Who's on the wrong track?

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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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rebellious
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rebellious 11/10/12 - 09:34 pm
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Aw the

TSD. Been missing you.

allhans
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allhans 11/10/12 - 09:49 pm
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According to CBO reports the

According to CBO reports the recession ended June 2009, 4 months after the Obama was sworn into office and including an influx of BILLIONS in stimulus dollars. Months later, after the stimulus ran out, the economy took a nosedive and we entered a second recesssion...Not Obama? Blinders are so nice.
Then comes August 2012 school supplies, holidays, law enforcement purchasing new cars, all added to consumer purchasing and gave hope that we might finally be back...Then we had the 2012 election.
I, frankly don't believe that Obama knows anything but stimulus programs financed with borrowed money which create temporary jobs. An expensive way of running the largest economy in the world.

carcraft
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carcraft 11/10/12 - 10:33 pm
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Don't forget Obama supporter

Don't forget Obama supporter and CEO of Durden Enterprises (Olive Garden and Red Lobster) is going to hire more part timers. Papa Johns is going to more part time! You bet elections have consequences!

carcraft
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carcraft 11/10/12 - 10:35 pm
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Next two months unemployment

Next two months unemployment figures should be fun to watch. HJow many lame stream media watchers noted that the GDP 3 quater report was down graded to 1.2% imstead of 1.5%. Yep great, just great!

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ultrarnr 11/10/12 - 11:26 pm
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If all you haters out there quoting layoffs would look at the macro picture-initial unemployment claims continue to drop, consumer confidence is at a five year high, housing is recovering, and many more. Stop looking at the noise and pick out the trends. Bottom line the economy is recovering and will look a heck of a lot better in a year or so

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