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Predictions Presidential Race 2012

USA election- 2012

Hisingen
post 6.Nov.2012, 06:06 PM
Post #31
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

One thing is for sure, it will be either Obama or Romney, and if Romney uses the same tactics as Bush jr, he will force himself in by declaring he got the least votes! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! That is if they are still using the same voting machines that give phony results.
Don't you just love American politics, and the billions it costs to elect a president. Thank heavens for a monarchy, which is somewhat self-supporting even if we as tax-payers do subscribe.
The cost of the US presidential election would have paid for the repairs following Sandy.
As for me - I might vote for George Washington.

What's that - he's dead.
Oh dear.
But then, what does it matter. He could still be a good president. Some of them in the past have been dead from the neck up.
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sometimesinsweden
post 6.Nov.2012, 06:14 PM
Post #32
Joined: 15.Jun.2012

So are you suggesting that the money used for the presidential and congressional elections and democracy should be used to clear up a natural disaster and they should just have the president you decide upon?

In that case, why don't we scrap the EU and all the politicians/advisers/lawyers/Common Agricultural Policy etc, put in charge who you decide, then use the billions saved each year to clear upo natural disasters round the world
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Woww
post 6.Nov.2012, 06:19 PM
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Joined: 1.Sep.2011

Skogsbo-Agreed with what you say but in all fairness, the Congress has been a complete logjam. I am all for having both sides represented, but i am hoping this time the Democrats take back the House too, so things can actually get done. The GOP tried to ram down their policies into peoples throats...that got us nowhere but in a huge mess...time to have some progressive thinking AND legislation passed. The Democrats were too soft when they had 2 years to do what what they wanted with the Majority. They won't make that mistake again after seeing what that pathetic HOUSE has been doing the last few years. Congressional approval is like 11%. That's pathetic in any circumstance.
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Svensksmith
post 6.Nov.2012, 06:26 PM
Post #34
Joined: 28.Jul.2011

My prediction: more of the same. Unfortunately.
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sometimesinsweden
post 6.Nov.2012, 06:58 PM
Post #35
Joined: 15.Jun.2012

its the $650 billion debt cliff hitting town in January of 2014, isnt it?

poisoned chalice for whoever wins
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Investor612
post 6.Nov.2012, 09:14 PM
Post #36
Joined: 29.Jul.2009

QUOTE (Woww @ 6.Nov.2012, 06:19 PM) *
Skogsbo-Agreed with what you say but in all fairness, the Congress has been a complete logjam. I am all for having both sides represented, but i am hoping this time the Democr ... (show full quote)

Try reading a book sometime. Start with Bob Woodward's (hardly a conservative) latest. You'll learn that Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama reached an agreement on the budget and spending, and then Obama ruined it by insisting on after the fact major concessions. You'll also learn Obama acted like a petulant brat throughout the negotiations.

Obama took a my way or the highway approach from the minute he took office.

Obama hasn't even presented a budget in 3 years, even when Democrats held the house and senate. In the process he's added a trillion more to the national debt(a total of 5.3 trillion in 4 years) than the profligate Bush did in 8.

I don't know if Romney and Ryan can divert this country from the course it's on the fiscal collapse and insolvency. After 4 years of trillion dollar plus deficits I know Obama and Biden won't even try.
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Investor612
post 6.Nov.2012, 09:24 PM
Post #37
Joined: 29.Jul.2009

QUOTE (Woww @ 6.Nov.2012, 05:33 PM) *
Good comments guys. FYI Investor61 or whatever your name was, I have plenty of assets. I actually vote along side of the issues I believe in, not just if/when I will have to p ... (show full quote)

Not a single intelligent comment in your entire rant.

The fact is your hero has added more in 4 years to the national debt than Bush did in 8 and that includes the cost of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The number of people on disability has skyrocketed since Obama took office? Do you really think many more people are disabled? Do you like squandering billions to Obama cronies in the so-called green energy business? Do you think it's normal that 4 years into a recovery the number of employed people is the same as it was? Do you think trillion dollar annual deficits can continue indefinitely? But I'm speaking to someone who's obviously economically illiterate.

By the way, the cost of the wars is included in the national debt totals and as I recall roughly two thirds of Democratic senators including Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden voted to authorize invading Iraq and the support for Afghanistan was close to 100% from Democrats.
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Svensksmith
post 6.Nov.2012, 09:33 PM
Post #38
Joined: 28.Jul.2011

There you go, Investor, muddying up the waters by stating facts.
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Hamsterdam
post 6.Nov.2012, 09:40 PM
Post #39
Joined: 25.Mar.2012

Yes, facts without context and without the reasons behind them rolleyes.gif

No wonder Americans are generalised as dumb, they just keep on giving to the cause.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 6.Nov.2012, 10:20 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

When (for use of of a better term) non-productive people realize that they can gain benefits by voting in socialists...Obama and his ilk will win...they just have to sort out who pays for the non-productive...my guess would be the working middle class, which will disappear under the burden of paying all the bills...the ultra rich will always be insulated from these scenarios...Sooo in a little while we will be Grecian!

America is heading for third world status...the glory days are over!
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Hisingen
post 6.Nov.2012, 10:46 PM
Post #41
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

QUOTE (sometimesinsweden @ 6.Nov.2012, 05:14 PM) *
So are you suggesting that the money used for the presidential and congressional elections and democracy should be used to clear up a natural disaster and they should just hav ... (show full quote)

Not quite clear what you are trying to say. As to my choosing your president - thank heavens it is nothing I would wish to have a hand in. But then, having seen some of the reports on TV, with the outpourings from various people, very few seem to know what they are thinking of doing, and their arguments as to their choice as empty as a politicina's promise.
But since you feel that the EU should be scrapped, then to a great deal I tend to agree. We would indeed save billions, which could be definitely put to greater purpose. Thank you so much for airing your views, vitriolic they may have been. Ah well, may you get the president you deserve in exchange.

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Investor612
post 6.Nov.2012, 11:49 PM
Post #42
Joined: 29.Jul.2009

QUOTE (Hamsterdam @ 6.Nov.2012, 09:40 PM) *
Yes, facts without context and without the reasons behind them rolleyes.gif . No wonder Americans are generalised as dumb, they just keep on giving to the cause.

You think that was the type of comment that would lead people to think you're intelligent?

By all means, pick one of those facts to discuss in depth/context so we can see your brilliance.
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byke
post 7.Nov.2012, 05:27 AM
Post #43
Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

Democracy has spoken.
Obama for the win.

So next question ... Snooki or Paris?
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Hamsterdam
post 7.Nov.2012, 07:07 AM
Post #44
Joined: 25.Mar.2012

Decency has prevailed and the selfish and greedy have lost. Of course Investor61 is a loser too but we didn't need a vote to come to that conclusion.
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*Trowbridge H. Ford*
post 7.Nov.2012, 08:34 AM
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Let's hear it for those two ladies. smile.gif

(Wonder if they missed North Carolina by doing too much - finishing off that phony Bounty?)
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