The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012

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By Nick Baumann

If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that, if GOPers in other states follow their lead, could cause President Barack Obama to lose the 2012 election—not because of the vote count, but because of new rules. That's not all: There's no legal way for Democrats to stop them.

The problem for Obama, and the opportunity for Republicans, is the electoral college. Every political junkie knows that the presidential election isn't a truly national contest; it's a state-by-state fight, and each state is worth a number of electoral votes equal to the size of the state's congressional delegation. (The District of Columbia also gets three votes.) There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs; win 270, and you're the president.

Here's the rub, though: Each state gets to determine how its electoral votes are allocated. Currently, 48 states and DC use a winner-take-all system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes. Under the Republican plan—which has been endorsed by top GOPers in both houses of the state Legislature, as well as the governor, Tom Corbett—Pennsylvania would change from this system to one where each congressional district gets its own electoral vote. (Two electoral votes—one for each of the state's two senators—would go to the statewide winner.)
More: The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012 | Mother Jones
 

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You guys just lost a seat that has been safely Democrat for 90 Years, By 11 points.

I don't think we even need a plan to Defeat Obama, his star has fallen.
 

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By Nick Baumann

If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that, if GOPers in other states follow their lead, could cause President Barack Obama to lose the 2012 election—not because of the vote count, but because of new rules. That's not all: There's no legal way for Democrats to stop them.

The problem for Obama, and the opportunity for Republicans, is the electoral college. Every political junkie knows that the presidential election isn't a truly national contest; it's a state-by-state fight, and each state is worth a number of electoral votes equal to the size of the state's congressional delegation. (The District of Columbia also gets three votes.) There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs; win 270, and you're the president.

Here's the rub, though: Each state gets to determine how its electoral votes are allocated. Currently, 48 states and DC use a winner-take-all system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes. Under the Republican plan—which has been endorsed by top GOPers in both houses of the state Legislature, as well as the governor, Tom Corbett—Pennsylvania would change from this system to one where each congressional district gets its own electoral vote. (Two electoral votes—one for each of the state's two senators—would go to the statewide winner.)
More: The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012 | Mother Jones
Nice story from a Liberal Wed Site, that sites no evidence at all, and is based entirely on the Speculation of the Liberal Writing it.

Funny.
 

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I am still trying to find the one ONE jobs bill the republicans even attempted to pass.

ONE!
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You guys just lost a seat that has been safely Democrat for 90 Years, By 11 points.

I don't think we even need a plan to Defeat Obama, his star has fallen.
Maybe you should think a little harder. All Weiner's old seat proves is that no incumbent is safe - regardless of party.
 
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Rules mean nothing to the GOP. If they can't win fairly - change the rules. Right out of Karl Rove's playbook.
 

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You guys just lost a seat that has been safely Democrat for 90 Years, By 11 points.

I don't think we even need a plan to Defeat Obama, his star has fallen.
and last year the repubs lost NY 23 which was solidly republican. and a month ago, they lost two seats in a recall election in the WI state senate.

your point?
 

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You guys just lost a seat that has been safely Democrat for 90 Years, By 11 points.

I don't think we even need a plan to Defeat Obama, his star has fallen.
and last year the repubs lost NY 23 which was solidly republican. and a month ago, they lost two seats in a recall election in the WI state senate.

your point?
Wisconsin is as solid a democrat state you're going to find, that isn't on either coast.

How is republicans winning 2/3 of the recall supposed to be any kind of good news, for anyone other than those terminally in denial? :lol:
 

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By Nick Baumann

If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that, if GOPers in other states follow their lead, could cause President Barack Obama to lose the 2012 election—not because of the vote count, but because of new rules. That's not all: There's no legal way for Democrats to stop them.

The problem for Obama, and the opportunity for Republicans, is the electoral college. Every political junkie knows that the presidential election isn't a truly national contest; it's a state-by-state fight, and each state is worth a number of electoral votes equal to the size of the state's congressional delegation. (The District of Columbia also gets three votes.) There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs; win 270, and you're the president.

Here's the rub, though: Each state gets to determine how its electoral votes are allocated. Currently, 48 states and DC use a winner-take-all system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes. Under the Republican plan—which has been endorsed by top GOPers in both houses of the state Legislature, as well as the governor, Tom Corbett—Pennsylvania would change from this system to one where each congressional district gets its own electoral vote. (Two electoral votes—one for each of the state's two senators—would go to the statewide winner.)
More: The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012 | Mother Jones
Here's the strategy

Are you better off now then you were 3 years ago?
 

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By Nick Baumann

If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that, if GOPers in other states follow their lead, could cause President Barack Obama to lose the 2012 election—not because of the vote count, but because of new rules. That's not all: There's no legal way for Democrats to stop them.

The problem for Obama, and the opportunity for Republicans, is the electoral college. Every political junkie knows that the presidential election isn't a truly national contest; it's a state-by-state fight, and each state is worth a number of electoral votes equal to the size of the state's congressional delegation. (The District of Columbia also gets three votes.) There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs; win 270, and you're the president.

Here's the rub, though: Each state gets to determine how its electoral votes are allocated. Currently, 48 states and DC use a winner-take-all system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes. Under the Republican plan—which has been endorsed by top GOPers in both houses of the state Legislature, as well as the governor, Tom Corbett—Pennsylvania would change from this system to one where each congressional district gets its own electoral vote. (Two electoral votes—one for each of the state's two senators—would go to the statewide winner.)
More: The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012 | Mother Jones
Here's the strategy

Are you better off now then you were 3 years ago?
yes, bush and Cheney are out of office.. everything else is cake.
 

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