Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797622 Nov 7, 2012
" The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth"
CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#797623 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
Where's Fred? Jane Says? DBWriter? Gunner? Eman? Peppy? Florida? Flack?
Come out come out where ever you are.
They remain in 'SHOCK' while we understand their '<gag> loss'!
What did you expect? congrats? LOL

The 8 candidates were laughable, so the outcome... very predictable.

The GOP counted on 'stupid'.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#797624 Nov 7, 2012
Donald Trump, Karl Rove, and Ann Romney are reportedly under great emotional stress. May seek counseling.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797625 Nov 7, 2012
Meridee wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican party and their cadre of old angry White men are finished! Now people of color will feel more empowered all around the world. Whites everwhere are going to soon find themselves on the defensive. Just you wait and see what comes next!
You mean the people of color like the Middle East terrorists and Mexican drug lords? You're right, they probably are feeling more empowered.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#797626 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Jobs are sent overseas because foreigners have proven to be better, more efficient workers and by sending the jobs overseas, companies don't have to deal with the corrupt labor unions.
No foreigners have proven they will work for peanuts and like being treated like slaves. Also those nations will allow companies to dump toxic waste anywhere they want and spew poison into the air.

THIS IS ABOUT GREED NOT WHO OR WHAT IS BETTER.

Your whole post was a lie....
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#797627 Nov 7, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for showing up. Your crew of haters?
No shows.
Join the majority: Democrats.
ACA!
now that is pro life!
Voters in Cal VOTED TO RAISE THEIR OWN TAXES TO FIX THE STATES PROBLEMS.
take a cue from that.
Republicans need to wake up.
Come over and make a real deal to fix the country.
I read your stuff on here! You hate the poor? They don't like it. But we are not India. Beggars in the street are not the norm.
We help our poorest live a little.
Insurance? Affordable by law.
Taxes a little higher on rich incomes. Ok.
They had ten years of cuts so far: country owes trillions.
We tried that! It was a lie: no trickle down.
SO WE FIXED IT! VOTERS SAID FIX IT! DEMOCRATS WIN.
Why is the USA losing?
dem

Chicago, IL

#797628 Nov 7, 2012
Eman wrote:
" The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth"
wake gunner up!
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797629 Nov 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
A proposed change to Minnesota's constitution that would have required photo identification in order to vote was rejected at the ballot Tuesday.
The amendment finished with the support of 46 percent of Minnesota voters. Fifty-two percent voted against the measure.
The defeat of the amendment, which was passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature in 2011, defies much of the pre-Election Day polling that indicated it was a favorite to pass.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/v...
People from Minnesota are nothing more than Canadians with a U.S. drivers license. Who needs them anyway?

Since: Dec 11

Fort Worth, TX

#797630 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Jobs are sent overseas because foreigners have proven to be better, more efficient workers and by sending the jobs overseas, companies don't have to deal with the corrupt labor unions.
Jobs were sent overseas for one reason and one reason only... GREED! There was a time when the cost of a thing was not so important, but the quality of its manufacture was. The U.S. cannot become isolationists. That has never worked for any lengthy period. But in the same vein, we need to push our elected officials for reciprocal tariffs on imported goods. When our cars go to japan, it takes days for each one to be inspected to make sure it can be used there. If we were to do the same, you would be able to drive across the Pacific in a matter of weeks for the ships backed up to Asia. NAFTA is all well and good, in principal. The reality of it is that the Central and South American countries are benefiting and the U.S. is being glutted with shoddy work and cheap labor. I will be writing to our President again, today, and to my elected state officials to ask that they address these issues. I would urge each person to do the same, whatever your issues are. Change the people in office until they get done what needs to be done!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#797631 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He was reelected because too many people have lost their moral compass, their bearings and their minds.
You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.
Maybe you should think about that for a while.
Maybe you should think about how people react to right wing visuals that go for a visceral reaction.

Abortion is not always right. Abortion is not always wrong. It is legal you know. And right wing nuts trying to put images in our heads of killing a 'baby' will not change that. Seems to me at this point we can see it's not helping one little bit.

A more mature and reasoned argument should now be the path of those who would try to use any means to make their point. Just ask BillO about Tiller.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#797632 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He was reelected because too many people have lost their moral compass, their bearings and their minds.
You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.
Maybe you should think about that for a while.
Obama was reelected because most Americans believe in freedom.

You believe in using your religious beliefs to take freedos away, based on your Bible.

You've been rejected.

DEal with it, sore loser!!
dem

Chicago, IL

#797633 Nov 7, 2012
is flack cutting his grass or buying his obamacare?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#797634 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He was reelected because too many people have lost their moral compass, their bearings and their minds.
You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.
Maybe you should think about that for a while.
Moral compass? You can't even tell the truth about an impersonal issue like the mortgage crisis.

Of course, the better way is how it was done in the '50's. If you're rich enough, send your daughter to an overseas clinic and if you aren't, just lock her in her room and make sure there aren't any knitting needles or clothes hangers in the closet. That's not immoral - after all, women are just chattel in the Holy Bible.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797635 Nov 7, 2012
dragonpat wrote:
There's no consensus that happy days are here again, but the nation's mood is considerably better than it was four years ago. Then, the nation was spiraling into the fiscal crisis.
In 2008, only 7% said the economy was excellent or good; now that number has tripled. Then, almost half said the economy was poor; now a third say that. Four years ago, only one in five said "things in this country are generally going in the right direction."
stop saying that things are so much worst then 4 years ago.
Most Obama supporters can't even spell economy, let alone give a crap about it. They just want their free stuff.
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#797636 Nov 7, 2012
Hi loser!

ACA: SAVES MONEY. ever read a thing?

It's the law: no repeal.

No more tears kid!

Buck up!

Be strong!

You lost. All the righty haters racists lost.

IT'S A GOOD THING!

..........BYE BYE LOSER :)

......
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You should probably be asking yourself that question. You will need every penny you can find anywhere you can find it. Because if that happens, you will be the next one in line being taxed to kingdom come.
Somebody's gotta pay for 30 million more people's medical care.
Maybe you should carry a sign - "Will lick for food."
Gunner

Chicago, IL

#797637 Nov 7, 2012
Colorado study says
October 4, 2012 •
Social SciencesAn update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.

According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes -- down five votes from their initial prediction -- and short of the 270 needed to win.

The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug. 22 prediction. The model itself did not change.

“We continue to show that the economic conditions favor Romney even though many polls show the president in the lead,” Bickers said.“Other published models point to the same result, but they looked at the national popular vote, while we stress state-level economic data.”

While many election forecast models are based on the popular vote, the model developed by Bickers and Berry is based on the Electoral College and is the only one of its type to include more than one state-level measure of economic conditions. They included economic data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Their original prediction model was one of 13 published in August in PS: Political Science & Politics, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Political Science Association. The journal has published collections of presidential election models every four years since 1996, but this year the models showed the widest split in outcomes, Berry said. Five predicted an Obama win, five forecast a Romney win, and three rated the 2012 race as a toss-up.

The Bickers and Berry model includes both state and national unemployment figures as well as changes in real per capita income, among other factors. The new analysis includes unemployment rates from August rather than May, and changes in per capita income from the end of June rather than March. It is the last update they will release before the election.

Of the 13 battleground states identified in the model, the only one to change in the update was New Mexico -- now seen as a narrow victory for Romney. The model foresees Romney carrying New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. Obama is predicted to win Michigan and Nevada.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#797638 Nov 7, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Donald Trump, Karl Rove, and Ann Romney are reportedly under great emotional stress. May seek counseling.
Electro-shock therapy? I know a place that sells tazers.
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#797639 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You should probably be asking yourself that question. You will need every penny you can find anywhere you can find it. Because if that happens, you will be the next one in line being taxed to kingdom come.
Somebody's gotta pay for 30 million more people's medical care.
Maybe you should carry a sign - "Will lick for food."
Listen up you dumbass. This is about the third time you have posted about the Rich leaving. Why would they leave?????? In the past 20 years the middle class incomes have gained 18%. The top has gained 387%. They are fine you POS. The top pays the LOWEST tax rates in US history. Didn't you Repub losers learn anything from last night????? Your lies DO NOT win elections.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#797640 Nov 7, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
I see that you STILL haven't done any of your own research into the mortgage crisis.
What's funny is that you can read all the blogs you want and you are still unaware of your lack of knowledge.
this wasn't a blog, it was written by two liberal NY Times reporters.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/revie...

The authors, Gretchen Morgenson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter and columnist at The New York Times, and Joshua Rosner, an expert on housing finance, deftly trace the beginnings of the collapse to the mid-1990s, when the Clinton administration called for a partnership between the private sector and Fannie and Freddie to encourage home buying.

The mortgage agencies’ government backing was, in effect, a valuable subsidy, which was used by Fannie’s C.E.O., James A. Johnson, to increase home ownership while enriching himself and other executives. A 1996 study by the Congressional Budget Office found that Fannie pocketed about a third of the subsidy rather than passing it on to homeowners. Over his nine years heading Fannie, Johnson personally took home roughly $100 million. His successor, Franklin D. Raines, was treated no less lavishly.

To entrench Fannie’s privileged position, Morgenson and Rosner write, Johnson and Raines channeled some of the profits to members of Congress — contributing to campaigns and handing out patronage positions to relatives and former staff members. Fannie paid academics to do research showing the benefits of its activities and playing down the risks, and shrewdly organized bankers, real estate brokers and housing advocacy groups to lobby on its behalf. Essentially, taxpayers were unknowingly handing Fannie billions of dollars a year to finance a campaign of self-promotion and self-­protection. Morgenson and Rosner offer telling details, as when they describe how Lawrence Summers, then a deputy Treasury secretary, buried a department report recommending that Fannie and Freddie be privatized...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#797641 Nov 7, 2012
Market down 300.

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