Americans OK renewing Obama's Oval Office lease

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  • Oh My Heck! Vernal, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    I did NOT vote for Obama!! I am NOT OK with renewing his Oval Office lease!! I am 65 years old, and have voted in many elections, but I have to say this is the first time that I have actually cried about the outcome of an election. I don't particularly agree with the Tea Party movement, but I wholeheartedly supported Mitt. He would have been a great president. I am afraid of what the next 4 years hold for us as a nation.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    re: CHS 85

    That's funny! Thanks for the humor amid all the 'sorrow'!

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    My dad always said a gloating winner was more obnoxious than a sore loser.

    I think he was wrong.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 7, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    the lessons from last night have clearly been lost on the far right posters of this and other threads. People are sick and tired of empty rhetoric and spitefulness, if you want to be a part of the conversation about the direction of our country going forward you are going to have to return to giving balanced, common sense ideas and solutions. You get to decide if you want to be relevant going forward but that will mean change.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    @Liberal Ted -- By "takers" I mean the people the tea party types call "takers". You know, all of you who get social security, medicare, disability, etc. I'm not really calling them takers....thus the quotation marks.

    Just keep on with your refrain of tea party nonsense and see how many elections you win outside of Utah and the south. That's all I'm saying. I pay my fair share of taxes, likely more than you do, so I get that government is paid for with taxes. I call it the price I pay to live in a civilized society.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    The message from this election, since America voted largely for the status quo, is for elected leaders to go back to work and get it right this time. Congress needs to set a goal to have an approval rating in the thirties, not the single digits.

    An underlying current in the results is a message to the Tea Party: the party's over. The days of obstinate obstruction of everything proposed by the Democrats, even of ideas that are generally supported by the GOP, are past. It's time to throw Grover Norquist under the bus, raise taxes on the wealthy (and on the middle class), cut expenses in a judicious manner, and that includes defense (why do we need 80,000 military personnel in Europe and why do we need to spend 47 percent of the world's military budget?) and enact sensible entitlement reform.

    Since the GOP can now focus on something other than rewriting history and making Obama look like a failure, they can start dealing with the difficult business of compromise. Mia Love's defeat, in spite of Romney's coattails and the millions of dollars of external money, is also a message. Get it, finally.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    @ Wonder Provo, UT

    Again you don't understand where the money comes from. The government doesn't hold a job get paid and turn around and gives it to you as a charitiable gift.

    The way it works, is the government taxes people that work, buisnesses that produce. Wealthy and special interest groups buy their way out of these taxes and fill politicians pockets. The government then borrows from other countries and taxes anything that moves and then re-distributes that by creating the military, fire, police, roads, free condoms, big bird, pay for abortions, give money to special interest groups, give money to other nations to produce oil etc.

    What do you mean by takers? Do you mean the one that creates a company, employs people that allows them make money?

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    Mr. Wonder, get out of Provo and get into the real world and see what really is happeing and you will see.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    You know, I get really tired of the refrain that only moochers voted for Obama. I would be willing to wager that a good number of "takers" voted for Romney yesterday, and while I voted for Obama, I can sure tell you that I've never taken a dime from the government other than driving on the roads, having my house protected by police and fire dept., the military, etc. The more Republicans act like tea party nuts and blow wacky things out of proportion, the less they are going to win, and that's just a fact.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    A vote for Obama makes no sense. His record is dismal. A vote for him is a vote for a prolonged recession, higher taxes, higher health care costs, higher fuel prices, higher food prices, a weaker dollar, higher real inflation, higher deficits, reckless spending, gridlock, presidential arrogance, incoherent weak foreign policy, scandals, out-of-control unelected bureaucrats, and no passed budget.

    Now that their guy is reelected, maybe CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post will look into the Benghazi debacle.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    "With over nine hundred new executive orders"
    The factual number of executive orders is 139.

    As the President and Congress negotiate future spending, let us hope that education remains a high priority. Clearly one of our challenges is gullibility. "I got it in an email that someone forwarded to me" is a disease that we can cure.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    This headline should read half of Americans. The half that says...keep the gravy train a rolling.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    Those who vote themselves a living won this election. Now we get to see if those who work for a living and actually pay federal income taxes can pay for the 47% who don't.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    I believe GW called this a "mandate" with far less votes.

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:33 a.m.

    The kids (house, senate) will continue their pillow fight and papa bear (prez.) will be to scared to do anything. Watch out for mama bear!!! ohhhhweeee!!!! Well, I am waiting for my handout and welfare check--boy I can't wait!!! Need to buy more cheetos and pop.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    Barack, Biden, Harry, and Nancy. The good hands people?

    No more blaming George Bush. You know, "the one who got us into this mess".

    No matter how much poverty, suffering, and limited freedoms,-people through out history has desired kings as rulers.

    With over nine hundred new executive orders, and the take over of health care, it appears that we've put in a king.

    I take no blame for the future of America.