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John Nichols: Overwhelming Obama Victory Not Just a Mandate for the President, but for Progressives

There are 300 comments on the Democracy Now story from Nov 8, 2012, titled John Nichols: Overwhelming Obama Victory Not Just a Mandate for the President, but for Progressives. In it, Democracy Now reports that:

With President Obama scoring a decisive re-election and progressive-backed ballot measures and candidates faring generally well nationwide, journalist John Nichols argues that the 2012 election provided not just a mandate for the Obama administration and the Democrats, but for progressive policies.

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sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#216 Nov 11, 2012
i eat conservative crapola wrote:
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As soon as boner's teabooger-taliban grows a pair.


You like Boehner's boner? pervert
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#219 Nov 11, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Obama won by a 100+ electoral margin. That's called winning by a landslide.
Liberal agendas won also. See: Gay marriage, decriminalization of weed, more female congresswomen.
Tea Baggers lost big. See Allen West, Joe Walsh, Todd Akin... bla bla bla!!!!
LOL!
And total number of Senators and Congressmen remian about the same for the Republicans.
Fact remains Congress can and will stop Obama anytime they want to and cantreat him like a joke anytime they want to.
The Democratic victory is about as big a victory as the Japanese won at the Coral Seas, Or King Pyrrhus at Heraclea and Asculum. but they dont teach

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#220 Nov 11, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> And total number of Senators and Congressmen remian about the same for the Republicans.
WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Obama 332
Draft Dodger 206

Republicans have done nothing for two years.

If they do nothing for two more months, they will be looking for new jobs in 2014.
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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#222 Nov 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Obama 332
Draft Dodger 206
Republicans have done nothing for two years.
If they do nothing for two more months, they will be looking for new jobs in 2014.
no no cupcake. We have Biden and Obama for the next two years. Since they can't run again, they will destroy themselves before the 2014 election. You can fools some of the people some of the time, all the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time.

case in point.........Obama Admin Rolling Out 68 New Regulations/Notices Per Day...
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#223 Nov 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Your predictions hold as much water as your panty liner.

hahahahahahahahahaha
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Hypoluxo Fl

#225 Nov 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>no no cupcake. We have Biden and Obama for the next two years. Since they can't run again, they will destroy themselves before the 2014 election. You can fools some of the people some of the time, all the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time.
case in point.........Obama Admin Rolling Out 68 New Regulations/Notices Per Day...
case in point...
You're still rolling out your irrelevent loser DUMBOSPAM.

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#226 Nov 12, 2012
Here something, China is set to overtake the USA in 2016 and History will record who was president when the USA fell to second place
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/11/0...

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#227 Nov 12, 2012
californio wrote:
Here something, China is set to overtake the USA
Sure it is.

And the sky is falling!

You should pack your bags and leave.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#228 Nov 12, 2012
Romney got 57.6 Million Votes, some .4 Million less than McCain got n 2008. There were 119 Million Votes cast, Romney got 48% of all the votes Cast,

Obama won with 61.8 Million Votes, or 52% of the Votes Cast,

In the electoral college that measures up to 233 to 206, a Electoral College Landslide.

The Republicans control the house after loosing seats in the House and Senate, because of redistricting preformed by the Republicans. I doubt if they protect the tax rates for the Wealthy at the expense of the American Middle Class if that's going to be enough to save their House Majority at the mid term.

What half didn't bother to vote? The Republicans got 400,000 less votes in 2012 than they got in 2008, and 2008 was the most participated election in America's History.

Obama got 4.8 Million less votes than 2008 and still won in a convincing victory.

Which half of the Country didn't vote? Looks like all the Republicans came to the polls, and that's just wasn't good enough to over come the thorough rejections of the Republican Political Ideas by America.
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Yep, that why Republicans are still firmly in control of the House, no change in the Senate and Obama huge landslide was 50% to 49% with half the country not even bothering to vote.. How many Republicans congressmen are in districts won by Obama? Not many so most are in no danger of losing to a Democrat.
And as for the Senate here a list of the Senate seats up for grabs in 2014. Which ones do you think Democrats have a chance to grab next election? Republicans have a very good chance in Alaska, Arkansas Louisiana, Montana and North Carolina. Only Maine, in my opinion and that held by a Democrat wanna be not a real Republican.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Se...
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#229 Nov 12, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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This bullshit story has been circulating for months. In reality you are probably a loser sitting in his mom's basement!
I have a black and white dog named Obama. He crapped on my new Persian rug that I just had imported from Benghazi. He was mad because I ran out of his treats and hadn't gotten back from the store yet with his two favorites, Guinness and termites on a stick. After he realized what he had done, he tried to cover the mess up with his toys and a pillow and whatever he could find. But it still stunk to high heaven. Now there is nothing to do but uncover it, deal with it, and punish that bad dog. My house is painted White. I cannot allow him back in it after what he did. BAD DOG. Where's my newspaper?
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#230 Nov 12, 2012
You guys better stop allowing Karl Rove, and Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the Conservative Entertainment Network lead you around with fibs, and distortions.

They were telling you Romney was all but certain to win in with a 52% Landslide Election. They are telling you guys a lot that isn't true, as a result now your hearts are broken and their pockets are fatter.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#231 Nov 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>no no cupcake. We have Biden and Obama for the next two years. Since they can't run again, they will destroy themselves before the 2014 election. You can fools some of the people some of the time, all the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time.
case in point.........Obama Admin Rolling Out 68 New Regulations/Notices Per Day...
Karl Rove is going to swindle Big Shot Republicans who think they can purchase democracy in America again. He seems to fool all of the people that support the GOP all of the time, and Rush Limbaugh and the entire Conservative Entertainment Network are all Masters of deception.
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Chicopee

United States

#233 Nov 12, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You guys better stop allowing Karl Rove, and Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the Conservative Entertainment Network lead you around with fibs, and distortions.
They were telling you Romney was all but certain to win in with a 52% Landslide Election. They are telling you guys a lot that isn't true, as a result now your hearts are broken and their pockets are fatter.
I didn''t know Karl Rove had a news program.
Rush Limbaugh has a radio program...but I'm pretty sure he doesn't have over 57 million listeners.
Our President also told us a lot that isn't true, but some of you completely give him a pass on that.
Lying is only wrong when the other side of the aisle does it.
Hearts are broken? It was an election, my good man. Not a love affair...well, for most of us, anyway.

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#234 Nov 12, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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I didn''t know Karl Rove had a news program..
I guess you allow yourself the right to jump to conclusions.

Karl Rove most certainly had a program- to suck up as much protein shake he could get out of the Koch Brothers and the twenty or so other billionaires- and we can see he came in second place; I guarantee he's hitting them up for money right now saying if he only had a few more million he would have come out on top... you know with what'shis face, and the ryan other guy.
Chicopee

United States

#235 Nov 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I guess you allow yourself the right to jump to conclusions.
Karl Rove most certainly had a program- to suck up as much protein shake he could get out of the Koch Brothers and the twenty or so other billionaires- and we can see he came in second place; I guarantee he's hitting them up for money right now saying if he only had a few more million he would have come out on top... you know with what'shis face, and the ryan other guy.
I said I didn't know that Karl Rove had a NEWS program.
I know it's irrelevent to you...you'll parse any and all comments for a chance to spew more pointless vitriole. It seems you've simply got nothing better to do with your time.
Billy Ringo

United States

#236 Nov 13, 2012
nobama wrote:
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Listen again. The popular vote was really close. That means that about half of American people wanted Obama, and half wanted Romney.
It was not a landslide.
The 2008 election was closer than this one. The old dude, despite having been saddled with the Palin idiot on his ticket, received more votes than Etchy -

Any way you slice it, or dice it - or flip flop and flip flop ir -Etchy and The Rethugs received an azz whupping of epic proportions.

IT'S A SLAM DUNK !!
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#237 Nov 13, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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The 2008 election was closer than this one. The old dude, despite having been saddled with the Palin idiot on his ticket, received more votes than Etchy -
Any way you slice it, or dice it - or flip flop and flip flop ir -Etchy and The Rethugs received an azz whupping of epic proportions.
IT'S A SLAM DUNK !!
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!
It is going to be a pleasure watching America die and be reborn as a nazi state. Partially there now. Because then , the totally useless will be deprived or exterminated and fools like you who think something for nothing in a world that has much suffering is owing to the fringe using the flaws of everyone else against themselves. Obama is just a bit faster then Romney. Both are war mongers.And are only President if backed by the elitists.
Billy Ringo

United States

#238 Nov 13, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> It is going to be a pleasure watching America die and be reborn as a nazi state. Partially there now. Because then , the totally useless will be deprived or exterminated and fools like you who think something for nothing in a world that has much suffering is owing to the fringe using the flaws of everyone else against themselves. Obama is just a bit faster then Romney. Both are war mongers.And are only President if backed by the elitists.
hu?

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#239 Nov 13, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I guess you allow yourself the right to jump to conclusions.
Karl Rove most certainly had a program- to suck up as much protein shake he could get out of the Koch Brothers and the twenty or so other billionaires- and we can see he came in second place; I guarantee he's hitting them up for money right now saying if he only had a few more million he would have come out on top... you know with what'shis face, and the ryan other guy.
Soros/Hollywood billions = philanthropists, Koch brothers/"twenty or so other billionaires" = Evil.

Union money used to promote the democrat agenda = good.

Corporate money used to promote GOP agenda = evil.

Typical liberal hypocrite.

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#240 Nov 13, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Soros/Hollywood billions = philanthropists
Adelson =$100+ billion
Koch Bros =$60+ billion

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