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GOP Puts Nail In Their 2016 Presidential Coffin

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It has become part of political mythology that a candidate cannot win the presidency without carrying Ohio. (John F. Kennedy pulled off this feat in 1960, winning the general election even though he lost the Buckeye State.) 

We'll come back to that. But first, let's take a look at another little piece of history. It has to do with the site of the GOP national nominating conventions. It looks like there's some telltale relationship between the host city and the eventual presidential winner that should have been taken into consideration. I guess Reince Preibus missed it when he announced Cleveland, Ohio as the host city for the 2016 National convention.

In the past five presidential elections, here are the cities where the GOP held their nominating gatherings:

  • 1996 San Diego, California
  • 2000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2004 New York, New York
  • 2008 St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2012 Tampa, Florida

So how did that work out for the convention's host state and their GOP nominee in the general election?

  • In '96 Bob Dole LOST California
  • In 2000 George Bush LOST Pennsylvania
  • In '04 George Bush LOST New York
  • In '08 John McCain LOST Minnesota
  • In '12 Mitt Romney LOST Florida.

Five elections, five GOP host state losses. So now that the RNC has chosen Cleveland, Ohio to host their convention and no president has won the general election without winning Ohio for a long time, things are looking quite bleak. And if you're thinking of the Kennedy exception, to borrow from Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle:

Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy

And neither are any of the Republican potential candidates for 2016.

say goodnight, Gracie

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Bing, Bing, Bing -- America's Toast If Hillary Clinton Becomes President

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We all know one of the most hysterical pieces of political satire came when Saturday Night Live had Tina Fey come out and read a speech as then Veep candidate Sarah Palin, exactly as delivered by the Alaska Governor. Fey didn't change a word and it brought the house down with laughter.

SNL, here's your next "exactly as is" moment -- only this time it's with Bill O'Reilly. He couldn't possibly be topped, not even with Stephen Colbert doing the narration. Just pure O'Reilly taking on women and Hillary Clinton in particular is priceless.

Take a look. You can't believe Bill with his "Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo mentality.

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Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared With FDR’s New Deal

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Afternoon-Evening Links

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Makers, takers and fakers at Nevada's Bundy Ranch

Conservatives want to make divorce more difficult for your freedoms and stuff

Koch Brothers Back Right-Wing Militia Terrorists in Nevada Land Dispute

MUST-SEE: Bill Maher explains abundance of right-wing radio

Feds To Continue Efforts To Ends Dispute With Nevada Rancher

Quitter Sarah Palin Endorses Quitter Karen Handel Based On Something Neither of Them Did

Jeb Bush Crashes and Burns Already as His Name Gets Booed By Conservatives

Christie accused of meddling with state ethics agency

How to Put that Nevada Rancher and his Right-Wing Supporters behind Bars

CBO: Affordable Care Act getting even more affordable

Another Republican Goes Down as Rick Perry Is The Focus Of a Criminal Investigation

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt?

Louisiana lawmakers make holy push

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Sunday Links

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The 13 Best Steinbeck Books
(Note: today's 'Book Booth' also linked to this article.)

Facebook app revealed to be cause of iPhone battery woes

Tampa Bay Times: Scott worst Florida governor in modern times

Don’t Worry, Greg Abbott Cited a White Nationalist for Informational Purposes Only

Hacking the Political Platform: Why One Candidate Is Using Github

A Republican candidate in Mississippi on slavery, pesos and hot 'mamacitas'

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Ted Cruz Will Use Confirmation Of New HHS Secretary To Try To Overturn Obamacare

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Religious Right Worries Republicans Can't Handle Vegas Convention

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Why are they worried? Republicans will just lie about whatever happens there and, in their minds, then it won't have happened, right? Republicans: Lying is what they do.

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