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.

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

Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2795 Nov 21, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Why is that...I thought everyone is equal...are you saying they need special treatment ? sounds like it ....
If we deny minorities loans and access to banking services based solely on the color of their skin does that sound like equal treatment to you?

In America we conducted business in that fashion longer than we have has laws extending equal access to banking services for minorities and still took their deposits and tax money to guarantee funds in citizens banking accounts. Investing their funds in communities other than those the minorities lived in, does that sound fair if we are talking about fair. 100
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2796 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
If we deny minorities loans and access to banking services based solely on the color of their skin does that sound like equal treatment to you?
In America we conducted business in that fashion longer than we have has laws extending equal access to banking services for minorities and still took their deposits and tax money to guarantee funds in citizens banking accounts. Investing their funds in communities other than those the minorities lived in, does that sound fair if we are talking about fair. 100
Are you going to state on the record, that minorities don't get special treatment ,on business loans ...especially SBA loans....you need to check your facts.....because you are talking out your ass...
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2797 Nov 21, 2012
So tell me Webster....what caused the housing bubble???...lets see if you can get that one rite ...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#2798 Nov 21, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you want to be controlled by the government?
Why?
Why do you simply like to be controlled by others?

Why?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#2799 Nov 21, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope!
You are so ignorant it is scary!!!
That is why Obama won because of idiots like you!!!
Forcing banks to sell mortgages to minorities because of "fairness" under threats of discrimination law suits is NOT capitalism but forced socialism!!!
Read GLB and get back to me. 1,100 should be fun son... especially with your ignorance.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#2800 Nov 21, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
So tell me Webster....what caused the housing bubble???...lets see if you can get that one rite ...
Capitalism did.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2801 Nov 21, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to state on the record, that minorities don't get special treatment ,on business loans ...especially SBA loans....you need to check your facts.....because you are talking out your ass...
Racial discrimination in Banking has been historical proven and deal with by the Courts and various Presidential administrations in America.

Why else do you think there were laws created to combat racial discrimination in Banking in the United States to protect minority access to funds and opportunity.

How old are you?
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2802 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Racial discrimination in Banking has been historical proven and deal with by the Courts and various Presidential administrations in America.
Why else do you think there were laws created to combat racial discrimination in Banking in the United States to protect minority access to funds and opportunity.
How old are you?
Ok dipsh*t let's see if we can explain this to where you can understand.....(doubtful) First your butt buddy Barney Franks Was the head of the housing committee ??? Right or wrong ??? next the committee put pressure on the banks to cut leniency to minorities ??? Right or wrong ??? Loans were given to people that could not afford the houses they were approved !!!! next, these are some facts ,individuals that were making less then $35,000 a year were getting approved on houses up to but not limited to $400,000. dollars... Tell me wizard ,where the problem was ??? Maybe Freddie or Fanny ???They could barely afford the interest payments alone...so if you wanna point a finger, lets start there....
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2803 Nov 21, 2012
That is the Stooge version.

Barney Frank had not before 2007 been a committee chair in the house for over 10 years, the Republicans had a Majority in the House for 12 years before the 2007 mid terms.

You are telling us that in the 12 consecutive years the Republicans were in the Majority in the House of Representative they could not produce legislation to correct any perceived wrongs they may have identified?

That is stooge reasoning. Had you learned American Government and it's functions from Stooges? Sure sounds like you had.

You should be humiliated to spout openly such nonsense and consider yourself an America Adult informed on American Government.

How old are you?
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Ok dipsh*t let's see if we can explain this to where you can understand.....(doubtful) First your butt buddy Barney Franks Was the head of the housing committee ??? Right or wrong ??? next the committee put pressure on the banks to cut leniency to minorities ??? Right or wrong ??? Loans were given to people that could not afford the houses they were approved !!!! next, these are some facts ,individuals that were making less then $35,000 a year were getting approved on houses up to but not limited to $400,000. dollars... Tell me wizard ,where the problem was ??? Maybe Freddie or Fanny ???They could barely afford the interest payments alone...so if you wanna point a finger, lets start there....
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2804 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
That is the Stooge version.
Barney Frank had not before 2007 been a committee chair in the house for over 10 years, the Republicans had a Majority in the House for 12 years before the 2007 mid terms.
You are telling us that in the 12 consecutive years the Republicans were in the Majority in the House of Representative they could not produce legislation to correct any perceived wrongs they may have identified?
That is stooge reasoning. Had you learned American Government and it's functions from Stooges? Sure sounds like you had.
You should be humiliated to spout openly such nonsense and consider yourself an America Adult informed on American Government.
How old are you?
<quoted text>
Your facts are about as unclear as your words, are all people in your state as ignorant as you....and I'm old enough to be your daddy ....however I'm sure ,If you know who your daddy is, he disowned your sorry ass long ago...I wouldn't claim your sorry ,liberal ass either...
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2805 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
That is the Stooge version.
Barney Frank had not before 2007 been a committee chair in the house for over 10 years, the Republicans had a Majority in the House for 12 years before the 2007 mid terms.
You are telling us that in the 12 consecutive years the Republicans were in the Majority in the House of Representative they could not produce legislation to correct any perceived wrongs they may have identified?
That is stooge reasoning. Had you learned American Government and it's functions from Stooges? Sure sounds like you had.
You should be humiliated to spout openly such nonsense and consider yourself an America Adult informed on American Government.
How old are you?
<quoted text>
I am pro life,However I would have made an exception on abortion in your case....

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#2806 Nov 21, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs
About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs.$92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006.
http://thinkbynumbers.org/government-spending...
The government doesn't spend one dime on corporate welfare. Give me one instance of the government sending a check to a corporation.
Corporations benefit all of us, how do welfare, food stamp receivers, section 8 moochers, etc. benefit us?

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#2807 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Federal Money guarantees Banks depositors savings up to $250K, so forcing minorities to pay into the pool of money that guarantees your deposit is Fascism.
Or do you believe in taking minority tax money and their deposits and giving the money to me to invest other places outside of their communities?
idiotic sophistry, again. No minorities' money is taken and given to anyone else. try again with another lie.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2808 Nov 21, 2012
More Stooge incoherent rambling. If you have nothing to say it's best to just shut up and not disgrace yourself.
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Your facts are about as unclear as your words, are all people in your state as ignorant as you....and I'm old enough to be your daddy ....however I'm sure ,If you know who your daddy is, he disowned your sorry ass long ago...I wouldn't claim your sorry ,liberal ass either...

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#2809 Nov 21, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Bruce Bartlett, a highly respected Republican economist and an alumnus of the Reagan White House Wrote a book accusing Bush of Bankrupting the United States.
Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy
http://www.conservativebookservice.com/produc...
No one has ever heard of this book. anyone can write a book, lunatics do it all the time. And BTW Dingus, Bush isn't the pres. and hasn't been for 4 years.

i do fault Bush for being not conservative enough, probably because he's a nice guy and didn't want to be accused of being uncaring for the poor, ie. welfare mooching non producers.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2810 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
The government doesn't spend one dime on corporate welfare. Give me one instance of the government sending a check to a corporation.
Corporations benefit all of us, how do welfare, food stamp receivers, section 8 moochers, etc. benefit us?
Sure they do, what do you think the Farm Bill Spending supports?
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2811 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
idiotic sophistry, again. No minorities' money is taken and given to anyone else. try again with another lie.
Sure we used to fleece minorities out of their money through the banking system. Someone that can't balance a personal check book would not understand the sophisticated methods used.

During Apartheid, we often stole the savings of minorities, Black, Asian, South Pacificans and Native Alaskans alike. That's the reason for the CRA.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2812 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
No one has ever heard of this book. anyone can write a book, lunatics do it all the time. And BTW Dingus, Bush isn't the pres. and hasn't been for 4 years.
i do fault Bush for being not conservative enough, probably because he's a nice guy and didn't want to be accused of being uncaring for the poor, ie. welfare mooching non producers.
Bush was very caring to the poor, It was Bush who extend the Food Stamp spending through the 2002 and 2007 Farm Bill, where Food Stamp spending is allocated.

He paved the path and increased the rolls of those receiving Food Stamps to over 30 Milllion, double the 15 Million Obama is credited.

Only those who have no idea about how government works wouldn't know. The Farm Bill only comes out for negotiation every 5 years. The 2012 Bill hasn't been finalized just yet it's delayed in Congress. I expect it before the New Year, that corporate pork in the bill is needed by the Corporate Farm industry.
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2813 Nov 21, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
More Stooge incoherent rambling. If you have nothing to say it's best to just shut up and not disgrace yourself.
<quoted text>
OMG we have a Genius among us..... Eric you should run for something ,Maybe be the head of the Cockbitedicklick.org ....you say you own a business, pretty sure you couldn't run your finger in your ass ,much less a company
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2814 Nov 21, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
idiotic sophistry, again. No minorities' money is taken and given to anyone else. try again with another lie.
Where do you think the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation receives their funding from to insure commercial bank deposits? That's taxpayer funds.

Commercial Banks on their own merits wouldn't survive with out Government backing. A Society can't get any more socialist than the FDIC

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