The 47% (those Americans who pay no federal income taxes) won this election. Now
we get to see if those who actually work for a living and pay taxes can carry
Bypassing the House with executive orders will not be a problem now that
re-election is taken care of.
Re: "'Now that the election is over, it's time to put politics
aside and work together to find solutions,' said Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid."Yeah -- like that's going to happen.But, at least we've got a little breathing room. A deeply riven Congress
should provide us some level of protection from liberals intent on
Moutain manI pay twice the tax rate Romney does and I voted for Obama for
one simple reason we need a reasonable balanced approach not empty rhetoric
Sen. McConnell stubbornly held the economy hostage in order to achieve his #1
goal of making Obama a one-term president. Unseating the president was a higher
priority to him and the rest of the GOP than improving the plight of the
American people. Now that his strategy has failed, will he come around and
participate?Brava to Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin.
Tolstoysalt lake, UTLagomorphSalt Lake City, UT========== Agreed with both of your excellent comments.The Republicans had ONE goal and ONE GOAL only, and it was not America or the
American People -- it was solely making Obama a 1 term President, and they
lost.Time to got back and re-think their pathetic priotrities,
before the GOP looses the House in 2 years when they clean house by throwing out
the rest of the obstructionst Tea-Partiers.
The most impressive election event in 2012 was the positive Democratic turn of
events in the U.S. Senate where Republicans had a great opportunity to take
control but failed to do so. Unlike the House of Representatives in which
Republicans were able to structurally build a firewall of redistricted
legislative districts to preserve their majority and required by the
Constitution and decennial census, the race for U.S. Senate seats reflected a
closer sense of the majority of the popular people's vote. The Republicans
by freezing in their power by splitting up districts in the House of
Representatives that favored Republicans in order to avoid being turned out in
2012, have only likely delayed the inevitable mandate changes being called for
by the majority of Americans in the U.S. Senate races.
@procuradorfiscal you really just don't get what happened last night
do you. last night was a call to GOP to return to common sense governing, not to
switch to just going along with everything the democrats want but to abandon eh
rhetoric and return to common sense solutions that do include compromise.
Observations...President Obama has an approvable rating of 50%.He received 50% of the vote.Congress has an approval rating
in the high single digits.Yet voters, for the most part, returned
the same people to the Congress.Nate Silver was accurate, in his
analysis of how the election, would turn out.Karl Rove has some
"splainin" to do.Thank you DN, for allowing readers to
express their diverse opinions.
The GOP can continue to blame the electorate, or come to the realization that
pandering to rich, white folks is not a winning strategy.The
demographics of this country are changing. And changing quickly. Adapt, or go extinct.
@MountanmanUh, Obama only won 1 (presumably since it's Florida) of
the 10 states that have the highest percentage of their people among the 47%.
Maybe that was Romney's problem, more Americans than not factchecked his
@TolstoyReasonable? In 2008 Obama said he would reach across the aisle
and work with Republicans and Democrats to get our economy growing. Eric Cantor
had a jobs creation bill he showed to Chris Wallace on Fox Business News Sunday
Edition. He invited the President to come to Congress and sit down and have a
discussion. Obama's response: Running around the country blaming the
Republican Party for not wanting to tackle the jobs issue. Paul Ryan at least
tried to tackle our budget woes, while Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has
refused to vote on a balanced budget amendment. What Obama really means when he
says he will work with both parties. If the other party won't conform to
his far-left ideology he is not interested. Romney I am convinced would have
been far more willing to get things done, since he was able to accomplish
results with a Democratic Legislature in Massachusetts.
@morganhagain with the rhetoric, do you not understand the election is
over and the rhetoric did not work. Obama did attempt to reach out to congress
and as you state in your comment congresses response was to reach out to fox
news. you have a choice you can let go of the rhetoric of the past and become
part of finding common sense solutions going forward or you can sit by and watch
as the world leaves you behind. your choice.