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Posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:19 PM PST by quicksilver123

Well, I've watched the election all year, and predicted a defeat for the Democrats and a repudiation of the last four years. I have to admit that I called it wrong and Obama has been re-elected.

It turns out that Romney was right all along: 47% of the country is just "gone", given over to the takers and "looters" as Ayn Rand described it so precisely 50 years ago. Obama knit together a coalition of union thugs, marxist regulators, affirmative action winners, a corrupt media, sixties throwbacks, illegal aliens, race hustlers, and the young and impressionable. I guess congratulations are in order.

For 225 years or so, the USA really was the land of the free and the home of the brave, but that country that we all grew up in is gone: it is now in the same pantheon as ancient Greece and glorious Rome. Like very few countries in history, we have voted for our own demise and dictatorship.

I know the gleeful Obama voters that read this will just consider it to be sour grapes, and I suppose it is. Bitter? You bet.

I won't live long enough to see the totality of the gray, bleak future, but my kids will: they already owe tens of thousands in federal debt, and my grandchildren will suffer even more.

Remember all this country had accomplished and what it once meant to the world: The first modern democracy where the individual ruled, the country that sacrificed the lives of close to 700,000 citizens in a bloody civil war to right the wrong of slavery, the country that twice went to war to salvage the corrupt European political culture, that fought and won the cold war, that grew a prosperous middle class like had never been seen before.

All gone now: get ready for the new normal... My fellow citizens have decided that a pompous and inconsequential narcissist should have his four years of failure rewarded with four more years to accomplish his goal of destroying a once great nation.

they will likely rue the day...


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Well, I've watched the election all year, and predicted a defeat for the Democrats and a repudiation of the last four years. I have to admit that I called it wrong and Obama has been re-elected.

It turns out that Romney was right all along: 47% of the country is just "gone",

1 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:20 PM PST by quicksilver123
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To: quicksilver123

coup


2 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:50 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: quicksilver123

I tried to be optimistic but this confirmed my suspicions. Bleh.

I’d like to move overseas somewhere. Suggestions, anyone?


3 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:42 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: quicksilver123

Don’t sweat it. They aren’t half as bad as their roar. Those on the right will always be the winners in life, if we believe it.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:53 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: quicksilver123
No, Romney wasn't correct ~ in that statement he was laying claim to the other 53%, and he didn't deliver.

That's because that 53% wasn't in his pocket, didn't want to be, and in the end he even took down our best shot at taking over the Senate.

He knew he was our weakest candidate.

5 posted on 11/06/2012 9:38:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: quicksilver123

You were wrong, but at least you weren’t a whiney bitch about it. Losing with dignity is beyond the other side.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 9:38:49 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: quicksilver123

Its more than 47 percent..more like 50 percent..and after 4 more years of Obama it will be more than that..you give enough people freebies, and they are owned for life..permanent slaves of the Govt, and happy to live like that..cant really mock Venezuela and Cuba anymore, we are officially who we despise


7 posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: quicksilver123

We’ll know soon enough if your pessimism is warranted. The fiscal cliff looms and both parties MUST compromise - on taxes and spending. If they don’t, then you’ll stand correct.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:46 PM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: quicksilver123

The country has fundamentally changed. We are no longer the majority, and the majority does not have our vision of what America should be.

Obama will treat this as a mandate, and I can’t really fault him for that. The percentage of registered voters that actually cast a ballot is pathetic, and it is the old school conservatives that didn’t vote.

Time to get hip and learn to get along with the next generation.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 9:40:36 PM PST by wrench
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To: quicksilver123

I’m 50, and I have a 7 year-old Daughter. I shudder to think what this election means for her and her generation. It grieves me to watch the ignorance of voters plunge this once-great nation into the abyss.

To my Daughter - I am sorry. We did what we could sweetie.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 9:40:50 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Obama.)
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To: quicksilver123

You were wrong, but at least you weren’t a whiney bitch about it. Losing with dignity is beyond the other side.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 9:41:03 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: quicksilver123

The only thing that explains how Obama could win after his horrible “recovery” is that the 47% voted for their freebies and were enough to put him over.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” — Benjamin Franklin


12 posted on 11/06/2012 9:41:51 PM PST by The Toad
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To: muawiyah

Get out of here with that. Nobody in the field this year would have done better against obama. Santorum would have been painted as wanting to kill women, Gingrich would have been painted as absolutely corrupt. Obama has the media on his side and it’s a huge weapon.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:01 PM PST by Jake8898
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To: quicksilver123

you are not alone—those of us who voted for Romney are right there with you. We have lost this battle, our nation’s fate is set.

I’m gonna watch “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy over the next few days, and turn off news and talk radio. I’m gonna dig deeper into my Bible, put mulch in my flower beds, get down my Christmas stuff and start planning my holidays. Yes, I’m going to “pretend” the world is not crashing down around me.

Recommend you find a way to alleviate stress, get some rest, and refocus on what’s really important. That’s what I’m gonna do...maybe for the next 4 years! :)


14 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:01 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: quicksilver123

1) How’d we do in the states?

2) Build the state and local tea party groups.

3) Fight the federal takeover at the state level on a tenth amendment basis.

4) The Constitution still stands as the law of the land.

5) Fight for it like banshees.

6) Do or die.

Semper Fi!


15 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: quicksilver123

I’ve been pretty accurate for the last few years. I predicted a big McCain loss in 2008, and thought Romney had a 50% chance tonight. At last check, Romney was getting 50.05% of the vote...so it appears I can prognosticate with the best of them.

Unfortunately.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:32 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: quicksilver123
they will likely rue the day...

I'd have thought so, but then I thought he was in for an historic ass kicking tonight, so maybe not. Maybe they'll think they made the right choice.

18 posted on 11/06/2012 9:43:22 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: quicksilver123
RE”It turns out that Romney was right all along: 47% of the country is just “gone”,

There is some truth to that and it is a big challenge however one thing you missed is that Romney is a loser. He was a very weak candidate.

Incidentally he said that point secretly recorded. Not like he was making a brave stand or anything,.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 9:43:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: reagan_fanatic
I’m 50, and I have a 7 year-old Daughter. I shudder to think what this election means for her and her generation. It grieves me to watch the ignorance of voters plunge this once-great nation into the abyss. To my Daughter - I am sorry. We did what we could sweetie.

I'm 51. I have a 10 year old and 14 year old daughter. I feel the same way.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 9:44:20 PM PST by The Toad
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To: quicksilver123

Interstingly, Georgia ended up being just as much of a swing state as Iowa, Nevada, Wisconsin, or Pennsylvania.

53% Romney, 46% Obama.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 9:45:11 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: quicksilver123

Go to sleep. Wake up tomorrow, and begin thinking about how best to respond.

The next campaign just started. I mention the name Sarah Palin.

Just for sake of a topic.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:11 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: quicksilver123

I was wrong right along with you. I couldn’t dream that after four years like the past people could be that stupid but free stuff wins out.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:42 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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The MEDIA won, they have been covering for the dictator and they won this election for him once again.

America is lost once and for all. Dear dictator and his party will not give up. Obviously the American want this. I’m sick to my stomach and I have no where to escape any more, U.S. was refuge.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:05 PM PST by Strutt9
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To: Jake8898
Romney was the weakest candidate. Not once did he describe, in detail, how Obama had personally prevented the ending of the Great Obama Recession.

Even Michelle Bachmann's husband would have done that.

You people have no one to blame but yourselves for the failure to win the Senate and the Presidency. The Vote for the House tells you what the public opinion really is, but if you don't have a smart enough candidate out there, with some real core beliefs that meet their expectations, then he loses!@

This failure also unleashes EPA on all of us ~ I will have to spend tomorrow organization the HOA regarding how we harvest the trees so that we have enough firewood to make it through the winter ~ we all have fireplaces around here for just such a contingency.

25 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: quicksilver123
It turns out that Romney was right all along: 47% of the country is just "gone"

The gist of what Romney said was accurate, but it was technically wrong enough that it cost him dearly, and it was run nonstop here in FL, and I'm sure in other swing states.

Some of those people in that 47% that it was "not his job to worry about" were not welfare state sponges. They are retirees, dependents, etc.

Romney couldn't possibly have made a more stupid statement in saying what he said. Regardless of its truth, it was simply too blunt and insensitive to be anything but a huge negative for him.

26 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:19 PM PST by sargon
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To: All

The MEDIA won, they have been covering for the dictator and they won this election for him once again.

America is lost once and for all. Dear dictator and his party will not give up. Obviously the American want this. I’m sick to my stomach and I have no where to escape any more, U.S. was refuge.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:23 PM PST by Strutt9
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To: quicksilver123

May God have mercy on America!

We have elected the demonic! I pray for a new heavens and a new earth to come soon! I pray for the demise of Obama!


28 posted on 11/06/2012 9:48:39 PM PST by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: quicksilver123

May God have mercy on America!

We have elected the demonic! I pray for a new heavens and a new earth to come soon! I pray for the demise of Obama!


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:49:00 PM PST by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: muawiyah

He knew he was our weakest candidate.

He was the strongest, best candidate we could have put forward. But, you simply do not understand the power of the democrat party...their media distorts and hides the truth...it does influence most people, they have controlled the immoral education of our children for several decades now so if we state that homosexual marriage is wrong...it is us who are the bigots depriving homosexuals of their “civil rights”. America is dead...tonight was the final funeral. We had been sick for along time, but tonight was a turning point that we cannot go back from. Democrats will now consolidate their power base even more...they will take over the private sector industry with even more oppressive regulation and taxation...you don’t have to own the deed if you are government to steal the property...you regulate and tax it to death. They will legalize homosexual marriage and have enough supreme court justices to back them up as constitutional...now the real reason they back gay marriages has nothing to do with gay rights...it has to do with destroying Christian Churches. Their contraceptive issue is the same. They will use these tactics with much more force now and truly oppress Christian worship. This is not just losing an election, we lost America. She is dead, you will not be able to restore her next election or three elections from now.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:49:20 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: quicksilver123
I too was wrong, extremely wrong. I don't mind being wrong so much; I've been wrong before.

What's really wrong is that this is very, very bad news for the future of the whole USA.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:52:16 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Utmost Certainty

I’d like to move overseas somewhere. Suggestions, anyone?


I just moved to rural Kentucky last year from 45 years in Seattle. Love it. You can live on so little income here that you will not be nearly as attacked as those that need to make six figures just to keep their houses in places like Seattle.

Seriously. And it is an incredible place to live if you like living off the land and your own garden, chickens, etc. We’ve been here over a year and LOVE it.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:52:38 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: quicksilver123

Takers win one.

Doesn’t mean anything is over. It’s only over if you stop fighting, or you die.

Go Galt. Get on your knees and start humbling yourselves to God. He can still heal the nation.’ He can make living under this asshat bearable.

Libtards want us to think it’s over. We aren’t dead so it ain’t over.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:53:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: fatasshick

“It’s Gone. It Isn’t Coming Back. For me, it will be an interesting journey into areas of selfishness I’ve never visited. If you hear about any good angles on government freebies, please post. This will be the last time I ever reference or write the word, goodbye, “America.””

Imagine if you were a Democrat in 2004. You felt Bush stole the election in 2000, you think he’s really dumb and now you find out that he’s re-elected. But then you “move on” and get the candidate of your dreams. We have to think like that Democrat during the next few years.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:53:49 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: The Toad

What is overlooked by many on this site, is that Americans laid off, still are Americans. They still vote, and if pushed they will vote against other Americans.

We have spent the entire most recent generation, eliminating American work.

Eliminating American jobs. The reason we are at 8% unemployment is ... we have hired a bunch of Chinese to build things.

Thing we re-import into America for cheap, except they’re not quite as cheap as they were. Funny about how that works.

We need to hire those Americans, and get rid of global trade which is not balanced with opportunities.

We need to DISCOURAGE international trade, and build America again.

Discourage it with laws. Balance international trade.

Just saying.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:54:48 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: wrench

Don’t forget democrat vote fraud gave them 1-2% of the votes they needed in swing states.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:55:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You need to have judges on your side as well in order to fight.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:56:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: muawiyah

“You people have no one to blame but yourselves for the failure to win the Senate and the Presidency. The Vote for the House tells you what the public opinion really is, but if you don’t have a smart enough candidate out there, with some real core beliefs that meet their expectations, then he loses!@”

How would you win Ohio without the auto bailout? It’s a big problem.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:57:27 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The solution is not political.

No, I’m not suggesting violence. Rather, I’m hunkering down. I will not vote again for a long time. I did it against my better judgement in 2008 and again in 2012. The problem will solve itself.

Just as the problem of ancient Rome did. I need not lift a finger, though I’m glad my hens are laying and our driveway is 1/4 mile long through thick woods.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:57:38 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: stfassisi

Personally I am looking up every day.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:58:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sargon

“Romney couldn’t possibly have made a more stupid statement in saying what he said. Regardless of its truth, it was simply too blunt and insensitive to be anything but a huge negative for him. “

It was his Akin moment. Even fiscal conservatives can lose it with their ideology.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:59:53 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: quicksilver123

Well, if it will make you feel better we didn’t sacrifice 700,000 Americans to abolish slavery. We sacrificed 700,000 Americans to defend States Rights.

And the wrong side won.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 10:01:05 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: quicksilver123

Lots of blame to go around...as usual, those who hate evil made evil possible to rule them. Go figure!


43 posted on 11/06/2012 10:01:18 PM PST by hope
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To: cuban leaf

Might not be a bad idea. I’m stuck in Kansas right now. Any particular locations in KY you’d recommend looking into?


44 posted on 11/06/2012 10:01:17 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: quicksilver123

What did Mitt offer that was different?


45 posted on 11/06/2012 10:02:04 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Doesn’t mean anything is over. It’s only over if you stop fighting, or you die.

Go Galt.


That is exactly the fight I am fighting. I’ve gone more and more Galt every month for two years now.

I’m in a small band where one member grows ALL the food his family eats. From pigs, to corn, to tomatoes to sorghum. All of it.

And they use solar power for almost all their electricity, including the well pump.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 10:02:31 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: quicksilver123

Total FRAUD in my opinion.

Total FRAUD


47 posted on 11/06/2012 10:03:14 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: quicksilver123
I wasn't worried about if I was right or wrong. I did what the liberal media reporters do but I did it for freedom and to defeat Obama . I don't have as much exposure as liberal reporter but all over the Internet I always said Obama would get beat as my goal was to defeat Obama not to be right or wrong and I knew If I said the opposite that it could depress conservative turnout.
48 posted on 11/06/2012 10:04:06 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: cuban leaf

I disagree.

We need to bring back American jobs.

Stop buying imports.

Build and buy American.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 10:06:02 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: quicksilver123

How do you define the “47%”, no one ever did.

Does it mean government check, not owing income tax in a given year, what?


50 posted on 11/06/2012 10:06:48 PM PST by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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