Obama congratulates Romney on "spirited campaign"

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checkthefacts wrote:

Are there enough mindless sheep to ensure that the u.s.a. continue declining under Obama or will we begin the path of recovery?

Nov 06, 2012 11:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
Stickystones wrote:

Don’t get cocky Mr. President, you haven’t won yet!

Nov 06, 2012 11:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
BillFair wrote:

@checkthefacts: There’s more than a %92 probability Pres. Obama will be re-elected. If you think and actually check the facts, you too will see this reality. It’s not “mindless sheep” who are voting for the guy.. It’s millions of disheartened Republicans who can’t stand what the Tea Party has done to our party.

Nov 06, 2012 11:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@checkthefacts, once again you need to check the facts. We began the path of recovery a long time ago…

Jan 2009:
LOSING ~750K jobs a month
GDP SHRINKING at 7-8% annual rate

Oct 2012:
GAINING ~150K jobs a month
GDP GROWING at about 2% annual rate

Nov 06, 2012 11:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
LoveJoyOne wrote:

checkthefacts,

It would seem to me that the mindless sheep were the first to bleat here.

Nov 06, 2012 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
LoveJoyOne wrote:

Romney can come back in 4 years. If he gets elected then, he can undertake the same difficult task that GW Bush had in 2000: trying to fix something that’s not broken.

Nov 06, 2012 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

Unlike Romney, Obama is not a bluffer. (guess, bin Laden learned that firsthand)

Nov 06, 2012 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

This may be the last chance for the republicans. They have a declining base. You know, old people who watch too much TV. It’s not a big segment of the population, and it will start declining now. But let’s look at who else could have run for the right.

Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and from there, the other were almost non-existent. None of these candidates would do as well as Romney. He is their best, and he will lose.

You see, there are only so many nuts who buy into the hate and greed.

Nov 06, 2012 12:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
p9179 wrote:

ChecktheFacts, you should check the facts.

Nov 06, 2012 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama took office. Now it is 7.9%. Do the math.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

Oct 2012: GAINING ~150K jobs a month. Too bad that doesn’t keep up with population growth. That’s why it went from 7.8 to 7.9.

Nov 06, 2012 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
User21 wrote:

We want ROMNEY to win! – I hope you do too.

The country needs a change, this is not a real recovery.

Nov 06, 2012 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
christhomas wrote:

Wow, he must really be worried to be giving a victory speech now. The future is very uncertain.

Nov 06, 2012 12:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
christhomas wrote:

BillFair,
Your facts are propaganda.

Nov 06, 2012 12:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dragos111 wrote:

Obama should be ashamed of his own campaign. The only thing he could talk about was to complain about Romney, negative campaigning. He has no record he can run on. He was a dismal failure as a President.

Republicans and Independents, if you have not voted, get out and do so. Vote for Romney. We need to end Obama’s reign once and for all.

Nov 06, 2012 12:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Funnyface999 wrote:

USAPragmatist:

Are you joking or just flat out lying? Not funny, not funny.

Nov 06, 2012 12:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dragos111 wrote:

I just can’t get over the comments coming from the Left side of the aisle here. Each one is mean spirited, uses nasty language, etc. You guys all act like a bunch of little kids. I definitely would not want to be associated with your movement. You guys act waayy too much like Obama. Only negative comments.

Vote for Romney if you have not yet voted. Be on the side of the good guys.

Nov 06, 2012 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jamduv wrote:

brotherkenny4, How right you are, the networks are talking about that decline today. They even produced a graph that shows the decline from the ’90s to today. Of special significance is the decline of old white men who exude a lot of vitriol and vehemence. America has become so diverse that it is to the detriment of the Republican Party not to embrace this diversity.

Nov 06, 2012 1:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@checkthefacts, yes when he took office it was 7.8%, but we were also losing about 750K jobs a month so it peaked months later at about 10.1% I believe(just going from memory so might not be exactly correct). But even you cant blame these job losses on Obama. So in effect Obama took over an economy that had tanked and as losing jobs and the peak unemployment attributed to this train wreck was 10.1% and now it at 7.9%, seems like a pretty good improvement to me.

So I ask you again to explain your assertion that we have not yet started the path to recovery.

Nov 06, 2012 1:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
justamaz wrote:

Now that Obama has said he made multiple mistakes in Libya will it change the election?

Nov 06, 2012 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@Dragos111

Apparently you don’t post/read many of these comments. There has been just as much disheartening, hate filled rhetoric coming from the “right side” of the aisle. You might not see it in this single article but the whole subject of political discourse has devolved. Both here, in the populace and the media and unfortunately, the Congress itself.

“Somebody must have taken it,” said Eeyore. “How Like Them,” he added, after a long silence.

Nov 06, 2012 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rugratz2222 wrote:

well, some dirt was thrown back and forth, but it was CLEAN dirt! ROTFLMBO

Nov 06, 2012 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

USAPragmatist…speaking of mindless sheep (checkthefacts)..you’re still bothering to respond to his dribble? He blames Obama for the unemployment rate from day one in office. He is in for a HUGE shock if Romney ACTUALLY gets elected and the trillion dollar deficits don’t magically go away on 27 Jan 2013.

Nov 06, 2012 2:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
vvenona195 wrote:

Actually if you follow politics this is a win for Obama with at least 298 electoral votes, if not more. The networks made it closer than it actually was. If you got your stats from Cable TV news networks then you had no clue. As I have following politics for years,and also a blogger for the 538 and Nate Silver the pollster Obama won this election right after the third debate. before that it was touch and go. But Obama picked up steam right after the third debate and he never looked back.

Nov 06, 2012 2:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SandyMac wrote:

It will be wonderful to see a decisive Romney win shove election results right up the ….. of the President. What an arrogant man.

Nov 06, 2012 2:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SandyMac wrote:

The arrogance of this President is beyond belief. If he wins, can anyone possibly imagine that he will do any better during the next four years than he has done in the last four?

Nov 06, 2012 3:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

part of me wants obama to win so he can reside over his failed policies and not have any wiggle room to blame it on his predecessors. then again millions will suffer. in the end it doesn’t matter who wins neither person can change the declining trajectory this country has been on for the past 40 years.

Nov 06, 2012 3:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
Because 4 years later the job growth is slower than population growth. We are still going backwards.

Nov 06, 2012 3:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:

Although I prefer Obama over Romney, I think Romney could be an adequate president. We’ve seen enough of the venom and hate spewed from each side for years – if there is any decline in America, it lies therein. We need our representatives and senators to represent all of us, not just their own party interests. And your party sucks canal water. So there.

Nov 06, 2012 3:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mikemaj wrote:

This man is a thorough Gentleman.. compared to Romney. He must be re-elected and hopefully with a great mandate.

Nov 06, 2012 3:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PenRumi wrote:

The Chicago Machine will do anything to win the election per Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. That includes hacking into electronic voting booths. It is likely that Mr. Emanuel will be offered the Vice Presidency or the post of Secretary of State as reward for his efforts. Mr. Emanuel has strong clout with the Hollywood and media people that came in handy with the Libyan situation.

Nov 06, 2012 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@Carmi, I agree with your assessment of the venom being spewed as one of the reasons of the decline of our political system. However I disagree with your false equivalency of both sides. Yes their is some venom from the Democratic side, but it pales in comparison with the venom coming from the right. As an example there is only one party that has stated that their primary goal was ‘to make Obama a one-term president’, not do what they were elected to do…run the country.

Nov 06, 2012 4:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@checkthefacts, once again you are wrong, here is a nice article for you…

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/how-many-jobs-are-needed-keep-population-growth

Nov 06, 2012 4:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yukon51 wrote:

My Oklahoma, extremely red state, second grade class voted Obama today two to one. This has to be a reflection of the way the parents will vote.
Surprising

Nov 06, 2012 5:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
how am i wrong? In the article it says it is different each month.

Please explain how unemployment went up if more jobs were created than lost? Its mathematically impossible

Nov 06, 2012 5:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
how am i wrong? In the article it says it is different each month.

Please explain how unemployment went up if more jobs were created than lost? Its mathematically impossible

Nov 06, 2012 5:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@checkthefacts, your are too easy man, because more people entered the search for a job, most likely because they see the job market getting better so they think it is time to get involved again.

If you read the whole article you will see that their calculations for the number of jobs needed to be added to keep up with population growth is on the order of 100-125K with current conditions.

Nov 06, 2012 6:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The vast majority of America are mindless sheep following one of the two political parties. The DNC and GOP have nothing for any of you. They will not allow anyone else to show up to the debates, they have the country grid locked, and the idiots go back and vote for them over and over.

Nov 06, 2012 6:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Yukon51

Or it is a reflection of your own personal bias, and how you teach. Or it is just the fact that incumbants have a natural advantage due to their recongizability.

Nov 06, 2012 6:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sonnyjc9 wrote:

Does Obama know something we don’t know? Seems mighty cocky to say this so soon in the polling results.

Nov 06, 2012 9:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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