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Anybody feeling a sense of regret among Obama voters

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:14:47 PM PST by BelleAl

I spent a great time talking to my sweet, but sometimes clueless daughters about the impact of this election. They tend to see themselves as more progressive - pro gay marriage, global warming, etc... (before you guys flame away, please know I did my best -- this is college academic influence on them). The sense I get from them and from my conversations today with friends and acquaintances, is that there seems to be a overwhelming atmosphere of regret or to be more graphic and explicit...an oh s__t, what did we just do attitude.

I don't see an in-your-face hurrah jubilation like 4 years ago (except among the DBM)...just a quiet, somber reaction. I wonder if you guys are sensing that and if so, is it registering in Washington? The dynamics are definitely different this time around and I hope it is seen as unsettling to those in power. I'm feeling an edge, a vibe of unrest, uncertainty.


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KEYWORDS: bho2012; buyersremorse; election; obama; romney; vanity; youth; youthvote
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1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:14:55 PM PST by BelleAl
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To: BelleAl

overjoyed is more like it.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: BelleAl

No. They are pretty much rubbing our faces in it. You should get out more.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by paul544
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To: BelleAl

I am thinking the lack of Obama signs this election was out of shame...seriously.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:03 PM PST by Michigander222
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To: BelleAl
I have not talked to any Obama voters yet. A friend did note a conversation with a young girl who was horrified that he had voted for Romney...”how could you, he wants to put women back in the dark ages!”
5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:03 PM PST by marktwain
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To: BelleAl

The university crowd will be struggling all their lives to pay the bills that Obama is running up on their credit. They’ll pass it on to their children and grandchildren like a genetic disease. And worse, they will have helped bring this curse upon themselves.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:19:06 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: BelleAl
I'm feeling an edge, a vibe of unrest, uncertainty.

I think you're imagining it. Obama voters cast ballots for him in 08 and again this time around. They won and are happy about it. Perhaps these people are just walking on eggshells around you because they know you're guy didn't win and are afraid you will cry or something?

7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:19:23 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: BelleAl

I’m personally hoping for a “cloward piven” moment. how ironic.

Govt is the lifeblood of leftism. Bankruptcy would kill the host for the parasites and would give power back to the States and local governments,


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:15 PM PST by PGR88
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To: BelleAl

All the foreign born hispanics at my place (no idea if they are illegal) were dancing, literally, with joy. They know they are really close to getting free citizenship.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:29 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: BelleAl

give it a couple of months.

It will become clear the economy is crumbling and that Obama is going to trash the Constitution.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BelleAl

First of all I don’t know very many at a personal level. Of the few I’ve interacted with, the mood I got from them was surprised relief. They thought their boy was going down.

He should have, and would have to any halfway competent or credible opponent.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:08 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: BelleAl

I don’t know about remorse, but everywhere I went today, people did seem down, not happy at all. This was after seeing so many happy people at the poll the day before — half Obama voters, half Romney. People were cheerful in line to vote. Didn’t see anyone cheerful today. Interesting.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:15 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: BelleAl

I have some neices/nephews the same way. Much of it is their indoctination at school or by the media. White males = bad. Gays/Blacks are now all “good” guys most of the time in TV/movies. No clue that it was (for the most part) white males that built the greatest country in the world which they can (for now) enjoy.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:22:57 PM PST by ransacked
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To: marktwain

LOL, I think women should be put back in the dark ages.

oh wait, sharia law is better. vote for obama!


14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:23:13 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: BelleAl

Regret ? I bet most of them can’t even remember what they did yesterday


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:06 PM PST by molson209
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To: BelleAl

While I was in the bank today, closing out my accounts, I asked the banker what people were saying about the election. (This was quite late in the day). He said he hadn’t heard a single word today. Plenty of talk leading up to the election, but today an eerie silence.

He expected people would be talking about it more in a few days.

Me? I doubt it.

The time for to jaw-jaw is over.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:02 PM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: sockhead

I’ve been cheerful all day. Nothing pisses off the liberals more than a happy conservative.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: paul544

I was out and about today and didn’t see any of the gleefulness that I saw after the 2008 election.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:07 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: BelleAl

I lost a good friend over this election. She was elated her boy won and called me to gloat. I hung up on her. She lives in the Bay area of CA-has lost nearly all her her clients as they have moved or gone out of business. Yet she voted for Obama and voted to increase CA’s sales tax.

Morons-we have educated a bunch of morons.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:11 PM PST by pugmama
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To: marktwain

My daughters didn’t vote for either, but their friends were Obama voters. It sounds as though their friends voted with their crotches and not their brains. (Gay marriage, planned parenthood funding.) Somehow it made sense to these women/men that spending $10 a month on birth control outweighed $200K+ in their share of the national debt.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PST by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: BelleAl
10,000,000 fewer of them voted.

They are definitely less enthused this time around.

And when it gets back to same old-same old there may be more of a wish that Romney had won.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:12 PM PST by what's up
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To: txrefugee

22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:30 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: BelleAl

Yes! I do know what you mean. I almost feel like some (not most) felt like they “had” to vote for him to maintain their self identity as trendy, hip and liberal but in the back of their minds they wanted the adults to save us from this fiasco.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:03 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Psalm 144
He should have, and would have to any halfway competent or credible opponent.

He had a halfway competent and credible opponent.

24 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:20 PM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: BelleAl
They were warned and they know it.

They will soon know what learning lessons the hard way is like.

25 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:21 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: BelleAl

I’m not seeing it. All I get is smug satisfaction, along with a sexualized giddiness like they just lost their virginity to the star quarterback. Mostly, I just want to punch them in the monkey faces.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:50 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sockhead; BelleAl
I don’t know about remorse, but everywhere I went today, people did seem down, not happy at all. This was after seeing so many happy people at the poll the day before — half Obama voters, half Romney. People were cheerful in line to vote. Didn’t see anyone cheerful today. Interesting.

The mood was pretty subdued in my neighborhood too. I couldn't look most people in the eye because I was afraid I'd start ranting "You voted for our destruction! Look what you've done! I'm ashamed to call you my neighbor!"

No, I think it will sink in with these people just what it is they've wrought.

No fireworks, whooping and hollering, or car horns going off in my neigborhood last night. It was quiet. Dead quiet.

27 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by thecodont
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To: cripplecreek

I should follow your example. My fears for my grandsons and their futures caused me to wallow today. I promise to be cheerful tomorrow. Thank you Cripplecreek.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: BelleAl

All of the liberal socialists at work are preening and reveling in their hollow victory. I told them to enjoy it while it lasts, because we work in an industry that is sitting in the crosshairs of obama’s EPA, and our days as a private industry are numbered.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 6:28:56 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: BelleAl

I agree TOTALLY.

There were not many happy faces at work or the grocery market today.

I really get a sense that those that did vote for obama are starting to think “Oh Sh...” same as you.

Seriously, they have to be thinking, “now what?”


30 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:10 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: BelleAl

If they don’t feel it now they’ll certainly feel it later!


31 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BelleAl

When the financial collapse hits, thats when they’ll regret their votes. Until then, they’ve secured birth control pills....as far as they know


32 posted on 11/07/2012 6:31:37 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: sockhead
Yeah, maybe the fact that Obama owns the economy and not Bush.
33 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:02 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: BelleAl

My smart academic, several degrees daughter was a one-two issue O voter. Having smarts doesn’t mean she sees the whole picture. This is not a youth. She is a divoced 50 year old and should know better, but arguing with her is useless. Her 3 brothers are the opposite.Sigh.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:08 PM PST by Exit148
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To: BelleAl

I can’t wait for the fines for not having health insurance kick in. Can’t wait for 8.00 gallon gas. Bring it on. I’m ready, but are they?


35 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:22 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: BelleAl

I can’t wait for the fines for not having health insurance kick in. Can’t wait for 8.00 gallon gas. Bring it on. I’m ready, but are they?


36 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:22 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: BelleAl

The liberals think they saved the world. Who are you talking about today?


37 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:22 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: BelleAl

Yes, my daughter said the same thing. All her college friends voted for O because of gay marriage, it was cool to vote for a black man, and free birth control.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:33 PM PST by vickixxxx
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Nope. And to suggest otherwise probably indicates it’s time for a CAT scan.

And when Zero’s young army of jack-and-jill-asses graduate (or drop out, or get kicked out to make room for more of Holder’s People and illegal aliens) and can’t get jobs, they’ll blame someone, anyone, whomever Zero et al tell them to blame. Yes, they are that stupid, that gullible, that foolish.

Gasoline prices up? Blame Big Oil!

Housing bubble? Blame banks and bankers! Blame the One Percent!

Jobs hard to get? Blame crony capitalism, but not the politicians who must logically be involved!

Republican loses an election? Blame him, blame his high-profile supporters in this or that state! Whoops, sorry, wrong herd of sheep.

Thanks BelleAl.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BelleAl
Anyone who voted for that loathsome treasonous piece of shit is AT LEAST guilty of complicity in the subversion of the Constitution and this Republic.

Militant ignorance of our nation's founding principles is at best a tenuous defense.

It ain't personal BA, it just IS.

40 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:48 PM PST by tomkat ( <shrug>)
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To: BelleAl

While driving in central Florida today I was passed by a car with the words “screw romney” scrawled in large letters on the back window. I doubt this person has any regrets about their vote.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:50 PM PST by ruralvoter
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To: Hammerhead

I don’t have contact with people one way or the other, but I can’t help but wonder if they know the results were incongruent with what was really going on and they’re getting the first whiff of what’s really been going on the last 4-5 years in this country. Like a deer that puts its nose to the wind because it senses danger near.

Most will probably be coasting along their clueless way right up to the time the boa squeezes the eyeballs out of their sockets, but I think some are beginning to smell something strange and feel a little slither on the back of their arms.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:23 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: BelleAl
Apparently I travel among the wrong people because I literally know no one that voted for Obama.
43 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by JIM O
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To: BelleAl
No..if anything this election should have taught conservatives their their feeling about how the left is reacting are dead wrong...

A Romney landslide, the dims are not motivated...all that BS was just dead wrong.

Conservatives need to get out of their own little echo chamber and see the world as its really happening if they want to understand the other side IMHO.

44 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: BelleAl

I have NO sympathy, NONE, Nada, zip... for your daughters or 2 of my own over-educated adult children who voted for Obama. (not that they’ve sought any, YET)

They will live with the effects of this for the rest of their lives, as they deserve to. In the case of your kids and mine, they know better, they were raised better and there is no justification or excuse. At least kids raised by left-wing hippie parents have an excuse.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: null and void

Not since 2008.


46 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: PGR88
give power back to the States and local governments

How would that happen, exactly?

Federal State/Local
Nuclear weapons
Predator drones
Databases
Currency printers
Air traffic control
Internet
Stealth bombers
Satellites
Aircraft carriers
Special forces
USAMRIID and NIH
Cop cars
Fire trucks
A few old planes
Gym teachers
Welfare rolls

47 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:10 PM PST by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: thecodont

I recall a similar thread with similar feelings the day after the election in 2008. While it might be that the next 4 years will be similar to the last 4 I think there will be significant difference. Sadly for the worse.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:47 PM PST by xp38
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To: BelleAl

I’m in Manhattan...I heard nothing last night in my neighborhood as far as celebrations and thought the general mood around town today was pretty quiet. Except for the post office where a few women were quite giddy around their co-worker’s Obama calendar that hung at her counter.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: BelleAl

The people I know where thumping their chests like primates talking about “We still run this”. I made sure I pointed out to the Obots is that Barky owns the economy and it’s free falling into oblivion. Took the wind out of their sails.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 6:40:31 PM PST by Txngal
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