What the 2012 election taught us

What the 2012 election taught us

There are 10317 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#7854 Feb 5, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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those computers were probably programed using a logical statement, "if, then or else" is how we did it in the early days.
ANSI FORTRAN and JCL.))))
Man, are we old.)))))

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7855 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
This is the debate that George Bush should have entertained before the insane Tax Cuts in 2001 and 2003, the Medicare Prescription Plan the Pharmacy Lobbyist crafted, and the two wars, one being,of choice in Iraq.
Before that Bush/Republican spending, mounting national debt was only a myth in America. On the contrary, Bill Clinton was paying debt down and running "Budget Surpluses"
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Yes, Bush spent like a drunken sailor for sure, Obama put it on steroids........Obama is president, so Bush can't stop it. I suggest the man you voted for twice can. Call him, I'm sure he will listen to you. No Benghazi jokes though, he is still touchy.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#7856 Feb 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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ANSI FORTRAN and JCL.))))
Man, are we old.)))))
my first one was a Trash 80, powered by TRS-DOS, I think....
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#7857 Feb 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Bush spent like a drunken sailor for sure, Obama put it on steroids........Obama is president, so Bush can't stop it. I suggest the man you voted for twice can. Call him, I'm sure he will listen to you. No Benghazi jokes though, he is still touchy.
It's simple, pack up the wars, and strip those Bush Taxing policies off of the books.......then Repeal the Prescription Plan, and undo the massive increases in Defense Spending and we're where we were before Bush and the Republicans reeked havoc on America's finances and economy.

It's not rocket science. For crying out loud, how many of the 150 Million in the working population benefit from carried interest deductions in the tax code? The typical American hasn't $2000 in savings, how many benefit from the tax advantage of banking accounts in the Cayman Islands?

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7858 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
It's simple, pack up the wars, and strip those Bush Taxing policies off of the books.......then Repeal the Prescription Plan, and undo the massive increases in Defense Spending and we're where we were before Bush and the Republicans reeked havoc on America's finances and economy.
It's not rocket science. For crying out loud, how many of the 150 Million in the working population benefit from carried interest deductions in the tax code? The typical American hasn't $2000 in savings, how many benefit from the tax advantage of banking accounts in the Cayman Islands?
Yes and the tooty fairy will come and sprinkle enamel on you and you can then fly away to la la land.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#7859 Feb 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and the tooty fairy will come and sprinkle enamel on you and you can then fly away to la la land.
I don't know if you've been paying attention, but the Sequester goes into effect in March, the undoing of the Defense Spending is taking shape. One part of the Bush tax polices, is now history, he's embarking on the other lucrative taxing polices Bush passed now.

Stay tuned....... Congress is eventually going to have to undo that prescription plan, it's to costly and a fools deal.

He's chipping away at the destruction the Republicans reined on America...... ROFLMAO....... That why the People elected him to a second term....

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7862 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Do you or would you accept the concept and idea in America of having a social hierarchy and social inequality?
Those concepts are contradictory to the values which are the foundation of America outlined in the Declarations of Independence and the guiding principles of the U.S Constitution.
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do you think should provide everything for entitlement society or should they work for it what this country was founded on and not on a entitlement society.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7863 Feb 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Bush spent like a drunken sailor for sure, Obama put it on steroids........Obama is president, so Bush can't stop it. I suggest the man you voted for twice can. Call him, I'm sure he will listen to you. No Benghazi jokes though, he is still touchy.
your right Bush spent like a Modern Liberal and expanded the entitlements by 7 trillion dollars(medicare part D) which was added to the federal deficit and considered worst legislation ever by Bruce Bartlett and Bush called it compassinate conservatism besides.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7864 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if you've been paying attention, but the Sequester goes into effect in March, the undoing of the Defense Spending is taking shape. One part of the Bush tax polices, is now history, he's embarking on the other lucrative taxing polices Bush passed now.
Stay tuned....... Congress is eventually going to have to undo that prescription plan, it's to costly and a fools deal.
He's chipping away at the destruction the Republicans reined on America...... ROFLMAO....... That why the People elected him to a second term....
its all in the book called Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy and everything that Bruce Bartlett predicted in 2005 in the book came true in 2008 with all the obligations he created & signed into law like medicare part d besides with no revenues to pay for those obligations which is why the deficit climbed under Obama who inherited a bush economy that was sinking fast.

http://www.cato.org/events/impostor-how-georg...
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#7865 Feb 5, 2013
Let's get this straight:

Waterboarding known terrorist masterminds is evil. Bush should have been tried in international court for crimes against humanity for allowing it.

Blowing up 16-year-olds with drones while pursuing ALLEGED (non-proven) terrorists is cool, smart, perfectly OK. Lord Obama should be given another Nobel Prize for Smartness.

I guess it makes sense. A GOP congressman gets run out of office for texting stuff to his interns, because it was bad.

A Socialist/Democrat president is regarded as a "statesman" and gives speeches at the convention ten years after having his genitalia sucked and ejaculating in the face of a 20-year-old employee. Because it WASN'T bad.

Liberals are idiots.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#7866 Feb 5, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
Let's get this straight:
Waterboarding known terrorist masterminds is evil. Bush should have been tried in international court for crimes against humanity for allowing it.
Blowing up 16-year-olds with drones while pursuing ALLEGED (non-proven) terrorists is cool, smart, perfectly OK. Lord Obama should be given another Nobel Prize for Smartness.
I guess it makes sense. A GOP congressman gets run out of office for texting stuff to his interns, because it was bad.
A Socialist/Democrat president is regarded as a "statesman" and gives speeches at the convention ten years after having his genitalia sucked and ejaculating in the face of a 20-year-old employee. Because it WASN'T bad.
Liberals are idiots.
how do you know if Clinton's hummer was bad or not? Is there a bad hummer?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#7867 Feb 6, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
Let's get this straight:
Waterboarding known terrorist masterminds is evil. Bush should have been tried in international court for crimes against humanity for allowing it.
Blowing up 16-year-olds with drones while pursuing ALLEGED (non-proven) terrorists is cool, smart, perfectly OK. Lord Obama should be given another Nobel Prize for Smartness.
I guess it makes sense. A GOP congressman gets run out of office for texting stuff to his interns, because it was bad.
A Socialist/Democrat president is regarded as a "statesman" and gives speeches at the convention ten years after having his genitalia sucked and ejaculating in the face of a 20-year-old employee. Because it WASN'T bad.
Liberals are idiots.
Don't forget to mention that if you are a Democrat like Barney Frank, you can throw your male page off your New York hotel balcony and run a male prostitution racket out of your home and be Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#7868 Feb 6, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
Let's get this straight:

Waterboarding known terrorist masterminds is evil. Bush should have been tried in international court for crimes against humanity for allowing it.

Blowing up 16-year-olds with drones while pursuing ALLEGED (non-proven) terrorists is cool, smart, perfectly OK. Lord Obama should be given another Nobel Prize for Smartness.

I guess it makes sense. A GOP congressman gets run out of office for texting stuff to his interns, because it was bad.

A Socialist/Democrat president is regarded as a "statesman" and gives speeches at the convention ten years after having his genitalia sucked and ejaculating in the face of a 20-year-old employee. Because it WASN'T bad.

Liberals are idiots.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to fool by their own Liberal Media.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#7869 Feb 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how do you know if Clinton's hummer was bad or not? Is there a bad hummer?
Is that what you care about?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to be fooled by their own Liberal media.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7870 Feb 6, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if you've been paying attention, but the Sequester goes into effect in March, the undoing of the Defense Spending is taking shape. One part of the Bush tax polices, is now history, he's embarking on the other lucrative taxing polices Bush passed now.
Stay tuned....... Congress is eventually going to have to undo that prescription plan, it's to costly and a fools deal.
He's chipping away at the destruction the Republicans reined on America...... ROFLMAO....... That why the People elected him to a second term....
Good, then all those in the defense department that have been sucking up to Obama can share the pain.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#7871 Feb 6, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that what you care about?
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to be fooled by their own Liberal media.
but you're mistaken about me being a liberal. why would i really care one way or another about one of the many presidents who had affairs? why do you care?
Major Repulic-an

United States

#7872 Feb 6, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Turn you rcomputer off, dufus.

And, dufus, you still haven't answered the question. All it takes is to name a source of money.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

All it takes is a simple source of money to answer the question.
Are you this dumb in real life?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#7873 Feb 6, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Hey. Haven't seen your fat ass in a while. How are things going?

Enough jovial greetings. We still have some questions that haven't been answered.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

All it takes is a simple source of money to answer the question.

And, where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the White House watched it on the live video feed the orders came from the White House to the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units to disregard their default orders and hung the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the live video feed?
I see you are still a faux news sheep.

Damn you're an imbecile.
Major Republic-an

United States

#7874 Feb 6, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>You, and everyone who took their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution seriously.
Is the sky falling in your part of town?
Major Republic-an

United States

#7875 Feb 6, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Not only can Americans vote, but in 70 precincts in just the state of Ohio 100 percent of hundreds of thousands of votes went for Obama without one single crackhead or welfare slug or illiterate dropout or drunk wino hitting the wrong button by mistake, and the genetically programmed human instinct of independence for independence's sake which occurs in every human being, but to varying degrees, had been eradicated from the human species and not one single person voted against Obama just to be different.
Yes, people voted.
We still don't know how many voted for whom. And, thanks to computer technology, we'll never know. All we know is there were 70 places in just the state of Ohio where the person who wrote the computer program to steal the votes was so stupid, they wrote a program to steal 100 percent of the vote.
We in fact know who won, convincingly.
I voted early in Ohio and had no problems, as did most in Ohio.
Obama won Ohio because he was the better candidate.

Maybe you and Karl Rove should teach your conservative math to the rest of the lunatic fringe.

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