I did NOT vote for Obama!! I am NOT OK with renewing his Oval Office lease!! I
am 65 years old, and have voted in many elections, but I have to say this is the
first time that I have actually cried about the outcome of an election. I
don't particularly agree with the Tea Party movement, but I wholeheartedly
supported Mitt. He would have been a great president. I am afraid of what the
next 4 years hold for us as a nation.
re: CHS 85That's funny! Thanks for the humor amid all the
My dad always said a gloating winner was more obnoxious than a sore loser. I think he was wrong.
the lessons from last night have clearly been lost on the far right posters of
this and other threads. People are sick and tired of empty rhetoric and
spitefulness, if you want to be a part of the conversation about the direction
of our country going forward you are going to have to return to giving balanced,
common sense ideas and solutions. You get to decide if you want to be relevant
going forward but that will mean change.
@Liberal Ted -- By "takers" I mean the people the tea party types call
"takers". You know, all of you who get social security, medicare,
disability, etc. I'm not really calling them takers....thus the quotation
marks.Just keep on with your refrain of tea party nonsense and see
how many elections you win outside of Utah and the south. That's all
I'm saying. I pay my fair share of taxes, likely more than you do, so I
get that government is paid for with taxes. I call it the price I pay to live
in a civilized society.
The message from this election, since America voted largely for the status quo,
is for elected leaders to go back to work and get it right this time. Congress
needs to set a goal to have an approval rating in the thirties, not the single
digits.An underlying current in the results is a message to the Tea
Party: the party's over. The days of obstinate obstruction of everything
proposed by the Democrats, even of ideas that are generally supported by the
GOP, are past. It's time to throw Grover Norquist under the bus, raise
taxes on the wealthy (and on the middle class), cut expenses in a judicious
manner, and that includes defense (why do we need 80,000 military personnel in
Europe and why do we need to spend 47 percent of the world's military
budget?) and enact sensible entitlement reform.Since the GOP can now
focus on something other than rewriting history and making Obama look like a
failure, they can start dealing with the difficult business of compromise. Mia
Love's defeat, in spite of Romney's coattails and the millions of
dollars of external money, is also a message. Get it, finally.
@ Wonder Provo, UTAgain you don't understand where the money
comes from. The government doesn't hold a job get paid and turn around and
gives it to you as a charitiable gift.The way it works, is the
government taxes people that work, buisnesses that produce. Wealthy and special
interest groups buy their way out of these taxes and fill politicians pockets.
The government then borrows from other countries and taxes anything that moves
and then re-distributes that by creating the military, fire, police, roads, free
condoms, big bird, pay for abortions, give money to special interest groups,
give money to other nations to produce oil etc.What do you mean by
takers? Do you mean the one that creates a company, employs people that allows
them make money?
Mr. Wonder, get out of Provo and get into the real world and see what really is
happeing and you will see.
You know, I get really tired of the refrain that only moochers voted for Obama.
I would be willing to wager that a good number of "takers" voted for
Romney yesterday, and while I voted for Obama, I can sure tell you that
I've never taken a dime from the government other than driving on the
roads, having my house protected by police and fire dept., the military, etc.
The more Republicans act like tea party nuts and blow wacky things out of
proportion, the less they are going to win, and that's just a fact.
A vote for Obama makes no sense. His record is dismal. A vote for him is a
vote for a prolonged recession, higher taxes, higher health care costs, higher
fuel prices, higher food prices, a weaker dollar, higher real inflation, higher
deficits, reckless spending, gridlock, presidential arrogance, incoherent weak
foreign policy, scandals, out-of-control unelected bureaucrats, and no passed
budget.Now that their guy is reelected, maybe CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC,
the New York Times, and the Washington Post will look into the Benghazi debacle.
"With over nine hundred new executive orders"The factual number of
executive orders is 139.As the President and Congress negotiate
future spending, let us hope that education remains a high priority. Clearly
one of our challenges is gullibility. "I got it in an email that someone
forwarded to me" is a disease that we can cure.
This headline should read half of Americans. The half that says...keep the
gravy train a rolling.
Those who vote themselves a living won this election. Now we get to see if those
who work for a living and actually pay federal income taxes can pay for the 47%
I believe GW called this a "mandate" with far less votes.
The kids (house, senate) will continue their pillow fight and papa bear (prez.)
will be to scared to do anything. Watch out for mama bear!!! ohhhhweeee!!!!
Well, I am waiting for my handout and welfare check--boy I can't wait!!!
Need to buy more cheetos and pop.
Barack, Biden, Harry, and Nancy. The good hands people?No more
blaming George Bush. You know, "the one who got us into this mess".No matter how much poverty, suffering, and limited freedoms,-people
through out history has desired kings as rulers.With over nine
hundred new executive orders, and the take over of health care, it appears that
we've put in a king.I take no blame for the future of America.