reply to post by longlostbrother
Okay, perspective is really an important thing here...and as easy as hyperbole and just ranting is on this, the facts actually speak better for
themselves. Obama won key population centers. No question. Obama earned his win. The numbers don't lie and I don't suggest he didn't earn it. However,
landslide, this absolutely was not and the people suggesting that .....are ones I wonder for their understanding of the system we actually have in
this nation. This is how America voted:
Now that can be looked at as a 'landslide' in a couple different directions...actually...or we can be realistic about things and acknowledge that in
almost all counties, both blue and red, the vote totals were far closer to 50/50 than EITHER side would really like to admit. Also...
The House comes up for vote every 2 years. Thats 50% of the House seats at a shot. This isn't a Republican House and Democrat President BY ACCIDENT.
The public CHOSE to have a split Government and CHOSE that the President (The stronger of the two in real effect) be a Dem. So the Dems get the right
to lead the parade, but the parade is still very much a joint effort, however much some Politicians desperately want to pretend that isn't 100% the
case right now.
It was also very nearly the other way on this. Landslide was Reagan. This was not that far outside statistical error on popular count....but certainly
all he needed for the legitimate win where it counted in the E.C.. Fair enough. Perspective is everything.
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