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.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#4942 Dec 4, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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But the liberals still think Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction!!!
They did a good job lying to liberals!!!
We, conservatives, knew better!!!
When Iraq was our allied we gave them to him, so we knew he had them, Duh!!!
The liberal media lied about Bush and liberals are easy to fool.
If you work from home, stay there. The Loon Squad is canvassing the neighborhood.

Since: Aug 11

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#4943 Dec 4, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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Nice to see what you think of the Soldiers that served in WWII and lived through the depression. The rest of us consider them the "World's Greatest Generation."
Liberals depend on the government?
Those Soldiers came home and put the Fairness Doctrine into effect in the late 40s because they saw the evil radio and TV could do in the hands of the wrong people.
They integrated the military.
They passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
They brought us Affirmative Action.
They brought us Medicare.
They brought us Medicaid.
And now you are going to pretend they were conservative instead of liberals.
Nice to see what you think of them.
Big difference in Social & Economical Ideaology during FDR'w time they believed in working for something vs today they dont believe in having to work for it, that is the difference.
GhostofRaygun

Rochester, KY

#4945 Dec 4, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
The one inherent vise of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the only inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
More Trickle Down Crap? If it's so shared then why in the past 30 years has the top gained 387% income and the middle class gained 18%? If it's so shared why 30 years ago was the CEOs pay 23 times more than the worker and today the CEOs pay is an average of almost 400 times more than that of the worker? If it's so shared why do most millionaires and billionaires like Romney pay a tax rate less than the average middle class worker?
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#4946 Dec 4, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Big difference in Social & Economical Ideaology during FDR'w time they believed in working for something vs today they dont believe in having to work for it, that is the difference.
Unfortunately those like okb2 believe that success is predicated by luck

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#4947 Dec 4, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
The one inherent vise of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the only inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Right, Capitalism places the Individual first before Society were as Socialism places Society before the Individual as seen here in the United States.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#4948 Dec 4, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>More Trickle Down Crap? If it's so shared then why in the past 30 years has the top gained 387% income and the middle class gained 18%? If it's so shared why 30 years ago was the CEOs pay 23 times more than the worker and today the CEOs pay is an average of almost 400 times more than that of the worker? If it's so shared why do most millionaires and billionaires like Romney pay a tax rate less than the average middle class worker?
Reading comprehension not your strong suit?

"Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings"
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#4949 Dec 4, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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Are you an idiot?
Even if the rich save all his money in the bank Capitalism still benefits everyone!!!
Are you high on glue? Please explain how the rich keeping all of their money in the bank (and therefore out of circulation) benefits everyone. I would f*cking LOVE to hear this! Here's your proverbial "rope"; now let's see you hang yourself.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4950 Dec 4, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Right, Capitalism places the Individual first before Society were as Socialism places Society before the Individual as seen here in the United States.
where has true capitalism ever worked?
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#4951 Dec 4, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>where has true capitalism ever worked?
True capitalism never has been implemented. True, unfettered capitalism would inevitably devour it's weak. The economically weak would either starve to death with "honor", or they would rise up and kill the "ruling" class if they had that option.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#4952 Dec 4, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Right, Capitalism places the Individual first before Society were as Socialism places Society before the Individual as seen here in the United States.
Tell me what freedoms you lost.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#4953 Dec 4, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Big difference in Social & Economical Ideaology during FDR'w time they believed in working for something vs today they dont believe in having to work for it, that is the difference.
Total bullshit. People still want to earn their way today. It's just getting harder and harder to attain the most basic, simple goals. They keep pushing that carrot further and further away.
Hibernian

Middletown, CT

#4954 Dec 4, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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Total bullshit. People still want to earn their way today. It's just getting harder and harder to attain the most basic, simple goals. They keep pushing that carrot further and further away.
Yes, your post is total BS. It's getting easier and easier to sit on your ass and watch your big screen, call your buds on your Obama phone, and trade some food stamps for legal weed.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#4955 Dec 4, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>where has true capitalism ever worked?
Right here in the USA for the last 200 yrs

Oh I must have forgot, You are a victim
Hibernian

Middletown, CT

#4956 Dec 4, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me what freedoms you lost.
Want to start with the Patriot Act?
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#4957 Dec 4, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
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Yes, your post is total BS. It's getting easier and easier to sit on your ass and watch your big screen, call your buds on your Obama phone, and trade some food stamps for legal weed.
Yeah, that's what I do... idiot.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#4958 Dec 4, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
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Want to start with the Patriot Act?
Did that disrupt your freedom to wear car bombs?

Interesting, or clueless, that you credit Obama for the Patriot Act, that was signed into law by George W. Bush.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#4959 Dec 4, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
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Want to start with the Patriot Act?
The patriot act... wasn't that designed by a republican and passed by another republican?
Hibernian

Middletown, CT

#4960 Dec 4, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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Yeah, that's what I do... idiot.
Hey, you were the one who posted the virtues of being a parasite earlier today, not me, idiot.

Besides, I obviously didn't mean you personally because I don't know you.

That said, you cannot honestly deny the truths I posted, and there's NO WAY people have the pride and integrity today that people had 60-70 years ago, especially concerning work and employment habits.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#4961 Dec 4, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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The patriot act... wasn't that designed by a republican and passed by another republican?
See above.

Since: Aug 11

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#4962 Dec 4, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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Total bullshit. People still want to earn their way today. It's just getting harder and harder to attain the most basic, simple goals. They keep pushing that carrot further and further away.
not total Bullshit at all, go to Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, and I could keep going and show you and so could Bill Cosby.

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