Obama will be NOBAMA with great margins if what happened in Virginia elections in 2011 proves out nationally.

Finally the electorate in Virginia, which is stacked with so called "white collar independents" showed Obama, and his Democrats the door.

Of all the noise of this week's state election results, what mattered most for Election 2012 came out of Virginia. It was the sound of the air leaking out of the Plouffe plan.

That would be David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and current senior strategist, who is focused today on how to cobble together 270 electoral votes for re-election. That's proving tough, what with the economy hurting Mr. Obama in states like Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania that he won in 2008. The White House's response has been to pin its hopes on a more roundabout path to electoral victory, one based on the Southern and Western states Mr. Obama also claimed in 2008.

States like Virginia. Mr. Obama was the first Democrat to win Virginia since 1964; he beat John McCain by seven percentage points; and he did so on the strength of his appeal to Northern Virginia's many white-collar independents. Along with victories in North Carolina, Colorado and Nevada, the Obama Old Dominion win in 2008 inspired a flurry of stories about how Democrats had forever altered the political map.

So the White House is pouring resources into what Tim Kaine, the state's former Democratic governor, now pridefully refers to as Democrats' "New Dominion." The Obama campaign has held some 1,600 events in the state in the last half-year alone. Only last month Mr. Obama hopped a three-day bus trip through Virginia and North Carolina. Obama officials keep flocking to the state, and Tuesday's election was to offer the first indication of how these efforts are succeeding.

Let's just say the New Dominion is looking an awful lot like the Old Dominion. If anything, more so.

Democrats were trounced in Tuesday's state legislature election, despite the president's heavy investment of time in the state.

Virginia Republicans added seven new seats to their majority in the House of Delegates, giving them two-thirds of that chamber's votes—the party's largest margin in history. The GOP also took over the Virginia Senate in results that were especially notable, given that Virginia Democrats this spring crafted an aggressive redistricting plan that had only one aim: providing a firewall against a Republican takeover of that chamber. Even that extreme gerrymander didn't work.

Every Republican incumbent—52 in the House, 15 in the Senate—won. The state GOP is looking at unified control over government for only the second time since the Civil War. This is after winning all three top statewide offices—including the election of Gov. Bob McDonnell—in 2009, and picking off three U.S. House Democrats in last year's midterms.

Topline figures aside, what ought to really concern the White House was the nature of the campaign, and the breakout of Tuesday's election data. Mr. Obama may have big plans for Virginia, but the question is increasingly: him and what army?

Elected state Democrats—who form the backbone of grass-roots movements—couldn't distance themselves far enough from Mr. Obama in this race. Most refused to mention the president, to defend his policies, or to appear with him. The more Republicans sought to nationalize the Virginia campaign, the more Democrats stressed local issues.

State House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong felt compelled to run an ad protesting that it was a "stretch" for his GOP opponent to "compare me to Barack Obama." After all, he was "pro-life, pro-gun and I always put Virginia first." (Mr. Armstrong lost on Tuesday.)

Virginia Democrats were happy to identify with one top official: Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is providing a lesson in the benefits of smart GOP governance in battleground states. Criticized as being too socially conservative for Virginia when he was elected in 2009, Mr. McDonnell has won over voters by focusing on the economy and jobs. His approval ratings are in the 60s, and he helped raise some $5 million for local candidates. He's popular enough that Democrats took to including pictures of him in their campaign literature, and bragging that they'd worked with him.

Mr. McDonnell has been particularly adept at connecting with the independent, white-collar voters Mr. Obama used to win Virginia in 2008. That crowd lives in North Virginia's booming exurb counties of Prince William and Loudoun, and presidential races hinge on their votes. Mr. Obama's 2008 victory in Virginia rested on his significant wins in both Loudoun (8%) and Prince Williams (16%).

Yet Tuesday's results showed the extent to which that support has reversed. Loudoun in particular proved an unmitigated rout for Democrats. Republicans won or held three of four of the county's Senate seats. It swept all seven of the county's House seats. It won all nine slots on the county's Board of Supervisors, and pretty much every other county office. In Prince William, the story was much the same. This is what happens when a recent Quinnipiac poll shows Mr. Obama's approval rating among Virginia independents at 29%.

Democrats are now arguing that turnout (about 30%) was too low to prove anything, but then again, the particularly low Democratic turnout suggests that, on top of everything else, the White House really does face an enthusiasm gap.

How can anyone with a brain be enthusiastic about a Marxist moron destroying the American Dream for everyone.



With all of Obama's lies, stimulus to DNC corruption, propaganda, distractions, dirty tricks, alinsky tactics and smear campaigns he can't hide his record of FAILURE from the American people:

“Mr. Obama has enacted myriad policies at great expense to American taxpayers and amid political rancor.”…
“The economic records set on Mr. Obama's watch really are historic. These include the first downgrade of sovereign U.S. debt in American history, and, relative to GDP, the highest federal spending in U.S. history save the peak years of World War II, plus the highest federal debt since just after World War II.
The employment picture doesn't look any better. The fraction of the population working is the lowest since 1983. Long-term unemployment is by far the highest since the Great Depression. Job growth during the first two years of recovery after a severe recession is the slowest in postwar history.
Moreover, the home-ownership rate is the lowest since 1965 and foreclosures are at a post-Depression high. And perhaps most ominously, the share of Americans paying income taxes is the lowest in the modern era, while dependency on government is the highest in U.S. history.
That's quite a record, although not what Mr. Obama and his supporters had in mind when they pronounced this presidency historic” Michael J. Boskin.

Vee Kay wrote:

I would suggest the Democrats continue to link themselves to the fleabag OWS demonstrations!! Who needs business when we are about to re-enter a recession, or rather step two of the Obama Depression....

Jim Souders replied:

A couple more have died in the OW camps. One in California was a murder. I am soooo glad O' Blamer and his democRats have indicated their support of this human garbage.

Tim Cogswell wrote:

Obama was a mistake from the start and honest Democrats will admit it.

Carl Palminteri replied:

'Honest" and "Democrat" in the same sentence?
How does that happen?

Jim Souders wrote:

Please, Lord, let this be a preview of the presidential election!
Steven Ahle wrote:

Gee, and this despite the fact that Debbie Wassername Schultz has said the Obama regime "owns the recovery", Reid saying that private sector workers are doing good and Nancy Pelosi saying without the stimulus we would have 15 million unemployed. No one believed them? Dang, what a shock.

Carl Palminteri wrote:

Hmmm....Nationalizing local races and forcing the Dems to either embrace or reject Obama.
Sounds eerily familiar to the recipe Bob Turner used in the NY 9th CD to capture that seat after Weiner resigned in disgrace.

Joseph Rosenberger wrote:

While my sense of the electorate is anecdotal, I'm hearing "I can't wait to vote" droplets splash onto and around political conversations and comments blogs. This meme reminds me of a welcome summer rain storm after a dusty August dog day’s drought.

Virginia had their cloud burst of fresh, smart voter rain and the rest of us want some too.

I can't wait to vote next year. Anybody but Obama.

1. Energy supply from only friendly suppliers who will not spend their profits against us.
2. Flat tax alternatives (like Hong Kong)
3. School vouchers
4. Medicare/Medicaid vouchers; no direct payments to health care providers.
5. Move all benevolent social services and safety net spending out of the general fund and into a national charitable trust; no t-bill "IOU's", everything means tested. End the Ponzi scheme; pay as we go.
6. End all federal guarantees of private loans for education and home ownership except for veterans; these are personal responsibilities.
7. Sell all non-monument / defense related federal lands to US citizens only.
8. Redeploy the troops from A-stan to the US-Mexican border and stop the flow of foreign citizen trespassing and drugs.

Just basic common-sense stuff.

michael lodge wrote:

To anyone capable of logical analysis, (this excludes liberals) Obama is the worst President in US history and a walking tragedy. His list of catastrophic failures grows weekly and now the Dems only strategy is to pretend they never heard of Obama.
Virginians are among the most polished, educated and sophisticated citizens in the U.S. Like all of us - they have been presented with a President, who the major media has proclaimed to be the most brilliant and cerebral mind to occupy that office in decades, perhaps centuries. They have watched him demonstrate his own particular brand of leadership and style. They also listened as he told the world media that he couldn't communicate with leaders in Vienna because he "didn't speak Austrian." They have now had a chance to vote; the rest of us are waiting our turn.

frankn Liwop replied:

but he has been to all 57 states.......twice


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