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The 2012 US Presidential Election - Who will run, Who will win???

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Corwin, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Mike2010

    Mike2010 Active Member

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    #361
    Barack Obama wins election for second term as president
    SEMrush
     
    Mike2010, Nov 6, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Corwin

    Corwin Well-Known Member

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    #362
    Really? Democrats are treating this like it's his first term, and the past four years never happened.
     
    Corwin, Nov 7, 2012 IP
  3. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #363
    What's really cool is now he can blame himself for the last 4 years. ;)
     
    Mia, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    #364
    Oh dear.

    "There is a perception that Romney surged in the closing weeks of the campaign, riding a strong showing in the first of three debates with Obama before cresting a wave of rank-and-file Republican energy that, depending on whose finger was on the pulse, did or did not falter before Hurricane Sandy pushed the campaign to the back of the media's and the nation's consciousness.

    But blaming a hurricane for defeat does not cut it.

    Often derided as a nation of idiots, American voters might have redeemed themselves in the eyes of the world – and it's safe to assume that a good number of those who ticked the box for Obama were among the 47 per cent who Romney wrote off as victim-types about whom he did not have to care.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-elec...tradictions-20121107-28y50.html#ixzz2BaH7QozL

    Thanks for redeeming yourselves in the eyes of the world Americans.
     
    boblord666, Nov 7, 2012 IP
  5. Corwin

    Corwin Well-Known Member

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    #365
    Watching Charlie Rose. It was taped BEFORE yesterday's election. Tom Brokaw had an interesting take as he lamented this election - he basically said that Presidential elections have become lying contests and the best liar wins!

    One of Charlie's guests, Amy Gutmann, president of the liberal and prestigious University of Pennsylvania, amplified that and said "Mario Cuomo may have said 'we campaign in poetry and govern in prose'. We've been campaigning...in fiction"
     
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    Corwin, Nov 7, 2012 IP
  6. Bushranger

    Bushranger Well-Known Member

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    #366
    LoL, I read that yesterday but decided against posting it, salt, wounds.. you know.

    This is the America everyone thought it was originally. Moving back towards a place we can look up to and possibly aspire to become like. Now we just got to work out how to get them back to believing in truth, honesty and integrity being worthwhile tenets to hold on to, though it is probably only the right-wing factions that thinks they're not.
     
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  7. boblord666

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    #367
    I believe you are right and it is only the far right looneys of America that are spoiling it for the rest. Unbelievable how far they have slipped. May the rest of America rule OK!
     
    boblord666, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    robjones Notable Member

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    #368
    Too bad about the mess he just inherited. :cool:
     
    robjones, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    popotalk Notable Member

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    #369
    Was that from George Bush ? :p
     
    popotalk, Nov 8, 2012 IP
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    Obamanation Well-Known Member

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    #370
    I would have thought you would have avoided posting it because it claims the US is "Often derided as a nation of idiots". Posting something like that just makes you seem like a dumb ass. Its a poor representation of your country.
     
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    Obamanation Well-Known Member

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    #371
    Too bad he can't blame the culprit.
     
    Obamanation, Nov 8, 2012 IP
  12. Bushranger

    Bushranger Well-Known Member

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    #372
    Yes, that was the line that stood out to me too. Not that it's untrue, as your country is often derided as idiots, which stems from the Bush years mainly, and even you must see a lot of 'stupid American' comments. It's not saying you are idiots, just stating people often say that here.
     
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    Obamanation Well-Known Member

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    #373
    I get it. Its like saying, "Not that y'all are dumb asses, we just call you that a lot". Funnier still, the same people wonder why we care less and less about your opinions. Seriously, if I had only this forum to base my opinions on, my opinion of Australia would have dropped quite a bit.

    From anecdotal experience, I've noticed that people from the UK and Australia in the middle to upper income brackets have no issues with our Republican presidents. The cottagers are a whole different story.
     
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  14. Corwin

    Corwin Well-Known Member

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    #374
    Look, Obama hasn't failed in his second term as President yet, and Dems are already quick to assign blame!
     
    Corwin, Nov 8, 2012 IP
  15. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #375
    As I recall, GB was not president the last 4 years.
     
    Mia, Nov 8, 2012 IP
  16. Emily Johnson

    Emily Johnson Peon

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    #376
    what are people's opion on the outcome of the election?
     
    Emily Johnson, Nov 8, 2012 IP
  17. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    I'd suggest starting with the "Great Depression" thread here at DP.. ;)
     
    Mia, Nov 9, 2012 IP
  18. Corwin

    Corwin Well-Known Member

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    #378
    Americans are satisfied with expecting less from Obama.
     
    Corwin, Nov 11, 2012 IP
  19. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Quite to the contrary, I believe there's an overwhelming increase in the number of people expecting more and more. As such, that entitlement crowd now outnumbers those creating wealth. As a result, all we'll see for years to come is a move towards Europe's model. Painful as it seems for many. In the end, the ones hurt the most will be those that asked to keep the course on the status quo.
     
    Mia, Nov 12, 2012 IP