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    Though the GOP's ideas may be closer to fixing the economy, it is their Platform and radicalization that did them in.

    That's because they've done a great job of excluding the great majority of Americans. Their social agenda is right out of the Stone Age and the shift to the far right isn't anything the American people wanted a part of. The Tea Party, which says they are about Liberty stands for anything but Liberty. The American people identified candidates like Akin, Murdoch, West and a few others as being what today's GOP is all about. Romney, instead of rejecting the radical right, embraced it and that is why Obama won in a landslide.

    Romney and Ryan were not the right candidates, period. They had nothing to say and they could not buy the election. Therefore, we are stuck with Obama for the next four years and unless another party emerges, one that better represents the peope, we are doomed to Dems for the future!
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    What planet are you from? Obama did not win in a landslide, although given the complicity of our media outlets and so-called 'journalists' refusal to do their jobs, it's a miracle that he didn't. Your comments regarding the Tea Party indicate to me that you've sat at home and gathered all your information on that subject from cable television and liberal blogsites rather than actually getting out and becoming informed and making your own decisions. You can certainly disagree with the methods, but the Tea Party is simply about fiscal responsibility and deficit spending, nothing else. Accusations to the contrary simply trumpet your ignorance on the subject.

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    303 to 206 is not exactly a squeeker......
    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    303 to 206 is not exactly a squeeker......
    One needs to look at the popular vote, which last I looked was almost a tie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolefan View Post
    What planet are you from? Obama did not win in a landslide, although given the complicity of our media outlets and so-called 'journalists' refusal to do their jobs, it's a miracle that he didn't. Your comments regarding the Tea Party indicate to me that you've sat at home and gathered all your information on that subject from cable television and liberal blogsites rather than actually getting out and becoming informed and making your own decisions. You can certainly disagree with the methods, but the Tea Party is simply about fiscal responsibility and deficit spending, nothing else. Accusations to the contrary simply trumpet your ignorance on the subject.
    The proof is in the pudding and the Teas are not about Fiscal responsibility or the deficit! If they were, they wouldn't have backed Satorum in the Primaries. A candidate that never met a spending bill or pork project he didn't like. They supported Santorum because he was against birth control! Similar reasons as to why they supported the quacks Akin and Murdoch.
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    Franco, I love to see the denial. It puts a big smile on my face. Hopefully a new more responsible group will rise out of the ashes.

    My biggest disappointment last night was seeing that Bachman held her seat. She's batcrap crazy... It boggles my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    T...., it is their Platform and radicalization that did them in.

    That's because they've done a great job of excluding the great majority of Americans. Their social agenda is right out of the Stone Age and the shift to the far right isn't anything the American people wanted a part of. The Tea Party, which says they are about Liberty stands for anything but Liberty. The American people identified candidates like Akin, Murdoch, West and a few others as being what today's GOP is all about. Romney, instead of rejecting the radical right, embraced it and that is why Obama won in a landslide.

    Romney and Ryan were not the right candidates, period. They had nothing to say and they could not buy the election. .......
    Ding, ding, ding. But fortunately, the true believers on the right will instead blame the media, blame the unions, blame stupid lazy Americans that just want a government hand out, and blame Acorn, oh wait can't that do that anymore. Yes, folks in the echo chamber, keep believing that it was not a decisive victory and that these are the reasons for the loss as you prepare for the next election in two years.

    Romney did not win any of his three home states. Ryan's Wisconsin was lost. Numerous Senate seats were lost due to tea party derived candidates again. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado,New Hampshire and likely Florida all lost.

    The stage was set for Republicans to lose this election in the presidential primary debates when they were all trying to out right-wing each other (which the echo chamber loved) and the last act of past few weeks including 180 degree reversals on numerous issues and out right lies about things like moving jobs to China secured the loss. Mission accomplished.

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    We are anti abortion that was a big point. Women want their abortions, people are standing with their hands out they want free stuff plus your trying to win 4 million +hispanics that were given what they consider a path to citizenship. Good thing for me my daughter is thrilled. Shes a teacher, she pays 700 a year to belong to the union, she was against romney because of what she feared he would do to reform education, she didnt want to lose her job. So at least shes happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post

    My biggest disappointment last night was seeing that Bachman held her seat. She's batcrap crazy... It boggles my mind.
    Yes she is, and it is difficult to understand how she won, but at least we lost Cravaack and both state houses switched over and both amendments were defeated.

    Great to see reality has sunk in for Mitch McConnell. His quotes today include:
    The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the President’s first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with (Congress).”
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    Now it’s time for the President to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely-divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office. To the extent he wants to move to the political center, which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we’ll be there to meet him half way.
    LMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry V View Post
    Yes she is, and it is difficult to understand how she won, but at least we lost Cravaack and both state houses switched over and both amendments were defeated.

    Great to see reality has sunk in for Mitch McConnell. His quotes today include: The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the President’s first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with (Congress).” and
    Now it’s time for the President to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely-divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office. To the extent he wants to move to the political center, which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we’ll be there to meet him half way.





    LMFAO
    And yet, by what the dems on this board are saying this morning, one would think that Obama now has an overarching mandate and can do as he pleases. Last I looked (about 3 minutes ago) the popular vote was less than 1.5 percentage points apart. That isn't an overwhelming endorsement in my opinion.
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