Doing the Math 0
Lies Republicans tell themselves are many. Brent Larkin dissects one of the latest:
Because Ohio was the mother of all swing states, Republicans have focused on this state as the textbook example of their urban legend — repeatedly attributing much of Obama’s win here to the president’s receiving about 100,000 more black votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
“Why did 100,000-plus more African Americans in Ohio vote for President Obama than turned out four years ago?” wrote Stevens. “It’s not irrelevant that Obamacare is most popular with African Americans.”
Until now, there’s been little or no public rebuttal of the Republican theory about Ohio, which many seem to accept as gospel.
What makes that so surprising is that the theory is demonstrably false. Worse yet, it’s not even close to being true.
Anything beats admitting voters recognized that their candidates were cartoons and their ideas ideas are harmful to the citizenry and inimical to the polity.
Follow the link for the arithmetic.