The Obama worship crowd is upset with us in part because we are not accepting of their Mess-iah. We are not worshiping at the altar. No pink incense is burned in tribute.
The Obama worship crowd is also upset with us because we recently wrote Obama, who strategically employed “change”, is the third Bush term – just as inexperienced, only more grandiose and with even more messianic delusions.
After the 2000 race Karl Rove and the Bush W. crowd, fresh from their Florida disenfranchisement success, also made proclamations of celestial choirs and realignment. All that silly talk about William McKinley and Mark Hanna and the thousand year Reich amounted to nothing.
The B.O. crowd is spouting the same nonsense. The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, a.k.a. The B.O. Vero Pompous Administration is selling the same Bush W. B.S.
B.O. = B.S.
At the risk of further angering the Church of B.O. (many of the most rabid members of the Church of B.O. ironically met on the internet to organize against the Church of Scientology) we’ll present some facts to answer the B.O. (Blowout Obama) question.
Obama worshipping New York Times on the question: Was It A Blowout?:
One of the many ways the election of Barack Obama differed from recent presidential elections was that in the end, it did not all come down to one state. [snip]
So how does Mr. Obama’s 364, which could go as high as 376, measure up?
“It’s a normal win,” said John C. Fortier, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, who edited “After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College.” Mr. Fortier called it a respectable, solid mandate.
“It was not a blowout and not a really close election,” he said. “We got a little bit used to these close elections. Until 2005, we were legitimately talking about a 50-50 nation, where everything was close.” [snip]
For a real blowout, think of the 523 electoral votes that President Franklin D. Roosevelt won in 1936, when he ran against Alf Landon, who won eight. Or more recently the 525 electoral votes President Ronald Reagan won in 1984, when Walter F. Mondale won only 13. Or the 520 President Richard M. Nixon won in 1972 against George McGovern, who won 17. Those were the widest electoral vote margins.[snip]
Mr. Obama’s victory was more along the lines of Bill Clinton’s in 1992, when he won 370 electoral votes to the first President George Bush’s 168.
“But, But, But…. what about that great turnout, that amazing turnout” asks the Church of B.O.? Nope, not even:
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new report from American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago — or at most has risen by less than 1 percent.
The report released Thursday estimates that between 126.5 and 128.5 million Americans cast ballots in the presidential election earlier this week. Those figures represent 60.7 percent or, at most, 61.7 percent of those eligible to vote in the country.
“A downturn in the number and percentage of Republican voters going to the polls seemed to be the primary explanation for the lower than predicted turnout,” the report said. Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
“Many people were fooled (including this student of politics although less so than many others) by this year’s increase in registration (more than 10 million added to the rolls), citizens’ willingness to stand for hours even in inclement weather to vote early, the likely rise in youth and African American voting, and the extensive grassroots organizing network of the Obama campaign into believing that turnout would be substantially higher than in 2004,” Curtis Gans, the center’s director, said in the report. “But we failed to realize that the registration increase was driven by Democratic and independent registration and that the long lines at the polls were mostly populated by Democrats.”
Some experts also note that national turnout trends may mask higher turnout in swing states with more intensive attempts by both campaigns to get their supporters to the polls. Several large states, including California and New York, had no statewide races and virtually no advertising or get-out-the-vote efforts by either presidential campaign.
According to the report, several Southern states — North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, and Mississippi — and the District of Columbia saw the greatest increases in voter turnout.
Overall turnout was highest in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, South Dakota and North Carolina, according to the report.
In 2004, 122 million Americans voted in the general election.
In 2000 we did not believe the Bush W. hype. In 2008 we don’t believe the B.O. – B.S.