Thursday, January 03, 2013

Though unable to steal the election for Mitt Romney, Florida Republicans DID manage to cost the President 11,000 votes.

Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel:  

As many as 49,000 people across Central Florida were discouraged from voting because of long lines on Election Day, according to a researcher at Ohio State University who analyzed election data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel. About 30,000 of those discouraged voters — most of them in Orange and Osceola counties — likely would have backed Democratic President Barack Obama, according to Theodore Allen, an associate professor of industrial engineering at OSU. About 19,000 voters would have likely backed Republican Mitt Romney, Allen said. This suggests that Obama's margin over Romney in Florida could have been roughly 11,000 votes higher than it was, based just on Central Florida results. Obama carried the state by 74,309 votes out of more than 8.4 million cast.

Keep this in mind when you hear Republicans spouting off about patriotism or wanting to take this country back to "traditional values." One of those traditional values was the idea that everybody's vote counted and that American's right to vote was sacrosanct. (Well except for the female vote and the black vote of course. Those took a little longer to seem important to the white males running the place. And clearly to some they are still not terribly important.)

You know maybe it is just me, but I would NEVER be able to hold my head high if my candidate only won an election by cheating.

I guess that is yet another thing that separates me from the Republicans. Apparently THEY have no problem with it at all.

30 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:33 PM

    This man scares me. He looks crazy and sort of like an SS Officer.

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    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      I thought the same thing!

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    2. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Actually, Rick looks like an SS officer who's having the time of his life! He is pure ignorance, greed and evil. He's gotta go in 2014.

      PINK SLIP RICK!!!!!

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    3. That pic of pRick Scott always reminds me of the pic of the vampire in Salem's Lot. It scared the holy crap outta kids everywhere!

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    4. Anonymous4:48 PM

      He always looks like he just escaped an insane asylum.

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    5. Anonymous5:29 PM

      Are there any pictures of him with babies? didn't think so.

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  2. Anonymous1:42 PM

    That picture of BatBoy never gets old....

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    1. Anonymous2:14 PM

      Nope, just scarier.

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    2. Indeed --separated at birth: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Bat_Boy.PNG

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  3. I think he looks like one of the "Gentlemen" from Buffy, Season 4 (Hush)

    http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091119193215/buffy/images/thumb/3/33/Gentlemen.jpg/230px-Gentlemen.jpg

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  4. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Is that the Wild Alaska Dingbat sans wig?

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    1. Anonymous6:33 PM

      Ha! It sure looks that way.

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  5. Anonymous2:19 PM

    He reminds of Christopher Llyod's toon character in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".


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    1. Anonymous3:40 PM

      *Lloyd's*

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  6. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Politics are only part of it. Ever notice how 3/4 of batshit crazy people stories hail from Florida? No offense to any IMers living there, but I have never wanted to visit that state.

    As far as winning by cheating, look no further than the Tundra Tribe for that seal of approval!

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  7. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Actually, you have a point Gryphen. Most of the Repugs I've met were ethically challenged when it came to money. They saw it as their due to rig anything and everything to their benefit when it came to money.

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  8. Dinty3:21 PM

    My opinion:

    http://pictures.hatsrack.com/TV,%20Games,%20Movies,%20Music/florida.gif

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    1. Anonymous3:47 PM

      "South America, take it away!"

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  9. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Bwhahahahahaha...I agree with you Doc, let Florida cede!

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  10. Here's a little better pic of Rick Scott. He's a bagger through and through.

    http://tinyurl.com/Rick-Scott-is-Bagger-Boy

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  11. Anonymous5:27 PM

    This man's picture scares me. I hope it goes away soon.

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  12. Anita Winecooler5:28 PM

    He's got "Michelle Bachmann" eyes!

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    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      It does. You can always see the crazy in their eyes.

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  13. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Good god, Gryphen, please give a warning before seeing that picture...it screams PSYCHOPATH. What is it with these R's? They're scary!

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  14. Anonymous8:18 PM

    The evil cue ball!

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  15. I waited 4 hours in a line that was about five blocks for early voting... The President won the election while some of the people were till in line to vote around midnight. They walk away happy that he won and upset because they couldn't cast their vote... and even after winning the election, some ppl refused to leave the line.

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  16. WakeUpAmerica9:20 PM

    What a creepy looking fellow! Ewwwwwww!

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  17. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Jeeeeeezzz... That photo looks like a guy who should NOT be allowed near the gun counter at Walmarts...

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  18. Anonymous4:22 AM

    He's certainly an odd looking duck. And apparently a crook - fraud as an HMO owner before discovering Florida politics where he can be a crook and not get in trouble with the law. Gee, in Florida you can also shoot someone pretty much in cold blood and get away with it just as long as you are "standing your ground."

    I know that there are lots of good people in Florida but why did they ever elect this crook? WIth so many senior citizens in the state they should have been infuriated to think that someone who committed millions of dollars worth of Medicare fraud would be on the ballot for governor? How could he have qualified when he is a felon? They don't let convicted felons vote even long after they have returned to society? Remember that mess from a few years ago.
    Beaglemom

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