vote for romney

The States summarized (for non-US people)
  • Alabama: Incest joke capital of the world
  • Alaska: We produced Sarah Palin we know we're sorry
  • Arizona: The inevitable heat death will end our misery soon
  • Arkansas: Our state is beautiful but our politicians are just fucking awful also meth
  • California: It's too big full of traffic rich people and every wannabe actor ever also HEAT
  • Colorado: Mountains and weed. So much weed. Blaze it.
  • Connecticut: Where old white people go to die
  • Delaware: WE WERE THE FIRST STATE and then we peaked
  • Florida: We know "penis of America" is a joke but by golly we are gonna live up to it
  • Georgia: We film movies here now. Also peaches.
  • Hawaii: Becoming a tourist trap and losing our culture was such a great trade.
  • Idaho: Potatoes. Puns. Neo-Nazis. Yup.
  • Illinois: Thank god for Chicago or we'd be bumfuck nowhere
  • Indiana: Cars! Trains! Forests! please ignore the Klan running this place in the '20s
  • Iowa: People leave here.
  • Kansas: The buckle on the Bible Belt.
  • Kentucky: Every terrible southern stereotype lives here. And horses.
  • Lousiana: YEAH N'AWLINS BAYOU SHRIMP COOKING MARDI GRAS what do you mean the rest of the state is a dump that hasn't recovered from Katrina
  • Maine: So much goddamn lobster also nightmares born here
  • Maryland: Are we hicks? Are we Yanks? No safe answer exists
  • Massachusetts: We have the biggest IQ divide of any state
  • Michigan: Help us we're dying
  • Minnesota: Bring up the accent one more friggin time why dontcha.
  • Mississippi: Look! Poverty.
  • Missouri: Look! Racism.
  • Montana: Ever seen a cowboy movie? That but depressing
  • Nebraska: Corn.
  • Nevada: VIVA LAS VEGAS god there is so much fucking desert
  • New Hampshire: Presidents care about us once every four years. Jokes on them- we're libertarians.
  • New Jersey: Great beaches! Fucking awful people.
  • New Mexico: Are we Americans? Are we racists? Red or Green?
  • New York: Bada-boom ignore the urine smell we're amazing
  • North Carolina: Voted Romney and Trump but hey we made Michael Jordan
  • North Dakota: YES WE KNOW ABOUT FARGO
  • Ohio: Our lake got set on fire.
  • Oklahoma: Yes there was a musical but also okra and terrorism
  • Oregon: Can the Californians please leave our hippie commune why is it so white here
  • Pennsylvania: We have two amazing cities and the rest is shit. Also Hershey's chocolate and the Amish.
  • Rhode Island: We're not even an island and that's not even the worst thing we've done
  • South Carolina: We sell fireworks. Also Stephen Colbert. YOU'RE WELCOME.
  • South Dakota: Home of the unfinished President Heads.
  • Tennessee: We made Elvis, whiskey, dry counties and crime
  • Texas: We're like five different states in one and it's only safe to be gay and non-white in a couple of them
  • Utah: Hey buddy! Wanna join our cult? Yes I'm on Grindr stop judging me.
  • Vermont: Syrup, cheese, and Ben & Jerry's. Truly the Hufflepuff of America.
  • Virginia: Named after a virgin but man are we fucked
  • Washington: Inventors of coffee, grunge, and weather-induced suicide
  • West Virginia: Okay, the REAL incest capital of America
  • Wisconsin: Home of cheese and the best footb- wait, what do you mean California makes more cheese than us
  • Wyoming: Guys? Hello? We're over here! We invented equality but we still vote Republican! Guys?
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I’m really glad to see Indiana protesters calling out the state GOP and all, but Indiana voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 and voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016. You can’t be surprised that the face eating monkey is now eating your face, after promising it would eat your face if elected.

NEWS FLASH for anyone who is *still* voting for Republicans: YOU’RE the problem. YOU are the reason why America can’t have nice things like Universal Healthcare.

anonymous asked:

White people earning $70k a year in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan were voting Republican anyway, this whole "Trump voters are wealthy suburbanites who are just evil because they're white/had their brains scrambled by Russian agents" doesn't explain anything. Look at who voted Republican and where in 2004, 2008, 2012 compared to who voted Republican in 2016. Who were the voters who switched in 2016 for Trump? Mr 70k-in-Pennsylvania voted for Bush, McCain and Romney. Explain who switched.

Well well well, look who has brushed up on their electoral history. You’ve come a long way since you thought the Democratic party had been in power for the last 40 years. The few who switched were actually Republican voters before Obama who took a temporary detour since 2008. This election was decided by turnout in all the wrong places. But you’re learning little by little.

Black voters turned out for Doug Jones

Black voters in Alabama — particularly black women — voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democrat Doug Jones for the US Senate, according to exit poll data.

Making up 17% of the voters, 98% of black women who voted on Tuesday cast their ballots for Jones, while just 2% voted for Republican Roy Moore, exit polls showed. Compared to the 2012 presidential election, 95% of black women voted for President Barack Obama and 4% voted for Mitt Romney, and they made up 18% of voters.

Additionally, black men, who made up 11% of the vote on Tuesday, voted 93% for Jones.

Black voters typically vote overwhelmingly Democratic: They cast ballots for Hillary Clinton nationwide by a 89% to 8% margin in the 2016 presidential race and even broader margins for Obama in 2008 and 2012. 

But black voters made up 29% of the vote in Alabama in Tuesday’s election — a larger-than-expected share more comparable to the composition of the electorate in a presidential race for Obama than an off-year special election.

Exit polls also revealed a gender gap that worked in favor of Jones, with women voting for the Democrat with a 57% to 41% margin.

anonymous asked:

Same anon. Thank you for explaining - that makes sense. The WaPo article is by someone called Matt Stoller if that helps. It argues Obama needlessly prioritised banks over people and allowed big monopolies to build up and that both things led to more Trump voters - but I didn't really understand why it was so negative about his financial policies.

Oh Jesus Christ, of course it was Matt Stoller, of fucking course. Please, do your brain a favor and never read anything written by Matt Stoller. He said Democrats should vote third party because Romney would be more liberal than Obama. He recently said Nancy Pelosi was making a mistake by framing healthcare in terms of human lives and not bureaucratic messiness. And then a month or so ago he went on this weird tangent about how corruption didn’t exist in politics until the 70s. He’s one of the many, many examples showing a white male pundit will always fail upward.

You want to know what makes me angry?

BARELY 50% of the people in the U.S. voted. Think about that. We have been condemned to four years of that racist fucking cheese puff. We have MILLIONS OF PEOPLE whose rights and livelihoods are in jeopardy and half of this country doesn’t even care. Couldn’t even be bothered to vote.

Men and women have fought and died for that right and they just threw it away. If I ever meet an American who tells me they didn’t vote this year (if they were eligible), I’m going to just fucking deck them.

THERE ARE LIVES AT STAKE.

Donald Trump won the presidency with 59,480,726 votes.

That’s 1,452,778 votes FEWER than Mitt Romney lost with.

It’s 467,597 votes fewer than John McCain lost with. 

(And 200,372 votes fewer than Hillary Clinton lost with. Just saying.)

This was the WORST VOTER TURNOUT since the 2000 election. A full TEN MILLION PEOPLE fewer voted than in 2008. Over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE didn’t vote when they were eligible to. 

You know what? Correction. I’m not angry. I’m fucking livid.

i feel the need to preserve this important piece of fandom history from 2012, because the OP seems to have deleted and wank like this is too good to be forgotten

I’m going to give you “social justice” bloggers a choice and give you a deal. I don’t roleplay Jim for nothing, and now I have a hostage.

The hostage is my right. My prerogative. I am 19 years old and eligible to vote. Let’s carry on.

As I see, a lot of “social justice” bloggers on Steven Moffat’s tag are obsessed with a couple of things. One is “feminism”, the other is LGBT rights, and to a lesser extent I see other “liberal” values (like yelling racism) being touted about. Over a fucking TV show. Well since you guys want to be in a position of changing the world so badly, I decided I’ll go ahead and give you something else. That isn’t complaining about Steven Moffat in your sad, desperate lives.

I am sick of seeing people call Steven Moffat sexist when we have so many more sexist people. Sick of seeing these “Social Justice” bloggers treat his writing like he’s a domestic violence criminal. Sick of seeing “queer” people act like he’s homophobic because he likes lesbians when they go on and on about Sherlock and John fucking in every position and every straight character (male) takes it up the ass on their blog.

So I’m going to give you guys a choice. I have my hostage. I AM GIVING YOU 24 HOURS TO SHUT UP, AND FOR 24 HOURS, I WANT THE MOFFAT TAG TO BE FREE OF ANY HATE.

And if I see any hate on the Moffat tag at all, I will vote for Mitt Romney.

I would like to see how you feel knowing you have lost one vote to your dreaded enemies.

All because you tried to be “social justice” when you didn’t have to be and didn’t give a shit about the bigger picture or real social justice.

This is a threat.

Female!Jim out.

*Plus I’m a cis woman myself and capable of having children, obviously I don’t WANT to vote for Romney but it’s like the Moffat haters don’t really care if he wins?

pragmatic-supervillain-deactiva  asked:

Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States and all you can do is sit there and crank out the same bullshit that turned people off to your party in the first place!

I’m going to get my feet on the ground and do all the shit I can to stop him from turning this country back 50 years. They’ve already said Pence, his VP will “take care of domestic and foreign policy” and considering Pence’s actions literally resulted in an HIV outbreak in his state of Indiana, considering his official statements on his website state that “homosexual’s [sic]” shouldn’t be treated as a minority with rights, considering that Pence’s first goal is to repeal Roe v. Wade and Trump has a supreme court justice pick and a Republican Congress to help him do it, considering they want to take down my insurance and that of all my coworkers and other working class people who rely on Obamacare, and cut funding for education and roll back all the environmental progress we’ve made, I’m going to fight like hell against him.

Children I teach literally cried yesterday at the news. One of my students’ friends is getting married first thing out of high school to avoid being deported. Coworkers of mine and teachers I know called in sick. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Where I live, people are educated enough, and aren’t mostly white and heterosexual, so they know the horrible impact this is going to have. Believe me, I’m not just going to sit here and let this shit happen.

Also, Trump won less votes than Romney and McCain during their losing campaigns. Trump won through the suppressed PoC vote in the south, since this is the first election after the Voting Rights Act was overturned. But yeah, it’s just Democratic bullshit that made Clinton lose. Trump, just like Bush, is going to show people like you who supported him for the idiots you are, except this time it’s worse because this man is beyond the pale. He not only has the temperament of an unruly child, but he has the support of the alt-right abroad and KKK and white supremacist groups who have applauded his victory. Even if all you care about is the economy, that’s currently in free fall like after Brexit and Trump has no workable plan. If you like white supremacy and are against equality or progress or even stability in this country, this is a victory. Otherwise, this is a huge blow–you might be too ignorant to see that now, but in time, like Bush, Trump will reveal himself to be the disaster he is, and you’ll be eating crow just like last time.

To Everyone Wondering How This Happened

Never forget the DNC took money from down ballot races to prop up Hillary’s campaign. They cost us Congress when we were favored to take AT LEAST the senate.

Never forget that the DNC promoted Trump as the GOP nominee because they figured he’d be easier to beat in the general. They didn’t care that this endangered us with the possibility of a Trump presidency. They GAVE US Trump.

Never forget that the DNC cheated and colluded with the media, leaking debate/town hall questions to Clinton, while minimizing Sanders’ exposure so that less people would know about him. The DNC rigged the debate schedule to give Sanders less exposure and planned to attack Sanders’ Jewish heritage and perceived atheism. The media colluded to smear Sanders supporters as well, and Clinton surrogates derided them often (including millennials, women, and minorities). Don’t forget about the voter suppression in places like Nevada, which the media and Clinton surrogates LIED about and claimed Sanders supporters were violent when really they’d had their votes taken away from them. The media repeated this false story for weeks before quietly taking it back after the damage had been done.

Never forget that the Clinton campaign called POC a “loyal brand” and assumed they didn’t need to do too much outreach for them or women. Yet they continued to insult Sanders supporters.

Never forget that the Dems supported the TPP, and refused to do proper outreach to poor, working class Americans, the way Bernie did. Instead Clinton and the DNC ran a fear based campaign about the dangers of Trump, rather than the positives of Clinton. This didn’t bolster Clinton, it just disillusioned potential voters from participating.

Never forget that Trump got less votes than either Romney or McCain. 3rd parties didn’t lose this for Clinton, low turnout did.

Don’t let the Dems and the DNC blame the voters or we will never see a true progressive party. Get mad. Demand better. We deserve honesty and better candidates.

The DNC gave us Trump. Now it’s time for us to force them to clean house for the midterms and 2020 or it’s over for us.

9.2 Million Fewer Total Voters In 2016 Than In 2012.

Turnout was down 7 million for those voting Democrat for Obama in 2012 to Clinton voters this year. Trump had 2.2 million fewer Republican than those who voted for Romney. [Totals: 126.8 million in 2012, 117.6 million in 2016]

We failed to sell the Democratic ticket to the zeitgeist of the US. #2016Autopsy

The fault lies not in our stars, but in our selves:

Clinton total vote 2016: 58,909,774

Obama total vote 2012: 65,446,032

(NOTE: Romney got more votes in 2012 than Clinton did in 2016. Trump, of course, won even fewer.)

Elections are won by the team that shows up.

Bernie Sanders: A Man On Fire

EXETER, N.H. — There was a man with a “Stop Puppy Mills” T-shirt and another whose shirt read “National Sarcasm Society.” There was a woman, dressed entirely in white, holding a banner reading “Lead Us to Clean Energy.” There was a man with an Apache haircut. There was even a little old lady in tennis shoes.

This could only be a Bernie Sanders rally.

And the lady in tennis shoes? She was here mainly out of curiosity. She voted for Mitt Romney in the last two New Hampshire primaries.

Then there was the candidate himself. He wore a dress shirt, open at the neck, and his speech started early and ended late. He used the word “billionaire” more than half a dozen times, and he sprinkled his talk with references to “Corporate America.” He spoke about big campaign contributions (he has none, wouldn’t take any) and the “grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in America” (he deplored it) and won his biggest applause when he said, “This is a rigged economy, an economy that is not sustainable, and that is not an American economy.”

But he wasn’t done yet. In the sweltering confines of the Exeter Town Hall — every seat filled, the back of the hall five deep with standees, the balcony jammed and every one of the seven granite steps outside occupied with the devout, the devoted and the determined, all drenched in heavy perspiration — he launched into his speech: full employment, the Citizens United decision, gay marriage, voter suppression, the Trans Pacific Partnership, student debt, climate change, acidification of the oceans, access to abortion, energy efficiency, the criminal justice system, prison reform, mental health and crumbling infrastructure. In one sentence he crammed in the words “racism,” “sexism” and “homophobia.”

But wait. We’re not nearly done yet. Elimination of tuition at all public colleges. Guaranteed single-payer health care. Assuring that police are no longer an “oppressor force.” Paid family leave. Paid vacations.

“This,” he said at one point, not remotely finished, “is some of what we have to do.”

anonymous asked:

Yo, Trump got less votes than Romney; any claims of a "surge in support" from angry rural voters is bullshit. Maybe they were excited, but they didn't win the election for him. Meanwhile, Hillary ALSO got less votes than Romney--and about 5 million less than Obama. The rise of Trump means nothing but what we already knew: partisans vote for their party, and turnout is all that matters. This year I failed to help get out the vote, but i sure as hell won't next time around.

I did a worse job turning out the vote. I got a little lazy and a lot overconfident. It’s a hard lesson to remember, but find a way to be this mad in a year and a half during the midterms. And be as active as you can outside of politics, making sure to fucking TAKE CARE OF THE VULNERABLE PEOPLE who will be hurt by Trump.

Ever wonder why Republicans want voter ID.?

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegallyremoved from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.

* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.

* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote . Imagine that…..

Okay, FYI, I’m not enabling the weird Tumblr register-to-vote popup.  

Nor am I watching the debate, because I will be honest with you, Hillary Clinton could eat kittens on live TV and I’d still stampede out to vote for her just to make sure that Trump did not, god help us all, become president of the last remaining superpower on earth. In past elections where I felt similarly (I mean, the chances of my voting for Romney over Obama were infinitesimal) I still watched, because I felt like I needed to be informed as to what his positions were, if only to oppose them. But like the lump of orange silly putty that he is, Trump will change his opinions in a week, or tomorrow, or in half an hour if he thinks it will help him, and will loudly insist in the face of all evidence that he always believed Y even if he says X in front of millions today. So there’s no point.

But I will say that if you are an American, and you are eligible to vote, it is probably wise to register, and do it sooner rather than later.  And then vote for Clinton, because let us be honest here: however we might prefer the American system work, the way it actually works is such that in January of 2017 they will be swearing in either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Those are our two choices, and I know who I’m fucking picking.