Congressman Allen West Bows Out…Social Agendas Bow IN
November 20, 2012


With less than 2000 votes separating him from his opponent Patrick Murphy, Congressman Allen West of Florida, is giving up the recount and his race.  A Florida judge agreed to a partial recount this past week, but the results benefited his Democrat opponent.  West, realizing that he could not surmount a vote deficit of .58,  did the best thing for Floridians.

After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just

Congressman West defeated by 29-year old Patrick Murphy, a construction exec.

outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.

What is more fascinating, is that Congressman West wasn’t alone.  Another superstar communicator African American Republican Mia Love, ALSO lost her congressional race in Utah by about 2500 votes.  This, after LEADING her race against Utah son Jim Matheson by as much as

MIa Love is a superstar, win or lose. But how did she LOSE?

 12 points.  Two African American Conservatives seemingly cherry-picked out of 2012 House races.  Is it possible Democrats wanted to avoid having strong African American communicators on the national stage at the same time as Barack Obama?

It’s odd.  And both races unexpectedly CLOSE.  From FOX 13 in Utah:

Congressman Jim Matheson, Utah’s Democratic incumbent for the 2nd Congressional District, had 108,075 votes, or 49.34 percent.

Mia Love was a break-out success at the Republican National Convention

Republican Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, who has garnered a lot of national attention, received 105,257 votes, or 48.06 percent.

That is a difference of 2,818 votes, or 1.28 percent. For a recount to occur, candidates must be within one vote per voting precinct, or 488 votes in the 4th District Race.

A similar surprise emerged in the State of Wisconsin, where ICON Tommy Thompson, their beloved former Governor, was defeated by the first openly-gay woman to run for the U.S. Senate, Tammy Baldwin.

Former Cabinet Secretary, and Beloved Governor of Wisconsin…loses in ANOTHER close race for the GOP this year.

Baldwin won by three solid percentage points after the race had been head-to-head all year.  This shocker in the backyard of the Green Bay Packers, in a state known for voting Democrat, but also home to values voters.


Thompson was long seen as the favorite to win as he was a popular governor who had won six statewide elections before. But Baldwin broke his streak on Tuesday night. She took advantage of the fact Thompson struggled to win a primary that left him with a depleted war chest.

Tammy Baldwin wins the Wisconsin Senate race, securing the Senate majority for Democrats. The race was neck and neck, until Thompson’s surprise three point loss.

The race was close: Polls leading up to election day showed Baldwin just slightly ahead of Thompson but well within the margin of error. She appeared over the weekend with President Barack Obama at a huge rally in Madison, while Thompson campaigned with Gov. Scott Walker.

In California, a longtime and ambitious supporter of Mitt Romney, Tony Strickland, was defeated for Congress in his home county of Ventura,

Tony Strickland, Ventura favorite and its State Senator, SOMEHOW defeated by Brownley from Santa Monica, an unknown in that part of the state.

California. State Senator Tony Strickland was popular and respected by his constituents in his resident county, and was beaten by a woman who didn’t even LIVE in Ventura.  She rented an apartment for the race.  State Assemblywoman Julia Brownley actually lives in SANTA MONICA, California.  Strickland won 44% of the vote in the California Primary to Brownley’s 26%.  She defeated him in the General Election by three percentage points and 7,000 votes in the 26th District Senate race.

But there’s more:

Also in 2012? 

*Democrats won a SUPER MAJORITY in the California State Senate…unprecedented.  EVERY agenda is now on the table in that state as a result.  Super Majority almost impossible to achieve.

*Marijuana was legalized…in Colorado and in Washington by TEN and ELEVEN points.

*Gay Marriage?  Won by record four and five point margins in Maine, Maryland, and the State of Washington.  Only Minnesota voted it down.  An unprecedented string of state victories just as Gay Marriage is about to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Do you notice a thread of…social agendas being installed and secured?

This isn’t just the face of Election 2012.  This is the face of the future of the U.S. now that the Democrats have learned to use the internet to introduce engaged and NON-engaged voters on Facebook, E-mail, Twitter, and other 21st Century tools.

The GOP?  We’re at least eight years behind and well on our way to seeing Hillary Clinton take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Obamacare fly into our doctor’s offices, and our take-home pay fly OUT of our wallets.

For a Party which planned a big 2012 celebration, this Thanksgiving, Republicans are being forced to eat a huge slice of humble pie.

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