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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798924 Nov 8, 2012
So is the talent at Fox News made up of true believers or cynical hacks? Most likely, the network—just like the pundit roundtable on air last night—contains some of each. For the ratings whores, it’s likely true that four more years of Obama is exactly what the network needs—but it’s clearly not what’s best for, say, Chris Christie. Fueled by intensity and hatred, Fox thrives as the opposition. The trouble is that for the GOP to survive, Republican candidates eventually have to get votes. When they fail, Fox gets to keep on printing money.

After Karl Rove’s on-air freakout and the aforementioned MegynCam challenge, Fox was forced to acknowledge that Obama had won the damn election. And now what are they left with? A whole lot of viewers who are quite surprised to find that they are once again outnumbered by Americans who actually like better access to health care and don’t all keep Carrie Mathison-style timelines of the Benghazi cables on their living room walls. Now these disappointed souls wonder: Why isn’t the world the way we thought it was Tuesday morning? Just guess where they will turn for the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#798925 Nov 8, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The obama victory sure has pushed you loony lefties over the edge.
Didn't your skanky ass promise not to come here anymore after the election? Beat it skank.
I said, probably no more than a week, but your poor reading comprehension and memory again betray you...did your imaginary heifer succumb to your "charms" once you called her by your family names like "skank"? Most battered women (Teaparty) think that way. Was your delinquent son a rape blessing?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798926 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
Dick Morris says Romney will win in a landslide.
I'm not giving up!
Dick Morris needs a new crystal ball

In the run-up to the 2010 midterm elections, Fox's Dick Morris offered numerous incorrect--and often wildly off-mark--electoral predictions in fundraising emails and media appearances, in which he also occasionally got the names of candidates he was promoting wrong. This follows Morris' long history of off-the-mark political prognostications.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/11/09/d...

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#798927 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
"Your post is flat our lies....Obama after the attack was done did tell troops to stand down and not counter attack until we found out who did it.....You dont start shooting until you know who to shoot at...."
1) You attack the guys who are attacking us.
2) Obama knew what was happening, as it was happening but has done nothing about it. How long is he going to wait.
MY POST IS FLAT OUT FACT....Now shut up.....You have been craushed with facts...Stop the lies hitler...

No one knew who attacked us...When the troops took a look around there was only civilians around looking scared....NO ONE TO SHOOT AT BY TIME SMOKE CLEARED....You cant just shoot everyone...

YOU WARMONGER FREAKS WOULD KILL CHILDREN AND INNOSENT PEOPLE??????
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798929 Nov 8, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>And the difference is that Mr. Akin will never be 'blessed' with a pregnancy of any origin - rape or otherwise.
I'll give Akin this though - at least he's consistent. If abortion is going to be illegal, in order to eschew hypocrisy, it should be illegal across the board. Why should a fetus conceived in rape be eliminated, and the fetus conceived through consensual sex be mandated to gestate?
A pregnancy is only a 'blessing' if the woman feels blessed. Which, and this is the kicker, MOST WOMEN DO. The vast majority of women who become pregnant WANT TO BE. Some, however, do not. It should ultimately, and ALWAYS, be the woman's decision whether or not to become a mother. Why would anyone want to legally obligate a living, breathing, CHILD be born to someone who DOESN'T WANT THEM?
All children should be born to loving parents. To force a child into a situation where s/he is more likely to be abused, abandoned, exploited, molested, ignored, or unloved, is insane.
Wasn't that one of Planned Parenthood's battle cry "every child a wanted child"? Except it didn't work out that way, all PP has done is make a lot of dead fetuses out of live ones: child abuse, exploitation, molestation, and neglect go merrily on.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#798930 Nov 8, 2012
LION wrote:
I see there is alot of bitter and angry racists on here.
It is only 4 years guys. lol
That's true, we can take solace in that. What's discouraging though is how many faceless networking twits there are in this country and the clueless destruction they can wreak when they put their empty little heads together. Poor parenting, I suppose.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798931 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
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Typical liberal looking for government assistance. What about personal responsibility.
What about personal responsibility-according to Democrats that what the government is for.
black man1

Coatesville, PA

#798932 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
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.
(Sorry if this posted twice.)
lmao...where are you going to get a room full of black republicans. joe biden said about then senator obama. that he was very articulate. joe biden was bombed by the media for that comment. what are you talking about?
hop singh

United States

#798933 Nov 8, 2012
Faux News, Rush Bimbob, clown KKKlannity and the rest have brainwashed you poor republitards.

America responded and proved the tea bagger fringe has nothing worthwhile to help the country but obstruction.

Yet you get on here and piss and moan and cry and wail.

Children, you have been duped by Karl (fat fu ck) Rove, so suck it up and deal with it!

The republican brand suffered a rude awakening and you stupid idiots haven't figured it out yet. Well too bad for you then. I thought you may have had at least remedial knowledge.

Forget 2014, your radical party will lose more seats then. And especially 2016, there's no way your party can mend the alienation of minorities and women voters in that amount of time.

Guess you'll be crying and snotting thru 2020!!! Jeez that's a long time to wonder what might have been when you fu cked up this election cycle.

You missed your chance and it will continue to give you nightmares for years to come.

And yes, it would really suck being you...

I have an ounce of pity.

*grins*

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#798934 Nov 8, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>You should admire Bill O'Reilly. He was a draft-dodger too. He was too much of a "pus*y" to even join the Navy.
I heard that when you learned you'd be drafted, you pissed yourself. Ran crying to your mommy who changed your underwear for you & sent you to the Navy Recruiter.

See, if had the money & influence, you could have joined the National Guard like Bush.

Don't you feel guilty that the guy who was drafted to take your slot might have been killed or wounded or MIA?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798935 Nov 8, 2012
How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#798937 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever hear of the morning after pill?
Did the Personhood Plank in the Republican platform allow it?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#798938 Nov 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
If Republicans in Congress had concentrated on "jobs, jobs, jobs," rather than "abortion, contraceptives, and gay marriage," they would have won this election in a landslide so vast the Democratic party would have disappeared overnight, and you might have had a leg to stand on with this argument.

But they didn't.

The Congress made it clear that "jobs" were not a priority, going so far as to block every jobs bill they possibly could, in favor of social engineering.

It lost them this election, and if they don't pull their heads out, they'll never win another one.
hop singh

United States

#798939 Nov 8, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans: DonÂ’t Trust Fox News!

How the news network failed the GOP.

For liberals like me, Fox News was the channel to watch last night. As it became clear early on that Obama was going to take this thing, my household quickly switched the channel from CNN to Fox, eager to see the networkÂ’s massive breakdown play out in real time. After all, if the job of Fox News these past four years was to make Obama a one-term president, a goal the network not-incidentally shared with the Republican Party, Fox News super-duper seriously failed.

In 2009, White House communications director Anita Dunn called Fox News "either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.” I don’t know about the “or” part. With massive funds and infinite air time, Roger Ailes’ little network that could spent the past four years demonizing president Obama (after a year of demonizing candidate Obama), and obsessively churning up non-news to scare the shit out of white guys and feed into the GOP bloodstream: from the Black Panthers’ remarkable rise to political power to that thing about the guns and Mexico named after an awesome Vin Diesel movie to the multifront war on Christmas/Christians/Christ to The Great Benghazi Conspiracy of 2012.

And what do they have to show for it? Not a Republican president. Not a Republican Senate. Not a repealed health care law. Adding insult to TuesdayÂ’s injury, Eric Holder is still a free man.

Yes, ratings. Yes, money. I hear you. But if Fox News has any actual interest in helping the Republican Party or the conservative cause—and you can want to do this and make money, just like the GOP!—the network really flubbed it. So what happened, other than the mainstream media oppressors shutting down the truth once again and polling places letting Hispanics in?

In 2009, Gawker published a post titled “What’s Bad for the GOP is Good for Fox News,” arguing that Republicans’ worst nightmare—the election of a black, Democratic president who listens to the rap music and gives young, female, and non-white Americans hope—was actually a dream come true for Rupert Murdoch’s money-minting, 24-hour news network. Pointing to this illustrative graph, Gawker’s John Cook (who, full disclosure, is my husband) wrote that “the more viewers Fox attracts, the more voters the GOP repels.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
Very nice post!
hop singh

United States

#798941 Nov 8, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
But in 2010, the GOP/Fox News Industrial Complex proved Gawker —and many Democrats who assumed Fox had taken things too far—wrong. With the aid of the Fox-bolstered Tea Party revolution, the Fox-created Socialist-in-Chief, the Fox-aired town hall debacles, and the Fox-supported conspiracy theories of Glenn Beck, Republicans won the House and the narrative. We all gave in and started calling it Obamacare. 2012 looked to be a lost cause.

But Fox overreached. The midterm results told Sean Hannity and Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly that they were doing something right, and so they kept at it. Donald Trump phoned in from Trump HQ daily to inform Greta Van SusterenÂ’s viewers about his heroic quest for the missing birth certificate. Glenn Beck presented his irrefutable evidence that everything is connected and all roads lead to the Jews/Kenya/Cass Sunstein. Beck finally got canned in 2011, but Hannity picked up some of his nut-job slack. The liberals on HannityÂ’s panel got paler and sicklier by design (my theory, at least), and the true-believer conservatives became more insufferably confident and dismissive of any potential Obama revival.

So what does all this delusional thinking have to do with actual voters and their actual votes? As Conor Friedersdorf writes in his very smart Atlantic piece about the failure of the conservative media, it’s “easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber.” As he points out, Fox News and other conservative media are “far more intellectually closed” than, say, NPR. Fox News feeds its viewers a line of bull about the way the world is. Viewers buy this line of bull. Misinformed viewers become misinformed voters. And then misinformed voters are shocked when Obama wins. Hey, I thought everyone hated this guy?(The preceding is a very good reason why liberals should limit their MSNBC viewing, by the way.)

Friedersdorf argues that Fox not only deludes its viewers, but that it is part of a self-deluded system, in which right-wing talk radio and TV pundits like Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt actually also take the bait. They all reinforce each other’s divorce from reality, Friedersdorf suggests, until the whole thing blows up—as it did last night in that crazy MegynCam moment, as the anchor, faced with a raving Karl Rove, walked from the studio to one of the back offices to confront the network’s decision desk over its Ohio call. It was, of course, terrific TV. In our house it played as comedy, but I’m sure Fox’s loyal viewers, still holding out hope of a Romney turnaround, loved the drama of Kelly stalking the hallways, one of the network’s conservative crusaders on the hunt for nebbish number crunchers.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
And another well informative factual post!

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#798942 Nov 8, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>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.
I just don't feel Obama has shown much appetite for any compromise either and it's very important for the president to work with BOTH sides. These past four years, he's shown himself to be 100% partisan with zero desire to work with anyone other than his own slavish followers. I hope since he's received this gift of a second term from the majority of the American people, he will show himself to be a big enough man to work with all. I hope...but will very surprised if he changes any of his divisive attitudes. Maybe he will prove me wrong.
Split Ticket

United States

#798943 Nov 8, 2012
Yay obama win!
hop singh

United States

#798944 Nov 8, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
So is the talent at Fox News made up of true believers or cynical hacks? Most likely, the network—just like the pundit roundtable on air last night—contains some of each. For the ratings whores, it’s likely true that four more years of Obama is exactly what the network needs—but it’s clearly not what’s best for, say, Chris Christie. Fueled by intensity and hatred, Fox thrives as the opposition. The trouble is that for the GOP to survive, Republican candidates eventually have to get votes. When they fail, Fox gets to keep on printing money.

After Karl RoveÂ’s on-air freakout and the aforementioned MegynCam challenge, Fox was forced to acknowledge that Obama had won the damn election. And now what are they left with? A whole lot of viewers who are quite surprised to find that they are once again outnumbered by Americans who actually like better access to health care and donÂ’t all keep Carrie Mathison-style timelines of the Benghazi cables on their living room walls. Now these disappointed souls wonder: Why isnÂ’t the world the way we thought it was Tuesday morning? Just guess where they will turn for the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
This cat is spot on!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#798945 Nov 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
MY POST IS FLAT OUT FACT....Now shut up.....You have been craushed with facts...Stop the lies hitler...
No one knew who attacked us...When the troops took a look around there was only civilians around looking scared....NO ONE TO SHOOT AT BY TIME SMOKE CLEARED....You cant just shoot everyone...
YOU WARMONGER FREAKS WOULD KILL CHILDREN AND INNOSENT PEOPLE??????
September 11, 2012:

"10:05 p.m.(4:05 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Department Operations Center is issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies, including the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. "US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" -- "approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven."

"11 p.m.(5 p.m. ET): Just ahead of the weekly meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa. The president is updated several times throughout the evening."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57544719/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#798947 Nov 8, 2012
Conservatives were at a disadvantage because Romney supporters like Jennifer Rubin and Hugh Hewitt saw it as their duty to spin constantly for their favored candidate rather than being frank about his strengths and weaknesses. What conservative Washington Post readers got, when they traded in Dave Weigel for Rubin, was a lot more hackery and a lot less informed about the presidential election.

Conservatives were at an information disadvantage because so many right-leaning outlets wasted time on stories the rest of America dismissed as nonsense. WorldNetDaily brought you birtherism. Forbes brought you Kenyan anti-colonialism. National Review obsessed about an imaginary rejection of American exceptionalism, misrepresenting an Obama quote in the process, and Andy McCarthy was interviewed widely about his theory that Obama, aka the Drone Warrior in Chief, allied himself with our Islamist enemies in a "Grand Jihad" against America. Seriously?

Conservatives were at a disadvantage because their information elites pandered in the most cynical, self-defeating ways, treating would-be candidates like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain as if they were plausible presidents rather than national jokes who'd lose worse than George McGovern.

How many months were wasted on them?

How many hours of Glenn Beck conspiracy theories did Fox News broadcast to its viewers? How many hours of transparently mindless Sean Hannity content is still broadcast daily? Why don't Americans trust Republicans on foreign policy as they once did? In part because conservatism hasn't grappled with the foreign-policy failures of George W. Bush. A conspiracy of silence surrounds the subject. Romney could neither run on the man's record nor repudiate it. The most damaging Romney gaffe of the campaign, where he talked about how the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes are a lost cause for Republicans? Either he was unaware that many of those people are Republican voters, or was pandering to GOP donors who are misinformed. Either way, bad information within the conservative movement was to blame.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

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