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: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#2191 Nov 18, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> And miss all the fun? I love a good train wreck which is what Obama second term is going to be.
Sounds like you want to cause a train wreck for our nation.
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Since: Aug 11

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#2193 Nov 18, 2012
America Lost wrote:
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the train wreck is caused by the food stamp voters
not a poster on topix
you sure are an idiot dancing clown
the train wreck was caused by Wallstreet who didnt get Food Stamps but got a hell of alot more money in TARP funds which was nothing but welfare for some especially the ones with 401k's too.
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Mililani, HI

#2194 Nov 18, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> And miss all the fun? I love a good train wreck which is what Obama second term is going to be.
lol! If that happens, it because the cons have derailed them.

That's ok though. Americans are bright enough to see through that ploy. And cons have a couple of years to figure out a way to blame non cons for it!
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Mililani, HI

#2195 Nov 18, 2012
America Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
the train wreck is caused by the food stamp voters
not a poster on topix
you sure are an idiot dancing clown
lol! poor baby. he's still as idiotic as ever!
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RIP

Seattle, WA

#2198 Nov 18, 2012
"What the 2012 election taught us..."

Where is the Party of Abraham Lincoln?
postscript

Santa Fe, NM

#2199 Nov 18, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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The treaty is cited as historical evidence by popular commentators and news magazines in the modern day controversy over whether there was religious intent by the founders of the United States government. Article 11 of the treaty has been interpreted as an official denial of an exclusively Christian basis for the U.S. government. Professor of History John Fea, however, has recently noted in his book addressing the Christian element to the American founding that, "If the Treaty of Tripoli is correct...then someone forgot to tell the American people." Many other historians, secular and religious, have further insisted on the relative unimportance of the document or argued against the position that it rules out the influences of religion on the Founders, the constitution, or American culture, at the time of the founding. The clause is hotly debated in popular culture, but professional historians do not cite it as evidence of a secular nation. For example, although he never mentions the treaty in his book, professor of history Jon Butler claims that "The United States wasn't founded as a Christian country." He qualified that remark, however, in also noting that "no other Western society ever wrote so bold, so novel, and so successful a prescription for religion's role in a nation's destiny.
Historian Anson Phelps Stokes' three volume account of Church and State in the United States argued that the Treaty of Tripoli is the "only statement of any importance which we have found in the official documents of the United States which seems to deny specifically that the government was founded on the Christian religion." He also noted that "those who wished to deny that the United States as a government has any special regard for the Christian religion...[have ] almost invariably failed to call attention to the fact that the treaty was superseded, less than a decade later, by another 'Treaty of Peace and Amity,' signed in Tripoli June 4, 1805, in which the clause in question...is omitted.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripol...
Omitting something from an original document doesn't change its intended meaning one iota. The Treaty of Tripoli clearly represented the feelings of our Founding Fathers at the "beginning" of the American government.

By using the term " their Creator" rather than God, in the Declaration of Independence, the Founders were not describing the god of Abraham. They left the matter open to individual intepretation to accomadate the varied religious faiths and beliefs i.e Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic etc.

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." - Declaration of Independence

"The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" mentioned in the Declaration is a view in keeping with deist philosophy and might even appeal to those of pantheistical beliefs. Any attempt to use the Declaration as a support for Christianity will fail for this reason alone. Further, the Declaration says nothing about our rights secured by Christianity. It bears repeating: In America, "governments are instituted among men" not theocracies.
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Since: Oct 12

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#2201 Nov 18, 2012
RIP wrote:
"What the 2012 election taught us..."
Where is the Party of Abraham Lincoln?
Turn's out....they've fallin, and they can't get it up anymore.....
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Mililani, HI

#2202 Nov 18, 2012
America Lost wrote:
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hey
my scroll button isnt working
could you axe your personal chimp if the problem could be my scroll button ?
thanks you dancing queen
lol! poor baby. he hates sharing his stupidity. he wants it ALL for himself.

oh, well! that's ok!
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Mililani, HI

#2203 Nov 18, 2012
America Lost wrote:
What the 2012 election taught us
that the democrat food stamp party is really stupid
lol! poor baby. he doesn't realize his boy Romney kicked off and pissed off at least 47% of Americans.

the figure is probably closer to 53% since he doesn't know how many people he insulted. but he doesn't care. after all, he's a con job!
Hates Ignorance

Butler, PA

#2204 Nov 18, 2012
Romney lost because.

(A) He wanted the title, not the job.

(B) The people recognized/know that it was industrialism, not capitalism ( yes they are two different things )that built America, and will RE build it in the future.

and

(C) He represented the worst elements of capitalism. Which is capitalism in PLACE of industrialism, instead of in SUPPORT of it.

Our strength lies in our ability to produce. NOT in our ability to efficiently manuever money. Something that has been lost, in modern US "capitalism", and rightwing ideology.

Since: Jun 08

Inverness, FL

#2205 Nov 18, 2012
This election taught us that Barack Obama can beat Rove, Limbaugh and Hannity. Anytime-Anyplace-Anywhere
No Left Winger

Rochester, MN

#2206 Nov 18, 2012
Busted: Obama’s Fieldworks Illegally Funneled Money to Defeat Allen West

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2012/11/busted-ob...

Rep. West asks court to force broader recount after voting machine problems

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2012/11/busted-ob...
No Left Winger

Rochester, MN

#2207 Nov 18, 2012
It taught most True Americans, That the Liberals socialists have destroyed our once great and powerful country.

ROB THE VOTE
Here's how touchscreens killed Romney votes
You won't believe what machine expert claims
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/heres-how-touchscr...

Since: Feb 09

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#2208 Nov 18, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you want to cause a train wreck for our nation.
Obama is the engineer driving the train. We are back in the Caboose trying to put on the brakes so maybe something is left after the wreck.
drink The hiVe

New York, NY

#2209 Nov 18, 2012
What An Interesting Discussion...

http://evelyn.smyck.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

Since: Feb 09

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#2210 Nov 18, 2012
you Democrats ran on division, hatred, and disdain for people who did not agree since 2000 with you so you now expect people to forget about that and place nice?
No Left Winger

Rochester, MN

#2211 Nov 18, 2012
The left trys to silence the Opposition

Michelle Obama used lines from Rules for Radicals, a radical Far Left book by Saul Alinsky (“father of community organizing” and a notorious far-left radical) in her DNC Convention speech.

Dont allow it to happen, Fight Back
GhostofRaygun

Rochester, KY

#2212 Nov 18, 2012
America Lost wrote:
What the 2012 election taught us
that the democrat food stamp party is really stupid
That Repubs will do anything to protect the rich.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#2213 Nov 18, 2012
californio wrote:
you Democrats ran on division, hatred, and disdain for people who did not agree since 2000 with you so you now expect people to forget about that and place nice?
is tat what the 47% speech was about? sheesh! you party parrots crack me up, you will deny the hand in front of your face...

Since: Aug 11

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#2214 Nov 18, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Obama is the engineer driving the train. We are back in the Caboose trying to put on the brakes so maybe something is left after the wreck.
Neo-Conservatives in 1999 legistlated and place Wallstreet as the train engineer & placed the Regulators in the caboose chained while Wallstreet was runnig train and right off the tracks in 2008 and still trying get the train back on the tracks.

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