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JCC [Reactions] U.S. Presidential Election Day 2012

Discussion in 'Community' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Spaz_McJackson

    Spaz_McJackson Jedi Youngling

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    Unnecessary...
     
  2. LilZua

    LilZua Jedi Youngling

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    I voted for Batman.. but I will take Obama-wan
     
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  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    lol... I don't actually believe that you're a noob... probably a sock.

    Also, I have a strong suspicion that you may be very white.
     
  4. LilZua

    LilZua Jedi Youngling

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    That is sort of racist Harpuah? Why cant minorities like Star Wars.. and Voting?
    I am a minority BTW
     
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  5. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Er... so am I.
     
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    There are some very interesting/unexpected results from the 2012 elections... and it's not all about the Hispanics.


    1. Generation Y voters (the Millenials)
    * 19% of voters were under the age of 30 (and that was only 50% turnout, about the same as 2008)... and 60% of them voted for Obama
    * only 16% of voters were over the age of 65
    * If Romney and the Republicans had just split the Youth vote, they would have won
    * The Youth vote is now more politically important than the Senior Citizen vote!

    2. Gay/Lesbian voters
    * about 5% of voters admitted they were gay/lesbian/bisexual
    * 76% of them voted for Obama
    * But Romney and Obama are tied 49%-49% among "straight" voters
    * If Romney and the Republicans had just split the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual vote, they would have won

    3. Asian-American voters
    * lots of attention has been given to Hispanics... but Asians are actually immigrating to the country more than Hispanics now, and they're the fastest-growing demographic
    * 76% of Asian-American citizens voted for Obama, an even higher proportion than the Hispanics did

    4. Mormon voters
    *Romney in 2012 actually did WORSE among Mormon voters than Bush did in 2004 (Bush won 80% nationwide, Romney won 78% nationwide)

    5. Democrats won the "popular vote" for the House of Representatives in 2012
    * Boehner claims a mandate because they only lost 7 seats
    * In reality, more Americans voted for Democratic House candidates than Republican House candidates
    * Gerrymandering is the reason why the House stayed red






    Lastly, here's an interesting graph that Nate Silver posted on 538:

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    http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/race/president

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-r-stone/why-did-the-republicans-w_b_2110673.html

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55245720-90/percent-romney-mormon-vote.html.csp







    EDIT:

    Oh, and it's finally official that Obama won Florida by over 70,000 votes.

    Can they fix their voting system already?
     
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  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    What point are you trying to make here? No one has said that African-Americans could not support Romney. We said his campaign made explicitly racial appeals to white people, and the overwhelming majority of his support was white. The fact that you found one black Republican on Youtube doesn't change that anymore than Condoleeza's presence within the party. Tokens don't excuse bad behavior.
     
  8. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't bother feeding the troll. ;)
     
  9. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    7 seats to lose is still a lot considering during presidential races only about 2 seats flip.
     
  10. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    [​IMG]

    graphic of a phenomenon mentioned earlier itt
     
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  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  12. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I thought that slur was on Twitter.

    Anyway...she is hardly the only one. A cartographer friend of mine posted a map of racist tweets by state to show where the greatest concentration of them was located. No surprise that they came from Alabama and Mississippi. Rhode Island had the lowest concentration with no racist tweets.

    Here
     
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  14. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    seriously?

    this gives me a headache, yes the president is black! How are these people going to deal with a rapidly industrializing African continent?

    These people could kill trade oportunities and embaras the US on a global scale.

    I am suprised the US has maintained as good relations between with the carribean and south american nations.
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    They'll blame Obama for granting favors to his Kenyan relatives, or something.

    That's already happening.
     
  16. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Damn! [face_laugh]

    Also, I should not have been looking at that photo while listening to this:

    'Cause my head starting making it seem like the vocal chorus was singing 'Barack Obama' and that's probably not what they were originally singing giving that this track was probably done in 2007.
     
  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Found this and had to share:

    Same-sex marriage and recreational marijuana use being legalized on the same day, makes perfect biblical sense.

    Leviticus does say that a man who lays with another man should be stoned.

    They've just been interpreting it wrong all these years.
     
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  19. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This guy always has the best maps after the election.

    Perhaps the most useful is the final product, a cartogram where counties are sized to reflect their populations, and votes are indicated using a non-linear scale where solid red = 70+% Romney and solid blue = 70+% Obama, with shades of purple in-between.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i like that map because it makes me feel like im high if i stare at it long enough
     
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  21. TheShinyLightsaber

    TheShinyLightsaber Jedi Youngling star 1

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    One of those blue chunks is disturbingly close to my piece of heaven. Thank God for Guns and Snow. "They" don't like "guns" or "snow".
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  22. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    That map looks like a warped butterfly
     
  23. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    That map is like abstract art except that it has A)meaning B)value and C)skill requisite in its production.
     
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  24. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I like this one:

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    I can't wait for the maps to come out that show which countries became more Democratic/Republican in the presidential election, compared to 2008.
     
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  25. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I hate it because it looks exactly like my parents judging me.
     
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