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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2008, 04:53:04 PM »
  Michigan voters voted in "medical marijuana" 


  It just keeps getting better and better!
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Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2008, 08:35:13 PM »
Obama is at 338 electoral votes right now - with a few states left to count.  Does anyone know how this ranks in terms of US election landslides?

Dont know how this ranks but any of you recall the FIRST time a woman was candidate for Vice Presidency?  It was back in 84 - Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferarro.  Regan won by a landslide getting 49 states.  Mondale only got his home state (minnesota I think) and DC.

Go Obama!!

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2008, 08:37:12 PM »
SteveA, to my knowledge that was the first time a US President mentioned the word gay in a victory speech. And to top it off,  President-elect Obama mentioned gays in a positive inclusive way listing all Americans.  I tell you, I am just too through.  What a wonderful day!!!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 08:39:47 PM by OneTampa »
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Offline SteveA

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2008, 11:28:13 PM »
SteveA, to my knowledge that was the first time a US President mentioned the word gay in a victory speech. And to top it off,  President-elect Obama mentioned gays in a positive inclusive way listing all Americans.  I tell you, I am just too through.  What a wonderful day!!!


Well I took it as a victory even though someone says Clinton did it first, but obviously it wasn't very memorable or I'd have heard more about it. I did google "Clintons Presidential Acceptance Speech" and found one and he did mention gays, but nowhere nearly in as positive a light as Obama did!

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2008, 11:29:39 PM »
 According to my best friend, who lives in Michigan, and read the whole law about medical marijuana (as it was posted on the wall in polling spots), it will be prescribed for people with hep C, HIV and cancer.  The prescribees will obtain a "special" ID card and be allowed to grow and use up to 2 oz.
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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2008, 01:55:14 AM »
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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2008, 06:36:03 AM »

yesterday, fireworks day here, n i raised a sparkler to your Mr O

i am glad i was here to see this  :) - kate

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2008, 07:28:17 AM »


Philly -- I found this map to be fascinating.  It shows all the counties in the U.S. where McCain did BETTER than Bush did 4 years ago.

How could this be?  What reason would voters in large numbers vote for McCain when they had previously voted for Kerry in 2004, especially when at least 80% of the rest of the counties in the U.S. had NO such movement to the right from their 2004 voting patterns.

Well, look at the map.  It's a concentrated area -- a belt.  Here's my take.  Even though there are anti-black racists no matter where one lives, there are concentrations of white racists still remaining in our country, mostly in the Appalachia regions and Arkansas.

But I found the map heartening.  Obviously, there were far more whites that voted for Obama BECAUSE he was black -- we WANTED to break that racial barrier for the benefit of our country.  The great news about this map is how small the belt is.  And it's how small the Republican party has become now with all their "real America" and "un-American" rhetoric.

Offline bocker3

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2008, 07:44:17 AM »
But I found the map heartening.  Obviously, there were far more whites that voted for Obama BECAUSE he was black -- we WANTED to break that racial barrier for the benefit of our country. 

Really??  Where did you come up with this little fact?  Isn't picking someone BECAUSE of the color of their skin exactly what the racists who voted for McCain did??? 

I would think people voted for Obama because he was the better choice - I know that is why I voted for him.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2008, 07:45:00 AM »
   This is the best looking presidential family we have ever had,  and yes I am even comparing them to the likes of Barbara Bush ;).   I really think, outside of the hardcore racists, that Obama will win over his detractors in time.   I have never felt this much promise after any election.  I am keeping my expectations realistic, I know it's going to be difficult, but if there is a man capable of  instilling change in our country and rectifying this nations woes, it is Obama.

According to my best friend, who lives in Michigan, and read the whole law about medical marijuana (as it was posted on the wall in polling spots), it will be prescribed for people with hep C, HIV and cancer.  The prescribees will obtain a "special" ID card and be allowed to grow and use up to 2 oz.

   Sorry to derail the topic, but I can't help it even though I can't do the good stuff right now.  I probably will never see this day in Florida.   Having a nice little grow room that yields 2 ounces will always be a wet dream for me I fear.  Just my opinion, but Marinol does very little for nausea.

  
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2008, 07:47:26 AM »
Really??  Where did you come up with this little fact?  Isn't picking someone BECAUSE of the color of their skin exactly what the racists who voted for McCain did??? 

I would think people voted for Obama because he was the better choice - I know that is why I voted for him.

Mike

 Would it be OK to refer to it as a plus?  That's how I look at it.
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Offline Iggy

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2008, 08:31:37 AM »
Philly -- I found this map to be fascinating.  It shows all the counties in the U.S. where McCain did BETTER than Bush did 4 years ago.

How could this be?  What reason would voters in large numbers vote for McCain when they had previously voted for Kerry in 2004, especially when at least 80% of the rest of the counties in the U.S. had NO such movement to the right from their 2004 voting patterns.

Well, look at the map.  It's a concentrated area -- a belt.  Here's my take.  Even though there are anti-black racists no matter where one lives, there are concentrations of white racists still remaining in our country, mostly in the Appalachia regions and Arkansas.

But I found the map heartening.  Obviously, there were far more whites that voted for Obama BECAUSE he was black -- we WANTED to break that racial barrier for the benefit of our country.  The great news about this map is how small the belt is.  And it's how small the Republican party has become now with all their "real America" and "un-American" rhetoric.

Peter,

Your take seems to be backed by an article in today's Charlotte Observer:

N.C. whites boosted Obama
President-elect didn't have the same support from white voters in some other Southern states on Tuesday.

Barack Obama inspired massive turnout among African Americans in Mecklenburg County and throughout North Carolina.

But he also did significantly better with N.C. white voters than John Kerry did in 2004 Ė an improvement not seen in many other Southern states.

Obama won 35 percent of N.C. white voters, up from Kerry's 27 percent, according to exit polls cited by CNN. Obama also showed gains among white voters in South Carolina and Virginia.

But in the deep South Ė Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas Ė his white support dropped significantly.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/politics/story/302454.html


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2008, 08:41:43 AM »
Key to Obama victory in Florida: casting a wide net
By Adam C. Smith, David Adams and Alex Leary, Times Staff Writers
In print: Thursday, November 6, 2008


http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/state/article891980.ece
 
Barack Obama won Florida by winning Tampa Bay. He won it by racking up a 140,000-vote margin in Miami-Dade and by winning Hispanic voters around Orlando. And he won Florida by siphoning votes out of Republican strongholds such as Escambia, Marion and Collier counties.

It was a well-funded, volunteer-driven campaign that refused to ignore any part of the state, and it turned a 381,000-vote Democratic loss in 2004 into a 200,000-vote win Tuesday.

Not only did Obama score big winning margins in some parts of Florida ó nearly 85,000 more votes than John Kerry received in Orange County, 37,000 more in Pinellas ó but he dramatically cut his losses in solidly Republican counties across the state. In Duval County, for instance, he mined 33,000 more votes than Kerry did.

"The lesson is you have to fight for every vote and keep your margins down in places where you're not going to win,'' said Miami lawyer Kirk Wagar, Obama's Florida finance chairman. "This is all about effort. No Democrat has ever done a field program like this, ever."

Indeed, Obama's expansive field operation was the talk of the campaign season in Florida. Sixty field offices. About 500 paid organizers. Tens of thousands of volunteers.

Does Tuesday mean Florida is now a blue state? Not really. It's as much a purple battleground as ever.

Despite a strong anti-Republican climate and the Obama juggernaut mobilizing voters, Florida Democrats netted only one more congressional seat and, at best, one more state House seat. Many Democrats had expected the party would pick up at least five House seats.

There was no Democratic tide in Florida. Obama had no strong coattails for local candidates, and on constitutional amendments, Floridians voted strongly to cut taxes, ban gay marriage and oppose tax increases for community colleges.

"I think we have momentum back on the Republican side," said House Speaker-designate Ray Sansom, R-Destin. "Florida is still very conservative."

Gov. Charlie Crist failed to deliver his state for McCain, and on Tuesday he issued a statement congratulating the president-elect.

"Now that the people of Florida and our nation have spoken, it is time for our nation to unite behind President-elect Obama with one purpose ó to strengthen our economy and increase opportunity for all Americans," Crist's statement said.

While Republican losses could have been much worse in Florida, there are ominous signs for the GOP in Tuesday's results. Once-safe Republican counties such as Duval and Sarasota increasingly look competitive, and the 14 percent of the electorate that is Hispanic swung dramatically to the Democrat.

President Bush won Florida Hispanics by 12 percentage points in 2004. Obama started his Florida campaign late and had no history with Hispanics, but he won that group by 15 percentage points.

"This is the watershed election where you have seen a structural realignment of the Hispanic vote in Florida that will have an impact on statewide, national and local elections for a generation to come," said Fernand Amandi, vice president of Bendixen & Associates, which does polling for the Democratic Party.

"We have been saying this was going to happen for years, but now we can actually see it with quantifiable data,'' Amandi said. "As much as any other group, President-elect Obama owes his election to the Latino voters."

Non-Cuban Hispanic voters helped Obama overwhelmingly win Interstate 4 counties like Orange and Osceola.

And Amandi said his exit polling showed Obama actually won 65 percent of the Cuban-American vote in Miami-Dade, which would be dramatic shift. McCain won support from 75 percent of older Cubans, and Obama won support from 75 percent of younger Cubans, he said.

Half a million more voters turned out than in 2004, but contrary to expectations overall turnout was actually down a few points, to 71.5 percent, from 2004. African-Americans accounted for 13 percent of the electorate, up from 12 percent, but exits polls showed the percentage of voters 18-29 years old actually dropped slightly to 15 percent.

Adam C. Smith can be reached at asmith@sptimes.com or (727)893-8241.



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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2008, 09:13:14 AM »
The voters in Tazewell County didnít quite turn out in the numbers they did elsewhere, with only a bit more than 60 percent of the registered voters, 17,074, making it to the polls. Still, those voters maintained a trend similar to the rest of the region in giving strong backing to the Republican ticket of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin. The McCain/Palin ticket received 65.57 percent of the Tazewell County vote, or 11,196, compared to the 32.75 percent received by Democratic challengers Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The Obama/Biden ticket recorded 5,592 votes.
In the race for the Senate seat vacated by longtime Republican John Warner, Tazewell County voters gave former Gov. Mark Warner, no relation, a 2,600-vote edge. The Democrat received 5957.44 percent of the vote, 9,190 , to Republican former Gov. Jim Gilmoreís 6,580, or 41.13 percent.
In the 9th District race, uncontested incumbent Rick Boucher, a Democrat, received 96.15 percent of the vote with 11,740. There were 470 write-ins in that race.
Results were obtained from the State Board of Elections Web site and are preliminary and must be certified.

This is how it was in the small community I voted looked like:

303 - WARDELL
Barack Obama and Joe Biden 194
John McCain and Sarah Palin 397

People around here did not want to vote because he was black and there too many damn christians and rednecks. Whatever I showed up and voted for Barack Obama.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2008, 09:31:17 AM »

Well, look at the map.  It's a concentrated area -- a belt.  Here's my take.  Even though there are anti-black racists no matter where one lives, there are concentrations of white racists still remaining in our country, mostly in the Appalachia regions and Arkansas.

Damn right it's interesting.  Startling, isn't it.  More specifically this is what is called the Upland South, as opposed to the Deep South -- calling it an Appalachian issue isn't the whole story culturally:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_South
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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2008, 09:33:50 AM »
  This is the best looking presidential family we have ever had,  and yes I am even comparing them to the likes of Barbara Bush ;).  

Now let's not go overboard.  This board is dominated by cock suckers and I assure you by their very nature they live for Jackie O.
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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2008, 01:16:23 PM »
***BREAKING*** NBC calls North Carolina for Obama

Final results:

364 Obama

174 McCain

Popular vote spread is SEVEN points with 53% of the vote.

64,240,482 to 46,626,606 (though that will change)

If one goes by the popular vote 7 pt. spread that's a better result than Bill Clinton's first election.  Best showing for a Democrat in 44 years.
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Re: Obama Wins
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2008, 03:20:48 PM »
Now let's not go overboard.  This board is dominated by cock suckers and I assure you by their very nature they live for Jackie O.


  Well Jackie O is third on my list right behind Barbara.  ;)  Did you see the dress Michelle Obama wore on election night?  I doubt Jackie O could spread the back of that dress like Michelle did, even with two of those silo hats Jackie wore stuffed in!
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