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Most polls show Obama surging 4 days before the election


By iwog   Follow   Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 6:11am PDT   8,220 views   170 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

I imagine it's because of Obama's competent handling of the storm combined with continued good economic news. Either way Romney cannot win even if by some miracle he wins Ohio assuming the averages of all polling is correct.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/?state=nwa

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Mr Happygoluckofus   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:36am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 131

rooemoore says

So are you saying that the ocean level has not risen in the last 40 years?

Perhaps but unless the tide flows tomorrow and washes us all away, I don't see how that is even relevant to this argument.

Mr Happygoluckofus   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:39am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 132

From CNN "Toilet rolls are gold"

Unless there's a toilet in the voting booth tomorrow I think the writing is already on the stall.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:39am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 133

CaptainShuddup says

rooemoore says

So are you saying that the ocean level has not risen in the last 40 years?

Perhaps but unless the tide flows tomorrow and washes us all away, I don't see how that is even relevant to this argument.

Well, in lower Manhattan a foot lower sea level would have made a huge difference in the amount of flooding.

Meanwhile, in Venice...

Ironman   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:45am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 134

rooemoore says

Well, in lower Manhattan a foot lower sea level would have made a huge difference in the amount of flooding.

Maybe they should have built Manhattan a foot HIGHER!!!

CL   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:46am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 135

AverageBear says

But FEMA's response in both storms were piss poor, and to read IWOG saying how great Obama 'fixed everything right' is pure comedy.

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/113-floridians-applaud-obamas-handling-of-hurricane-sandy/

"Nearly seven in ten registered voters in Florida approve of how President Barack Obama is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, including a slim majority of Republicans. Overall, 69% give the president good reviews while only 11% disapprove. 20% are unsure. This includes 89% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 65% of independents who approve of the president’s handling of the super storm."

Uh, yeah. Sounds like the country thinks Obama handled it as bad as Bush. :)

iwog   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:49am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 136

AverageBear says

and to read IWOG saying how great Obama 'fixed everything right' is pure comedy.

What's pure comedy is you making up quotes I never typed.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:50am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 137

CaptainShuddup says

You must be waring down, Lib argument number 248 when losing your position post a graph villainizing Michael Moore's 1% plight.

And what is your position? Hope multinational corporations and 'too big to fail banks' take pity on you?

The funny thing is that we agree that many Americans are getting screwed by the corporate owned political system. You just want to blame the gays, the feminists, the environmentalists, and whole bunch of other folks who are not to blame.

Sorry about the aging white thing - guess I hit a nerve.

Vicente   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:51am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 138

Now I'm really worried.

IT'S IN THE BAG NO WORRIES!

Then a bunch of Obama voters skip voting and RMoney wins.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:53am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 139

Call it Crazy says

rooemoore says

Well, in lower Manhattan a foot lower sea level would have made a huge difference in the amount of flooding.

Maybe they should have built Manhattan a foot HIGHER!!!

That's pretty funny.

Here's a tip for all you parents who are worried that your kids wont be able to find jobs. Rich people live near the oceans and they will be spending $$$ to build barriers from the rising waters.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:54am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 140

Vicente says

Now I'm really worried.

IT'S IN THE BAG NO WORRIES!

Then a bunch of Obama voters skip voting and RMoney wins.

I agree. Obama is looking good, but far from a lock.

Mr Happygoluckofus   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 3:57am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 141

CaptainShuddup says

Now where do I inject my own opinion about what you should have said. That one always confuses me most

rooemoore says

And what is your position? Hope multinational corporations and 'too big to fail banks' take pity on you?

That's IT! That's how you do it, see that one always confuses me.

Here now let me do one...

"So what are you going to do, close all of the school unions and live in a tent?" well No, I still need some work. But you guys are the master of irrelevant injection, and I commend you for it. But it wont be enough to get your guy elected, you know that, right? What I said or what you said I said, has no bearing on nothing. People are more concerned about What Obama said, then what Obama did, or Not Did as it were.

Ironman   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:04am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 142

rooemoore says

Rich people live near the oceans and they will be spending $$$ to build barriers from the rising waters.

If the ocean has risen over these years like you said, how come they haven't built these barriers yet???

Seems a little late now....

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:05am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 143

CaptainShuddup says

And what is your position? Hope multinational corporations and 'too big to fail banks' take pity on you?

That's IT! That's how you do it, see that one always confuses me.

It was a rhetorical question, commonly used in debate. It is backed up by the fact that you support Mitt Romney, who is kind of a big business, wealthy person champion.

Sorry I confused you.

david1   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:06am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 144

Call it Crazy says

If the ocean has risen over these years like you said, how come they haven't built these barriers yet???
Seems a little late now....

You must not live near the beach...it seems to me there have been a fair amount of beach "reclaimation" projects the past several years...

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:07am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 145

Call it Crazy says

rooemoore says

Rich people live near the oceans and they will be spending $$$ to build barriers from the rising waters.

If the ocean has risen over these years like you said, how come they haven't built these barriers yet???

Seems a little late now....

Probably is too late, but you never know unless you try.

Ironman   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:10am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 146

CL says

"Nearly seven in ten registered voters in Florida approve of how President Barack Obama is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, including a slim majority of Republicans. Overall, 69% give the president good reviews while only 11% disapprove. 20% are unsure. This includes 89% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 65% of independents who approve of the president’s handling of the super storm."

Now go ask the people in NJ and NY what THEY think.....

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57544884/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-says-up-to-40000-may-need-relocation/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/04/storm-sandy-power-idUSL1E8M41KG20121104

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/when_are_we_gonna_get_some_ing_help_T35TrXo1FCdu7YRBmQkQ8L

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/video-sandy-victims-beg-help_660345.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-region-gas-crisis-continues-drivers-waiting-article-1.1196639

iwog   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:13am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 147

It doesn't matter how hard the government works to restore things after a disaster, there will still be miserable people who blame the government for not doing more.

By all reasonable accounts, and not the lunatics speaking from the right, Obama and FEMA are doing what they can and doing it competently.

Ironman   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:16am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 148

david1 says

You must not live near the beach...it seems to me there have been a fair amount of beach "reclaimation" projects the past several years...

As you can tell by the flood damage, they worked real well!!

dublin hillz   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:17am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 149

Current stats show that Barack has 86.3% chance of winning and is favored by 76.9 electoral votes. Additionally he is up by 10.2 electoral votes since 10/28. I would say that Barack should win this thing relatively easily at this point, the only way Bain has a chance is due to the fact that Barack is only up by 2.1% when it comes to popular vote. Still, it would be a huge upset for Bain to win at this point, the equivalent of cardinals beating the patriots in week 2 of the NFL.

zzyzzx   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:20am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 150

Early election results, via MSNBC:

Mind you the article states that this is probably a test page.

Ironman   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:20am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 151

iwog says

By all reasonable accounts, and not the lunatics speaking from the right, Obama and FEMA are doing what they can and doing it competently.

Ah, I see... since NY and NJ are primarily "blue" states and Obama voters, the people complaining and interviewed in my links must just be the few "right wingers", because as we all know, liberals wouldn't make a peep in this situation..... they would just sit in the cold quietly....

Mr Happygoluckofus   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:21am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 152

rooemoore says

It was a rhetorical question, commonly used in debate. It is backed up by the fact that you support Mitt Romney, who is kind of a big business, wealthy person champion.

Sorry I confused you.

Ha ha ha, now that time you were a victim of your own hubris.
How do you fit all of your self in there?

Honest Abe   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:38am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 153

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_KENYA_OBAMA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-05-07-27-50

Obama surging...in Kenya, and China, and Russia and Venezuela and North Korea and Kazakhstan and Cuba and the south side of Chicago.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:41am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 154

CaptainShuddup says

rooemoore says

It was a rhetorical question, commonly used in debate. It is backed up by the fact that you support Mitt Romney, who is kind of a big business, wealthy person champion.

Sorry I confused you.

Ha ha ha, now that time you were a victim of your own hubris.

How do you fit all of your self in there?

huh?

edvard2   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:46am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 155

Honest Abe says

Obama surging...in Kenya, and China, and Russia and Venezuela and North Korea and Kazakhstan and Cuba and the south side of Chicago.

Show me any stats that indicates anything even remotely suggestive of that. Either way- the Republicans lost. Too bad. Four years of utter nonsense did them no good whatsoever.

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:48am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 156

edvard2 says

Four years of utter nonsense did them no good whatsoever.

Didn't do anyone any good.

Honest Abe   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:49am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 157

OK, I made up "the south side of Chicago" so sue me.

Tomorrow we'll have a new president, President Romney, and it will give me great pleasure saying "I told you so".

Mr Happygoluckofus   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:56am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 158

IN stereo...

rooemoore   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 4:57am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 159

Honest Abe says

OK, I made up "the south side of Chicago" so sue me.

Tomorrow we'll have a new president, President Romney, and it will give me great pleasure saying "I told you so".

I'll bet you $10,000.

bdrasin   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:02am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 160

rooemoore says

Honest Abe says

OK, I made up "the south side of Chicago" so sue me.

Tomorrow we'll have a new president, President Romney, and it will give me great pleasure saying "I told you so".

I'll bet you $10,000.

Don't take his bet. On Intrade you can get two-to-one odds, or three-to-one on Betfair! If you feel confident there's no reason to hold back at this point.

gbenson   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:02am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 161

rooemoore says

I'll bet you $10,000.

There has been enough polling done in the swing states to where there is a reasonable confidence level of the results. If Romney does win the electoral college tomorrow, then there is something fishy going on.

But if Abe is taking bets, I'm in for $10k on O as well.

edvard2   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:20am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 162

bdrasin says

Tomorrow we'll have a new president, President Romney, and it will give me great pleasure saying "I told you so".

... I believe that there's going to be some pretty disappointed Republicans tomorrow...

toothfairy   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:21am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 163

The bad thing about Obama winning is Republicans in congress will do their best to create a shitty economy for 4 years because they think it'll get them elected in 2016.

gbenson   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:35am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 164

bdrasin says

On Intrade you can get two-to-one odds

Republican's won't actually bet their own money, they are only good at gambling with, and losing, other people's cash.

pazuzu   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:37am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 165

fairy: "...Republicans in congress will do their best to create a shitty economy for 4 years"

This is confusing, aren't you the mental giant who was going to vote for Gingrich?

http://patrick.net/?p=1207877

toothfairy   befriend   ignore   Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 5:56am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 166

That's one reason I'm probably voting republican because I'm tired of hearing them whining.

CL   befriend   ignore   Tue, 6 Nov 2012, 5:51am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 167

edvard2 says

.. I believe that there's going to be some pretty disappointed Republicans tomorrow...

But will they learn? They won't punish the liars who force-fed them this story of momentum. They won't question Faux news. They won't question the Tub-o-goo from EIB. They won't hold their own to account. They won't punish the deceivers, even when they themselves are the deceived.

Crazy, crazy conservatives.

iwog   befriend   ignore   Tue, 6 Nov 2012, 6:00am PST   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 168

CL says

But will they learn?

Exactly. Shrek is about to have every premise he's held about the election destroyed. He believed the wrong polls, cited the wrong articles, and accepted a bunch of sewage from his right wing masters which will turn out to be absolutely worthless.

Will he make any intellectual changes to his approach? Will he learn something? HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!

AverageBear   befriend   ignore   Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 2:01am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 169

Homeboy says

Gee, don't know if I have time to click all those links. LOL.

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Homey, I stand corrected. For the record, I did hear about utility crews being turned away on WINS 1010 radio, and did see the initial reports. They have been corrected, as there was a misunderstanding which had been corrected. Although there were a few crews rerouted to NY until the misunderstanding was corrected, it wasn't worth my incorrect rant. Hence no links....Enjoy the glory of Obama's win. I now know how you felt when Bush won his 2nd term... I know the sky won't fall, but I've seen better days....

gbenson   befriend   ignore   Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 8:40am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 170

Doesn't Abe owe us some money?

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