Republicans can't seem to figure it out. Attacking everyone who
disagree's with you is not a way to win friends and influence people.
Telling people they are stupid because they disagree with you is not a great
campaign strategy. Blaming the other side for every problem we have in a
America is not a winning strategy and assumes Americans are stupid. Demonizing,
teachers, unions, government workers, and those Americans who are struggling to
make a living is not playing well with at least half the country. There are many ways to solve the problems this country has. Things are not
always a choice between evil and good. The republicans should be winning hands
down, because most Americans are center right, but because the republican party
has been hijacked by the tea party, center right is not acceptable.
Today's republican party says that anyone who is not with us 100% on every
issue is against us and is either stupid, lazy or fooled by the mainstream
media. Because of the economy this election should have been a slam
dunk for the republicans. Maybe it is time to look within instead of blaming
@ getting it wrong: I think you need to double check your election numbers,
pretty sure they are wrong.
Some interesting facts about the recent election.Yesterday, the
stock market is up by 133 points.Today's news: “The Dow
plummets 313 points following the election, but it's not exactly clear
why.” 2008 Presidential election popularity votes
Barack Obama – 69,456,897John McCain – 59,934,8142012 Presidential election popularity votes Barack Obama –
69,297,997Mitt Romney – 57,098,650
John McCain got more than two million votes in 2008 than Romney.???
they just don't get it and they are vaguely proud of that.
Mike in Cedar City: Romney was not speaking about you, but about those who will
see that you eventually will no longer have your SS. The one's who
are not working, and yet are pulling from this economy as if they had
contributed to it. The one's who will have that panel that will decide if
you should receive the medical treatment you need, or just tell you to take
'that pill". How long do you think the government can go on printing
money, spending without regard to the end game that will eventually come and
when it does we who are retired, will be the last in the line and on the list.
This country deserves Pres. Obama. You can take this either way but I'm not
optimistic. God bless America.
I believe the President was able to give people handouts that would help his
election victory very well and convenient for Him during the past 4 years. That
is what it was all about for the Nobel Peace person that gave his all for the
peace of the Benghazi victims. Standing up for the rights of His
and Hillary's workers will still be on the chopping block, according to
what he promised before this election. Now we will see if he can stand the
Iran-Contra type of scrutiny that people of his party forced on the Reagan
administration 30 years ago. Hopefully, it won't be like the Nixon issue
in the 1970s but politics can be joyful for some on election day but can be
rough on accountability or check ride day with the highest of evaluators
watching every move during the evaluation.May our country live
through this next 4 years of jubilation when budgets, taxes and support of our
military and foreign affairs will be pushed to the limit and not an easy ride
for anyone. Fortunately, we still have a House of Representatives
in Congress that will hopefully work to keep our nation strong.
I am am a retiree and worked to input into the social security system since
1962. I have worked in private and public sector jobs including retiring from
the military, which was a great experience protecting our country and flying to
remote places in the world in support of our military forces. I know the intent
of what Mitt Romney said and in no way would I consider that offensive as the
press, media and Obama campaign painted their picture with mincing words.I am proud to be an American that believes in strong national and
states' principles as intended in the Constitution of the United States of
America.We have to consider what our government is made for and to
do for us as a nation. We have grown government to include so many things that
weren't necessarily to have in entitlement and other forms where people
don't have to work. We are a giving country and no other
country in the world has people that give more time, energy and labors of love
for others through money and working. We should give of our heart and not taxes
For years I have posited this question in Elder's Quorum:Do we
vote for the best representatives we can find, to try to offset and stave off
the decay and destruction that we know is to come before the second coming?Or as people who look forward to the second coming, should we just go
ahead and vote for those who will further the decay and hasten the second
coming?We have turned that corner, I think.
Well, I guess Big Bird feels better. I wish I did.
Ute alumni...I am one of the 47% because I am retired and on social security and
medicare. I have 3 college/university degrees have worked fr 40 years in both
the public and private sectors. I paid for my Social Security benefits and saved
in addition to that. Romney called me a loser and so did you. Want to
reconsider that? Probably not.
History evolves from events that have happened. Money can be said
to be the root of all evil but there can be problems that override the money
issues, such as the social media culture.Religion is not supposed to
be discussed with politics or there can be resentment and upset feelings on some
side or another. In the ancient times, people in the Old Testament wanted to be
like their neighbors and have more to life than their religion and traditions.
They didn't have social media to know exactly what was going on but just
through the grapevine that those other countries had it much better, having a
king as a leader. Kings were the in thing to have. They didn't listen to
God repeated times and the people finally got their way with Saul, David and
Solomon, etc. Then we got Judeo-Christian laws and order in the United States
of America and we don't want religion and politics mixed. Some don't
want fanatical religious wackadoodles dictate social policy! Do we
still have a balance in our country of what the forefather's taught and
believed? Maybe in places but have evolved away from principles.
Like Michelle fours years ago, the first time being proud to be an American this
is my first time to not be proud to be an American. Land of the handouts and
I'm still scratching my head trying to figure this one out. Apparently
Americans have become very comfortable with debt. And apparently they are ok
with having an economy in the tank. I for one am going to start tightening up
the finances, the next few years are not going to be pretty. I'm just
hoping the company I work for survives another four years of Obama. I really
didn't think he had a chance with his track record. Weird stuff.
@ utahcountyute Your exactly right, and that is the main thing
this election proved. The "victim class" is alive and well!
ImaYeah, "keep on rolling" right off that fiscal cliff that
is coming. And then there's Obamacare. Romney is right about
the 47%. I think it's closer to 49% though.
Where oh where is Blue Templar this fine morning? Several weeks ago Blue gave
me a rather pointed tongue lashing on this board espousing the virtues of the
Romney/Ryan ticket. I believe he mentioned something about the Romney/Ryan
ticket setting sail and I needed to sink or swim.Well, Blue, my
friend, the Romney/Ryan ship has sunk. Time to climb aboard the Obama Express
because that train is going to keep on rolling!
Does it even occur to you guys that the tone of most of these comments so far
might be a huge part of why Romney lost last night? The Republican Party needs
to enter the 21st century if it's going to survive.
Those sour grapes apparently taste pretty good.
Re-electing Obama was the easy part. Now comes the hard part!
Time to stop hoping for a bad economy for political gain. The Iraq war fiasco
comes full circle.
So, is he ever going to start taking responsibility for the debt he has incurred
or the unemployment levels? I am truly puzzled why Obama supporters seem so
happy when we have another four years of THIS. Unemployment has gotten worse.
Inflation is up and wages are down.What is it about the postal
service, Amtrack, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that makes people say, "Hey, I
want the government to run healthcare too?"How much more debt
and unemployment is it going to take? When is he going to stop blaming Bush?
Some of America voted for hope and change, and others voted for much of the
same. Good luck America. You get what you deserve.
Wow. I have lost faith in the majority of American people. You are as blinded
by this WPE (worst president ever) as can be. At Obama's current rate of
debt building, we will be 23 trillion in debt by the time he finally limps out
of office in 4 more years. 23,000,000,000,000,000!...........and counting.Failure.
The poor people have spoken...Keep the gravy train a rolling.
Unfortunately there are no do overs for the GOP. There negative message of
hatred and exclusion alienated the fastest growing segments of our society,
Latinos and the young. We are not a Ozzie and Harriets country anymore and
this is not Mayberry. They need leaders and policies that are more inclusive
and representative of the people they serve.
Goes to show how much the country has devolved over the past 30 years. At least
Americans weren't stupid enough to elect Carter to a second term, after
proving to be such a dismal failure! The results of this election just go to
prove that the dumbing down of America is alive and well....and growing!
Weak economy with no plans or clue and zero leadership. Great combination. Four
more years in the abyss.
I think with the loss of Mia Love, Mitt Romney, Todd Akin, and many others, the
GOP has some serious issues and needs to think long and hard about what type of
party it wants to become as the Rest of America continues to move Forward.Because from where I sit, if the GOP doesn't stop with it's
wars on everyone - from women to gays & Kenyan Socialists - the once great
party of the Big Tent will find itself all alone...