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Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

Soulskill posted about a year and a half ago | from the but-will-he-go-for-the-three-peat dept.

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Fox News, NBC, and CNN have called the U.S. election for incumbent Barack Obama. Of the so-called 'battleground states,' Obama carried Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire, which, along with all of the solidly Democrat-leaning states, was enough to push him beyond the 270 required for victory. You can check this chart to see the full list of states that have currently been called, and by which news networks. The NY Times has an excellent interactive map showing all election results updated in real time, as does CNN. It's currently projected that the Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives, and the Democrats will retain control of the Senate.

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Excellent (5, Funny)

isorox (205688) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903337)

No more

Tweedledee won ! (1, Insightful)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903365)

Tweedledum lost !

But is there any difference ?

I mean, Democrooks are as bad as the Republicrooks - and both are there to fleece the people and to ensure that their power is not challenged by the people.

The Bill of Rights be damned.

The Constitution also be damned.

As long as Washington D.C. is under the control of Demo-Republicrooks, they will continue to allow this charade to continue.

Re:Tweedledee won ! (5, Insightful)

Black Parrot (19622) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903395)

But is there any difference ?

Yes.

Now my turn for a question: do you pay the slightest attention to what our politicians do?

Re:Tweedledee won ! (3, Insightful)

AK Marc (707885) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903427)

We choose between the party that taxes us to subsidize farmers and hollywood, or the party that taxes us to subsidize banks and oil companies. You may claim there is a difference, but I don't see enough of one for it to matter.

Look at who they appoint to the SCOTUS. (5, Insightful)

khasim (1285) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903475)

Then you'll see a huge difference.

Re:Look at who they appoint to the SCOTUS. (4, Insightful)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903593)

... doesn't matter, really.

The original intent of the founding fathers have been fcuked left, right, and center, by those power crazy elites.

There supposed to be 3 branches of government, and the 3 branches supposed to be guarding against the other two, preventing any of the branches in usurping power from the people.

But the whole thing no longer work as intended - at least not by the founding fathers' blueprint.

So many of the rights of the people have been taken away, and the saddest part is, most of the citizenry still do not care.

As long as they can continue to enjoy their six packs, and have some one-night-stands, they are satisfied, and they do not care what the politicians, the Demo-Republicrooks, are doing to them, and their children.

Re:Tweedledee won ! (5, Insightful)

An Ominous Coward (13324) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903479)

In your opinion, do you think an Al Gore administration would have led us into war with Iraq?

Re:Tweedledee won ! (3, Insightful)

Doctor_Jest (688315) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903517)

Nope... Syria or Iran. Or Libya. But not Iraq. So, 6 in one hand, half-dozen in the other. I think Al Gore would've been just like Clinton was in Bosnia... shoot first, ask permission later. Why would there be any debate about this, considering Al Gore's pre-movie career policies and stated platforms?

Re:Tweedledee won ! (3, Interesting)

1u3hr (530656) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903539)

In your opinion, do you think an Al Gore administration would have led us into war with Iraq?

Was his father pissed at Saddam? So, no.

Re:Tweedledee won ! (1)

phantomfive (622387) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903563)

Both parties subsidize banks and farmers. If either candidate had promised to change support for the banks (ie, not staff his cabinet with bankers), then I would have voted for him. Alas.

Re:Tweedledee won ! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903441)

The result was known long time ago: another 4 years of ZOG

Re:Excellent (5, Insightful)

x_IamSpartacus_x (1232932) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903569)

Ok, honestly, I wish people could try to be a little less partisan. Both men were good men and would try to serve this country. Sure they both have selfish motivations for some of the things they do but, seriously, who the hell wouldn't in that position???.
Let's all agree that, though Obama may do things differently than you personally think he should, he's going to lead America as best he can.
I'm generally conservative/libertarian in my politics and most of my friends align in that direction. I infrequently use Facebook and when I looked this morning I was disgusted with the ridiculous epithets and flat out doucheiness of a LOT of people who call themselves "Christians" or at least moral people.
Obama is a good man. I would lead a bit differently than I but he's NOT a "Baby Killer", the "Antichrist", the "Nigger in the White House", or any other hateful and decidedly unchristian thing so many morally ugly people are saying about him.
He's your president. He's your supreme leader. He's under tremendous pressure and stress to serve America and her interests. Speak of him that way or shut the hell up.

Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903341)

Not sure whether I consider that a good thing or not; but at least somebody did something about the health care problems the USA has and maybe the conservatives will work a little bit with him now to improve it, rather than just chanting to repeal it like some kind of mantra.

Re:Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (4, Insightful)

Black Parrot (19622) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903381)

Not sure whether I consider that a good thing or not; but at least somebody did something about the health care problems the USA has and maybe the conservatives will work a little bit with him now to improve it, rather than just chanting to repeal it like some kind of mantra.

No, the Republicans will spend the next four years obstructing anything and everything in order to make the government look dysfunctional and Obama look bad, just to improve their chances of winning next time.

Re:Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (4, Insightful)

jonnythan (79727) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903415)

That worked super well this past 4 years. They won back the Presidency and gained ground in the Senate.

Oh, wait. That's the opposite of what happened.

Re:Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903537)

I've met some Republicans. They claim that the obstructionism is useful for stopping a more socialist agenda, but they too tire of a dysfunctional government.

I think their voices will get heard. I think there will be a handful of Republicans who will need to play nice to keep their seats, and it only takes a handful. I have some hope.

Moreso because, while I would have voted for Buddy Roemer had he been on the ballot, I was glad to see that all those millions of dollars weren't enough to get a sub-standard Republican elected. It may not have worked well, but the system worked.

Re:Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (2)

GrahamCox (741991) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903597)

No, the Republicans will spend the next four years obstructing anything and everything in order to make the government look dysfunctional and Obama look bad, just to improve their chances of winning next time.

I'm afraid you're right. Nothing like lifting eyes to the horizon and trying to make a better nation. Instead just fiddle while Rome burns, and the empire fades away.

Re:Looks like ACA (Obamacare) is with us to stay. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903409)

It's not. And "at least somebody did something" is a ludicrous argument. What he gave us is worse than what we had.

That's like saying "at least the guy at Fort Hood did something."

80% of that law is stuff that just plain shouldn't exist, especially in a law that claims to be about affordable health care.

ACA is a bridge to a other system at least in part (3, Insightful)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903575)

ACA is a bridge to a other system at least in part

The health care problems in the usa are to big to fix at one time and there is room to change ACA or to use it while working on a better over all idea.

GWB 2.0 (-1, Troll)

Das Auge (597142) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903343)

And GWB 2.0 continues on. And it will never be his fault for anything he does wrong, even after 8 years.

Re:GWB 2.0 (-1, Troll)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903421)

Please, let's stop pretending that Bush started anything. His predecessors were hardly any better.

Re:GWB 2.0 (5, Insightful)

Jeremi (14640) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903553)

Please, let's stop pretending that Bush started anything.

1) He started the invasion of Iraq.
2) He started torture as official US policy.

His predecessors were hardly any better.

After World War 2, the USA convicted several Japanese soldiers of water boarding American and Allied prisoners of war. The US government hanged them for that crime.

George W. Bush will forever be known as the President who first sanctioned torture in the USA.

Re:GWB 2.0 (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903571)

Lots of people disagree. Bush was the one who got tens of thousands of Americans killed for a pointless war in Iraq.

The republicans got Clinton impeached for getting a blowjob in the Oval Office and then lying about it.

Tell me one of these is not worse then the other. Bush was a madman who screwed up this country far more then any other president in recent history, including Nixon. And that Nixon asshole was a dirtyhanded SOB.

Re:GWB 2.0 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903577)

I'm wondering at what point Obama will take responsibility for his presidency. The first one, and now the second.

well... (2)

halfEvilTech (1171369) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903345)

that happened faster than expected

Re:well... (5, Insightful)

MyLongNickName (822545) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903379)

Not really. Two sources of data I user are electionprojection.com and electoral-vote.com. One is run by a liberal, the other by a conservative, but both are data driven based on several polling services. Both has Obama winning 303 electoral votes, Both sources have predicted correctly each state, and I see the possibility of two states going against their prediction (Florida, they predicted for Romney, Va they predicted for Obama). Based on the polls, this election has really been over for a couple months. So, only a media wanting a major even was predicting a long, drawn out affair.

But no fear! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903347)

Don't worry, Republican friends, Mitt will just claim he wasn't actually running for President anyway.

A small victory for sanity (-1, Flamebait)

Pdoink (2138090) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903351)

Obama may not be perfect, but at least he doesn't wear magic underpants. I don't think america's reputation would recover if they handed control of their nuclear arsenal over to _that_ particular flavour of crazy.

Re:A small victory for sanity (-1, Flamebait)

elabs (2539572) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903401)

Wow, pretty much the most bigoted comment I've ever seen on Slashdot.

Re:A small victory for sanity (2, Funny)

GiganticLyingMouth (1691940) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903431)

Then try scrolling down to the "Niggers win again" comment by AC

Re:A small victory for sanity (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903529)

Where? You troll!

Re:A small victory for sanity (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903595)

Welcome to Slashdot. You must be new.

Re:A small victory for sanity (0, Troll)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903477)

Putting weapons of mass destruction in the hands of anyone who thinks they get their orders from a 'invisible friend in the sky' is a bad idea, no matter who that person is. The closer they consider themselves to their invisible friend, the more dangerous they are. Someone who bases a decision on logic and reason is a far safer choice.

Re:A small victory for sanity (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903561)

but Barak Obama is the same way (maybe not as religious, but still religious). So the only thing you can say about the person starting this thread is that they were purposely trolling.

Re:A small victory for sanity (0)

localman57 (1340533) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903589)

Wow, pretty much the most bigoted comment I've ever seen on Slashdot.

You must be new here. I'd type that in all caps if I could, but the regex based overlord won't let me.

Re:A small victory for sanity (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903429)

Obama may not be perfect, but at least he doesn't wear magic underpants. I don't think america's reputation would recover if they handed control of their nuclear arsenal over to _that_ particular flavour of crazy.

You're right. It's SO much better to have it in the hands of a man who intentionally let his ambassador die and lied about what happened and why.

Re:A small victory for sanity (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903443)

Obama may not be perfect, but at least he doesn't wear magic underpants. I don't think america's reputation would recover if they handed control of their nuclear arsenal over to _that_ particular flavour of crazy.

Hey, don't knock magic undies. I traded an excellent sword for my +7 Knickers of Protection, Levitation, and Seduction.

Only problem is that they can only provide two benefits at a time, so I have to avoid some of the obvious things that come to mind.

Re:A small victory for sanity (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903457)

Are you serious??!?!?? Of all the things to criticize about Mitt Romney you chose underwear? How is that even relevant. Go after his foreign policy or his lack of information on how he would carry out his Economic plans, but your comment is just plain stupid and ignorant.

Re:A small victory for sanity (1, Offtopic)

Black Parrot (19622) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903513)

Are you serious??!?!?? Of all the things to criticize about Mitt Romney you chose underwear? How is that even relevant. Go after his foreign policy or his lack of information on how he would carry out his Economic plans, but your comment is just plain stupid and ignorant.

A cynic might also ask how "magic underwear" is any different from the things more popular religions claim.

Freedom of religion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903503)

So its the person's religion, like JFK of believing that the pope was God's ambassador on earth and that having a peace of bread/eucharist is the body of Christ. Well I knew the indian/chinese hack would prevail. Some districts they perform the recount of the paper ballots story may be different. Anyway well the arsenal will go to 300 under the new Obama, so Regan's/Rosavelt's policy of walk quietly and carry a big stick should be on the way of the doto. This country will be more like a third world country and China won they have their puppet in, works for India until it goes up more.

Re:A small victory for sanity (0)

Doctor_Jest (688315) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903551)

Just because he doesn't wear "magic underpants" doesn't mean he won't bomb the shit out of every brown person he can with his "wonderfully successful" drone attack program that he touts as "precision strikes"... And I don't give two shits what the slashdot crowd thinks, he murdered two American citizens in Yemen. The President doesn't get to decide who lives and dies...

Welcome to the new world...

4 more years! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903353)

16,000,000,000,000 and counting.

Niggers win again (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903361)

Shame on you America. You're letting the monkeys run the zoo

Finally able to get down to business (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903363)

Now that the results are definitive, and Obama is no longer accountable to the right, he can get down to the business of getting rid of all the guns (yes Tea Party, I'm looking @ you).

Time to end the Electoral College (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903375)

Through an amendment, or through the National Vote project.

Re:Time to end the Electoral College (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903453)

If you posted this with your name I'd have upvoted you.

Hope Part 2 (1)

Databass (254179) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903377)

I hope the plans and values of his 2nd term really do help grow the country and the world.

Kill the Electoral College please... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903383)

Obama or Romney, whoever gets elected, get rid of the Electoral College.

Re:Kill the Electoral College please... (3, Informative)

imamac (1083405) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903449)

The electoral college is necessary to balance power between large and small states. Civics education in this country is going down the pooper.

Re:Kill the Electoral College please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903459)

If you think sectionalism and the "swing state" phenom is bad now, just wait until the electoral college is gone. California, New York and a handful of other states with big populations would get all the love. The rest of the country would get a giant SCREW YOU. The EC isn't an anachronism brought about by the need to deliver votes on horseback as some suppose. It has a purpose.

Obama (5, Interesting)

crumbz (41803) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903387)

God bless America. Or flying Spaghetti monster. Or random evolutionary processes. At least it wasn't that mutant.

Now, we have to:

1. Declare a national holiday so all can vote on a day off to eliminate the lines.
2. Get rid of the electoral college.
3. Get Congress to override Citizen United.
4. Take the money out of the electoral system.

Re:Obama (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903439)

What makes you think that "Obama being elected" is a prerequisite for any of those 4 things happening?

Neither major party candidate has shown any inclination whatsoever that any of those 4 events would ever happen under their presidency.

Re:Obama (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903463)

Idiot. If you got rid of the electorial college Romney would have won!! What do you want?

Awkward... (1)

AdamStarks (2634757) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903501)

Romney would have won if we didn't have the electoral college (according to the popular vote), sooo...

Re:Obama (5, Insightful)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903511)

1. Declare a national holiday so all can vote on a day off to eliminate the lines.
2. Get rid of the electoral college.
3. Get Congress to override Citizen United.
4. Take the money out of the electoral system.

Funny, I'd put "educate the voting public" ahead of any of those.

Of course, it will never happen, since it suits both major parties perfectly well to keep the voters ignorant.

Re:Obama (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903523)

Yes!

4 more years of the same (0)

elabs (2539572) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903391)

Zero cooperation.

Re:4 more years of the same (0, Flamebait)

Doctor_Jest (688315) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903565)

Good. Gridlock keeps them from fucking it up more than they already have. Obama had two years of majority support and look where that got us. Too bad the Senate is leaning more Blue than Red... because I'd rather see filibusters and tabling of bills than any more legislation from the entire lot of these bums.

What the hell (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903393)

We had a chance to make things better, and we collectively chose not to.

Truly a sad day for America.

Let's hope things get better in 2016!

So... nothing has really changed (1)

The Chemical Crow (263530) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903403)

Obama is still president.
Meanwhile, going by the last results I saw, it looks like the House and Senate are going to retain their respective majorities. (Yes, I know that's not official yet, just going by the results so far)

So... at least 2 more years of gridlock. yay.

Overheard at the republican camp ... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903405)

"For fuck sake, we chose a Mormon, of course they reelected the nigger!"
     

Romney COULD have won it. (5, Interesting)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903411)

Romney could probably have gotten the Republican nomination fair-and-square, and if he had done it that way a bunch of people wouldn't have been alienated and abandoned the Republican party. Instead his people cheated blatantly and publicly and drove away, not just a few hundred thousand hardcore Ron Paul supporters, but a bunch of non-Paulite Rs. He lost FAR more than the margin by which he lost some key states in the general election.

The behavior of his people in the primary/caucus period proved they couldn't be trusted with government power. So they got what they deserved. And I'm proud to have been a part of it.

Take that, Neocons!

Re:Romney COULD have won it. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903485)

BS. The party is over the 47 percent who dont pay taxes will be 51 percent in 2016. Republicians will never win again!

Just one thing (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903413)

God help the free world.

Re:Just one thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903585)

The free world has just been helped. Meaning "free" as in "free from christian fundamentalists/jihadists".

Thank God that God is only an idea in people's head.

Who? (2)

pspahn (1175617) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903417)

All I know is that Colorado looks to be passing Amendment 64 (as is Washington.. Oregon doesn't seem to be on the train). Here's a tip, start buying stock in lighting, security fencing, and organic soils.

Re:Who? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903559)

The fd up thing is obama with his czars will go and bring this down like he did in cali. So if they voted for more centralized government AKA OBAMA they may be regretting their choice.

We need to get rid of "Winner Takes All" (5, Interesting)

elabs (2539572) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903425)

The electoral college is fine. The problem is the Winner Takes All system. The founding fathers never intended that.

we are f***ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903435)

The Americans will hit the fiscal cliff in January.

At that state they will equal Greece in their fiscal situation.

Under Bush the national deficit rose to an average of $400 billion/year
which was bad -- Obama during his regime raised it to $1,400
billion/year -- 4 more years -- is this a good thing?

This will collapse the global economy and push us into a depression.

Wake up and smell the coffee.

we are f***ed.

Buddy can you spare a dime

Trade you 1 Stephan Harper for either candidate (0)

Maow (620678) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903437)

Hi down there,

We Canadians would happily trade you 1 Stephen Harper for either of your presidential candidates (prefer Obama SVP).

Anyway, congratulations & good luck...

Re:Trade you 1 Stephan Harper for either candidate (3, Funny)

Cruciform (42896) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903525)

Um, no. They can keep both of them and have Harper for free.

Re:Trade you 1 Stephan Harper for either candidate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903543)

Sorry; but you can have Mittens (please)

Re:Trade you 1 Stephan Harper for either candidate (5, Interesting)

Telvin_3d (855514) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903581)

This person does not speak for us. Harper is... uncomfortably far right for many Canadians. And yet still sits to the left of Obama on many issues. He only appears deranged and extreme compared to our regular variety of center-left or outright left politician.

Well, no, he is a little deranged all on his own. But still, we'll take him over damn near anyone you could send us in return. Should only be another election or two before his party collapses on itself and we can move on.

We need to vote EVERYBODY out! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903451)

I want to rid this country of insurance. Go Canadian style. As much hype from the republicans you'd think this country was in ruins. Despite paying more for my insurance now I'm glad to know that I won't be refused coverage due to a pre-existing condition.

However the system still royally sucks. Health care should be like education. You can't opt out of paying your fair share. I'd even be in favor of ensuring a minimum level of food and housing security for all citizens and tax paying residents.

What I don't agree with are social security numbers, license plates, drivers licenses, or government run programs. Hospitals should be non-profit entities that are regulated and bill the government for services provided. The same should be true of drug companies and research. I'm against private research although any profits gained should be determined and regulated.

For those who don't like either party... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903471)

Don't worry, with the Republicans expanding their House control, nothing will happen for four years.

SOPA Revival (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903473)

Bring on SOPA again. This time it will pass.

Changes? (2)

ryen (684684) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903489)

It's currently projected that the Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives, and the Democrats will retain control of the Senate.

So nothing has changed. Looking forward to the next four years of partisanship!

Once there was an big red "L" on the USA map (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903499)

Were you watching news and the maps constantly ... There was a moment that a big shaped "L" of color red ... Was it a prophesy of Republicans to have their big L (because of the red states shaping that letter) in the middle of the country? ... curiosities that will follow us forever!

Fucking Nigger won (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903507)

over fucking redneck trash! WOOT :P

Good News, Bad News.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903531)

Good News:
No more campaign ads!

Bad News:
Unemployment rate rises due to loss of campaign ad market.

Wait, What? (5, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903547)

I go away for like FIVE MINUTES to make popcorn, open a beer and settle in for a long night of watching pundits say whatever comes into their heads, and Obama wins it? I made enough popcorn to last UNTIL DECEMBER!

Oh well. I guess I'll go watch Fox News slip into a channel-wide suicidal depression.

The Repubs really need to do some soul searching (5, Interesting)

Snotnose (212196) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903549)

If they can't beat Obama in this economy, with his results, they really need to stare at their navels and figure out why people hate them so much. They can start with GWB, one of the worst presidents in history, move on to what they think of rape, and then figure how much they need the religious nutjobs that forms their so called base. Their anti-science, anti-women BS is driving the country away from them.

I'll admit I voted for Rmoney. Not because I like that finger in the wind flip flopper, but I think Obama's policies are disastrous.

Don't blame me (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41903583)

I voted for Kodos. [memory-alpha.org]

Now what for the Republicans? (5, Interesting)

enter to exit (1049190) | about a year and a half ago | (#41903591)

Mitts strategy was to rely on moderate Republicans (who vote for the party and what it ideally stands for, even if it falls short) and appease the far right, in an effort to push him over the line. Essentially playing the numbers game (Hey, it made him rich!).

The Republicans didn't bother trying to engage broader America. This is now proven to be a loser move (and demographics are against this). So: Is the Republican party going to move towards the centre or go further right? A reagan-esque war is about to happen in the GOP.
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