Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So you think Santa Claus stole the election?

Soon after Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 US Presidential race, I began to hear things like "You can't beat Santa Claus", referring of course to President Obama as the proverbial "Santa". We don't have to spend a lot of time on this, let's just cut to the chase. This statement insinuates that it was those "without" who, hoping to be given what they do not have, were the deciding factor in the election.

But as I looked at the map of "red" states and "blue" states, something really struck me. Man, it sure doesn't look like the poor were the ones going for Obama.

Lisa at Catholic Bandita has done some extensive research on this, and has a very interesting post. Even in the big swing state of Ohio which did go Obama, 74% of the counties living in poverty went Romney.

The other thing that really bugs me is how so many people began saying that the Republican Party should revisit its position on faith and morals. As I have posted over and over, this just goes to show that it's about winning elections and not true conviction. And, yes that speaks to both sides for the most part.

Anyway, the point of my post is stop blaming the poor for the results of this election.

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