November 7th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Analysis: Obama's new Democratic majority

Washington (CNN) - If you want to understand the historical magnitude of President Obama's re-election victory, start with this fact: He lost the white vote by 20 points. In 1988, Mike Dukakis lost white voters by 19 points. He was crushed in a 40-state landslide.

Obama's victory is a testament to a changing America. The president won a second term in the face of a weak economy by reassembling the bulk of his 2008 coalition: Hispanics, African-Americans, younger voters and single women. Mitt Romney's support was older, whiter, and more Protestant than the president's - a faded shadow of a time gone by.

It also bore a striking resemblance to Sen. John McCain's coalition four years ago.

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Topics: 2012 Election

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  1. LBAM

    The OLD GRUMPY OPPONENTS OF the PEOPLE are a dying breed. There is a new age and a new day in America so all you RETHUGS better come on board or make your way to your grave.

    November 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • John

      The repubs won the house so nothing really changed – other than the trillion in taxes that will kick in because of Obamacare. In a couple of months these clowns will be in gridlock again. Nothing got fixed yesterday, just more of the same.

      November 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • jean2009

        You may not understand this, but everything changed...no longer can they make this President a one term president. Now they must prove they can reach across the isle and quit acting like the whining losers they have been for the last 4 years. The most extreme version of right-wing politics does not work in the world of today....it is no longer the ole boy world of white rich boys calling all the shots.

        November 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
      • jerry

        obama reach across the isle....Putin is waiting for the call... Iran is poised. Africa is on fire....obama reach across...funny!

        November 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • demsrules

        No, I don't think so. If the leadership in the House and the rest of the House Republicans want to be re-elected in the future, they will learn cooperation and compromise. The Democrats still control the Senate and ultimately- the President still hold the VETO pen.

        November 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  2. B.

    It was hilarious that Mr Trumped-up was asking for a Revolution in America..

    Guess that he didn’t notice that -it actually started- last night and is a repudiation of the Republican extremes displayed by the Rightwing Nuts like himself and the rest of his GOP clan.

    November 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Lola

      It's the handouts that put Obama in & made the country go into a fiscal cliff

      November 9, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  3. WouldYouLookAtThat

    Who re-elected Barrack Obama? By the numbers, women and minorities. While many members of both groups may fervently oppose Obama, and his quasi euro-socialism, those are the facts based upon the data. Both groups, based on exit polling, see a greater need for government intervention into our lives on a very personal level, whether it be healthcare or monthly benefits/aid related. With Obama in power, the power and scope of the federal government will continue to expand across the board exponentially, thereby further increasing the dependence of the aforementioned groups. All the while enlisting millions of more on the dependence rolls and solidifying an unbeatable single party rule. We have entered the death spiral from which no Republic has ever recovered based upon the history of failed democracies.
    Mitt ran a good campaign, the country is in a mess, unemployment is higher than when Obama took office, Benghazi is an obvious cover up and occurred just before a major election—and Obama won handily. Mitt should have won, in a landslide, it’s not complicated. It’s also not complicated to see how this story ends. Our republic died last night, it will not recover, it’s important to understand that fact and move forward accordingly. By 2016 the republicans will lose all power in all three branches (and also lose our last line of defense, the Supreme Court, in the process) and cease to be a relevant political entity. There will then be nothing to stop the left from dismantling what remains of our once great nation, and they will do so with great haste and enthusiasm. All aboard for the slow boat to Venezuela. Slow, but inevitable in it’s destination.
    Hope everyone had a Plan B, if not, today would be an excellent day to start.

    November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • HeresTheRub

      Dem's want more intrusive government? You mean like forced vaginal ultrasound intrusive? Or like denying gay peoples rights? You mean that kind of intrusive government?

      November 8, 2012 at 4:46 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Gee, the only party that works hard at one party rule, is the Republicans that screwed around with VOTER SUPPRESSION only to make people more determined than ever to vote!!
      Here's a little current and past history for you.
      Mitt Romney LOST in Michigan where he was born. LOST in Mass. where he had been governor AND LOST in the three states where he owns houses. OUCH!!
      The only candidate for president who lost his home state by a larger margin than Mitt was John Fremont in 1856 where he had been accused of being A CANNIBAL by the opposition.
      CANNIBAL / VENTURE CAPITALIST - Sounds about right.
      I proudly live on an ALL-AMERICAN block. My ALL-AMERICAN neighbors have all the skin colors availible to the human race. They are young families, older folks ALL HARD WORKING who keep their houses and yards immaculate. They look out for me and I look out for them.
      Wall Street got theirs and were insulted that we think they are ungrateful and unhelpful to our recovery. They all live in neighborhoods don't they? Mother Nature was the only thing that maybe brought them back to Earth from the LA-LA-LAND PLANET where THEY SPEND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY and bitch non-stop about how WE should kiss their diamond rings. I rather liked thinking about Wall Street underwater and having to eat their own because the wine cooler and deluxe cafeteria in the sky shut down. They are after all, cannibals – so it wouldn't be a stretch.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:06 am |
      • jean2009

        And Ryan didn't even garner him Wisconsin....that says a lot.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
      • Steveo

        @jean,

        Sounds like Gore in 2000! Same results too! Oh well! !

        November 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
      • jean2009

        @steveo
        I will tell you what I told Doc2-

        There is one thing I know from being around 77 years. The electorate has an uncanny sense of getting it right...that is unless SCOTUS makes the choice of the candidates first term for us.

        The Republicans no doubt picked a decent person, who had to move so far to the right to please the idiot base of the GOP, that he had to remove all his former vestiges of common sense..He couldn't admit to having passed mandated health insurance in Massachusetts....He couldn't state that as governor he raised taxes by $1200 a year on middle class citizens...plus many other things on which he had to disavow and take a flip-flop. The electorate can spot a candidate who is disingenuous. In all honesty no one I knows goes to the polls to make an idiot choice....those are the people who didn't vote. My view is that a lot of sensible members of the GOP stayed home, or voted democrat, or voted libertarian, because they couldn't take the views of the ultra-right wing and idiot faction of the GOP who had bought the candidate.

        The electorate can wade through all the pre- election spin and flip-flops and spot insincerity and a lack of a moral compass. They can spot a man whose overwhelming desire to win the presidential prize made him cave to the forces whose ideal is to rig things so as to not best serve ALL the American people, and serve only a narrow few.

        So Steveo that is what happened...I am seriously not sorry for your loss. As a matter of fact, I am glad you lost again; and that is the honest truth. The electorate again picked the very best candidate and the very best man for the job, and for that ALL the American people are winners....the best is yet to come..

        My advice is move on.... quit whining, and do something that is not so self-centered.

        November 9, 2012 at 9:51 am |
      • Steveo

        @Jean,

        How is stating historical fact, whining? FACT: Ryan lost in Wisconsin, FACT: Romney lost in Mass. and FACT: Gore lost in Tenn. FACT: all lost their home states and lost the national election. I am stating FACT and not whining! Win gracefully, Jean! Not asking for you being sorry. While the GOP lost, I still want the best for MY country. See you that as whining? Really?

        November 9, 2012 at 10:00 am |
      • jean2009

        No Steveo ..it is that out of all I said, and everything Cynthia said, as usual you picked one very narrow topic, and overlooked all the other facts stated by more than me. That or you did not read past my first paragraph. This time SCOTUS will not be involved in the final choice even though those in power in Florida I feel wish that would have been the case.

        I call what they have going on in Florida outright attempts at voter suppression...I see the same thing happen in a small university town near me. Where the students are mostly east and west coast liberal democrats and the rest of the county is rural right-wing republican. So they open one polling place for the campus with two broken (hopefully really broken) voting machines and the line for students to vote goes on for hours in hopes they will give up and not vote...that is voter suppression...and that is south east south Florida.

        As I see it, you again are not being totally honest with yourself..... in trying to make the flimsiest point on the smallest portion of what was stated...... it truly means......yes you are whining.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:29 am |
      • Steveo

        One more time jean,

        You said this: "And Ryan didn't even garner him Wisconsin....that says a lot.

        November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

        *I said this: " Steveo

        @jean,

        Sounds like Gore in 2000! Same results too! Oh well! !

        November 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        ALL I was responding to was your Ryan statement no more, no less. I believe I have that right!
        Now you have every right to think I am whining, you also have every right to be very WRONG! We can go back and forth on this all day but the results will STILL be ..YOU ARE WRONG!

        November 9, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • jean2009

        and the results are still that you are whining.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:58 am |
      • Steveo

        @Jean,

        Believe what you wish but the REAL results are you are wrong! With that, be wrong but I will be moving on to the next topic! You are still not getting my point which is simply, lose your home state, lose the election. THAT was all I was saying!

        November 9, 2012 at 11:16 am |
      • jean2009

        So Steveo then that is what you should have clarified the first time. Which means you read everything Cynthia had to say an the only point you wanted to make was one we already knew? Amazing!.

        November 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
      • Fred L Payne

        I absolutely could not have said it better. Newt Gingrich said of the OWS people. Get a job. Better yet, take a bath then get a job. I love the idea that Wall Street vampires take a bath for a change.

        November 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
      • Jersey Girl

        Have to agree. I heard on our AM radio the night of the election (as we lost power and had no TV-use for 11 days) that "Romney lost his birth state, his home state, and his vacation state." Too funny!

        November 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • Steveo

        @jean,

        So Steveo then that is what you should have clarified the first time. Which means you read everything Cynthia had to say an the only point you wanted to make was one we already knew? Amazing!.
        --------------------–
        The cool thing about all of this is I responded to what I wanted to respond to. I didn't realize this is an all or nothing deal! Too bad you decided to jump to conclusions though. I clarified myself several times. You just chose to ignore it!

        November 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • C Reid

      Personally, our financial picture is better than it was 4 years ago, I sell real estate and for the past 2 years have had my best years ever.
      My mother will now not face pre-existing conditions barriers to health insurance, my son will stay on our insurance. My grandmother will not have a doughnut hole of 3600.00 in her medicare.
      You folks scream about socialism but gladly accept your SOCIAL security checks. I am so excited about the future because I am part of that future and have thrived in this climate in my business. This new world is for those who think outside the box and those are exactly the people who will self support as long as the companies that surround them don't steal from them their opportunities to survive.
      By the way- those death panels that opponants talked about once were the executives of Blue Cross Blue Shield who decided grandma was too old for treatment. Grow up. It was just a fear mongering tactic that Republicans used to scare people away from Universal Healthcare.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Humm,
    Perhaps you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch. You can sit around on your assets and wait for your fortune to come in. It is all those little problems that keep croping up that get in the way. Have you heard the story of the Tortous and the Hare?

    November 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • jean2009

      Again wishing ill for America? Frankly that may be the real reason the GOP lost. Try the word "tortoise".

      November 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Well,
        Lets see. Gas prices are down a bit, food prices are up. Now, what about the Fiscal Cliff? harry Reid says he won't work with the House unless they raise Taxes. The Speaker says sorry no tax increases. So now what coach? I say let the cliff come. For sure Omummer isn't going to get his hands dirty in this fiasco. Humm. Stalemate. Guess who is going to take the brunt of this big liberal idea. You guessed it. The Voters.

        November 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
      • jean2009

        Forty nine minutes ago the House Republicans meet and said they would work with the President to avoid the fiscal cliff. They are no longer beholden to Grover Norquist...really their pledge to Grover Norquist would be more important than their oath to serve the American people...so Ray the only thing Romney won last night was the Confederacy and that should have been put to death 150 years ago..

        November 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • jerry

        the gop were willing all along....it was obama that fouled up the talks...this has not been vetted much in the media...NO ONE wanted to tell you the truth on this sequester or the middle east horror tht is building...not good for reelection... but, Putin is on board with barry-in-fraud...more to come.

        November 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
      • Detroit

        Confederacy really?Republicans Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves the democrats were kkk supporters of the South shall rise again check your history.And how are people playing a race card still? Majority of white people voted him in two terms,and yes Bush sucked and so does Obama both lying corporate whores FACT.

        November 8, 2012 at 2:52 am |
      • jean2009

        jerry... It has not been vetted in the media because as usual for the teathugliklans your lie bears no resemblance to actuall truth. Boehner couldn't budge his Grover Norquist congressional pledges, and revenue needed to be actual revenue not trickle-down slight-of-hand, pie-in-the-sky promises that never appear. Remember I'm from Ohio, I know how Bonehead's power plays work.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Detroit – When the Democratic Party support the Civil Rights Act under Pres. Johnson, the DIXIECRATS who hated Lincoln didn't have Lincoln to hate anymore and their NEW HATE OBJECT became the Democratic Party that used to be on their side. Wella – Dixiecrats became the NEW, albeit very much dented, REPUBLICANS and so, thereafter, became the right-wing haters cum Tea Party dopes displacing those in the party that were the General Powell, General Eisenhower type Republicans. Times have been changing. Keep up, will ya??

        November 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • jean2009

        jerry You know very well the GOP have been dragging their feet for the last 4 years in the hopes of making this president a one term president. The electorate knows that, and overwhelmingly rejected it to reelected this president... and with a large enough majority to state loud and clear that taxes on the most wealthy need to go back up to the Clinton era level.

        I for one hope the president doesn't give in to allowing an extension, or that they think they can kick the can down the road. We can debate at what point we want to define a person as being wealthy....maybe $250,000 is lower than it needs to be, but the very wealthy use more of what society provides, they not only know how to rig the system in their favor, they have special tax breaks for which others do not qualify...and the vast amount of corporate and corporate farm welfare and out-right greed rampant in our tax codes needs to be addressed.

        If the GOP is interested in a reasonable approach that does not include more inane trickle-down nonsense, or they think they can cling to Grover Norquist's pledge and still serve the America people, then I'm willing to let the President take us over the fiscal cliff and let the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone...then we can see if the GOP thinks they can put that Genie back in the bottle.

        At this point, and after all of George W. Bush's devastating handiwork we are no longer a Democracy we are an Oligarchy.

        What ever happened to: " government of they people, by the people, and for the people"? That doesn't say just the wealthy and well-heeled people, it says every American, and it surely flies in the face of Grover Norquist's silly pledge, and the narrow out-of-touch few on the bench of SCOTUS who thought Citizens United was their winning hand.

        November 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Jersey Girl

      That would be "Tortoise and the Hare." But I am sure it was torture and tortuous for the GOP when the president won. Did you get a look at KARL ROVE when it was actually shown on Fox Channel of all channels, that they were calling Ohio for the president? That was hilarious!

      November 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  5. jerry

    I don't think obama felt he would win...probably hoped he would not. He deserves the mess he has to deal with..Romney has done his part and God bless him. Now, America is frozen in this divisive war obama began...so now what? Benghazi is first on the agenda(impending impeachment)...second, is the sequester problem obama has left us with...and since harry reid said he would not work with Romney, then lets see obama twist on his own rope...for two years until the Congress gets some leadership.....

    November 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      STOP TRYING TO PRETEND HAVING INSIGHT INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S PSYCHE. YOU ARE REALLY TERRIBLE AT IT. JUST LIKE HOW YOU PRETEND TO BE AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING.

      November 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • jean2009

      Haven't learned much in 4 years have you, Jerry? It would have been even more divided had the President lost....since it looks like he won both the Electoral college and popular vote by a wide enough margin... wide enough to say loud and clear enough that you lost. Sounds like you wanted America to lose all along...so you didn't get your way in 2008, and you have whined for 4 years, and today you are still a miserable loser who is still whining.

      November 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • jerry

        no jean...it's obama politics of division that created this mess...and it is far from over.

        November 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
      • jean2009

        No, it was Bush's eight years of incompetence that created the mess....don't blame the janitor for the mess someone else made.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • freedom

      Well said, Jerry.

      November 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • bullwinkle

        Says one fool to another.

        November 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • Francisco Decastro

      Obama did not create any division. Even since Obama won the election in 2008, who were the ones that came out and said "I will make Obama a first term President.". When Bill Clinton won the election, who tried to impeach him?

      Obama divided the country? Please, go study some History and look at the facts. The Republicans cannot complain about Obama not working "across the isle", when the republicans put a fence in the isle. The Republicans are the one that do not want to work with the President, it is NOT the president that does not want to work with the Republicans. Doesn't sound like a Obama problem or a democratic problem to me. If Mccain had won in 2008, I can bet you ANYTHING the democrats would have worked with him, and so would the GOP of course. But Obama wins, and the Republicans divided this country holding us american hostage. Did you see the crowd the voted for Obama? It was the real americans, the ones we see out there, the ones when we go the super market and see them, the ones we are friends with. Obama = help Americans. GOP = Help the rich... Go read some History before you complain and cry. The Americans have voted and Obama won by popular vote AND electoral vote, and yet you are right? Who the heck are you?

      November 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
      • Ann Clinton

        It is irritating to say the least, time & time again Obama gets accused of what the GOP is actually doing. We've kept our President at the helm (thank you God) – now we must finish off the GOP stronghold & get this Country back to work. They love to yell "Impeach" – okay – let's IMPEACH them. We could also help our debt by lowering their pay scales – it's a start.

        November 8, 2012 at 2:48 am |
  6. anoel2005

    What did we learn last night ? We learned that Obama's "dirty politics" worked. Lies and slander ruled the day. There will be more of it in the future, unfortunately.

    I blame the media too for all the cover ups and pro Obama "news". Journalism is dead.

    November 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • jean2009

      Proof you are a troll Howard.

      November 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • Francisco Decastro

      What makes you smarter then more than half of the country that voted for Obama? That sounds pretty dumb if you ask me.

      November 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
      • jerry

        14,000,000 less voted this year....so no not half of America voted for this fraud... half of us have given up...and no wonder.

        November 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        @jerry Regardless of how many voted this time compared to 2008 the results are the same....Electoral vote won by Obama, popular vote won by Obama. You have a serious problem dealing with actual facts.

        Whose fault would it have been if you and your Rethugliklan base didn't come out to vote this time? That is what you seem to want to imply is the reason for a lower turn out. Did you not vote? Maybe those 2008 Republican voters who are still reasonable people and not your typical teaparty unhinged right-wing dingbat sympathizer are not as dissatisfied this round as they were with the GOP, in 2008, so that they didn't feel it necessary to vote this time for a flip-flopper bought by Citizens United and the Koch brothers. Maybe many of those Democrats on the east coast couldn't get out to vote due to Sandy.

        As I have said before, facts are facts, dates are dates, history is history...the truth of the matter is regardless of who did not find it necessary to vote this year, the results are the same. The president won both 2008 and 2012 with a majority of the electoral college and popular vote...so now is the time to quit whining...man-up and face facts...in other words deal with it...your habitual sour grapes are not our problem.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am |
      • Ralph

        Right on.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • Reid

      Oh, Please.
      The lies that spewed from the Republicans were prolific and ridiculous. From shipping jobs to China (an outright lie that in my opinion cost Romney countless votes) to talking about death panels. Are you kidding? Did you lose your hearing during the campaigns?!

      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • bullwinkle

      Sounds like sour grapes to me. Face it – you lost and America won.

      November 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  7. anoel2005

    Who voted for Obama:

    1. The Young ( the oblivious, dope smokers, the naive ) .

    2. The single women ( need govt. assistance ) .

    3. Blacks ( they like high unemployment) .

    4. Latinos ( looking for Amnesty for Illegals) .

    5. Gays ( looking for marriage equality ).

    6. Jews ( they secretly must hate Israel ).

    7. Atheists ( Govt. is God )

    8. Liberal ( mental disorder )

    November 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • Francisco Decastro

      So who is left? The old? the male and the white? even though at least 40% of all those 3 also voted for Obama.

      So if you are telling me that we should have a President that:
      wants to help half of the old, half of the men, and half of the white

      Instead of a President that:
      wants to help the young, the single women, the blacks, the latinos, the gays, the jews, the atheists, the liberal, and about 40% of the old, about 40% of the men and about 40% of the white.

      Then that sounds like a personal problem to me.

      Now, obviously I don't agree with you, but please don't use a stupid argument that not only it is not helping your case, but it is completely wrong.

      More than half of the votes went for Obama. Obama got the most electoral votes. So if more than half of the country are full of those people you said, then what are you doing here in America? And what makes you smarter than more than half of the Americans? Does that seem smart to you?
      Sounds like Iran seems much better place for you. They don't care about anyone but the white men. Well not really white but close enough. Enjoy.

      November 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
      • Eric

        Wow, we just reelected a black president and now all the white bashing comes out. You sound just like the white people you do not like. have some grace and class about yourself please.

        That's ok. Get it out of your system. We do need immigration reform. We need a bigger tax base to help pay for all the goodies you want. Also, it will ensire my social security is intact. Jokes on you. LOL

        November 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
      • Dave in Texas

        Right on Francisco. The more these GOP boneheads talk, the more they show how stupid and prejudice they are. It's actually funny to read how and you Jean just keep burying these idiots. Fact will always prevail!!!!

        November 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • jean2009

      You forgot white 77 year old great-grandmothers.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • Ralph

      That sounds about right, it leaves out only the white supremacists.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • Reid

        Hysterical!

        November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      The all sacred Cuban-American vote the Republicans love to claim as their own in Florida went for Obama in this election. Republican Allen West's loss is WELL PAST THE RECOUNT MARGIN by that states rules, doesn't deal with the facts on the ground either and he sounds like a third-world dictator by refusing to concede his seat to the winner.
      Governor Rick Scott threw away his re-election by suppressing early voting, making his own citizens stand in lines for up to 8 hours with not enough polling stations set up around the state and a twelve page ballot to fill out once they got their chance to finally cast their votes. Proving Republicans can't get their ducks in any row but, the angry white guys one. They couldn't even get their own primaries right, calling several different loosers – winners AND not able to even count delegate votes accurately for weeks while trying to manipulate Mitt into the top spot. Pathetic when you even diss your own base's vote.

      November 12, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  8. Kool-Aid Police

    Back to business, we need to get the fiscal cliff issue solved instead of waiting until December 31 like they usually do.

    November 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • jerry

      Reid is already swinging...no help there, WTH he just got another 6 years, thanks to the Los Vegas union vote...worst employment in the US...and getting worse. Another indication of the left wing insanity.

      November 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Cam

      Really? Ha Ha....congress can't even balance a budget.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  9. jerry

    the deal on the sequester is all but made...read Woodward's book for facts. The GOP was really just hung up on the tax increases for the wealthy whereas obama and the rest of the leftists were hung up on the rest...you see the problem can only be solved if there are 75% cuts in entitlements and 25% NEW TAX REVENUE. What obama didn't want you to know is this is not going to feel good...no more santa claus, he got you! Wait until you federal pensioneers see pension pull backs and offsets...increases in medicare premiums for those who have a very modest income...and much much more. Oh, and war in the middle east!

    November 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • Dave in Texas

      War in the middle east?? that's been going on for a decade bonehead. You really don't pay attention do you?

      November 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  10. gx456500

    I just have ONE question for all you GOP Lovin Republicans out there. Who's your daddy? Who's your daddy GOPers? Come on now.. you know who your daddy is? Who is it??? OBAMA is your DADDY. Now, get on the bus and straighten that attitude and get with the Program.

    November 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  11. Frank

    I wonder if Mitt Romney will show his taxes for at least 10 years now.

    Before he said that by showing his taxes, there would be thousands of pages for the democrats to look at and point fingers and make an issue about every little thing.

    Well Mitt, the election is over, and if they make an issue about every little thing, IT DOES NOT MATTER ANYMORE... Soooo Can we see it? Where is it?

    November 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
    • Eric

      Amazing how the media can dangle a shiny object in front of the masses and divert attention away from 14.9% black unemployment, rising taxes that will affect everyone (not just whites), trilllion in debtt that may push into another recession, and so on.

      We are all fools with ADHD.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  12. Ann Clinton

    It is time for the GOP to be taken out of Congress.

    November 8, 2012 at 2:51 am |
    • trueguy4ever

      Hmm, seems they gained seats.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        After Paul Ryan's dad died his mom and he were taking advantage of his dad's Social Security for their needs. We have plenty of deceased soldiers from the two wars the Republicans started who have left wives and children behind – are we supposed to say they aren't qualified for the soldiers benefits?

        November 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        I believe the Congress lost two seats – one to an Independent candidate and one to a Democrat. Two years from now more Congressmen will be up for election. I predict a bigTea Party defeat that will give the Dems a majority if the GOP doesn't stop purging the moderates from the party.

        November 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
      • Dave in Texas

        Actually they didn't.

        November 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  13. Reg

    The Republican Party is now the party of American treason and promote only hate.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:07 am |
  14. FORWARD

    anoel2005, you forgot one group of Obama supporters, "educated" white women.

    November 8, 2012 at 6:35 am |
    • jean2009

      Amen!

      November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  15. Cam

    Obama can come out of the closet now that the election is over. He is a socialist and has a socialist agenda. Hooray for socialism!

    November 8, 2012 at 8:59 am |
    • LOL

      America isn't the only country on Earth, find one that suits you, or deal with it.

      November 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  16. Ralph

    America has spoken, The part of "NO" can be no longer, this is the end of my way or the highway politics.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • trueguy4ever

      Guess we will see about that. Seems the Republicans gained seats in the house.

      November 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  17. jean2009

    Elizabeth Warren-Julian Castro 2016!

    November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  18. joep199

    What is it with you people? The election is over, and now it's time for us to work TOGETHER to solve the problems our country faces. We all have to give up something so that we can ALL gain something. To the conservatives, there are plenty of liberals who are willing to work with you to help get this country back on better fiscal ground, even if it means cutting some social programs. To the liberals, there are plenty of conservatives who are willing to save the vital elements of our social programs if we do it in a fiscally responsible way.

    November 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • jean2009

      I agree.... we all know to reach middle ground everyone of us has to be willing to put something on the table...but if you are a conservative remember a fiscally responsible way is: Not a voucher system for social security and healthcare, and it is not with another promise that our revenue will trickle-down to you by us millionaires having more tax breaks. If it means a graduated raise in the capital gains tax so be it....that hits a lot of people. I actually think people should not be allowed to deduct more than the mortgage interest on their primary residence, and a lot of other shelters the rich use to evade taxes.

      November 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • trueguy4ever

        Hmm, perhaps you should ask the Greeks how taxing the rich is going for them. After multiple tax increases on the rich and cuts on the workers, they have not get any more money and are still just as far away from balancing their budget.

        November 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • jean2009

        It is a known fact in Greece that everyone in Greece pays taxes except the rich people. Greece is a poor country whose rich people do not pay taxes. It is the land known for it not being illegal to evade taxes with a Swiss bank account. Maybe you should do a little more research on the subject....you seem to have missed several pertinent facts. Ask the Greek finance minister.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  19. trueguy4ever

    Well, the debt and deficit must not be nearly as scary to the majority as it is to us conservatives. So I have decided to retire early, for me that's 22 months away to get to 55. I have decided to have a few good years in retirement before the shet hits the fan. I have also decided, if you can't beat them, then might as well join them. So I also have decided to apply for SS disability for my broken hangnail and join all the other healthy ones put on it this year. More power to the takers.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • jean2009

      The true facts are, the government doesn't easily give SS disability even for people with full blown multiple sclerosis...so don't place too much hope on your broken fingernail. I also doubt very much a lawyer will take your disability claim case on such flimsy grounds. They may however give you disability for being totally clueless.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • trueguy4ever

        Right, and you be so smart. So it was announced that SS disability payments went up by over 120 billion this year from last year. I had no idea so many people got hurt. You need a reality check.

        November 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • jean2009

        That was for 2011, and included all disabled people in the system not just new claims. Plus, the government has not only increased the benefits, but tried to speed up the slow claims process, and there is the fact that many companies have cut their long term disability insurance which alleviated some of the claims.

        I doubt, if you know very much about the system from your attitude. I have seen a man who was on the list for a heart transplant denied SS disability. Mainly I think because he was younger than the normal patient, and would be in that system a lot longer than most. I also know from experience just how long, and how many hold-ups the patient has to go through to receive SS disability.... when my late husband had to go through the process with his very advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

        So have a nice day...enjoy the next four years With your attitude you could be in for a bumpy ride.

        November 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      True what? You can't collect Social Security until you are 62 yrs. old and Medicare requires you to be at least 65 yrs. old. About your hangnail,...sorry, but it ain't that easy to get Social Security benefits or Medicare before that. They would laugh at your hangnail story, I'm sure. If you never paid into Social Security then you have no benefits. At least you won't be getting a VOUCHER and a 'good-luck-with-that note' from the Republicans.
      I just heard an interesting fact that the TEN MOST EDUCATED STATES went Obama in the election and the TEN LEAST EDUCATED STATES went for Romney.

      November 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • trueguy4ever

        Its called Social Security disability. Please read the post again.

        November 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
      • trueguy4ever

        O and I was being sarcastic with the hangnail comment. It must be beyond your comprehension.

        November 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
      • jean2009

        I think we all knew you were being sarcastic...since the actual need for SS disability seems to be beyond your comprehension.

        November 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  20. James

    I could care less what Obama says. I wish he would go back to Chicago and stay there for th next 4 years.

    November 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • jean2009

      There was many a day I felt Bush would do us less harm if he only would only stay on the ranch. I for one don't think this President intends to retire to Chicago..so get a grip, quit whining and deal with it.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • LOL

      I think it's the other way around, no one cares what you say, your the irrelevant one in this equation

      November 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
  21. Eric

    To all the Blacks who voted for Obama. Congratulations on your 14.9% unemployment rate. While Obama is partying with the black elite and Beyonce and JZ I ma sure he will be worrying about the you.

    To all the Latinos who voted for Obama. Congratulations on voting for immigration reform. Unfortunately 5 years from now you still will be worrying if your grandmother getting deported. I do wish you get it. We need more people here to help pay for my social security and medicare.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  22. John

    Yes the days of the old wealthy white man party are numbered, that and they are batcrazier than ever!

    November 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  23. T.P.Thank

    In view of a new electorate, the Republican Party has a lot to worry about its future. America is becoming more
    liberal socially, culturally and politically– Republicans cannot stop it.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  24. The Greatest

    Romney was so out of touch with the people, he had no agenda at all, ask any of these people on here whining what his plans where they have no idea. They only voted for him because of their ignorant hatred towards Obama. The majority of the country got it right, did you hear what I said THE MAJORITY, the rest of your are irrelevant. So keep whining that's what you do best

    November 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm |