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Obama won, but not by a landslide

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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:02 am, Tue Nov 13, 2012.

Obama won, but not by the "vanquishing" and "overwhelming" defeat of the other candidate. Sure, he got the number of electoral votes to win, but the popular vote was virtually split down the middle, with each man getting over 50 million votes. This is hardly an overwhelming mandate or vote of confidence to declare "we won the election" and we can do whatever we want.

I hope that this second time around, Obama has learned this lesson and will indeed reach across the aisle and compromise to get the solutions to the very serious and real problems, and get them going in the right direction.

We saw on the East Coast what happens when we don't have enough power, and when bureaucracy gets in the way. Certainly when half the new college graduates can't find a job, new jobs aren't being created fast enough. They have to find ways to free up and encourage the job creators to do what they do best — create jobs

This nation needs a renewed attitude of "We can" instead of "Let someone else do it." With this dependency on someone else to do it, we will eventually run short of the ones willing to accept the risk and capital to do it. As Romney said in his concession speech, "Pray for Obama to tackle the nation's problems."

Rick Aguila

Lodi

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3 comments:

  • Mike Adams posted at 1:37 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1401

    Daniel,
    "If he won by the same margin in every precinct, that tells me that the same computer program was operative in the voting machines, in every precinct."
    ...for this to be true, every precinct in the country would have to use the same program to tallly votes. How votes are gathered and counted varries from state to state, so it can't possibly be a faulty or fraudlent program.

    I've only heard cons speak of "mandates" and "landslides" and the obligatory whinning and excuse making from that side of the tracks. If the republican party does nothing to alter it's current course, it will end up as a third party (if they're that lucky) containing only white, lower income, non-union males.

    The Tea Party? Not a chance. If it survives to the next presidential election, it would be a miracle.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:43 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1338

    The voting machine outcome was evident when Obama announced that people voted for him, not a thank you.

    If he had truly won, he could have thanked the voters, but I haven't seen any form of victory speech of his gratitude. Just a claim to the presidency as if it were his rightful possession.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:41 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1338

    If he won by the same margin in every precinct, that tells me that the same computer program was operative in the voting machines, in every precinct.

    I think Romney has known all along that the vote was rigged, and he swallowed a stupidity pill.

    Romney's stupidity pill was operative during the debates when he labelled the Benghazi incident as a terrorist attack, same as the press told us. Romney had an opportunity to open discussion on the so-called "embassy" being a CIA safe-house whose operations were known and attacked just for that purpose, whatever that was. But one thing is for certain: it was not an embassy.

     

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