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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 10:00 p.m. MST

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Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Now Mitt Romney can go back to watching his investments. However, it really is a stretch to have imagained that Washington, D.C. would become dominated by Utah politicians.

Now for the in-fighting to begin. Fox News's Charles Krauthammer has already dismissed Romney as the "transitional" candidate. He even commented that moderate Republicans in the Northeast lost suggesting that the Party had fielded the worst candidates for this election . This indicates that the extreme Right will be playing the blame game for the next six months. They are already saying that the Republican ticket was upside-down and Paul Ryan should have been the presidential candidate and Romney was a poor standard-bearer.

Burlington, CT

I voted for Romney and Ryan. But we now have 4 more years of President Obama. And from a November 1, 2012 DN article, we know the truth of what kind of a presidency he has had for the past 4 years: "On Sept. 11, 2012, four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — were killed in an attack at a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Questions in the days following the assault centered on the public reaction of the Obama administration, which for two weeks treated the attack as a spontaneous response to an anti-Islamic YouTube video, even though, as Reuters reported, White House officials had been told within two hours that it was a planned terrorist attack."

Mcallen, TX

A battered wife will hold on to her abusive husband, and so will our country with its president.

Hurricane Obama care, and bankruptcy will soon hit us like a storm. Obama now has more flexibility.

salt lake, UT

stay classy worf.

salt lake, UT

I can not figure out why it is that some on the far right continue to think that these wild conspiracy theories will work in their favor. they failed in 2008 and the failed again, maybe its time to give it a rest.

Ogden, UT

Worf apparently thought his comment was so clever that he had to post it on two separate articles tonight. I'm not going to gloat about Obama winning a second term, but I don't feel much sympathy for folks like this who get nasty and petulant when things don't go their way. You'll get through it, Worf, chin up! And buy Fox News stock, they are going to have a banner year griping and moaning about this.

Park City, Ut

The American public, the vast majority are moderates. They voted for the moderate candidate. Republicans need to take some lessons from this loss. 1. The tea party was not a model for the party. 2. Lose the religious nut jobbers and their anti-science stances, these folks are a huge turn-off. Jon Huntsman said it best, heed his words! 3. show some compassion for others not like you. 4. Embrace smaller government w/o picking and choosing. If you are for small government don't turn around and then start trying to regulate who marries each other and dictating a Woman's reproductive rights. 5. Make a MUCH better effort to reach across the isle, otherwise nothing gets done and we all lose. 6. Become the GOP of old, the Big Tent... not the narrow hallway the party has become. Don't kick out your so-called "RINO's" just like Demo's know they can't just kick out the Jim Mathesons of the world (the blue-dog demo's). Again, the party needs some diversification culturally, religiously, etc. So Republicans, take my advice or risk further marginalization as a party! It's your choice.

Ogden, UT

By the way, Deseret News, Mitt Romney's loss is not "utah's loss". There is a significant and growing portion of the state population that is neither Mormon nor conservative. That portion doesn't want Mitt Romney, didn't like Mike Leavitt, is happy that they are no longer "poised to make an impact" and is disgusted with the gerrymandering that has made all the congressional districts in Utah Republican when a good 1/3 of the state is Democratic.

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

I am truly not being melodramatic, snarky or what word you may choose...

We are doomed to go further into the abyss of economic collapse and we may NEVER recover. This president does not know how to do, nor do his "advisors" know how to do, anything but make speeches punctuated with abrupt, sharp statements, concede and bow to foreign leaders, cover up, and send/take his wife and daughters on expensive vacations. He has no skill set to lead because he has never done it. Not before he won four years ago and certainly not during the last four years.

We have just witnessed what happens when those who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living, we are in trouble.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@Oh, please!

"We have just witnessed what happens when those who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living, we are in trouble."

So the 7.9% unemployed swayed this election?

I'm employed and I voted for President Obama. It didn't count, though, because of the Electoral College, but I voted for him. What a conundrum for Republicans to fathom.

West Valley City, Utah

Now the ball is in Obama's court. No more blaming Bush. Still have the republican congress to deal with. This is your Obama-care. Now we will find out what Obama-care is all about. Will the media now hold Obama more accountable now that he has more "flexibility"? When will he finally be held accountable?

Ogden, UT

"I am truly not being melodramatic, snarky or what word you may choose.."

Umm, yes you are. You are being the very definition of melodramatic. Not snarky, no, but a petulant sore loser. Like a lot of commenters here, you are venting shallow attacks that skirt this one issue: your candidate didn't win, and perhaps for valid reasons.

Your last sentence is a particularly obnoxious insult of half the country. Those who vote for a living outnumber those who work? Mooches, all of 'em, huh? That's quite an insult to the millions upon millions of responsible working citizens who voted for Obama. Off the pedestal, please.

West Valley City, Utah

What did we learn tonight? Nice guys finish last and dirty character assassination campaigns work...barely. This is not Utah's loss. This is the failure of America to recognize who was the best man to do the job. Time will prove it.

Ogden, UT

Oh Please!

"We have just witnessed what happens when those who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living"

I'd love to see the statistic that proves your statement. I'm guessing it is published in the Journal of Make Stuff Up to Blame Everyone Else. It's a popular periodical among people who don't understand that their world view isn't the only valid one.

Cedar Hills, UT

All I can say is America will soon find out what Greece already knows and then what? What is Greece? Bankrupt and desperate. Paul Ryan warned that as House Budget Director there IS a FISCAL cliff coming within two years... we "had" one last chance to avoid it and we blindly decided to ignore the warnings. To be honest I could care less about all the Obama welfare crowd ... it is the hard working middle class, tax paying Americans who are going to see the remains of their American dream be crushed... they don't deserve this but deserve has nothing to do with it. We all get what is coming like it or not and it is going to be pretty darn scary. Just remember America - you chose this!!!! Wait til our deficit hits 20 trillion and the house of cards comes crumbling down.

"What me worry?" (Alfred E Newman of Mad Magazine)

Is this doom and gloom? We will see in about 18-24 months. Imaging if you can 20% interest rates again (Jimmy Carter era). Image your car loan or home loan. It scares me and it should scare you too. Too late now.

Cedar Hills, UT


Vast majority are moderates? Oh please stop it. The majority of Americans want free stuff and could care less how we pay for it. You call that moderate? America is no more moderate than Greece and America will soon be tasting the nasty dog food that Greece is eating right now.. bankruptcy and desperation. Oh - that mean both you and I !!!

West Jordan, UT

Oh, Please . . . I work 2 part-time jobs to supplement my husband's full-time income and I voted for Obama. In fact, I work from home and was working most of the evening while I watched the returns coming in, much to my delight.

Please do not insult those who happen to vote Democrat (by the way, I voted for several Republicans because I thought they would do the best job). Your comments kind of sum up why many people are disinfranchised from the Republican party. Time to abandon the elitist attitude.



What did we learn tonight? That a tiny majority in popular vote results in a surprisingly crushing electoral win, that America is perfectly divided in who they wanted for president, and that those on the losing side of an election will immediately blame someone, anyone, everyone because they think far too much of their own opinion and subconsciously try to prove that misery loves company.


Guess he should have released those tax returns!

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX


How is this for melodrama? Obama has increased our national debt by 5.3 trillion dollars. That is over $17,000 per man, woman and child in the US. That is a new car for every person in the US.

Unemployment is worse now than it was under Bush.

Wages are flat, inflation is high. Healthcare is anything but affordable under the "Affordable Healthcare Act"

And the president started a war with a middle-east oil dictator whose sons were willing participants in the brutality. Funny enough, the citizens of the country attack and kill the Americans that helped freed them. And he got a Nobel Peace Prize.

Go ahead eMajor, say what you are going to say. This country is in a pit, and instead of getting out we collectively decided to dig in deeper. At this borrowing rate, in four more years he will have borrowed us an SUV, not a midsized four door.

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