Now what?



  1. sargasso_c says:

    Is this the end of the Religious Right’s influence in Washington?

  2. jim g says:

    Obama….. the WELFARE PRESIDENT

    • noname says:

      Distorted Facts & Lies, example A of why the people voted against the Repukes and they lost!

      Repukes can’t handle truth and facts, so they just lie; because, they think people are stupid.

      What the Repukes are really doing, is projecting their own ignorance on others!

      • jim g says:

        Obama is president because of all the votes he got from the “welfare class”, all the people in the big cities on welfare. Thus he is the “welfare president”

        • tcc3 says:

          Yes that 4% of the US really put him over the top.

          Especially when you consider a significant number of that 4% includes minors unable to vote.

  3. noname says:

    I guess there just not enough Wal-Martians in America to elect Romney!

    For the down and out repukes, don’t feel bad, maybe Romney will run again?

    Likely the repukes will nominate another Bush in 2016, Jeb Bush to try and pander to Hispanic voters.

  4. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    I’d wager its still Bush’s fault in 2016…Obama has shown no ability to fix things in four years, therefore having another four years will result in the same fix…none.

    The only real question is “can the US go another 4 years without a budget, after falling off the fiscal cliff.”

    Because Forward off the cliff we go.

    • Dallas says:

      Boo hoo. Obamacare covers your chronic depression pills but your dildo is an out of pocket expense.

      Quit being a pussy and accept God’s will.

    • noname says:

      Your absolutely right “Taxed Enough Already Dude”, Bush certainly was a major American tragedy. Look how long it took the south to get over Lincoln!

      We could have avoided more American dead in Afghanistan and IRAQ had Bush just sent in Navy SEAL Team 6 to get Osama Bin Laden on day one instead of going to WAR because “The Taliban refused to turn over Osama bin Laden”!!!!

      Speaking of driving America over the cliff in a GM, had Romney won his $5 trillion in tax cuts over the next decade with most going to his high-income buddies; America would be the quintessential banana republic with Romney and his buddies becoming the world’s biggest “Super Oligarchs”.

      Romney and the Repukes want to model America after Mexico —a corrupt oligarchy of arrogant rich, with a tiny middle class and millions of poor people whom live in poverty!

      Economist Gary Hufbauer of the Institute for International Economics noted Mexico has tax collections that amount to only 14 percent of the country’s gross domestic profit, compared with the U.S. level of 25 to 28 percent; “Basically Mexico’s wealthy classes do not want to tax themselves, period.”

      Wasn’t Romney’s reluctantly released 2011 tax returns, showing he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent?

      America’s Wealthy are angry their governmental power in the USA is out classed by the governmental power Latin American billionaires have!

      • Glenn E. says:

        Very interesting. And probably all true. Plus the fact that Romney’s family tree comes from those Mormons that chose to abandon America. To conduct their lifestyle free of the laws of the US, regarding polygamous marriages, across the border in Mexico. Also Romney was governor of Mass., where they’re notorious for electing only those who don’t raise taxes to pay for anything. So it’s all funded with federal dollars. Like Boston’s “Big Dig” highway project.

        And while they blame the National Debt increase on Obama. The Republicans don’t want to raise taxes. Or cut Defense spending. They just want to continue to deficit spend, regardless who becomes President. That results in reducing the value of everyone else’s savings, investments, and retirement income. Except Congress and the super rich. Who get inflation adjusted incomes.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Hilarious you blowhards have nothing new to spew…

      I repeat, Obama has demonstrated zero ability (or inclination) to fix our economy…

      His regulators are working overtime to kill it.

      In 2016, as the country suffers the Greatest Depression, between golf and White House parties, Obama will blame Bush and the Republicans for the mess.

      And you blowhards will have an Obamagasm, marveling at his genius.

      That that you Repukes!

  5. Captain Obvious says:

    What’s is actually surprisingly is how gormless the right is over Obama’s win and some of the pickups in the Senate. No clue over what just happened. As dumb as a cow staring at new fence.

    • noname says:

      Excellent analogy.

      It must be hard for the right to stare at the new norm, more democrats.

  6. orchidcup says:

    Wo unto the wicked, for they shall perish; for the reward of their hands shall be upon them!

    And my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err and destroy the way of thy paths.

    The Lord standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

    The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the spoil of the poor in your houses.

    What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

    Moreover, the Lord saith: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet —

    Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.

    2 Nephi 13:11-17

    • Captain Obvious says:

      That’s so bitchin’, can you get that on vinyl?

      • orchidcup says:

        Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but all men are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are forbidden.

        He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.

        Behold, the Lord hath forbidden this thing; wherefore, the Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have charity, which charity is love, and except they should have charity they were nothing. Wherefore, if they should have charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion to perish.

        But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.

        And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another; that they should not commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things; for whoso doeth them shall perish.

        For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.

        2 Nephi 26:28-33

  7. orchidcup says:

    Behold, hearken ye unto my precept; if they shall say there is a miracle wrought by the hand of the Lord, believe it not; for this day he is not a God of miracles; he hath done his work.

    Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.

    And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God — he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.

    Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark.

    And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against them.

    Yea, they have all gone out of the way; they have become corrupted.

    Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up.

    They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up.

    They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.

    O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them, saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!

    Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that is of no worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.

    But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of their wickedness and abominations they shall not be destroyed, saith the Lord of Hosts.

    But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof.

    2 Nephi 28:6-18

  8. Glenn E. says:

    No surprise to me that Obama won. I knew the other party really didn’t want to win. Or they would have come up with someone better than Mitt Romney to oppose him. Like Ron Paul, for example. But they couldn’t bring themselves to hype anyone, who actually had a good plan for cleaning up the US government. They only wanted a dapper looking puppet. So they chose Romney. Because he was willing to go along with things. Even if he somehow managed to win. But I think all those carefully worded campaign speeches, at high dollar dinners, that got “caught” on someone’s cellphone camera, and “leaked” to the press. Probably helped keep him out of office. And him being Mormon, and there being a currently running Broadway musical spoof of that religion. Also was a neat way to reduce his odds of winning. Those Republicans don’t miss a trick, when they don’t want to win.

    Now the Republican biased Congressional House can waste another four years, disagreeing with everything Obama wants to do. Pissing off the citizens to the point that they vote some of those idiots out of office, in two or four years time. And once the House tips back to Democratic control. Then they can put a Republican in the White House. So they can disagree with most of what that President wants to do. Continuing the saga of wasting the taxpayer’s time and money, with this petty and childish bipartisan game of hoodwink.

    • McCullough says:

      So is Ron Paul a man ahead of his time, or just a crazy old codger.

      I think he is a man ahead of his time…even gained respect from the lefties here on the blog. Way too late because the idiots actually fell in line when the talking heads called him “crazy”.

  9. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    The Electorate found European style socialism appealing…

    But is that what Obama is changing American to…

    Or is it anti-colonialist socialism?

    The difference, one retains personal freedom, the other crushes it.

    If Obama does nothing about the “fiscal cliff” and it results in the Greatest Depression, and blames Bush and traditional capitalism for the misery…then we know he is an anti-colonialist…just like the Doc America 2016 alleged.

    • Dallas says:

      Quit resisting the will of the sheeple. If you don’t like the democratic system, get a guayabera and move to Cuba.

      You see Willard and Rush Lardass now blaming mother nature (God) for the election paddling?

      http://huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/03/romney-campaign-hurricane-sandy_n_2069252.html

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        Less Republicans voted for Romney than McCain. Its likely because Romney was perceived to be a liberal…Democrat light…not a true conservative.

        As you know from my posts, I supported anyone but Romney to the bitter end…but in the end, I decided to vote for him.

        I had to overcome my anger at the Republican Elites who control the party…

        Evidently about 3,000 million Republicans wanted to send the elites a message….stop making us vote for “Democrat light”…or you will lose elections…

        And so we did. Had they voted, Romney would have had the majority of voters and therefore the electoral win.

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          3,000,000 plus, not 3000 million.

        • Captain Obvious says:

          “…not a true conservative.”

          You mean that his hymen wasn’t intact?

        • Dallas says:

          You’re wrong again but you don’t see it because you live in a bubble.

          The Republican Party is obsolete. It goes after crazy loons like you at first for a base, and then tries to capture the middle. It doesn’t work for these reasons:

          1. Christian Taliban loons like you are so far to the right and there is little time to lie back to the center.
          2. Young people don’t want the government in their crotch and they don’t forget. I don’t blame them.
          3. Old, white, angry males are a shrinking % of the population. They should not be a priority.
          4. Everyone loves gays and are key to improving housing values. Don’t fuck with them. We’re on TV too.
          5. GOP is full of loons that can’t keep their corndog hole closed. The comments on rape, 47%, etc is just plain stupid in the age of the internet.
          6. The theory that the 1% can drive an economic recovery by retaining the Bush 3% tax cut giveaway is stupid, baseless and doesn’t add up.

  10. Mextli says:

    Obama is really great! What did he have, four years in a job prior to be elected president? Got elected on the basis of one speech and because he is black. Spent the first four years blaming Bush for everything except the hair in Michelle’s armpits. Runs for reelection and gets Clinton to make his speeches for him and uses the Clinton presidency as a good example since he has none of his own. Reelected by blacks, gaaaaays, and dumb fuck liberals with guilt about racism.

    His replacement will be El Presidente.

  11. Uncle Dave says:

    Ben Domenech, a conservative author, described Romney’s candidacy as having “a message without music, delivered by a candidate with little or no personality, saddled with enormous advantages in life which become disadvantages in the world of politics.”

    Combine that with a party that simply is out of touch on so many issues with where majority of the country is on social issues and also still hasn’t a clue how to get voters registered and voting like the Dems did and it’s no wonder the outcome.

    In the end, no matter what they think about Obama’s handling of the economy, the voters didn’t think Romney could do better, so they decided to stick with the devil they know.

    • bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo says:

      Given what you identify–its a mystery how Rmoney did as well as he did?

      I saw one interview of a 35 yo Republican Woman voter and she was asked what she thought of the war on women. She AGREED it was happening but just didn’t believe her rights to abortion and contraceptives would ever be impacted. ……….. I think that explains alot: the very targets of the Repbulican WAR on the Middle Class is simply not believed by the targets.

      Its like the Loyal German Jews of 1933. I love my country, why would they come after me?

      Silly Hoomans. We should all believe what other people say. It reveals so much rather than listening to OURSELVES. You do see that all too much. Even on this forum.

      Just look.

      • Dallas says:

        Repug wives also do as their told – or else. Occasionally, a small % gets to vote their conscious.

        • bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo says:

          Ha, ha. I have to admit that ALL of the Republican wives I have personally known and can think of all seem a bit “Archie Bunker Stifled” compared to the Liberal variety.

          To be fair, it might be what they want, some kind of security or laziness in not thinking for themselves, a product of early conditioning. Who knows?

          • Dallas says:

            IMHO, it’s exactly the Archie Bunker household. Edith knows better but she loves Archie very much and it’s just not worth raising Archie’s blood pressure.

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        That was a Democrat plant, there was no war on women, except Obama’s who caused hundreds of thousands of working women to lose their jobs.

        Abortion and contraception are law of the land….politicians can’t do anything to stop it.

        The “war on women” was misdirection, and it worked.

        But it worked because the vast majority of Democrats are freeloaders….they want free stuff…they don’t care if it bankrupts the country.

        • TheMAXX says:

          When Obama took office we were loosing millions of jobs every week. This almost immediately turned around to small gains every month and has been that way for the last 4 years. This is a huge turnaround from sharply declining jobs to slow rise! Most democrats are the working poor where people work 2-3 full-time jobs to support their families. Hardly free-loaders. The republican party has become the party of the wealthy, corporations and banks who are the ones keeping money from flowing through the economy. The poor, any freeloaders and the government don’t have the option of hoarding money and therefore hurting the economy. The rich, the business sector and the banks are each sitting on over a trillion dollars each and that is why our economy is hurting. The people in charge of the concentration of wealth won’t let their money flow which leaves less money for the rest of us, less money to make goods and services happen.

      • McCullough says:

        Yep, bobbo the same way you know that Obama has taken away your right to an attorney. And support him anyway. So bobbo, try be a little genuine.

        And you have the balls to use Germany as an example.

        Douchenozzle.

        • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

          Douchenozzle? Ha, ha. You down in the dumps McC?

          You keep trying to label me. Something conservatives like to do rather than think through a position. YES—-I think Obama is far superior to any Republican that was in the running. Hard to tell with those not running. Jeb Bush?–He might even be “ok” but he has the Curse on him now. “..♫… Cain slew Able, how sad it would be…”

          NO—My Nom de Flame sums it up.

          Will you ever care (dare?) to actually address a substantive issue and back up any objective falsifiable point made?

          …… but I won’t be holding my breath.

          Old White Men… what you gonna do?

          • McCullough says:

            Nah, I’m having a great day actually. I called you on your comparison to R’s taking away women’s rights, and the women who will still vote for them, to the German Jews who lost their Civil Rights but still loved Dear Leader.

            And in fact you were right. I’ve complained about NDAA numerous times and you agree with me every time. It’s been in your face since Obama sneakily signed it in on New Years eve last year, and I protested it on the blog. The German Jews didn’t have access to information like we have today, but we do. So this, in my opinion is much worse, simply BECAUSE you were well informed and still you support dear leader. BTW I bet I’m younger and darker than you.

            Squirm all you want, but you’ve been pwned.

            Edith, Archie wants his favorite chair.

            Lol

          • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

            Why do you continue to insist that I support Dear Leader?

            Five express negations of the imperative statement.

            My Nom de Flame.

            Pragmatism not really being a characteristic of “support” as commonly used.

            What does whatever you have that is darker than me got to do with what?

            I’m glad you have perked up some. Still know factual presentations. No opinion is worth more than the facts they are based on. Probably wise to keep your facts imaginary.

            Same as it always was.

          • McCullough says:

            Har, whatever bob. I’ll let you off the hook now. It’s become embarrassing.

          • tcc3 says:

            When I disagree with Obama, why would I vote for the other guy who would double down on those policies because he claims the president is weak and apologetic? When the opposition party crucifies for attempting to have trials and eliminate the Gitmo rights-free-zone?

            I may not agree with everything Obama does, but he beats the alternative.

          • McCullough says:

            A vote for evil is still a vote for evil. That hasn’t changed.

          • tcc3 says:

            Then dont vote. I actually thought about it since I was dissatisfied with Obama.

            Then the Republican freakshow started up and reminded me how much worse it could be.

  12. deowll says:

    Tax hikes which = Fewer jobs/less profitability.

    EPA and FDA, etc regulation by the ton which = fewer jobs and less profitability.

    I predict that at least 60% or more of the population will be taking hand outs by 2016 only, if we get the oh so very likely collapse of the dollar, what ever it is you are getting won’t cover your needs.

    Continued wild spending ending in the dollar doing a complete collapse. I don’t mean inflation in normal terms. I mean if you drop a hundred you most likely won’t bother to pick it up.
    .
    Most likely the end of the US as a super power.

    Most of you are going to have major problems getting or keeping a Dr. You may qualify for free care but the line may be long enough you die in line. This happens fairly commonly in Europe and Canada. Now it will happen here. Old people of course will be repeatedly told to go to the end of the line. They won’t call it euthanasia and it isn’t because it won’t be a mercy killing, you just died before your number came up.

    It would not shock me if a very large number of multinationals now based in the US relocated. Apple, Microsoft, GE, etc.

    Don’t worry. It’s all going to be Bush’s fault.

    The good news is that those of you still working you will most likely a have a huge paycheck which can be taxed as such and the bad news is a million dollars may not buy you a bag of beans.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

      You forgot dogs and cats living together.

    • TheMAXX says:

      Higher taxes on the wealthy has never had a negative impact on jobs before. Fact is the lower we have been taxing the rich the worse our economy has done. More money and economic influence concentrated into fewer hands is not a way to have a healthy economy. A mass of people will on average make better decisions with how they spend their money than a few individuals will. See “wisdom of crowds”.

  13. jim g says:

    Video from the year 2016!
    After Obama’s reign…..
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yo0uTu2uLtI

    • TheMAXX says:

      Reign implies someone with absolute power like George W. claimed as he pushed through many terrible changes to the government and our laws. Obama has been making many improvements to help people in general and hasn’t been forceful about it but has worked with the congress and senate to get those things done.

  14. Somebody says:

    BOHICA!

  15. gear says:

    I don’t think this was merely a presidential win for Obama. If I recall correctly the Republicans decided to double down and make this into something more than a presidential contest. They changed it into a contest for America’s future. It would go one way if Obama won and a completely different way if Romney won. I’m sure they planned on keep to that course if they won. But they didn’t.

    Obama won so now we go his way into the future. So I guess we don’t have to listen to Ryan, Limbaugh, Nugent, Fox “news” or Nordquist about how they think we should move forward. It’s over, they bet the farm on that contest and lost.

  16. Captain Obvious says:

    I don’t think the shellacking is over yet. I think Boehner and Ryan are going to get their asses handed to them on the “fiscal cliff”.

  17. OvenMaster says:

    Obama won.

    America lost.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      White people mourning Romney.

    • TheMAXX says:

      In the sense that no third party candidate was elected, yes America lost. But at least you agree with a big sigh of relief that we didn’t get Romney. That would have been a real disaster. Romney made his money being a cold-blooded shark taking big risks with other people’s money. Taking government bail-outs to keep his risky financial dealings going on. He took an oath to bring down the government of the USA and has been acting that way all his life so thank God not enough sheeple were so easily fooled by such a slimy person