President Obama won one of the narrower re-elections in modern times Tuesday, eking out a second term with a fraction of his 7.3% margin of 2008, in a polarized country with the opposition GOP retaining and still dominating the House. (Snip) He said little during the campaign about his first term and even less about his plans for a second. Instead his strategy was to portray Mitt Romney as a plutocrat and intolerant threat to each of those voting blocs. No contraception for women. No green cards for immigrants. A return to Jim Crow via voter ID laws. No Pell grants
I haver never been so disappointed. I refuse to turn on the TV today, or to go on Facebook. This is the end of the USA as we had known it. I am so glad I moved to Ecuador. I'm putting Obama out of my mind for the next 4 years.
As long as the electorate falls for these small issues like Sandra fluk spouts, big bird etc etc the dims will slice, dice, and win- at least if their candidate reads with a mellifluous voice and is telegenic.
What will it take for the electorate to focus large? A bigger terrorist attack? A bigger financial crisis?
Republicans had better realize, it's better to run "an amiable dunce" (aka Ronald Reagan) than someone with technical skill. We can see in 2 elections that experience matters less than likability. King Putt spent more time on Letterman and Leno than in Cabinet Meetings about Benghazi. The only way to combat that is to get true character to come out on screen against someone who is truly likable. Romney was symbolic of the rich, white, American male and easy to ridicule as being "out of touch." Say what you want, but we'd better start bringing up leaders with wisdom, wit, and personality who come across as someone you'd want to drink a beer with. And yes, GW Bush fit that requirement.
One thing that got completely overlooked was families where a member has a disability. I know many who voted for Obama because of this one issue - yes, even social conservatives. All the talk of repealing Obamacare and replacing it with private insurance choices goes out the window when you have a family member with a pre-existing condition. The percentage of children with disabilities has been skyrocketing over the past 20 years. And all the talk about the 'takers' in society - well, that didn't go over well with families struggling with a loved one with a severe disability.
Hope Over Experience. Is that all the WSJ has to say? This is a national tragedy.
America let down the best man we are likely to see run for President ever again. And who did America vote into office instead? The lowest, most debased character who ever walked through the doors of the White House. I am very sad for my country.
Ultimate blame sits on the heads of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Edward (Ted) Kennedy, who tampered with the social and racial make-up of America for the sake of party dominance.
This is the ultimate result of the Democrat take-over of media and education. That people are so stupid they couldn't see through the BS in Obama's campaign is something that has been predicted for some time. We're finally to the point where we have an electorate so shallow, so selfish, so dependent, that we may never recover.
I want this election to be investigated, too. The fraud was massive and blatant. I want recounts in FL, OH, and VA. The media won't do it. Holder sure as heck won't do it. After 2000 there were several interested parties that were able to launch recounts of Florida -- maybe True the Vote can accomplish something in that regard. It won't make a difference, but some proof that the Democrats committed fraud on an astounding level would be helpful in making our case.
And, no, we wouldn't have done better with Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul or Gary Johnson or anyone else running. This was a foregone conclusion, so don't blame Romney. In fact, go to his Facebook and thank him for his incredible effort.
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Mike PHX, 11/7/2012 9:08:57 AM (No. 8995703)
Oh...PS...how does that thing go? s/o. That's it! Sarcasm off! Like I have to tell everyone it's sarcasm! But if everyone got the joke, I wouldn't have to tell them it's sarcasm! Ok, let's try an experiment: Boy, sure loved the election results last night!
D'ja get it? Sarcasm off!! Hahahaha.....ahhh....whatever.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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