Up for Debate: Election aftermath

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:38am

Did the actual results on Tuesday live up to your expectations? What surprised you? What are your reactions to the local races, including the area congressional races?

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252 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 8:50

jvh, at his age he may not live to see another Republican president.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 8:51

This should be a wake up call to the Republican party to clean house and get rid of the extremists.

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 8:52

jvh2b - He wants proof of his lie! He has put nothing but lies on the board, so that would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. I think he is past senile!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 8:53

And then if you call him on his lies he says he doesn't know how to fact check because he's not "good on the computer." If you do it for him, he says "well, you posted something and I posted something so who's right?" What an imbecile!!!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 8:54

That is a clear symptom of Republican butthurt!!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 8:55

Rasputin says he won a lot a money on this election, but I doubt that he would spend to much of his welfare check.

By: jvh2b on 11/7/12 at 8:57

Yeah I've noticed all of those gang...right off had I'd say we have his #...cause he just got called out...

By: BigPapa on 11/7/12 at 8:59

My advice to the GOP:
-Republican's need to back off the far far religious right stuff and embrace their Libertarian leanings. That pulls in the moderate "socially liberal- economically conservatives" that get turned off by the Jesus stuff.
-Embrace the Latio vote. This is a match made in heaven but the GOP can't get pass immigration issues.

You got bounced in 2 presidential elections, to run even farther right or to keep doing the same things means more of the same.

btw Who runs in 2016?

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:01

With GOP history, maybe they will try Trump the bump! LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:01

Butthurt...in human it would be called a concussion.

By: BigPapa on 11/7/12 at 9:02

Also as long as we have Obama can he at least take care of the two more liberal issues I give a d@mn about?
- decriminalize weed
- allow gay folks to get married.

How cool would it be to go to a gay wedding and smoke some weed at the reception-all legal!!

By: slacker on 11/7/12 at 9:03

BigPapa, Marco Rubio & Nikki Haley.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 9:06

Big Papa, Chris Christie will probably make a bid. He would pull the middle ground centrists.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:10

BigPapa, I agree with you about the GOP, pulling back to the center, but I don't think the crazies will let that happen. They had rather see the country destroyed first.

By: slacker on 11/7/12 at 9:12

Congratulations to President Obama & his supporter's.
Now.. we have to address the Mayan Calendar, and should the ''sweaty balls'' question be included in the ''Wonderlic?''

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:13

Paul Ryan is the number one at the moment. lol

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:14

BigPapa - I set my goals higher than going to a gay wedding & smoking weed.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:14

I will be on Holiday then slacker.

By: slacker on 11/7/12 at 9:19

If Lance Armstrong has one sweaty ball, & BenDover has two....

By: Rasputin72 on 11/7/12 at 9:25

It is 9:14 AM in Palm Beach proper. I mofinished breakfast at a delightful sidewalk cafe within walking distance to my home. Obviously while there the conversation throughout the restaurant was about the election. Several of the people with whom I had wagers paid up. I will pick up more money at the club over lunch.

I was asked, "how did you know so assuredly that Romney was going to lose and by this huge margin of electoral votes" I replied, "Because there are more people earning 60,000 dollars a year and less by far than there are people earning more." "If you were earning $60,000 dollars a year,would you have voted for Romney?"

I was also asked how I was going to respond to the increased taxation that will surely be on its way. "I responded, " I am not a very charitable person by nature,but the roughly 9,000 dollars a year that I give to charities in Nashville and Palm Beach will be eliminated."

There were a number of people despondent about the outcome of the election. When asked why I was not despondent as well, I again replied, "The only people who should reallly be despondent are those people making 60,000 dollars a year and less."

By: slacker on 11/7/12 at 9:26


By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:27

Still no final on the FL vote. They have been a backwards State ever since they had a Bush for governor.

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:29

Raspy plants another whopper!

By: jvh2b on 11/7/12 at 9:35

lol Big Papa - spot on though. And yeah would love both of those things!

By: dargent7 on 11/7/12 at 9:41

It used to be, "Where were you when Kennedy was assassinated?"
Then, "when the Challenger explosion?"
Now, it's "When CNN called the2012 election for Obama?"
Mittens and Lovey can pack their gear, his millions, and those 5 dead-beat, draft dodging sons and move back to Michigan or Mexico.
I didn't catch the concession speech, if there was one.
Trumps already assembling teams of lawyers to appeal.
FOX News will be a hoot!

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:44

Trump should be charged with treason for suggesting an overthrow of Government.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 9:45

It was a very short speech, darge. I watched it on NPT. When he congratulated Obama and asked for bipartisan support there was boo-ing.

By: BenDover on 11/7/12 at 9:45

No time to read the earlier posts this morning but I'll add my assessment. The Patient was sick... misdiagnosed and the treatment was faulty... in his declining state it has been decided that we will increase the dosage even though the cure is the cause. He will go on ailing accepting it as his lot never realizing a real recovery; for that can only be understood in comparison to what could have been and without such comparison success will continue to be claimed in our failure.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 9:46

Agreed, bfra.

So, apparently Mitt didn't write a concession speech. I bet we could have given him binders full of concession speeches if he needed it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 9:47

Ben's suffering from Republican Butthurt. Don't worry, Ben. Obamacare covers that.

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 9:47

Govskeptic takes the loss with a grain of salt and with good humor....as does the Rasp...but Yogi and Parnell are not smiling...they are chafed...miffed...put off....those are symptoms of Soreloseritis....but, as Blanketnazi pointed out earlier, medical pre-conditions are now covered by Obamacare....so help is available to those who need it.

Big Papa and I are moving to Washington or Colorado?

Will Obama clamp down on the Cannabis-friendly states?

Let's hope that he has bigger fish to fry and that the anti-Cannabis crowd funded the loser, not Obama.

When it comes to Cannabis, I'm a states rights man.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:49

Rasputin struts around like a buffed-up Pea Cock, (when in the real world he is nothing but discolored and dirty Common Pigeon found on any street) pecking on the ground for any morsel he can find.


By: budlight on 11/7/12 at 9:51

Rasputin72 on 11/7/12 at 5:41
Ummm.......Every person with an IQ of 85 and above knows in their heart that all men arenot created equal. It is taboo in this country however to bring it up.

Rasp, I heard some idiot on NPR interviewing a Downe's Syndrome guy about the word "Retard" and the poor kid said it hurt his feelings and the word should never be used again. So the idiot doing the interview said "well, what about the words dumb, or idiot or other hurtful words" and the kid said we should not use them either.

This time 4 years from now, we'll all have a script to follow, written from the Obama handbook - similar to the RedBook of Mao. It's a sad time for America. I doubt if this election was won on principles or policy; it was merely a race race!

The only ones celebrating will the be ultra rich democrats and their friends like springstein, dylan, cloonie and their ilk - decedant and rich!

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 9:53

By: Ummm... on 11/7/12 at 7:36

"Parnell," if you can't even spell "imbecile" you just might be one, hmmm?

By: Ummm... on 11/7/12 at 7:38

Oh, and btw "parnell," an apostrophe makes a word possessive, not plural.

Thank you, Professor Ummm, for the pedantics, the sarcasm and the ad hominem....they add a certain flavor to the dialogue.....reminiscent of Grey Poupon, I dare say.

By: slacker on 11/7/12 at 9:54

Nemo.. Rasp is happy today. They served real eggs at the mission this morning. Rasp gets testy..when they serve the powered ones with the chipped beef.

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:54

Nemo - I still think that was Raspy I saw on lower Broadway a while back. Had on spats and a grey poupon stained black ascot, along with other pompous garb. Everybody was laughing at the clown!

By: budlight on 11/7/12 at 9:55

BigPapa on 11/7/12 at 8:02
Also as long as we have Obama can he at least take care of the two more liberal issues I give a d@mn about?
- decriminalize weed
- allow gay folks to get married.

How cool would it be to go to a gay wedding and smoke some weed at the reception-all legal!!

We have millions suffering in NY, NJ and another storm on the way. Yet the selfish, self-centered dems aka libs are only able to conjure up conversations about weed and sexual preferences.

Sad. And a commentary to the obama crowd!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 9:56

That poor kid should not feel bad by the word retard. It was never meant for him, only for those with the IQ of a bud.

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 9:58

slacker - And when they told him to go outside to eat, because of the stench, he called it a sidewalk cafe, instead of just a sidewalk.

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 9:59

Jvh....the troll is crestfallen this morning....so frustrated that he ripped off his tin-foil helmet...wadded it up into a ball and punted it at the FOX News talking heads on his TV set...he's hoppin' mad.

Slack is taking it like a man...sense of humor intact...and that's a good thing...I love the Slack One.

Where is Ben Dover...and Galt, John Galt, the Crocodile, where is he?

By: bfra on 11/7/12 at 10:00

bud - Anything is better than your made up yarns & life tales.

By: BenDover on 11/7/12 at 10:00

On the bright side though, Health-Care insurance was the missing element in my early retirement plan so all I really have to do now is get all of my investments off the books (I figure when they ask I'll tell them I blew it on crack) and enjoy a soft entry into the moocher class.

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 10:02

And Budlight has a bad hang-over this morning....ah, life is good!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 10:03

As usual the brain from trollsville, does not say the hold truth of the story,

Ann Coulter Continues To Use Offensive Term "Retard" Despite Backlash


By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/7/12 at 10:04

Bitter, bitter grapes!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 10:07

Good for you Ben. Life is good.

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 10:09

Ben has a sense of humor too... and a plan...the golden parachute scheme....offshore liquid assets. "...but when the tax man comes to the place, Lord, it's looking like a rummage sale, yeah..." (Credit CCR)

Ben, if one lives long enough, they will eventually become a member of the 47%...the National Moocher's Club...the NMC...one of the most powerful lobbies around.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 10:11

Our trolls, (yogi, bud and p3) have sieve for brains. Knowledge pours in and only parts are caught and the rest falls to the floor.

By: Loner on 11/7/12 at 10:14

In an attempt to expand our group to a global level....I'm playing an Israeli BINGO card this morning too...I actually got a post published on Ynet News:



My post:, #21....

21. Wrong track?

Reports indicate that 85% of the US-Israeli citizens who voted in Israel, some 75,000 voters, voted for the loser, Mitt Romney...President Obama won only about 15% of that tally.

And Sheldon Adelson blew over 25 million USD on the losers. The high roller crapped out.

Looks like Bibi and the Likud are on a different track than Obama and the Democrats...or are they on the same track, but headed for a head-on collision?

new_york_loner , Rochester, NY

By: Captain Nemo on 11/7/12 at 10:17

Pay back