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Really clever American voters stick with Obama's failed status quo
Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOLM

Posted on 11/07/2012 12:27:56 PM PST by neverdem

Well, American voters have made their 2012 presidential choice, and now they get to live with it.

On Nov. 6, the same day that saw the election of Abraham Lincoln and reelection of Ronald Reagan, they opted to reelect Barack Obama, the first time since the Founding Fathers that the country has awarded two terms to three consecutive presidents.

Two-thirds of Americans have consistently said the country is on the wrong track. So, naturally they opted to stick with a stinking status quo they've whined about for years now.

Unable to face the fact they made a colossal mistake in 2008, sufficient Americans voted to keep a president who broke more promises than he kept, who set historic new debt limits, created four consecutive trillion-dollar budget deficits, failed to achieve his own employment goals and accepted responsibility for nothing, except what SEAL Team 6 did for us.

"The best is yet to come," the chronic deficit spender vowed ominously.

Congress has enjoyed record low job approval ratings in recent years, So, unhappy American voters naturally chose to leave both chambers in the same inept hands: Democrats keep control of a Senate that's proudly broken its own laws three straight years by failing to pass a federal budget and cripples itself with archaic rules that make nursing home TV rooms look like Zumba workouts.

And Americans voted to leave in Republican hands the House of Representatives that has such...

--snip--

In his victory monologue, Obama praised Joe Biden as "the best vice president anybody could ever hope for."

Seriously. That's a quote, not a joke.

Ominously, earlier in the day at the polls, someone asked Biden if this was the last time he'd be voting for himself. And the 70-year-old said he didn't think so.

Thanks again, American voters. Smartly done.

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America got stupid.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 12:28:00 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

America needs a friggin CAT scan....stat!!!


2 posted on 11/07/2012 12:30:27 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: neverdem
Really clever American voters stick with Obama's failed status quo Passengers on the Titanic they are and they intend to buy passage on the Lusitania.
3 posted on 11/07/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: shankbear

The voting public voted to kick the can down the road...all they want is their MTV.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 12:37:50 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: neverdem

America was bought off. Obastard promised to be Santa Claus every single day of the year. The majority of them still believe the bad economy is Bush’s fault and if Obastard has 4 more years, he will fix it.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 12:37:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: neverdem
"The best is yet to come," the chronic deficit spender vowed ominously.

That scares the ever loving p!$$ outta me. That and Valerie Jarrett.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 12:50:27 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: neverdem
In his victory monologue, Obama praised Joe Biden as "the best vice president anybody could ever hope for."

Failure has not only become acceptable, now it is rewarded.

7 posted on 11/07/2012 12:56:33 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: neverdem

Mencken said it a lot more concisely: “People deserve the government they get, and they deserve to get it good and hard.”


8 posted on 11/07/2012 1:09:10 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: neverdem

“Two-thirds of Americans have consistently said the country is on the wrong track.”....WTF???

So they go and re-elect the problem???....


9 posted on 11/07/2012 1:25:09 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: neverdem
Voters witnessed the end of Chris Christie's budding hopes for a national Republican career. His ill-timed, over-the-top effusive praise for a visiting POTUS after Hurricane Sandy was an obvious bid to buy Obama's silence next year when the New Jersey governor faces a real reelection challenge, likely from Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

I for one will gladly donate to cc's opponent next year, if it will get his rino butt off the national stage for good..

10 posted on 11/07/2012 1:29:58 PM PST by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: neverdem
Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
11 posted on 11/07/2012 1:32:28 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
So they go and re-elect the problem???....

Yeah, I had a very un-PC thought last night: "If this were a white man with this exact record, he would never be re-elected."

As GW called it, "the soft bigotry of low expectations".

12 posted on 11/07/2012 1:38:15 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

““Two-thirds of Americans have consistently said the country is on the wrong track.”....WTF???

So they go and re-elect the problem???....”

Remember, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

This shows us that America is 1/2 crazy. Insanity, they name is Liberals.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: neverdem
On Nov. 6, the same day that saw the election of Abraham Lincoln and reelection of Ronald Reagan, they opted to reelect Barack Obama...

3 ILLINOIS PRESIDENTS:

Lincoln united a divided country. Reagan warned that liberty could be lost in a generation. Obama divided a united country.

14 posted on 11/07/2012 2:01:25 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: neverdem

It was after midnight when it became clear that Obama had won and Romney conceded, which made for a very fitting anniversary. Obama’s re-election became official on the 95th anniversary of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 2:09:36 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

What a nightmare this is!


16 posted on 11/07/2012 2:18:51 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: neverdem
Yep, I've got two words (well maybe one word, if Biden is doing the counting):
Publik skoolz.
17 posted on 11/07/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: BerniesFriend
I for one will gladly donate to cc's opponent next year, if it will get his rino butt off the national stage for good..

We had a good Tea Party candidate, Steve Lonegan, run against Christie in the primary.

RINO Christie won of course, but Lonegan stayed politically active and runs the Americans for Prosperity chapter here in Joisey.

I don't know if Lonegan will run again against Christie. The usual rap against true conservatives --"they can't win in NJ"-- was used against him.

18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:01:17 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:28:14 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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HURT: Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change

PIPES: The imaginary ‘moderate’ Islamist - Western governments beware

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An irrational anti-gun mentality Alan Gura v. Maryland's may issue concealed carry

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20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:29:14 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: shankbear
America needs a friggin CAT scan....stat!!!

For what? You got to have something to scan.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:34:34 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: shankbear

America needs a friggin CAT scan....stat!!!

OR MAYBE

A giant enema, followed by a colonoscopy without benefit of anesthesia.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 4:00:31 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
that one I could nerver figure out,Why don’t we ever learn the first time around?................
24 posted on 11/07/2012 5:38:43 PM PST by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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To: neverdem

I don’t agree. Voters make rational decisions. They might not be objectively rational, but they are individually rational and maximizing.

Barring vote fraud, the electorate in an amazing series of events across critical “swing states” rejected the message/promise of Romney/Ryan. I suspect that it is the same psychology that elected FDR over and over again.

People want the Mommy Party and right now they don’t trust the Daddy Party to save and protect them. Look at Nevada where voters went with Heller while rejecting R/R. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/06/berkley-heller-battle-expected-be-closest-night/

How is it he lost all the close races?


25 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:32 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem
The idiots voted for: 'Bread and Circuses' -- and Free Obamaphones.

Seriously, we are soooooo screwed. It's Rome all over again.

26 posted on 11/08/2012 4:12:41 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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