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I see the forum this morning is ripe with a heapin' helpin' of right-wing posts as usual. So here is a special announcement:

Obama won.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

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  1. edvard2


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    CaptainShuddup says

    Obama was Wagged into office, he wasn't the peoples choice, he was merely presented by a group of people for another group of people to chose between him or an equally ill suited Asslot chosen by another round political cretins

    The majority of Americans who voted Obama into office would disagree. Obama won because he was the President people wanted. See? That's the lovely thing about the government our dear, beloved founding fathers put into place: Its a democracy. So if Obama won, then he won because that's who we the people wanted.

    Bottom line: Obama won. Trying to formulate bizarre reasons otherwise is counterproductive.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    We got chose between eating a Shit sandwich or a douche, but we didn't create the grocery list nor participated in the store run.

    Why do you think Democrats exist in a reality based environment while Republicans and fake not-Republicans create a fantasy world?

    You might think that both parties suck, but you still can't reconcile that fact.

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    thomaswong.1986 says

    Nothing..getting stoned, drunk and protestin

    Yet another grossly oversimplified stereotype, stated as fact, and for the most part unappetizing to the very people the GOP needs to start appealing to if they even hope of having a chance in the future. Like I said before- It can no longer be business as usual. The GOP can no longer blame others instead of solving problems.

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    edvard2 says

    Obama won because he was the President people wanted. See?

    There's no place like home... there's no place like home...
    Step into the light Dorthy!

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    37   12:13pm Thu 15 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)  

    iwog says

    Democrats exist in a reality based environment

    iwog says

    reconcile that fact.

    Yer Honer, I'll let this concoction of linguistic stupidity speak for its self.

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    Melmakian says

    When O only won by 470,000 votes across just 4 states, it is YOU who are clueless...not us.

    Ah yes- with that comes the convenient lack of mention of the electoral count. That's what matters most. But then again that would show just how badly Romney lost the race and hence make mentioning this supposedly close race claim invalid. So I'll just leave it at that.

    But hey- like I said- the GOP and apparently a lot of their followers don't understand why they lost. That's totally fine with me. So as long as we continue to hear bizarre, strange comments about communism/socialism, obviously parroted statements from right wing entertainment ( notice I didn't say news or media), and other laughable statements, then that to me is a barometer of how much success the Democrats will have in future elections. We keep hearing that stuff and ta-da, Democrats will continue to keep right on winning.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    There's no place like home... there's no place like home...
    Step into the light Dorthy!

    Are you arguing that the President didn't win the election or that he didn't get the votes he received that put him into the white house? If so, please do all of us a favor here and explain. We are listening.

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    Melmakian says

    When O only won by 470,000 votes across just 4 states, it is YOU who are clueless...not us.

    If it were the Liberals on the shitty end of the stick, the whole world would be suffering through Algoritis. As the Liberal bellyaching machine would be high gear trying to get the highest courts in the land to do a do-over.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    As the Liberal bellyaching machine would be high gear trying to get the highest courts in the land to do a do-over.

    I am unaware of a "Liberal bellyaching machine". Especially seeing as how the Democrats won. On the other hand I have heard of a huge lake... the Lake of GOP sorrow where their tears from losing the election are overwhelming its capacity...

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    edvard2 says

    Are you arguing that the President didn't win the election

    No not at all, I'm just trying to bring you back down to reality that he barely won against a man he should have won by more than 75% of the popular votes. If he was half the ass pimple you claim he is.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    No not at all, I'm just trying to bring you back down to reality that he barely won against a man he should have won by more than 75% of the popular votes

    Why does this even matter? He won. If he had won by more he would have still won. But hey- if that makes some of you feel better- that he won by a few points in the popular vote ( even though he basically pulled off a landslide in the electoral vote- you know- the one that really matters?) then sure- ok... whatever...

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    edvard2 says

    the Lake of GOP sorrow where their tears from losing the election

    They got fucking STOMPED in the Senate, losing ONE THIRD of the seats they had up.

    Now, in one race the right-wingers did actually outnumber the Dem winner -- Montana, where 30,000 of the unabomber contingent there voted libertarian, handing the election to the centrist Democrat (who won by 20,000 votes).

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    edvard2 says

    Why does this even matter?

    edvard2 says

    he won by a few points in the popular vote

    ... against Mitt Fucking Romney. So you see the Republicans aren't under any threat. Just in the Liberal mind. And perhaps Obama's second term will be a good thing. It was Clinton's second term, that made America reckon that an Oil Man from Texas that calls it New-Queue-Lehr seem like a logical bet.

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    Bellingham Bill says

    They got fucking STOMPED in the Senate, losing ONE THIRD of the seats they had up.

    Unfortunately this is not true. Democrats gained a whopping two seats in the Senate bringing the balance of power to

    53 Democrats
    45 Republicans
    2 Independent

    Even if the independents vote along democratic lines, that's only 55 to 45. To prevent the GOP from filibustering everything, the Democrats need 60 seats. I'm afraid we're in the exact same situation we were in before the election.

    Had the Democrats gotten 60 seats, Obama's second term would have far greater potential to get shit done.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    ... against Mitt Fucking Romney. So you see the Republicans aren't under any threat. Just in the Liberal mind.

    Yes... there is absolutely nothing wrong with the GOP. Why- they should continue to do exactly as they have been doing. I totally feel that they wrongfully lost the election. It was because of those no-good stinkin' liberals. The GOP should continue to not change at all.I totally agree!

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    Dan8267 says

    Had the Democrats gotten 60 seats, Obama's second term would have far greater potential to get shit done.

    Does this mean 4 more years of Obama's follies being the Republican's fault. Those pesky republicans they wont let the Liberals do nuffin'.

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    Melmakian says

    iwog says

    Why do you think Democrats exist in a reality based environment

    News Flash: You're the only one who 'thinks' Democrats exist in any reality based environment, duck. It's all a part of your imaginary world view, you see.

    I'm the only one?!? Really Shrek? Somehow I think you just pulled that out of your ass like everything else.

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    Dan8267 says

    Democrats gained a whopping two seats in the Senate

    Dude, the most they could have gained was 10.

    3/10 is pretty good, and NOT losing 20/21 of the seats they had up was phenomenal.

    For a putatively reality-driven person you tend to have astonishingly defective thinking from time to time.

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    Dan8267 says

    To prevent the GOP from filibustering everything, the Democrats need 60 seats

    Actually, the senate rules can be changed.

    But as long as the House is controlled by Republicans, that would only help for getting appointments through and ratifying treaties.

    The House has an absolute veto on what legislation can get to the President.

    Now, without the filibuster the Senate can make more PR votes to show the electorate what kind of legislation democrats would like to enact, but this is pretty inside-baseball and nobody really follows this stuff to that detail, other than people who argue on the internet all day.

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    The GOP savior will be Bobby Jindal. He will pick Marco Rubio as the VP. What a ticket! That will fracture the minority block like a clusterbomb!

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    Melmakian says

    errc says

    Wow, it must really suck to hate your own mother because she subscribes to republican propaganda and you can't convince her to join poor little iwog on team obama. Poor thing

    Iwog's Mommy is an Obama-hater? Seriously!

    Oh man, if true I'm NEVER going to let that one go. Never.

    I'm just going by what he posted. He said recently that his mommy was a stupid teabagger. So it puts his postings in context, he is just projecting his dissappointments in his own mumsy for spoiling his fun and not buying into his leftist fairytale. I feel his pain, my mom is a glenn beck drone as well (sigh)

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    CaptainShuddup says

    Bellingham Bill says

    No-government conservatism -- a return to the 19th century -- is the opposite of "progressive" and would any national candidate with that message will, in fact, never get anywhere.

    Not in a system where Two parties are controlled by zealot hardliners and freethinking voters are excluded from participating in making the distinction of who ends up on the tickets. Christ what part about this travesty do you Liberals not get.

    Obama was Wagged into office, he wasn't the peoples choice, he was merely presented by a group of people for another group of people to chose between him or an equally ill suited Asslot chosen by another round political cretins.

    We got chose between eating a Shit sandwich or a douche, but we didn't create the grocery list nor participated in the store run.

    Correct. I think Ron Paul could have equally catered to Christian voters at least on a personal level, he just didn't get supported and in fact was defamed on multiple occasions. Sure it is a bit simplistic to say he would have won, but with the right media coverage and support he could have gotten a coalition of conservative/christian and libertarian/liberal-independent voters plus some disgruntled democrats. But the way the two big juggernaut parties and the media control the political landscape, this country might be ruled by more of the same for another while.

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    > Christ what part about this travesty do you Liberals not get.

    the part where there's clearly only 146,365 nutjobs like you in my state.

    http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/president/

    you guys are big on the internet, almost non-existent at the ballot box, even when you have the full opportunity to vote as if we had IRV elections.

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    The state I might bail to is also interesting:

    Barack Obama 55.86%
    1,648,715

    Mitt Romney 41.68%
    1,230,033

    Gary Johnson 1.31%
    38,731

    Jill Stein 0.64%
    18,871

    Virgil Goode 0.28%
    8,262

    1.6% of the vote -- one out of 60 voters. Good luck with that.

    http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/President-Vice-President.html

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    edvard2 says

    I see the forum this morning is ripe with a heapin' helpin' of right-wing posts as usual. So here is a special announcement:

    Obama won.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

    Yeah, but rootvg never returned. At least wing-nuts like the Captain have the courage to stay here.

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    OK, but Gary Johnson was an exceptionally weak candidate who was not that much different from the 2 main contenders and flip-flopped on a lot of topics, e.g. he said nobody committed any crimes during the financial crisis - yeah right, why not vote for one of the 2 main stooges then? No difference.

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    Admittedly, had Ron Paul been on the ballot in WA, he'd have cleared 1/5th or more.

    Kinda like Perot in 1992 (he got 24% of the vote).

    Ron Paul did have the social conservative bona fides, but his isolationist stuff works against the big-military, pro-Israel, and pro-Empire part of conservatism, which are pretty big interest groups.

    One of the strongest supporters of Republicans -- along with white evangelicals and billionaires -- is the Orthodox Jew vote, at 78% support. (and White Evangelicals and Orthodox Jews share the same love of Israel, of course)

    But let's just say that Boeing workers are not that hot on Ron Paul . . .

    http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000100

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    Bellingham Bill says

    Dan8267 says

    To prevent the GOP from filibustering everything, the Democrats need 60 seats

    Actually, the senate rules can be changed.

    Oh, I'm all for that. I just don't think that's going to happen any time soon. So Democrats really needed to get 60 seats.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    Does this mean 4 more years of Obama's follies being the Republican's fault. Those pesky republicans they wont let the Liberals do nuffin'.

    If the Republicans once again deliberately sabotage the economy and work against all of American's interests simply to make the president a failure, then hell yes it does.

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    Dan8267 says

    So Democrats really needed to get 60 seats.

    and another 19 or whatever in the House.

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    Dan8267 says

    If the Republicans once again deliberately sabotage the economy and work against all of American's interests simply to make the president a failure, then hell yes it does.

    So say the voters who put them into office.. and they will be voted into office again.
    If your at war with the GOP in Congress your at war with half of America who disagree
    with the President Obama. That like it or not will not change.

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    thomaswong.1986 says

    If your at war with the GOP in Congress your at war with half of America who disagree

    I don't know what the hell you mean by war, but there's a huge difference between advocating alternative policies and sabotage.

    The Republicans votes against their own ideas, not for the sake of policy, but just to make sure that the economy was terrible under Obama. The deliberately harmed the country in order to improve their chances of winning the 2012 presidential election.

    The Republican plan was "Obama must fail at any cost and it's okay to destroy the country to accomplish this goal". That is why I have no respect for the Republican senators and representatives.

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    Mitch McConnel's comment was no different than what you heard from Tip O'Neill, or any other opposition party. At least the GOP does know how to negotiate vs Obama who throws in changes after some concession was agreed to, thus killing any deal.

    The GOP are doing what WE THE PEOPLE have told them to do. If your at war with them you are war with the other 50% of Americans.

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    You guys are missing the point. The Independent Candidate not running on either Party ticket are not the Independent votes I'm talking about. Most registered voters registered as NPA aren't registered for only those parties running on the Independent ticket. We'll vote Repubilcan or Demcorat for the right candidates. The right candidates are the ones that always gets the early buzz, and most people concur that person would be a game changer, but then they say.

    "Oh Ron Paul will never get the nod, he's not conservative enough the Right will never nominate him."
    Or
    "Oh Kusinich will never get the Nod, he's not Liberal enough."

    You know who would nominate these people, the NPA registered voters. Well why don't they vote for them in the primaries then? Well because the primaries are closed to non party members. That goes for the Republican party and the Democratic party candidates.

    This isn't about how the Liberal or Republican party Votes, it's about how 38% of the Country doesn't get to participate in the most important part of the whole Presidential choosing process.

    But that will change, and so will election expectations. America being ran by the Idiot far left and right, is ruining this country. The middle needs to commandeer the vehicle before those fighting clowns in the front seat wrecks this shit.

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    Melmakian says

    errc says

    I'm just going by what he posted. He said recently that his mommy was a stupid teabagger

    Maybe he has issues with the Right because his Mommy abused him.

    Or maybe he just thinks you're full of shit.

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    E-man says

    Do you guys work? If you work for my company, I would have fired your ass.

    The companies I've worked for have always been extremely pleased with my work. I get done more in a day than most people do in a week. And the last thing you want to do is fire someone as good as me. I might end up working for your competitors.

    In any case, my long rants are saved for nights and weekends. Taking a short break during lunch or between tasks actually makes people more productive. It keeps the mind active and alert.

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    E-man says

    Do you guys work? If you work for my company, I would have fired your ass. You guys spend all day arguing instead of working. That's not very productive for the economy, and it's not fair to your company.


    Jesus Christ.

    You have never heard of multi-tasking? A lot of smart people can get a lot done very quick and make it look so easy. Then you get a "slower" one or a fake one and they toil, work hard, always slipping, wanting more hours, more resources and still never catching up, blaming everyone else.

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    E-man says

    Can you multi-tasks when you're "lost and confused"? LOL!


    If you & Dan are that productive. Carry on and ignore me. :)

    Same old-ad hominem nonsense , but don't respond to the substance.

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    E-man says

    Can you multi-tasks

    These queries don't run them selves. I've got to do something while the indexes rebuild.

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