Prophesy" from Joseph Smith in 1832.

    WHP is rather more of an embarrassment for LDS. They deny it officially. The problem, there, is that Smith misread The Revelation of St. John the Divine, the 66th book of the King James Bible.

    There is one Conqueror in The Revelation. He is no hero. He is the final Anti-Christ. Read Chapter 6.

    Smith loved finding this conqueror, but he failed to understand the basic flow of actions. The Lamb and of Satan alternate their works in this poem of the End Days.

    The Conqueror in The Revelation is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

    No wonder Mitt's kinda head-fucked. He has modeled himself since he was a teenager on fulfilling the WHP prophesy, acting out Smith's fantasy misreading of this Conqueror on a white horse. (No 42 months to lay waste for you, kiddo !!)

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