Sunday, November 10, 2013

What did we learn from the 2013 elections? (btw: this is the 300th post for this blog. Wow)

5 things we learned from Election Night 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/06/politics/election-2013-5-things/index.html

Completely unrelated article that you should read anyway: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/business/they-loved-your-gpa-then-they-saw-your-tweets.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&ref=education&pagewanted=1&adxnnlx=1384095769-fTLazpLti60XF/CzXZnVMA

40 comments:

Tori Navarro said...

We learned that Chris Christie has more on his mind rather than just New Jersey. His main goal he said is to get the job done as being the governor. He received 93% of the Republican votes. Another thing we learned was Obama care mattered. For example, 30% of VI voters said health care was the most important issue. 80% voted for Cuccinelli because he called the election a referendum on Obama care; however, he lost narrowly. The republicans believe the outcome would have been different if the election was a few days longer.

Dani Schneider said...

From the 2013 elections we learned that politics will always be politics. Chris Christie is just using New Jersey as his platform to get bigger in his career. We also learned that Obama Care has had a huge impact on today's politics. It has stirred up a lot of controversy and will continue to do so for as long as it is around. I don’t believe both political parties will ever agree on the subject. Therefore, from here on out it will have a huge impact on future elections. Additionally, people are now looking for fresh, exciting ideas. (i.e. New York’s new mayor) People nowadays are into having new, creative points of views on things. I feel like conservative ways of politics will start to die out in these coming years.

Allie Krumrai said...

We learned Chris Christie has a bigger picture than just helping to fix New Jersey. Although he said that he will make sure to get the job done as the governor of New Jersey. We also learned that Obama Care was one of the most important issue in Virginia's race. The issue kept the race very close with Terry McAuliffe, democrat, narrowly beating Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Although Cuccinelli's votes were boosted because of Obama Care, being that more people were against it. In Alabama's 1st district, one of the most conservative in the country, the conservative representative, Dean Young, lost the race. Also, New York elected a new mayor, Bill de Blasio, who has plans to shake things up. This includes raising taxes for people that earn over $500,000 a year so that they can pay for universal prekindergarten. He is also the fist elected democratic mayor in New York since 1989.

Brittany Yerges said...

Just like the average politician, they are all about advancement. Chris Christie is pleasing the people of New Jersey, but does not plan to stop there. Also, obama care was a factor in the election. while it may be almost impossible for the two parties to agree, but it is such an issue that it will continue to be a factor.

Kelli Kontney said...

In the 2013 elections, America learned that Chris Christie has plans not only for New Jersey, but also the rest of the country. Also, Obama Care was raised as a new and important issue in American politics. This issue will probably affect the outcome of other elections in the future. Many of the politicians elected in the 2013 elections are progressive and ready for change, which shows that the conservatives will have to pick up their game if they want to catch up to the liberals

Jake Aperi said...

The 2013 elections have taught us that Chris Christie is just using New Jersey to as a stepping stool to become governor. He has much more on his mind. Also, we learned that Obama Care still has a huge impact on politics today. It will continue to stir up arguments between both parties and I don't think either party will ever agree with each other. Since it is such a touchy topic and is very important, it will have a huge impact on future elections. Lastly, we have learned that people are starting to change their views up in a way and politicians are doing things differently. Such as the new mayor in New York, Bill de Blasio, who is trying to raise taxes on higher income citizens. Altogether, these topics have brought up many interesting points that will come up in future elections.

Ian Hintz said...

We learned that Christie wants to be more than a mayor, and he will be using the collaboration in New Jersey as an example of his leadership when he is running for president. We also learned that the lack of working Obamacare is upsetting citizens and changing their votes. If the issues are not resolved, the next election will not be in favor of the Democratic party. In addition, new programs and taxes will be created in New York under De Blasio. People earning more than $500,000 will be taxed to pay for a prekindergarten program. Other progressive laws will be made as well.

abigail wallace said...

We learned that Christie won two-thirds of independents votes and just over three in 10 Democrats in a state where Democrats and independents made up nearly three-quarters of Tuesday's elections. Brian baker said that "obamacare is toxic," and "Its a bad omen for democrats." Republicans said that the race could have ended better for Cuccinelli if it last a few days longer. On the other hand, Alabama is mostly made up of Republicans. Lastly, when the race came down to about 40,000 votes tuesday night, Cuccinelli supporters in Richmond were livid that Republicans didn't do more to help.

Justin Jezuit said...

In 2013, we have learned that Chris Christie does not plan to stop at governor. Christie is setting his eyes on the big picture of president. Also, Obama Care is becoming an issue due to the fact it has had many problems as of late. This may sway the opinions of voters. A few new taxes are being placed upon the people of the United States of America.

GEORGI LLANAS said...

We learned about the extent of changes in the political landscape. States changing from their normal party over to the other is surprising to say the least. In discussing this situation with my dad, his opinion is that this as proven that populism is bad for politics when individuals base their voting off of popular ideals instead of qualities of the candidate. It also shows that our country is becoming more moderate, i.e. Mcauliffe vs. Cuccinelli. Mcauliffe was predicted to win by an enormous margin, but only won by 3% or a few ten thousand votes.

Becca Penn said...

From the 2013 elections we learned that governor Christie is very hopeful for the the GOP election and polls are helping predict the outcome. The election also stressed how controversial of an issue Obama care is between the government and the people. We are still unable to come to an agreement on Obama Care as it is an influential factor in these elections.

Nick Berger said...

From the 2013 elections we learned that Chris Christie is considering to run for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination. A large step from being a governor of New Jersey. We also learned that Obamacare is a large controversy in today's politics. Both parties disagree with Obamacare, and we should continue to see Obamacare be a large influence in future elections.

Tom Schneider said...

We learned that Chris Christie is campaigning in New Jersey, but is also hinting at a run for president with his speech. Also, Obama care is an important issue. 30% of Virginia voters said that it was their most important issue. It is split with 53% of the voters opposing it. Elections are influenced because of this like the election of Cuccinelli, an Obama care opponent. The election of Bill de Blasio in the NYC mayoral race shows that they want change. Many of these elections were for people who say they will do major changes. For example, Blasio wants to put a tax on people making more than $500,000 to pay for universal prekindergarten.

Kelsey Cybell said...

From the recent elections, we've learned that opinions regarding politics and government will always be split down the middle. The Virginia poll regarding the people's opinion towards Obamacare is an example of this. CNN's poll showed that 53% of Virginia voters were against it, while 45% were for it. We also saw that politicians rarely "settle"- they want bigger and better. For example, Chris Christie isn't planning on stopping at being governor; he wants to try for the presidency as well.

Brandon Glandt said...

We learned that Chris Christie is using New Jersey to become the governor. We also learned that that Obama Care continues to have a huge impact on politics. Obama care it going to create arguements between both parties. I feel this topic is going to effect the outcome of upcoming elections. Also, the New York mayor is trying to raise taxes on higher income citizens.

Brandon Glandt said...

We learned that Chris Christie is using New Jersey to become the governor. We also learned that that Obama Care continues to have a huge impact on politics. Obama care it going to create arguements between both parties. I feel this topic is going to effect the outcome of upcoming elections. Also, the New York mayor is trying to raise taxes on higher income citizens.

Daniel Baumann said...

We learned that Obamacare is actually hurting the Democrats because of how controversial it is. We also learned that Chris Christie is eyeing a presidential campaign and has earned many more minority votes than anyone anticipated. This may be a good sign for Republicans and it will be interesting to see if other Republicans can see similar success with traditionally Democratic groups.

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Cassie Kujawa said...

From the 2013 election we learned that Chris Christie's goal may not only just be directed to help New Jersey, but also to others in the nation. We also learned that Obama care mattered especially in Virginia according to 30% of the voters who said health care was the most important issue in the race. Although Obama slightly won it's said that if the race had lasted just a few more days Cuccinelli may have won. Also a change in New York with new programs and taxes that will are being created by De Blasio,for example he says that people who earn more than $500,000 will be taxed to pay for a prekindergarten program as well as other laws in progress.

Nicholas Staniszewski said...

We learned that the strategies of candidates are tending to lean more moderate around party lines. The Tea Party did not win in an area with conservative Republicans, while Chris Christie won in a state that was primarily democrat. Chris Christie also received 57% of the female vote. The female vote will be big in upcoming elections along with the non-white vote. Candidates on both sides will begin to push heavily to win these two groups as both groups start to turn out more. On ObamaCare, ObamaCare will probably not be an issue in the 2016 election depending on what happens in the future. If the bugs are fixed and the system begins to work soon enough, then ObamaCare most likely won't be an issue. If the bugs aren't fixed or there are more problems, then voting on ObamaCare will become a big election issue up to 2016. The fact that Chris Christie was voted into governor of New Jersey so easily and that the Virginia election between two hard line party candidates shows that the public citizen is trying to smooth out Congress and get more stability in government rather than the hardline with the party or with the "terrorists" attitude now. Also, New York City elected a mayor that is a Red Sox fan. I'm pretty sure that was the eighth seal of the apocalypse.

Jack Bloomer said...

We learned that Chris Christies is considering a 2016 GOP presidential nomination from the speech he gave after being re-elected. Statistics also show that Christie is getting the majority of votes from Republicans and women, and that he is earning 3 out of 10 votes from Democrats. We also learned that Obamacare matters because it influences voting. Although republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli loss in the Virginia election, his amount of votes was boosted because of the focus on Obamacare. Lastly, we learned that change will most likely happen in New York because of newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio. Overall, the 2013 elections have had a big impact on society and politics, and will continue to have an impact for the future.

Erika Baldwin said...

We learned many new things from the 2013 elections. Things we learned ranged from issues over healthcare (the fact that Obama care, and health care in general, was a major issue to people) to potential 2016 presidential candidates, as Chris Christie may run. Other things learned include that the new New York mayor may raise taxes on those that are more wealthy.

Kelsee York said...

From the 2013 election, we learned that Obamacare greatly influences the voters in America. Its varying avenues of success is affecting different voting groups, stirring up lots of controversy. Also we found out that Chris Christie is planning for bigger things than just New Jersey. He wants to set a good example in New Jersey for his upcoming advancements.

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Jacob arndt said...

What we learned from the 2013 elections is that many of the traditional Republican voters are sick and tired of what members of there party have been trying to accomplished in recent months. They have decided that in order to push our country forward we are going to have to find common ground between both parties otherwise we will enter another government shutdown in the future. By voting for the opposite party voters are hoping to see more progress from congress in the upcoming year.

Joelle Wayer said...

From the 2013 elections, we learned that while Chris Christie (R) will remain governor of New Jersey for another term, he has bigger plans for the future. Specifically, he has plans for the future of America as President of the United States, for he is a likely candidate in the 2016 election. We have also learned that the issue of Obamacare has tremendous influence on the voters of America. This is evident in the Virginia poll regarding the issue. It shows that a decision/compromise on the matter will not be reached anytime soon between the two major political parties. The controversy surrounding Obamacare will therefore have a huge impact on future elections and their outcomes. A common factor of the 2013 elections was the progressive candidates that are ready to make a change in politics (i.e. Bill de Biasio--New York's new mayor). I believe this has taught us that a liberal viewpoint is becoming more common and is likely to progress into the future. However, I alao believe that the divide between Republicans and Democrats will continue to remain evenly divided.

Justin Myers said...

Chris Christie wants to focus on the country, not just New Jersey. Obamacare remained an important issue in the election. Obamacare is going to continue being a problem between the two parties for future plans for the country.

Bryce Anderson said...

We learned that the domino effect will be a huge movement for the United States. The recent referendum for Portland Maine will broaden and create an ideology that America will engulf in and take to consideration. This is one of the many election outcomes in the year 2013.

Amy Rothwell said...

From the 2013 elections, we have learned that Chris Christie is a potential 2016 GOP presidential nominee, evident from the speech he gave after being reelected as governor of New Jersey. Christie gains the majority of his votes from Republicans and women. Changing votes from citizens due to issues regarding Obamacare and health care in general have changed many outcomes of elections. This could affect the outcome of the next presidential election—if health care issues are not resolved, the voting has a higher chance of not favoring the Democrats. The newly elector mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, plans on creating new programs and taxes that will raise taxes on the wealthy in addition to other laws.

Kaitlyn L said...

The elections in 2013 were composed of congressional special elections, which took place all throughout the year. Special elections for two Senate seats and three House seats took place before November 5- but none changed parties. Terry McAuliffe was elected to replace limited Republican Bob McDonnell. Meanwhile, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was re-elected to a second term.

Donald Carpenter said...

What we learned from the 2013 elections is that the tea party is beginning to loose its appeal. In New Jersey, Chris Christie, a moderate Republican, won in a very blue state. Meanwhile, in Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, a tea party Republican, lost to a somewhat weak Democratic challenger. Christie showed the GOP the way to win, and it wasn't with extreme tea party tactics, it was moderation.

Jon Ceccato said...

First of all we learned that Chris Christie wants to go farther than to be a governor of New Jersey. Secondly Obamacare has had a big impact in Virginia's race. Since this is such a heated topic i don't think either side will agree with each other. Thirdly Alabama's 1st district was voted the most conservative in the country. Next, Bill de Blasio wants to shake things up in New York.Finally, Cucinelli backers where furious with GOP.

Ben Ziolkowski said...

We have learned that Chris Christie is popular among many ethnicities and is well liked by many groups such as African Americans and Latinos. In addition, we also learned that Chris Christie has many goals beyond New Jersey. He is slowing making his way up in the political world. Also, we learned that Obamacare is causing controversy that has been prominent in the news for the past few weeks. In Virginia, 53 % of the state opposed Obamacare while 45% said they support it. The controversy behind this is that Obamacare was passed, yet over 50% of people opposed the affordable care act (In Virginia).

Austin L said...

Obviously Obama Care had a huge impact on the 2013 election in New Jersey. Cuccinelli just lost, by a little bit to Chris Christie who seems to rising up the political ladder lately. Republicans say that if the race was held a little bit longer the out come may have drastically changed.

Jessica Klamecki said...

We learned Chris Christie has bigger plans then just helping out New Jersey. We also learned that Virginia was the first swing state to hold an election after the Affordable Car Act and voters said the health care was an important issue in the race. Also, Bill de Blasio also wants to change New York. His goals are to raise taxes for people who are earning $500,000 per year and use this tax money to pay for universal prekindergarten.

Rachel Schroeder said...

In the 2013 elections we learned that Chris Christie has big plans. He wants to be more than just the governor of New Jersey. We also learned how controversial the Affordable Care Act is. The Act has had many problems in its roll out and will continue to affect elections soon to come.

rachelbartram said...

From the 2013 elections, I learned that Chris Christie received 93% of the Republican vote. Obama care was one of the main issues that was voted on. Cuccinelli received 80% of the vote due to his wording. He called the election a "referendum on Obama care". I also learned that if the election has gone on a few days longer, there the the election could have possibly swung the other way.

Justin Myers said...

I think that the conference committee will not come to an agreement upon the bills. Because of the contrasting views of the committee, the bills will have to be extended further.

Paul Kremer said...

We found out that Chris Christie won the New Jersey election. He barely beat Cuccinelli. One of the most important issues was Obama Care. I believe that the Obama Care issue brought more people out to vote than what would vote. I also believe that Obama Care will be one of the most important issues in upcoming elections.

ng said...

Chris Christie and had won around 93% of the Republican votes, and has more on his mind rather than just New Jersey he wants to become a governor. Health Care is now a very important issue and many people voted for Cuccinelli because of the referendum on Obama-care. People are now looking for exciting new ideas, and change in order to improve or economy.