What the 2012 election taught us

Nov 6, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 10,324

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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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#2 Nov 6, 2012
That America IS Left of Center.

The political theater is over. It was well scripted.

Maybe in 4 more years the GOP will put a REAL conservative up for a change.

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#3 Nov 6, 2012
What the 2012 elections taught us is that Mitt Romney was absolutely correct:

47 percent of this nation is looking for government handouts, and will vote to keep them. So until the government runs out of our money, and the 47 percent are then left to fend for themselves without their government stipend, nothing will change in Washington, D.C.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#4 Nov 6, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
What the 2012 elections taught us is that Mitt Romney was absolutely correct:
47 percent of this nation is looking for government handouts, and will vote to keep them. So until the government runs out of our money, and the 47 percent are then left to fend for themselves without their government stipend, nothing will change in Washington, D.C.
“Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you’re gonna say something that doesn’t come out right,” Romney said in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.“In this case I said something that’s just completely wrong.”
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 6, 2012
“He glosses over and doesn’t even tell the truth.… Here is a guy who is the ultimate flip-flopper running for president, and he’s attacking me for not being principled? That doesn’t wash.”
~Rick Santorum, campaign event in Tennessee, February 2012
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 6, 2012
What the 2012 election taught us....

....that RINOs will vote for ANYONE with an (R) next to their name and millions of dollars. ANYONE. Even the founder of government healthcare.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#8 Nov 6, 2012
What the 2012 election taught us....

...that America IS the greatest nation in the world. Keep moving forward America!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#9 Nov 6, 2012
President Obama WON again by the GRACE of GOD!!!!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Nov 6, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
What the 2012 elections taught us is that Mitt Romney was absolutely correct:
47 percent of this nation is looking for government handouts, and will vote to keep them. So until the government runs out of our money, and the 47 percent are then left to fend for themselves without their government stipend, nothing will change in Washington, D.C.
I guess you aren't a BELIEVER in the GRACE of GOD.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#11 Nov 6, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
What the 2012 elections taught us is that Mitt Romney was absolutely correct:
47 percent of this nation is looking for government handouts, and will vote to keep them. So until the government runs out of our money, and the 47 percent are then left to fend for themselves without their government stipend, nothing will change in Washington, D.C.
....except that Romney signed a pledge to Grover Norquist not to raise taxes. So the 47% would have remained non-tax paying unless he broke his promise to Grover Norquist. Probably wouldn't have had that problem with Ron Paul though. Romney was not the answer to your phony outrage.

Want to change Washington? Nominate a true conservative next time. Ron Paul was there all the time. YOU ARE part of the problem you complain about. Did you vote for Gary Johnson? I didn't think so.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#12 Nov 6, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
What the 2012 election taught us....
....that RINOs will vote for ANYONE with an (R) next to their name and millions of dollars. ANYONE. Even the founder of government healthcare.
I was surprised at how evangelicals were so quick to dump the Holy Bible for the Book of Mormon. It must have been about the money. Chaa ching!

Let's not be a nation of Mammonites and followers of cults.

God Bless America!
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#13 Nov 6, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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I was surprised at how evangelicals were so quick to dump the Holy Bible for the Book of Mormon. It must have been about the money. Chaa ching!
Let's not be a nation of Mammonites and followers of cults.
God Bless America!
Mitt Romney didn't lose today. In fact...the exact opposite: Mormon Accomplished! Even Bill Graham and son have converted!
cjrian

Denver, CO

#15 Nov 6, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
President Obama WON again by the GRACE of GOD!!!!
That wasn't God

Unless, of course, God is angry

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#16 Nov 6, 2012
It taught us that Republicans aka dirty liars will not be tolerated in America...
Bobby Tumlinson

Llano, TX

#18 Nov 6, 2012
That apparently there are only two types of people in our country. Republicans who are aggressive with their lives and show it through their hard work. And Democrats who are apathetic and show it through receiving massive amounts of handouts.
Since obviously there has never, ever been a Republican who needed help and taken welfare or a Democrat who has held down a steady job and paid his/her taxes to be used at the discretion of their government!
Geesh...get.over.it!
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Dearborn, MI

#19 Nov 6, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
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Mitt Romney didn't lose today. In fact...the exact opposite: Mormon Accomplished! Even Bill Graham and son have converted!
How true. Maybe God is Mormon after all. I'm so confused.
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Dearborn, MI

#20 Nov 6, 2012
cjrian wrote:
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That wasn't God
Unless, of course, God is angry
Clearly God is angry with those who didn't vote for President Obama, but God still loves you. In the end, He gave you 4 MORE YEARS of President Obama.
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Dearborn, MI

#21 Nov 6, 2012
snapcracklepop wrote:
It taught us that Republicans aka dirty liars will not be tolerated in America...
Yeah, lying was NOT a good strategy.
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Dearborn, MI

#22 Nov 6, 2012
Bobby Tumlinson wrote:
That apparently there are only two types of people in our country. Republicans who are aggressive with their lives and show it through their hard work. And Democrats who are apathetic and show it through receiving massive amounts of handouts.
Since obviously there has never, ever been a Republican who needed help and taken welfare or a Democrat who has held down a steady job and paid his/her taxes to be used at the discretion of their government!
Geesh...get.over.it!
But, Rmoney hasn't worked in years. How did apathy get President Obama elected? How did hard work fail Rmoney? That makes no sense.
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Dearborn, MI

#23 Nov 6, 2012
Bobby Tumlinson wrote:
Since obviously there has never, ever been a Republican who needed help and taken welfare or a Democrat who has held down a steady job and paid his/her taxes to be used at the discretion of their government!
Geesh...get.over.it!
But, Paul Ryan was on welfare and Warren Buffett works and pays taxes. Do you always speak in absolute falsehoods?

Please, the election is OVER. Stop LYING.
Bobby Tumlinson

Llano, TX

#26 Nov 6, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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But, Rmoney hasn't worked in years. How did apathy get President Obama elected? How did hard work fail Rmoney? That makes no sense.
Did you read the second part? I though a sarcastic undertone would have been inferred.
Obviously it's a ridiculous notion to believe either statement would be an accurate portrayal of the whole, on either side of the aisle.

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