June 13, 2012, - 4:31 pm
As you know, I’m not that excited about this year’s Presidential election because little will change no matter who wins. If elected, Romney will continue the same lack of immigration enforcement as we had under Obama and Bush. I’m not all that sure he’ll appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court. Remember how Bush chose Harriet Miers and only reneged after conservatives made a huge fuss? And, as Bush did very frequently, I’m sure he’ll appoint liberals to the federal courts all over America, which is where the real decisions on the bench are made (few cases are ever heard by the Supremes). In the Middle East, nothing will change. Romney will oppose settlements in Israel, just as Obama and Bush did. Domestically, he’ll pander to Muslims, just as Obama and Bush did, and he’s already begun doing that. At this point, the economy will not get better, regardless of who is in the White House, because we don’t make things in the U.S. anymore, so there just won’t be the jobs we need to sustain economic growth. Those are the important issues to me. And there isn’t much difference between them, though liberal Romney is a tiny microscopic hair better, despite his phony claims of being much more to the right, during the GOP primaries. Flip-floppers never change, and you’re always on the wrong side of the flip . . . or flop. The only difference, really, is that one of them will have to run for re-election and the other can do whatever he wants since he’d be term-limited. I will probably hold my nose and vote for the fraud Romney, but I won’t be happy about it. Ever. Anyone who is excited about this lying, lackluster dullard is a geek . . . and a fool. He is no different from Bush, probably worse, and again, just a teeny-tiny hair better than Obama. Now, it looks more and more like he’ll win and that Blacks–96% of whom voted for Obama–will vote for Romney in significantly higher percentages than McCain got. And the Blacks in North Carolina aren’t different than Blacks anywhere else. We know they aren’t as motivated by Obama this time around. But the change is stark and surprising:
President Barack Obama won a squeaker in North Carolina in 2008 thanks in large part to overwhelming support among the state’s African-American voters, who made up nearly a quarter of the electorate.
Today, his support among the state’s blacks has dropped sharply, potentially tipping North Carolina back to the red. A new PPP poll found that if the election were held today, a fifth of the state’s black voters would side with Mr. Obama’s Republican rival, Mitt Romney. In 2008, according to exit polls, just 5% of North Carolina black voters went for Sen. John McCain.
With just 36% of the state’s white voters siding with Mr. Obama in the PPP poll, Mr. Romney now leads the state, 48%-46%, the poll found, a sharp gain in Romney backing since PPP surveyed the state in April. Pollsters say Mr. Obama’s support for same-sex marriage could cost him votes among socially conservative black voters in the state.
Overall, a sizable 20% of all Democrats in the state say they would vote for Mr. Romney. . . .
The poll of North Carolina voters, conducted June 7-10, has an error margin of 3.4 percentage points.
So, it looks more and more like Romney will pull this off. That’s not the important part. The important part will be getting him to do a single conservative thing he pretended he’ll do.
And don’t hold your breath on that. Mitt happens. It’s easy to attack their slob. Just wait until we have our slob.
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