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Obama Gets a Political Spanking

by Keith Koffler on May 23, 2012, 9:03 am

President Obama didn’t lose any primaries Tuesday, but he did come out a loser.

Four in ten voters in both the Arkansas and Kentucky DEMOCRATIC primaries pulled the lever against him.

Returns are not complete, but Tennessee businessman John Wolfe appears to have pulled down about 40 percent of the vote against the president in Arkansas. In Kentucky, about 42 percent selected “uncommitted” rather than voting for Obama.

This is all meaningless in practical terms, of course. John Wolfe will not be accepting the nomination at the Democratic convention. But presidents who look to be strong running for reelection in the fall don’t lose 40 percent of the vote in three primaries in the spring – a Texas prison inmate picked up 40 percent in an earlier primary in West Virginia – even in states where they are not particularly popular.


srdem65 May 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

It’s very interesting watching the MSM pundits spin these 60/40 votes as an affirmation of the White communities racism against a Black President. They never seem to notice that in Black precincts the vote is 85/15 for the Black President and call the Blacks votes as a racial preference.

While there might be a racial undertone to some of the votes cast, it’s more likely that the Dems are voting against a anti-coal/fossil fuel, divisive, and ultra-liberal incompetent who blames his failures on everyone and everything else but himself.

Susan May 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

They think their base is stupid srdem. So happy to to see there are Democrats like you who see them for what they are.

William May 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

Cue the “rrrrraaaaaccccciiiiisssssttttt” cries in 3…2…1…

The Original May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

Weren’t they all open primaries? I bet some GOP crossed over and voted for the opposition. Not that it isn’t still bad because not many would do that.

I am still praying for a Romney blow out!

anneinarkansas May 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

Ours is open and I thought about it, but wanted to vote in some local Republican primaries.
Turn out here was low.

Brian May 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Kentucky is not an open primary. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary. Also, you have to change it 30 days in advance.

I have a friend who couldn’t vote for her cousin (Massie…who won) because she is a registered Democrat.

My wife is an independent and wasn’t allowed to vote.

anneinarkansas May 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

I love it, love it, love it!

Just2old May 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

Awesome optics for the GOP. Go Mitt!

lcsouthern May 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

Love the title! Will he listen to voters? No. Praying we have a chance to end this farce in Nov.

Susan May 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

MSM can’t put a spin on these results. He is losing votes to ABO because he has been such a colossal failure at the one real job he has ever held in his entire life.

Really like Romney’s answer to Obama’s attack on capitalism. Real people with real stories about what a disappointment this man has been…