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Romney v Obama


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Poll: Who would you vote for? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

Who would you vote for?

  1. Obama (33 votes [78.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  2. Romney (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  3. Neither (3 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. I'm not American, why should I care. (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

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#201 gingerjon

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Yes they did, yet they ended with 38 fewer seats than the Republicans in the House! How? Well, in a process that would make even top Tory strategist Gerry Mander blush, Congressional Redistricting allows partisan redrawing of electoral boundaries after a census. It would seem that the Republicans made the most of the fact that they controlled the process in a lot more places than the Democrats.


Both sides gerrymander - often with the tacit agreement of the other so they can continue to harvest safe seats.
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#202 Futtocks

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Spare a thought for the real loser in thos election. :D

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#203 Methven Hornet

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Spare a thought for the real loser in thos election. :D


I have done - just a fleeting one, mind. All he has to do is find a sports team whose name begins with 'R' and whose colours are red and white. (I believe Rochdale has a suitable rugby team!)
"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MPs."

#204 Methven Hornet

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Both sides gerrymander - often with the tacit agreement of the other so they can continue to harvest safe seats.


Well the Democrats don't seem to be doing as good a job at it - there again, they didn't have as much control of the process as the Republicans.

A bizarre state of affairs, although who are we to criticise - at least the US doesn't have an unelected chamber as part of its legislature.
"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MPs."

#205 Futtocks

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

All he has to do is find a sports team whose name begins with 'R' and whose colours are red and white. (I believe Rochdale has a suitable rugby team!)


As if he hasn't suffered enough! ;)

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#206 RidingPie

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Apparently a US Conservative group, previously known for pushing the birther conspiracies has started a robocall trying to drum up support for a petition to impeach Obama. Unbelievably see here

Some people are just bad losers.

#207 Futtocks

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

To only slightly misquote the Grateful Dead, "Birther, don't you come around here any more."

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)