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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 1:19 a.m. MST

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Economist
Salt Lake City, UT

I think with the loss of Mia Love, Mitt Romney, Todd Akin, and many others, the GOP has some serious issues and needs to think long and hard about what type of party it wants to become as the Rest of America continues to move Forward.

Because from where I sit, if the GOP doesn't stop with it's wars on everyone - from women to gays & Kenyan Socialists - the once great party of the Big Tent will find itself all alone...

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Weak economy with no plans or clue and zero leadership. Great combination. Four more years in the abyss.

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

Goes to show how much the country has devolved over the past 30 years. At least Americans weren't stupid enough to elect Carter to a second term, after proving to be such a dismal failure! The results of this election just go to prove that the dumbing down of America is alive and well....and growing!

FT
salt lake city, UT

Unfortunately there are no do overs for the GOP. There negative message of hatred and exclusion alienated the fastest growing segments of our society, Latinos and the young. We are not a Ozzie and Harriets country anymore and this is not Mayberry. They need leaders and policies that are more inclusive and representative of the people they serve.

Igualmente
Mesa, AZ

The poor people have spoken...Keep the gravy train a rolling.

md
Cache, UT

Wow. I have lost faith in the majority of American people. You are as blinded by this WPE (worst president ever) as can be. At Obama's current rate of debt building, we will be 23 trillion in debt by the time he finally limps out of office in 4 more years. 23,000,000,000,000,000!...........and counting.

Failure.

cris
Hamilton, IL

Some of America voted for hope and change, and others voted for much of the same. Good luck America. You get what you deserve.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

So, is he ever going to start taking responsibility for the debt he has incurred or the unemployment levels? I am truly puzzled why Obama supporters seem so happy when we have another four years of THIS. Unemployment has gotten worse. Inflation is up and wages are down.

What is it about the postal service, Amtrack, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that makes people say, "Hey, I want the government to run healthcare too?"

How much more debt and unemployment is it going to take? When is he going to stop blaming Bush?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Time to stop hoping for a bad economy for political gain. The Iraq war fiasco comes full circle.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Re-electing Obama was the easy part. Now comes the hard part!

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Those sour grapes apparently taste pretty good.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

Does it even occur to you guys that the tone of most of these comments so far might be a huge part of why Romney lost last night? The Republican Party needs to enter the 21st century if it's going to survive.

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

Where oh where is Blue Templar this fine morning? Several weeks ago Blue gave me a rather pointed tongue lashing on this board espousing the virtues of the Romney/Ryan ticket. I believe he mentioned something about the Romney/Ryan ticket setting sail and I needed to sink or swim.

Well, Blue, my friend, the Romney/Ryan ship has sunk. Time to climb aboard the Obama Express because that train is going to keep on rolling!

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Ima

Yeah, "keep on rolling" right off that fiscal cliff that is coming. And then there's Obamacare.

Romney is right about the 47%. I think it's closer to 49% though.

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

@ utahcountyute

Your exactly right, and that is the main thing this election proved. The "victim class" is alive and well!

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

I'm still scratching my head trying to figure this one out. Apparently Americans have become very comfortable with debt. And apparently they are ok with having an economy in the tank. I for one am going to start tightening up the finances, the next few years are not going to be pretty. I'm just hoping the company I work for survives another four years of Obama. I really didn't think he had a chance with his track record. Weird stuff.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Like Michelle fours years ago, the first time being proud to be an American this is my first time to not be proud to be an American. Land of the handouts and losers

JWB
Kaysville, UT

History evolves from events that have happened.

Money can be said to be the root of all evil but there can be problems that override the money issues, such as the social media culture.

Religion is not supposed to be discussed with politics or there can be resentment and upset feelings on some side or another. In the ancient times, people in the Old Testament wanted to be like their neighbors and have more to life than their religion and traditions. They didn't have social media to know exactly what was going on but just through the grapevine that those other countries had it much better, having a king as a leader. Kings were the in thing to have. They didn't listen to God repeated times and the people finally got their way with Saul, David and Solomon, etc. Then we got Judeo-Christian laws and order in the United States of America and we don't want religion and politics mixed. Some don't want fanatical religious wackadoodles dictate social policy!

Do we still have a balance in our country of what the forefather's taught and believed? Maybe in places but have evolved away from principles.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Ute alumni...I am one of the 47% because I am retired and on social security and medicare. I have 3 college/university degrees have worked fr 40 years in both the public and private sectors. I paid for my Social Security benefits and saved in addition to that. Romney called me a loser and so did you. Want to reconsider that? Probably not.

Gram Cracker
Price, UT

Well, I guess Big Bird feels better. I wish I did.

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