252 Comments on "Barack Obama Has Been Re-Elected"
Oh so ButterKwup, you know this how? Blacks and Latinos or whoever voted for Obama because of his skin color and not that they thought he was the best choice for them going forward? Which would mean that man hispanic and black people really thought Romney was the best candidate for them and their futures, but they went with the Black guy? Yeah, you keep believing that and tell me how it works out for you.
Ya voted for the idiot again! We're fucked!I'm really scared for our children's future & this country. He didn't do a god damned thing & you assholes voted him in again. Romney is no better. Too bad Rosanne didn't win!
I am absolutely depressed that Obama won. He's a liar and he sucks as a president. There goes America.
Taxes are going up for everyone, not just the wealthy. So better start saving cause it's gonna be a bumpy ride!!!!!
Ah ha…..I was wondering if anyone had the same thought as me. I personally voted for Romney. Nothing against Obama, I just don't think he has what it takes to run this country.
@JW Yes, I'm White, why would you think otherwise?
You've got a graduate degree? In what? Bitching?
Hooray! Thank you God, thank you America, thank heavens.
Tuxedo Cat – My race? I thought you were white? Or just a liar?
Tuxedo Cat, I'm a white, university educated (graduate degree) FEMALE who doubts you'll ever take my job. And yes, I know Jack died last year, it hasn't stopped jackasses like you from canonizing him. Please do, if skin privilege is that upsetting to you, feel free to move to Jamaica or Nigeria where it won't be an issue. I'll help you pack.
@oralangee My troll, My troll, it's off to work I go…..
@JW You sound exactly like an entitled White person. Attitudes like yours cause the race problem in the first place. Your race has had centuries of privilege and you are pissed off because maybe you aren't just getting every job you want because you're White.
Yes I'm a educated female (you probably hate them too bc they take YOUR jobs), I believe in equal rights and pay for women.
Jack Layton died last year. (New Democratic Party)
Means. That the fucking "poor white won't be able. To defend.herself.,Brlng it on, if your a minority
Tuxedo Cat – I meant put yourself in my place – with brains and without being an apologist for shit I had nothing to do with. And yes, I knew you were white and probably a feminist, university educated, New Democratic Jack Layton worshipper as they are the ones who spend the most time apologizing for skin privilege.
Very late on this but, as an economist, I'm very sad about this.
^What Halle-Go-Lightly said.
B.P., I'm starting to figure that out. I located her opposition's point of view : http://www.nooni502.com/wordpress/
Pretty fascinating to follow it.
I hope Obama does a wonderful job and then hands over the reins to your first woman President.
I understand you are on different teams but its the one country, don't you all want him to do well, so you all prosper too? It's time you stood together people…
See, Mormons loot so politely that you never notice…
Agent, if you want to get into the particulars of 502, you have to understand that Holcomb (the force behind the initiative) is one clever broad.
So far no reports of Mormons looting .
@Armatel You still don't get that other countries are happy that the US elected Obama because he's a *superb human being*, not because he's Black.
That he is the first Black president is just a side benefit, because it shows that racism in America is perhaps finally on the downslide. Obama has been compared to Kennedy (White) more than to any other person!!!
@Wil I am so sorry you had to go through that. I wish I could have beamed you to Canada and avoided all that. It is terrible.
@Armatel – that is probably one of the more vile spews I've read from your ilk online, and that's saying something. Are you demon possessed perchance?
Hum .. EL is either drunk with glee over the election and taking the day off .. or he is despondent and taking the day off. Either way .. hope to see you tomorrow, EL.
And Lilo .. your fear for hospitals is unnecessary. They will still survive by sending people like me into bankruptcy as happened after my transplant surgery. I lost my house and credit .. so that should no doubt make you very happy. Mazel Tov!
I'm a woman and I despise Obama, but I figure he'll fuck up so incredibly in the next two years that we are assured a GOP landslide in 2014. So all's well that ends well. I'm glad I have a job and I feel very sorry for those who do not, because you're not going to see things improve anytime soon.
I will probably end up losing my job, because Obama plans on cutting the Medicare Bad Debt Recovery Program. It's already been cut down to 60% this next year, and each year it will drop another 5-10%. Kind of scary. How will these hospitals survive if they are not able to recover some bad debt that lower income people are just not able to pay.
I was surprised to hear this morning that a right wing co-worker voted for Obama because of one issue: women's reproductive rights. I guess Democrats are starting to pull some of the Republican one-issue voters away. Most liberals vote based on a plethora of issues, just FYI.
Well, looks like there is no shortage of rabid Obama haters. Karma, please. Thank you.
@JW As for putting myself in your place. I *am* White, you jackass.
No worries Sherry. Women the world over sighed in collective relief over that one…
@JW We are not just individuals. We are members of different groups. As members of different groups we automatically receive privileges or problems that go along with those groups.
Anyone who is White has to understand that they have willingly or even passively been a beneficiary of those privileges. That's part of living in a society.
Astrogirl: Thanks for pointing that out. I usually don't make devisive comments but I noticed NO ONE on the GOP side mentioned those guys as deserving of being in office. And Romney's concession speech should have been a lesson to all of them. Say what you will about not agreeing with his politics but his goodbye was classy all the way.
I read with a happy heart that all seven of those guys who made the ridiculous rape and related abortion comments didn't get in.
@vip, also don't forget the "some girls, they rape easy" roger rivard lost too. Such a win for the ladies
spaceboy78, sad but true, elmer gantry vs elmer fudd as my late mother would say..
B.P., I read the initiative last night. What the petition stated and how it appeared on the ballot was quite interesting.
Unfortunately racism of all kinds is a part of our society, so is ageism, weight-ism, elitism,etc. Discrimination is ugly, but it comes in many forms.
I didn't take it that way. Its good to hear everyside of the debate. I find it enlightening. 🙂 deffinately more work to be done but we're getting there.
I felt the same way.
Illinois fan – And by your statistics Obama got at least 89% of the black vote and only 10% voted for Romney. Why those racists! Not voting for the white guy because he is white. What a totally specious and inane argument.
Amartel how do you know what Aussies think, that's right you don't. Speak for yourself and yourself alone.
Although we don't want to believe racism still exists in the US, I read on msnbc.com that Obama only got 39% of the white vote and 89% of the people who voted for Romney are white. How else do you explain those numbers without bringing race into the equation? BTW I'm in that 39% group. I think Obama did a great job and will continue to do a great job for the next 4 years. I live in the Chicago area and we're very proud that our Pres calls Chicago his home.
It 's the human race.