In his first post-election interview, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan blamed the loss by the Republican presidential ticket last week on high turnout among ´urban´ voters. ´We were surprised at the outcome,´ he told WISC-TV, his home state´s CBS affiliate. ´We knew this was gonna be a close race. We thought we had a very good chance of winning it.´ ´Losing never feels good,´ he added. Ryan said he was expecting to get more support from voters in big cities, which generally tend to vote Democratic.[Snip]Ryan´s liberal critics accused him of suggesting that inner-city minorities were responsible for Obama´s win.
Comments: So whaddaya call an area deep in the city? It´s not urban? And if I live there, does that mean I´m black? Or was?
A Hillary adviser snarkily corrected Ryan because, it seems, "urban" is no longer a code word for "black." Really? I didn´t know it was until I read this. Does that mean because I´m a suburbanite I´m no longer a sub-black or am I simply a confused old geezette?
That last was a strictly rhetorical question. Don´t touch it, I haven´t been in a good mood since the election.
I would have to think it is statistically impossible to get 19,605 votes for Obama and 0 votes for Romney. There was not one single person opposed to abortion, gay marriage, high unemployment, huge deficits, etc? These districts are not 100% black voters. And the same thing happened in sections of Cleveland and Cincinnatti. Coincidence? No, it can only mean election fraud. So brazen and in-you-face that they don´t even bother to hide it with a 95% - 5% outcome.
I would blame the loss on fraud and ballot stuffing. There is no way that many precincts could have been 100% for bam bam. This type of ´malarky´ should only take place in the former USSR, Cuba and Venezuela.
A lot of these voting machines are still being made by Diebold under a different name. But since Obama won,they´re all honest machines now.My guess is these Philly voting machines were all rigged to flip Romney votes,not that nobody voted for him.
One thing you need to know about liberals is if they´re cheating in one area of the country,it´s actually all over.
Notice how absolutely nothing happened to teachers erasing wrong test scores,instead they blamed it on NCLB.The fact that there was widespread cheating is irrelevant.
At least Ryan has the guts to speak out on this.Some of these wards also had 99% turnout rates which also suggests cheating but no investigation. Send a nasty e mail and you will be investigated then.
I wish Romney would turn his loss into a mission for ensuring honest elections. Ryan, being a statistics guy, ought to be a great partner in this. If the Dems can steal this election for the worst president ever how will we ever win again? Even the best candidate ever can´t win if the voting machines are pre-programmed for the Demos.
No need to teach Greek/Roman history in our school system, none whatsoever. Teach little Johnnie and Mary all about dealing with their feelings, diversity and gay marriage. Tear down all major institutions, including Lance Armstrong´s many wins. Don´t go by the rules that were in place, bring in your new rules and make them retroactive on all those you never liked, those winners who bet you are your own games...
Totems come down, replaced by what? Ask the people who still live in Detroit and Trenton.
Animals who like being with fellow animals. The blacktop jungle is here, front and center for all to see and get car jacked!
Play some rap music, some urban ghetto music, give me some Jay Z tunes with Beyonce shaking her booty all about as she writes a love note to her other man, the metrosexual clown Obama-Mao!
I personally know a black voter from the East Side of Cleveland one of the polls that was 100% for the worst president in US history who voted for Romney. I saw his ballot he voted by mail. Ryan sounds ready to take on this shameless voter theft. Romney probably figures f$@k it. Let Zero´s "voters" pay. Zero has already thrown gays and food stamp nation aside. He "won".
Gee whiz Congressman Ryan. Do you think the Democrats might have cheated?.......Not even Uncle Joe Stalin or Herr Schicklgruber ever pulled down the kind of numbers The Bamster had in Philadelphia and Cleveland!
PA´s R governor Corbett apparently hasn´t said a word about this. There ain´t no way in hello that this isn´t fraud, plain and simple. Based on Florida from the past we know that RATS can´t vote without many mistakes....not 1 vote eh?
An honest media would be all over this. How hard would it be to find several hundred people that voted Romney? They could even hide their identity so they wouldn´t end up dead like snitches do in those precincts.
Consider how many stupid, illiterate dregs were included in the 19,605 who cast ballots in these Philadelphia districts. Then establish odds that not even one of them mistakenly voted for Romney. My chances on the lottery this week must be substantially better.
Hear ya, #25, but it´s not going to happen. There was massive Demonrat cheating occurring all over the country in a dozen different ways from thousands of deep-sixed military votes to voting machine fraud to polling place intimidation to bogus voter registrations to flipped votes to bussed-in illegals to voting more than once to nationwide SEIU/NAACP thuggery, etc, etc!
And the doe-eyed STUPID Party ignored it all!
Only Demonrats challenge voting results, and that with admirable ferocity (Bush-Gore, FL)
Fraud or some very, very heavy intimidation, which is just as illegitimate. When I lived in Chicago I´d come across both black and white people who were convinced their ballot was not secret and they could get into trouble with city/county employees if they didn´t vote straight Democrat. Even then the Democrats weren´t stupid. They´d have at least two Republican votes per precinct to make the "Republican" election judges look legit.
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