What the 2012 election taught us

What the 2012 election taught us

There are 10323 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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CBOW

Dover, PA

#1672 Nov 14, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Going to disagree with you there. isolation worked well for the first 120 years. The USA prospered. Since then what have or intervention policies got us beside debt and death? Nothing.
Exactly right, like the green summit that this administration had in 2008. They agreed to pull every aerosol using CFCs off the market by the end of 2011. They didn't seem to care that it included an important medication PRIMATENE MIST. Since December 2011, there have been no attempts to provide asthmatics with PRIMATENE which base is ephidrene, known as a fast acting inhaler. So much for their concern for the little guy.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#1673 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>not having it fall into anarchy. look how well letting other places on the planet falling into lawless regions of poverty and anarchy worked for us.
see Afghanistan and Somalia for starters.
The fact that the liberals holler about "unfunded" wars flies in the face of that statement. I guess after the fiscal cliff happens, military cuts will take place and anarchy will prevail worldwide....

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#1674 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So you failed world history...good to know.
Ok name one thing that benefited Us with our interventionist policies in the last 50 years?
CBOW

Dover, PA

#1675 Nov 14, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I think you were born 120 years too late and can't change.
Or hasn't de-evolved to the "progressive way of dependency"....

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#1676 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>not having it fall into anarchy. look how well letting other places on the planet falling into lawless regions of poverty and anarchy worked for us.
see Afghanistan and Somalia for starters.
Falling into anarchy would have hurt Haiti , but have very little effect on the USA.Haiti needs to learn to solve their own problem.
Somalia. 99% of the ship out there belong to other nations so why should the USA be paying to protect a Greek ship carrying Iranian oil to China?
And you liberal have always saying how evil the war in Afghanistan is.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1677 Nov 14, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Ok name one thing that benefited Us with our interventionist policies in the last 50 years?
We have a world-wide sphere of influence to protect our markets and resource needs...

wow! Im bushed...whew!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#1678 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>We have a world-wide sphere of influence to protect our markets and resource needs...
wow! Im bushed...whew!
And we would have those same markets anyway. Look at Sweden and Japan, non interventionist and you can buy a Volvo or a Honda in any country on the planet(Except maybe North Korea)
CBOW

Dover, PA

#1679 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>We have a world-wide sphere of influence to protect our markets and resource needs...
wow! Im bushed...whew!
Yes, we do, and it also influences our elections these days, George Soros ring a bell?
postscript

Santa Fe, NM

#1680 Nov 14, 2012
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
The 48% would disagree with you. Remember that many of the "welfare programs" are unfunded that go overseas like to Haiti. There is no return on that money, so paired with this nations dependency, the train wreck will comes sooner, unless this administration cuts the foreign nations off first and makes it appear as though he's cutting domestic programs.....mmmmmmmm. It would pluck that feather right out of Odumbo's cap for being "great at foreign policy" wouldn't it?
Isolationism went out with the Model T.

There would be much less a need for government assistance if Republicans would release their death grip on the Fed's purse strings and increase the federal minimum wage to meet the rising cost of living.

Anyone who works hard should not have to live in poverty, yet 48 million Americans now qualify as the working poor. You can bet this issue won't even come up in John Boehner's House. Republicams had been blocking minimum wage increases for years! It took a Democratic majority in 2006 to bring it to its current level of $7.25 an hour.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#1681 Nov 14, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>when have I ever tried to tear down the Constitution? if you have to make shit up, you really already lost your point, haven't you?
You don't think we need the guns protected in the 2nd Amendment?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#1682 Nov 14, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>You don't think we need the guns protected in the 2nd Amendment?
Romney would have taken care of the 2nd amendment which he is no friend of the 2nd amendment proved that in Massachusetts when signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1683 Nov 14, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>You don't think we need the guns protected in the 2nd Amendment?
never even remotely came close to even implying that.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1684 Nov 14, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> And we would have those same markets anyway. Look at Sweden and Japan, non interventionist and you can buy a Volvo or a Honda in any country on the planet(Except maybe North Korea)
yes, we should get them to help pay for all the hard work we have done for them...
well, Japan does pay us...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1685 Nov 14, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Falling into anarchy would have hurt Haiti , but have very little effect on the USA.Haiti needs to learn to solve their own problem.
Somalia. 99% of the ship out there belong to other nations so why should the USA be paying to protect a Greek ship carrying Iranian oil to China?
And you liberal have always saying how evil the war in Afghanistan is.
we also protect our vessels. some of those greek ships are carrying oil for the US.

Even China is spending money to ave their navy patrol the shipping lanes...

facts are fun!

Since: Oct 12

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#1688 Nov 14, 2012
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Not owned per say, but financed. Kinda like you don't "own" your house until you make the final payment. Once you finance anything, it is no longer your property, and that includes businesses. Those that loan you the capital have a say in how the operations are performed. If the company is no longer profitable or is losing money, the financial institution has the obligation to other investors to close the doors. Bain capital was just such an institution.
Bain Capital own's 51% of Sensata Technolgies stock....Mitt Roney on's $8,000,000 in Bain stock, founded Bain and trained their entire management team....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#1689 Nov 14, 2012
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Not owned per say, but financed. Kinda like you don't "own" your house until you make the final payment. Once you finance anything, it is no longer your property, and that includes businesses. Those that loan you the capital have a say in how the operations are performed. If the company is no longer profitable or is losing money, the financial institution has the obligation to other investors to close the doors. Bain capital was just such an institution.
Sensata Technologies made a record 2nd quarter profit of over $500,000...this year....
American Lady

Danville, KY

#1690 Nov 14, 2012
You guys REMEMBER THIS????
==========

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council <<<--<<

Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China

At A Blistering Pace

A recent article on the Huffington Post documented how GE has been sending tens of thousands of good jobs out of the country....

GE is supposed to be creating the "jobs of tomorrow", but it seems that most of the "jobs of tomorrow" will not be located inside the United States.

The last GE factory in the U.S. that made light bulbs closed last September.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/g...

A recent article on the Huffington Post documented:

Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes
...
The company is sitting on $79 billion in cash, tops worldwide among non-financial publicly-traded companies, according to a Jan. 10 note by analysts at Standard and Poor's. In fact, GE's cash holdings are about 62 percent more than the next company, Toyota Motor Corp.
...
"We feel good about that," Immelt said in noting the "flexibility" the surplus cash gives the firm. GE generated a $11.6 billion profit last year, a six percent increase from the previous year.
Non-financial corporations sit atop a record $1.9 trillion in liquid assets, according to the Federal Reserve. Relative to their short-term liabilities, U.S. corporations haven't been this flush with cash since 1956.

The administration has been critical of corporate cash-hoarding.
...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/21/obam...

Probably NOT ... so much more SCANDALOUS stuff has happened SINCE!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1691 Nov 14, 2012
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Or hasn't de-evolved to the "progressive way of dependency"....
lol! Feel free to wear cotton clothing in the summer and travel by steam rail as you muzzle load your musket with black powder.

After all, what's another 100 years backwards when you can have even MORE isolationism, right?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1692 Nov 14, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Ok name one thing that benefited Us with our interventionist policies in the last 50 years?
Well, I guess you can kiss that claim of Reagan saying "Tear down this wall" out the window!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1693 Nov 14, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I guess you can kiss that claim of Reagan saying "Tear down this wall" out the window!
Genuflect in the direction of the Kremlin when you say that, comrade! oh wait, that's right, we beat the Soviets with our int'l interventionism...

Carry on free citizen...

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