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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 8:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Think of it this way, young conservatives in the church now have more incentive to go on a mission (you can actually move to Canada, or elsewhere, for half Obama's next term).

Anywho, the country isn't going to be destroyed because of re-election. We already have that Democratic President, Democratic Senate and Republican House anyway and we've gained private sector jobs 33+ months in a row. The deficit this year is 200 billion less than it was last year. Things are getting better, and since we re-elected the same set I doubt there's going to be any sort of seismic shift.

Except gay marriage, if you hate gay marriage well... then you're going to have to deal with being on the losing side of history on that one.

Cedar Hills, UT

You liberals act as if there is going to be some sort of "coming together" now. Really? Should we all support late term abortion now? Should we respect your right to kill children? Should we buy into your 16 trillion deficits ... soon to be 20 trillion and say it's all ok? Really? Right is right people and wrong is wrong and that doesn't change. Do I respect Barack Obama? No! Not as a person and most definitely not as a president. But it goes much deeper than Barack Obama. America is no long the "united states" and we certainly aren't "one nation under God". For heaven sake your party booed God right out of your convention .... remember? I don't even recognize half of this country anymore nor do I claim them.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Our country certainly needs us to pray for him, we won't be able to handle another 4 years of what we've just endured. We're set for bad times ahead, start (if you haven't already) saving your pennies.

Here's where I see our challenges:
1) stalemate in Congress, 4 more years of fighting and lack of bill production
2) nuclear warhead in Iran while we continue to 'talk' to them
3) Israel attacks Iran leading to use of the warhead on Israel. US will stand by and watch
4) Iraq continues to grow anti-American sentiment with little input from Obama
5) Healthcare mandate costs grow and businesses suffer while implementing it
6) Fiscal cliff dive happens and we all suffer financially
7) Debt to China continues to grow
8) Govt subsidies of green energy die off due to financial shortfalls in the govt
9) XL Pipeline obstacles maintain US dependence on foreign oil
10) Economy shows growth potential but is hurt by all the above

We're in a bad way and have no potential to climb out of the hole, at least not for the next four years. Pray for America, we need it.

Just Me
Richfield, UT

Re: bramabull
"It is like many on Romney's side have had their inner child come out with the slander, name calling, etc"

Careful what color your calling the pot. I can't BELIEVE that I heard so many people still blaming Bush for the economic problems when gas was $1.89 when he left office. It has more than doubled and that effects everything you buy!!! Milk is up. Butter is up. All other food is up. Merchandise is up. ALL because it costs more to ship.

I don;t disagree that the "inner child" is coming out, but it's on all sides in all places.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Lib,

I would call skating on thin ice supporting gay marriage when your Mormon prophets and apostles do not.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

sandy, ut
BTW LDS liberal - you stating that somebody is apostate for not doing everything the prophet suggests is flat out wrong.


Oh really?
I get called Apostate all the time for my support;
Pro-Choice [Rape, Incest, Life & Health of the women, ect.],
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships [but not for gay-Marriage],
being Pro-Life by being Anti-War, and anti-State-Death penalties,
being an Mother Earth loving, eco-firendly tree-hugging greenie-weenie,
being mostly vegan by following the Word of Wisdom by eating meat sparingly,

all the time following the Brethren -

but being judged and called Apostate all the time for not being a jack-booted, lock stepped Republican by fellow LDS members.

When one puts Party loyalty and political alligence ahead of follow the Lord,
That is the high road to Apostasy...that's all.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The choice between a centrist President and right wing extremism was an easy choice for me to make. Romney came close and he might have won the White House if only he hadn't waited so long to separate himself from those elements who are destroying the Republican Party.


Actually, it is only 48 percent of the nation who does not agree with President Obama's agenda. The MAJORITY chose him to continue to lead us. Majority rules; isn't that what Utah's predominant culture always tells us?

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

First off I agree with praying for our nations leaders. If you believe in prayer it's something we should do no matter who is elected. Secondly I read on this comment thread about all the Romney supporters who are slanderous and speaking ill of President Obama. Personally I haven't seen near as many of these attacks as I have from Obama supporters towards Governor Romney. I do believe most of the negative comments from the left are coming from younger and in some cases ignorant people who don't have much respect for anything or anyone but themselves. On the other hand I believe most of the negative comments from the right are coming from adults, many who are educated and need to act their age. Either way we can work together to make things better or complain and belittle and make them worse. We don't have to agree or sacrifice our values to maintain an acceptable level of civility.

Kaysville, UT

We pray for leaders of countries throughout the world to soften their positions to let missionary work progress. We should pray in that way here to have him soften his heart to live by the Constitutional and governmental process that our country was founded on. He sets the tone in our country and I would pray for him to speak kindly to the people of the world about our country and value system that has existed for hundreds of years.

He does have a monumental task to lead for 4 more years with a Vice-President that can show kindness in all that he does for our country's citizens.

The budgetary and financial and economic situation hasn't gone away, which he will have 4 more years to deal with. He won't be running again and he has 4 more years to establish the Nobel Peace that he was given in the first 100 days of his Presidency.

He has a lot for us to pray for as we live in a country that has a lot to pray for. Roughly 50 percent voted for both men. We need to pray for citizens to pray also for peace.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Tolstoy salt lake, UT

"Shoved down our throats? He was just reelected by the majority of Americans"

A very soft majority. Of course many of the voters never had to prove that they were who they said they were.

That's besides the point. If the "majority" had put in more democrats into the house and senate then maybe, you could claim that. The fact is, the democrats narrowly won an election.

If you love the health care, then you can pay the taxes for it and enjoy everything that goes with it.

Just because some people like to borrow and spend money we don't have, doesn't mean that everyone wants to be on that credit statement.

Are you telling me you can't compromise to balance the budget and pay down the debt? Can you guarantee tax increases will solely and only go to pay off the debt? The fact is tax increases have never helped to dig us out.

Bountiful, UT

Modern LDS leaders certainly act close to the way I would expect of leaders of a church of God.

Congradulating President Obama on his win against Govenor Romney (a member of the LDS church) and then asking members to pray for him, is certainly a classy move.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT


I've never heard "Majority rules" in the predominant Utah culture. Since that predominant group is a minority in just about every state and country on this earth. Why would they want to subject themselves to the bottom with that comment? Think that one through.

Funny but when George Bush won and continued his policies, there was talk from the left that close to half the nation opposed him and how dare he continue. When the opposite happens then it's okay?

You've just proven that the left is no different than the right, in that sense.

As long as you and others keep up that talk the stalemate continues and nothing happens.

Phoenix, AZ

One thing to be said about the Birthers and Tea party people is that they don't know how to win and they don't know how to gracefully lose. The only thing they do seem to know how to do well is whine.

Kaysville, UT

It is an interesting time as we reflect on the eleection and with the lesson in Gospel Doctirine addressing 4th Nephi. Verse 17 says ...nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God. Now I'm not saying one party is better than the other. I am saying that we are now having -ites in Republicans nd Democrats. We should work on becoming one. Lets find some common ground and work together as a nation and as a people. Am I disappoint Romney did not win yes, but I can pray for Obama that he will lead the nation in righteousness. Democrats can pray that Republicans will lead Congress in righteousness. I can have hope. I can have faith. I can have charity. Contention is not of God.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I think it is remarkable that an African-American, a Mormon, and two Catholics were our candidates last night. I remember a time when that simply would not have been possible. A lot of blood was spilled during my lifetime to make this happen. Whatever our politics, we should be grateful for the courage of patriots and pioneers.

Bronx, NY

@liberal ted
the failure to even consider compromise was part of Romney and the GOP's down fall. they flatly refused to consider a balanced approach of reducing spending and raising taxes. They refused to consider cuts in military spending that the military it self is asking for. They refused to even consider having a conversation about Obama's budget plan in congress and instead labeled it dead on arrival, again not even considering compromise. As for the rest of your post that rhetoric lost you the election it certainly is not going to win you the argument afterwards. it is time to consider a return to common sense if you want your voice to matter.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

God bless everyone, no exceptions.

Bronx, NY

Did you ever stop to think maybe it is not the rest of the country that is a problem but rather your extreme views and empty rhetoric that is the problem?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

We understood through broadcast media, printed media, social media, and word of mouth, that millions of people throughout the world were praying for a Romney victory prior to the election.

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