Re: All 50 states to participate petition to secede! Over 675,000 signatures in first week.
posted at 11/14/2012 2:30 PM EST
In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:
In response to Thesemenarecowards' comment:
"decideldy"? Are you kidding? Did I miss something? 62 million votes for Obama, 60 million votes for Romney? LESS votes for OLbama than he got in 2008? LESS electoral votes than 2008? LESS states won than 2008? 10 million LESS votes for Obama than in 2008?
There has never been a country more divided. After billions of dollars spent, we have the exact same thing......Dem president, Dem Senate, Rep House.
Stop with the "there has never been a country more divided" rhetoric. It isn't true.
Some facts. This Obama win was by a greater margin than 2000 (when W lost the Popular) and 2004. In 2004 I'm sure you remember W. giving a speech shortly after winning the election about how the election "gave him political capital" and how he "intended to spend it." Funny how the same logic doesn't apply for Obama now, isn't it?
Elections were decided by smaller margins, based on % of popular vote in 1976, 1968 and 1960. As well as many times in the 1800's. Garfield had less than 2,000 more votes in 1880. Extrapolate that out to our current population and that would equal Obama winning in 2012 by about 30,000 votes.
The last number I saw had this years final difference around 3.2 million for Obama not 2 million. And 7 million less than 2008, not 10 million. It was highly decisive for Obama in the swing states, with Romney only taking North Carolina, which in turn led to a decisive Electoral victory for Obama.
These are facts.
And yet none of your facts changes his facts.
He had no facts. Only rhetoric and mis-information. Which is the status quo from the right.
The country isn't as divided as it has been in the past (FACT) or as divided as the extremists on the right want all of us to think it is (Opinion).
Romney/Ryan framed this election as a choice between "2 different visions for America" (Fact). Their vision lost, so now the right is saying, 'Yeah but we didn't lose by enough to grant the People what they voted for'.
I'm sure if Romney had won by 3 million votes his acceptence speech would have included "Well, I didn't win by that much so I'm not going to try and do the things I said I would."
Sore losers. Plain and Simple.