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Bam: I won, deal with it ("The majority of voters agreed with me.”)
New York Post ^ | 11/17/2012 | GEOFF EARLE

Posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Edited on 11/17/2012 1:45:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON — President Obama set the table for new talks on the fiscal cliff with a brash reminder to Republicans: He won the election.

And that means the GOP must compromise on boosting taxes on the rich, Obama said.

“If there was one thing that everybody understood was a big difference between myself and Mr. [Mitt] Romney, it was, when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, I argued for a balanced, responsible approach,” Obama said at a White House press conference.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; tax; taxes

1 posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 11/17/2012 12:18:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, he got a mandate. Let's see, what was the vote with Romney plus the independents? Just about 50/50? And that's a mandate? He keeps calling it that and NONE of the commentators call him on it.
3 posted on 11/17/2012 12:19:05 PM PST by BipolarBob (The first thirty years of my childhood were less than desirable.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the majority in Congress can tell Hussein: “Bam: We won, deal with it. (”The majority of voters agreed with us.”)

Why don’t these eunuchs just go ghetto on Hussein and his flying monkeys? Every time one of the dems opens his/her mouth just go into intimidation mode. It’s the only thing the dems understand. Don’t they understand that THEY won, too? THEY have a mandate, too.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:57 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Paladin2

Whenever a Republican wins by such a slim margin, we always see editorials on how he needs to govern with consideration to the other side. But such editorials never happen when a Dem wins.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 12:21:44 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: SeekAndFind

no you cheated, the majority agreed with mitt


6 posted on 11/17/2012 12:23:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BipolarBob

B/S he robbed this election in WI, FL, OH, VA, they concentrated on Dem counties and then cheated because even now these results still do not add up and we only have to see one man fighting this who has balls here and that is Col West.
Votes not counted, stuffed votes in bags hidden in corners, dead people.
Even last weekend I came across two students from OH who were bragging how they voted in OH and yet voted in FL where they go to school


7 posted on 11/17/2012 12:29:43 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

A corrupted election does not a mandate make.

This jackass will never understand that he can’t lead a People that refuse to follow.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 12:30:02 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: BipolarBob
"Yeah, he got a mandate."

With fewer votes than George Bush won in 2004. Yes, a "mandate". (Oddly, that wasn't what the MSM called it in 2004.)

9 posted on 11/17/2012 12:30:02 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, if you ran on the platform of, let’s say, cutting our armed forces in half, would we republicans be expected to go along?

No, just because you win an election does not mean the other side has any obligation to abandon their principles. We believe raising taxes on job creators in an economy that may be slipping back into recession is a horrible idea, and will not be a party to it.

Liberals never abandon their core beliefs when they lose elections, do they? No, they double down on their positions.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 12:31:29 PM PST by mtrott
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To: yldstrk

Ok, so a compromise is where each side gives up a little bit to arrive at a package solution. What is the other side going to give up? What is each side going to receive? In my recollection, it seems when I am asked to compromise, it is implied that I give up everything and get nothing in return. Is that what this “compromise” is about, again?

By the way, the US Constitution, which your side swore to uphold (remember that?), identifies those areas in which there is no need to compromise. Those areas are limitations on gov’t power—areas where gov’t cannot go. I assume you aren’t asking to “compromise” those areas, are you? Are you?


11 posted on 11/17/2012 12:31:58 PM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: aimhigh
Whenever a Republican wins by such a slim margin, we always see editorials on how he needs to govern with consideration to the other side. But such editorials never happen when a Dem wins.

No truer words were ever written. Leftists never compromise. It's always the GOP and especially conservatives who have to sell out their principles in the name of "compromise".

We're back to the same old punk Hussein from 2009 telling us to "sit in the back of the bus because I'm driving." Well all I can say is SCREW THAT!!!! It's time for Boehner and the GOP to grow a spine and start fighting this agenda. Hey you lost anyway, you might as well go down swinging. If what the MSM says is true, we're never going to elect another Republican in this country , because all voters are either Black, Hispanic, Gay , Transgender or Unemployed and all they want is government handouts, so while you're still in office you might as well flip Hussein the bird and make his lame duck term truly lame. </rant>

12 posted on 11/17/2012 12:32:11 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: SeekAndFind
Too bad the press can't remember anything Zero says

"Maybe peace would have broken out with a different kind of White House, one less committed to waging a perpetual campaign -- a White House that would see a 51-48 victory as a call to humility and compromise rather than an irrefutable mandate." --Barack Obama on Bush's marginal defeat of John Kerry in 2004. (Audacity of Hope)

13 posted on 11/17/2012 12:33:53 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

“majority of voters agreed with me.”

No, the vote counters agreed with you!


14 posted on 11/17/2012 12:35:28 PM PST by dalereed
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To: BipolarBob

Yeah, and he has “a mandate” to cheat in swing states too.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 12:37:25 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: iacovatx

What are you ranting about “compromise”????????? I said ubama stole the election.

He holds power illegally, see?


16 posted on 11/17/2012 12:37:56 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The majority of voters agreed with me.”

In urban ghettos...aka the Democrat party stronghold.
17 posted on 11/17/2012 12:39:04 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: BipolarBob

He’s claiming that people who didn’t vote for him agree with him. And the media will give him a pass on that too.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 12:40:30 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just told a rather large abrasive black woman in a parking lot soliciting money that she needs to ask Obama to give her money for her charity.

And I walked away.

I don’t feel any guilt or any compunction about this. I will no longer give any of my really hard earned cash to those who do not share my values.

Yes, Obama won. Deal with it.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 12:40:49 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Vision

MSM

Democrats win: elections have consequences
Republicans win: must reach across the aisle


20 posted on 11/17/2012 12:40:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: MayflowerMadam
There are very few Republicans who were reelected with as little as the 50.6% margin that Zero won. They might possibly be gerrymandered out of their districts for 2022 if the Republicans lose a lot of state houses and governorships -- but that has absolutely nothing to do with the current negotiations. And it's also not very likely. Republican representatives should have zero motivation to roll over. Boehner is another question.
21 posted on 11/17/2012 12:41:21 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the GOP don’t compromise what is the whiner what is going to do about it?.
He owns this mess he created now deal with that.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 12:51:02 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

Few who voted for you Barry voted for your policies. They think it’s a high school popularity contest or worse an expression tribal solidarity.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by Oratam
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To: SeekAndFind

It whom calls itself Barry might have “won” in this flesh world. It has no idea what is waiting for it when it’s time here expires.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 12:55:38 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Raising taxes on the rich won't do anything to the deficit!

But it will kill investment.

25 posted on 11/17/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: nascarnation

Yes, that sums it up.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SeekAndFind

we elected the Republican members to the house to OPPOSE raising taxes and WE WON so deal with THAT you freaking dictator wannabe!


27 posted on 11/17/2012 12:58:21 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would say a significant (not majority) amount of people were deceived by obama. They were ignorant and thought you were cool. Otherwise they are complete Marxist, that see him as opportunity to advance the socialist (Marxist) agenda.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 12:59:21 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve had it with your idiotic and out context and further omission of reality and facts.

“It’s math”, yeah, I’ve used that argument for more years than you but at least it’s based in a truth with no way to debate the formula or it’s result.

You cannot tax the rich and get anywhere near what you are the Fed G-men confiscate from the so called rich.

In fact, you haven’t even considered what the effect will be on the sub middle class workers.

If the owner is faced with less money to pay his personal bills, as many file 1040’s as sole proprietor, he will absolutely cut an employee or maybe a few and will just work 2-3 hours extra per day.

The truth is they may even buy software that enables them to do their own accounting and get rid of the bookkeeper until they can afford to pay someone else to the work they don’t want to do.

That’s what I and my brother have done. Our book keepers are unemployed or rather they are not employed by us.

We hate it because my organizing skills have always been toss receipts and PO’s in a shoebox and deal with it when I file.

My brother is a bit more organized but he does the same thing and I’m pretty sure many of my friends, who are business owners, do the same thing and have let their book keepers go.

I know of one friend who let the book keeper go and the wife stepped in, as she realized times is whut they is and she needs to do her part.

I think it’s made their marriage stronger for it. She seems pretty happy. More so than than when she wasn’t working a job and took care of the kids and the house.

Now they both pitch in for activities they didn’t before. The husband even cleans and other household activities he never did before because he also got rid of the house cleaner.

A lot of my friends have reduced the house cleaner hours or got rid of them outright.

Some are even doing their own lawns.

I suspect, next year, their will be a lot of house cleaners and lawn guys losing a good amount of their work.

Sucks for everyone.

Thanks Barry. I hate cleaning the house and doing the yard but, I’m recovering from a shoulder operation and I’m thinking once I’m better I’m going to chop 4 to 6 hundred bucks out of my budget and just do it myself.

We’ll see.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 1:00:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: YankeeReb

“No truer words were ever written. Leftists never compromise. It’s always the GOP and especially conservatives who have to sell out their principles in the name of “compromise”.”

I believe it was Ayn Rand who said (paraphrasing):
“In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.”


30 posted on 11/17/2012 1:02:33 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: SeekAndFind

I have little doubt that our elections are thoroughly corrupt anymore. Regardless, this despicable, degenerate, tin-pot President and his vile minions can all go straight to hell. I regard none of them as my countrymen. That’s how I’m dealing with it.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 1:10:38 PM PST by VR-21 (And I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A majority of the voters elected a house of representatives that are pledged to oppose your statist agenda.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 1:15:11 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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33 posted on 11/17/2012 1:25:02 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: yldstrk

Ditto. I can’t and won’t deal with fraud, you lying, cheating, POS.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 1:28:43 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: castlegreyskull

I’m not sure I agree with that, I am still flabbergasted that a majority of Californians voted to raise taxes on themselves, yet again. Unless they were so illiterate they couldn’t even write their own names, they knew what they were voting for, and they still did it. The track record is right there before them, the money will go right into the pockets of the unions, but they still did it.


35 posted on 11/17/2012 1:46:29 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: VR-21

Same here. As soon as I knew the election results, my brother and I agreed that if this is who and what America is, we aren’t Americans.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 1:50:25 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Maybe I dont agree with it either. I would like to believe it, that like a lot of the radio talking heads say is that we need to do a better job educating the population.

However, simply do not think it is true. I don’t think it is possible. They voted for him. I believe there was also a ton of voter fraud.

One problem with the GOP campaigning, it doesnt leave suburbia. It stays out there on the suburbs of every city. It needs to go into each city with some brave and talented people.

Each election we lose a state or two. We cannot keep this up. We need to fight these jerks with our message, and to do that we need to get the hell out of comfort zone.


37 posted on 11/17/2012 2:02:34 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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After careful analysis i have concluded that Romney lost because he was offering jobs to Americans who do not want to work.


38 posted on 11/17/2012 2:18:13 PM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: BipolarBob

Voter fraud elected the fraud, nuff sed......here that GOP?
Don’t come calling for dough you get nothing from me nothing. You had 2 chances, you picked your boys and you failed miserably and now we will all pay. Go kiss the fraud’s a## and beg for forgiveness. We the people bow to no one


39 posted on 11/17/2012 3:00:08 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barry Benghazi. Hitler, Mao, Adi Amin, Saddam Hussein and Stalin all rolled into one tiny manchild. FUBO!


40 posted on 11/17/2012 3:22:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only “mandate” Bummer has is with Mooch.


41 posted on 11/17/2012 3:26:01 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Fzob

EXCELLENT memory!


42 posted on 11/17/2012 3:31:01 PM PST by 762X51
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To: SeekAndFind

John Bohner also won. The president has no better mandate than the Speaker.

For the jug eared messiah to think so is delusion


43 posted on 11/17/2012 3:37:31 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SeekAndFind

The majority of voters agreed on a lot of things at one time or another. They agreed at one time with slavery, they agreed with no Gay marriage in California, they agreed that they did not want or like Obamacare when they voted for Scott Brown to be the crucial vote in the Senate. I am not moved by this argument because when the majority agree with things that we vote for it is seen as a signal for the Left to rebel and redouble their efforts and fight harder than ever by going to courts, protesting, or whatever it takes. They don’t shut up. We no longer shut up.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 3:40:33 PM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Him. him.

Fluke him.


45 posted on 11/17/2012 3:51:09 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the GOP House can say “the majority of voters agree with us” — so STFU.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 3:53:16 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: 762X51

Actually it was posted on Facebook. I believe the http://patriotpost.us/ remembered.


47 posted on 11/17/2012 4:55:01 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Class action lawsuit concerning the raping and pillaging of the USA—read some of the lawsuit-—makes you wonder if this might be the “wound to the head”.

http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2012/10/43-trillion-dollar-suit-against-us-govt.html


48 posted on 11/17/2012 5:57:47 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“A majority of the voters elected a house of representatives that are pledged to oppose your statist agenda.”

True. However, Obama and Holder have the FBI files of the Republican House and Senate members. How many elected Republicans have the moral lapses of Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingstone, Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Jack Ryan (could have beaten Obama for US Senator and saved us from the mess we are in), Rudolph Guiliani, and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger? How many Republican House members have made money on insider information gleaned in a committee hearing? How many have skimmed their campaign funds? How many have taken free trips on corporate aircraft or vacationed courtesy of big contributors?

Sorry, the Republicans with skeletons will fold and tell us they got the best deal possible. After all, those stupid conservatives have nowhere else to go at election time. They’ll be angry for a few months but they’ll show up to vote Republican in 2014.


49 posted on 11/17/2012 7:52:06 PM PST by Soul of the South
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