He's that unpopular

Obama can't even post convincing election victory against a federal inmate

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One thing polls have trouble doing is measuring the depth of the electorate’s feelings.

Election days do that quite well, however.

On Tuesday, Barack Obama – a sitting president with no legitimate opposition in the Democratic Party – could garner but 60 percent of the vote in the West Virginia primary.

The other 40 percent? It went to a federal prisoner in Texas named Keith Judd, who somehow managed to get on the ballot.

Judd, serving a lengthy sentence for extortion, actually beat Obama in 10 of 55 counties.

Unbelievable.

The “mainstream” media have tried to downplay the result, of course – with only the briefest mention of it on CNN and little mention of it on the broadcast networks.

Well, you can see why: ABC’s Good Morning America was too busy touting how cool Hillary Clinton is to be going without makeup.

Democratic West Virginians understand, better than most of us, how deleterious this president’s energy policies are for America. The coal-rich state was never going to hand Obama its Electoral College votes – but again, this was a Democratic primary, with no Republican votes allowed (as they are in some other states).

Remarkable.

It’s also eyebrow-raising to see that the state’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Democratic governor wouldn’t reveal whom they voted for.

“Apparently, it’s a smarter political calculation to let people believe you may have voted for the guy in federal prison over the sitting president of your own party,” mused Joe Pounder of the Republican National Committee.

The vote was quite a statement of the depth of opposition to this president’s policies.

Too bad so many in the media didn’t want you to hear it.

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Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/11/12 - 11:01 pm
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It's West By God Virginia for

It's West By God Virginia for God's sake.
You guys reading tea leaves or smokin' them?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/11/12 - 11:12 pm
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Popular

You know(you probably don't, however....)I'd be damned worried about our President if he were wildly popular in West Virginia!

KSL
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KSL 05/12/12 - 04:06 am
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Well now, Retired Army, you

Well now, Retired Army, you may find those folks beneath you, but many are trying to keep their jobs that Obama and his ilk are desiring to get rid of. Don't forget, those same working people are responsible for keeping taxes flowing in to the Feds, money that is needed to pay your Army retirement and healthcare.

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carcraft 05/12/12 - 05:22 am
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It's funny. Losing 40% fo

It's funny. Losing 40% of your Democratic votes to a prisoner! Obama doesn't visit North Carolina to canpaign against the anti gay marriage law. Then Obama says Gays getting married should be a state issue but he won't defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court to keep it a state issue. People are starting to realize what a fickle two face clown Obama has become. May be he should compress this like his supposed "girl Friends". Meanwhile the lap dog press is going back 50 years to find dirt on Romney. What about Obama's drug dealers in high school, you think the press would find that worth looking at. LOL Of course that would be harder find because he hadn't evolved from Berry Soetoro to Barack Obama yet, like he evolved from not supporting gay marriage to supporting gay marriage, I hope Obama is evolving into a new job...BWAHAHAHAHA

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copperhead 05/12/12 - 05:30 am
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At least romney is not so

At least romney is not so ashamed of his past that he seals his records. Try looking at hussein's early years and all you will find is his own description and account.

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sha ron 05/12/12 - 05:34 am
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No one think the people of

No one think the people of West Virgina are beneath them but some American would vote for Charlie Manson before they vote for a black man for president. And yes West Virginia proved that anybody but... Theory and the media is down playing that.... It really shows our ignorance and how little some people think of our political process. That they have not done any research on the candidates. And yes we may just end up with a Mitt Rominay as our commander in chief. Please give mea break. Some of us have survived a lot worst and no matter whom our commander in chief is but West Virginia the poorest of the poor nd the least educated states ummmm... I'm just saying

Techfan
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Techfan 05/12/12 - 05:39 am
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See previous day's comment

See previous day's comment about posters relying on the same comments over and over even though they are not relative to the issue discussed.

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Techfan 05/12/12 - 05:43 am
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Obama did, however, win

Obama did, however, win handily among voters with teeth.

copperhead
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copperhead 05/12/12 - 05:48 am
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Techfan,the subject matter is

Techfan,the subject matter is how unpopular hussein is and the reasons for his unpopularity(there are many) how is it that we can look at everybody else's past and hussein's past is off limits?

copperhead
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copperhead 05/12/12 - 05:49 am
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Techfan,the subject matter is

Techfan,the subject matter is how unpopular hussein is and the reasons for his unpopularity(there are many) how is it that we can look at everybody else's past and hussein's past is off limits?

copperhead
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copperhead 05/12/12 - 05:57 am
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Techfan,why the HATE for west

Techfan,why the HATE for west virginians? could it be because they disagree with you? could it be that they aren't ignorant enough to worship a politician?

Techfan
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Techfan 05/12/12 - 06:02 am
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Ignore.

Ignore.

Techfan
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Techfan 05/12/12 - 06:04 am
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On the bright side, Romney

On the bright side, Romney got 69.6% of the vote and 1,570 more votes than Judd.

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omnomnom 05/12/12 - 06:10 am
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Yeah, its West Virginia.

Yeah, its West Virginia. Thats not exactly a bellweather state for the nation. I understand they have the internet there now. Techfan, LOVED your teeth comment. I don't understand how Colbert didn't get on the ballot in South Carolina a few years ago. those Republicans were no fun. They're all (reps and dems) making a joke of the political process. At least put someone in the running with a real sense of humor. I'd vote for Colbert.

copperhead
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copperhead 05/12/12 - 06:07 am
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But you didn't ignore it! If

But you didn't ignore it! If you ignore something,NO comment is needed!

Techfan
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Techfan 05/12/12 - 06:18 am
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Unignore.

Unignore.

KSL
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KSL 05/12/12 - 06:22 am
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Techfan, I've been busy

Techfan, I've been busy trying to make a living in this weewee poor economy after three years of hope and change. I don't have time to read these comments every day

Sha ron. I guarantee that you are wrong about that black president voting thing. What you fail to realize is that it is not the color of his skin. It's his whole attitude about America and what she is all about. He's about changing her to meet his ideas. A lot of black people are all about how their ancestors came to this country and worked as slaves. There has definitely been a failure to teach them that there were a lot of indentured people who were white. They too had to work like they were slaves. All are better off now or would be (with the right decisions being made).

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 05/12/12 - 08:03 am
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Predictables

Our liberal friends on here are nothing but consistent. They cannot dispute the fact that a convicted inmate is more popular than Obama in WVa. That's unsettling to them, but what can you do? Here's what:

1) Insult and demean the voters of WVa. Typical liberal tactic. When you can't handle the truth of the message, you hate on the messengers. Very tolerant of these folks, right? If WVa is a poor state, then shouldn't these folks be #1 in demanding wealth distribution? But no, they have the common sense to see through what's happening in Washington. Kudos to these good folks.

2) Play the race card. As was predicted 4 years ago, if you refuse to agree with the concept that Obama is the second incarnation of God Himself, then you are a racist who hates all Blacks. This would be hilarious if it were not so sad. When this is all the liberals have to fall back on, that just demonstrates how desperate they are to try and prop up this staggering regime.

Let them rant on. They only have about 6 more months of this guy anyway. Enjoy it while you can. "Almost heaven, West Virginia". I think they get it there.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/12/12 - 08:23 am
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Howcanweknow writes: They

Howcanweknow writes: They cannot dispute the fact that a convicted inmate is more popular than Obama in WVa.
and "Insult and demean the voters of WVa."

To quote a favored Mama from Alabama "Stoopid is as Stoopid does".

Just what does that say about the sophistication, education and plain ol' street smarts of the West Virginnia voter would would vote for a convicted felon to be President of The United States of America?

Nope, in this historical climate of ignorant racism any intelligent person can draw only one conclusion from this sad waste of West Virginnia political expression. Anybody but the negro!

Oh, and Tech, actually it was the folks with the tooth that put the convicted felon over the top.

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Retired Army 05/12/12 - 08:33 am
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Sha ron, we used to have an

Sha ron, we used to have an expression in the Army that covers what you were expressing.

"Educated beyond their usefullness".

I encourage you to keep posting and practicing your language and communications skills. Lots of reading on all subjects, find and form your own opinions based in fact and never let bigots keep you from comming to conclusions that are based on God inspired gut instincts.

This old retired soldier and high school dropout has manged quite well without all the speepskins. Drives bigots nuts, but that's their problem, ain't it?

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 05/12/12 - 08:40 am
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thanks

RA, thanks for confirming my suspicions. According to you, the people of WVA are ignorant racist scumbags.

Don't you find that rather racist yourself? I mean, judging several hundred thousand people like that and insulting them. I would think that is a very bigoted, hateful concept on your part. I thought that liberalism was staunchly against such hatred and intolerance?

See, you can't have it both ways. Liberals demand tolerance and inclusiveness as long as they agree with the topic. But, let anyone speak against their views, and these folks are lower than dirt -- and the insults and intolerant comments are profuse.

I can easily see the hypocrisy inherent in the liberal mindset. It's very transparent and self-serving. But, when the national media is your ally, this is seldom brought to light.

For the record, Obama's race has nothing to do with it -- despite the fact that so many want to play that silly card. I think of Bill Clinton in the same vein as I do of Obama -- a hypocritical socialist who seeks to undermine the principles that made the USA the greatest nation in history. But, however, no one called me a racist when I spoke out against Clinton. But, why if you simply speak the truth about Obama you are insulted and branded as a racist?

Again, if "racism" is the only defense y'all can play, then that certainly reveals the desperation you perceive in trying to defend the increasingly indefensible.

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sha ron 05/12/12 - 08:39 am
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Retired Army amen. I am not

Retired Army amen. I am not a die hard Obama supporter since i am given a choice I would at least be informed about whom I vote for and if I willingly voted for a convicted felon I would stand behind it. The problem is that these fair citizen of WV did not have a clue. The race card is there and it get played daily and it only becomes polarized when blacks play it. Then it becomes this obscene justure. Cudo's to those blacks who have the gonad to play it.

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Retired Army 05/12/12 - 08:40 am
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KSL writes:By the way, were

KSL writes:By the way, were you trying to say Ivy League is or is not a joke. Be careful. Our "esteemed" potus is Ivy League educated."

Yup he sure is. Now who spent more time at Harvard and has more degrees from Harvard? Why, none other than Willard "Mitt" Romney. So who's the snob?

By the way, I wonder if all that extra education that Mitt didn't have to borrow money for is what makes him such a good flip-flopper?

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howcanweknow 05/12/12 - 08:55 am
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I wouldn't bring up

I wouldn't bring up "flip-flopping" in this election process. The guy in the White House has flipped more than a cook at McDonalds.

(Oh, I forgot. He calls it "evolving", not flipping. Guess that makes it OK?)

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sha ron 05/12/12 - 08:59 am
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no one who keep the same

no one who keep the same opinion all their life. There is a saying if when u know better u do better. To evolve in my opinion is not the same as flip flopping as with the race card if people can attach a sound bit to any situation that polarized an issue negetivly the masses respond. Jump on the band wagon and that becomes their opinion read pick up a book hell listen beyound the sound bite. Form your own opinion.

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InChristLove 05/12/12 - 09:03 am
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This is off topic but can't

This is off topic but can't help it. This point system amazes me. Here on just this one article you have someone who is the most condescending person, displaying hateful and disrespectful remarks (not the first time I might add) and that poster has almost 400 points?

People of WV are the most God fearly people who never meet a stranger and would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. They have an almost 90% graduation rate in the state (so your view of them being uneducated is a misconception) and the state consist of almost 90% who are veterns (So Retired Army, nice to take notice of your condemnation of your fellow men and women in armed services...real character pointer there). The vote these people made for the convicted felon was to make a statement that they are fed up with the way this president has dismissed them, not from uneducation, but from deep gut disgust.

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howcanweknow 05/12/12 - 09:05 am
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Another liberal tactic --

Another liberal tactic -- when you can't defend something, you redefine the terminology.

Like Clinton said, "It depends on how you define 'is' ".

This is comical. Sad, but comical. Orwellean, at best.

I can't really decipher the rest of Sha ron's post. But, I think that was the gist of what was written.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 05/12/12 - 09:08 am
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Bad ICL!

ICL, you can't refute a liberal's stance with truth and logic. I really don't think they understand those concepts fully. Nice try, but now you'll be branded as a racist or as ignorant simply because you understand the reality and say it like it is.

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InChristLove 05/12/12 - 09:08 am
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sha ron, "no one who keep the

sha ron, "no one who keep the same opinion all their life."

We aren't talking about choice of clothing style or music here, we are talking about embeded moral characteristics and you can try and justify it all you like, try and shame by using the race card, degrade character and elevate yourself above others, but the fact is, the decision President Obama made on gay marriage was nothing more than to gain a few more votes.....political election campaigning.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/12/12 - 09:13 am
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HCWK, I am what I am...now I

HCWK, I am what I am...now I have to go clean out the barn. I've got people coming from West Virginia for Mother's Day. Have to go put the pig on the pit and make sure it's real tender since momma and daddy only have the one tooth between them. :)

You all have a respectful day....

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