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Open Thread - 11/8/2012

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Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).

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Lynn Squance (235)
Friday November 9, 2012, 11:10 am
Puzzle 3:51 I went for a spin in the sulky around the paddocks! Those damn gates slowed us down!

MoveOn Not me! Mr Obama in his victory speech mentioned getting down to business by working with the GOP to solve problems, even to the point of conferring with Romney. It is interesting to note that Boehner is back to saying 'no tax increases'; Patty Murray (D-WA) has stated that she is committed to letting the Bush Tax Cuts expire. What part of 'negotiate' does Boehner not get? In 2009, McConnell pledged to make Mr Obama a one term president. To do that, the GOP obstructed the work of the people rather than working collaboratively with Democrats. But that didn't work out and Mr Obama is president for a second term. Do the GOP plan to obstruct the work of the people for another 4 years? What will their excuse be this time?

NY Times I saw a short piece on one of the videos that said I believe, if memory serves me, the GOP had 70% of the 'white vote' in 2004 and received well over 300 electoral votes. In 2012, the GOP got 70% of the 'white vote' again but only received 206 electoral votes. The racist fear expressed particularly by the Teabaggers that the country is being 'taken over by non whites and whites will be a minority' seems to be proven in these numbers. I saw a video with Gingrich talking about re-assessing the demographics and being more inclusive. I don't know that the GOP is capable of that right now. I think that, beyond thinking of the supremacy of the white race, the GOP may be afraid of having done to them, what they did to others over the years.

MSNBC Limbaugh WHAT an IDIOT! Obviously thinks that everyone is stupid and won't notice that he "misspoke". As I listened, I started laughing when he said "my intelligent analysis". There is nothing intelligent about that liar and bombastic air bag!

Cartoon A bunch of cry babies! But they will keep coming and coming, especially as long as Citizens United is not over turned.

Question I hear of CU being over turned, but then I hear about a constitutional amendment. Can CU be overturned by SCOTUS, assuming a reasonable court, or must it be relegated to the dustbin by constitutional amendment? Or can CU be overturned by SCOTUS and a constitutional amendment is simply to prevent a similar future action? With needing the states' ratification, I doubt it could be had at this point with so many GOP state governments.


Kit B (276)
Friday November 9, 2012, 11:29 am

I saw the Limppole on Lawrence and honestly can not bear to watch again. Other than shooting himself in the foot, what good is that waste of human flesh? Someone do tell Rove than his game plan failed - again!
The Koch brothers and Adelson may want a refund, but really who cares what they want?

It's a new morning in America - take a deep breath and prepare to sit down and write emails, letters, post cards and make phone calls. Do not let the Congress off the hook for even one vote.

Arielle S (313)
Friday November 9, 2012, 12:10 pm
I bet they don't make fun of Obama being "just a grass-roots, community-organizer" again.... he knew how to relate to people and get them fired up and ready to go - The GOP have no clue and they don't even know they have no clue.

Mary T (178)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:01 pm
What a bunch of whine babies, I am so glad the these greedy old men lost all their money, This country is not for sale.

P A (117)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:00 am
Couldn't bear to watch Rush again - sorry!

John B (185)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:55 am
Thanks Tom.
The Speaker needs to stop his obstructionism and get with electorate or 2014 will be even worse for the declining GOP.
The GOP certainly does have a problem with every one except angry old white men along with 3 or 4 angry white women.
Sorry Tom just could stomach watching Rush.
Cartoon, great and I do hope they whine just a little over the money they threw away on this election.
Read and noted.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:21 am
Thanks everyone!

Dotti L (85)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 12:26 pm
Behind as usual, Tom. Do want you to know that I do read your articles.

TomCat S (128)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:56 am
Thanks Dotti!
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