There goes our country

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“There goes the neighborhood!” That is what my grandson said, following the announcement that President Obama had won re-election Tuesday.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that he realized the gravity of the situation. It does not stop with the neighborhood. Those who voted Obama back into office will come to rue this day! It will be the town, the city, the state and our once-great nation!

In four more years, they will not recognize this nation, our flag, the Constitution of the United States of America or any of the principles upon which our country was founded. Woe be it to those who scorn logic, common sense and God!

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avidreader
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avidreader 11/09/12 - 07:01 am
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Rue? Not a Chance!

"Those who voted Obama back into office will come to rue this day!"

Obama supporters do not "rue". The sixteen trillion bucks and all the other maladies were Bush's fault (ha!). This go-around will probably not end well either, but Mr. Obama's supporters will simply blame the Republican House of Representatives, or some other faction.

The Holy Bible will have to be revised once again to add a fourth member to the current Trinity.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 11/09/12 - 07:29 am
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So dramatic lol,
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So dramatic lol,

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/09/12 - 07:48 am
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If you believe the 16

If you believe the 16 trillion is debt is all Bush's fault you need to lay off the Kool-aid and get that GED.

jack234
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jack234 11/09/12 - 07:53 am
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What have you been teaching

What have you been teaching your grandson that he would say something like that. We are trying to raise up a better generation.
And we wonder why things don't get any better with each new generation.

TParty
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TParty 11/09/12 - 08:30 am
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Well, didn't the world end

Well, didn't the world end for someone earlier this week?

I wonder if people like Mr. Zimmerman will ever say "Huh, I guess things did get better, that wasn't so bad."

Especially when the Flag and Constitution is still there.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/09/12 - 08:36 am
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RUE??

They will have to meet in the middle.....MIDDLE of the road....both sides .....I think most see that right now.....we will never get the whole pie again.....so stop day dreaming folks.....I predict they will come together now more than ever....because they will HAVE TO...

Too late to put the milk back in the bottle....toothpaste back in the tube......it is what it is...

Retired Army
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Retired Army 11/09/12 - 08:48 am
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Good Morning All

Woke up this morning and looked outside. Lo and behold the sky was still there.

Or, on the third day the sun arose. Again.

crkgrdn
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crkgrdn 11/09/12 - 08:50 am
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Richly deserved

Those who voted for Obama will certainly receive what they richly deserve.
Now they will get that economics course that they barely scraped through in high school. They will become familiar with Adam Smith, Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek. And, they will come to the realization of what they have embraced: Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao and Ho Chi Minh.

TParty
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TParty 11/09/12 - 09:16 am
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Here you go Humble A

From someone who is an American economist and also a Professor of Economics. I'm sure you'll disagree- but again- this guy is a professional who have been awarded many times in his field, which is economics.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/opinion/krugman-nobody-understands-deb...

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/debt-is-mostly-money-we-owe-...

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/09/12 - 09:28 am
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I don't dissagree, but they
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I don't dissagree, but they are talking about the short term effects of debt. That is exactly my point. Just because things seem fine today, does not follow that they will be fine in the long run.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 09:33 am
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Let's hope
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the Republican congress gets its collective head out of the sand and decides to work with the President rather than try to destroy the country as they have attempted the last 4 years. The people have wisely spoken.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/09/12 - 09:40 am
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"Let's hope the Republican
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"Let's hope the Republican congress gets its collective head out of the sand and decides to work with the President rather than try to destroy the country as they have attempted the last 4 years."

Well, loblolly. The Republicans in congress passed several budgets. How many did the Democrats in the Senate send to the President to sign. I'll give you a hint...it's a number between -1 and 1. Explain how it is the Republicans who are obstructing progress when Harry Reid won't even allow a bill to be voted on if he doesn't like it.

faithson
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faithson 11/09/12 - 09:45 am
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such a poor example...

Of course the dem's did not pass a republican budget... what planet are those who believe this should have happened living on ? Kinda like chastising a republican for not supporting the health bill.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/09/12 - 09:48 am
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"Of course the dem's did not
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"Of course the dem's did not pass a republican budget... what planet are those who believe this should have happened living on ? Kinda like chastising a republican for not supporting the health bill."

faithson...the Democrats also voted unanimously NO on THEIR OWN budget! It seems they just don't want a budget.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/09/12 - 09:51 am
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Loblolly....15-25? You mean
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Loblolly....15-25? You mean like this one that got 159 comments?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-11-07/wrong-track

This is too easy.

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Sean Moores 11/09/12 - 10:05 am
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@loblolly

Check your email

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 10:08 am
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Now
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Both of those posts have been taken down. Please eplain to the community what I said that justifies those posts being removed.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 10:11 am
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Sean
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Are you removing all of my postings? What did I just say to Angela that justified removing?

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 10:14 am
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I have just been kicked-out
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Censorship lives at the AC. I broke no rule for comment postings, yet my postings are being removed. Please explain Sean. My e-mail is down so I cannot access.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 10:17 am
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Here's what I said to Angela
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5 ears ago 159 posts was average. We routinely went 300-400 postings Save the A, averaged about maybe 25 postings.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 10:26 am
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Off topic
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Really Sean? How aboutyou transfer them to Rants and Raves for me. Do you really troll the blogs to make sure people stay on topic? How demeaning.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/09/12 - 10:40 am
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I give Krugman credit for

I give Krugman credit for being a smart guy but he holds one view in the world of economics as other argue other ideas and theories just as tenable. Many economist are now dissing Krugman because he has become a political hack against Rep only. Most economist are now discounting him because he is so jaded-he has lost any objectivity. Sort a like Newt who is a smart guy but lost credibility by being a political hack.

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KSL 11/09/12 - 10:40 am
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It was not that Republicans

It was not that Republicans did not support a healthcare bill and reform. It was that they didn't support that particular one. And the Dems rammed it through. A bunch of people will rue that day.

TParty
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TParty 11/09/12 - 10:54 am
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"It was not that Republicans

"It was not that Republicans did not support a healthcare bill and reform. It was that they didn't support that particular one"

It was a Republican plan, with a Republican Governor implementing it and being very proud of it for the good it did for the people in his state. And- as the Affordable Care Act continues- more and more people will be happier for it. Some will always be angry, no matter what, but majority of Americans will appreciate the good it does.

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dichotomy 11/09/12 - 10:57 am
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Retired Army...'Or, on the

Retired Army...'Or, on the third day the sun arose. Again"

And the stock market is tanking again for the third day. Down over 400 this week and the futures down over 60 already this morning. Businesses and the financial community have ZERO confidence in Obama and rightfully so. In three days we have lost half of any 2012 gains, we are still $16.2 trillion dollars in debt, the real unemployment rate is still 14.6%, the Obamacare train wreck is coming for sure, tax hikes in one form or another are looming, and businesses see NOTHING in the future that looks good. Elections have consequences and we are already seeing them. The people who, in the worst way, needed to see the economy get better have laid their thumb on a table and hit it with a sledge hammer. They should get busy developing recipes for those free birth control pills they are so worried about. I'm pretty sure you can't cook them on a barbecue. And you single women who voted for Obama.....let me know if those birth control pills work well in your gas tank. You want social justice, you are fixing to get it. When it's all over with the rich will still be rich and all of the rest of us will be poorer.

The action in the stock market is people moving their money to safer places that will reduce their tax liability. They are sheltering from future tax hikes and they are preparing to cut their employees hours to 30 hours a week to avoid the cost increases of Obamacare. They are moving out of dividend paying stocks because of the threat of increased capital gains tax. So, the value of people's 401K plans that own those stocks is going DOWN....again. Investors are going to cash and tax free municipal bonds. Regardless of what they do with raising taxes, there will not be any increase in revenue to the government. The debt will increase, unemployment will increase, our credit will be downgraded, the cost of borrowing money will go up, inflation will go up, and YOU and ME will be poorer. The rich will go on vacation for 4 years and wait it out. Yeh, you really showed them didn't you. Well, that's what happens with the public education system goes to crap for 30 or 40 years. Most of the voters can't do basic math let alone understand economics. You can tweet up a crowd to vote for birth control pills but you can't tweet up a good economy I don't care how fast your are with your thumbs.

My guess is that in 2015 we will be listening to Hillary Clinton telling us that the Democrats need 4 more years to clean up Bush's mess. Meanwhile, Obama will still be covering up Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and Iran's attack on the US drone that happened a week before the election but they forgot to tell us about.

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browncle 11/09/12 - 10:59 am
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Poor Republicans

At least be good losers. When Bush stole one election and was re-elected 4 years later you all was smiling like it was Christmas. Bush's administration caused most of the problems that we have today. It would probably scare most of you to know behind that little curtain, your friends voted for President Obama.

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itsanotherday1 11/09/12 - 11:09 am
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"Some will always be angry,

"Some will always be angry, no matter what, but majority of Americans will appreciate the good it does."

A majority of Americans still don't like it, and I fervently hope the house majority defund it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/09/12 - 11:11 am
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Bush's fault. Really? That
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Bush's fault. Really? That again?

TParty
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TParty 11/09/12 - 11:15 am
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"Businesses and the financial

"Businesses and the financial community have ZERO confidence in Obama and rightfully so"

I'll go back and finish your entire comment- but people who work with numbers and facts, and probabilities were 80-90% sure Obama was going to win. Take all your numbers, "facts" from Fox News, yes, you would be surprised by the results. Go with proven professionals, like Nate Silver- and it was not a surprise Obama won. I say this- because Obama winning was already factored into the markets.

The stock market dropping some in one day is not because of Obama. It has to do with the German economy.

The stock market crashed, Obama became President, and the stocks are well above 12500 today. Not bad considering it was free falling, and hit bottom at ~6600 in March 2009.

EDIT: I won't bother finishing the comment- so much wrong with it.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/09/12 - 11:24 am
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Off topic Immigration
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Let's see Hannity and the right-Wing are now for immigration reform. Wonder why? The right-wing is nothing but a political prostitute. KSL, ACA could not have passed if not for Republican support. Let's see if Sean considers this to be on or off topic.

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