In campaign, GOP was simply less competent, efficient

One of the key selling points for Mitt Romney as president was his competence. This was a guy who knew how to run things. As a successful business leader, he had demonstrated the ability to transform an organization to make it operate faster, more efficiently and more effectively, and if given the chance he could do the same in government. That argument was extended to the overall Republican “brand’ as well, with the party selling itself as the party of business, run by people in business suits whose skills and work ethic were honed by free-market competition.

And of course, the primary way in which such claims are tested in the political arena is through the operation of a campaign. So it’s been interesting to see a string of post-election stories along the lines of this piece from The Washington Post:

Senior Republican campaign operatives who gathered over beer last week in Alexandria for a post-election briefing were taken aback by what they were told. A nonpartisan research firm presented data showing that President Obama had far outperformed Mitt Romney in managing the largest single expenditure of the campaign: television advertising.

Romney’s spending decisions on advertising look like “campaign malpractice,” said one person who had reviewed the newly circulated data.

Obama and his allies spent less on advertising than Romney and his allies but got far more — in the number of ads broadcast, in visibility in key markets and in targeting critical demographic groups, such as the working class and younger voters in swing states. As the presidential race entered its final, furious phase, for example, millions of college football fans tuning in to televised games saw repeated ads for Obama but relatively few from the Romney campaign.

All told, from June through Election Day, the Obama campaign and its allies aired about 50,000 more ads than Romney and his allies, according to the research firm’s data.

In other words, judged in terms of cost-effectiveness and efficiency — getting the most bang of out an advertising dollar — the Obama camp clearly outperformed the Romney camp. Other stories have documented the Obama campaign’s superior ability to identify its voters and get them to polls.

The Obama-ites also outperformed the Romney camp in its use of technology, as Ars Technica, a site specializing in the IT world, explains in a piece headlined “How Team Obama’s tech efficiency left Romney IT in dust.”

And as Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has noted, that advantage shouldn’t be surprising. The Obama camp was able to tap the best and the brightest in the IT field because the IT field as a whole was strongly supportive of the incumbent:

“Among employees who work for Google, Mr. Obama received about $720,000 in itemized contributions this year, compared with only $25,000 for Mr. Romney. That means that Mr. Obama collected almost 97 percent of the money between the two major candidates.

Apple employees gave 91 percent of their dollars to Mr. Obama. At eBay, Mr. Obama received 89 percent of the money from employees.

Over all, among the 10 American-based information technology companies on Fortune’s list of “most admired companies,” Mr. Obama raised 83 percent of the funds between the two major party candidates.

Mr. Obama’s popularity among the staff at these companies holds even for those which are not headquartered in California. About 81 percent of contributions at Microsoft, which is headquartered in Redmond, Wash., went to Mr. Obama. So did 77 percent of those at I.B.M., which is based in Armonk, N.Y.”

To summarize, it would appear that in the 2012 presidential campaign a team of lazy, moochin’ Democratic “47 percenters” led by a lowly “community organizer” (insert snicker here) out-smarted, out-worked, out-adapted, out-teched and out-organized the buttoned-down corporate types led by a captain of American industry. In a campaign that in many ways turned into a contest between Old America and New America, New America proved the more fit competitor and dashed some stereotypes along the way.

– Jay Bookman

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Corbin Sharpe. Baby Boomer...and got the scars to priove it!

December 13th, 2012
9:03 am

I see Mitt Romney as President Obama’s biggest asset. You just couldn’t figure out you he really was or what he really stood for. All the other stuff was just gravy on the goose.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 13th, 2012
9:03 am

Well, we didn’t need no campaign ads. We had Fox News.

So there, Mr. Librul Smartypants.

Have a good Thursday everybody.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:05 am

The advertising measurement is a bit unfair. The Obama campaign had the luxury of knowing that he was the candidate early on, and were able to book airtime at a cheaper rate. Romney had to wait until early summer before he knew that his candidacy was locked in, so wouldn’t be able to take advantage of discounts.

Corbin Sharpe. Baby Boomer...and got the scars to priove it!

December 13th, 2012
9:05 am

“who he really was”…Stupid keyboard :)

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:07 am

The power of the Blackberry and his fight to keep it. Didn’t even see Mitt
with a cellphone….

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:08 am

“in many ways turned into a contest between Old America and New America, New America proved the more fit competitor and dashed some stereotypes along the way”

I do agree with this. As Darwin noted, you don’t get survival of the STRONGEST, you get survival of the ones who are ADAPTABLE. The longer the GOP continues to play to its core, and to use the same strategy and tactics it’s used in the past, the longer it will continue to fail (at least at the presidential level – they seem a bit more savvy at the congressional level)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2012
9:10 am

Oh so that’s why we lost…ACORN….It’s not that our GOP message is wrong. [snark] :lol:

N-GA (economic base jumper)

December 13th, 2012
9:11 am

The Romney campaign was also clueless when it came to customer research and data sampling. You would think that a young zealot with 2 years experience proselytizing in France would know better!

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:12 am

Advertising is good but bottom line The Dems got their vote
to the polls and Repubs didn’t. Independents pretty much
didn’t vote.

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2012
9:15 am

Just face the truth…Romney didn’t promise enough people enough stuff in exchange for their vote. That’s pretty much all our elections have become these days.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:15 am

“The power of the Blackberry and his fight to keep it.”

Blackberry???!!! who the hell uses a Blackberry anymore??!!! (tech FAIL)

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:17 am

Romney should not have messed with Barney….

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:20 am

USinUK
Memory Fail! Obama put up a fight with the Secret Service to keep his
Blackberry after he was elected and it was well publicized. Made his rep
as tech savvy.

Owl

December 13th, 2012
9:22 am

An incumbent winning @51% is not efficient.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2012
9:22 am

Ahh there is it… the only failure was that the GOP did not promise enough “free stuff”.

Will the voter fraud claim also surface while we are still on page 1?

The only reason that so many in the GOP base do not recognize how deep in trouble their party truly is and how they are fighting to survive is gerrymandering. But given their extreme acts in MI and other states, there will be a renewed effort to strike back even harder at these extremists and the media savvy used by the Obama campaign will be part of that effort.

Peter

December 13th, 2012
9:22 am

Romney Lied more………. Kind of like Deal. but this was national and the smart folks understood this……as compared to the less educated Georgia voter.

But hey a new Football Stadium is more important in Georgia then Education, and after school programs for children.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 13th, 2012
9:22 am

RB

Go on out and abuse a few of your workers. You’ll feel better I Promise.

:-)

Simple Truths

December 13th, 2012
9:23 am

Jay, you are so negative. Why not write the headline “In Campaign, Democrats were simply more competent, efficient”?

JamVet

December 13th, 2012
9:23 am

Hey RB,

Tell me again how everybody but you Republicans are lazy stupid takers, OK?

I love your strategery; it is working out great!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:24 am

barking – 9:20 – reminds me of a friend of mine … had to give up her blackberry kicking and screaming, going to an iPhone … it took her a week before she was hooked.

JamVet

December 13th, 2012
9:25 am

And would somebody tell OWL about this brand new thing we have in this country called the Electoral College? He must be one of those pure democracy Republicans…

alex

December 13th, 2012
9:25 am

Very interesting point, adds fuel to the fire that Obama may have little political capital and his victory was technical and without true substance:turn out the 47% vote and you got it, Jay ,appreciate your honesty . The ? is how could a great organizer like Romney run a poor campaign…perhaps his heart was not really into AKA GW 1 ,second campaign..

Yes, it appears that the most capitalistic tech industry adapted faster than the low tech industry of the repubs–score another victory for Adam Smith, Jay you’re opinion piece is marvelous for capitalistic ears, forward….

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:26 am

“An incumbent winning @51% is not efficient.”

an incumbent winning @ 51% when unemployment is still elevated, when gas prices were still elevated and when you have the FOX brainless wonders banging the Benghazi drum is more than efficient … it’s a WIN.

Jay

December 13th, 2012
9:27 am

Maybe so, Simple. I tweeted this as “Campaign proved modern Democrats run a leaner, smarter business model,” but that was longer than allowed in the headline above.

Welcome to the Occupation

December 13th, 2012
9:28 am

That argument was extended to the overall Republican “brand’ as well, with the party selling itself as the party of business CAPITAL, run by people in business suits CAPITALISTS whose skills RUTHLESSNESS and work ethic GREED were honed by free-market competition CAPITALISM

Williebkind

December 13th, 2012
9:28 am

“To summarize, it would appear that in the 2012 presidential campaign a team of lazy, moochin’ Democratic “47 percenters” led by a lowly “community organizer” (insert snicker here) out-smarted, out-worked, out-adapted, out-teched and out-organized the buttoned-down corporate types led by a captain of American industry. In a campaign that in many ways turned into a contest between Old America and New America, New America proved the more fit competitor and dashed some stereotypes along the way.”

And now off the cliff we go! Of those 47% who had not jobs but received government subsidies had all the time to spend getting Obama elected. By the way we are talking about the morons up north and on the east and west coasts. I sure wish you guys here would join them.

MANGLER

December 13th, 2012
9:28 am

I’m pretty sure that writing off almost half of the Country (even if just figuratively) while campaigning was the largest nail in the coffin. Even if you personally disagree with the mindset of that many voters, you can’t simply say “I can’t change their minds, so I’m not talking to them”. I don’t recall the President saying that he didn’t care about the people that would vote the other way no matter what. He was speaking to everyone, even those he knew weren’t listening to him.

N-GA (economic base jumper)

December 13th, 2012
9:28 am

USinUK – By those measures it was a rout!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

December 13th, 2012
9:28 am

“In campaign, GOP was simply less competent, efficient”

There is some truth in what you say but that certainly has nothing to do with the fact that the GOP was MORE RIGHT for this country.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2012
9:29 am

Yep, the GOP did a sloppy job it was obvious.

Yet, let us not forget the REAL bottom line…

The GOP message SUX.

clem

December 13th, 2012
9:29 am

i thought it was because the gop is the party of no (which is pretty negative)

Regnad Kcin

December 13th, 2012
9:29 am

“Just face the truth…Romney didn’t promise enough people enough stuff in exchange for their vote. That’s pretty much all our elections have become these days”

RB, I’m willing to consider this proposition. Is there anything to back it up, or is it just snark?

St Simons - he-ne-ha

December 13th, 2012
9:29 am

I think it was perfect, and the cons should stay the same for ‘14 & ‘16

stay the course cons – suck up to the hoarders, hate the gays & the
unemployed, and the immigrants (my fav haha), and by all means stay
all up in people’s bedrooms & private lives, with bibles for jaysus.

Wait just a litttttle longer, it’ll trickle down! tax cuts fer jerb creators
that simultaneously magically increase revenue!
Win-ning!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:30 am

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

December 13th, 2012
9:30 am

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2012
9:15 am

Of course you are correct, however, the win was sealed up before election. 94% of elections are won by who spends the most…Obama outspent Romney significantly as I understand it..

It’s simply an auction…neither one of them give a flip about us..just re-election or election..offer more stuff, get the votes, play golf…

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:31 am

Jay

Quite the interesting piece today. Another opinion piece from the WaPo earlier this year explored something similar but used different terminology to say basically the same thing. Don’t know if you read Meyerson over there, but here’s his take on that.

The rich may be different from you and me, as F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, but bankers are increasingly different from the rest of the rich. In this year’s election, Wall Street’s campaign contributions and voting patterns, as best we can discern them, bear no resemblance to the contributions and votes from our other most highly paid sectors — particularly high tech.

A cruise through two haunts of the rich — the techies’ Silicon Valley and the banker towns of Connecticut’s Fairfield County — turns up strikingly different voting patterns. President Obama carried Santa Clara County, the epicenter of high tech, by 43 points over Mitt Romney. In such leafy Wall Street burbs as Greenwich and New Canaan, Conn., by contrast, Romney prevailed by 11 and 29 points, respectively. Outside the most banker-dense villages, Romney’s totals plummeted: Obama carried the whole of Fairfield County by 11 points, much as he carried most of the affluent suburbs of New York, San Francisco, Washington and Los Angeles.

[...]

Generalizations are now in order. Obama won overwhelming backing from the most productive and innovative sector of American capitalism. Romney won the backing of finance and casinos, whose contributions to American productivity and well-being are more difficult to discern, and which are industries based on reshuffling resources in games the house almost always wins. Obama, if you will, won the makers; Romney, the takers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harold-meyerson-in-this-election-makers-beat-takers/2012/12/04/d672e6f6-3e4d-11e2-ae43-cf491b837f7b_story.html

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:31 am

Applications for jobless benefits fell by 29,000 to 343,000 in the week ended Dec. 8. Economists forecast 369,000 claims. Retail sales in the U.S. rose in November as demand for automobiles rebounded and holiday shoppers snapped up electronics and clothes. Wholesale prices in the U.S. fell more than forecast in November, reflecting the biggest drop in the cost of energy since March 2009.

luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurvly.

Welcome to the Occupation

December 13th, 2012
9:31 am

That argument was extended to the overall Republican “brand’ as well, with the party selling itself as the party of business CAPITAL, run by people in business suits CAPITALISTS whose skills RUTHLESSNESS and work ethic GREED were honed by free-market competition CAPITALISM.

Williebkind

December 13th, 2012
9:33 am

“Yep, the GOP did a sloppy job it was obvious.

Yet, let us not forget the REAL bottom line…

The GOP message SUX.”

Yep, you cant have FREE STUFF all you lives. That message did fail to reach the democratic plantation.

Regnad Kcin

December 13th, 2012
9:33 am

All those tech companies ARE from deep blue states – thought I’d just get that out there. :)

Just Saying..

December 13th, 2012
9:33 am

Owl
December 13th, 2012/9:22 am
“An incumbent winning @51% is not efficient.”

You’re right. Anything over 50%+ 1 is excess…

How’d your guy do with his 1 Billion?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:34 am

Stevie Ray ” the win was sealed up before election. 94% of elections are won by who spends the most…Obama outspent Romney significantly as I understand it..”

wrong

Top 5 presidential candidates

(includes spending by parties and outside groups on their behalf)

Mitt Romney Republican $1 billion
Barack Obama Democrat $931 million
Gary Johnson Libertarian $3.3 million
Jill Stein Green $882,354
Virgil Goode Constitution $93,794

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2012/11/06/who-spent-and-who-gave-the-most-money.html?page=all

Aquagirl

December 13th, 2012
9:34 am

Why not write the headline “In Campaign, Democrats were simply more competent, efficient”?

Because when your mouth writes checks your @$$ can’t cash, that’s the headline you get.

Evel Knievel never got a headline like “Caesars Palace Fountains Simply More Competent, Efficient.”

N-GA (economic base jumper)

December 13th, 2012
9:34 am

@Stevie Ray: Here are a couple of links to campaign spending:
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/campaign-finance/independent-expenditures/totals

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php

Both suggest Romney outspent Obama.

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:34 am

I also heard that this was originally going to be Romney’s concession speech…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKIcnj1MJY#t=00m04s

The campaign couldn’t quite reword it to fit though.

Simple Truths

December 13th, 2012
9:35 am

Jay, I’m calling you out on the allowable length for the title. “In campaign, Dems simply more competent, efficient” would be shorter that what you have.

Day in and day out, you look for ways to slam the other side. Try selling and raising up the ideas of your side. Be positive. It’s almost the holidays.

Regnad Kcin

December 13th, 2012
9:36 am

“It’s simply an auction…neither one of them give a flip about us..just re-election or election..offer more stuff, get the votes, play golf…”

Does more campaign cash lead to more support for the message, or does a popular message lead to more campaign cash?

F. Sinkwich

December 13th, 2012
9:36 am

“Obama and his allies spent less on advertising than Romney and his allies but got far more — in the number of ads broadcast, in visibility in key markets and in targeting critical demographic groups, such as the working class and younger voters in swing states.”

I think this vastly understates the reach of O’bozo’s campaign efforts. The effect of the ad buys pales in comparison to the overwhelmingly positive media provided by the MSM (ABC, NBC, CBS, NYT, WP, etc.).

Add in the anti-Romney bias of the same cretins, it’s a wonder O’bozo didn’t win by a larger margin.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

December 13th, 2012
9:36 am

running a campaign is a perfect skill set for a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER………….
running a venture capital firm is not a perfect skill set for campaigns but for job creation

the Democrat party is well versed in campaign……….. thus that is why the win campaigns without a majority of affiliation

40% of Americans Identify as Independents
Democrats at 31%
Republicans at 27%

The Democratic party with its community organizers and union ties have a very well run campaign machine

The Republican party has been very dumb not to copy their model

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:38 am

“running a venture capital firm is not a perfect skill set for campaigns but for job creation wealth accumulation”

Regnad Kcin

December 13th, 2012
9:40 am

“running a campaign is a perfect skill set for a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER………….
running a venture capital firm is not a perfect skill set for campaigns but for job creation”

…they were probably sour, anyway…

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2012
9:40 am

Williebkind

December 13th, 2012
9:33 am

“Yep, the GOP did a sloppy job it was obvious.

Yet, let us not forget the REAL bottom line…

The GOP message SUX.”

Yep, you cant have FREE STUFF all you lives. That message did fail to reach the democratic plantation.
.
.
.
.
Democratic Plantation?

That’s one of my favorite piffle-isms.

Georgia

December 13th, 2012
9:40 am

It was the creep factor. Mitt was a creep. Ann was a creep. His rugrats were creeps. The whole episode gave the country the heebee jeebees. Why, I myself got the vapors from debate two and three. The man was unelectable.

JamVet

December 13th, 2012
9:41 am

willie and alex, I hope that you and your loser platitudes about the 47% are around for a long, long time.

I’m counting on you to help the GOP continue in it’s current electoral death spiral…

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:41 am

Peter @ 9:22

“Romney Lied mor”

HEADLINE: “Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign’s ad on Jeeps made in China”

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/dec/12/lie-year-2012-Romney-Jeeps-China/

Peter

December 13th, 2012
9:43 am

Yep, you cant have FREE STUFF all you lives.

But wait. Deficits don’t matter . and invading another country is important !

Who was the "Real" Mitt Romney?

December 13th, 2012
9:43 am

He changed just like the wind..nobody could figure out how he stood on the major issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

Mike

December 13th, 2012
9:44 am

Somebody find occupations cymbalta.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:45 am

“Yep, you cant have FREE STUFF all you lives.”

okay.

I’ll play.

Show me one campaign quote where Obama promised free stuff.

ONE.

Skip

December 13th, 2012
9:45 am

Cons think 47 is the new 51.

Peter

December 13th, 2012
9:46 am

Brosephus™ . The intelligent voter…. the voter from the states with the best education figured out all the Romney Lies.

The richest counties in America voted for Obama. The poorest states, and with the worst education system, voted for Romney.

Republican’s like to keep their party dummied down.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:47 am

“I think this vastly understates the reach of O’bozo’s campaign efforts. The effect of the ad buys pales in comparison to the overwhelmingly positive media provided by the MSM (ABC, NBC, CBS, NYT, WP, etc.). ”

bollocks.

moonbat betty

December 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Dems are still gloating a month later?

Perhaps they should get some work done.

Peter

December 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Imagine a Republican in the White House stating “deficits don’t matter ” ? How DUMB is that ?

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

December 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:38 am

It would appear that the value of PE, VC and the like elude you.

curious

December 13th, 2012
9:48 am

What’s happening here?

A few weeks ago many of the posters here implied Romney had it locked up.

Peter

December 13th, 2012
9:50 am

A few weeks ago many of the posters here implied Romney had it locked up.

Please these are Georgia Republican’s all Dummied down.

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:50 am

Out of this campaign newt was most astute, he said romney was unelectable.

alex

December 13th, 2012
9:52 am

The point of Jays article, Jamvet, is that there well may be no “death spiral” of the GOP message, but more of a technical glitch….You turn out 80% of 47% and you;’ll get more absolute votes than 60% of 53% ( not meant to be absolutely accurate). For me the message needs to evolve also and I am deeelighted to see the repubs and the country turn away from the far right. And Jam as I said yesterday if the far left makes too much of this result, especially in light of the technical issues, the spiral will be their message, just like the Gingrich repubs.. and on goes history…

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:53 am

“Out of this campaign newt was most astute, he said romney was unelectable.”

even a blind pig can find an acorn.

Who was the "Real" Mitt Romney?

December 13th, 2012
9:54 am

A few weeks ago many of the posters here implied Romney had it locked up.

_________

and people like USMC ran away when Romney lost…where is he?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:54 am

“You turn out 80% of 47% and you;’ll get more absolute votes than 60% of 53%”

please, please, PLEASE keep up the 47% message!!!

chicks dig it.

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
9:54 am

USinUK
newt is not blind.

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:55 am

It would appear that the value of PE, VC and the like elude you.

How so? If one doesn’t have a job now and a PE firm buys a company, trims the fat, and sells for a profit, how does that help the unemployed? If one happens to be employed and lose their job due to the actions of PE and/or VC, now does that help the person out of work? PE and/or VC does not help in either of those cases, yet those who have the money invested wins both times.

Did I get anything wrong so far?

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

December 13th, 2012
9:55 am

N-GA (economic base jumper)

December 13th, 2012
9:34 am

You are correct my bad…I was looking only at campaign spending and not total…BO buck the trend what do you know?

Erwin's cat

December 13th, 2012
9:55 am

Romney lost?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:56 am

“and people like USMC ran away when Romney lost…where is he?”

posting under another name, possibly???

Nero, perhaps?

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2012
9:56 am

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:56 am

Stevie Ray

Don’t get it twisted by thinking that I’m anti PE or VC, as that’s not the case. However, to make a claim that PE or VC is all about job creation is factually incorrect. They are about making money.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
9:58 am

barking – either he is VERY nearsighted … or he has a thing for whooping cranes

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/289773/thumbs/s-CALLISTA-GINGRICH-NEWT-GINGRICHS-WIFE-large.jpg

oops

December 13th, 2012
10:00 am

barking frog

December 13th, 2012
10:00 am

USinUK
Well…love is blind and often drunk…

Who was the "Real" Mitt Romney?

December 13th, 2012
10:01 am

One thing that we have learned about Alabama….they were not foolish enough to vote for Newt Gingrich. Georgia and South Carolina gets the honor of voting in “blind faith”!!!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
10:02 am

barking – 10:00 – :lol:

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
10:02 am

this is bravery

More like chickensh*t. I find it interesting how the monied people are able to persuade people to vote against their own best interests. When the truth is laid bare, the ensuing chaos will not be a pretty thing to witness.

ITS AL BUSHS"S FAULT

December 13th, 2012
10:02 am

GOP competent ? Remember W…LOL

Mick

December 13th, 2012
10:06 am

Everything is easy after the fact. What if romney had run a more buttoned down campaign and won? He didn’t, he lost. The man with the superior campaign got it done, the right person is still president.
The republican brand is mush, who does it appeal to?
The sore losers can only chortle about free gifts as if another promised tax cut for the wealthy wasn’t???

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2012
10:06 am

bravery? yes in the pursuit of stupid, greedy and evil.

but hell it’s your way ain’t it.

F. Sinkwich

December 13th, 2012
10:08 am

Looked at your links, Granny.

First was about the primary — no O’bozo there.

Second confirmed my post.

Granny = Epic Fail

Rightwing Troll

December 13th, 2012
10:09 am

A bunch of lying old cranks living on anonymous blogs do not IT acumen make…

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

December 13th, 2012
10:11 am

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
9:55 am

Track records of PE and the like relative to bankruptcy/liquidation mirror general business. You clearly bought into the exception is the rule ruse peddled by the liberal machine.

Isolating PE firms as evil doers was simply a twist since Romney’s background was such. Do you know exactly how many deals went south at Bain?

Most if not all BO’s allegations about Romney’s tenure and track record at Bain…such as outsourcing, vulture capitalist, and the like were labeled 4 pinocchios…like many of Romney’s claims, those posing Romney as some evil doer are crap..since this is a complex cottage industry, it is easy to prey on the 90% of folks who have no idea how these firms operate..

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 13th, 2012
10:12 am

FSink – “As Romney gained in the polls in the aftermath of the debate, he got substantially more favorable media coverage: 20 percent positive, 50 percent mixed and 30 percent negative. Obama’s coverage suddenly became more negative. Nearly three times as many Obama-related stories had a negative tone than a positive one: 13 percent positive, 51 percent mixed and 36 percent negative.”

horse races aren’t bias – they’re factual.

deal with it.

Tom Middleton

December 13th, 2012
10:12 am

Well, yes, but let’s not forget the Republicans’ war on women, nonchalance about the Hispanic vote, doubling down on their sacred-but-disproven supply-side economics, disdain for the education and unemployment of certain segments of our society, ignorance of the environment and hatred for peace, and almost total reliance on a region of the country still stuck in the century before last.

I mean, theirs is a party going nowhere fast without massive change, no matter how efficient they maybe can become!

JohnnyReb

December 13th, 2012
10:13 am

I wish you guys would keep up. I have been writing here for weeks Obama won because of his ground game. With that stated again, and confirmed by Jay, here’s this –

“To summarize, it would appear that in the 2012 presidential campaign a team of lazy, moochin’ Democratic “47 percenters” led by a lowly “community organizer” (insert snicker here) out-smarted, out-worked, out-adapted, out-teched and out-organized the buttoned-down corporate types led by a captain of American industry.”

Having fun, Jay, are you? Obviously.

Obama is like a pin-ball when off prompter. I’m not saying he does not have ideas, but clearly someone behind the scenes makes it happen just like they did in the tech sector.

Lastly, a bunch of well healed nerds givng cash and votes to Obama only means it help him win. Just like the Wall Street crowd giving to Mitt, it does not mean the candidates policies are best for America.

Obama is killing the middle class. Anyone with two grey cells to rub together can see that.

Rightwing Troll

December 13th, 2012
10:13 am

“I see Mitt Romney as President Obama’s biggest asset. You just couldn’t figure out you he really was or what he really stood for.”

He had loads of help from the Republican establishment… from the vagina-centric campaigns to the redefinition of rape to cheer leading for economic failure to just the outright lies oft repeated… the republicans drove the masses to the polls not Obama or his supposed “gifts” to the 47%… all of these angry lying old white men gave Obama “gifts” hand over foot.

Dixie Chicks

December 13th, 2012
10:14 am

Where is George W. Bush?

indigo

December 13th, 2012
10:14 am

The key Republican strategy error was in assuming that a majority of voters wanted to “get back to normal” and put a white man in the White House. To their racist minds this was such a certainty that, when Romney lost, their shock and disbelief level was so high that some of them, including many here, still are in a sort of deninal and are clinging to the same old failed ideology.

Brosephus™

December 13th, 2012
10:16 am

Stevie Ray

Answer one simple question. Is the primary or basic motivation for PE/VC groups to create jobs or to make money?

I haven’t bought into anything that isn’t true. Their motivation is no different than the business creator. Nobody goes into those things with the mindset of creating jobs. People do those things to make money. If jobs happen to be created, then so be it, but if you think jobs come before money then you’ve bought into some bogus machination.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2012
10:16 am

Obama is like a pin-ball when off prompter

Teleprompter! :lol: 2 debates won, but please proceed Governor.

Thomas Heyward Jr

December 13th, 2012
10:16 am

The State, or its mouthpieces, does not like to mention that over 3 quarters of Decent Americans did NOT vote for the “community orginizer”…(enter snark here).
Real men don’t snicker.
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Forward Liberty!