The election is now behind us. We need to move on. Easy for me to say, tough to do...but do we must. As for me, I’m through with my rant, my jumping up and down, my screaming at the television and my blaming everything and everyone for the failure. But...Let us not begin with some amateurish finger pointing at the Romney campaign for the loss of the election. (Snip) But let us not lose sight of the real tragedy here. The American people stepped into the muck and pulled out a man running on empty. He had no record to run on. He could only run a dirty, sleazy, dishonest, vitriolic, egregious
Comments: Post-election analysis by the producer of "2016." We will now get to see how accurate that film was as prophecy of American after two terms of Obama.
Young people who rabidly voted for Obama could be the worse victims of Obamacare,especially if they work in a restaurant or hospitality.
I´m pretty sure I heard in the last couple weeks that if a person has their hours cut to 29-30 per week and gets another part time job that altogether add up to 40 hours,they will still be considered full time employees and be subject to Obamacare´s fines.
Low wage jobs are bad enough but having your hours cut back to 30 a week will make it even more impossible to make ends meet.
This is also going to cut into the payroll tax revenues needed to keep SS and Medicare solvent.SS is already broke except for some clever paperwork shuffling.Obama´s payroll tax cut the last couple years has already cut into the program´s solvency even though Obama claims the cuts were paid for out of general revenues.
The culture of giveaways for votes is going to crash this` country,sooner or later.
This is all part of the Cloward and Piven strategy of crashing the safety net programs which I guess will lead to an excuse for a government takeover of everything.
Does anybody seriously believe that Obama´s worried about the fiscal cliff,higher taxes and contractors losing thousands of jobs? I´m sure he had a hard time playing golf yesterday thinking about it.
Obama won without offering one substantive policy save taxing the rich. Fear, loathing and glitter was his entire message. Romney made the mistake of running on policy. He spoke to the electorate as Horatio Alger. Unfortunately 51% of today´s population doesn´t buy into Alger´s vision of the American Dream.
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mary Ellen, 11/11/2012 7:27:32 AM (No. 9006603)
It´s not the future of the Republicans I worry about. It´s the future of this once great country. I hope the takers get everything they want. Real suffering is the only thing they will understand, and it is coming. I don´t care about any of them, and when they start p@ssing and moaning about it, I´ll turn my back and walk away. Good riddance to them.
Agree #4. Obama did not offer up one idea that was new or substantive. He was about glitter and loathing. His campaign was singular in that he continually harped what a bad guy Romney was/is. That in total was his campaign. The vote wasn´t that Romney wasn´t a good man or that he made mistakes. It was about the people of this country. Until we the folks have a different mindset, things will not change, and wouldn´t have changed even if Romney had won. Too bad, I fear that the mindset has tipped too far to recover. All this IMHO of course.
Obama voters will be the first to feel the consequences of this election. Benefits, hours and pay raises will be the first impact. Paying increased medical bills and higher prices at the pump and grocery store will be the second.
By the time 2016 rolls around, more than 50% of the population will be demanding that the government fix all of their problems, without ever connecting the cause of their problems to their vote.
He faces huge problems that he is unable to solve. On the other hand, he has a good grasp of the filthiest tactics in political history. On form, we can expect him to try to unite the country in negativity. Still, the good perdures.
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