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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Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#2581 Nov 20, 2012
A Nnoyed wrote:
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No, right.
The US has woken up and it's Euro Socialist.
And it's bankrupt like most of Europe.
Welcome to Utopia. All of the benefits and none of the responsibility. Just the small matter of the bill.
But who cares about that. The next generation can worry about that.
Gimme-gimme-gimme mine
So how would it have been better if we simply gave all our money to the rich? We would still be without jobs; with less chance of getting one. The US economy would be going the route of Somalia. Our infrastructure would crumble. The US would be engaged in more wars, probably nuclear wars. We do have a responsibility to prevent people like Romney from having power.

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#2582 Nov 20, 2012
Brad wrote:
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What do we call the 4 years Oblamer embraced and advanced the Bush tax cuts?
having to compromise with the Republicans to get any legistlation passed which I agree should have vetoed but the Republicans would have created nothing but gridlock.

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#2583 Nov 20, 2012
Brad wrote:
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What do we call the 4 years Oblamer embraced and advanced the Bush tax cuts?
Good one!!!

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#2584 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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Bush was not 100% conservative and committed the capital sin: negotiated with liberals!
right, he was Pseudo Liberal and he called this direction Conservatism was taking Compassinate Conservatism.

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#2586 Nov 20, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
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Move Forward
No, I refuse to bow down to you thieving, submissive Socialists.

Now, back to the point of my post which you conveniently ignored.

In his own words, Obama is "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic" for doing exactly what he accused Bush of doing.

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#2587 Nov 20, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>The total debt from all of the presidents is $16 trillion. Obama himself did not run up $16 trillion. Bush ran up $5 trillion, so the total was $11 when Obama took office, he ran up another $5, for a total of $16 from all of the presidents.
Correct - Bush,$5 trillion in 8 years. Way, WAY too much.

Obama,$5 trillion in less than 4 years. In his own words: "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic."

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#2588 Nov 20, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>having to compromise with the Republicans to get any legistlation passed which I agree should have vetoed but the Republicans would have created nothing but gridlock.
I suppose you're going to claim had the roles been reversed the dems would be falling over themselves to work with the GOP?

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#2589 Nov 20, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree...all this false blame for Obama and the deficit,
I know, right!!! How dare they blame Obama for anything? It's obvious the poor guy is in way over his head! What do you expect from a lowly "community organizer"? Geez.

False blame...LMAO

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#2590 Nov 20, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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So how would it have been better if we simply gave all our money to the rich? We would still be without jobs; with less chance of getting one. The US economy would be going the route of Somalia. Our infrastructure would crumble. The US would be engaged in more wars, probably nuclear wars. We do have a responsibility to prevent people like Romney from having power.
Your post makes ZERO sense.

Our economy IS in trouble. The term "fiscal cliff" ring a bell?

Our infrastructure IS crumbling, or maybe you've been under a rock during the storms of the past 14 months?

Your nuclear war claim is fear mongering at best, delusional at worst.

Our responsibility is to hire a confident, capable leader, not a spineless socialist whose heroes are Communists and Marxists.

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#2593 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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I suppose you're going to claim had the roles been reversed the dems would be falling over themselves to work with the GOP?
you know it yourself, I remember when the Republicans made the Bush Tax part of legistion and was the only way to get votes needed to pass the other legistlation.

Obama signs bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts for two more years

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

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#2594 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Correct - Bush,$5 trillion in 8 years. Way, WAY too much.
Obama,$5 trillion in less than 4 years. In his own words: "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic."
Your Bush total, is missing the costs for both wars....
Cowboy Up

Albuquerque, NM

#2595 Nov 20, 2012
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.Two centuries ago, a somewhat obscure Scotsman named Tytler made this profound observation:

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#2596 Nov 20, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>you know it yourself, I remember when the Republicans made the Bush Tax part of legistion and was the only way to get votes needed to pass the other legistlation.
Obama signs bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts for two more years
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
"Voting is the best revenge." - Barack Hussein Obama

"Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable" - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Yeah, the dems really sound like they'd cooperate.

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#2597 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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"Voting is the best revenge." - Barack Hussein Obama
"Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable" - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Yeah, the dems really sound like they'd cooperate.
The Democrats were playing the play from the Republican Handbook and it bit them in the azz.
Mitch McConnell: Our Top Political Priority over the next two years should be deny President Obama a Second Term.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#2598 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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"Voting is the best revenge." - Barack Hussein Obama
"Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable" - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Yeah, the dems really sound like they'd cooperate.
lol! What's the matter son? It took 2 years for non cons to learn how cons do things.

They made the rules. Non cons simply upped the ante.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#2603 Nov 20, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
Stupidity.
Teabaggers wouldn't extend unemployment benefits for Americans without extending tax cuts.
They wouldn't have needed them if it weren't for George in the first place.
Hypocrite.

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#2604 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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"Voting is the best revenge." - Barack Hussein Obama
"Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable" - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Yeah, the dems really sound like they'd cooperate.
They learned from the last two years of House republicans.....

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#2605 Nov 20, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>The Democrats were playing the play from the Republican Handbook
BS.

You're just another Obama lackey who refuses to accept blame for anything. Neither party will work with the other.

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#2606 Nov 20, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>They learned from the last two years of House republicans.....
LOL...I see you and that other moron "Yeah" think partisan stonewalling is something that started two years ago. Dopes.

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#2607 Nov 20, 2012
Marco Rubio 2016!

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