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Why Romney & GOP lost (and probably will continue to lose) based on the math!

The GOP lost the election and they say we are imbeciles but look at the numbers. About 80 percent of blacks, Latinos and other nonwhite voters cast their ballots for Obama on Tuesday compared with less than 17 percent for Romney, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. (Source) Obama also won about 63 percent of total voters age 18 to 34. Obama also maintained his advantage with women, defeating Romney by 11 points among female voters. So the demographics say that Romney’s biggest block of voters would be old white men and shrinking. Throw in the Asian vote (President Obama carried 73 percent of the Asian vote on Tuesday, continuing a two-decade-long march of Asian-Americans toward the Democratic Party in presidential politics.) (Source) and you see the GOP is starting to run out of options.

So the GOP is under the assumption that “The Takers” just want to take from the makers, one person on Facebook even suggested we should split the states based on red or blue and maintain an army but govern separately well lets look at that idea. Here is data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis as per the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. And using the electoral map from here http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results. If you take the total in millions Blue States almost have double the State Gross Product of Red States. The math doesn’t add up for the GOP but they don’t really see it.

Blue 8,624,526
Red 4,483,943

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/industry/gsp/gsp_index.html

This is State Gross Product

Millions of chained (2005) dollars
2008 2009 2010 2011* Voted 2012
United States 13,016,791 12,527,057 12,918,931 13,108,674
Texas 1,077,144 1,057,675 1,113,104 1,149,908 Red
North Carolina 377,869 368,963 378,131 385,092 Red
Georgia 373,862 350,590 359,590 365,809 Red
Indiana 241,913 224,998 238,199 240,933 Red
Tennessee 230,791 219,956 229,606 233,997 Red
Arizona 241,134 221,254 223,655 227,098 Red
Missouri 222,177 211,630 216,017 216,099 Red
Louisiana 184,046 187,272 204,819 205,877 Red
Alabama 155,870 148,074 151,480 150,330 Red
South Carolina 146,164 138,622 141,616 143,278 Red
Kentucky 140,681 134,784 140,498 141,266 Red
Oklahoma 134,407 130,231 132,782 134,146 Red
Iowa 123,680 120,088 126,172 128,597 Red
Kansas 114,122 109,838 112,759 113,367 Red
Utah 103,861 101,849 106,166 108,329 Red
Arkansas 91,618 88,946 91,186 91,496 Red
Mississippi 87,128 83,116 84,933 84,272 Red
Nebraska 77,702 77,045 79,772 79,889 Red
West Virginia 51,591 51,876 53,352 55,765 Red
Idaho 51,371 49,299 51,154 51,463 Red
Alaska 41,039 44,030 43,591 44,702 Red
South Dakota 34,302 34,097 34,175 34,443 Red
North Dakota 28,624 29,209 31,833 34,262 Red
Montana 31,946 31,067 31,985 31,983 Red
Wyoming 31,369 32,088 31,919 31,542 Red
California 1,756,115 1,673,333 1,701,912 1,735,360 Blue
New York 987,442 963,681 1,005,324 1,016,350 Blue
Florida 689,445 651,982 657,717 661,091 Blue
Illinois 580,712 557,579 574,416 582,094 Blue
Pennsylvania 498,227 479,143 494,498 500,443 Blue
New Jersey 443,833 422,433 428,894 426,765 Blue
Ohio 430,097 403,586 414,388 418,881 Blue
Virginia 366,445 363,755 374,695 375,747 Blue
Massachusetts 335,809 327,154 341,164 348,577 Blue
Michigan 345,605 314,558 329,968 337,427 Blue
Washington 308,180 299,631 304,953 310,906 Blue
Maryland 258,729 254,540 262,041 264,373 Blue
Minnesota 242,141 232,894 242,022 244,912 Blue
Colorado 230,987 224,593 229,928 234,308 Blue
Wisconsin 218,801 210,851 219,249 221,741 Blue
Connecticut 202,473 191,722 197,451 201,386 Blue
Oregon 170,182 164,533 177,807 186,228 Blue
Nevada 119,826 110,779 111,161 112,503 Blue
District of Columbia 87,765 87,089 89,893 91,643 Blue
New Mexico 69,047 69,554 70,369 70,497 Blue
Hawaii 60,098 57,313 58,106 57,977 Blue
Delaware 53,692 54,737 56,398 57,293 Blue
New Hampshire 54,456 53,428 55,734 56,572 Blue
Maine 45,572 44,801 44,980 44,821 Blue
Rhode Island 43,424 42,889 43,338 43,663 Blue
Vermont 22,772 21,963 22,857 22,968 Blue

President Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech 2012

OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.

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OBAMA: It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

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Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.

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OBAMA: I want to thank every American who participated in this election…

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… whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.

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By the way, we have to fix that.

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Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone…

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… whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.

I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign.

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We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.

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In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.

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I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.

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OBAMA: And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.

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Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady.

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Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom.

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OBAMA: And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog’s probably enough.

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To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics…

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The best. The best ever. Some of you were new this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.

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But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.

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You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you’ve done and all the incredible work that you put in.

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I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests. But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else.

OBAMA: You’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.

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You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who’s going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.

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You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.

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That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.

That won’t change after tonight, and it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

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But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers.

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A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.

OBAMA: We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

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We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this — this world has ever known.

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But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war, to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being. We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.

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To the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner.

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To the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president — that’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we share. That’s where we need to go — forward.

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That’s where we need to go.

Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path.

By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.

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And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you’ve made me a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.

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Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.

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You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. Reducing our deficit. Reforming our tax code. Fixing our immigration system. Freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We’ve got more work to do.

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OBAMA: But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

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This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores.

What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth.

OBAMA: The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

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I am hopeful tonight because I’ve seen the spirit at work in America. I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

I’ve seen it in the soldiers who reenlist after losing a limb and in those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.

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I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

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And I saw just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.

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I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.

And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead as your president.

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OBAMA: And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future.

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I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

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America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.

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I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.

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And together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.

Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.

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