Tag Archive: 2012 election

The Dimwits are Always with us

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I don’t recall ever hearing the term “low-information voter” before this year, but I have been familiar with the concept for more than a half-century. Low-information voters are those who know nothing about politics and politicians, but who insist on voting anyway. Both Republicans and Democrats are using the term to describe the bulk of…

What Rhymes with Mandate? Shmandate!

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What’s this hooey about Barack Obama winning a mandate to impose his economically destructive agenda on the American people? It’s understandable that the Democrats and their media lap dogs would try to propagate such hogwash, especially at a time when we are careening toward the so-called fiscal cliff — but must the more timid Republicans…

Moving Forward

There is a great deal of hand-wringing and finger-pointing going on in Republican circles after the recent election. Much of it is justified. After all, how is it possible that after four years of Obama’s policies that have resulted in a terrible economy, a weakened military and ObamaCare, Mitt Romney could possibly receive two million…

Sorry, but Failure to Rally the Base Didn’t Make the Difference

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There was a lot of fuss on the political talk shows today about the fact that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, received some 2 million fewer votes this year than were cast for John McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both suggested that this means the Republicans didn’t do…

Don’t Waste Tears on Obama’s Victory

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Take a good look at Barack Obama. He made history yesterday. He apparently became the first U.S. president to win a second term with fewer popular votes than he received the first time. I say apparently only because the popular-vote totals for the first nine U.S. presidential elections have been lost to history. Since 1820,…

Interpreting the Schedules in the Final Days

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What can we conclude by examining the campaign schedules of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during these last, waning days of the 2012 election? There undoubtedly are some clues to be read there, but I would guess that the ancient Romans had more luck divining the future by examining the entrails of birds. We know…

The Final Days

After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy Rancid Rhetoric. I won’t beat around the bush. I watched all of the GOP debates, I watched the Biden-Ryan debate and I even sat through all three of the presidential debates, and I don’t think it’s fair that I only get one vote that can be…

Obama Singlehandedly Saves America from the Storm

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THE SCENE: A rural farmhouse. It is daytime, and a light drizzle is falling. There is a knock at the door. The farmer opens the door.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: I’m President Obama, and I’m here to help you. I have personally taken charge of all emergency activities as Hurricane Sandy approaches. It is important for me…