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Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

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    Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

    Good campaign and won fair and square

     
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    Dang, I really wanted to throw some of that crap you said back in your face but since you have nobly accepted the defeat then there's nothing more to say. Cheers.

     

    Dems picked up a few senate and HoR seats so I hope the wingnuts will get the message and stop being obstructionists.

     
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    The President and Axelrod had a better plan and worked the plan well.

    I look forward to seeing what President Obama can do without the threat of reelection; maybe this is his time to lead like Clinton.

    We can only hope.

     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from tvoter. Show tvoter's posts

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    Dang, I really wanted to throw some of that crap you said back in your face but since you have nobly accepted the defeat then there's nothing more to say. Cheers.

     

    Dems picked up a few senate and HoR seats so I hope the wingnuts will get the message and stop being obstructionists.

    Its still up to Obama to lead. His margin of victory is less than 300,000 votes! Thats no mandate.

     
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    Its still up to Obama to lead. His margin of victory is less than 300,000 votes! Thats no mandate.


    And it's up to wingnuts to stop being obstructionists!

    As everyone has said, this election was a stark choice on the direction the country wanted to go.

    They citizens spoke, and spoke convincingly with Obama winning over 300 Electoral votes, the popular vote and the Dems picking up seats in both chambers of Congress.  That's a mandate!

    Heck you wingnuts crowed 'mandate' in 2000 with a much closer EV and losing the popular vote.

    So don't start moving the goal posts again.

    Over 300 EV, popular vote and Congressional pick-ups is a mandate.

     

     

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from 12-Angry-Men. Show 12-Angry-Men's posts

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    Its still up to Obama to lead. His margin of victory is less than 300,000 votes! Thats no mandate.



    Re-election in a two party system is, by itself, a mandate!!!!

     
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    Re: Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

    Good job to the Obama campaign, I didn't see the same kind of turn out happening as in 08'.  

    I still feel economiclly we are a center right country, but I think you can walk away from this election learning that, on social issues we are now leaning center left. And that is where things fell short for the Republicans this time around.

    As we all know politics is cyclical;

    12 years of Reagan/ Bush Sr.

    8 years of Clinton

    8 years of G.W. Bush

    Now 8 years of Obama

    Not the outcome I was looking for, but I'm glad it was decisive enough that we didn't have to go through re-counts, courts and scandals of voter tampering. Time to move on.

    I heard a clever TV reference to this outcome that made me chuckle, maybe some here have heard this already, it's a bit over stated but it has it's truths to it...somewhat.

    Romney was a "Mad Men" candidate in a "Modern Family" country. Kind of funny I thought.

    Congratulations to all!

     

     

     

     
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    They citizens spoke, and spoke convincingly 

     

     



    You consider a difference of 2.6 million votes (that would be 50% to 48%) from the citizens to be "convincingly"? Is that some kind of new math???

    Obama won, congrats to him, but let's not make this out to be something that it isn't. And what it isn't was "convincingly" according to the popular vote. 

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:

     

    Its still up to Obama to lead. His margin of victory is less than 300,000 votes! Thats no mandate.




    Re-election in a two party system is, by itself, a mandate!!!!

     



    Funny you didn't say that when Bush was re-elected. Oh how things change...hahaha

     
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    "Mandate" is somewhat a misnomer in politics because it's mostly irrelevant to the tasks at-hand.

    Last night appears to be a call for electoral compromise in a way that 2010, 2008, and maybe even 2006 were not.

    I remain a cynic at mind but an optimist at heart.

     

     

     
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    Re: Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

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    "Mandate" is somewhat a misnomer in politics because it's mostly irrelevant to the tasks at-hand.

    Last night appears to be a call for electoral compromise in a way that 2010, 2008, and maybe even 2006 were not.

    I remain a cynic at mind but an optimist at heart.

     

     



    Regardless, Obama will treat this as a mandate.  Rember the "elections has consequences" sttement after the last election?  Comprimise is not in OBama's dna, for better or worse.  he could win by one vote or 50 million, he will push his agenda with every breath, xcept when he is golfing.

     
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    In response to newman09's comment:

    I heard a clever TV reference to this outcome that made me chuckle, maybe some here have heard this already, it's a bit over stated but it has it's truths to it...somewhat.

    Romney was a "Mad Men" candidate in a "Modern Family" country. Kind of funny I thought.

    Congratulations to all!



    That's a great line.  I wonder if the G.O.P. will understand what it means and do something to address it.

     
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    Regardless, Obama will treat this as a mandate.  Rember the "elections has consequences" sttement after the last election?  Comprimise is not in OBama's dna, for better or worse.  he could win by one vote or 50 million, he will push his agenda with every breath, xcept when he is golfing.



    Like your guru, Karl Rove, you refuse to accept you're wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    Your credibility (and analysis) was KO'd last night.

     

     
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    Regardless, Obama will treat this as a mandate.  Rember the "elections has consequences" sttement after the last election?  Comprimise is not in OBama's dna, for better or worse.  he could win by one vote or 50 million, he will push his agenda with every breath, xcept when he is golfing.

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    Good.  I want to see what happens when he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected.

    1)  Break up the banks.  That's the only way to get them lending again.  And until they start lending again, the economy will not improve.

    2) Amnesty for Illegal aliens with a clean record.

    3)  And with millions of legal residents that can buy things like, oh i don't know, houses, it should stimulate the housing market.

     
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    Re: Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:

    The President and Axelrod had a better plan and worked the plan well.

    I look forward to seeing what President Obama can do without the threat of reelection; maybe this is his time to lead like Clinton.

    We can only hope.



    Tell you what I'd do if I had any say with the GOP.

    Hire Jim Carville

     
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    Re: Congratulations to Obama and his campaign and to Republicans for maintaining the house at least!

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    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    Regardless, Obama will treat this as a mandate.  Rember the "elections has consequences" sttement after the last election?  Comprimise is not in OBama's dna, for better or worse.  he could win by one vote or 50 million, he will push his agenda with every breath, xcept when he is golfing.



    Like your guru, Karl Rove, you refuse to accept you're wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    Your credibility (and analysis) was KO'd last night.

     



    How was my analysis KO'd?  I said Obama was going to win.  I said Warren was going to win.   I've been saying that for over a year.  If anything you should be praising my honesty and spot on prediction.  Instead, you take a cheapshot.  Tells me you are simply a mean, vindictive, and selfish person. sox to be you. 

    If you have been paying attention I am not enamored of Bush, Rove, or Romney, or the Republican party.  I am a conservative, based on a solid understanding of the actual principles behind our country, and the economics that make the engine run.  both are in more peril now than anytime in the past.

    My credibility remains intact, my prediction acccurate.  America's future, not so much.

     
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    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    Regardless, Obama will treat this as a mandate.  Rember the "elections has consequences" sttement after the last election?  Comprimise is not in OBama's dna, for better or worse.  he could win by one vote or 50 million, he will push his agenda with every breath, xcept when he is golfing.



    Like your guru, Karl Rove, you refuse to accept you're wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    Your credibility (and analysis) was KO'd last night.

     



    How was my analysis KO'd?  I said Obama was going to win.  I said Warren was going to win.   I've been saying that for over a year.  If anything you should be praising my honesty and spot on prediction.  Instead, you take a cheapshot.  Tells me you are simply a mean, vindictive, and selfish person. sox to be you. 

    If you have been paying attention I am not enamored of Bush, Rove, or Romney, or the Republican party.  I am a conservative, based on a solid understanding of the actual principles behind our country, and the economics that make the engine run.  both are in more peril now than anytime in the past.

    My credibility remains intact, my prediction acccurate.  America's future, not so much.




    I'm not talking about the election, exactly.  Smarter people than you got the election results wrong.

    I'm talking about you and the Epistemic Closure on the right that your "analysis" is grounded in.  The fact is that your and the right's characterization of the President was wrong from the start and still is.

    Obama was never the 'radical', 'socialist' demon you constantly tried to portray him as.  The electorate proved that.  Twice.  Your bubble led you to believe all kinds of nightmarish scenarios about our first black president that never materialized, and voters understood that.

    All of the ads, all of the dark money, all of the propaganda films, all of the talk radio and foxnews bloviating did not convince a plurality of voters.  All of the sermonizing from the pulpits, the threats from CEOs, the tee partee hoopla, had neither the effect nor weight you gave them.

    So, guess what?  Your notions of what may happen in a Obama second term are LESS credible than they were before.  Time to get some new ones...maybe outside of the echo chamber you reside in.

    But don't get all snippy at me for trying to point out the obvious.  It doesn't help your case one bit.

     
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