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It's a 50-50 nation, give or take...(and who's fault is that?)
Yahoo News ^ | 11/07/12 | CALVIN WOODWARD

Posted on 11/08/2012 8:14:51 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time.

Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. Slender percentages separated winner and loser from battleground to battleground, and people in exit polls said yea and nay in roughly equal measure to some of the big issues of the day.

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They feel like the vast majority of the country wanted Romney, and the East and the West coasts wanted Obama," he said. "I'm not sure exactly why that is, but there just seems to be such hatred for Obama out there." Do you think Shirlock? How in the hell is the other half of this country supposed to deal with extreme socialist programs that have no place here? Gee! you just don't get why we can't get along? What bullshit!! That's only because your boy won. So now you think we all need to sit down and go over the cliff with you damn stupid idiots? Go F yourself!!!
1 posted on 11/08/2012 8:14:55 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m glad I’m in the half that has gold and guns.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 8:19:52 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That would be our education system at fault. The same people who gave us the housing market crash. Half the country can’t do simple math.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 8:21:09 AM PST by finnsheep
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
F*&% Yahoo News.

They slant the news in favor of one candidate then wring their hands because supportersof the other are bitter.

F&^$ all maintream media.

4 posted on 11/08/2012 8:21:09 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I said it yesterday, it is time to dissolve the union. You can't fix stupid.
5 posted on 11/08/2012 8:22:01 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

About 20 years ago, I recall a black guy — don’t remember whether he was a politician or activist — being interviewed by a network news program.

He said ‘we will become a nation where 1/2 of the people work and make good money, while the other 1/2 live on governmental assistance [provided by the taxes the working 1/2 pay].’

Two decades later, it appears his statement was prophetic and correct.

Of course, the Libs/Progressives/Leftists have been working toward this scenario for decades.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: txrefugee

I’m glad I’m part of the 50% that doesn’t poop in hallways after a storm.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:44 AM PST by MNDude
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The Stalinist lying Rats never discuss how they blocked Bush’s judicial nominees just out of spite and politics (not because they weren’t qualified).


8 posted on 11/08/2012 8:24:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“In Chicago, Obama supporter Scherita Parrish, 56, predicted the president will reach out to Republicans but may not get much back.
“But the people have spoken,” she said. “They need to lick their wounds, get on with it and start working with the president.”

Well, Scherita (only Blacks have names like that), Obama will have to do it without my tax money because we are closing our business in ‘13, selling the house, and will be resettling in Belize, where we have a vacation home. Good luck to all the Takers, waiting for their ObamaPhone cards and food stamps. The Makers will be bugging out.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:25 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: skeeter

And I’m getting more bitter every damn day especially when @$$wipes write garbage like this!


10 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, that one 50% is gonna get real hungry when the other 50% quits working.

Now what are they gonna do?


11 posted on 11/08/2012 8:29:53 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: txrefugee

“But the people have spoken,” she said.

I haven’t begun to speak! I’m sick of this crap now coming out of their mouths. These lying cheating bastards suddenly want “Can’t we all get along?”. I will NEVER accept ANY of their far left garbage “give me all you got” programs! FU...go and work for it you lazy a-holes!


12 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:35 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Half the country wants to live under tyranny and they have proven that there is nothing we can do to save them. What is left to conservatives is to turn to God, consolidate into states where we have power and then separate ourselves from the looters.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 8:37:53 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

50-50. Reid claims mandate, Boehner supplicates.

We can not have this guy as Speaker. He MUST go!


14 posted on 11/08/2012 8:37:56 AM PST by Ray76
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To: txrefugee

I’m glad I’m in the half that has gold and guns.

And the water and the food. If they screw up they will be hungry thirsty poorly armed broke and shitty.
Now that will make a pretty picture.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:56 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good God, people are stupid. Some of the quotes in that article are so removed from reality that I don’t know what to say.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:56 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: kosciusko51

I said it yesterday, it is time to dissolve the union.

These idiots need us to pay their bills, cloth them, feed them and provide shelter. How is it we who work are being tagged to provide for those who won’t? I know where this crap is headed. The re-election of the worst president ever confirms this.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 8:39:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: txrefugee

I’m glad I’m in the half that has gold and guns.

And the water and the food. If they screw up they will be hungry thirsty poorly armed broke and shitty.
Now that will make a pretty picture.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: KansasGirl

Like this rocket scientist’s comment:

In Springfield, Ohio, an “elated” Frank Hocker, 67, hoped Republicans would get the message to get out of Obama’s way. “There was a backlash,” he said. “For this obstructionist House and those tea party people, I hope they learned their lesson. I hope they learned their lesson: Don’t stop the progress of this country.”


19 posted on 11/08/2012 8:44:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: KansasGirl

I wonder if stupid Frank Hocker from Sprinfield, Ohio has an e-mail address or phone?...just wondering.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 8:47:02 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ray76

Agreed...Boehner’s balls are missing in action.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 8:48:28 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We have half the country voting for third world rhetoric, fabian, racist socialism and the other half wanting to protect property rights and the constitution while being labeled haters, racists, and worse. The networks function as unpaid sycophants for the race-baiting Obama regime that pits white against black and wonders why we are disgusted with them. Lord help us. They’re sooooooooooo much smarter than us.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 8:49:14 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Stalinist lying Rats never discuss how they blocked Bush’s judicial nominees just out of spite and politics (not because they weren’t qualified).

Exactly! I have had it with death by a thousand cuts from these damn snakes! Confront the bastards!


23 posted on 11/08/2012 8:51:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MyHub

How’s the cool-aid there?


25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MyHub

You expect marked economic recovery during the second term? How in hell is that supposed to happen when the only thing shovel ready is bullcrap?


26 posted on 11/08/2012 9:02:23 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MyHub

So MyHub, do you think that Obama has done a good job given his circumstances?


27 posted on 11/08/2012 9:02:29 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wonder if that moron realizes that Republicans still control the House?? Someone better break the news to him.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 9:02:41 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
In abusive relationships one person hits the other one around and then the abuser wants to pretend it didn’t happen and just get along. It isn't going to happen this time.

Our side just wanted the abuse to stop and some of us were even willing to just see it reduced to a tolerable level. A majority of the voting public said no.

They will reap the rewards as more of us go Galt and cling to our guns and religion. No amount of squealing from the wagon riders will get the wagon pullers to work harder. We're done taking care of them. We'll take care of our own only.

29 posted on 11/08/2012 9:05:37 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KansasGirl
Right...Gridlock is all we have left to slow down or stop little Napoleon.
30 posted on 11/08/2012 9:09:59 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vigilanteman

The wagon is broke. They can make their own damn way in life!


31 posted on 11/08/2012 9:12:18 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: finnsheep; windcliff; stylecouncilor

The fools who comprise the majority electorate in CA just passed a new tax to supposedly boost the state of public “education” here. I recently got a taste of this “curriculum” with a handout of some teacher’s newly dumbed down version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.

I could not believe the vile - and I mean vile profanity this thing contained. I mean, I was truly shocked and I’m no prude. It apprently isn’t enough to have these kids exposed to and speaking from the gutter as a matter of their daily educational discourse, but to find that it is now actually part of the curriculum is depressing in the extreme.

We are truly descending into the depths.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 9:15:51 AM PST by onedoug
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To: MyHub
BO took the worst of the Bush policies (like massive deficits) and doubled down on them. What happens when China refuses to finance more of our debt?

Tell me when the wagon riders and the half of America who pays zero taxes or pays token taxes in comparison to the government largess they consume will be satisfied. Tell me how many more third world immigrants with third world values this country can absorb before we turn into a third world country ourselves? Yeah, there is a definite possibility of economic recovery in some sectors as long as people have cash to buy canned goods and ammunition. There will even be the possibility of new employment in green energy jobs like Solyndra as long as the government cash holds out. How long do you think that will be?

33 posted on 11/08/2012 9:17:00 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (KJV)
34 posted on 11/08/2012 9:26:39 AM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: MyHub

Everyone inherits yesterday. What matters is what you do today to make tomorrow better. Obama has had almost 1400 tomorrows, not one of which has been better than the day he took office.

He has blamed his predecessor. Well now he is his own predecessor. He can only blame himself for his failures.

He now inherits a worse mess than he did four years ago. He plans a continuation and intensification of the failed policies of the past four years. It is a certainty that the next 1400 days will be worse.


35 posted on 11/08/2012 9:28:32 AM PST by Ray76
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
How’s the cool-aid there?

I'll have to answer for them. Ozone-flavored.

36 posted on 11/08/2012 9:40:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Decades of open borders and Grand Bargains from DC Hacks, past
and present have created a Taker Society. While they enjoy the perks
the rest of us will be dumpster diving to survive with the coming collapse.


37 posted on 11/08/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
You reminded me of another reason I hate the democratic party. They don't give a rats ass about American tradional values or sovereignty. The only thing driving them is to get as many warm bodies over the border into this country to vote for them. They are scuz bag vultures painting themselves as the great saviors of humanity. Meanwhile, we watch the country go to hell.
38 posted on 11/08/2012 10:09:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
...and who's fault is that?

Don't look at me. I didn't make 'em stupid.

39 posted on 11/08/2012 10:11:35 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Ray76

The will use the “eight years of Bush” rather than the “four years of Obama” when they make excuses.


40 posted on 11/08/2012 10:55:12 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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