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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Orangelion

Chester, UK

#807604 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
The GOP might be out of step with some voters, but Mitt Romney was an unusually unpopular party standard-bearer.......
In particular, they are paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much that hurt Republican prospects.
"Romney's favorable ratings were among the lowest recorded for a presidential candidate in the modern era."
Here is what the exit poll found. Mr. Romney's personal image took a hard hit during the primary campaign and remained weak on election day. Just 47% of exit-poll respondents viewed him favorably, compared with 53% for Mr. Obama. Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney's favorable ratings were among the lowest recorded for a presidential candidate in the modern era. A persistent problem was doubt about his empathy with the average voter. By 53% to 43%, exit-poll respondents said that Mr. Obama was more in touch than Mr. Romney with people like themselves.
Surprisingly, Mr. Romney proved unable to exploit Mr. Obama's biggest weakness: the economy. Seventy-six percent of exit-poll respondents rated the national economy "poor" or only "fair," and just 25% said their finances were better off than they were four years ago. Yet voters expressed roughly equal confidence in Mr. Obama's ability to handle the economy (48%) as in Mr. Romney's (49%).
Mr. Romney was hurt by the perception—reinforced by Democratic attack ads and his secretly recorded comments about the "47%"—that he wasn't for the average voter. With 55% of voters in the exit poll saying they think the U.S. economic system favors the wealthy, a large majority believed that Mr. Obama's policies favor the middle class (44%) or the poor (31%). By contrast, 53% thought Mr. Romney's policies would favor the rich.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Obama having strength in empathy? He is only a narcissist, and they can never empathise with anyone.

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#807605 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I asked a good friend, who is the only Democrat in her family how they felt about the election; she said they had not said one word.!!
Perhaps they don't use foul language

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#807606 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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That was brutal! And that tight lipped smile that bordered on a grimace?
Obama's last press conference?

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#807607 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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And who can forget that infectious "laugh"?
Giggles Biden?

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#807609 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I asked a good friend, who is the only Democrat in her family how they felt about the election; she said they had not said one word.!!
Same here Lily. My sister-in-law works with a bunch of Republicans who all through the campaign were certain of a Romney victory. All day every day, "Romney's gonna win". Since the election she says they act like there was no election. Like it never happened. Not a word. Bizarre.

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“I'm here with bells on.”

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#807610 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
Mitt Romney just doesn't get it. He didn't get it when he was campaigning for president and he doesn't get it now.
In his infamous remarks, secretly taped before rich supporters in May, the Republican dismissed 47 percent of American voters who, he said, were people "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them."
Last week, trying to make sense of his defeat to other rich donors in a conference call, he sang the same insulting tune but with different lyrics. The New York Times reported that the nominee said he lost because the Obama campaign had targeted African-Americans, Hispanics and young people for policy gifts. "In each case, they were very generous in what they gave to those groups," he said.
In other words, the moochers were people who could be bought off -- in the case of young women, with free contraceptives under Obamacare; in the case of Latinos, with a proposed immigration reform. Never mind that Mr. Romney also offered gifts -- to military contractors, with no cuts in the Pentagon budget; to the rich, with no rise in their taxes. Never mind that the nominee had gone from moderate to conservative and his flip-flops had rendered him unbelievable.
If Mr. Romney had the personal responsibility he found so lacking in other Americans, he might realize that he simply was a poor candidate and the fault of the loss was entirely his own.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/e...
Estimates indicate most people could have amassed a net worth of $4.8 million dollars by our 40th birthdays if we had simply been cutthroat pricks all our lives...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/high-integri...

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#807611 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Well. Personally I think it was that walk!!
You mean Obama's fruitcake skip and hop up to the podium?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807612 Nov 18, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Conservatives' susceptibility toward "visceral appeal to anxieties and fears" is scientifically proven.
http://host.madison.com/business/biz_beat/biz...
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley essentially confirmed this view with an meta-analysis of scores of academic studies on conservative political attitudes last year. In the study, "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition," the Berkeley researchers found common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include: fear and aggression, dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity, uncertainty avoidance, need for cognitive closure, and terror management that causes conservatives to shun and even punish outsiders and those who threaten the status of their cherished world views. The researchers did half-heartedly assure readers that their findings do not mean that "conservatism is pathological or that conservative beliefs are necessarily false, irrational, or unprincipled."

http://reason.com/archives/2004/10/20/patholo...

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#807613 Nov 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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The company was struggling primarily because of a decrease in sales.
When you work for a company whose products aren't as popular or profitable anymore, you have to take what they can offer.
The Bakers' Union thought they could squeeze blood out of a turnip.
Union wages and pension costs also led to Hostess' unprofitable cost structure.
Employees who made the dough were earning $17 an hour. That's a lot of dough for making dough.
Oh wow,$2.00 more an hour than you. Did you read the part about the CEO raise? 300%?

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#807614 Nov 18, 2012
Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Giggles Biden?
Nostrilis Waxturd?

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Orangelion

Chester, UK

#807615 Nov 18, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Romney invested in McDonald's because he hates black people and he wants them to get fat and die. It's rumored that their "free drink refills" was all his idea.
No its not. It isn't just black people relying on McDonalds.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#807616 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Same here Lily. My sister-in-law works with a bunch of Republicans who all through the campaign were certain of a Romney victory. All day every day, "Romney's gonna win". Since the election she says they act like there was no election. Like it never happened. Not a word. Bizarre.
Like they got sucker punched!!

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4Mitt

Wheaton, IL

#807617 Nov 18, 2012
Reality setting in...we lost! What the hell happened?

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#807618 Nov 18, 2012
carol wrote:
A Few Forgotten Facts
1. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, 2000 years before the rise of Islam.
2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967 two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
(Very important: The term "Palestine" only materialized after the Russians coined the term in the 1960s.)
3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for 1000 years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than 22 years.
5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital.
6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.
7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.
8. Arab refugees were intentionally not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people's lands.
9. The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority.
10. Of the 175 UN Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.
11. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.
http://www.targetofopportunity.com/palestinia...
#8 is worth reading again.
Carol is peddling her sad bag of lies again. She said;

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967 two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
(Very important: The term "Palestine" only materialized after the Russians coined the term in the 1960s.)

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Yet the PAlestinian Mandate, run by Great Britain, began after the First World War, in 1922.

""The British Mandate for Palestine, or simply the Mandate for Palestine, was a legal commission for the administration of the territory that had formerly constituted the Ottoman Sanjaks of Nablus, Acre, the Southern portion of the Beirut Vilayet, and the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, prior to the Armistice of Mudros. The draft of the Mandate was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on 24 July 1922, amended via the 16 September 1922 Transjordan memorandum and which came into effect on 29 September 1923 following the ratification of the Treaty of Lausanne. The mandate ended at midnight on 14 May 1948.""

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So much for your lies that the name Palestine originated in the 1960's.

There are very old Ottoman maps, from the 17th Century, that identify the land that Israel stole as Palestine.

You are nothing but a liar, you find wacko religious sites that tell lies about the history of Palestine.

Now would you like to discuss the Zionist terrorists, who killed British soldiers?? Terrorists like David Ben Gurion, whose group blew up hotels, etc.

""Actions were carried out by individuals and Jewish paramilitary groups such as the Irgun, the Lehi, the Haganah and the Palmach as part of a conflict between Zionists, British authorities, and resident Arabs, regarding land, immigration, and Jewish national aspirations.

British soldiers and officials, United Nations personnel, Palestinian Arab fighters and civilians, and Jewish fighters and civilians were targets or victims of these actions. Domestic, commercial, and government property, infrastructure, and material were also attacked.""

You just make stuff up, you little fraud!!

And most of it is based on lies.

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OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#807619 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Well then spend yer millions and sell yer mansion now, give yer millions to them while yer still alive ya dummy!!
Our country always let estates pass $600,000 tax free. Always. That is 98% of all estates in the USA! Then the righty dorkkkks raised it to a million.That was 99%! Then they took away all taxes on any amount.

They want those billionaires to be the richest forever.

Yeah: 18 year olds need a Bentley. Permanent richest class. America said no. Give it out or donate it now.

Changes are coming: for the better!

(Don't worry: your million will still pass tax free matineze!!! And old goober dippppschitttt!!)

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RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#807620 Nov 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Aren't you the one who said men don't have holes?
lily is a man hole , a blackman hole.

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Orangelion

Chester, UK

#807621 Nov 18, 2012
yepperz wrote:
Mitt Romney made several big gaffes during the presidential campaign, but the biggest by far was his assertion to a room full of rich donors that 47% of Americans refuse to take responsibility for themselves.
As even conservatives quickly pointed out, the half of the country that Romney was referring to--those who don't pay federal income taxes--includes tens of millions of dedicated professionals who pay other taxes and perform services and make things that everyone in this country needs.
The remarks on the conference call reveal three things about Romney, two of which we already knew:
He tailors his remarks to what he thinks the people he's talking to want to hear.
(There's nothing inherently wrong with this. Most good salespeople do it. But it's certainly valid to ask what these salespeople actually believe, and in the case of Romney, we still haven't gotten a clear answer. It's also strange that Romney hasn't learned by now that when you say anything in the context of a presidential campaign, you're talking to the whole country.)
He really doesn't have much respect for people who aren't rich — or, at least, for those who accept any sort of government services, benefits, or help.
Perhaps this is a common view of those in Romney's social circles. If so, it reflects the worldview that Republicans seem desperate to cling to, that the world is made up of "makers" and "takers" and that only the former deserve any respect. The wholesale embrace of this view would be more understandable if so many Romney voters weren't — in the Republican definition — in the "taker" category.
He's a sore loser.
Romney's remarks on the call actually provided a very clear explanation of why he lost. The explanation just doesn't happen to be the one he gave.
(He lost, it seems safe to say, because he doesn't understand or care about the circumstances of most people in this country. You can argue about the effectiveness of social and poverty programs, civil rights laws, and other attributes of a progressive, modern society, but viewing all these things as "gifts" is deeply polarizing at best.)
Romney's concession speech on election night was gracious. Too bad he didn't stop with that one.
http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-obama-w...
Romney actually does show concern for people on some form of benefits or healthcare from the goverment. As he started his own healthcare called Romney care informally. It is simply the fascist groups who in fact are relying on the goverment to support them while they dump their trash on society.

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#807622 Nov 18, 2012
carol wrote:
Almost everyone asked about the Republicans' election drubbing this year seems to agree that an update is necessary for a party that appears to be running years behind Democrats in adapting to rapidly changing campaigns and an evolving electorate.
http://news.msn.com/politics/republicans-gop-...
Interpretation: Almost everyone asked about the Republicans' election drubbing this year seems to agree that an update is necessary for a party that appears to be running years behind Democrats in smear tactics, spreading outright falsehoods and intentionally dividing the electorate.
People tend to forget that if the election had been held before Hurricane Sandy, the outcome might have been a lot different. Romney lost his momentum while Obama could look presidential in the spotlight.
Obama was losing in the polls and his approval rating didn't improve until after the Hurricane.
Pretty much.
Funny how your party's new leaders disagree with you.

Guys like Rubio, Christie, Jindal.

There was never a chance that Rmoney would win, in spite of your airhead attempts to spin it so. He never had momentum, that was a FAUX set of lies.

Obama was ahead in all realistic polls. Not a single poll from right wing sites was close to accurate. Yet Nate Silver predicted the outcome, almost perfectly, weeks before Sandy came ashore.

You watch FAUX, which was proven to be dead wrong.

Yet you cling to the lies, as the main part of your Party walks away from your ignorance.

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Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#807623 Nov 18, 2012
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Good mornin blockhead buddy!
Me's liking the way a hillbilly who plays in the woods like you starts off with "One Million Strong Against Mitt Romney ".
The Dementia thing really has a hold of you Old Goober!
The fact is 58 million people voted for Romney and Obama has less people vote for him this time, hehe!
The Hostess story sounds like Obama was the CEO. Obama is still nothing more than a mall time Chicago punk, propped up by communists in the media and the communist Democrat Party.
Poor people like you get off on stories where they talk about wealthy people. Bottom line is the greedy Democrats/Union priced themselves out of a job. If I was Hostess, I'd just reopen in a red state with right to work laws.
You communist/socialist Democrats are just a party/mindset the self inflicts doom.
See ya, old dummy.
Afternoon moron.
Looks like you lemmings haven't learned anything from the ass-whipping. That had to hurt when you woke up Nov 7 and realized that Rove, Limbaugh and all your other heros at FOX News had been lying to you. Don't feel too bad, there are dumber people than you. That idiot Allen West still thinks he won even after the state of Florida certified the results! You morons on the right live in a fantasy world, much like your silly avatar.
Anyway glad to see you and your multiple log-in personalities back. Its fun to watch you losers whine.

Heheheheh.

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#807624 Nov 18, 2012
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The Palestinians supported by Hamas cause trouble wherever they go.
It was Hamas who started firing rockets into Tel Aviv. Why didn't you tell THEM to stop?
Palestinians went to Lebanon in the 1970s to launch attacks on northern Israel and airplane hijacking campaigns worldwide. Palestinians were fighting the Lebanonese at the same time they were launching attacks against Israel. Following the Lebanonese War, Palestinians in Lebanon lost their fight there too.
Even after the Israeli-Palestinian peace process led to the Oslo Accords in 1993 allowing the PLO to relocate to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it had significant opposition among radical Islamic elements such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who immediately initiated a campaign of attacks targeting Israelis.
In 1969 alone, the PLO was responsible for hijacking 82 planes.
They murdered 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games.
Nobody wants this rag tag group of violent people. Not even their own. Jordon didn't want them either. Look up Black September.
They won't be happy until they kill every Jew in Israel.
They kill innocents in the name of hating Israel.
And you're blaming Israel??
Israel stole their land.

What would you do if someone stole your land??

You're a liar and a fool if you believe the Zionist lies.

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