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Gordon Werner 1
Poetic Justice
Posted by Gordon Werner on November 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this
seatackled 2
So all those deadbeats voted for him while the people who actually work for America voted for Obama?
Posted by seatackled on November 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
Oh the hilariously poetic justice.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on November 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Romney got as many votes as McCain even though voter turnout was considerably lower. Not too shabby considering he is the quintessential vulture capitalist in the mist of a recession (depression for some) precipitated by the financial sector and after 4 years of abject obstructionism by conservatives.
Posted by anon1256 on November 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 5
according to all the "conventional wisdom" being thrown around the last couple years, a sitting president in a down economy *ALWAYS* loses reelection.
Posted by Beetlecat on November 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM · Report this
So there is a god -- and she has a wicked sense of humour.
Posted by shambhaladawa on November 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM · Report this
I was so hoping this would happen as far back as Election Night, when it became clear it was a possibility. Ah, karma, karma. Or poetic justice. Whatever you want to call it. I can't believe how perfectly everything turned out in the election.

Now I'm just hoping Obama doesn't cave in (too much) and blow it.
Posted by floater on November 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
venomlash 8
@4: Doesn't matter. The recession was blamed on a black guy.
Posted by venomlash on November 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
that is delightful.
Posted by jayme on November 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
@4 (anon1256): Identification with the aggressor? Stockholm syndrome? Residual fallout from the days of lead paint and leaded gas?
Posted by PCM on November 21, 2012 at 6:41 PM · Report this
The Daily Mail, Paul? I thought that was the one that was read by the wives of the people who run the country. Well, at least you're not linking us to the Daily Telegraph...*

Posted by PCM on November 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM · Report this
@10, I simply disagree the GOP failed to reach its possible objectives. By all measures they should have been pilloried until kingdom come after 2008, yet they managed to gain the house in 2010 and retain it by a comfortable margin in 2012, thereby likely ensuring another 4 years of Democratic "spineless" capitulation. Capitulation that was sanctioned by the large decrease in turnout for Obama (minus 7 million vote whereas as noted in my previous post a poor candidate like Romney managed to retain all of the GOP base). How do you think it'll shake out in 2016 if as is probable the economy doesn't noticeably improve or if Occupy doesn't get a second wind?
Posted by anon1256 on November 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM · Report this
watchout5 13
47% of people who voted for Romney wanted a handout. Go figure.
Posted by watchout5 on November 21, 2012 at 10:08 PM · Report this
Given the current districting, the only way the republicans can lose the house is if some red states leave the union.
Posted by david on November 22, 2012 at 12:42 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 15
@13 for the win.

Actually, if you look at the stats, almost all Rmoney supporters pay no income tax (retirees) or avoid it illegally (people like him) or use loopholes to avoid it.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this

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