They just called Florida for Obama. I thought it would go for Obama....no need to fear of Republican "voting suppression." I called all fifty states right this time, guessing that the outcome would be 332 to 206.
Republicans and Conservatives need to undestand that the old economy died in 2008. Those days of tax cuts for the 1% and unemployment for the 99% aren't coming back. The Republicans may do well in the future, but it will have to be with candidates like Chris Cristie, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and Nikky Haley --- pragmatic people who know how to govern, not hedge fund operates like Mitt Romney and the foaming-at-the-mouth "teaparty" nuts.
Anyway, Kudos to the Democrats for re-electing Obama. He was deserving of re-election, and I was proud to vote for him.
Bobby Jindal was a whacko when it came to the oil spill: every hydrologist (or whatever) knew that building a sand berm (or whatever) was useless, but he was bound and determine to waste the money, time, and effort.
Pragmatism is incompatible with someone who elevates his gut feeling over knowledge and science.
Hey Lang, Gertie here. The Florida vote was interesting. Looks like looney Alan West is out..barely, but out!! Of course the Progressive version of West, Alan Grayson, is back in with a 25 point victory over his Tea Party supported candidate. At least Grayson amuses me, whereas West scared me! And Bill Nelson smashed Connie Mack, the conservative darling and inheritor of the Connie Mack legacy in Florida. This election was a rejection of the Tea Party social conservatives and associated crazies as much as an "Obama's not so bad" decision. The Republicans need to go back to being fiscal conservatives and small government party and get with the times and demographics when it comes to social issues.
let's see how you feel about things down the road if Obama is successful in taxing your 401k or retirement fund. Once you start down the slippery slope of taxing the rich, the middle class will be asked to give more next. Once Obamacare is fully operational it will be interesting to see just how it all works out for seniors and the average American. Judging from what we have seen so far with the price tag already doubling it could be a nightmare in cost increases to our premiums for less healthcare. And if he is successful in stifling the oil/gas industry and our utility and gas prices necessarily soar from it I fully expect to be opening up my pocket further to cover the next rounds of spending the dems present. i saw a TV add by an immigrant who came from a socialist/communist country. He reminded us of his experience that while the rich may become poorer but the poor will also become poorer. Enjoy the benefits (?) of what you have sown.
Remember socialism has never been successful where implemented. And looks even worse compared to capitalism and fee enterprise.
Um, 401K withdrawals have always been taxed as ordinary income, ever since they began during Reagan's presidency... I'm sure that Obama has been successful taxing 401K withdrawals, as they have been taxed in the same way snice Reagan was president.
And yes down that slippery slope of taxing the rich, first at 92%, then at 70%, then at 50%, then at 39%, then at 36%. At what rate was it that Romney paid his taxes last year, again? I wonder what it is that is greasing that slippery slope down so well?? If the wealthiest are paying so much less, then of course the middle class must pay more - at least if we really want to balance the budget.
The only saving grace for the US is that the House is not in Nancy's hands. Oblunder will radically change his position to the left now that the election is over. I wish to think positive and believe the American people are just ignorant and brainwashed instead of being stupid enough to vote for 4 more years of poor recovery, trillion dollar deficits, and higher energy cost.
Most people voted for four more years of 'stuff'. Our nation has slowly been turning into a nation of takers (look at unc for example....). The wealthy will retain their wealth no matter how much unc wants to take from them.....the rich have more options and will take care of themselves first. The rest of us will be left to fend for the 'stuff' we want the gov't to give us based on debt spending. We are heading much more into euro-socializaion on a Greek scale at this point. And it really has nothing to do with the Dems or the Reps or Obama or Romney.....it's the direction the majority have chosen. When we end up at the inevitable outcome of a entitlement nation those who wanted to get there won't realize what they did to themselves.
Yes I heard the thing about 5am PT. It helps that Dade County voters were voting past mid-night to push Barry over the top. Barry also won the national popularity contest as well.
Wish your insights on the stock market is as good the election forecast. Ditto with blogger.