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  • Spike
    8:04pm - Tue Nov 13th, 2012
    RE: Are We All Liberal Democrats Now?
    I believe Cal is giving very complex answers to a very simple question.

    Obama did NOT win because of a “cultural change” in America. He won by a very simple event. Hurricane Sandy.

    First, undecideds always determine an election, not Democrats or Republicans.

    Romney was actually AHEAD in most polls due to the surge he had after the debates. Hurricane Sandy came and gave Obama a “bounce”.

    As a rule, Democrats usually do well politically when there is hurricane. When there are millions of people needing help, there is always a feel that more government is needed.
    There was also Obama’s wonderful photo shoot with Gov. Chris Christy which made him “look Presidential”.

    In every exit poll after the election, MOST of the respondents cited the hurricane as the deciding factor in their vote.

    Chris Matthews made the statement “I'm so glad we had that storm last week”. Obviously he was condemned for that statement because he was “insensitive” to the victims of the storm but I find it hard to believe that in the minds of every Democrat the words “I'm so glad we had that storm last week” are not secretly running through them.

    I’m sure they probably hope a hurricane happens 3 days before EVERY election in the future. I doubt they can count on THAT.
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