Thursday, November 8, 2012


HOW OBAMA WON  - The Real Reason Romney Lost

Romney was right - the 47%
 intransigents were not going to be moved to vote beyond the 
Democratic party, especially after being given more food stamps, free 'Obama phones' and 
'Obama bucks' in exchange for votes.

So, Romney - or any other Republican who would have run - had 3% to work with, a pretty
difficult task to say the least. And,  with Obama's 'ground game' that somehow got as
many as 99% of Democrats voting in inner cities like Philadephia, Romney hardly had
a chance, storm Sandy or otherwise.

One thing the mostly young and / or minority voters who elected Obama will now have to
contend with making $45,000 or so incomes plus benefits with Obama's new system. It's not
a whole lot more than the  $20,000 minimum guaranteed income for people using all their
new benefits including increased food stamps, welfare, disability, etc. The days of  free
enterprise  where incentive and hard work paid dividends and made millionaires
 are all but over now as the United States if following the trends of Greece and
France where,  as the economy tanks so do the masses' incomes;  only a small elite will
make any real income.

Obama was more about METHOD OVER MESSAGE. Obama's forces rounded up almost any
inner city folk who was breathing and got them to the polls, one way or another,
and not always legal (according to many illegals, themselves). Obama's Dream Act, alone, allowing
illegal immigration, brought Obama another likely 3 million votes.

The Obama victory reminds me of the recent San Francisco Giants' World Series Victories
two out of three years  where they somehow made it,  arguably, without a top caliber team.
Ownership did whatever it could to skirt issues of talent  for other means of 'winning' -
like rounding up its  largely young, liberal fan base with half price tickets and other
enticements, turning up the PA system and other psycholog ical advantages   along with the new
prerequisite social marketing, and, finally, bringing in questionable journeymen players
other teams don't want, who suddenly become 'instant stars' such as the four Venezuelan
players named Melky, Scutaro, Sandoval and Blanco, who suddenly all hit far above their lifetime
averages  or home run productions, especially late season and  in the World Series -
much like the 2010 team with sudden wonders  like Ross and Torres - more than enough
to allow the Giants to miraculously make mincemeat out of one top team after another
(Cincinatti, St Louis and Detroit and in 2010 Philadelphia, Atlanta and Texas). If it
weren't for a couple big late season injuries to star players the Giants would have
probably won it all in 2011,too.

It's called 'Win at Any Cost.' Like the giants team, which was one of the weakest
hitting teams to start the season,,  Obama brought one of the weakest records ever to
re-election  l. Both played on   young, impressionable markets, with both being 'bought' in
by perks , whether discount tickets and 'promises' of a world series' or free cell phones
or more food stamps, etc.) Both used social marketing almost to the border of unfairness
with the Giants getting Sandoval on the All Star team , and others, without big numbers.
Obama got more voters with questionable tactics, eg an unheard of 99% turnout in Philadelphia's
inner city precincts. And, the 'giveaway' mentality  spreads like wildfire as the momentum

So, it's a different world today. Perhaps old values don't matter as much any more.
A person on American Idol may win more for his or her look than the music. Negative
political advertising can win out over honest, positive  messages. And baseball players
convicted or suspected of using illegal drugs are not necessarily looked down upon anymore,
eg Barry Bonds and Melky Cabrera, who will likely join the Giants again next  year  after
being one of two giants players suspended this season.

Looks like Kruschev may be right , too, when he said back in 1956 that not only
will Russia ' bury you' (the U.S.) but that the US would become communist through it's
own leaders!  If not communist yet , certainly socialism is already upon us.


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