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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Hibernian

Cromwell, CT

#5472 Dec 11, 2012
TruthHere wrote:
<quoted text>Not possible. You haven't read all the Repub post? No Repub has ever been on food stamps. They are all millionaires and we Dems are trying to take their money.
No, you're wrong. Most everyone, despite what they write anonymously, know both parties are guilty as charged.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#5473 Dec 12, 2012
The 2012 election showed up the American public is ahead of our politicians when it comes to things like legalizing weed and gay marriage, two issues that are increasing headed towards full legalization nationwide. And yet politicians in the US treat these issues like they are still and issue when in reality most Americans are for these things.

US politicians are elected to representative the people but nowadays they do anything but representative the people. US politicians do representative the interests of big business.
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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#5475 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
<quoted text>
How much Haliburton made is not relevant.
It's nothing more than the Communist Jones and you parasites wanting to punish the successful by taking their profits and redistributing it to those that aren't.
Who would be next? Exxon? Microsoft? McDonalds?
lol! Ah! Cons just love nepotism when they can run the scam!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#5476 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
Hmm, you libs think it's time I hide some of my money and jump on that food stamp gravy train?
Oh, SNAP!
lol! I think you should jump countries son!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#5477 Dec 12, 2012
TruthHere wrote:
<quoted text>Not possible. You haven't read all the Repub post? No Repub has ever been on food stamps. They are all millionaires and we Dems are trying to take their money.
lol! So true! Their "benefits" are called different names.

One is "corporate welfare."

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#5478 Dec 12, 2012
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>
The power of redirection...
Yes, you got both sides.
Hibernian

Cromwell, CT

#5479 Dec 12, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Ah! Cons just love nepotism when they can run the scam!
Scam? Oh, you mean like democrats, unions and, ahem, dues? Or maybe democrats, unions, and pensions?
Hibernian

Cromwell, CT

#5480 Dec 12, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I think you should jump countries son!
Sure, just as soon as you jump off a cliff (real, not a fabricated fiscal one).

Since: Feb 11

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#5481 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I see the R, so what?
Quit your whining and your tantrums and blaming the Democrats for tea baggers losing the election- particularly among women.

Since: Feb 11

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#5482 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
What, are you shocked that someone would call out a member of their own party?
Short term memory loss?

You don't remember saying this antiwoman attack had nothing to do with the GOP?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#5483 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
<quoted text>
Scam? Oh, you mean like democrats, unions and, ahem, dues? Or maybe democrats, unions, and pensions?
lol! By all means bust them if they're illegal son.

I wonder why they don't?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#5484 Dec 12, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, just as soon as you jump off a cliff (real, not a fabricated fiscal one).
lol! Why son? I love my country...

... you hate it.

Seems clear if you refuse to leave and hate the country you're in, you should take your own advice!
Ravianna

Lincoln City, OR

#5485 Dec 12, 2012
It taught us that someone who deserved zero votes(Obama) can get 65 million votes.
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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5487 Dec 13, 2012
Good point, but did you know George Bush in the 2007 Farm Bill, it was George Bush who authorized the massive expansion of the SNAP Program (Food Stamps)?

Obama in the Stimulus Bill extended funding for 10 Million more.... and the chief recipients of Food Stamps are Working Poor in America, given there are currently 5 Million citizens collecting unemployment insurance, and 4.3 Million receiving Cash Grants from Temporary Aid to Needy Families(welfare) of the 47 Million currently receiving Food Stamps in America.

You do know the Farm Bill is only authorized in Congress every 5 to 7 years, right and, the current President has not yet in his 4 years been presented a Farm Bill from Congress.

You did know that, right?
Hibernian wrote:
Food Stamp Enrollment Hits New High
Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, reached another high in September, according to new data released by the United Stated Department of Agriculture.
The most recent data on SNAP participation were released Friday, and showed that 47,710,324 people were enrolled in the program in September, an increase of 607,559 from the 47,102,765 enrolled in August.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5488 Dec 13, 2012
Ravianna wrote:
It taught us that someone who deserved zero votes(Obama) can get 65 million votes.
That's not as stunning as Sarah Palin being on the GOP Ticket with John Insane receiving 50 Million Votes in 2008.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5489 Dec 13, 2012
Hibernian wrote:
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Scam? Oh, you mean like democrats, unions and, ahem, dues? Or maybe democrats, unions, and pensions?
Why hate pensions? Pensions are part of the employee's compensation.

If you're worth anything to an employer he's going to sufficiently compensate you for your contributions to the employer's bottom line.

Those individuals who aren't really an asset to their employer and considered easy to replace generally aren't compensated with a pension.

Why do republicans hate pensions? 401K plans were designed only to supplement defined benefit pension plans. If you have been on your job 20 years or more chances are you have a defined pension plan where the employer takes a portion of your wages and sends those wages to an investment firm. You will also have a 401K plan that also takes a portion of your wages and your employer matches in some form also for your benefit to supplement you retirement income.

The 401K was supposed to work in conjunction with your pension, not a "substitute" for a defined pension plan.

Since: Nov 09

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#5490 Dec 13, 2012
"In Illinois, where highway maintenance workers earn up to $148,000 a year with overtime, early enhanced retirement can pay a $75,000-a-year pension at age 50 after 25 years on the job. That adds up to $2.2 million if the retiree lives to age 80 or $1.2 million more than if the person had been in the state's regular retirement plan. A 25-year Florida crime lab analyst can get a $60,000 pension at age 50 and collect $1.8 million by age 80, compared with $575,000 if the person was not in the state's "special-risk class.""

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/st...

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#5491 Dec 13, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Quit your whining and your tantrums and blaming the Democrats for tea baggers losing the election- particularly among women.
Yes, in liberal land, Women have choices, Union workers don't. The union Gestapo really out did themselves this week. The Godfather part 47.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#5492 Dec 13, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not as stunning as Sarah Palin being on the GOP Ticket with John Insane receiving 50 Million Votes in 2008.
Why not, she was more than the clown you saddled us with. Obama is consistant though, disaster everywhere you look.

Did you put your street mattress at the bottom of the cliff so you have a soft landing.
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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5494 Dec 13, 2012
This is utter rambling being your feeling are crushed and hurt. You know as most of America did that Sarah Palin should not have been within 5000 Feet of the White House unless she was on a window cleaning detail.

The Chinese were planning their take over at the mention of Palin becoming president, the world was laughing at the though, One of the reasons the Financial Sector of the world has loss confidence in America is 50 Million Americans voted for Palin.
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Why not, she was more than the clown you saddled us with. Obama is consistant though, disaster everywhere you look.
Did you put your street mattress at the bottom of the cliff so you have a soft landing.

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