Obama wins

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney.
Associated Press
Nov 6, 2012

Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes.

Both sides poured major time and resources into the battleground state that has been among the nation's most contested in recent presidential elections. It was considered pivotal for both.

No Republican has won the White House without Ohio. The last president elected despite losing Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960.

Ohio has been site of much of the advertising spending by the campaigns and outside supporters. It also was among the most-visited states by the campaigns.

In addition to Ohio, Obama captured battleground states Iowa and Colorado on his way to the 270 electoral votes he needed.

Obama will again be dealing with a divided Congress. Democrats maintained control of the Senate and Republicans likely will again control the House. Among the most pressing matters is the so-called fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to hit in January. Economists have warned that if they aren't averted, the nation could face another recession.

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Phil Packer

I wasted my vote again.

coasterfan

Congrats Barack.

Randy_Marsh

YAY!! Its over, The status quo has been retained and we can all expect nothing more than blame, failure and taxes being raised!!

Bess

Really - That's funny because 36 hours ago the right was predicting victory and now you want us to take your new prediction seriously?

verdict

Well, Bess..in all fairness, the Romney prediction of victory relied heavily on voters knowing chapter and verse about Obama's history and his Executive activities as President. Translated: relied heavily on voters paying complete attention.

As far as predicting what Obama will do with his 2nd term..we can be sure it will involve spewing more demagoguery. Anyone who watched "2016: Obama's America" has a pretty good idea where his heart likely remains.

Bess

So you say verdict - living in your information cone. What I observed the night of the election was Rove questioning the vote and the prediction. He said nothing about an information deficit. Further, it is an observable fact that Democratic voters - you know the 47% - were paying attention. They knew they had to vote and were standing in long lines to do so.
The movie "2016: Obama's America" is an example of the information cone. Those in the cone watch and do not question the verasity of the content. The truth is as long as we - the citizens of this nation on right and left - do not leave our information sources and demand facts we will never be able to set this nation straight.

verdict

I have no information source of choice. None whatsoever. I use Google. I have no specific sites bookmarked at all. I listen to all sides and consider all the angles. 9 times out of 10, this enables me to easily identify those who are biased due to their bookmarking of sites they frequently return to.

As far as the "2016: Obama's America" movie..I do not think you've even watched it. It uses Obama's own book and is narrated by Obama, himself (via the audio book version), as well as the producer, D'Souza, who is an American that was born in India.
D'Souza was born into the same conditions that Kenya faces, and yet he emerges with an entirely different view of America than Obama describes in his book. The movie builds up slowly but, in the end, all the details matter.
The movie is highly credible, considering two things: #1 It uses Obama's own words (in his own voice) against him. #2 The movie is a reaction, by D'Souza, to Obama's book. D'Souza, who was born into the same conditions that Obama's fellow Kenyans were born into.
Seriously, it is a VERY interesting movie. No one should have voted before at least considering the point of view of that movie.

the office cat

Marsh. So mellow. Increased lead in Senate, seats gained in House. The greatest concern for your concerns is that we have to face your concerns with the lame ducks.

Randy_Marsh

Office cat
That might be a good thing if they would quit spending.

John Harville

Randy.
Must we remind you it is the now-lameduck Congress (Boehner, Cantor, McConnell et al) who put forth sequestration and huge military cuts to be automatic?

Randy_Marsh

John
and that detracts from the fact your taxes are going up how? Not increasing the debt is a good thing now wouldnt you agree?

verdict

You are naming a bunch of Republicans in the House. And yet, it is the Senate who has rendered 30+ jobs and economy-related bills dead on arrival.

Democrat Tim Geithner tells Paul Ryan "we don't have a plan..we just don't like yours." It would seem that anything which allows Capitalism to survive in America becomes "dead on arrival" in the Senate.

44846GWP

Yes! The country wins!

verdict

Which country? BRICS?
When Obama says "the rich should pay a little extra to help the poor," I would bet that his heart is adding "..but even poor Americans are rich compared to Kenyans."

realbigshot

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Randy_Marsh

Im a racist? Thats funny i havent said anything about race. Have fun with the raised taxes and continued debt. I wonder if Obama will be able to clean up Obama's mess?

the office cat

Yes. It's not always about color.

MiddleRight

Whom will Obama blame in his second term. "I've inherited a mess, from myself, that I now have to fix. Give me a third term. I promise to fix things this time."

realbigshot

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luvblues2

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coasterfan

Romney gave a classy concession speech, I'll give him that. He actually looked like he meant what he said, which was an interesting change for him.

the office cat

Nothing like a classy pro-forma passive-aggressive speech to be the final memory .

John Harville

The real 'tell' will be when next he speaks. "I pray the President can..." Cat's right... classic passive/aggressive behavior.

princedenny

4 more years of this crap literally makes me sick to my stomach. Can't wait to see the cesspool Sandusky will be in 2016.

John Harville

for the less-enlightened among us, could you explain the connect between President Obama and Sandusky's 'cesspool' in 2016?

real talk

I told you

kURTje

Told you. To the Register....please leave all posts up, let all see the real hearts of winners & losers.

verdict

What exactly do you think any of us won?

wiredmama222

It certainly took Romney forever to give that classy concession speech. What he waited for was beyond comprehension? It was nice, short.

The President gave a nice speech as well. I hope he manages to get something done this time with the stagnate congress with which he will again have to deal in Washington. I hear Bohner is already growling and grousing. Ah, nothing like teamwork. I guess it will take "recall petitions" of certain Senators and Congressman who do not play well with others this time; seriously. Enough of this partisan junk....work out the problems and get on with it.

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