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.

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Since: Nov 11

United States

#9572 Mar 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>Where has there a Dictator existed in the last 50 years who didn't rise to power over the people of a nation that didn't have the support and backing of America?

here's a hint, look at the nations where oil is produced first...... ROFLMAO

America has always supported tyrants who maintain dictator so long as America's interest is preserved. America isn't interested much in human rights, we are strictly involved for the profit.
Did you know the amount of charity USA provides to other countries is greater than any profit we get from them?

I bet you did not!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#9573 Mar 19, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>if you want to see Capitalism at work, Its China and their Government structure operates just like a Plutocracy where the citizens cannot interfere with economical policiy & conditions and the people have no say in Society just the Plutocracy.

How Capitalism Works

In this article, we'll explore capitalism: its roots, principles and effects, benefits and shortcomings. We'll find out how capitalism compares to the alternative method of doing business. Incidentally, the United States doesn't actually practice capitalism. No one does these days.

http://money.howstuffworks.com/capitalism.htm
History 101: China is a communist country!

LOL!!'

PURE Capitalism works perfectly cause is a NATURAL way of doing things.

The problem is when Conservatives cave to Liberal idiots and allow policies infected with socialism!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#9574 Mar 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>Which may be true, but the infrastructure of nations to host open market trade and the establishment of trade routes existed long before Columbus contact with America.

Due to its proximity to neighboring countries, the Arabs established trade routes to Egypt, Persia, and Byzantium. As Islam spread in the 7th century, mercantilism spread rapidly to Spain, Portugal, Northern Africa, and Asia. Mercantilism finally revived in Europe in the 14th century, as mercantilism spread from Spain and Portugal.
Capitalism formed the world from its infancy!

Capitalism is natural!

It is natural to care for your family FIRST, not for the lazy ghetto Liberals.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#9575 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you know the amount of charity USA provides to other countries is greater than any profit we get from them?
I bet you did not!
Is this the best you can do in answering the question, Where has there a dictator existed that American hasn't supported and backed in the last 50 years?

You think our Foreign Aid makes up for supporting tyranny around the world?

Our Foreign Aid usually greases the hands that supplies access to the natural resources we seek. Do you honestly think we would be in Iraq or Afghanistan if either of those countries didn't have resources we would like to slice and dice to produces good for a market?

Where has America been in conflict that didn't have some under lined purpose for exploiting?
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#9576 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
History 101: China is a communist country!
LOL!!'
PURE Capitalism works perfectly cause is a NATURAL way of doing things.
The problem is when Conservatives cave to Liberal idiots and allow policies infected with socialism!
This is baloney, routine after a Republican administration there is economic chaos in America, the debacle George Bush left is no different than the catastrophe left by Richard Nixon when he resigned, and similar to the horrid economy under Reagan who tripled the debt to get the Economy moving and raised taxes 11 different times across the board.

You're speaking purely from a fantasy, a delusion to believe that Republicans have ever implemented economic policies that has had a positive impact over the entire American Economy, that day has never arrived here in America, nor have they ever not expanded both the Debt and Deficits in America.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#9577 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Capitalism formed the world from its infancy!
Capitalism is natural!
It is natural to care for your family FIRST, not for the lazy ghetto Liberals.
The Stupidity in what you're proposing is that tribal societies such as the Americas were don't believe in possessing something that benefits the entire clan, they have no concept of possessing land, the ultimate asset in the system of Capitalism.

Capitalism by it's very definition is the ownership of all goods and resources in that system being Labor, Plant and Capital all necessary to produce some good or service for a medium of exchange.

Since: Feb 11

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#9578 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, they are different. In NY Liberals tell you
You are a m/f c/s liar, Jose.

You have a right to hold on with both your hands your no information opinion.

But you do not have a right to your version of the facts.

I am happy to prove you to be a m/f c/s liar again.

Since: Feb 11

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#9579 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
It is fine only when a Liberal president uses it to hide facts
Is the population of NY and California going up or down, you m/f c/s liar?

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#9580 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Texas pays "shit" and created more jobs than any other state!
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor -- there's no doubt about it.
Perry, who formally launched his presidential candidacy on Saturday, is making his state's economic prowess a centerpiece of his campaign. Already he's been bragging about his state being the "epicenter of job growth."
Texas has gained more than 1 million net new jobs in the decade Perry has led the state. And it's been going strong since the recession ended.
"We are home to fewer than one in 10 Americans ... but four in 10 new American jobs are in our state," he told a conference of state legislators from around the nation this week.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/12/news/economy/...
Liberals HATE Texas so much that they claim, in their fairy land imagination, that Texas created the less jobs in the world! LOL!!!
I knew a fool like you would bite on that one - here's how marvelous Perry did you dumbfcuk;

"As Gov. Rick Perry continues to tout Texas' low-tax, low-regulation business climate as the secret to the state's relative economic strength, critics have pointed to Texas' unemployment rate and low-wage jobs, noting that Texas ties Mississippi for the highest percentage of minimum wage workers.

The debate raises several questions: What jobs do Texans commonly hold right now? How much do those jobs pay? And what jobs is Texas creating?

According to statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission, the annual median wage in 2010 for all occupations in Texas was $31,500, or 7 percent less than the national median.

The most common occupation sectors in Texas were office and administrative service, sales, and food service. Of the three, office jobs had the highest median wage, at $29,300. Food service had the lowest median wage of all occupation groups, at $17,700 annually. Together these occupational groups made up more than a third of employed Texans."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

"Texas, however, still faces many challenges on the jobs front. Many of the positions that have been created are on the lower end of the pay scale. Some 550,000 workers last year were paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25, more than double the number making those wages in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics"

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/12/news/economy/...

Got anything else moron?

Since: Oct 08

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#9581 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a m/f c/s liar, Jose.
You have a right to hold on with both your hands your no information opinion.
But you do not have a right to your version of the facts.
I am happy to prove you to be a m/f c/s liar again.
Barefootin' It you have such a great command of the English language? Your teachers if.. you were instructed by a State certified teachers, must be so proud.. Gutter e-bonics won't fly in most... schools.

Since: Aug 11

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#9582 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
History 101: China is a communist country!
LOL!!'
PURE Capitalism works perfectly cause is a NATURAL way of doing things.
The problem is when Conservatives cave to Liberal idiots and allow policies infected with socialism!
China is based on a form of Socialism(Moaism) which is not even close to Communism just in name which Communism has never existed but China is more towards true Capitalism which is why US Corporations are moving there to begin with verus staying here in the United States which is because in China people cant vote themselves someone elses money like they can here in the United States and China's form of Government operates like a plutocracy and if China was really Communism, US corporations would not want nothing to do with China then. Remember Karl Marxs says every society starts out is based on Socialism as the Society evolves it has two Paths society is going to go one towards Capitalism or the other path towards Communism which is what Lincoln & the Republicans favored because it classless and everybody is equal.

Maoism

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

An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln

by Robin Blackburn, Abraham Lincoln, and Karl Marx

The impact of the American Civil War on Karl Marx, and Karl Marx on America.

http://www.versobooks.com/books/954-an-unfini...

Since: Feb 11

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#9583 Mar 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
Barefootin' It you have such a great command of the English language?
No one is taking lessons from you, Afterbirth.

Since: Oct 08

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#9584 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is taking lessons from you, Afterbirth.
They should, You certainly don't, and it shows, Barefootin' It.....

Since: Feb 11

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#9585 Mar 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
They should
They shouldn't and they won't, Afterbirth.

Since: Feb 11

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#9586 Mar 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Barefootin' It you have such a great command of the English language?
As long as I am more than two steps and two degrees in front of you, Afterbirth.

Since: Oct 08

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#9587 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
As long as I am more than two steps and two degrees in front of you, Afterbirth.
That's BS and you know it. You can't lift a weapon that far...as drunk as you are most of the time....

Since: Feb 11

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#9588 Mar 19, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>That's BS
Go back to your boyfriend and ask him for a hug.

He doesn't keep you around for your smarts.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#9589 Mar 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>It is fine only when a Liberal president uses it to hide facts that involve death!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites easy to fool by the 20% Liberals in charge!
Really?

The Iraq war was a lie. Are you upset with that as well?

Save you sheep talk for your herd.
You live on bullshit mountain.
I don't.
Balanced Scales

Landenberg, PA

#9590 Mar 19, 2013
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
That America IS Left of Center.
The political theater is over. It was well scripted.
Maybe in 4 more years the GOP will put a REAL conservative up for a change.
Where's you originality? Just heard the same thing on Bill O'Reilly. And if the GOP puts up a REAL conservative brace for another 8 years of Democratic control of the executive branch, maybe the Congress too.

Since: Oct 08

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#9591 Mar 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Go back to your boyfriend and ask him for a hug.
He doesn't keep you around for your smarts.
My my bareback, my beautiful wife just saw that? She made the remark, Ol Barefootin'It can sure make a fool of herself can't she.. and she does it well too...

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