Elections now reality show

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After endless speeches, rallies, campaign ads, robo-calls, signs and stickers, the 2012 presidential election is over.

Yes, America, there is a numerical winner and a numerical loser. But, in the aftermath, is one candidate’s political victory a real victory for Americans?

One thing for certain, this election has once again made our country a “house divided” on a 50-50 basis.

With a Republican House and Democratic Senate, we are virtually assured of four years of gridlock when there is pressing business like the national debt, national health care and national defense.

Gridlock is guaranteed by a sitting president with little ability to reach across the aisle and forge the bipartisan bonds that are needed to move the United States forward. Nothing that I have seen or heard during the campaign convinces me that there will be a spirit of collaboration or compromise to change this situation.

So who wins? Not the middle class, as the rollout of the Affordable Care Act will surely drive up the cost of their insurance premiums to ensure coverage for those unable to pay their own way.

Definitely not businesses required to provide health care if they employ more than 50 workers – businesses that will now consider foreign job outsourcing or layoffs.

Future health care workers with substantial educational loans to pay off? I don’t think so. How about college graduates whose job prospects are as dim as they have ever been?

The saddest part is that our national elections now look like Dancing With The Stars, an entertaining show that often eschews talent for tweet-ridden popularity.

Really, America, did you want Kirstie Alley dancing you and your loved ones into the future?

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KSL
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KSL 11/13/12 - 12:55 am
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I really don't think the left

I really don't think the left has a right, no pun, to complain about gridlock. They just insured it.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/13/12 - 05:06 am
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I like your analogy

The campaigns do remind me of a reality show.
Next thing you know it will be Honey Boo Boo for President. President of something anyway.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/13/12 - 07:34 am
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And Honey Boo Boo may be an improvement?

Unpublished

She could play for eight years, a la Clinton. Eat lots of cheese burgers. She would buy lots of stuff. Good for business. I doubt she would favor global war for oil fields. She would be assassinated.

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Techfan 11/13/12 - 09:48 am
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One party has won the popular

One party has won the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections (and probably would have in 6 of 6 had it not been for 9/11) . That might be considered a trend.

allhans
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allhans 11/13/12 - 09:58 am
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When you take time out to

When you take time out to look up all the over-voting, the fraud, when you think about the polling site with one wall covered with a mural of Obama when all such is to be at least 100 yards from the entrance, outside entrance for those who didn't know, a site in Texas that let droves of people vote even though they were not registered to vote, never claimed to have registered....and then you think okay, GW who we love but made mistakes was reelected for a second tern, then Obama was reelected for a second term. Sounds like to me we are with no doubt a 50-50 country. Some loves Bush, some loves Obama.

Gore, Kerry, McCain, Romney..4 losers 2 from each party.
Are we a great country or what?

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dichotomy 11/13/12 - 11:34 am
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Techfan ....."One party has

Techfan....."One party has won the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections"

True Techfan but that party ONLY won over 50% of the popular vote in 2 of those elections and both of those were Obama, based on racial and union block votes. Mostly single issue voters.

The other black president, Clinton, NEVER got 50% of the popular vote in either of his elections. I guess he wasn't black enough to get all of his core constituency down to the polls.

George Bush won with 50.73% of the popular vote in 2004 but he won with only 47.87% of the popular vote in his first election in 2000, which is 4.5% more than Bill Clinton got with his first victory in 1992 when he won with only 43.01% of the popular vote.

So, what's your point Techfan.....that Obama is only president because he got all of the black vote and paid lip service pandering to Hispanics to get their block vote? That don't make him a good president, just a socialist president elected by the "gimmee" crowd. A classic example of how many votes you can buy if you promise to steal money from some and give it to those who vote for you. His record is economic failure for the first 4 years and my guess is economic failure for the second 4 years and NOBODY, even the people who vote for him, are better off........with the exception of those who have benefitted from the "good" parts of Obamacare (bad parts to come for the next 2 years). Of course, those "good" parts have already run the cost of working people's private health insurance up, on average, $2500 a year and another $2500 a year projected increase coming over the next 2 years.

It's easy to be a popular president when you pander to the "gimmee free stuff" crowd but that don't mean he is a good president.

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Gary Ross 11/13/12 - 01:51 pm
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Mopeds on I-20

I wonder what those jubulant obama supporters will say two years from now when their (those who work) paychecks are so heavily taxed that they don't have enough left to support themselves, real food becomes scarce, and gas reaches $9.00 a gallon... Do you think the DOT will allow mopeds and bicycles on the interstate highways?

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OpenCurtain 11/13/12 - 07:27 pm
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It is like living the movie

Idiocracy
with brief breaths of Private Joe Bauers, trying to fix things run by a bunch of fools, who were elected based TV popularity and instead of their management and administrative skills.

allhans
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allhans 11/13/12 - 08:16 pm
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The people of the great state

The people of the great state of Ohio (one those Obama carried) were advised that all food stamp allowances would be cut by $50.00 a month.
One person interviewed said he was told that if he voted for Romney this would happen. He did and it did. A good sense of irony, huh..
Just wait until those getting government checks see what else lies ahead.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/13/12 - 08:25 pm
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Here is a hoot

It does not stand a bats chance in ____ of Obama senate approving it.

BUT!

A petition to allow GA. to withdraw from the USA.

Texas and Louisiana have already garnered the needed signatures.

MS. & AL are on the way to meeting the same goal.

So why not GA also?

;-)

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-georgia...

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/14/12 - 07:04 am
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Let's see if

Mr. Obama shows his true colors, now that he is re-elected.

While I hate to use Youtube videos. This video points out
some repeatedly presented, acknowledged or well documented facts of Mr. Obama. It pretty much sums up, why I have serious concerns about his demeanor and true agenda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y&feature=related

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