@Nanook of the North:"And I'm disappointed that so many are
convinced that Obama's going to make things so terrible."He's a socialist. He wants to turn this country into a socialist
country. He's about half way or more there. He could finish the task in
the next four years.Many folks, including yours truly, think
that's terrible. That's not what made America Great... and will
likely be her downfall."... he's not planning on increasing
taxes on anyone but the rich."Yes, and he wants to distribute
the tax money from the rich to others. Called redistribution of wealth.
Further, the rich are our job creators. Any added tax on the rich will kill
jobs."He tried to implement programs that would improve the jobs
outlook and the economy... " Like what? The Keystone pipeline
rejection? Threatening to bankrupt the coal industry? Refusing to go for
domestic oil and natural gas production?
It's a fact of life the occasionally evil will prevail.
I'm disappointed that there are personal attacks in many comments here, but
a comment I tried to leave regarding how factual or not the Romney campaigns was
was rejected for "containing personal attacks". And I'm
disappointed that so many are convinced that Obama's going to make things
so terrible. He's cut taxes on the middle class, he's not planning on
increasing taxes on anyone but the rich. He tried to implement programs that
would improve the jobs outlook and the economy, and he was blocked every step of
the way by the GOP House; will the next House be more co-operative? It's
not wrong to blame the party that's blame-worthy. Obama hasn't
weakened our military, but heaven knows there's hundreds of billions of
waste in the Pentagon that can and should be carved out. Stop listening to Fox
News, and pray for ALL those elected to do what's best for the country and
to work together.
Riverton Cougar Riverton, UTInsulting the American voter is not the
way to win converts to your cause. When you consider that a majority of white,
American males over 65 voted for Mitt Romney, the pool of reliable Republican
voters is diminishing. To characterize the younger voters who gave Barak Obama
a second term as "stupid" does not endear the to your Republican
Party.Yes, Republicans believe that they own the presidency and
should have it by right. We all understand that. And when the American people
don't give it to them, they get angry and resentful. However, the fact
remains that we live in a democracy although conservatives would prefer we have
a plutocracy with them always in charge. That way they can make their position
better off while the peons, the little people, do the work and pay the way.
dhull Orem, UT"Here's what we can look forward to in the
next term:Major tax increases hammer the middle class thanks to
Obamacare and expiring tax cuts.WRONG! By ending the Bush tax cuts
on the most wealthy? Certainly not for Obamacare!Continued
weakening of our military.WRONG! Get real!More trillion
dollar deficits.WRONG! Only if the Republicans continue to block
deficit-reduction legislation.National debt will pass $20 Trillion.
(think about that - he will double the debt on his watch)WRONG!
Maybe, but most of that cost came from two unfunded wars and a massive tax
cut.Continued economic weakness.WRONG! The stock market
is up. Wealthy Americans are doing better than ever.Unemployment
will remain high (cooking the books will make it appear less so)WRONG! "cooking the books"? So where do you get your numbers?Bigger governmentWRONG! In your dreams!Continuing effort to increase dependency on government.WRONG! What
"continuing effort"? Oh, Social Security and Medicare. Right! Blame Republicans in the House for his failures (You can only blame Bush
for so long).WRONG! The economic mess occured with Bush policies and
was exacerbated by a Republican House.
"Hard to believe there are that many ignorant fools in this country.""I am really stumped at the stupidity Americans have shown
tonight."That's the way guys, keep it up. You sure are
going to win people over to your side by calling them stupid and ignorant fools.
Good work. Good luck with that one in '16.
The swing states have spoken...keep the gravy train a rolling.
I am really stumped at the stupidity Americans have shown tonight. This weak
economy is what we want? Really?It's a sad day when the
majority of Americans choose higher taxes, more government spending, who knows
how many more trillions of dollars in national debt, broken promises of
transparency, abortion, gay marriage, occurrences of "not optimal"
deaths of U.S. ambassadors under the president's watch, food stamps,
etc.I am just scared that now we will find out what Obama meant when
he said he would have more "flexibility" after the elections.
Americans: This won't be pretty (at least, for the minority who still
cherished the American dream and capitalism).America lost today.
It's a good day.
@Pat: I completely agree with you. I can't believe that those poor families
still haven't received any detailed accounts of what actually happed in
Benghazi. I find this disturbing on multiple levels, but especially that this
issue has been put on hold until after the election. If it's true that
those men could have received help but were denined it, then I hope those who
stood by and did nothing are held accountable. I don't care what party you
represent. Part of leading the country is protecting it's
citizens.Obviously it's not always in our power to save lives in every
situation, but if you have the means and do nothing then there should be severe
consequences. It's easy for a president to focus on the good things they
do, but it takes a real leader to take responsiblity for the things that go
wrong. It doesn't matter what party they belong to. They are responsible to
lead and protect.
Just a stab in the dark...the next four years are also Bush's fault?
Obama won by a larger electoral margin than Bush did in either election and a
larger popular vote margin than (in at least) the 2000 election (which Bush
lost). The Tea Party cost Republicans control of the Senate.Republicans have to expand their demographic beyond white men and older
folks. Time to get back to the reality-based world.
For those who are pleased with the president's re-election tonight, can you
articulate what the president's plan is for improving our economy?
Apparently, we've been in a recovery since the 5th month of his presidency
- doesn't feel like one does it? What new ideas came out in the campaign?
Are we to expect four more years of the same policies but miraculously expect
different results?Here's what we can look forward to in the
next term:Major tax increases hammer the middle class thanks to
Obamacare and expiring tax cuts.Continued weakening of our military.More trillion dollar deficits.National debt will pass $20 Trillion.
(think about that - he will double the debt on his watch)Continued
economic weakness.Unemployment will remain high (cooking the books will
make it appear less so)Bigger governmentContinuing effort to
increase dependency on government.Blame Republicans in the House for his
failures (You can only blame Bush for so long).If you disagree, tell
me - is he planning something different that will change the results we have
seen thus far? Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the
definition of insanity.We all lost tonight.
The map referred to by CNN tonight paints a picture of an America that has
changed greatly in values and priorities that made this a once great nation. We
as a country are divided to the point that we reward less than average
performance with 4 more years. If a CEO of any major company in the US had a
track record of Pres. Obama, he/she would be shown the door. We have a financial
crisis that has not been addressed over the last 4 years. We have immigration
issues that have not been addressed in the last 4 years. We have a jobless rate
that has not been addressed in the last 4 year. We have a President that all he
can say is he inherrited all of this. Well, it's 4 years later and you
cannot use that excuse anymore. I also agree that the Republican party has not
offered anything better. We are in a questionable sitiation with less vision and
less leadership than at any other time that I have seen in our nation.
worf:The best man won. Stay classy.
wow. Here goes... 16,000,000,000,000 and counting. Here we come France,
Greece, etc. The United Socialist States of America are headed your way.
There will be many regrets about this vote in the future. Glad I had nothing to
do with it. Except...I am one of the many who fund all of these failed policies
so that the entitlements can continue to pour in to those who do nothing. Shame on America's people who can't see past their own prejudices to
realize that they have elected, again, the worst president ever to occupy the
I almost voted for Romney, but I flip flopped.
Hard to believe there are that many ignorant fools in this country. According to
the AP, it appears that Obama was able to convince the uninformed that after 4
years of failed policies it is still Bush's fault. Congratulations, Mr.
President. Four more years of fiddling while Rome burns. Can't wait.
@worfthe reason Romney lost is that the vitriol of the far right hurt him
with everyday Americans a lesson that is clearly lost on you.
I was going to refrain from criticism of BO, but I would hope if Romney was
elected, people would continue to think for themselves. So I'm hoping
Santa brings BO a spine and a boat load of courage. I love what I bleed blue
said about the 47%. Mitt said something behind closed doors that is true, and
since Americans are so sensitive, they got offended. All BO did was pander to
get a vote since he had no record to run on. One party gives people a free ride
and the other extends some help with expectations. Who would give up a free
ride? Uninformed citizens follow the free stuff and the hand that gives it
out. My favorite moment of the election was when BO slung a "zinger" at
Romney concerning the "horses and bayonets". It went viral, everyone
thought it was so clever. Then when the truth came out that bayonets are
standard issue and training today, the silence and embarrassment was deafening.
So we get a short termed senator/community organizer for our leader and expect
him to do it well. Sound reasoning for sure
If Obama wins Florida Nate Silver would have a perfect electoral forecast map.
Guess the polls shouldn't have been dismissed after all. Plus 3 states
approved of gay marriage for the first time ever. Great win tonight.
Maybe now that the election is over we can learn the truth about the Benghazi
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.
What happend to the euphoria that graced these pages only two days ago?
Conservative voices expessed their firm commitment that Romney would win, that
he had it "in the bag". Now it's blame the media. Soon
it will be blame the candidate. It is sincerely doubtful that there will be a
serious analysis of strategy, the contradictions and distortions of fact which
impacted the Romney campaign. Perhaps if Romney had portrayed himself as a
moderate Republican prior to the first debate instead of pledging loyalty to the
Tea Party and Far Right by becoming "severely conservative", he
certainly would have performed better in the general election. However, he
would not have been the Republican candidate.The Republican Party is
an ananchronism in today's world. It is irrelevant and the American people
see it as extremist and out-of-touch. The Party need to re-think it policies,
emerge from the mid-20th century, and move forward. America is a diverse and
multi-cultural nation. Until the Republican Party can appeal to all Americans
as a moderate, center-right Party, it will continue to diminish in influence.
More red states will shift purple in the coming years.
I feel for the conservatives who undoubtedly feel frustrated, betrayed, and
dismayed by the result of the election. Take heart, I never thought I would
survive 8 years of George W. Bush and somehow I did. But do it gracefully.
Already people are blaming the media, blaming fellow citizens, ringing the alarm
bells of imminent destruction, claiming as always that the country is on the
edge of a knife and will teeter off if the opposing candidate wins. It looks like this race was decided by less than 1% of the popular vote.
Something to think about. Seeing how the country was so evenly divided on their
choice of President, I really hope the Executive and Legislative branches can
manage to find some common ground and stop the gridlock.
This is a very positive development. I am sure we will have opportunities to
discuss this in the coming days.
@I bleed blueunfortunately we can already see that is not going to be the
case in Utah.
Has Russ Limbaugh's head exploded yet?
I look forward to the Republicans blame everyone but their own candidate for the
loss tonight. It should be entertaining.
I hope the republican party learned something this evening. The 47 percent that
Mitt wrote off is greater than the 2% base the tea party represents.
I find it sad the people in the usa . Romney is a honest man who gave i guess
america don,t want honesty. Romney was going to try to get people jobs. But
america people want food stamps instead. We need to stand on our own feet and
not lean on the goverment. If i did not have a good job. I would take
anything before being on food stamps including doing dishes as i have in the
past. My we all wize up and figure out the govermemt can not answer all
of quest . With costing money or freedom
I hope Obama is grateful to the lamestream media who swept ANYTHING negative
about him under the rug.The media SHOULD be ashamed of
themselves.But I doubt it.
I hope now we can unite as a Nation and solve the problems that loom over us. I
pray we can end the partisanship and focus on solutions, not blame.