Final Election Results Show Democrat-Media Complex Won By Lying to & Withholding Information From American Public

In case you missed it, here’s a reminder of Barack Obama’s disastrous record:

** Trillion dollar deficits from here to eternity.

(J. Hoft Chart)

** $5 trillion to national debt in a little over 3 years.
Another record.

(Heritage)

** Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
** Barack Obama owns the largest four deficits in history.
** Barack Obama added $5 trillion to the US debt in just over three years – another record.
** The so-called recovery is the worst of the modern era – the second quarter GDP slid to 1.5%.
** Obama blew a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus.
** More Americans are on food stamps today than ever.

This is just a start. By all measures, Barack Obama has the worst economic record of any modern day president.  And, his foreign policy has made the world a much more dangerous place.

But, you never heard these facts from the mainstream media these past four years.
They were too busy cheering for Obama – no matter the cost to the American people. And, their behavior was no different during the election year.

Despite his devastating record most Americans went to the polls uninformed and believed Barack Obama would represent him. They believed this even though the economy was the number one concern this year.  There’s a reason for this. The Democrat-media complex never told them the truth.

Jay Cost wrote about the missing voters today at The Weekly Standard, via Power Line.

It was not merely a failure to attract Hispanics and, to a lesser extent, African Americans into the GOP coalition (preliminary data actually suggest that Barack Obama won fewer African Americans in 2012 than he did in 2008). There seems to have been an overall hesitation among many types of voters—white or not—about entering the GOP coalition. It looks as though many backed Obama over Romney, and many more simply chose not to vote.

An examination of the exit poll makes it easy to see why. Obama’s campaign against Romney, which portrayed him as an out-of-touch plutocrat, appears largely to have been successful. Romney’s favorable rating in the exit poll was just 47 percent, with 50 percent holding an unfavorable view. By 53 to 43 percent, voters said that Obama was “more in touch with people like” them, and by a staggering 53 percent to 34 percent, they said Romney’s policies would favor the rich instead of the middle class.

In other words, Romney lost in large part because of a yawning empathy gap. Typically, this plagues Republican candidates to some degree, even victorious ones, but it was pronounced this year, and appears to have been determinative. The voters who showed up on Election Day identified more closely with Obama than Romney, and those who stayed home presumably identified with neither. Importantly, this problem transcended age, race, ethnicity, and gender. Compared with Bush in 2004, Romney simply failed to connect with people.

Mitt Romney did several things right this year. He scored a historic debate victory. He picked a popular conservative running mate. But he couldn’t get his message out to the masses despite improved efforts by the Republican Party. The Democrat-media complex was just too formidable an opponent. Liberal media cranks are still too influential with their bias and dishonesty. If Republicans want to improve their chances in the years ahead, they must make progress in this area.

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  • Patty

    Romney was no Gingrich.

    Gingrich just wasn’t what the party wanted. BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    Romney was too nice and with Liberal Moderators, Liberal lying Bias Media, Voters who didn’t come out on the right to vote, Holder, what do we expect.

  • Yep all those we knew about. But 61M folks didn’t…. thanks to the MSM!

  • More liberty

    Lol….I love how the chart leaves out 2008. That’s very convenient since it does show a the huge increase in debt and deficit spending via TARP. I have no respect or love for Obama but when you partisans attempt to lie and tell half truths it does nothing but hurt conservatives.

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  • Patty

    Obama was “more in touch with people like” them,

    WOW, I WISH AMERICA WOULD “DO ITS D“N HOMEWORK, THE MASSES ONCE AGAIN, FOOLED AND BEWILDERED.

  • Patty

    The truth, MEDIA REALLY WON THIS ELECTION. AND IT REALLY BITES ______ ______!!

  • Navy seal

    We are going to have to start doing like the libs, lying like hell about our opponents!!!!

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  • Patty

    Find the most vulnerable voters. Those who are dependent on Government and those who don’t care because they don’t know any better.

    Our nation has become the nation of beggars, cheaters and liars. Obama perfectly pulled off a campaign that never mentioned much of his many failures, why would he
    and the Media was given its talking point back in the Spring, remember when they were invited for a little get together, would have loved to have been a fly on the wall that day.

    Fox once again was not there.

    Only a small minority of Journalists these days with integrity are working to get out the truth. I pray that we can make it through his last term without something more dangerous happening to our country. If anything does Obama won’t be helping any of these voters, it will be every man for himself.

    And when he is finally out of office and pray not on MT. Rushmore, the damage will be repair and many some of the liberal pinheads will lose their jobs, because the contributed and are accomplices to a crime. OUR ELECTIONS.

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    Navy seal #7 November 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    lying about our opponents is one thing that is not a necessity,
    as there’s more than enough truths to carpet bomb them with
    if it could slip past their Marxist Support Machine blockades.. 😡

    ==

  • PegLeg

    In one of the tough, hard-hitting interviews before the election, David Letterman asked President Homeboy how much deficit he “inherited from the previous administration”! Homeboy didn’t know! Dave then asked “how much is the deficit now?”! Again, Homeboy feigned ignorance!
    When he is able to lie and cheat and steal with impunity, there is no telling what he has planned for the next four years! I am afraid we are doomed!

  • Navy seal

    That’s true but how are you going to get past that & their lying about us…

  • SM-WI

    Repubs need to outsmart the Dems for ground game and message: identify potential voters, get them registered, gotv, get good message out, stick together instead of eating our own. I know some of my repub friends who didn’t want to support Romney because they thought Palin, Paul or Gingrich were dissed. And, where did that get us? We all should have supported ABO=anybody but Obama!

  • mooseotto

    Amen. Much as limbaugh et al like to think of themselves, they are ineffective. They constantly preach to the choir. Bottom line- the are not helping convert, especially the young people, to conservatism and free enterprise. Rush goes on for a 1/2 hour self indulging and goes to his ” see i was right” schtick and then the news comes on at the top of the hour and in 5 minutes of “news” blows away any points he makes by its supposedly legit reporting . He has to engage the enemy and have debates on his show rather than unabated 3 hrs of himself. Conservatives have to take over some of the MSM like buying a WP or taking over a CNN or even a sports station. Do you realize that there is a supposed “sports program” featuring Richard Near on WFAN in NYC that is constantly making anti -capitalist remarks. It’s effective and he allows some callers to amplify that retortic with no allowed challenges, all under guise of a sports program. That is clever propaganda. We are babes when it comes to swaying people.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    If Republicans want to improve their chances in the years ahead, they must make progress in this area.

    Since the left-slanted media no longer has any interest in objectivity, it has to be either reformed or destroyed.

  • Carol

    Lol….I love how the chart leaves out 2008. That’s very convenient since it does show a the huge increase in debt and deficit spending via TARP. I have no respect or love for Obama but when you partisans attempt to lie and tell half truths it does nothing but hurt conservatives.

    Obama voted for TARP so it is just a much HIS debt. Liberals refused to submit and vote on a budget until AFTER Obama was in office so they could increase the spending as much as they wanted without President Bush being involved. Since then they have refused to pass a budget and Obama’s budget cannot even garner the vote of a single Democrat.

    It’s not a half truth and it is Obama’s and Liberals debt.

    If it weren’t then the following year the budget would have been back down to around 400 billion where it was in 2007 and NOT OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS year after year, including this year.

    You need to look at facts and figures and not Democrat spin.

  • David

    The only way to appeal to the ignoramus masses is to fight fire with fire. Romney could have easily painted Obama as a corporate and wall st puppet by highlighting his campaign contributions, corporate tax loop holes etc. Unfortunately, there was no one with brains advising Romney

  • Ron

    More liberty commented:
    Lol….I love how the chart leaves out 2008. That’s very convenient since it does show a the huge increase in debt and deficit spending via TARP. I have no respect or love for Obama but when you partisans attempt to lie and tell half truths it does nothing but hurt conservatives………………………..

    It is a chart counting by 2s, on odd numbered years..so of course it leaves out 2008, as well as 2006,2004 etc..look before you make an idiotic comment like that again…

  • Ron

    Actually to continue my point..the numbers along the bottom count by 2s..the chart actually includes ALL years..2008 would be the one before Obama’s..

  • Action Now

    The hard left has taken complete control of government, education, and media (GEM). With these institutions in their hands, it’s only a matter of time before they have complete power over society at large. Conservatives must re-take at least some control of GEM. The swiftest, most powerful way to do this in the near term is for Red States to assume lawful control over their educational institutions. Red States must pass laws that mandate at least some proportional representation of conservatives in academic institutions funded by state taxpayers. We should make it unlawful for state universities to discriminate against conservatives, with discrimination defined as less than 40% of the tenured faculty being conservatives. Conservative scholars should have the lawful right to bring lawsuits against universities that have less than 40% conservatives in their faculty.

    We must fight back. We must re-take the GEM institutions. Action Now!

  • aprilnovember811

    I refer to them now as the Josef Goebbels media. That is what they are, and they need to be crushed. I keep hoping they’ll fall victim to a terror attack like OK City. I wouldn’t even put them out if they were on fire. I’d let them burn. I know it sounds harsh, but they’ve done unconscionable damage to America.

  • aprilnovember811

    #22,
    They also need to start exercising their tenth amendment right and nullify things like Zerocare.

  • aprilnovember811

    #19,
    You’re right. Romney listened to the elitist snob campaign consultants, instead of people he should have. Ayers was not talked about, the EPA was not talked about, instead we heard silly things like, “Obama’s a nice guy?” WHAT? Nice guys don’t hang out with terrorists.

  • SoLongSong

    There were some miss-steps in Romney’s campaign, but I’m always bewildered by a candidates campaign and always wonder what the heck they’re thinking, including Sarah Palin – and even Newt Gingrich who in many ways had the thinnest skin of all, because he allowed Romney to get under his skin to his own detriment.

    But all in all, I though Romney ran a decent campaign and I was excited to vote for him. November 6 was like Christmas morning for me and I was certain he would win.

    #22 ACTION NOW is right. We have GOT to do something. Long term, about education, and hopefully in the next four years SOMETHING about the media.

    Lastly, we need to take our elections back. It’s too susceptible to FRAUD, which I think paid a large part in these elections. Voter ID requirements, limited early voting, etc.

    We can’t just cave every time someone calls RACIST!!

    It’s a daunting task, considering all the power and the mouthpiece and the brainwashing and low information on the other side.

  • More liberty

    @20

    No kidding it only shows the odd years. But my point remains the same. Partisan hacks love to ignore the reality when it suits them and GP is no different.

  • Terry Gain

    The public failed to connect with Romney. Class envy is rampant. Romney is a hard working successful man. A healthy society would have embraced his offer to help. A sick society calls him a plutocrat.

  • Jeroboam

    You seem to think that the voters who care about unemployment, deficits, and debt make up enough of the electorate to win national elections if only the media would inform them of how bad the situation in these various respects actually is. Time to rethink that whole premise. The 47% plus their patrons and enablers now constitute a working majority in national elections who are simply first and foremost supporters of government — and the more the better. It’s the new dispensation. Let’s get used to it.

  • JoyO

    #3

    I believe TARP is the last column under Bush — Bush’s first year’s budget was positive. It was negative every year after 9-11. However, it is unfair to charge all of the TARP to Bush. If you remember, he left about half of it for Obama to use or not. As far as I’m concerned, Obama could have turned that money back to the government. He spent it so it should be charged against him! Also, Bush refused to sign the budget for FY 2009 because the Democrat Congress and Senate had included too many extras so they passed a budget for half of the fiscal year. After Obama was sworn in, they raised the total budget back (maybe even increased it) and Obama signed off on it. Obama also charges that against Bush. He was the President who signed off on it so it should be charged as part of the debt he is leaving for America’s grandchildren to pay.

  • DWagner

    Early voting is an oportunity for fraud and all those voting loop holes without an I.D. Everyone knows that if you think that your bread and butter is coming free you’re not going to slap the hand that feeds you. You can get anywhere from $200.00 to $600.00 a month on foods stamps and don’t forget feul assistance, rent assistance, light assistance, food banks, medical care.

    The Democrats use these very programs to push the Democrat Party agenda. Most of the blue states the Republican didn’t even have headquarters in the large towns. If the Republicans want to win they must work .

  • Beef

    “Final Election Results Show Democrat-Media Complex Won By Lying to & Withholding Information From American Public”

    So how is that going to be different next time?

    Maybe Republicans should stop allowing the Democrat-Media Complex to run the debates. The one time Romney got his message out pretty much unfiltered (the first debate), he made huge gains wiht the American public. STOP LETTING THEM SET THE RULES.

  • JoyO

    When is the media going to investigate who gave the stand-down order in Benghazi?

  • Steve
  • Francesca

    If we don’t do something about the MSM, we will never win anything again. We MUST begin to seriously weaken them. Cancel your newpapers, news magazines, etc. Do not watch any of their so-called news programs, and let them know your reasons. Get your info online. You will soon realize that as far as the MSM is concerned: YOU DO NOT NEED THEM.

    The only reason I keep my Directv is for sports. As soon as I can figure how to watch my teams online, Directv is GONE.

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  • RonVDHY

    It looks like an ongoing, PAID image advertising campaign for the Republican/conservative message is the ONLY way the message will get out there reliably without being villainized by the MSM.
    Ads for radio, TV and internet NOW thru the next election could get the message out there in short bursts. As paid announcements, the lib ‘news’ departments couldn’t alter them to suit their own agenda.
    The left-tilting MSM is blatantly obvious. Short messages, as part of a consistent ad campaign, are a better way to reach the majority of voters who are basically disinterested in politics.