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

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Voice of Reason
Layton, UT

Good Lord, what have we done. Our country cannot take four more years of this man. If we can't elect an honorable, hard-working, brilliant man like Gov. Romney, then we really deserve another four years under Obama descending ever further into economic irrelevance. I would like to share a fact-based argument as I've usually done ad nauseum on here, but I'm just not in the mood and I've come to the unavoidable conclusion that facts aren't motivating many on the left; it's really a "what's in it for me" mentality. I'm really not bitter or even spiteful towards the left, really. I am just very, very scared of what our country is going to look like in four years. I'm not sure even the perfect candidate will be able to fix things and reverse the damage by then. I am very, very scared that America's glory days of economic, religious, political and moral greatness are behind us. And I'm wishing very, very hard that I am ultimately proven wrong.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Mitt Romney’s national ambitions represent little more than a nihilistic pursuit of power for power’s sake.
No one knows for sure how he would govern because he very likely doesn’t, either.
He has been on both sides of nearly every issue of substance not merely throughout his career,
but sometimes during this campaign.
Yes, all politicians trim, hedge, occasionally even change their minds.
With Romney it is a characterological defect.
His utter lack of intellectual honesty — indeed of any recognizable intellectual core whatsoever —
is not something that should be rewarded even in a political system as shallow and dysfunctional as ours.

Salt Lake City, UT

I voted for Romney and Ryan, but they lost. The curious thing is, Obama didn't win. He only managed a tie. He still has the Senate, but didn't get the house. Now that he's unable to run again, he'll have to play nice with the Republicans, because their hands are on the purse strings, for at least two more years. The Democrats will bluster and point fingers, shouting about the impending disaster of not having a budget. The Republicans are in the position to thumb their nose and say, "tough!" History shows we've gone under before and survived. We'll survive again.
All Obama can do now, is play nice with hat in hand, or risk damaging the Democrats hold on the Senate and House. Boehner has already made it clear, major tax hikes won't fly. This means Obama has to come up with another plan.

Holladay, UT

The Gadiaton Robbers are now in complete control of the Executive Office. Does anyone REALLY believe that the country is now going to go forward and get better for the middle class?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes! If you make dire predictions and threats to attempt to win an election, you are stuck with a loss and your dire predictions. Leavitt will have to party in Cedar city on grape from tons and tons of sour grapes.


Why do many Mormons disregard the counsel in the Book of Mormon to help the poor and the needy? The Brethren stated quite clearly that there is good in the platforms of both parties.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

The silence is deafening here in Saint George this morning.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

@ Voice of Reason

You, Sir or Madam, are blind to what the nation's voters saw.
You like Romney because your club like him, and tells you to do so as well.

But the voters saw lies, stances-of-the-day, and decided a salesman belongs in sales, not in the White House.

When will the GOP put a candidate forward with anything of value to offer?
McCain? Hardly.
Palin? A horrible idea from the gate.
Romney? Sorry, no snake oil for us normal people, thank you.

Far East USA, SC

"The Brethren stated quite clearly that there is good in the platforms of both parties."

Is that really something that you need to have pointed out to you by the "brethren"?

Idaho Falls, ID

Mike in Sandy...sound like you've been watching too much main stream media.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT


It looks like in addition to Pres. Obama keeping his job,
Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck will be keeping their jobs as well [they depend on him too.]

Meanwhile - Grow up.

Just like High School kids electing a Student Body Officer,
after the election is over, remember, we all still belong and attend the same High School.

You start trashing America because YOUR guy didn't win,
is like trashig your High School because your guy didn't win.
It's called TREASON.

Sour Grapes.....

Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

Is the word for Republicans going forward to keep obstructing and maligning this president because he was audacious enough to win a second term with the help of the little people? One suspects that Rush Limbaugh and disgruntled conservatives will continue to try and make Obama a "failed president". They would prefer to punish Obama in whatever way they can instead of working with him to solve the problems of America. Even Romney's appeal to work together will fall on deaf, Republican ears because the animosity is so great. So many hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent whipping the Republican faithful into a froth, how will they ever find a way to work together and compromise for the common good.

One suspects the birther nonsense will remain a bulwork of conservative ideology. Obama will continue to be cast as "The Other". Laments that he is "destroying" America will become a continuing theme with Fox News and the wingnut talking heads of Right-Wing media. And the Far Right will begin to eat their young, claiming that because Romney wasn't "really" one of them, the Republican's failed. And reality, once again, will elude the Republlican Party.


I voted for Obama, had Jon Huntsman run, I would have voted for him.

Republican party: lose the far right whackos and the Tea Party, they are not the solid, rational types on which to build your campaign platform. Stop fretting over a man's birth certificate, stop worrying about complete strangers having sex, stop fretting that some woman getting medicine for endometriosis might take advantage of the hormones and have pre-marital sex, people have been doing that since the beginning and will continue to do it.

Get BACK to your hard stands on crime, do some REAL job creation, you know like making sure that Wal mart employees don't have to go on food stamps to live, fund education, because keeping kids in school is the best route to keeping them employed an out of jail. Basically return to your roots and be the strong rational party you once were.

Ying Fah
Provo, UT

patriot Cedar Hills, UT

Do you know the definition of }paranoid psychotic"? What will you say when time has passed and the destruction of America you predict doesn't occur? The strident warnings of "doom and gloom" fearmongering has become more only sour grapes and the whining of sore losers.

Unfortunately, the DesNews 'Letters to the Editor' page and the accompanying comments section will continue to have the onslaught of anti-Obama rhetoric for the next four years. The birthers nonsense will continue. The accusation of Obama as "The Other" will continue. The idea that Obama is not a "real" American will continue. The conservative talking points for the election will continue. Even after all this has been debunked by the news factcheckers, the movement conservatives and wingnuts writing here will continue to express their nonsense since they don't want to believe anything different.

But that's all OK. Obama has another four years. That's what really matters.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Throughout America last night, we heard a huge sigh of relief.

West Valley City, UT

Hey it's okay that Obama won... I mean I wanted the world to end within 4 years anyway.

Sandy, UT

"America woke up with a big sigh of relief . . . " Yeah, you think Santa Claus is still out there waiting to give you everything you want with no work involved. All he has to do is steal it from someone else first. But he's getting good at THAT, so until it's all gone (and I mean literally GONE), you can keep playing that game of make believe.

Salt Lake City, Ut

Mike, time to come home and sell insurance.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

RE: Patriot
The ignorance shown in your post is truly astounding. The Fed recently announced that interest rates will stay at their historic lows for the foreseeable future. That means for at least the next 18 months.
You should also read the Constitution sometime. In it you will find that ALL spending bills must come from the House of Representatives. Republicans control the House so it really is up to your party to work with the president and fix our debt problem. Yelling and screaming that the sky is falling won't do anyone any good. Stop complaining and predicting doom and gloom and do something to help.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Obama now has more flexibility."

Uh, the senate can still filibuster and the house is still Republican. He doesn't have more flexibility at all.

@Oh, please!
"We are doomed to go further into the abyss of economic collapse and we may NEVER recover"

Oh please... we've gained private sector jobs 33+ months in a row and counting with these leaders. We've heading in the right direction. Sure it's slower than we'd like but we're moving in the right direction, not further into any abyss.

"Nice guys finish last and dirty character assassination campaigns work"

Hah, that's funny, you actually think Romney ran a clean campaign...

"All I can say is America will soon find out what Greece already knows and then what?"

This years' deficit is 200 billion less than last years' deficit. Besides, Romney's 5 trillion dollar tax cut (that he never outlined how he would fully pay for since what he said he would do only covers about 1/3 of that) and 2 trillion dollar defense spending hike bringing defense spending to levels unseen since WWII would not have done anything to help the deficit.

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