I am happy with the results. I believe that a main difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe that life is fair. All I can tell you is nothing could be farther from the truth. I work at a prison. It is stunning how much privilege I have had in my life (parents who were highly educated and wanted me, could afford to take care of my basic needs as well as many extras etc) and how much set backs and disadvantages the majority of inmates have (parents who are are in no position to be parents- parents who are criminals and drug users, lack of supervision, horrific abuse, etc etc). I am not saying that environment is the only factor at play here but life is most definitely NOT a level playing field. Most of us on this forum are incredibly privileged and may not realize it.
Totally agree. I am from a privileged background in that we always had food on the table and a roof over our heads. A few years ago an incident pushed me into a section of society that I would never have been exposed to and opened my eyes to what life truly is like in the US if you are born without privilege. I voted with my conscience fully aware that financially I may be impacted negatively by the result.
Wonderful, we can all sing cum buyah together, when we run out of money and china calls the note.
Obama has made life infinitely harder for all the major outsourcing companies. It's incredibly difficult to bring resources in from India and China to learn the job and take it back. Now they have to use many more US resources. I suspect Romney would have blown that open again, given his own financial interests in outsourcing. It always made me smile when he talked about getting tough on China, when in reality Obama has made it very difficult for outsourcers.
I hope the GOP learns some lessons from their platforms being resoundingly rejected in 10 of 11 swing states tonight. The Republican Party needs to figure out how to stop alienating vast portions of the population in favor of selling out to the Religious Right and $Big Business$ or else they risk irrelevancy within 2 generations.
One of the commentators said that young people (under 30) voted for Kerry over Bush by 9 points and that this time the same demographic voted for Obama over Romney by 30 points, so the Republican party has lost a lot of ground with them over the last few years. Younger people are so far from the ancient GOP attitudes towards women, minorities, gay people....the GOP simply *has* to change.
Short and sweet! Bed time. I wish everyone a GREAT night's sleep, and a positive, good future. You know we can get somewhere if we all demand it. A lot has been done tonight to restore that we do have impact and can get things done.
Yeah, I was surprised that Obama kicked the shit out of Romney in Northern VA given how much support there was for Romney coming from the "Family Values" crowd which is largely Catholic and the wealthy voters in the area, who are also very much Catholic as well.