Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public. If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail. Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable
Comments: Looks like he won a 2nd term by the smallest margin ever. If you thought the first term was a disaster, wait until you see the second.
I've been posting here for several years and this will be my last.
His mandate is socialism and he will do it through dictate. This 'European entitlement' voting block means that this was our last free election. From here on out O will give citizenship to anyone who walks across the border. Those are the same people who multiply 4 times faster than domestic citizens. One can hope and protest all they like but the numbers no longer work out. There will be blood before freedom. 236 years, We had a good run America.
A lot of us here on these pages do not yet get it. The demographics have changed. They outnumber us now. As Phil Graham, the old Texas Senator, use to say, and I paraphrase, "There are more people in wagon than there are pulling the wagon." And it's not going to change back anytime soon.
America, as we knew it, is over. We gave it away. Now, if enemies allow, it will not so slowly morph into a new manifestation of some kind. Probably some flavor of socialism. That won't last long because it will soon run out of money. There are interesting times ahead for the younger ones among us and our children and grandchildren.
I must say though, I count myself lucky to have lived almost all my life in the best of times, in the heyday of this great Nation. And I never took it for granted.
Romney ran a good campaign and deserves a lot of credit. He was wrong about only one thing at that was his underestimation of the takers. As it turns out it was not 47%, but instead 51%. The demographics of this election are scary as they are so divided along racial lines. There is a very angry population of people in this country who feel entitled to what others earn and they have just become a majority.
And now I will say it, and it will give me GREAT satisfaction....
Greatest Generation MY EYE! They fought against communism, nazism, socialism? I think not.
They gave us the most selfish spoiled generation ever seen in this country. The 60's generation (most of them anyway). Not only did they NOT fight communism, nazism and socialism...they were infected and brought it back to this country and poisoned the well for all of us.
What a waste of blood and treasure....whe have everything they supposedly fought against right here, right now.
They indulged their brats and gave in at every turn. Thanks for nothing.
This is not my country, just where I live from now on.
LOL he needs no mandate. He has Executive Order! I have never been so depressed. The Republic is dead--we now live in a socialist state. That is preferable to most in America. I just wish I knew what to do next......
There is a wonderful quote that has been making its way around the internet over the past year. It apparently was translated from an article published in the Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung last April and reads as follows:
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency...Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
I just heard on the radio that fewer republicans voted than in 2008? What the heck?!! Why is that? That, plus the fact that we are totally outnumbered by minorities and shrinking daily. My guess is we will never when another election. Don't overlook the fact that Obama's "blackness" helped him win this election also.
They stole Virginia. Romney was up 3 points and it changed over night. The voter fraud is so huge that it may have required both sides to be in on it. Scary. Remember the Bush's won last night too....if Romney wins the Bush dynasty is over. Hence Christy. This election was stolen.
I have been on my knees praying that 0 would be a 1-termer since November 2008. The Lord chose not to say 'Yes' to my prayers. I also believe that he is giving the country over to what it seems to want as a poster above indicated ~ as a be careful what you wish for. I will continue to pray for mercy since I really don't feel this country deserves the Lord's blessing. Who would want to bless someone who has kicked him to the curb?? My hope is that 0's re-election is part of a larger plan in the Lord's mind. He does, after all, bring good to those who love and serve him. I am beyond disappointed in yesterday's outcome; the only way I can get through this is with faith in the Lord's ultimate plan ~ whatever that may be. Keep looking to HIM and not to the government. HE is still in control today as he was yesterday and all the days to come (despite what 0 thinks.)
ok gang I am teed off and if we lose to Alabama come saturday I will be double teed off. I have come to one conclusion, i will ask my aggie clasmate governor Perry to secede from the Union and shut all the valves that produce gas and gasoline and let the new englanders and west coastians burn candles and use wood burners and freeze. Lets see all the 47 million on food stamps exist with the do nothing govrnment.
Half of the voters discern the peril in which 0bama's already failed statist policies are placing America the Beautiful, ...and freedom throughout the planet. (...Some who know the Truth didn't even bother to vote.)
Half of yesterday's voters have not YET discerned the peril BIG Government poses. (...Actually, that's giving their motives the benefit of the doubt, as some apparently knew exactly what they were voting for! -YIKES!)
Americans, you stupid, stupid people. Well, you wanted him again and now you've got him. I don't want to hear anymore complaining from anybody!! If you think Benghazi will mushroom, think again. Not with this lying, deceiving press. Fox News keep up the good work. You are all we have. guess Chrissie Matthews can now perform oral sex on Obummer on prime time like he'e always wanted.
GOD IS NOT DEAD. He answered my every prayer. We had an intelligent, emotionally reasonable, morally clean candidate with the ability and the will to reverse the decline in our economy. It was up to the American people to choose. And, barring yet undetected outright fraud (which by the way I am not), they did. God ordained government. And, our form of government is to vote for our leaders. God never overrides our choices - personal or otherwise.
I keep hearing the words of Moses (Deut. 30:19) "Behold, I set before you life or death; the blessing or a curse. The choice is yours" (my paraphrase.)
Today, I can't stop the tears. I will mourn one day then, get on my knees and ask God to show me and the rest of us who are awake how to find each other and position ourselves to stand.
The Old Diane Sawyer TV Mafia Media is totally responsible for that 10% of stupified Taker voters, legal and illegal, that voted to kill America as the dollar collapses. And worse, all voted as America watches Greece, Spain and Europe go broke from all their own fake Euro money entitlements. Our entitlement Takers want to get all the freebies they can while the dollar still has a little value left over from all the printing and diluting. At this moment, we have the true American revolution already in place with half the population more Tea Party active than EVER. BUT nobody is attacking the true cancer, the TV Mafia of rich penthouse living, limo driving VIP party attending, Media Traitors, ALL OF THEM, yes even many on FoxTV. The Sawyers/Brokaws/Riveras have brainwashed just enough of the nation to willingly, blindly, vote their own destruction. Our own spokespeople: Rush will not attack, Mark Levin, Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Prager, NONE OF THE GOOD GUYS will open fire on their fellow news colleagues, their fellow union members. Not even FoxTV will take shots at the daily 24/7 0f network brainwashing Traitors to the Truth ! The only win for our side of freedom, is that EVERBODY who believes in a free, open economic society, RIP THE OLD MEDIA TO SHREDS ! And while we’re at it, start paying attention and boycott the large corporate lobbying TV and press sponsors of this massive Joseph Gebbels contrived Propaganda conspiracy. It’s the media, stupid, the criminal aiding and abetting media.
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Country Gram, 11/8/2012 10:06:02 AM (No. 8999236)
I've figured part of it out. In northern Colorado, there were signs for Romney everywhere. Rarely a sign for Obama. But Marijuana was on the ballot - so guess what - that brought out the young to vote, and that helped Obama get over the top. It's the candy being offered (like Rush said - it's hard to vote against Santa Claus).
My plan is that whenever I hear someone complain now about their electricity bills, groceries prices, medical, lack of business, the economy, etc., my answer will be "ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!! WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR?"
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