This article is informative and a good read, but to sum up the excuses offered...

The media selectively reported Romney's gaffes.
Fact-checkers were biased.
Hurricane Isaac hit the Tampa convention.
Romney was too nice.
Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie get the blame.
Obama won by “suppressing the vote.”
Romney wasn’t conservative enough.
Americans are basically ignorant.
Liberals bought the election.
Obama was backed by the 47 percent.
America’s white establishment is now a minority.

Any comments on these excuses?

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The republican party is over. Their inability to accept that half of all americans don't think the way they do will ensure that they continue to lose relevance.
*Response may contain occasional sarcasm*

The media selectively reported Romney's gaffes.
- The media also selectively reported on Obama's gaffes. The media(primarily the big networks)are concerned with what makes them money; gaffes are money makers regardless of the party/candidate makeing them.

Fact-checkers were biased.
- Of course the fact-checkers were biased, especially when the facts don't agree with one's beleifs.

Or as my partner kindly pointed out "Reality has a known liberal bias."

Hurricane Isaac hit the Tampa convention.
- Yes, let's blame Romeny's loss on the weather. I know I make all my voting decisions based on the weather.

Romney was too nice.
- If Romney was so nice maybe the republican party should try promoting a douch bag next time.

Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie get the blame.
- Again with the weather.

Obama won by “suppressing the vote.”
- Well, Obama is racist against whites.

Romney wasn’t conservative enough.
- LMAO! Clearly anyone who makes this claim is delusional especially with what happened in the senate races.

Americans are basically ignorant.
- Agreed, Americans are ignorant... which is probably why Romney (and the rest of the republican nominees) were even being considered in the first place.

Liberals bought the election.
- Let me get this straight... liberals are lazy and need government hand-outs but can somehow afford to buy an election? Last time I checked elections weren't cheap.

Obama was backed by the 47 percent.
- Actually he was backed by the approximately 50.5%.

America’s white establishment is now a minority.
- White people make up approximately 69.1% of the US population... far from minority status.

Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie get the blame.
- Again with the weather.

Gee, I guess that God didn't realize that while he was busy inflicting hurricane Sandy on the East Coast for their gay friendliness, he was also jinxing Romney's bid for the Presidency..

I guess God is a Democrat!

Obama won by “suppressing the vote.”

Since the 2010 election, Republicans passed new voting restrictions in more than a dozen states aimed at reducing the turnout of Barack Obama’s “coalition of the ascendant”—young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

“This is not rocket science,” Bill Clinton said last year. “They are trying to make the 2012 electorate look more like the 2010 electorate than the 2008 electorate.” By pushing voter suppression laws, Republicans wanted the 2012 electorate to be older, whiter and more conservative than the young and diverse 2008 electorate.

But the GOP’s suppression strategy failed. Ten major restrictive voting laws were blocked in court and turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters increased as a share of the electorate relative to 2008.

Take a look at Ohio, where Ohio Republicans limited early voting hours as a way to decrease the African-American vote, which made up a majority of early voters in cities like Cleveland and Dayton. Early voting did fall relative to 2008 as a result of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s cutbacks in early voting days and hours, but the overall share of the black electorate increased from 11 percent in 2008 to 15 percent in 2012. More than anything else, that explains why Barack Obama once again carried the state.

I spent the weekend before the election in black churches in Cleveland, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the GOP’s push to curtail the rights of black voters made them even more motivated to cast a ballot. “When they went after big mama’s voting rights, they made all of us mad,” said Reverend Tony Minor, Ohio coordinator of the African American Ministers Leadership Council. According to CBS News: "More African-Americans voted in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida than in 2008." (source)

 

The Republican/Theists are required by their holy book to support President Obama and pay their taxes.

Romans 13

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Ok, so I am European but can I chuck in my 10 (€) cents worth just to give a Euro view ?
1. The media will report anyone's gaffs because they are often more revealing than the so-called truth that politicians spout.

2. Fact checkers were biased - the key here is the word FACT. Fact is fact and does therefore not have a bias, any ten year old here can point this one out so making this claim says more about your under funded public education system than anything else.

3. Romney was too nice ??? Are you freakin kidding me ! He is the sort of man who if he sat next to my kids on the tram I would quickly scoop them up and move them.

4. Hurricane Sandy hit Tampa, so what it hit those godless communists in Cuba as well, what exactly is their point ?

5. I thought it was republicans who were busiest surprising votes with their efforts to stop those with criminal records, no photo ID, no history of church attendance, on a watch list, member of a union, in possession of a vagina or any of those other crazy measures we read about here !

6. Not conservative enough, holy cow guys, your republicans are already bordering on the edge of the extreme right wing. What are republicans suggesting, bringing back religious law, no vote for women, slavery for anyone not a fully paid member of the KKK, imprisionment if you do not own at least one assault rifle per family member ?

7. Americans are ignorant. Yeah, ok so maybe but from my own experience of Americans way too much of a generalisation. There are a great many good Americans who know that those with money and power are the ones doing the majority of the stupid things that have robbed the usa of any respect that it used to be able to commend and gets its citizens mocked when they travel overseas.

8. The election is largely meaningless, big business hedges its bets and simply buys both sides.

9. Well DUH !

10. Thank the f**king stars, and that it will continue to diminish.

So you lost an election, you only have yourselves to blame with your woman hating, hate mongering, warmongering ignorant, parochial, self centered world view. Boo bloody Hoo, get over it and die.
Kindest Regards,
Nina van der Roos.

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