Why do Republicans think the country is divided?
Posted in the Paris Forum
#1 Nov 12, 2012
Republicans have been up in arms over the election results. They have bitched and moaned since.
2012 Obama Romney
Electoral 332 206
Total votes 64,182,364 58,834,168
Percentage 50.6% 47.8%
However in 2004 the Republican party when Bush won with a slightly lesser margine. This was the first time since 1988 that the Republican party won the popular vote. Stop bitching and move on. Many of your own party this week has said that the Republican party is in trouble and out of touch. You lost the Hispanic vote, the Women's vote, the Black vote and gay vote. This demographic isn't going away, they are expanding.
2004 Bush Kerry
Electoral 287 251
Total votes 62,040,610 59,028,444
Percentage 50.7% 48.3%
"The President won an extraordinary victory and we owe him the respect" Newt Gingrich.
#2 Nov 12, 2012
Total votes 64,182,364
Total votes 58,834,168
Total votes 59,028,444
Total votes 62,040,610
#3 Nov 12, 2012
It's only right if it comes out the way they like other wise it upsets Carl Rove and makes him cry. And nobody likes to see fat guys cry
#4 Nov 12, 2012
I have never experienced the hatred in the months before, during or after the election. It's scary. People refuse to agree to disagree and that is why I feel we are so divided. Look at the name calling from both sides it is ridiculous and the bullies from both sides are ridiculous. I'm not a republican though.
#5 Nov 12, 2012
RINOS are killing the GOP,so are the old guard(like rove,mccain,graham,etc)they can spin it any way they want to, they do need to appeal to the groups mentioned but,they didnt get their conservative base motivated because they didnt stick to core principles,these principles also appeal to those groups as well in large enough numbers
#6 Nov 12, 2012
I have experience it before. U may not be old enough to remember1963 and how bad Kennedy was hated in Texas. It's about the same
#7 Nov 12, 2012
The Republicans did cause gridlock when it came to getting work done. It's a know fact that they all got together and decided not to work with the President. No we will see what they are going to do. We will keep record of what they do and come 2014 they will be voted out. They will change their tune and work with the President. They have to.
#8 Nov 12, 2012
1st two years obama had a full democratic house and senate and could not get any thing done-fact i guess that was the republicans fault,no wait i forgot,it was bush's,do you suppose obama is going to blame the president from these last 4 years for all of his failures this time????
#9 Nov 12, 2012
#10 Nov 12, 2012
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#11 Nov 12, 2012
I believe that's when the wall street bail out was passed, the car industry was saved, and what was that other thing? O yea I remember health care was passed. U know , that thing u nut bags were going to repeal when u won the election
#12 Nov 12, 2012
Obama did get a lot done in his first two years. Things he promised. I can name them if you like.
#13 Nov 12, 2012
Voter fraud, will help you understand just wait it's coming!
#14 Nov 12, 2012
Do you think that he'll still be there in 2014?
#15 Nov 12, 2012
Voter fraud? The Republicans this election year has been out of control with voter fraud, voter repression and voter intimidation.
And he will still be President in 2014.
#16 Nov 12, 2012
#1 Apologize to the rest of the world for how awful America is!
#2 Turn his back on Isreal!
#3 Increase the national debt like no other President!
#4 Blame everything on Bush!
#5 Promise to close Gitmo - failing to do so!
#6 Increase the number of American living in poverty!
#7 The first President to violate the War Powers Act!
#8 The first President to require all American to purchase a product from a third party!
#9 First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with cr imi nal convictions.
#10 First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
#11 First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
#12 First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
#13 First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
#14First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
Man, I could just go on and on, he has had a lot of accomplishments.
#17 Nov 12, 2012
Thanks for letting us all know how you really feel about American workers. You Republicans
Wrote-off half of America, just before the big election, was an insanely bold move.
Personally, I did't feel I need some arrogant, rich guy, who had everything handed to him
as a child, telling me to take "personal responsibility" for my life. Most Americans are
hard workers and don't "believe they are victims" or "the government has a responsibility
to care for them." Even IF 47% of Americans don't pay federal income tax, we all pay
taxes. Heck, that minimum-wage, non-benefitted gal flipping burgers at McDonald's pays
a greater percentage of her wages in taxes than Romney or the 53%. Unfortunately, many
Americans have to rely on safety nets at some point. Even Romney's own father was on
welfare., Was he a moocher too? And I'd be careful; the states with the highest
percentage of people not paying income tax are Republican states: Texas, Idaho, Arkansas,
Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. Those are your voters.
I grew up in Paris, and got my first real job at 16, working after school at Bill
Kennedy's Fine Furniture. I have payed into Unemployment Insurance and Social Security
since 1983 and into Medicare. As of 2011, my employers and I have paid $83,971 into
Medicare and $253,224 into Social Security so yes, you are correct, I DO feel "entitled"
to collect a few Social Security checks before I die. This February, I was diagnosed with
cancer and the health care system has made me bankrupt. I may have to go on welfare or
Republicans act like Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance are gifts from
them and their wealthy friends to American workers. You're wrong; they are insurance
policies that we have paid for with lifetimes of hard work. I am offended by your
continual bad-mouthing of American workers and am disgusted by your party's repeated
attempts to destroy our nation's vital safety nets.
Real entitlement programs are ones where beneficiaries do not contribute, like when we
working taxpayers pay bankers hundreds of billions of dollars "interest" on their
reserves, or pay for puffed-up and no-bid government contracts or farm and oil subsidies,
or pay pharmaceutical companies full retail price instead of negotiating discounts,
or "borrow" money from the Federal Reserve bankers instead of our U.S. Treasury, or start
wars to benefit defense contractors, or bail-out bankers, and spend trillions of dollars
buying gutted mortgage packages from banks, brokerage houses, and insurance companies.
We taxpayers are also paying hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare,
subsidies, and tax loopholes.
Twelve U.S. corporations that made a collective $171 billion in profit from 2008 to 2010
got tax refunds of $2.5 billion and received $62.4 billion in subsidies. Why, that's
even better than Romney's tax rate.
Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren stated, "Republicans say they don't believe in
government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their
Economic researcher, James S. Henry adds, "Indeed, if there is a class that is truly
dependent on government subsidies, handouts and protection that it doesn't pay for, it is
this new American aristocracy. We came very close to electing a president whose sole
passion and preoccupation is to serve and defend the interests of this ruling, avaricious,
tax-dodging class." Pssst, Mitt, we are talking about you.
#18 Nov 12, 2012
Sorry for your troubles. I hope things improve for you!
#19 Nov 12, 2012
And just think we'd have all still been a hell of a lot better off with him, then what we got stuck with. I guess ignorance really is blind!
#20 Nov 12, 2012
And just think, we'd all have be a hell of a lot better off with him, then with what we got stuck with.
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