Tag Archives: 2012 elections

New From The “Unskewed Polls” Guy

Because he was so right about the polls. “Those who engage in [voter fraud] are slick and do all they can to hide it, so the evidence is often quite circumstantial. In fact, often the circumstantial evidence is all the evidence we have, such was finding tens of thousands of bogus votes in the ballot box, we didn’t see someone ...

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HomoQuotable – Nate Silver

“I’ve always felt like something of an outsider. I’ve always had friends, but I’ve always come from an outside point of view. I think that’s important. If you grow up gay, or in a household that’s agnostic, when most people are religious, then from the get-go, you are saying that there are things that the majority of society believes that ...

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More Madness In The Allen West Recount

Twitter’s wingnuts are screaming bloody murder at this writing after Florida’s St. Lucie County failed to finish their court-ordered recount by today’s noon deadline, prompting Patrick Murphy’s campaign to claim final victory over Rep. Allen West. Under Florida law, the final certified results were due from all of the state’s 67 supervisors of elections today. If the results do not ...

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Gallup Takes A Swipe At Nate Silver

Last week Nate Silver ranked Gallup as the worst polling firm when it came to accurately predicting the 2012 election results. Gallup’s editor fired back on Friday. We have a reverse law of the commons with polls. It’s not easy nor cheap to conduct traditional random sample polls. It’s much easier, cheaper, and mostly less risky to focus on aggregating ...

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Allen West Wins Recount Demand

A Florida county has agreed to Rep. Allen West’s demand for a full recount of all early votes. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-to-1 late Friday in favor of the move in the 18th Congressional District contest, in which Murphy is the unofficial victor. A series of tabulation errors by the county has raised suspicion among West’s campaign ...

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Ann Coulter: There Are Too Many Hispanics

“Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they’ve persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas. Democrats haven’t changed anyone’s mind. They changed the people. More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points ...

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NYT Backs “Gays Won It” Meme

On Tuesday the Human Rights Campaign sent out a stats-laden press release claiming that the LGBT vote provided the winning margin for President Obama. Yesterday the New York Times appeared to agree. While President Obama’s lopsided support among Latino and other minority voters has been a focus of postelection analysis, the overwhelming support he received from another growing demographic group ...

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Church Sign Of The Day

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How Cable News Covered Marriage Wins

Equality Matters adds that Fox only mentioned Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s win once and did not include the fact that she is lesbian.

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Catholic Church Gave $2M To Feed The Homeless Fund Hatred & Fuel Bigotry

NOM Exposed takes note: Taking up where the Mormons left off in 2008, the Catholic Church – and its affiliate, the Knights of Columbus – have made considerable investments in the marriage fights in Minnesota, Maryland, Washington State and Maine this election cycle – spending nearly $2 million. In addition, a close ally of the Church and past co-conspirator, the ...

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Romney: Obama Won Because Of “Gifts”

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and ...

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FLORIDA: Gay Man Kills Himself Over The Reelection Of President Obama

The locally well-known gay owner of a Key West tanning salon has killed himself, apparently (in part) as a result of President Obama’s reelection. Keys News reports: A Key West businessman who for years gave to AIDS Help and other charities may have taken his own life after a bout of depression over a struggling business and the recent election ...

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WA Senate Elects Gay Majority Leader

Openly gay Washington state Sen. Ed Murray has been elected the leader of his chamber. Denis Dison reports at the Victory Fund: Murray, 57, was first elected to the Senate in 2006 after serving 11 years in the Wash. House of Representatives. He was a leading voice in favor of passage of the state’s marriage equality bill, which voters affirmed ...

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Congratulations, Karl Rove!

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Newt Gingrich Has The Sadz

“We need to stop, take a deep breath and learn. The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it. But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like ...

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HRC: The Gays Won It For Obama

The Human Rights Campaign sends us this analysis: Total Americans voting 120,871,984 Total LGB voters (5% of electorate) 6,043,599 President Obama’s national popular vote (51% of all voters) 62,088,847 President Obama’s national popular vote margin over Mitt Romney 3,305,710 LGB votes for President Obama (76% of total LGB votes) 4,593,136 President Obama’s LGB votes if the demographic group only voted ...

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A Congress Of Firsts

Think Progress has posted a fantastic infographic recap of the freshman members of the next Congress: “The 113th Congress will be more representative of the United States from race to religion, and from gender to sexual orientation. It will look more like America with 3 new African American representatives, 10 new Latinos, 5 new Asian Americans and 24 women in ...

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Pennsylvania Gets First Gay Legislator

You may recall that I met Brian Sims at the DNC after he’d already won his Pennsylvania House primary.  As Sims ran in uncontested in the general election, he is now officially Pennsylvania’s  first-ever openly gay legislator. He had no Republican opponent in Tuesday’s general election so once the first vote was cast and no write-ins were visible, Sims was ...

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Texas Leads Secession Requests

Citizens from 47 states have now posted petitions demanding that they be allowed to secede from the United States. Virtually all of the signatures are merely symbolic to be sure, but  the Texas petition has so many signatures that the White House, according to its own rules, must review the demand. From the right wing Daily Caller: A petition from ...

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Marriage Map Update

The New York Times looks at the current map and what’s on the horizon: Elated by their first ballot victories, in four states, advocates of same-sex marriage rights plan to push legislatures in half a dozen more states toward legalization as they also press their cause in federal courts. They are also preparing for what they hope will be another ...

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