What the 2012 election taught us

What the 2012 election taught us

There are 10313 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 6, 2012, titled What the 2012 election taught us. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

We've been scouring the data for clues as to what we should learn from what happened tonight as President Obama relatively easily claimed a second term.

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“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#3026 Nov 23, 2012
Hostess Bakery is a prime example. of Union corruption.

18,000 people lose their jobs because of idiot union leaders

Since: Nov 12

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#3027 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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If the GOP want the poor to become rich why do the GOp types always ship the jobs to COMMIE china????
Your a moron. The GOP want the rich to be rich and the rest of us to be slaves/....LIKE IN COMMIE CHINA.
LOL..."GOP types"?

Your claim that "The GOP want the rich to be rich and the rest of us to be slaves" proves yet again you're a slave to leftist propaganda.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#3028 Nov 23, 2012
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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Fabulously put comment! Hostess Bakery is a prime example.
The mentality of people who would so easily put 15,000 people out-of-work rather than giving up unrealistic profits and executive raises/bonuses is inconceivable. In this case, greed definitely won out over decency.
Apparently, the American way is to allow those with a financial advantage free reign to deprive others; but anybody else... class warfare. Supporters of that concept are either irrevocable hypocrites to the worst imaginable degree or they are just too ignorant to realize who's really sucking the life out of our economy. I don't know which is worse... THAT hypocritical or THAT ignorant.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#3029 Nov 23, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Hostess Bakery is a prime example. of Union corruption.
18,000 people lose their jobs because of idiot union leaders
It's always the unions with you isn't it? You're such a f*cking shill.

Since: Nov 12

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#3030 Nov 23, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Hostess Bakery is a prime example. of Union corruption.
18,000 people lose their jobs because of idiot union leaders
Unions served a very useful purpose in their hay day.

Pensions (aka "income security") are draining city and state budgets and will be responsible for $551 BILLION federal spending in 2013.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...

The UAW was bailed out because it's an extremely powerful union. If car companies were owned and run by "evil corporations", the outcome would have been much different.

Since: Nov 12

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#3031 Nov 23, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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Apparently, the American way is to allow those with a financial advantage free reign to deprive others
This country "those with a financial advantage free reign to deprive others?" Really?

Your source for this, um, bold claim? Maybe some examples of this deprivation?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3032 Nov 23, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>know it wasnt, have ever heard of Feudalism.
Feudalism
Feudalism was a set of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries, which, broadly defined, was a system for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feudalism
lol! Excellent!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3033 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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The majority who voted for Obama did so because his administration has successfully pitted Americans against each other.
There has NEVER anything approaching the current level of animosity of class vs class, race vs race.
Obama, the great divider.
lol! Son, you people being the instigators would clearly need the other side to fight with.

The rest of us would rather push along improving America.

Since: Nov 12

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#3034 Nov 23, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Son, you people being the instigators would clearly need the other side to fight with.
The rest of us would rather push along improving America.
Your instigator claim is laughably false, the rest, just your usual BS. Besides, only an America-hating socialist would say increasing food stamp and safety net use is improving America.

Since: Aug 11

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#3035 Nov 23, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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First mistake is using Feudalism, if he's going to insist Capitalism has been around since the beginning of time, he's not going to have any knowledge of Feudal Lords, and Feudalism.
So he's not going to understand the societal hierarchy of Surfs, Serfdom and Peasants that came with that entire System.
I agree they dont have a understanding that Fuedalism was before Capitalism and that and in a Fuedalist Society the Store owners were actually considered the Capitalist within Fuedalism.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#3036 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Unions served a very useful purpose in their hay day.
Pensions (aka "income security") are draining city and state budgets and will be responsible for $551 BILLION federal spending in 2013.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...
The UAW was bailed out because it's an extremely powerful union. If car companies were owned and run by "evil corporations", the outcome would have been much different.
Yep! Unions have ran their coarse in the USA
Union Membership Rate Fell Again in 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/business/un...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3037 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Your instigator claim is laughably false, the rest, just your usual BS. Besides, only an America-hating socialist would say increasing food stamp and safety net use is improving America.
lol! And yet, you continue to push your hate upon others because it better makes your personal case.

Son, you're so ludicrous and don't even know it!

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#3038 Nov 23, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And yet, you continue to push your hate upon others because it better makes your personal case.
LOL! You couldn't point out a post where I'm 'pushing my hate on others' if your life depended on it.

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#3039 Nov 23, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I agree they dont have a understanding that Fuedalism was before Capitalism and that and in a Fuedalist Society the Store owners were actually considered the Capitalist within Fuedalism.
More like no one cares. Capitalism (under many names) and corporations have been around for centuries.

Remember your orders, komrade! Move on! Forward! LOL
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3040 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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LOL! You couldn't point out a post where I'm 'pushing my hate on others' if your life depended on it.
lol! Not to your standards my little hitler-ite.

Just to normal people!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3041 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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More like no one cares. Capitalism (under many names) and corporations have been around for centuries.
Remember your orders, komrade! Move on! Forward! LOL
lol! I know son.

Cons like to more backwards!
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#3042 Nov 23, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
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Yep! Unions have ran their coarse in the USA
Union Membership Rate Fell Again in 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/business/un...
I was a union member for 30 years, it did some good, and some bad. There is a place for unions, but not in the public sector. I got out of the union when THEY started screwing me and my fellow workers. The unions of today are run by the crime families and only want more and more power at the expense of the country and the people. Think of Hostess. Power corrupts, and total power corrupts totally. Look at Obama.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#3043 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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This country "those with a financial advantage free reign to deprive others?" Really?
Your source for this, um, bold claim? Maybe some examples of this deprivation?
First of all... It was a facetious statement aimed at the mentality of a certain group who have a tendency to believe they represent to majority.

As far as the "those with a financial advantage free reign to deprive others" part goes... I would say the financial sector debacles that culminated in '08 are a good example of people using their financial leverage to take advantage and thus deprive people. They may not have set out with the express goal of depriving people per se, but anybody with any amount of logic could have foreseen that the result would have been just that. Other examples of useless lazy rich people depriving others would be the numerous people that game the market for profit... eg: energy companies, spot market investors who deliberately buy large quantities of oil and sit on it to drive prices up so they can cash in. You might call that "capitalism", but it is based on neither hard work, nor ingenuity... the two supposed "bedrocks" of our so-called "free enterprise" system.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#3044 Nov 23, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
<quoted text>I was a union member for 30 years, it did some good, and some bad. There is a place for unions, but not in the public sector. I got out of the union when THEY started screwing me and my fellow workers. The unions of today are run by the crime families and only want more and more power at the expense of the country and the people. Think of Hostess. Power corrupts, and total power corrupts totally. Look at Obama.
Amen Bro

Since: Aug 11

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#3045 Nov 23, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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More like no one cares. Capitalism (under many names) and corporations have been around for centuries.
Remember your orders, komrade! Move on! Forward! LOL
LMAO!!!

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