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Old 11-07-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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I wouldn't be celebrating too much-there is still a Republican controlled House of Representatives.

Also, when Bush got reelected for the 2nd term, does that mean the US was "becoming conservative?"

 
Old 11-07-2012, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I wouldn't be celebrating too much-there is still a Republican controlled House of Representatives.

Also, when Bush got reelected for the 2nd term, does that mean the US was "becoming conservative?"
Difference, this time its about WAY more than the Presidential race- in the ballot measures, same sex marriage and marijuana legalization came up as decisive winners.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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Maybe in another 20 years, we'll join the high quality standards of Scandinavia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, etc.

One can hope.
Cool, because "following" got America to the world super power that it was
 
Old 11-07-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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I wouldn't be celebrating too much-there is still a Republican controlled House of Representatives.

Also, when Bush got reelected for the 2nd term, does that mean the US was "becoming conservative?"
A supposed "moderate" Republican lost an election to the supposed most hated President in history, with 9% unemployment because he was inconsistent and pandered to the religious right. Several Tea Party members lost their congressional seats because they are raving lunatics pushing social conservatism and religious extremism. After 33 consecutive failures of States to vote for same-sex marriage, 2 States passed it by popular vote, and a 3rd probably will next week. 2 states legalized a recreational drug.

This election was a pretty strong attack on social conservatism and religious extremism.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I lost all hope. This country deserves what it gets. Can't wait to see the product in 20 years.
Christianity will be banned. Liberals today say that's tinfoil stuff, but I promise you, check back in 30 years and Christianity will be either completely illegal or driven underground.

Meanwhile, every city will have a "sex forum" like the ancient Greeks did, a place in town where everybody can go have free public sex with whomever they want, even children, no laws whatsoever.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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A supposed "moderate" Republican lost an election to the supposed most hated President in history, with 9% unemployment because he was inconsistent and pandered to the religious right. Several Tea Party members lost their congressional seats because they are raving lunatics pushing social conservatism and religious extremism. After 33 consecutive failures of States to vote for same-sex marriage, 2 States passed it by popular vote, and a 3rd probably will next week. 2 states legalized a recreational drug.

This election was a pretty strong attack on social conservatism and religious extremism.
I am delighted, for several reasons.

1. The smackdown of McConnell and his "one term president strategy."
2. Obama will be able to finish what he started.
3. At least some Tea Partiers were drop kicked.
4. The other stuff (weed, gays getting closer to equal rights).

A good night overall.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Austin
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a GREAT night!!!!!
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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A supposed "moderate" Republican lost an election to the supposed most hated President in history, with 9% unemployment because he was inconsistent and pandered to the religious right. Several Tea Party members lost their congressional seats because they are raving lunatics pushing social conservatism and religious extremism. After 33 consecutive failures of States to vote for same-sex marriage, 2 States passed it by popular vote, and a 3rd probably will next week. 2 states legalized a recreational drug.

This election was a pretty strong attack on social conservatism and religious extremism.
These are state issues, if we were to make same-sex marriage a nationwide vote, then I am sure voters would turn it down. A few states approving these things doesn't speak for the whole country.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Cool, because "following" got America to the world super power that it was
No one said anything about "following."
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Christianity will be banned. Liberals today say that's tinfoil stuff, but I promise you, check back in 30 years and Christianity will be either completely illegal or driven underground.

Meanwhile, every city will have a "sex forum" like the ancient Greeks did, a place in town where everybody can go have free public sex with whomever they want, even children, no laws whatsoever.
Lay off the crack pipe. We will not change that fast,and given that we will still not elect a nonChristian president, I think that is a long way off. Stop all the whining and scare tactics.

I have lived in godless countries like Sweden, and they weren't really that different than us.
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