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High Schoolers Pick Obama

WEEP FOR THE FUTURE … AGAIN Chalk up another win for U.S. President Barack Obama … among people who can’t vote yet. Two weeks after winning the 2012 Scholastic Student Vote (which included elementary, middle and high school “voters” from all over the country), Obama has emerged victorious in the…

WEEP FOR THE FUTURE … AGAIN

Chalk up another win for U.S. President Barack Obama … among people who can’t vote yet.

Two weeks after winning the 2012 Scholastic Student Vote (which included elementary, middle and high school “voters” from all over the country), Obama has emerged victorious in the 2012 VOTES (Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State) election.  Nearly 55,000 high school students from across the country participated in the election  – with 52.2 percent choosing Obama, 42.1 percent choosing Romney and 4.1 percent choosing former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

Electorally, Obama beat Romney by a 316-208 margin in the VOTES election – although electoral votes in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania were not awarded due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Since its inception in 1988, students participating in the VOTES election have correctly picked the winner of the presidential race.  The lone exception?  Eight years ago – when George W. Bush won a second term by defeating U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

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24 comments

BigT November 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Work it FITS, work it…

Keep finding any obscure proof you need, to try to talk yourself into your god-Obama’s chances…

PS: did the Redskins win???…and what does that mean???

Not surprised you IGNORED that one….

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

So a football game has more bearing on the outcome of an election than a bunch of high schoolers voting? Or, you know, people could stop having incredibly silly superstitious beliefs about completely unrelated “news” events.

I think I heard a gnat fart in the Himalayas, looks like Rick Perry will win by a landslide!

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Frank Pytel November 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

BS. I’m done with TP and everyone else.

I sincerely hope you will join me in voting for Oshitforbrains and his ilk. I’m voting for the evilist MF I can find tomm. Let the fuckers finish running it into the ground.

Why vote Repuklicrat when you can have twice the pain at twice the price.

Have a Great Day!! :)

Frank Pytel

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Petey November 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

When has there been a presidential election when kids didn’t vote for the Democratic candidate? Besides, Obama give away free phones, Romney doesn’t… so guess who wins?

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Crooner November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Um, 1988 and 2000. It’s right there in the story, Petey.

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Jan November 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

By the way the so called “free phone” issue was BS created by Rush Limbaugh and others. What the woman in the video is referring to, is actually the so-called Link-Up program, created way back in 1984 during Reagan, initially targeted at providing landlines, so poor people who can’t otherwise afford it have some connection with the world, and has been an item on your phone bill for more than two decades now.

In 2008, the program expanded to include Cell with carrier service as well, and was renamed Lifeline, since the idea was that everybody has access to the 911 emergency service at all times.

So if you want you can tell everyone the George Bush gave away free cell phones.

I hate Faux/Rush BS.

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

So if you want you can tell everyone the George Bush gave away free cell phones.

Technically, the FCC extended the Lifeline program (which started under the Reagan administration) to TracFone, which is where the whole “free cell phone” stuff began. I posted an earlier article which explained that part of the reason for the surge in this program is (1) the recession causing more people to qualify for Lifeline and (2) TracFone’s extremely aggressive campaign to get as many customers as possible with it.

Now, the FCC is run by a group of 5 people who are nominated by the president to serve 5-year terms and must be approved by the US Senate. For this to happen in 2008, the last year of a 2-term presidential administration, everyone appointed by Bill Clinton would have either had to be reinstated or replaced.

Again, technically the FCC did it, but they were Bush’s boys, no doubt about it.

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Ohmaar November 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

So, Jan, the lady in the video called it an “Obamaphone” and said “Romney sucks!” Because… Rush/Bush/Reagan?!

Don’t you libs ever tire of that worn-out meme?

No, on second thought, keep spouting it. The longer you ignore the real problems, the more ridiculous and irrelevant you become.

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

So, Jan, the lady in the video called it an “Obamaphone” and said “Romney sucks!” Because… Rush/Bush/Reagan?!

So because some “lady in the video” calls it an Obamaphone, the reality of the program being extended by the FCC before Obama was sworn in is somehow irrelevant? So much for the facts:

Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service.

fcc.gov/lifeline

It seems pretty clear that anyone referring to Lifeline cell phones as “Obamaphones” is just ignorant to the reality of such a program being in existence for several decades and having been extended to allow a cell phone carrier into it before Obama could have any real effect on the FCC. That goes for welfare leeches thanking Obama for something he didn’t give them, as well as partisan blowhards blaming Obama for something he never handed out. The program was created by a Republican administration and was extended to wireless prepaid phone service under a Republican administration, including one wireless prepaid phone service that severely pushes signing people up to increase their bottom line.

And while TracFone was added in 2008, prepaid wireless companies in general were brought in in 2005 according to the FCC’s own site. Keep in mind, not only is 2005 far enough into Bush’s term for him to have to retain or replace the FCC commissioners Clinton nominated and a Republican senate approved (as they serve 5-year terms), but that at this time he still had a Republican majority in the Senate to help him approve his appointments.

The “worn-out” meme is trying to pin something on Obama that there is literally no shred of evidence to support such accusations.

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Winston Churchill November 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

“The young conservative has no heart. The old liberal has no brain.”

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Jan November 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

And if those two were the only choices, it would be a tragedy.

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CoolAireHeights November 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thankfully, my teenage kids – and their friends – despise the vision of Obama and Dems. Sure, he and his friends are becoming a minority right before the eyes of this nation. However, one day, this group and it’s offspring will likely right the wrongs of this and earlier cowardly/silent generations.

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Frank Pytel November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Your correct. We have been silent and cowardly.

Have a Great Day!! :)

Frank Pytel

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? November 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

youtube.com/watch?v=618U-_8o31k&feature=player_embedded

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tomstickler November 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

This used to be called the “My Weekly Reader Poll” and has a record for reliability.

The lone exception was the 2004 election where the Ohio vote may have been rigged by the Republican Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, who was also Chief Elections Officer, and honorary co-chair of the “Committee to re-elect George W. Bush.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Blackwell

Ohio Republicans are still at it, with an iPad “Vote at Home” scam:

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9699

and the current Republican SOS, Jon Husted, installing uncertified, “experimental” software on the central vote tabulators in 39 counties.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9698

Someone is going to get fired if Obama still wins Ohio!

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tomstickler November 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

BTW, that “experimental” software is from ES&S, the same outfit that made the iVotronic touch-screen systems used in all SC precincts.

We truly have “faith-based” voting in SC.

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Trey November 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

It might be worth mentioning that this poll did not include private school, home school, charter school or Christian School students.

By the way, this segment grows larger every year as public schools continue to fail to provide what parents want.

There is a direct relationship between government intrusion into public schooling and parents seeking to flee that influence in their child’s education.

Trey
Bradford Springs, SC

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CoolAireHeights November 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Agreed Trey! As the parent of three kids, my number one gripe about Public Schools is not costs (sure, they waste lots and lots of money); instead, it is government indoctrination, which is a REAL problem as I’ve seen it first hand with my children in Lexington-Richland District 5. Yep, this indoctrination begins with individual teachers (who are loosely yet clearly supported by the school/district/public education mafia) who espouse their very leftist/democrat views on their students in the form of direct commentary, belittlement, intimidation, assignments, reading lists, etc. School choice must become a reality in order to break this political indoctrination.

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

I grew up in Richland School District One and never experienced any sort of “indoctrination” whatsoever. In fact, the only teacher I ever had that would speak anything remotely political is a college Geology professor who was fired up about global warming, but to his credit at least that is somewhat related to the course material.

Private schooling includes Christian schools and other religious educational institutions. Said institutions often do indoctrinate kids, and not just with the religious crap, but with plenty of other blatantly false things, such as “Nessy is real and disproves evolution.” There’s plenty of fucked up beliefs actively taught in such schools, especially through A Beka Book and BJU Press.

Besides that, there’s plenty of private schools that fail to perform when they are stuffed with students that aren’t simply put in there because their parents can afford it. I’m sure Louisiana will give us many prime examples of that in the coming decades.

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Or, one of my favorites: “God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ.” Oh yes, indeed. Many a Native American got a one-way express ticket to the big man in the clouds thanks to that little scar on America’s history!

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Why is stuff like this news?

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Trey November 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

The effect of public school is written on every post that you make.

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Staffer November 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” -WC

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Pot Smoker November 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

We need Obamma so we can get Pot legalized! Tobacco is a killer and everyone knows it. Tobacco should be illeagal and we should all take Mary Jane to the dance, the world would be a much better place!

Let the children lead us to the land of Utopia!

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