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Obama Elected to Second Term

By November 7, 2012

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On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama became the 17th individual to be reelected for a second term as President of the United States. An additional four presidents completed the term of the previous president before being elected in their own right. With Florida too close to call at this time, Obama currently has 303 electoral votes. In my opinion, this election has caused more strife between family and friends than any in recent memory. Thankfully, the daily polling updates, phone calls, mailings, and advertisements are done for awhile. If we as a country want to have any hope of moving forward in a positive manner, we must begin to build new bridges with politicians (and friends) across the aisle.

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November 9, 2012 at 11:10 am
(1) the Padre says:

You are correct. Unfortunately, with a figure such as Obama being so devisive, I don’t see compromise happening. Obama has utterly failed to bring America together; he has just pushed it further apart.

The only way to make progress is to have a true housecleaning from the top down including congress. Old people pursue old notions and predujices. We should have a congress and an administration full of 40-year-olds and younger. They should shape the future of America.

November 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
(2) wjstix says:

I think the GOP right has used their created version of Obama to divide people. Obama is basically a moderate, but the GOP and Fox News create bizarre stories of his being a far-left Socialist / Terrorist non-American to scare people into supporting the GOP.

Plus the Republicans in the Senate have used the filibuster to block any Obama proposal that can’t get the 60 votes needed for cloture. That’s probably done more to cause gridlock than anything. Even with Democrats controlled the House and Senate, the GOP could still block any bills they didn’t like.

November 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm
(3) BJ says:

The old white men are still complaining that the world is moving on and leaving them behind.
The republican party will continue to lose votes until they come to their senses and drop their insulated ego and prejudice.
We ARE the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and I am proud to be one who voted for the most historic, compassionate, brilliant and least egotistic of presidents. He is one of the very few in our history who has been elected for a second term. And when Hillary runs and wins next time, it will establish a beach head in history that no one will surpass!

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