Lost Thought 00: Biggest reelection mandate since 84
MugzyBrown: Nobody can look at the election as anything but a total draw.Obama's performance against Romney was nice on an electoral level, but very poor as compared to his peformance overall 4 years ago.Congress is pretty much unchanged.If this was an election to support the president & his policies, he would have won more in the fashion of 4 years ago and the D's would have made some serious ground in congress.What I get from last night is the US isn't picking one ideology over the other, but more about specific candidates. The R's lost senate seats where they had a couple of idiots running, but held the house almost exactly.The R's could have won the whitehouse if they put up a good candidate. Obama was pretty vulnerable.. Romney shouldn't have been this close.
Sybarite: The Campaign About NothingOkay wait, what if, because he lost the election, the electorate decrees that Romney has to be Obama's butler for the next four years?
Cletus C.: Dude, at least try to be gracious. In terms of modern presidential elections this was pretty decisive.
MugzyBrown: Cletus C.: Dude, at least try to be gracious. In terms of modern presidential elections this was pretty decisive.First, I didn't vote for Romney or any republican. Second, are Reagan and Clinton not considered modern presidents? They both crushed their opponents in re-election. This was a very close election... Bush even got more votes than Obama without adjusting for population growth (if the totals I'm looking at are true)This is not decisive at all.
InmanRoshi: Dude, Democratic incumbant won by 100+ Electoral Votes facing the headwinds of an economy that has seen 8+% unemployment for his entire term. How do you think the electoral and demographic math is going to work for Republicans when a Democrat has the wind to his back?Democrats not only held the Senate, something seen as less than a 50/50 coin flip even a year ago, but gained seats, even in states like farking Indiana and North Dakota.i>This is exactly what GOP idiots were thinking in 2004. If you think this election represents some ideological shift in the electorate, you're insane.
MugzyBrown: This is exactly what GOP idiots were thinking in 2004. If you think this election represents some ideological shift in the electorate, you're insane.
js34603: Can we expect some federal action on that during these next four years? Or should we just assume nothing will happen because it is not politically popular enough for Dems to risk pushing something forward, even though it probably gets rejected?
js34603: We've got the same Senate, the same House, and the same President. The same combo that over the past 4 years had crippled the legislative process, and hijacked the American political system in a sad and desperate display of ultrapartisanship.
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