Two indicators that Obama may have 2012 in the bag

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    He dominates the social media:

    Obama is winning the social vote by a landslide - msnNOW


    Here is a prediction of the electoral vote. Obama wins 303 to 235:

    Obama poised to win 2012 election with 303 electoral votes: The Signal Forecast | The Signal - Yahoo! News


    Does all this mean for sure that Obama will win the election? No, but it is something for Obama supporters to be happy about for the time being.
     
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    Not really sold on the social media vote thing, but that's interesting. I suspect Obama has 2012 in the bag when I look at the goofy circus that is the GOP field. Holy crap, Obama has to know how lucky he is.

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    Republicans=Support For Corporations, Bible Thumpers And The Wealthy
    Democrats =Support For Civil Rights And Ordinary Americans
     
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    Obama will have 2012 in the bag because we rarely throw out incumbants, even when they make a total mess of things. If we do, it's usually because their party has been in for a while.

    The last time we threw out a president when his party held the presidency for only 4 years was 1980. The time before that 1892, and even that was kind of questionable because the guy hadn't actually won the popular vote in 1888.

    Of course, you might want to be careful what you wish for.

    Obama will be a lame duck in his second term the minute he's sworn in. The Republicans will probably take the Senate, they'll probably keep the house. Then 2014 will roll around, and he'll get creamed. (Fully 8 Senate pickups from 2008 now coming up for re-election).

    That's why I don't get worked up when these RINO's tell me that I have to get behind Mitt Romney or we'll have four years of locust and plagues...
     
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    If the countys voters knew the republican partys court records they would never win another election
     
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    Actually, more practically-

    Republicans- Support for the wealthy and corporations, appeal to bible thumpers.

    Democrats- Support for hte wealthy and corporations, appeal to welfare collectors

    Sorry, I consider myself an "ordinary American". Not religious, not wealthy, go to work and do my job every day. Eschew the notion of living on the dole, ever.

    Barack Obama hasn't done jack shit for me. Wall Street's done very well on his watch. That's why they are still giving him millions.
     
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    As the "social media" has not had the opportunity to unite behind ONE candidate, Obama's following is meaningless at this stage.
     
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    Interesting. What have the Republicans done for you?

    For myself, it seems like the Repubs have caused more harm than good. IMO.
     
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    We agree on a lot but I will say that you should have been around back in the late 1930's. The unemployment rate in west TN was about 50%. Grown men were crying because there was no way to put food on the table for their families. Hobos were getting off freight trains and going door to door begging. There was no such thing as unions, pay for overtime, hospitali ation, vacation, personal leave, pensions...any kind of benefit. If a foreman didn't like the way somebody combed their hair he fired them and selected somebody from the ten men waiting for his job. Men were working 12 hours in fields on a farm for $0.75 and their mid day meal.

    The first regular paycheck my daddy ever drew was after he got a job as timekeeper on the WPA...about $6.00 a week. People today don't have a clue.
     
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    I think both parties are to blame for a lot of the mess.

    For instance, if I had to list ONE THING that is causing most of our problems, it would be free trade.

    Sending our manufacturing overseas, making American workers have to compete with people working in unsafe conditions, driving down wages, driving up unemployment, and sucking half a trillion out of our economy every year. Not to mention, turning China from a backward country with too many people into the second largest economy in the world.

    Why would anyone think this was a good idea?

    Oh, yeah, they all do. Because talking against free trade is political suicide.
     
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