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.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#2630 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Van Jones just said there is NO cliff, that is a fantasy!!!

Since all liberals believe Van Jones then all liberals are ignorant!!!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#2631 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/...
"Obama signs bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts for two more years."

Why did Obama extended tax cut for the rich?

Silence again...
Make money

United States

#2632 Nov 20, 2012
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Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#2633 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think 4 trillion debt is "unpatriotic" Yes or Nor?
The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.
Yes and that makes both Bush and Obama equally unpatriotic, and so does this tea party that wants to spend $4 trillion every year on them getting social security and Medicare and not chipping in with some cuts. That is also unpatriotic.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#2634 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Van Jones just said there is NO cliff, that is a fantasy!!!
Since all liberals believe Van Jones then all liberals are ignorant!!!
Look how Glenn Beck was talking so badly about Van Jones and now he works on CNN and Beck is banned from television forever for being insane.

Since: Aug 11

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#2635 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Anonymous is ignoring the 2010 shellacking!!!
Silence on his part!
that is because Democrats voted and acted like republicans and got replaced with republicans.

Since: Aug 11

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#2636 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
"Obama signs bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts for two more years."
Why did Obama extended tax cut for the rich?
Silence again...
because of Republicans would stall everything if he didnt besides understand how congress is involved in economical activity under the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act.

Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Employment_...

Since: Aug 11

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#2637 Nov 20, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and that makes both Bush and Obama equally unpatriotic, and so does this tea party that wants to spend $4 trillion every year on them getting social security and Medicare and not chipping in with some cuts. That is also unpatriotic.
especially Bush.

Medicare expansion: Why the new "prescription drug benefit" may be the worst legislation in U.S. history, and will cost the nation vast sums it can't afford

How the Medicare drug benefit will inevitably lead to higher taxes and price controls that will reduce the supply of new life-saving drugs

Why the chief "beneficiaries" of the drug benefit will not be hard-pressed seniors, but big corporations

Why the Bush tax cuts have accomplished relatively little economically. Why many of its provisions are the tax-equivalent of pork-barrel spending -- costing revenue while doing little or nothing to increase economic growth or improve the structure of the tax system

Why Bush may ultimately be responsible for the largest tax increase in history, as the inevitable result of his policies -- though it may not come on his watch

Why the inevitable tax increase will probably a European-style value-added tax (VAT)

How the Administration's policies are developed with little analysis or forethought, then rammed through a compliant Congress -- leading to both economic and political mistakes that could have been avoided

Why the Bush White House has the worst record on free trade since Herbert Hoover

Why Clinton was actually better on the budget than Bush -- vetoing bills because they cost too much (Bush hasn't vetoed a single one) and significantly reducing overall government spending (Bush has massively increased it)

The Regulatory President: how, after promising to roll back Clinton's regulatory excesses, Bush has sacrificed principle to politics and allowed regulation to flourish

Why Bush's policies have far more in common with Nixon's than Reagan's -- especially in his failed attempts to woo moderates by enacting liberal programs (like Medicare expansion) that harmed the economy and GOP fortunes

Why, thanks to the Bush economic policies, Republicans are likely to suffer significant losses in 2006 mid-term elections -- and possibly the Presidency in 2008

Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy

http://www.conservativebookservice.com/produc...

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2638 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
How much will Obamacare will cost in lost jobs in the long run?
It already had!!!
Olive Garden to fire all employees and hire them back as PART-TIMERS, because of Obamacare!!!
Republicans predicted with 100% accuracy the mortgage meltdown, and it did happened as predicted, now we predict Obamacare will increase unemployment to 14%.
Republicans are the experts on finances!!!
Where is your budget, why had the democrats not passed a budget in three years?
Why?
Let's hear the silence!!!
Except for 18 months, Republicans were in charge of Congress for 12 straight years. Six of those years they had a Republican President.

Now you are telling us that the Republican new the housing crisis was coming and did nothing to stop it?

WOW! What an admission.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#2639 Nov 20, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL...I see you and that other moron "Yeah" think partisan stonewalling is something that started two years ago. Dopes.
To a liberal, non partisan meetings and votes means our way or the highway. If you dare show them the error of their ways, you are racist or a birther.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#2640 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Except for 18 months, Republicans were in charge of Congress for 12 straight years. Six of those years they had a Republican President.
Now you are telling us that the Republican new the housing crisis was coming and did nothing to stop it?
WOW! What an admission.
Well tell us, how long has your OUJI Board been cracked?

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#2641 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
Our economc problems stem from corporate and executive greed. The government is guilty ONLY from a lack of proper oversight and regulation which the Republican Party ran away from ......again.

What did we learn from the election? The Republican Party can run from science, economics and common sense. But they can't run long.
Obama was president last four years!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#2642 Nov 20, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and that makes both Bush and Obama equally unpatriotic, and so does this tea party that wants to spend $4 trillion every year on them getting social security and Medicare and not chipping in with some cuts. That is also unpatriotic.
Can we opt out of your Social Security theft?

We know how to make money in real investments instead of social programs!

Ask Romney!

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#2643 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
"Muslims do not try to draw or depict Allah in any way, according to Islamic belief it could lead to idol worship. Instead, they focus on His 99 attributes/names that are stated in the Quran, the holy book of the Muslims"
One of the 99 manes is: DECEIVER, dude!!!
Deceiver: deceive[ dih-seev ]
verb (used with object)
1. to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising the destroyer as a freighter.
2. to be unfaithful to (one's spouse or lover).
3. to while away (time).
Base on the Bible and common sense Satan IS the deceiver.
And Lucifer was God's favorite amongst the angles. So are you saying that God got deceived by Lucifer? And if God is all powerful and all knowing, then that would mean God knew He was going to be deceived and allowed it to happen, but for what purpose?

I know you are phobic about Islam and for that I am sorry for you. They aren't all bad. Here's a little tid bit for you to mull over. Do you realize that God is the main cause of most of the wars that have plagued the earth?

Do you realize that if Christians on the Crusades had left the Muslim nations alone and tried not to 'cleanse the heathens' that we probably would be in this mess we are in today?
giggle!

Farmington, MO

#2644 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
[QUOTE who="giggle! "]<quoted text>HS!! ROTFLMFAO!!!
That's the best thing I've read in, maybe my whole life!!

Just because you read some Christian junk science book, does not bequeath unto you a "physics degree".

Let's be honest, without spell check, physics would be beyond your ability to type, let alone have a basic understanding of."

It is a fact there are more space dimentions than you can see!!!

The problem is that people like you will never believe unless they see it, but science already proven they are real!!!

So science prices that the invisible dimentions are real, where the electrons play, and God has access to it by default.

Any one can fit inside three dimentions but there are at least ten!!!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/imaginin...

String theorists are betting that extra dimensions do indeed exist; in fact, the equations that describe superstring theory require a universe with no fewer than 10 dimensions. But even physicists who spend all day thinking about extra spatial dimensions have a hard time describing what they might look like or how we apparently feeble-minded humans might approach an understanding of them. That's always been the case, and perhaps always will be.
Feeble minded, is trying to turn the possible existence of multiple dimensions into some sort of proof of the existence of a divine being.

Is it not possible for things to exist outside human understanding, without a supernatural force being involved?

You have applied theology to science in a way, to say they are incapable of coexisting without intermingling.

There is a reason that one is based on faith, an one is based on observable results and provable theory.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2645 Nov 20, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
What do we call the 4 years Oblamer embraced and advanced the Bush tax cuts?
It was two years, and we refer to that as Economic Terrorism as in Hostage Taking.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2646 Nov 20, 2012
Aside from the fact Papa Johns is a crap product that can't compete with the Mom and Pop local Pizza Parlors, he's wasting time he can forgo supplying health care benefits and save money paying the $2000 /fine yearly on each employee.

I think he's talking Chit....
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
UPDATE I: John Schnatter, Papa John’s CEO, Says he will likely have to raise costs and cut employee hours because of Obamacare.
A day after Barack Obama earned a second term in the White House, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter said the president’s signature health-care reform law would increase his business costs and possibly result in employees’ hours being cut.
Schnatter, a part-time Naples resident, made the comments Wednesday night inside a small auditorium at Edison State College’s Collier County campus. In August, he made national headlines after telling shareholders the Affordable Care Act — commonly known as Obamacare — would result in a 10- to 14-cent increase for customers buying a pizza.
“I got in a bunch of trouble for this,” he told the students.“That’s what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people know what they’re going to pay for this.”

Since: Aug 11

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#2647 Nov 20, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Can we opt out of your Social Security theft?
We know how to make money in real investments instead of social programs!
Ask Romney!
I totally agree, everybody should be able to opt out of the Social Security Scam after the SCOTUS ruled in 1960 in case of Fleming v. Nestor, that Individuals have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and Congress can be cut or even eliminated Social Security Benefits at any time regardless of an Individual's Contribution since there is no Property Rights to Social Security because Social Secuirty is based on a Tax and it is treated as any other Tax by the Federal Government collected by the US Treasury and the Federal Government is allowed to spend the Social Security Tax as Congress wishes too, another example of the US based on Socialism.


Is There a Right to Social Security?

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#2648 Nov 20, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I totally agree, everybody should be able to opt out of the Social Security Scam after the SCOTUS ruled in 1960 in case of Fleming v. Nestor, that Individuals have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and Congress can be cut or even eliminated Social Security Benefits at any time regardless of an Individual's Contribution since there is no Property Rights to Social Security because Social Secuirty is based on a Tax and it is treated as any other Tax by the Federal Government collected by the US Treasury and the Federal Government is allowed to spend the Social Security Tax as Congress wishes too, another example of the US based on Socialism.
Is There a Right to Social Security?
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...
But then when they froivilousoy waste their money away and are old and broke, we have to pay for them anyway as wem as a society, have already decided we do not let people die on teh curb of the ER or just because they are poor.

pay now with a well tougght out program or pay more later...
D Up

United States

#2649 Nov 20, 2012
After spending $6 Billion all we got was the same old. Seems to me we could have spent $1 Billion and spent the other $5 Billion to save Twinkees.

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