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    Quote Originally Posted by stef View Post
    17 People Talking About Assassinating The President

    these people's stupidity is mind-blowing.
    From some of the above assholes Twitter feeds:

    PARKER ‏@7seastraveler
    For the record I am not ordering the assassination of Barrack Obama. It is my 1st amendment liberties to express my feelings of corruption
    Maria Berg ‏@ccskitrack
    Just to tick all you anti-political people off, I should tweet all about the election for the next 4 years aaaahahahahahha #hateme
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    Quote Originally Posted by stef View Post
    17 People Talking About Assassinating The President

    these people's stupidity is mind-blowing.
    Stupidity and lack of empathy; it's like they're talking about a thing, rather than a human being, let alone the President.

    And what about those stupid Repugs in congress, whose "congratulations" were no more than an announcement of further obstructionism (if that's a word; if not, then it should be):

    Rep. Boehner: GOP Retaining House Majority Means Obama Has "No Mandate For Raising Tax Rates." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a speech shortly after Mitt Romney conceded the 2012 presidential election to President Obama that House Republicans had stood for two years as "the primary line of defense for the American people against a government that spends too much, taxes too much, certainly borrows too much when it is left unchecked." He later added: "With this vote the American people have also made clear that there's no mandate for raising tax rates. What Americans want are solutions that will ease the burdens on small businesses, bring jobs home and let our economy grow." [NBC News, 11/7/12]
    ... And They Give Cover For Congressional Republicans To Continue Their Historic Levels Of Obstruction

    Republicans Held Secret Meeting On How To Block Obama's Agenda On The Very Day He Was Inaugurated For His First Term. Journalist Robert Draper reported that on the day of Obama's inauguration, Republicans in Congress and conservative strategists held a secret meeting in which they plotted ways to "put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform." Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reportedly told the group: "You'll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown." [Huffington Post, 4/25/12]

    In Obama's First Term, Republicans Refused To Work With Him On Health Care Reform, Immigration, And The Federal Deficit. Republicans refused to negotiate with Obama on health care reform, immigration, the federal deficit, and other issues even when Obama agreed to incorporate Republican ideas into his proposals. [Media Matters, 11/5/12]

    Congressional Experts: Republicans Have Been "At The Core Of The Problem" Of A Dysfunctional Washington. In an April 27 Washington Post op-ed, Brookings Institution senior fellow Thomas E. Mann and American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman J. Ornstein stated that Washington politics are more dysfunctional than they had ever witnessed and "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party":
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    I am glad Obama won. I know he hasn't done everything perfect, but he did come into a BIG mess!
    I loved how Romney, and his supporters, ragged that it's been four years and Obama hasn't fixed the economy yet. Romney himself said it would take him something like 8-10 years to fix the economy. Okay then.

    What people need to do is start making noise about the asshole Republicans in congress who keep blocking fucking everything that would help the country.
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    I've learned to ignore the Twitter search function and just go through my timeline. Too many crazies.

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    Oh, Lord!! NO!!! I don't miss ol' Shrub!! lol

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    Now that's it's all over the elected democrats and their citizen bosses will absolutely make it the highest priority to oppose the Disposition Matrix, attacks on our civil liberties, assassinations without due process, empire-building abroad and particularly in the Middle East, and so on. Amirite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernbelle View Post
    I think I may be the only person on GR who did not vote for Obama.
    No..You have company. Voted for him in 08....couldn't do it again.

    Question for those of you who voted for and are happy Obama won. Were you voting for him because you actually think he's a good and effective President or was it just a vote against Mitt Romney and the others?
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    Does anyone ever think that maybe, just maybe, some people oppose Obama's plans because they honestly don't think it's the right answer? Or is it just de facto, hatred and ignorance?
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    Not exactly a resounding victory. America is still a deeply divided country and I think Obama faces even more challenges now than 4 years ago. He could try growing a pair (or a vagina) for a start. Still, we can continue to despair at Michelle's craptastic fashun skilz. You know, the important stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    Does anyone ever think that maybe, just maybe, some people oppose Obama's plans because they honestly don't think it's the right answer? Or is it just de facto, hatred and ignorance?
    Amongst some of my family I can't disagree with Obama without being insulted and called a slew of hateful things. Mind you.. I'm speaking of his policies and not him as a person. (I'm sure he's lovely). However, I honestly think his policies are lacking. He came in with a bad situation (Bush/Clinton) and made it worse. I didn't give Bill and Dubya a pass and Obama isn't getting one either.



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    Quote Originally Posted by laynes View Post
    No..You have company. Voted for him in 08....couldn't do it again.

    Question for those of you who voted for and are happy Obama won. Were you voting for him because you actually think he's a good and effective President or was it just a vote against Mitt Romney and the others?
    If I had to list my number one reason for voting against Romney (or for Obama), it was Obamacare. My daughter has Epilepsy. That health care plan was a godsend as far as I am concerned. She can be covered under our insurance plan. When she gets out of college, she can get insurance that will be forced to cover her medical needs. Because of that, I could not vote for Romney. He promised to repeal it. I don't want it repealed.
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    America isn't as divided as one would think. On a few issues there is a large difference, but in general most people are actually centrists.

    On Obama, I see it this way- The most common rationalization I heard people that were voting for Obama use was "I know he isn't perfect but.."

    I wish that people fought against the issues that they find to be imperfect instead of pushing them under the carpet for the sake of partisan politics (during and in between elections). I'm disgusted with most of my fellow citizens for the hypocritical silence they've maintained since Obama's election on issues that they were very outspoken on under Bush.

    And hypocrisy is a million times worse than ignorance in my eyes.

    I oppose many of his policies, but from the left, not the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    Does anyone ever think that maybe, just maybe, some people oppose Obama's plans because they honestly don't think it's the right answer? Or is it just de facto, hatred and ignorance?
    Well,...I don't know how to slice it. I remember being on another board and participating in the politics thread back in 2007-2008, and there was probably an 80-20 split between those who thought Obama was the antichrist, socialist, Kenya-born Muslim (80%) and those who predicted he'd be an ineffectual Jimmy Carter-type president (20%). Or maybe it was closer to 90/10. In any case, the rhetoric, hate, hysteria was dialed up so far that it was almost impossible to hear those other voices who just disagreed with him or thought he was too inexperienced or whatever.

    Also, too, as Sarah Palin would say, many people--both politicians and actual people--seem to be losing the ability to behave in a civilized way when their party doesn't win and find a way to be critical without being obstructionist and/or crazy. When GWHB was elected I wasn't happy about it, but I accepted it as a fact and just got pissed off over things like Iran-Contra. But when Bill Clinton was elected, it seemed like the GOP was desperate from day 1 to bring him down. People still rant and rave over Zipper-gate as though it was Watergate, in fact. When Obama was elected I really felt for the first time as though there was a sizable chunk of the GOP leadership and base who would rather see our country fail and go in the shitter than see him succeed. It is still kind of shocking to me. I remember GWB being elected and being unhappy about it but thinking that maybe he would turn out to be a good president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Not exactly a resounding victory. America is still a deeply divided country and I think Obama faces even more challenges now than 4 years ago.
    He doesn't face the challenge of involuntary early retirement!

    Quote Originally Posted by laynes View Post
    Question for those of you who voted for and are happy Obama won. Were you voting for him because you actually think he's a good and effective President or was it just a vote against Mitt Romney and the others?
    I was voting against the evil of two lessers.

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