Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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The View from the Cocoon of Denial and Epistemic Closure

William F Buckley has, alas, gone the way of all flesh but his National Review lives on and arguably remains the flagship journal of contemporary American conservatism. It certainly considers itself such. As the Republican inquest into last night’s election disaster begins, National Review offers a useful – and perhaps telling – glimpse into the contemporary conservative soul (American edition).

Here’s what its contributors have been writing today:....

And what these eight responses demonstrate is the extent to which too many conservatives believed their own propaganda. This is what it’s like to live in a cocoon. The apparent inability to appreciate why any sane person might contemplate voting for Barack Obama is evidence of, well, of the closing of the conservative mind.

Hence the recourse to fantasies of the sort that leave the average, sober-minded voter wondering just what kind of crazy juice you’re hooked on. Obama wants to make the United States a kind of France? Check. Obama wants to crush religious liberty in America? Check. Our colleges are indoctrinating yet another generation of sadly-impressionable young American minds? Check.(Bonus: perhaps it would be better and certainly safer if fewer Americans risked going to college!) There is a War Against Americanism and Barack Obama is the enemy general? Check. The media are hoodwinking poor, gullible Americans? Check. Universal healthcare is the road to serfdom? Check. The people, damn them, are too stupid to know any better and deserve what they get? The fools. Check.

If this were just emotional over-reactions spawned in the immediate aftermath of a shattering defeat too many conservatives had persuaded themselves just could not happen then it would be one thing and understandable. But it’s not that. Or not just that. This is what a large number of conservatives – including conservatives in elite positions such as those privileged to write for National Review enjoy – really do believe. And we’re supposed to be surprised that many ordinary Americans hear this stuff and wonder just what the hell it is these people are talking about? Give me a break.

When your rhetoric collides with voters’ sense of their own reality then you cannot or should not be surprised that voters prefer their reality to your imagination.

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/alex-massie/2012...
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Obama is a joke wrote:
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You didn't answer the question. Here it is again; who said that rape was good?
I did hear some anti-abortionist say something like "even a baby conceived during a rape is a blessing" or something like that. That is a little over the top.
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MSNBC's Scarborough Criticizes GOP Leaders For Kowtowing To Right-Wing Talk Radio

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/08/msnb...
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MSNBC's Schultz: Morris Fails Predictions But His Fox Job Is Safe Because He Tells Conservatives "What They Want To Hear"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/07/msnb...

“I'm here with bells on.”

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Forget the bootstraps. You need these(drop hints for Christmas):
http://www.shreddiesgifts.com/giftware/
I don't celebrate holidays. But thanks anyway.

:)
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All Mitt needed to do to win, was Get caught coyoteing some illegals across the border, give an abortion himself , make a gay porn scene public"with him in it, take god off the dollar....give out free iPads.... and say he would hire 101,000 new teachers....oh ya ,and cut all our military 100%,we don't need one .... Told the public in the last debate, not only are we taking God out of schools,we are implementing Allah .....and tan with the darkest bronzer ever made for the last year... What was Mitt thinking , If he would have just sold his soul .....he could have won....hands down

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Rush Limbaugh just said this:

"I Am The Titular Head Of The Republican Party"

We already new he was a boob.
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Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>I did hear some anti-abortionist say something like "even a baby conceived during a rape is a blessing" or something like that. That is a little over the top.
If you look at the context: he said that the life that was conceived is a blessing, not the rape. There is a difference.

“What goes around, comes around”

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Well, congratulations to you Obama supporters.

I hope I am wrong about what I feel his reelecton means to our country and hope you will be proven right in thinking this is a good thing. Because we all have to live it now.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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sage won wrote:
Where's Obamamama when he's needed?
AWOL
Worn-out residents brace for nor'easter
Full story: www.cnn.com
A wintry mix of heavy rain, wind and snow bore down on the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday, as more than 600,000 households that have been without power for more than nine days prepared for a long and cold night.
Forecasters predicted wind gusts of up to 60 mph in shore towns and cities across New York and New Jersey, bringing 2- to 4-foot storm surges just as homes and office buildings dry and flood waters recede after Superstorm Sandy.
And you would have the President do what, again?
Take a mighty breath, and blow the snow back "across the pond" maybe?

Jeesh.
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More voters in the swing states of Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia blame George W. Bush than Obama for the state of the U.S. economy. Florida, Ohio and Virginia were still too close to call late Tuesday night.

And exit polling suggests that in the critical battleground state of Ohio, 59% of voters polled approve of the federal government's aid to U.S. automakers while 36% disapprove.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/06/politics/exit-p...

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Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>That's because the Democrats have everybody convinced that anybody who doesn't want to supply women with free contraceptives and abortions "hates women".
Neither would be free but included in their insurance coverage that they purchase. Abortions were not included in the o copay argument or involved government money.
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VeganTiger wrote:
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Well, carol thanks for sticking your head out here to these coyotes. Anyways, I did not vote for Romney, but still would have preferred him to Obama. The problem is that in any case it would have been a gridlock and a Democrat senate would have been guaranteed to block it the other way as well.
So I must AGAIN ask the republicans here. Isn't it time to start building a REAL alternative to the democrats? Or, do you want to have all this happening again in 4 years? Because true my words, it WILL again if the RNC keeps electing unwinnables.
Romney wasn't the ideal candidate. But in this economy, a proven businessman seemed to most of us a clear no-brainer.

Keep in mind the democrats have no one to blame anymore. It's the democrat party whose fate is really on the line. Not the other way around.
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That's why other republicans distanced themselves from these two obscure republicans who put their foot in their mouths when their zealousy - even when it was good-intentioned - didn't represent the entire party.

I would hate to think two obscure republicans who personally believe life should be preserved at all costs overshadowed a vice-president implying republicans were responsible for slavery and saying "they want to put ya'll back in chains" or a presidential campaign ad accusing Romney of killing a man's wife took precedence in people's ability to reason at the polls.

It was unfortunate the wording these two republicans chose to use in their extreme pro life stances. But they were condemned for it by all republicans and lost their elections because of it.

But you and I both know that if Ryan had said to a roomful of black republicans "they want to put ya'll back in chains" or if a Romney ad had accused Obama of killing a man's wife, their campaigns would have been over in a heartbeat.

We both also know that if two obscure democrats had said something extremely controversial, the media wouldn't have even covered it and the public would have never even known about it.

There are two sets of standards when it comes to liberals and the democrat party. There always has been. A corrupt media is the reason and are responsible for choosing sides.

If the mainstream media were cheerleaders for the republican party, you'd agree. A biased media is very dangerous. Ask Germans who lived in the 1930s. They will be the first ones to tell you.

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There was also no way Obama voters were as enthusiastic as Romney voters. Just no way. The enthusiasm gap. Everyone bought it. Again, the opposite was true.

Americans were going to be outraged by Benghazi. Chicago made up jobs numbers. Florida was a done deal. Romney had momentum until Sandy. And on and on.

Conservatives say these things with such conviction. I think they believe them to be true. And there's a reason for that. Not so long ago, when conservatives said these things en bloc, they would come true. They'd happen. Back in Clinton's day, say. Or Bush's, before the debacles really hit home.

But then at some point, the majority of Americans stopped buying conservative bullshit. It must have been after Iraq. And Katrina. But now, conservatives can't make surrealities come true just by saying so.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...
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ToManyLaws wrote:
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LOL LOL LOL.....THEN BUSH SHOULD HAVE GOT THE CHAIR YEARS AGO.....
It is a war zone where those people were....They knew it was dangerous there..In war people die.....Please go sit down Obama did nothing wrong...If we did not impeach Bush for LYING to congress and before that letting thosaudns die right here on our soil..THEN NO WAY OBAMA GETS IMPEACHED FOR NOT LYING AND FOR PEOPLE DYING I WAR ZONE.
SIT DOWN YOU NAZI FASCIST LOST....
Obama watched the attacks as they happened. He received numerous pleas for help. He ordered forces to offer no assistance, though one brave Navy Seal (who was killed) assisted anyway. Later he lied about it and tried to blame it on some stupid You Tube clip. After numerous lies and coverups the truth came out so he tried to blame it on Hillary Clinton. In 1974, Richard Nixon resigned due to the Watergate scandal. If not he surely would have been impeached. Watergate was not nearly the scandal this Benghazi thing is. Nobody died at Watergate. Congress has plenty of grounds for impeachment.
By the way, Obama favors a state-controlled economy, i.e. Obamacare. That would make him fascist.
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Nuculur option wrote:
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You're free to go to another country if you hate America so.
If you will, I'll pay for the airfare - one way.
The American people spoke loudly yesterday. They rejected your beliefs wholesale. You're in the minority among white female voters.
Face it Carol, you're in Mitt's parallel universe.
Think I'll wait it out and see how Obama magically turns his last four years around doing the exact same thing.

If people don't see things improving by 2014 - the same year Obamacare kicks in, by the way - it's you who might want to think about leaving the country.
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If you look at the context: he said that the life that was conceived is a blessing, not the rape. There is a difference.
Agreed
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RealDave wrote:
Rush Limbaugh just said this:
"I Am The Titular Head Of The Republican Party"
We already new he was a boob.
Rush Limbaugh doesn't come on until noon, liar.
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abbynormall wrote:
Well, congratulations to you Obama supporters.
I hope I am wrong about what I feel his reelecton means to our country and hope you will be proven right in thinking this is a good thing. Because we all have to live it now.
Just wish they could come together in DC and work out a deal of compromise. Reagan was praised during his days for compromises. Today the Repubs would not even elect him.

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