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Old 05-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #286
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I find it absolutely laughable that whenever even mild criticisms of the Sun King Obama are expressed, the lefties just change the subject and descend into triviality.
"Lefties" have criticized him many times in here.

I'd also note that if people are looking to have a proper discussion and criticism about Obama and his presidency, saying things like "Sun King Obama", or, as I stated earlier, falling back on old "communist/socialist" talking points, or things of that ilk, kinda kills any chance at doing such a thing.

You know, just like how people brushed off the left wing when they called Bush a terrorist or a fascist, because it was flame speech and had nothing to do with actual point by point criticism of the guy or his policies?
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I've been pretty damn consistent in my criticisms of Obama's right wing policies.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #288
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OMG, seriously?

I'm not even an Obama fan. It really helps to not spend too much time in this place (FYM and all of Interference.com) and to take a step back and get out of all of it. Just a fun fact.

This place could sure use more "descending into triviality". Talk about absolutely laughable.
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Did someone defame the Sun King?

Guys. . .I am so upset right now.
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Dick Lugar, Indiana's senator for 36 years lost his primary battle today. I have nothing bad to say about Sen Lugar only that I didn't vote for him.

I didn't think being "President Obama's favorite Republican" was an asset.
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Dick Lugar, Indiana's senator for 36 years lost his primary battle today. I have nothing bad to say about Sen Lugar only that I didn't vote for him.

I didn't think being "President Obama's favorite Republican" was an asset.
I was listening to NPR this morning and they were talking about this primary, and I thought of you. . .wondered whether you would be voting for Lugar or not.

Whose the guy who won again?
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so i saw Chuck Todd interviewing the guy who won this morning on MSNBC.

um, wow.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary.

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Obama was receiving 60 percent of the vote to Judd's 40 percent.

For some West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough to get Judd votes.

"I voted against Obama," said Ronnie Brown, a 43-year-old electrician from Cross Lanes who called himself a conservative Democrat. "I don't like him. He didn't carry the state before and I'm not going to let him carry it again."

When asked which presidential candidate he voted for, Brown said, "That guy out of Texas."

Judd was able to get on the state ballot by paying a $2,500 fee and filing a form known as a notarized certification of announcement, said Jake Glance, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's office.

Attracting at least 15 percent of the vote would normally qualify a candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. But state Democratic Party Executive Director Derek Scarbro said no one has filed to be a delegate for Judd. The state party also believes that Judd has failed to file paperwork required of presidential candidates, but officials continue to research the matter, Scarbro said.

Voters in other conservative states showed their displeasure with Obama in Democratic primaries last March.

In Oklahoma, anti-abortion protestor Randall Terry got 18 percent of the primary vote. A lawyer from Tennessee, John Wolfe, pulled nearly 18,000 votes in the Louisiana primary. In Alabama, 18 percent of Democratic voters chose "uncommitted" in the primary rather than vote for Obama.

Obama's energy policies and the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of mining-related permits have incurred the wrath of West Virginia's coal industry. With the state the nation's second-biggest producer of this fossil fuel, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Sen. Joe Manchin _both Democrats have championed the industry – have declined to say whether they will support Obama in November.

Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Obama handily in the state's 2008 primary, and he lost the state to Republican John McCain in the general election. Polls show some of his worst approval ratings in West Virginia.

Brown, the Cross Lanes electrician, went to the polls Tuesday with his 22-year-old daughter, Emily. She planned to vote for Judd too until she found out where Judd has been living.

"I'm not voting for somebody who's in prison," she said.

She was certain about one thing: "I just want to vote against Barack Obama."
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that is the type of story the news (web) loves to run with

front page on Drudge right now, but it really is not news

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Obama was unpopular in West Virginia before he took office.
In the 2008 Democratic primary, Obama lost West Virginia to Hillary Clinton by 41 points — even though her campaign was all but over.
In the fall, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) beat Obama in the state by 13 points.
Race likely plays some role here. In the 2008 primary, 2 in 10 white West Virginia voters said race was an important factor in their votes, second only to Mississippi. Those voters went for Clinton 8 in 10 times.
As for how Judd got on the ballot: West Virginia has very liberal ballot laws and Judd is an opportunist. He ran in the Idaho Democratic primary in 2008.
Obama wasn’t likely to win West Virginia’s five electoral votes this fall before last night — and the Judd result confirms he has almost no chance of carrying the state in November.
Inmate Polls Well Against Obama In West Virginia Primary : The Two-Way : NPR
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so i saw Chuck Todd interviewing the guy who won this morning on MSNBC.

um, wow.
I know what the polls say
and I can look up projected electoral vote maps,

But after last night, I am starting to put states like FL, VA, NC in the likely Romney category.

I now say the race is at 50/50

I no longer see Obama having the (slight) advantage
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with the latest developments, I now say Romney has slight advantage.
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I don't know which is more disturbing, the fact that someone in prison is getting votes or this:

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In Oklahoma, anti-abortion protestor Randall Terry got 18 percent of the primary vote.
Greaaaaaaaaaat .
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #298
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Yesterday CNN reported that Obama's rally at Ohio State yielded an underwhelming turnout.

At the rally, only about half of the 18,000-capacity arena was filled. Certainly a far cry from the thousands upon thousands that Obama drew at each of his 2008 campaign stops.

I can't tell if this is a bad sign for the DNC, when Obama gives his acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium. It would be embarrassing for Obama to give his big speech in front of a Popmart-sized crowd.
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That's real healthy for your politics, allowing a guy in jail to run.
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Want to see it get even more nonsensical?

Can People Convicted of a Crime or in Jail or Prison Vote in the Presidential Election? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
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