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It is usual to congratulate the winners in an election even if you are on the other side. Mitt Romney was gracious in doing so when the president was re-elected. The Augusta Chronicle (“Wrong track,” Nov. 8) violated all ethics when they refused to congratulate President Obama on his re-election but instead berated the voters for their choice!

The fact is, the people of Augusta and the nation told The Chronicle that it was on the wrong track big-time! They were on the track of Karl Rove, who refused to believe that the president won. About 52,000 Richmond County voters told The Chronicle it was on the wrong track. The Electoral College vote told The Chronicle it was on the wrong track. Not only did the Democrats win big nationally, Democrats won a big victory locally in winning the races for Congress, sheriff, solicitor-general, probate judge and re-election of state Rep. Earnest Smith. The Chronicle opposed many of them.

Despite all the efforts of a Republican legislature to redistrict U.S. Rep. John Barrow, including removing Savannah from the 12th District and adding more than 100,000 voters from Columbia County, Rep. Barrow had the last laugh by thoroughly defeating a flawed Republican candidate for his fifth term in Congress. The Chronicle had championed Lee Anderson – again, the wrong track.

The people of the nation have spoken for President Obama. The Richmond County Democratic Party adds its congratulations even if The Chronicle won’t.

Lowell Greenbaum

Augusta

(The writer is chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party.)

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allhans
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allhans 11/09/12 - 11:32 pm
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Obama: "Tonight, more than

Obama:

"Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward."

Any grade school aged American knows that there were 13 original colonies and they can explain what the 13 stripes on the American flag represents.

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SO - Conservatives gave notice to the Republican House members..Enough debt! No more borrowing......Hang in there...

fedex227
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fedex227 11/09/12 - 11:41 pm
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Good letter Mr. Greenbaum.
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Pretty much sums it up.

specsta
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specsta 11/10/12 - 03:08 am
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Speaking the Truth

Amen, and amen, Mr. Greenbaum. Your summary is perfect.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/10/12 - 03:27 am
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our plan

We're ticked off at the way you've treated Democrats and we've decided we're leaving.

We intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of the Enlightened States of America.

To sum up briefly:

You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Elliot Spitzer. You get Ken Lay.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states
pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that the Enlightened States of America will be pro choice and anti war and we're going to want all our citizens back from Afganistan at once. If you need people to fight ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven
Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush
Limbaugh and Bob Jomes University.
We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy egotists believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

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wayne2410 11/10/12 - 07:52 am
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Shrimp, I would gladly take
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Shrimp, I would gladly take that deal so I would not have to live anywhere near arrogant pricks like you.

wribbs
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wribbs 11/10/12 - 10:47 am
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@shrimp for breakfastI will

@shrimp for breakfast

I will gladly take that deal. You and your enlightened friends can have every bit of it. I have only one stipulation; once the deal is done, it is permanent.

wayne2410
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wayne2410 11/10/12 - 07:53 am
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Not to metion straight up
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Not to metion straight up stupid also

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/10/12 - 08:27 am
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Hey Shrimp

When are you leaving? I hear Newark is nice this time of year. Don't let the perverial old door hit you in the ole buttocks.

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Jane18 11/10/12 - 08:32 am
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Letter and Comment of "Revenge"?

I was going to congratulate Mr.Greenbaum on writing such a "vengeful", arrogant, pompous letter that the POTUS would certainly approve of. Now I must include shrimp's comment. It seems you two have so much in common, especially the "spew" of your own self-importance............

Techfan
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Techfan 11/10/12 - 08:34 am
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Another monthly letter from

Another monthly letter from the usual group of serial writers. Sigh. Doesn't the AC get enough letters to stop printing those from the same group of people every month??

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OALAEHO 11/10/12 - 08:35 am
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Where are we, New Jersey?

Too much "I told you so... nanny nanny boo boo!" How about, the people spoke and, right or wrong, we have 4 more years to either work together or remain divided?

When did red and blue become contentious?

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seenitB4 11/10/12 - 09:43 am
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shrimp

I like Opryland .....thanks for giving ...

jic
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jic 11/10/12 - 09:44 am
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here's the deal
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In spite of what Fox would have you believe, the south turned out to vote and proved it swings farther left than people thought. This is partly due also to the fact that people who left when younger to pursue opportunity and careers and escape conservative oppression are now retiring and coming back. Not because they are now more conservative, but because the south is still naturally beautiful, warmer and real estate is cheaper. You will soon see a trend over the next 30 years of gradually increasing real estate prices along with increasingly liberal voting trends, not unlike California has done over the last 30 years. When you see your 2-bit house sell for 1.5 million, you will not give a hoot how liberal or conservative the public votes.

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chascushman 11/10/12 - 09:59 am
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Do elections have
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Do elections have consequences? If you have been paying attention to the financial markets, you might think so. Wall Street has had two horrible days since President Obama won a second term.
However, stock prices are not the only thing taking a hit. It appears that the job market is also suffering. In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (links take you to news stories about the layoffs – with details from the companies):
• Energizer -
The St. Louis-based company said Thursday that it expects to shed about 1,500 employees. When finished, the restructuring should lead to $200 million in pretax yearly savings, Energizer said. It aims to have most of its restructuring steps finished by the end of September 2014.
• Westinghouse -
Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees.
• Research in Motion Limited -
Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company who did not want to be named.
• Lightyear Network Solutions -
More than one dozen employees at a Pikeville company lost their jobs this week. Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Louisville and Pikeville to save money.
• Providence Journal -
The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees.
• Hawker Beechcraft -
The company says 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/10/12 - 10:00 am
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guys...

It was a joke. I was kidding!

chascushman
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chascushman 11/10/12 - 10:00 am
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Boeing (30% of their
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Boeing (30% of their management staff) -
Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to employ 30% fewer executives at its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit by the end of 2012 compared to 2010 levels.
• CVPH Medical Center -
CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” a press release said.
• US Cellular -
The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter.
• Momentive Performance Materials -
About 150 workers at Sistersville’s Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week.
• Rocketdyne -
About 100 employees at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, most of whom work in the San Fernando Valley, were laid off Wednesday in response to dwindling government spending on space exploration, the company said. The layoffs were effective immediately, and 75 percent of them came at the facilities on Canoga and De Soto avenues, which employ about 1,100 people. The company has six sites across the Valley.
• Brake Parts -
The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December…The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013
• Vestas Wind Systems -
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.
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chascushman
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chascushman 11/10/12 - 10:01 am
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Center for Hospice New York
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Center for Hospice New York -
The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care plans to temporarily lay off as many as 40 employees next year as it embarks on a major renovation of the inpatient unit at its Cheektowaga campus.
• Bristol-Meyers -
Bristol-Myers Squibb is following up its lackluster third-quarter results with almost 480 layoffs. As Pharmalot reports, the company notified the New Jersey government that it would scale back in Plainsboro, which means the cuts will hit its sales operations.
• OCE North America -
Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.
• Darden Restaurants -
The company, which was among those who had received an Obamacare waiver in the past, is looking to limit workers to 28 hours per week. A full time employee that is required to have health insurance (lest the employer pay a fine) works 30 hours per week, as defined by the Obamacare law.
• West Ridge Mine -
In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014″ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.
• United Blood Services Gulf -
United Blood Services Gulf South region, the non-profit blood service provider for much of south Louisiana and Mississippi, will lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce. It was a hard decision to make according to Susan Begnaud, Regional Center Director for the Gulf South region.
A layoff is tough enough for employees to deal with, imagine hearing the crushing news that your office is shutting down just before Thanksgiving and Christmas… Here are some of the business closings that were announced in just the past two days:
• Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.
• Mount Pleasant’s Albrecht Sentry Foods
• The Target store at Manassas Mall Va.
• Millennium Academy in Wake Forest NC
• Target Closing Kissimmee FL Location
• The Andover Gift Shop in Andover MA
• Grand Union Family Markets Closing Storrs Location CT
• Movie Scene Milford Location NH
• Update: TE Connectivity Closing Greensboro Plant – 620 Layoffs Expected
• Gomer’s Fried Chicken in South Kansas City
• Kmart in Homer Glen
• Fresh Market on Pine Street in Burlington
• AGC Glass North America to permanently close its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport Tenn.
• The Target store at Platte and Academy in Colorado Springs
• The Roses store on Reynold Road in Winston-Salem NC
• Meanders Kitchen losing its West Seattle location at 6032 California Ave
• Bost Harley-Davidson at 46th Avenue North and Delaware Ave. in West Nashville TN
• Townsend Booksellers in Oakland
• The Kmart store in Parkway Plaza off University Drive in Durham NC – 79 Jobs Lost
To see even more companies that announced layoffs since the election, visit the Daily Job Cuts page.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/10/12 - 10:02 am
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Thanks jic

Humor is indeed the best medicine and sorely needed now. California home owners have lost $1.7 trillion dollars since BHO took office.

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rmwhitley 11/10/12 - 10:25 am
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Some people
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need to stick to their chosen profession!

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Jon Lester 11/10/12 - 10:38 am
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If you blame 2 bad days on Wall Street on Obama

after record corporate profits over his watch, then you haven't even paid attention to the one area where Republicans are supposedly more expert.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/10/12 - 10:42 am
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The

No Shot Fired Revolution!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/10/12 - 10:47 am
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greenbaum and you libs...the

greenbaum and you libs...the majority is not always right..history is full of majorities that have done terrible things and have fallen for idols. which is why our founding fathers gave us a republic and not a pure democracy...they tried to protect us from the tyranny of the majority that followed sudden fads and idols....but they could not protect us from greed....all our problems are finacial and moral...and we have those who are in power advocating no personnel responsibility and exceptionalism....there is no conservative who advocates no safety net..but a pernmant hammock and a 50*plus 1 majority to take what they want will destroy our country.

chascushman
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chascushman 11/10/12 - 10:56 am
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It is obvious that the
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It is obvious that the moocher class outnumber the working class in our country. We will be Greece in a few years

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/10/12 - 11:12 am
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They spoke twice.

"The people of the nation have spoken for President Obama"

And they also spoke for more Republicans in Congress to put a hobble on Obama's agenda. The PEOPLE may not be as stupid as you think Lowell. If Obama doesn't move to the middle on the economy, taxes, and energy the Democrats are toast. They can't holler Bush for 8 years in a row. Birth control pills only go so far. And the Democrats already have more coverups going on than a cat in a litter box. The truth will be leaked out eventually.

Wake up and smell the coffee Lowell. You won the battle but things don't look good for the war. You won the battle with mostly single issue voters, racial block votes, women's reproductive parts, unions etc. But the one thing you need, the ECONOMY, is already changing. Stock market down, money moving off of the tax table, layoffs being announced by droves. You got a majority vote from single issue voters who do not have the best interest of the country at heart. You can raise taxes all you want now and you will not get any new revenue and the unemployment rate will be going UP based on all of these layoffs I am seeing being announced. The only ones who are going to be hurt in all of this is the working middle class who will be taxed on paycheck income they cannot hide. The rich have moved their money to where you can't get it.

And Barrow.....he is toast next election when we find another candidate. Barrow winning is a fluke of the sheriff's race and some real bad advice given to Republican voters during the primaries. With all of the seats the Republicans picked up in Congress I would say that Barrow's victory is inconsequential.

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Bizkit 11/10/12 - 12:46 pm
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Barrow won by completely

Barrow won by completely detaching himself from progressives-with his Daddy's gun, lowering taxes because Anderson raised taxes (wait I thought progressives thought paying more taxes is patriotic hmmmmm), and then the audacity of finding savings and austerity-which we all know progressives plan a new 4 trillion in added Nat. debt and spending. So Barrow won by being a conservative-now watch him tow the party line. As far as the presidential election, Obama won by the narrowest of margins (as an incumbent really low) in a divided country that he helped to divide. Bring the country together is the greatest lie of Obama-when he does nothing but divide. I find Lowells diatribes hilarious as they aren't founded in reality just towing the party line of creating strawmen to burn. For a man who use to be an objective scientist it is bizarre to read his post-I just can't believe he really believes the rhetoric and nonsense coming out of his mouth. It's just absurd-what happened to his critical thinking skills? It's illogical.

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swcohen 11/10/12 - 02:17 pm
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Sarcasm

Clearly, we need a special type font to indicate sarcasm.

chascushman
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chascushman 11/10/12 - 02:21 pm
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Bizkit, it is obvious that
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Bizkit, it is obvious that moocher class now outnumber the working class.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/10/12 - 05:15 pm
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Like ecosystems the producers

Like ecosystems the producers and consumers populations wax and wane-so be it in the good ole USA. It is envitable to create the wealthy class and then just as inevitable for the middle to rebel. Neither can sustain without the other but they fail to see their own merit or the others.

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rebellious 11/10/12 - 07:24 pm
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Shrimp

For once, I am glad I skimmed the posts, cause I was sending in the SWAT team to frre you from the terrorists holding you captive with a gun to your head and making you say things on this post. The only problemm was we had no visual to see you holding out your middle finger to them. Thought we had lost you there for a moment!

rebellious
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rebellious 11/10/12 - 07:36 pm
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Lowell, Lowell, Lowell

Go sip some green tea, wipe that drool from the corner of your mouth, and sit back in the corner like a good little boy. An old quote goes "There are none so blind as those who will not see". the older I get, the less I suffer fools.

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