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Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Judge Jeanine: Mitt Romney awoke a sleeping giant

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
According to exit polls in 2008, Obama ended up with 20 percent of the conservative vote. Even in 2012, after four years of relentless conservative attacks, he still got 17 percent of the conservative vote, with 11 percent of Tea Party supporters saying they cast their ballots for Obama.
I really do not know how this figure was derived.

But even if we were to take it at face value, that would mean that Barack Obama did not receive 89 percent of the vote from "Tea Party supporters," or 83 percent of "the conservative vote."

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
In my opinion, Obama has governed as a moderate conservative—essentially as what used to be called a liberal Republican before all such people disappeared from the GOP.
Although I do not agree with this assessment--I would say that Barack Obama has governed as a democratic socialist--I certainly have no use for "liberal Republican[s]"; and I am very glad that they have virtually "disappeared from the GOP."
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