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Pres. Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

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  • Economist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:58 a.m.

    I think with the loss of Mia Love, Mitt Romney, Todd Akin, and many others, the GOP has some serious issues and needs to think long and hard about what type of party it wants to become as the Rest of America continues to move Forward.

    Because from where I sit, if the GOP doesn't stop with it's wars on everyone - from women to gays & Kenyan Socialists - the once great party of the Big Tent will find itself all alone...

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:52 a.m.

    Weak economy with no plans or clue and zero leadership. Great combination. Four more years in the abyss.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Nov. 7, 2012 5:37 a.m.

    Goes to show how much the country has devolved over the past 30 years. At least Americans weren't stupid enough to elect Carter to a second term, after proving to be such a dismal failure! The results of this election just go to prove that the dumbing down of America is alive and well....and growing!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 5:44 a.m.

    Unfortunately there are no do overs for the GOP. There negative message of hatred and exclusion alienated the fastest growing segments of our society, Latinos and the young. We are not a Ozzie and Harriets country anymore and this is not Mayberry. They need leaders and policies that are more inclusive and representative of the people they serve.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    The poor people have spoken...Keep the gravy train a rolling.

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:09 a.m.

    Wow. I have lost faith in the majority of American people. You are as blinded by this WPE (worst president ever) as can be. At Obama's current rate of debt building, we will be 23 trillion in debt by the time he finally limps out of office in 4 more years. 23,000,000,000,000,000!...........and counting.

    Failure.

  • cris Hamilton, IL
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:16 a.m.

    Some of America voted for hope and change, and others voted for much of the same. Good luck America. You get what you deserve.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    So, is he ever going to start taking responsibility for the debt he has incurred or the unemployment levels? I am truly puzzled why Obama supporters seem so happy when we have another four years of THIS. Unemployment has gotten worse. Inflation is up and wages are down.

    What is it about the postal service, Amtrack, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that makes people say, "Hey, I want the government to run healthcare too?"

    How much more debt and unemployment is it going to take? When is he going to stop blaming Bush?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:08 a.m.

    Time to stop hoping for a bad economy for political gain. The Iraq war fiasco comes full circle.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    Re-electing Obama was the easy part. Now comes the hard part!

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Those sour grapes apparently taste pretty good.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Does it even occur to you guys that the tone of most of these comments so far might be a huge part of why Romney lost last night? The Republican Party needs to enter the 21st century if it's going to survive.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    Where oh where is Blue Templar this fine morning? Several weeks ago Blue gave me a rather pointed tongue lashing on this board espousing the virtues of the Romney/Ryan ticket. I believe he mentioned something about the Romney/Ryan ticket setting sail and I needed to sink or swim.

    Well, Blue, my friend, the Romney/Ryan ship has sunk. Time to climb aboard the Obama Express because that train is going to keep on rolling!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    Ima

    Yeah, "keep on rolling" right off that fiscal cliff that is coming. And then there's Obamacare.

    Romney is right about the 47%. I think it's closer to 49% though.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    @ utahcountyute

    Your exactly right, and that is the main thing this election proved. The "victim class" is alive and well!

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    I'm still scratching my head trying to figure this one out. Apparently Americans have become very comfortable with debt. And apparently they are ok with having an economy in the tank. I for one am going to start tightening up the finances, the next few years are not going to be pretty. I'm just hoping the company I work for survives another four years of Obama. I really didn't think he had a chance with his track record. Weird stuff.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Like Michelle fours years ago, the first time being proud to be an American this is my first time to not be proud to be an American. Land of the handouts and losers

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    History evolves from events that have happened.

    Money can be said to be the root of all evil but there can be problems that override the money issues, such as the social media culture.

    Religion is not supposed to be discussed with politics or there can be resentment and upset feelings on some side or another. In the ancient times, people in the Old Testament wanted to be like their neighbors and have more to life than their religion and traditions. They didn't have social media to know exactly what was going on but just through the grapevine that those other countries had it much better, having a king as a leader. Kings were the in thing to have. They didn't listen to God repeated times and the people finally got their way with Saul, David and Solomon, etc. Then we got Judeo-Christian laws and order in the United States of America and we don't want religion and politics mixed. Some don't want fanatical religious wackadoodles dictate social policy!

    Do we still have a balance in our country of what the forefather's taught and believed? Maybe in places but have evolved away from principles.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    Ute alumni...I am one of the 47% because I am retired and on social security and medicare. I have 3 college/university degrees have worked fr 40 years in both the public and private sectors. I paid for my Social Security benefits and saved in addition to that. Romney called me a loser and so did you. Want to reconsider that? Probably not.

  • Gram Cracker Price, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Well, I guess Big Bird feels better. I wish I did.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    For years I have posited this question in Elder's Quorum:

    Do we vote for the best representatives we can find, to try to offset and stave off the decay and destruction that we know is to come before the second coming?

    Or as people who look forward to the second coming, should we just go ahead and vote for those who will further the decay and hasten the second coming?

    We have turned that corner, I think.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    I am am a retiree and worked to input into the social security system since 1962. I have worked in private and public sector jobs including retiring from the military, which was a great experience protecting our country and flying to remote places in the world in support of our military forces. I know the intent of what Mitt Romney said and in no way would I consider that offensive as the press, media and Obama campaign painted their picture with mincing words.

    I am proud to be an American that believes in strong national and states' principles as intended in the Constitution of the United States of America.

    We have to consider what our government is made for and to do for us as a nation. We have grown government to include so many things that weren't necessarily to have in entitlement and other forms where people don't have to work.

    We are a giving country and no other country in the world has people that give more time, energy and labors of love for others through money and working. We should give of our heart and not taxes for everyone.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    I believe the President was able to give people handouts that would help his election victory very well and convenient for Him during the past 4 years. That is what it was all about for the Nobel Peace person that gave his all for the peace of the Benghazi victims.

    Standing up for the rights of His and Hillary's workers will still be on the chopping block, according to what he promised before this election. Now we will see if he can stand the Iran-Contra type of scrutiny that people of his party forced on the Reagan administration 30 years ago. Hopefully, it won't be like the Nixon issue in the 1970s but politics can be joyful for some on election day but can be rough on accountability or check ride day with the highest of evaluators watching every move during the evaluation.

    May our country live through this next 4 years of jubilation when budgets, taxes and support of our military and foreign affairs will be pushed to the limit and not an easy ride for anyone.

    Fortunately, we still have a House of Representatives in Congress that will hopefully work to keep our nation strong.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    This country deserves Pres. Obama. You can take this either way but I'm not optimistic. God bless America.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    Mike in Cedar City: Romney was not speaking about you, but about those who will see that you
    eventually will no longer have your SS. The one's who are not working, and yet are pulling from this economy as if they had contributed to it. The one's who will have that panel that will decide if you should receive the medical treatment you need, or just tell you to take 'that pill". How long do you think the government can go on printing money, spending without regard to the end game that will eventually come and when it does we who are retired, will be the last in the line and on the list.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    they just don't get it and they are vaguely proud of that.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    John McCain got more than two million votes in 2008 than Romney.???

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    Some interesting facts about the recent election.

    Yesterday, the stock market is up by 133 points.
    Today's news: “The Dow plummets 313 points following the election, but it's not exactly clear why.”

    2008 Presidential election popularity votes
    Barack Obama – 69,456,897
    John McCain – 59,934,814

    2012 Presidential election popularity votes
    Barack Obama – 69,297,997
    Mitt Romney – 57,098,650

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Nov. 8, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    @ getting it wrong: I think you need to double check your election numbers, pretty sure they are wrong.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    Republicans can't seem to figure it out. Attacking everyone who disagree's with you is not a way to win friends and influence people. Telling people they are stupid because they disagree with you is not a great campaign strategy. Blaming the other side for every problem we have in a America is not a winning strategy and assumes Americans are stupid. Demonizing, teachers, unions, government workers, and those Americans who are struggling to make a living is not playing well with at least half the country.

    There are many ways to solve the problems this country has. Things are not always a choice between evil and good. The republicans should be winning hands down, because most Americans are center right, but because the republican party has been hijacked by the tea party, center right is not acceptable. Today's republican party says that anyone who is not with us 100% on every issue is against us and is either stupid, lazy or fooled by the mainstream media.

    Because of the economy this election should have been a slam dunk for the republicans. Maybe it is time to look within instead of blaming others.