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Moderates determined the Presidential Election!

kiwiman127

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.

"In effect, the pragmatic center reasserted itself on Tuesday. According to exit polls, a plurality of voters, 41%, were moderates, and they favored Obama by 15 points. In general, voters viewed Obama as more for the middle class and Republicans as tilting toward the interests of the rich. They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor"
The GOP's real problem is ideology - CNN.com

Both parties should take note of the voting block known as the center. Both parties have been controlled by the fringe block which really doesn't appeal to the center.
Will the GOP do what they have done when they lose and move more to the right? That would be political suicide.
Will the Dems misread the election results and push a fringe agenda?
Will either party actually make an honest attempt to put country first and seriously work at compromising with the other side to address the fiscal cliff that America has in front of it? If either party wants a future, they should make a strong effort to actually compromise because that's what a huge majority of Americans want.
The future is in the hands of both the left and right, yet the majority is the middle. Who will react to the majority?
The bottomline is, whatever party can appease their base to a point but appeases to the center the most, will become the better positioned to lead the country into the future.
 

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.

"In effect, the pragmatic center reasserted itself on Tuesday. According to exit polls, a plurality of voters, 41%, were moderates, and they favored Obama by 15 points. In general, voters viewed Obama as more for the middle class and Republicans as tilting toward the interests of the rich. They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor"
The GOP's real problem is ideology - CNN.com

Both parties should take note of the voting block known as the center. Both parties have been controlled by the fringe block which really doesn't appeal to the center.
Will the GOP do what they have done when they lose and move more to the right? That would be political suicide.
Will the Dems misread the election results and push a fringe agenda?
Will either party actually make an honest attempt to put country first and seriously work at compromising with the other side to address the fiscal cliff that America has in front of it? If either party wants a future, they should make a strong effort to actually compromise because that's what a huge majority of Americans want.
The future is in the hands of both the left and right, yet the majority is the middle. Who will react to the majority?
The bottomline is, whatever party can appease their base to a point but appeases to the center the most, will become the better positioned to lead the country into the future.


Horseshit.

Is there a more moderate Republican than Mitt Romney?

How about John McCain?
 

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Moderates are just liberals too chickenshit to admit it.
 

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.

"In effect, the pragmatic center reasserted itself on Tuesday. According to exit polls, a plurality of voters, 41%, were moderates, and they favored Obama by 15 points. In general, voters viewed Obama as more for the middle class and Republicans as tilting toward the interests of the rich. They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor"
The GOP's real problem is ideology - CNN.com

Both parties should take note of the voting block known as the center. Both parties have been controlled by the fringe block which really doesn't appeal to the center.
Will the GOP do what they have done when they lose and move more to the right? That would be political suicide.
Will the Dems misread the election results and push a fringe agenda?
Will either party actually make an honest attempt to put country first and seriously work at compromising with the other side to address the fiscal cliff that America has in front of it? If either party wants a future, they should make a strong effort to actually compromise because that's what a huge majority of Americans want.
The future is in the hands of both the left and right, yet the majority is the middle. Who will react to the majority?
The bottomline is, whatever party can appease their base to a point but appeases to the center the most, will become the better positioned to lead the country into the future.


Horseshit.

Is there a more moderate Republican than Mitt Romney?

How about John McCain?

Willard had every position from moderate to far right all at the same time. I don't think anyone knows what his stances are.
 

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Opposing Authoritarian Ideological Fundamentalism.
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"If you're not a hardcore conservative absolutist you're a commie liberal."

And they wonder why they just got their asses kicked with unemployment at 8%.

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They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor

it's hard to be a moderate because it requires thinking for yourself.

:lmao:

Yeah, they sure are thinking for themselves. Got their own facts and everything!
 

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If these moderates represent the center, the center has moved far to the left.
 

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They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor

it's hard to be a moderate because it requires thinking for yourself.

:lmao:

Yeah, they sure are thinking for themselves. Got their own facts and everything!

no, just their own opinions.

you know the difference between a moderate's opinion and yours?

a moderate's counts.
 

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"If you're not a hardcore conservative absolutist you're a commie liberal."

And they wonder why they just got their asses kicked with unemployment at 8%.

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You can't hang in argument, so you may as well trot out a strawman to attack.


LOL
 

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.
Moderates always determine the election.


Unions and minorities determined this election, they weren't moderates who might've voted republican. Plus the democrats ran a very negative campaign against Romney, who did not adequately respond. One could also make a serious argument that the MSM had a lot to do with determining the election outcome too.
 
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If you're not a leftist, you're a racist. Yeah, I got that part.
 
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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.
Moderates always determine the election.

Those voters who call themselves Independent are the growing voter majority as the those voters who call themselves Republican or Democrat are shrinking.
Read the Crystal Ball, it's not that tough to figure out.
 

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.

"In effect, the pragmatic center reasserted itself on Tuesday. According to exit polls, a plurality of voters, 41%, were moderates, and they favored Obama by 15 points. In general, voters viewed Obama as more for the middle class and Republicans as tilting toward the interests of the rich. They did not accept Romney's claims that Obama has been an incompetent economic manager; nearly half the voters instead blamed the weak economy on his predecessor"
The GOP's real problem is ideology - CNN.com

Both parties should take note of the voting block known as the center. Both parties have been controlled by the fringe block which really doesn't appeal to the center.
Will the GOP do what they have done when they lose and move more to the right? That would be political suicide.
Will the Dems misread the election results and push a fringe agenda?
Will either party actually make an honest attempt to put country first and seriously work at compromising with the other side to address the fiscal cliff that America has in front of it? If either party wants a future, they should make a strong effort to actually compromise because that's what a huge majority of Americans want.
The future is in the hands of both the left and right, yet the majority is the middle. Who will react to the majority?
The bottomline is, whatever party can appease their base to a point but appeases to the center the most, will become the better positioned to lead the country into the future.


Horseshit.

Is there a more moderate Republican than Mitt Romney?

How about John McCain?

Which Romney are you referring to?
 

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According to exit polls, Moderates/the center determined the election.
Moderates always determine the election.


Unions and minorities determined this election, they weren't moderates who might've voted republican. Plus the democrats ran a very negative campaign against Romney, who did not adequately respond. One could also make a serious argument that the MSM had a lot to do with determining the election outcome too.

Fox and the right wing propaganda machine has done nothing but run a 24/7 negative campaign against Obama for four years and they still lost.

The GOP trash need to get their heads out of their asses and realize they are never going to win an election again until they return to sanity.
 

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Opposing Authoritarian Ideological Fundamentalism.
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"If you're not a hardcore conservative absolutist you're a commie liberal."

And they wonder why they just got their asses kicked with unemployment at 8%.

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You can't hang in argument, so you may as well trot out a strawman to attack.


LOL


You don't argue, you don't debate, you just pick like a crabby wife and then dodge & weave.

You lost, you did it to yourself, live with it, tough shit.

And be sure to blame someone else, your specialty.

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