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Old 11-26-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Before this election I believed we were a center right country. I accepted the idea that 47% of the population expected handouts from the government and that conservatism still had a chance.

afterwards I donít believe that any longer. We are a center left/left country and there are about 45% of Americans that do NOT expect handouts from the government.

I am sure you and yours are celebrating. your side killed the American Rugged Individualist. I however am mourning the loss.

And there has NEVER been anything silent about your whining progressive buddies. Progressives have long whinned about everything and anything. you protest and fill parks with your dirty tents and you poop on cop cars and dont bath and get in the way. But you won. enjoy.
And when all else fails, hit them with accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia - the list goes on.

Sadly, you are correct. America has lost. We are going the way of Greece. 25% unemployment. No money to pay our bills. A generation (or two) of lazy, entitled "but what about my self esteeeeem"ers.

I just hope the reset button isn't too painful or violent. And I hope it's quick.

 
Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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clearly America doesnt support the republican platform. That does not mean the republican platform is wrong.
You are correct. Because selfish children will always want to live with the parent that gives them everything they want. It's only later, when they realize that those things don't make up for good parenting (as in "saying no" once in awhile), that they regret that choice.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: North America
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I keep hearing all about America being a center right nation, how the conservative views of the Republican party are more in tune to the views of most Americans, how Obama was just too liberal for this country blah blah blah. If this is true, and Republicans hold the lock on America's moral compass, then why did you lose an election that you should have been able to win? And it wasn't a squeaker, you were soundly defeated!

I have to admit, all the anti Obama screaming and the tea party wave got me, as a liberal, kind of scared. I thought, "Maybe Obama has overstepped his bounds, maybe the progressive vision I have is considered an overreach by most people, maybe the US really is a center right country." My suspicions were not warranted. The radical Marxist Kenyan Socialist was reelected easily and his Democratic minions gained seats in the senate.

So I hope many of you who have been screeching for the past four years have seen the writing on the wall. Maybe you're the ones in the minority now, and maybe there's a new silent majority that's more progressive than you'd like to believe.

Only the "Real americans" voted for Romney.
The rest are just "Fake" Americans.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Romney lost because he didn't promise voters any free stuff. There's just too much pond scum out there looking for a free ride.

Here's a few questions for YOU. Do you believe term limits for the presidency should be eliminated? Would you vote to enable Barack Hussein Obama to become POTUS permanently? Would you be satisfied if Obama could select his successor?
And here we have Exhibit A of everything that is wrong with the current GOP. Catering to crazies like this poster is exactly what lost them this election, and until and unless they are willing to tell the crazies that they ARE crazy instead of inviting them in and giving them a seat at the table, it is what will continue to lose them elections going forward.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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I keep hearing all about America being a center right nation, how the conservative views of the Republican party are more in tune to the views of most Americans, how Obama was just too liberal for this country blah blah blah. If this is true, and Republicans hold the lock on America's moral compass, then why did you lose an election that you should have been able to win? And it wasn't a squeaker, you were soundly defeated!

I have to admit, all the anti Obama screaming and the tea party wave got me, as a liberal, kind of scared. I thought, "Maybe Obama has overstepped his bounds, maybe the progressive vision I have is considered an overreach by most people, maybe the US really is a center right country." My suspicions were not warranted. The radical Marxist Kenyan Socialist was reelected easily and his Democratic minions gained seats in the senate.

So I hope many of you who have been screeching for the past four years have seen the writing on the wall. Maybe you're the ones in the minority now, and maybe there's a new silent majority that's more progressive than you'd like to believe.

as a liberal you should still be scared.

the party is winding down now, and guess who is in charge?

americans didn't pick obama because he was a "genius", they picked obama because they were needy and dependent. obama broke just about every campaign promise that he made, and presided over a horrible economy-and HE STILL WON.

for the record, a needy majority doesn't bode well for the future, and, no doubt, the democrats will be trotting even more needy people into the country in the next 4 years.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Originally Posted by Ferd View Post
Before this election I believed we were a center right country. I accepted the idea that 47% of the population expected handouts from the government and that conservatism still had a chance.

afterwards I donít believe that any longer. We are a center left/left country and there are about 45% of Americans that do NOT expect handouts from the government.

I am sure you and yours are celebrating. your side killed the American Rugged Individualist. I however am mourning the loss.

And there has NEVER been anything silent about your whining progressive buddies. Progressives have long whinned about everything and anything. you protest and fill parks with your dirty tents and you poop on cop cars and dont bath and get in the way. But you won. enjoy.
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Originally Posted by ringwise View Post
And when all else fails, hit them with accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia - the list goes on.

Sadly, you are correct. America has lost. We are going the way of Greece. 25% unemployment. No money to pay our bills. A generation (or two) of lazy, entitled "but what about my self esteeeeem"ers.

I just hope the reset button isn't too painful or violent. And I hope it's quick.
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Originally Posted by ringwise View Post
You are correct. Because selfish children will always want to live with the parent that gives them everything they want. It's only later, when they realize that those things don't make up for good parenting (as in "saying no" once in awhile), that they regret that choice.
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as a liberal you should still be scared.

the party is winding down now, and guess who is in charge?

americans didn't pick obama because he was a "genius", they picked obama because they were needy and dependent. obama broke just about every campaign promise that he made, and presided over a horrible economy-and HE STILL WON.

for the record, a needy majority doesn't bode well for the future, and, no doubt, the democrats will be trotting even more needy people into the country in the next 4 years.
Smells like a whole lot of butthurt up in here.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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clearly America doesnt support the republican platform. That does not mean the republican platform is wrong.
What exactly is right about it?

The delusion that tax cuts are always the answer despite all evidence to contrary?

The rigid belief that it's okay to discriminate against some people?

The need to stick government's nose in people's private lives?

The fantasy that you can balance a budget by slashing trillions in revenue and spending trillions more on defense?

The GOP are masters of the "free stuff" fantasy - free prescriptions for old people, unlimited defense spending that doesn't need to be paid for, perpetual war that doesn't need to be funded...

FDR nailed it way back in 1936:


FDR "Let Me Warn You" (1936).m4v - YouTube

The Republican approach to government has been tried, and it has failed in truly spectacular fashion. Why would we want a repeat?
 
Old 11-26-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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Smells like a whole lot of butthurt up in here.
get over yourself.

i am totally fine with the way the election turned out.

the people get what the people vote for, and they do deserve obama.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Republicans are not believable given their lousy performance

Republicans never had a chance to unseat President Obama because they had not shown that they are any better than the pathetic verison that cursed us for 8 horrific years under Bush. Criticizing the other side 24/7 doesn't prove it. Ignoring Bush didn't prove it. Creating the Tea Party didn't prove it. Obstructing the President in Congress didn't prove it. Spending a billion dollars of deceptive marketing and lies in support of Romney didn't prove it.

Frankly, their ideas for the country don't work and they have REGRESSED. No surprise that they lost. They proved ONCE AGAIN that their rhetoric cannot be believed.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Originally Posted by floridasandy View Post
as a liberal you should still be scared.

the party is winding down now, and guess who is in charge?

americans didn't pick obama because he was a "genius", they picked obama because they were needy and dependent. obama broke just about every campaign promise that he made, and presided over a horrible economy-and HE STILL WON.

for the record, a needy majority doesn't bode well for the future, and, no doubt, the democrats will be trotting even more needy people into the country in the next 4 years.
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Originally Posted by floridasandy View Post
get over yourself.

i am totally fine with the way the election turned out.

the people get what the people vote for, and they do deserve obama.
Your post says otherwise. Butthurt.
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