Published: Monday, Nov. 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Wish I could afford to be part of the "inner circle." I guess
that's what GOP economics is all about. I just haven't figured out how
to make it work for me.
Thanks for a sensible letter.Now we ALL need to get to work and help
mend this nation. It's going to require hard work, courage, and above all
-- cooperation -- from all sides.
SO nice to see a graceful letter.
One Old Man,How do you propose that we get this nation to work?
The same people with the same ideas are in office. The election changed
nothing.Please don't suggest that the Republicans need to
"compromise" until you've looked at a map of counties that voted
Republican. It wasn't just a majority of counties that voted Republican,
it was not just a super-majority of counties that voted Republican. This
country has so few counties that voted Democrat that those Democrat counties are
almost just a blip on the map.Implying that one man in the White
House decides what Congress should do is anti-American. Implying that one
Senator has the right to negate the vote of 435 House members is
anti-American.The people chose a Republican majority to represent us
in the House, where budget bills originate.If Obama and Reid get
behind the will of the people, progress will be made.
Wanda, guess what. You wouldn't have gotten a sniff from Obama either.
Mike, surely you know that the only reason the House is still as Republican as
it is was due to gerrymandering and nothing else.I guess we can keep
hoping that someday, people like you will finally see the light and understand
why you've been so wrong for so long.
Mike Richards South Jordan, UtahWasn't Obama's
re-election the will of the people? Or are you talking about "real"
people as in "real" Americans?Somehow, there is a disconnect
here. It's as if we're hearing that the "will of the people"
wasn't really expressed in the election. Were they hypnotized to vote
against what they really believed? It takes chutzpuh to speak for "the real
people" when one is only expressing one's singular opinion.Or are those people who didn't vote your way deluded and should never
have been allowed to vote to begin with? Counties don't determined
elections. People do. The shock of the election results will pass. The
Republicans lost 3 seats in the House. Also, take note that Republicans
returned to the House with only a 4% majority. This is not a resounding victory
for the conservative cause. If congressional districts were drawn
by a non-partisan committee based simply on population and not gerrymandered for
political advantage, do you think that the Republicans would still be in the
majority? It's obvious that "the people" are not "your
people" and that's the difference!
@Mike, As a libertarian, I can only hope nothing gets done in the next 4,
no make it 12 years. Government standstill is what I hope for. A fast acting
government is one I'm scared of. So for me, the answer is I hope you,
Mike, and other conservatives stand your ground.
@ Midvaliean: There is a difference between a slow moving government and a
government that gets nothing done. It is one thing to want a government that
moves slow and thinks things through - it is another thing entirely to want a
government that is unable to meet the needs of those it governs and protects.A government that gets nothing done fails its citizens and leads to
hardship and disaster.Is this really what you and Mike want - the
complete failure of America as we know it?@ Mike: Counties do not
vote for President or members of Congress. The people who live in those
counties do. And by sheer numbers, more Americans voted for Obama.
Mike,So now we're counting election results by counties? I
don't think that's in the Constitution, is it? You'll spin it so
that you'll always be in the majority, no matter how small your far-right
group gets. This election was nothing if not a repudiation of the Tea Party.
Mike Richards:More people voted for Obama than for Romney. The
Democrats gained seats in the Senate. The Republicans lost seats in the House.
Spin all you like, but these are the facts, and looking at a map of counties is
meaningless. Land doesn't vote, but people do, and those people gave Obama
and the Democratic Party a clear victory.And compliments to Nate
Sharp on this graceful letter. Hopefully some sense is starting to come to the
@mike richards so you think a county like toole utah with a population
small enough to fit on one city block in NY should hold the same weight as my
county that has over 8 million people (three times the entire state of utah) in
it? republican counties may look impressive in terms of land mass but when you
look at actual population not so much. I have to say this is your weakest
The election is not over. Foolish people tell us that they elected Obama. They
did no such thing. Obama WILL BE elected by electors, not by popular vote.
About three hundred people will elect Obana, about one for every million
citizens. Obama can never say that the people elected him, because
that is a complete lie.The map that Mike Richards told us about
tells the real story. This is truly a Republican nation. No matter which
direction you travel, you will be in a Republican county except for some
isolated Democrat strongholds. Maybe the Deseret News would be good
enough to print that map. Maybe Obama would be wise enough to look at it.
Still funny to see, that a 1.5% effective margin difference in the election, is
still considered a landslide, by the hyper slobbering Democrats. They always
forget about the 48.5% of the people, who voted against the anointed ruler
Obama. That equals dozens of millions of people. Not to mention all the DN
turncoat, wannabee conservative posters on these boards, but are really libs and
don't want to admit it, that claim they really wished to vote for Romney,
but just couldn't. They must represent several million people's
viewpoint also. Then there are the Union hacks, who go out and vote for the
regime, because their vote was paid for, or they are just following orders.
Lastly there are the weak minded who voted for the regime, because they
swallowed the propaganda of so called journalists, who have an agenda to
re-elect Obama, or they follow some hollywood airhead who they worship and
mindlessly do what they are told. Suddenly that "landslide" doesn't
seem so convincing afterall!
Nice letter. That Mike Richards is a real funny comedian. Where does he get his
L. White and HaHaHaHa:I'm sure that's exactly what
you'd be saying if Romney won. You'd be saying that the electoral
college elected him instead of the people and that winning 50.6% of the popular
vote is no mandate and that he'd better compromise with Democrats.
Right?Do you guys want to go on losing elections? Just keep talking
@L WhiteSo I have to wonder how little you must think of the rest of us if
you think we do not understand land area does not equate population? Do you
understand juab county which makes up seven times the land area of new york city
has a total population of just over 10,000 people compared to new york city with
8.8 million people? the entire population of juab county would fit in one high
rise apartment building in new york. land area does not equal majority of the
population. More people voted for Obama then voted for Romney, so by that
measure alone we are not a republican nation.
RE: KGB1 I haven't seen anybody in the GOP dispute that your guy won.
Yeah it's puzzling, but either way you cut it, e. college or straight vote
count, he won. My point is, that it wasn't a mandate, or a landslide, as
your arrogant president seems to think, or most of his flunky followers, like
you. A 1-2% margin is very minimal and only indicates a small favoring by the
electorate. If my guy won by that margin, I would happily admit that it was a
very close election, and that he is not supported by a large percentage of the
@l white "The election is not over. Foolish people tell us that
they elected Obama. They did no such thing. Obama WILL BE elected by electors,
not by popular vote. About three hundred people will elect Obana, about one for
every million citizens."your right its the same process that
every modern president has been elected by, the peoples popular vote (he
majority of the population) and then our electors go and make our voice heard.
the only way that our voice would not be heard is if the electors went against
the majority of voters, so unless Romney wins the peoples voice was heard. So
again not really understanding how your argument really changes the fact Obama
was voted by the majority of americans (so by definition not a republican
nation) and will remain president.
@hahahahaha "as your arrogant president seems to think"did you move out of the country since the election? if not that would be
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