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.

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#2938 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha,,,you two but buddies got what you wanted, now you can feel the outcome....
what that Romney flip flopped and lost the election.
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2939 Nov 22, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I would say your getting Ridiculous, the proof is in the your post.
In the your post ????? you are about as sharp as a marble ,good God
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#2940 Nov 22, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>what that Romney flip flopped and lost the election.
Are you from Hawaii too ????

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#2941 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>In the your post ????? you are about as sharp as a marble ,good God
hell of alot sharper.

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#2942 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Are you from Hawaii too ????
nope.
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#2945 Nov 22, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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That's not true
Source: Harvard Business School

Title: It Came in the First Ships: Capitalism in America

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/0896.html

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Since: Oct 08

Edgware, UK

#2946 Nov 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>Medicare, Social Security and military spending make up 80 percent of the federal budget. In 5 more years just Medicare and social security will be using up 97 percent of the federal budget, so those who do not want any cuts to SS and Medicare, will support cuts to military spending because that's where most all of the money is going. Our number one biggest spending items are:
Number One - Medicare/Medicaid
Number Two - Social Security
Number Three - Defense.
Okay, you don't want any cuts to any of those three things, you can't make any spending cuts. So why say you want spending cuts??
YOu all had better support the EPA because fracking for natural gas causes more air pollution than all vehicles combined, and it dumps so much toxins into the ocean and fresh water, that due to fracking the entire world water supply is about to be totally toxic. So yes, I am more concerned about having a big EPA than I am about having another oil war because cheap oil has run out. NO, I don't want to invade Iran for their oil and start WWIII. I would rather spend money finding out how to take those chemicals out of the ocean so it doesn't end up in our fresh water and soil and food.
Don't know what source you used for your figures, but they are not correct. The biggest single budget item for the US government last year was defence (or defense as you guys spell it). It made up 24% of spending, whilst health care was 22%.

Here's a link, not only giving current budget figures, but also projections for the next 5 years:
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/budget_pi...

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Edgware, UK

#2947 Nov 22, 2012
Correction, this year.

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#2948 Nov 22, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Don't know what source you used for your figures, but they are not correct. The biggest single budget item for the US government last year was defence (or defense as you guys spell it). It made up 24% of spending, whilst health care was 22%.
Here's a link, not only giving current budget figures, but also projections for the next 5 years:
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/budget_pi...
Fact: we spend more than we take in. How much longer can that last?

The paltry sum that will be raised from "taxing the rich" may make the Obama democrats happy, but it will accomplish little more than that.
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Edgware, UK

#2950 Nov 22, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Fact: we spend more than we take in. How much longer can that last?
The paltry sum that will be raised from "taxing the rich" may make the Obama democrats happy, but it will accomplish little more than that.
In you jump. sticking in your lack of substantiated comments to deflect from any serious discussion. Run along now.
Imhotep

United States

#2951 Nov 23, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>I just told you dipsh*t...we won't win again until all your policies work and the country falls,and we can start over.....like I said the beggars and handout cronies have past the 50% mark...we cannot possibly out vote you guys ..we know that.....Its the same thing that happened in Europe....
You have defined yourself as vulgar, insulting, with a limited capacity to engage in intelligent discourse .

You offer no cohesion of thought.
No opposing documented view.

Each post reflects a deficit in character. A absence of principal, a juvenile response.

Summation: child, throwing tantrum due to total inability to sustain a lucid argument. Resorts to insults, a clear indication of desperation.

I refuse to argue with idiots, they reduce me to their level then beat me with experience.
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#2952 Nov 23, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>thats right, "He who does not work does not eat" has been going on since LONG before Captain John Smith and that is what Karl Marx's said and why he didnt have to right nothing about Socialism it naturally exist even in Nature with wild animals.
Yeah, but there's a big difference between the amount of work a tribal nomadic person or an animal in the wild does for food and the amount a modern civilized person does. Man averaged maybe an hour or two of work a day to feed himself back when we were foragers... before other people began skimming off the top (first the managerial class and later the gov't... now both). Contrary to the lie we've all been fed, tribal man was not in a state of anxiety and fear of starvation. That's just something they tell you to keep you in full support of this megalomaniacal system. Food was plentiful. It was only when we developed "civilization" and started locking the food up and making people work for what was free for the rest of the animal kingdom that people began to become ridden with anxiety. We have more anxiety and uncertainty now than we EVER did as tribal nomads. Of course our system has created 7 billion people... far too many to be supported by foraging now so we're stuck with it. However, we're NOT stuck with our mentality. If we are going to survive as a species, we're going to have to reconcile with that. If we don't, sooner or later we are going to extinct ourselves.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#2953 Nov 23, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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You, or your news source is lying. Your information is completely wrong.
The basic reality is that in America, your philosophy, and political ideas are considered Anti-American. You've been rejected.
Obama Wins 8 of 10 Wealthiest Counties in US
By Paul Toscano | CNBC Wed, Nov 7, 2012 11:50 AM EST
In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation's 10 wealthiest counties.
And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote,
All the weathy in the US couldn't have put Obama back in office. Tell me who else votes for Obama and why?

Since: Mar 11

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#2954 Nov 23, 2012
Some Random Dude wrote:
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Yeah, but there's a big difference between the amount of work a tribal nomadic person or an animal in the wild does for food and the amount a modern civilized person does. Man averaged maybe an hour or two of work a day to feed himself back when we were foragers... before other people began skimming off the top (first the managerial class and later the gov't... now both). Contrary to the lie we've all been fed, tribal man was not in a state of anxiety and fear of starvation. That's just something they tell you to keep you in full support of this megalomaniacal system. Food was plentiful. It was only when we developed "civilization" and started locking the food up and making people work for what was free for the rest of the animal kingdom that people began to become ridden with anxiety. We have more anxiety and uncertainty now than we EVER did as tribal nomads. Of course our system has created 7 billion people... far too many to be supported by foraging now so we're stuck with it. However, we're NOT stuck with our mentality. If we are going to survive as a species, we're going to have to reconcile with that. If we don't, sooner or later we are going to extinct ourselves.
where did you invent that hour or two a day for a foragger to provide his sustenance? fantasy...

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#2955 Nov 23, 2012
One thing, whites are rabidly, er, rapidly, becoming the minority. Even a little foam around my mouth.

The nations next President will likely be latino.

Black, latino, Asian, will take over Congress in 2014 and 2016.

A new reconstruction era is fiercely underway.

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#2956 Nov 23, 2012
gossamer wrote:
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All the weathy in the US couldn't have put Obama back in office. Tell me who else votes for Obama and why?
Majority of the American electorate....probably because he doesn't lie to them as easily as the republicans.....
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#2957 Nov 23, 2012
Bad case of Romnesia wrote:
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You're actually dumber than Sarah Palin.
This comming from Joe Biden 'we didn't know they needed help'. Hahahaha.
well

United States

#2958 Nov 23, 2012
Obama WON. Look at all the wasted time and rhetoric spent out here arguing on this rag...lolol. Nothing gets done politically on topix!! TALK IS CHEAP.

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#2959 Nov 23, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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In you jump. sticking in your lack of substantiated comments to deflect from any serious discussion.
LOL!

Translation: You have nothing to refute my factual statement so the insults fly.

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#2960 Nov 23, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
One thing, whites are rabidly, er, rapidly, becoming the minority. Even a little foam around my mouth.
The nations next President will likely be latino.
Black, latino, Asian, will take over Congress in 2014 and 2016.
A new reconstruction era is fiercely underway.
LOL! Good one!

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