Wednesday, November 7th 2012 - 06:35 UTC

Obama re-elected but Congress remains deeply divided

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With results in from most states, the US first African American president has secured the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the race.

Obama: “For the US the best is yet to come”

Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy and a well-funded challenge by Mr Romney. From Boston where Romney has his campaign headquarters he congratulated the president in an emotional concession speech.

He said he and Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan had “left everything on the field” and had given their all in the campaign.

“This election is over, but I believe that our principles endure,” he said. “I so wish that I had been able to fulfil your hopes to lead the country in a different direction.”

Under the US constitution, each state is given a number of electoral votes in rough proportion to its population. The candidate who wins 270 electoral votes - by prevailing in the mostly winner-takes-all state contests - becomes president.

On Tuesday, the president held the White House by assembling solid Democratic states and a number of important swing states such as Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin. His narrow victory in Ohio, a critical Mid-Western swing state, sealed the victory.

However Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives and Democrats the Senate but with insufficient votes for crucial legislation that must be resolved before the end of the year: the debt ceiling and the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ which can turn knock the soft recovery back into recession.

In effect January first taxes will go up and outlays drastically cut if a partisan agreement is not reached by then.

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1 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:54 am Report abuse
Double good news, Obama as president with the republicans in control of the house of representatives, ensures another 4 years of a toothless USA. Great victory for the world. Congrats all :)
2 Ayayay (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:23 am Report abuse
Not classy when they mention skin color so much. Not about superficial stuff,'s about governance.
3 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:24 am Report abuse

Better than your government !
4 Boovis (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:25 am Report abuse
He's half white and half black, how white does someone have to be before he's actually considered white? What a joke.
5 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:29 am Report abuse
Better than Pepe? You wish... :)))
6 ChrisR (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 09:42 am Report abuse
Oh dear.

Ah well, USA in the shitter from now on.
7 Uruguayan_And_Proud (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 10:18 am Report abuse
Better than Romney. That guy would drive the Us deeper into its already deep hole before Obama could do the same.
8 Anbar (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 10:34 am Report abuse

Better than your government !”“”

for once he has a point.

With Romney we would be looking at “war” with Iran, albeit an undeclared one.... this way we may at least avoid one by not being forced to defend Israel after it attacks least for another 4 years anyway.
9 malicious bloke (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 10:57 am Report abuse
This is possibly the wankiest US election in living memory.

Romney would have been an economic disaster but President Obama has shown he doesn't have what it takes to fix the problems facing the US economy.

Roll on 2016, please.
10 David Cameron (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 11:14 am Report abuse
Obama won by a few tens of thousands of votes in key states. He got 92% of the black vote – primarily because of the color of his skin.

Liberals around the world are joyfully celebrating racism in the US tonight.
11 Foxtrot Indigo (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 12:17 pm Report abuse
I think we all know he only got in becuase he's black. The thought police would have been knocking on people's door saying they are 'racist' if they didn't vote for Obama. God I hope no black guy is ever voted to be PM in the UK, we would never get rid of him. At least we can call white guys useless without the PC police desending on our house.
12 Idlehands (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 12:40 pm Report abuse
I think the system of electing a government needs reform. Having a democratic president but a HoR dominated by republicans just leads to partisan deadlock not good governance.

I don't particulalry like Obama but Romney came across as a dimwit. He wants to declare war on a Iran having also declared that Syria is Iran's route to the sea. A good grasp of the Straits of Hormuz problem!
13 Ozgood (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 12:52 pm Report abuse
10 David Cameron (#)

Unfortunately what you have written is true. Do not forget that Obama inherited a great mess from little GWB. He has to clean up the Augean (financial) stables

What also helped is that he went around the devastated areas that Hurricane Sandy left and showed that he was a man of the people. He emphasised with those who were left without shelter etc..

The BBC said that his team started to prepare for this election before the Republicans. If the Republicans want to regain the Whitehouse they will have to make themselves acceptable to more blue collar workers
14 Eddieposted (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 01:04 pm Report abuse
So white america commits suicide.
15 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
OK OK the funs over,
Forget the American elections,
The world moves on,
Next bit of excitement == Israel,

Now obarmy is safe,
Will Israel or wont she.
She gave until XMAS,
She waited until after the election.

Will she or wont she,
Will we have a happy new year,
Or a bloody one..

16 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 02:07 pm Report abuse
I know this is a hard time for the right-wingers in these threads, and hence I don't think this is the proper time to laugh about something as serious as this terrible ideological defeat.




... but now it IS!

17 Idlehands (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 02:42 pm Report abuse
It wouldn't surprise me at all if Israeli jets are fuelling up for a raid on Iran tonight.

Fill up your cars with petrol just in case. The price of oil will rocket if it happens.
18 ElaineB (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 02:45 pm Report abuse
It would be hard to find a more right-wing ideology than CFKC's, all wrapped up in nationalistic “I am for the poor” bleating. She sure is keeping them poor whilst her oligarchy gets richer and richer......

Me, I am pleased Obama has been re-elected. The only better news last night was that Donald Trump threw a pink fit. : ) I wonder if his hair actually moved as he tweeted for a revolution?
19 Ozgood (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 03:31 pm Report abuse
Two close family members think that Obama is the lesser of the two evils

One said that Romney was too suave,
20 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 03:33 pm Report abuse
@11 FI
“I think we all know he only got in becuase he's black. The thought police would have been knocking on people's door saying they are 'racist' if they didn't vote for Obama. God I hope no black guy is ever voted to be PM in the UK, we would never get rid of him. At least we can call white guys useless without the PC police desending on our house.”

I don't think anyone in the US hesitated to call Obama 'useless' if they felt like it.
That includes many Hispanics I've met in California and Cuban-Americans and Mexican Americans I've met in Florida.
Looking at the map of states and who they voted for, it follows the traditional path. Sure the blacks and Hispanics voted for him, but so did the educated wealthy.
The US demographic will certainly reflect who is voted in. There are far more non-whites in the US now, as a percentage of population. I expect that there was more racial pressure from the whites to vote for Romney, perhaps.

I will agree that there is a very ugly adversarial attitude in the US surrounding elections.
My in-laws (non-white, Republican voters) in California say everyone is a afraid to put up election signs, bumper stickers, or even talk about politics in public, except in hushed tones. They are worried about physical violence from both sides.
A disturbing note: My sister-in-law works in Sacramento for the California tax dept.
she said, on the eve of Election Day, a woman in the office, from the' low-income side of town', told her and others, to buy lots of food and prepare for a riot if Obama did not get elected.

For the record, in Canada, all the people I know, felt a big relief that Obama got in again. Romney was seen as a scary unknown 'Hawk'.

Personally, I don't think either candidate has the ability to fix the US economy - it is too big a task that requires a whole new way of thinking, as a nation and a people.

Best Wishes to them.
21 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:18 pm Report abuse
#11 that's almost as intelligent as saying Romney lost because he is a Mormon.
#16...funny how you think everyone that thinks asslips is an idiot is a right winger

”My in-laws (non-white, Republican voters) in California say everyone is a afraid to put up election signs, bumper stickers, or even talk about politics in public, except in hushed tones. They are worried about physical violence from both sides.”

Troy, I have to say that is probably the mosty ridiculous thing I have ever heard.

Obama got in because:
1-The devil you know is safer than the one you don't know
2-Obama bailed out the auto industry and that gave him votes in key states
3-California always goes blue
4-Romney being in a group that bought companies, closed them and sold the assets to make money didn't help in this economy.

The only way the US economy is getting back on track is to say we are focusing on the USA and not the world issues.

I was and am concerned about either Romney or Obama getting in. We only had four choices to choice from for president. Unless Repulicans and Democrats relaize that compromise is nt a weakness, nothing will change.

Back to the real issue.....asslips kirchner!
22 britons are jewish (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:34 pm Report abuse
troy tempes and captain poppy conqueerrrrrrrr
are jewish
23 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:37 pm Report abuse

Troy, I have to say that is probably the mosty ridiculous thing I have ever heard.”

Sorry Poppy, that's how it was related to me - white middle-class suburb Citrus Heights north of Sac.

Perhaps they are just alarmist. Certainly there is a good deal of vandalism to cars.
24 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:39 pm Report abuse
This thread isn't about CFK, it's about USA and the fact that the white minority had finally lost it's grip on the nation. Nothing against white folks, but the path that has been set up until now has only benefitted themselves.
I hope you find a way to come forth in this new world order, together as one. But that said, I'm truly happy the spiral is broken.
See you in the middle.
25 ProRG_American (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:42 pm Report abuse
Letter from her Excellency to Barack Obama, the anti colonial British hater who's father was tortured by the Colonial Occupier
26 Ayayay (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:45 pm Report abuse
I agree with Elaine. Arg has a right-wingy South U.S. authoritarian feel making decisions based on short-term cash flow, while handing out the bread & circus.

Women's reproductive rights?
27 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:02 pm Report abuse
@24 Guzzano

Guzz, in the end, they all believe themselves to be USA Americsns regardless of colour.
They will do what they feel is best for the USA, not ethnic brothers in “foreign” lands.

Despite a strong support from non-white minority Amaericans, he also has a strong following from women voters of any ethnicity.

Obama is not going to make policies according to race. I am sure he is too ethical for that and it would not enter his mind.

Your speculations are a non-starter.
28 Fido Dido (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:14 pm Report abuse
Actually, Obama isn't black but neither white. He's a so called Mulat, an unknown word here in the US for a reason and who are in reality a huge ethnic group in the United States. Something they do not like to admit here at all.

Obama: “For the US the best is yet to come”
Oh sure, more goodies for his “friends”. Not that Romney the “mormon” (not a christian religion at all) and draft dodger would be different.

“troy tempes and captain poppy conqueerrrrrrrr
are jewish”

Ewww, brits with “big noses” (and bad teeth) are super ugly. No wonder they enjoy trolling here. And by the way, let Israel go to hell, it's time the US minds it's own business, what would be so much better for everybody.
29 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:22 pm Report abuse
Obama will continue on his path doing what he has been doing up until now. There are 2 scenarios here.

1) The republicans continue their anti-politics, trying to hinder anything Obama tries to push forward.

2) The republicans realize the only way to progress as a nation is to work together with Obama.

You see Mariposa, either way, it's good for the rest of us... ;)
30 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:30 pm Report abuse
“The rest of us ” includes white intellectuals .
31 Tinx (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:32 pm Report abuse
Dear Guzz !

What i had said and exhort you..remember please ...

You 24 hours commentator ,you never can be a favorable commentator/ thought !

Let's remember these 4 rules to be a favorable commentator and politician.

1 ) You have to talk lie(say a lot but tell nothing) many times.

2 ) You have to have ability of distraction.

3 ) You have to have many kinds of comment names( tools in politics)

4 ) You have to speak yourself with your other names to cast a fly,fish.
(means that you have to spar over on insoluable country problems with your tools in politics on media)

Am i making a sense Guzz ?

Think again,think again,think again about what i mean ..dear Guzz...!
32 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:35 pm Report abuse
Indeed, I never said the opposite. What I said was that up until Obama, the path that was set didn't benefit anyone else but the white population. That will stop now. Which doesn't mean the white population wont benefit anymore. The fact that a cat is an animal doesn't mean that an animal necessarily must be a cat...
As I said, see you in the middle ;)
33 ProRG_American (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:53 pm Report abuse
Two friends and a common cause.
34 Tinx (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:54 pm Report abuse
33 Guzz,

my thought is that ;

Obama's reelection does not,as some conservative suggest represent a triumph of socialism.Instead it's marks the massive endorsement of an expanding crony capitalism that ultimately could reshape the already troublem US economic system beyond recognition.
35 ElaineB (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 06:58 pm Report abuse
”2) The republicans realize the only way to progress as a nation is to work together with Obama.”

I agree with that! The Republicans spent four years trying to ensure Obama would not be re-elected. Four wasted years.

I was in D C last week and the growing annoyance of the Republican behaviour over the last four years may have been the tipping point in voting for Obama. Let's hope the Tea Party, extreme right-wing, lose even more support because they messed it up big time for the Republicans.

There are some truly racist and ignorant comments on this thread. Ugh!

I happen to think that the majority of young voters supporting Obama is a good sign for the future.
36 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:00 pm Report abuse
We might agree, but I think the economic collapse is unavoidable, there is no such thing as endless growth, and producing stuff to self-destroy a week after guarantee expires isn't bearable. The run is on, and the ones that comes up with a solution wont necessarily be the ones to dominate the times to come, as the solution itself might require that noone dominates...
37 Tinx (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:07 pm Report abuse
36 Guzz

Ultimately the big winners could be those who finance municipal and state debt.Owing his election to be fiscal failures of New York,California,..Obama could have to use his power to forestall looming bankruptcies at the local and even state levels.Ironically the biggest winner in crony capitalist sweepstakes will be firms like Goldman Sachs,who turned vehemently against Obama ,but have historically made much of their money on financing government operations.
38 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:22 pm Report abuse
CFK's letter to Obama: 'We'll always be together to build a fairer, less violent world'
The government today revealed a hand-signed letter by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to US President Barack Obama, who was last night re-elected for a second term.

The letter highlighted the “relation of friendship” between Argentina and the US during “times of fighting against colonialism subjugating the region.”

“In the passion to defend our people's interests many times we have agreed and others we have nourished by an intense exchange of opinions and experiences,” she added


If Obama joined with argentina against the British,

That would be his ending, and Argentina’s.

39 Tinx (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:26 pm Report abuse
& 38

If you want to denigrate Argentina
You should go to other related articles.
40 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:32 pm Report abuse
Argentina and the U.S. have maintained friendly relations since our epic struggles against colonialism
In a letter distributed this afternoon at the Government House and sent to the United States, the Head of State stressed that “Rest assured that the Argentine people and its president will always be with you in building a more just and less violent, more equity and less inequality. ”

The letter adds that “since then WE have shared important debates and making tough decisions on the London G20 Summit in Seoul, Cannes and Los Cabos, and the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington and in several bilateral meetings.”

Barack Obama
Should publicly dismiss her as a stupid child,

39 Tinx
Listen twit,
Can’t you read,
Its from your own bloody papers.

41 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:33 pm Report abuse
@38 briton

I expect they'll read that letter on Letterman and get a big laugh !!
42 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:40 pm Report abuse
Its from their own boss of bosses,
And he accuses us of belittling Argentina,

cough cough.

He could complain to CFK and tell he off,
Mind you he could fly,
But we doubt it.lolol.
43 Tinx (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 07:44 pm Report abuse
& 40

first be decent !

if you want to discuss Argentina with me
choose a related article and start up writing your points without others'
points/ links.,youtubes

if you want to discuss Britain with me
choose a related article and start up writing your points without others' pionts/links.,youtubes

if you want discuss Australia with me
choose a related article and start up writing your points without others'
points/links., youtubes

if you want discuss US with me
is this article is favorable for you
if you can not ...sit and listen !
44 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:08 pm Report abuse
I could understand if you tried to hide your flaws talking about Argentina, but this thread isn't even about the UK, it's about USA. Why do you insist on talking about CFK? Then you say we change the subject... Your tactic is not even changing the subject, it's introducing an obsession...
45 ChrisR (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:14 pm Report abuse
@43 Tinx

First: stop behaving like an idiot.

Second: continue to stop behaving like an idiot.

Third: if you cannot stop behaving like an idiot change your tag to Prat Hunter and we can all ignore your posts.

46 Guzz (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:18 pm Report abuse
Stop behaving like someone else and talk about how we all can contribute to Singer's wealth, as you normally do. Why this sudden out-of-characterism?
47 toooldtodieyoung (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:36 pm Report abuse
35 ElaineB

I agree with you on that one. Some on BBC news 24 this morning compared the policies of the republicans are out of touch with middle America. Their policies now sound like nothing more than the rantings of angry old white man.

The biggest job that Obama has got for the next 4 years is to make the States “United” Once again.

Anyone read “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster??? The republicains and the democrates sound almost exactly like King Azaz and the Mathemagician

“With whatever Azaz agrees with, you disagree” said Milo
“Correct” Said the Mathemagician with a tolerant smile
“and with whatever Azaz disagrees with, you agree”
“Also correct” yawned the Mathemagician

and so it starts.......................
48 Mrlayback (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 08:42 pm Report abuse
44# I believe Briton was talking about a letter sent to the US President about his re-election, so its not entirely off subject .. but I will add that CFK is the grand master of manipulation, so I cant imagine an intelligent man like Obama reading to much into this sucking up by a mad women .. considering the good people of Argentina marching against her tomorrow N8 and they know exactly that she doesn't have any passion to defend the peoples interests........ but anyway Congrats to Obama on his victory, the best man won !!!!!!
49 toooldtodieyoung (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
28 Fido Dido

”Not that Romney the “mormon” (not a christian religion at all) and draft dodger would be different.”

Actually, mitt romney would have been worse, he did not have any policies of his own, he is a crook and a thief and a liar and a tax evader. he was quoted ( and I forget where ) as paying something like 10 to 15% tax on $100 million.

So really, judging by it's past record and it's last President. The republican party are all a bunch of crooks, xenophobes, penny pinchers and Planet Wreckers.

Well done Obama!!! here's to another 4 years!!!
50 LightThink (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 09:06 pm Report abuse
Be ready
here comes a “” Conquerer “” comment.

@ x...................

Her mini skirt ripped off needs to make stitched up.
51 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 10:04 pm Report abuse
#23 Troy, you are more likely to see violence are protests at healthcare issues and immigration and abortion than general politics. Sacramento is a fairly tame area. The bible belt south is another region I might not be surprised, but Troy, trust me I would say they are most likely alarmist. Putting candidate sings in yards and bumper stickers on cars is American and traditional as baseball......though I am a football fan myself (NFL).
Guzz.....I am white as a hospital sheet and I voted Obama twice. Your precepts of the “whiteman” is a 50s attitude as we have not gripe this nation for quite some time. We may have been the majority, but not griping it. I know you like to think you know the USA from all your wordly “reading”.
The is a lot of changes coming in Obama's staff this term. It should be interesting. Hillary will be out within 6 months.
#47 the Republican are out of touch, they they seem to manage to get people to drink from there fountain. They have a period of introspection for themselves as well. With an ecomony this bad and not make a gain, that sends a lod message. All their no votes were heard across the country.
$47 This country is polarized, has been since the Clinton years with Gingrinch's “Contract with America”. Perhaps Britian's politicians are better, but here party politics ranks over the countries best interest.
Mitt was my Governor for 4 years and for that reason alone I did not vote for him.....I know him. Though in the last two days I got 15 emaisl from his campaign asking for my vote.
52 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 10:31 pm Report abuse
@51 Poppy

“. Putting candidate sings in yards and bumper stickers on cars is American and traditional as baseball...”

Thank you for your answer.

Last night, I had asked, “what are people thinking about the Election?”

I got the remark , “it's not like it used to be at election time”. A genuine lament.

I agree, it seems very polarised. Hopefully wiser heads will get beyond that and govern to benefit the nation first.

We are fortunate to have three parties sitting in the house, usually. It tends to break deadlocks.
53 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 11:12 pm Report abuse
33 ProRG_American
25 ProRG_American
He did it, I was merely interpreting the subject.
43 Tinx
This is a blog
I have no intentions of talking one to one,

One was not being rude,
It’s not what I say, its how you interpret it,
If I wished to insult I would,
Don’t try to belittle the subject, we are not impressed.
44 Guzz
Why do you insist on talking about CFK? Then you say we change the subject..
[When did you last go to church]
Or is it ok for you Argies to change the subject, but not us, play the game..
45 ChrisR
Thank you chrisR.
48 Mrlayback
44# I believe Briton was talking about a letter sent to the US President about his re-election, so its not entirely off subject
[Again thank you.

and if he did not do it,
it was the
54 ElaineB (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 11:15 pm Report abuse
@ 51 & 52. It is an interesting point. Once someone picks a side it is like they are supporting a team in a cup final. Maybe it is the months of saturating the TV with advertisements and the more pro-active campaigning that polarises people more.

I guess in comparison UK elections are far more low-key and the political parties basically identical since New Labour so people are less concerned either way.
55 briton (#) Nov 07th, 2012 - 11:24 pm Report abuse
your right there.
56 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 12:43 am Report abuse
Politicians here are ALWAYS in campaign mode. What we really need is election reform reform.......lower keyed, publicly financed campaigns. Do you choose your party's candidates in what we call the primary elections, which are the party elections?
57 ElaineB (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 02:41 am Report abuse
I think the maximum allowed for campaigning in the UK is £150,000. TV broadcasts
are limited and have to give equal time to the main parties. I prefer that.
58 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 03:15 am Report abuse
@56 poppy

“ALWAYS I campaign mode”

Thankfully, Obama does not need to campaign again - he can get down to work.

Unless... can the US Constitution be amended ???
59 Ozgood (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 04:30 am Report abuse
Trot Tempest(#) The USA is not Africa or Latin America!
60 Marcos Alejandro (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 04:41 am Report abuse
“President Obama’s Top Ten Insults Against Britain”

By Nile “Loser” Gardiner, The Telegraph

1. Siding with Argentina over the Falkland Islands(Malvinas)
2. Calling France America’s strongest ally
3. Lecturing Britain on a federal Europe and undercutting British sovereignty
4. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty
5. Airbrushing Britain from Europe
6. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office
7. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP
8. DVDs for the Prime Minister
9. Insulting words from the State Department
“There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment”
10. Confusing England with Great Britain

Well done Mr Obama.
61 Ayayay (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 05:06 am Report abuse
I want instant runoff. Cap'n Poppy-voting buddies! :)
62 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 05:25 am Report abuse
@59 osgood

Respectfully, you mis interpreted my post.

I am complimenting the integrity of the USA, as opposed to the Peronists who wish to change their constitution to please their schemes.
63 Fido Dido (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 06:51 am Report abuse
“Unless... can the US Constitution be amended ???”

No, because they (criminals in the house and senate) already burned it. Go read more about the NDAA..(signed by Patty Obozo on new years eve when people were busy partying and supported by Mittens the vulture)

“The republican party are all a bunch of crooks, xenophobes, penny pinchers and Planet Wreckers. ”

No difference compare with the DEMS. Though they are good liars and know how to hide their darkness by using PC language. Only idiots can't see or figure that out that there is NO difference between both parties controled by the same puppet masters (the banksters who fund both parties through “campaign donations”).
64 Ozgood (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 07:14 am Report abuse
The readers will find this article from a Canadian paper interesting

You may find this interesting.

Now can you trust a politician?
65 ChrisR (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 10:09 am Report abuse
@63 Fido Dildo

SO, if it's that bad in America, why are you there and not at home in the Netherlands?

I bet it has something to do with you being unemployable in your own country due to your screwed up attitude.
66 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 11:37 am Report abuse
Elaine and donations are the number problem with our campaign system

Troy, it's common knowledge in the US that 2nd term Presidents are more effective because of that. However I always felt that 2 6 year terms would be better. The Constitution it not as easy to amend as in South America.
67 Yuleno (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 01:21 pm Report abuse
Congratulations to Barack O'Bhama and may Wakan Tanka bless America.
I watch with interest the various comments and the absence's.The absence's are very significant but of course there might be good reasons.
68 briton (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 07:56 pm Report abuse
60 Marcos Alejandro
Amazing that isn’t it,

Yet our governments still back em to hell.

Aint you Argies very lucky to have a persuasive ally in Obama,

Perhaps CFK will send troops to fight along side Americans troops in IRAN .

69 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 09:21 pm Report abuse
briton haven't we Yanks supported you limeys enough?
70 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 09:29 pm Report abuse
@68 briton

@60 - silly Marcos Aj tactic to turn allies against each other.

Sorry, might work in SA ...
71 briton (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 09:53 pm Report abuse
now you come to mention it
72 ProRG_American (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 11:16 pm Report abuse
73 Guzz (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 11:31 pm Report abuse
What have the yanks supported the limeys with? And what's a limey, anyway?
74 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:57 am Report abuse
ok briton pay us back for the two wars we bailed you little asses out on.......we'll call our half million American deaths in your war even when you pay it back........otherwise shut you ridiculous accent up and see a dentist
75 briton (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 01:18 am Report abuse
Piss of pal
You came in ww1 at the fucking end.
And world war 2 only after pearl harbour, so don’t throw shit at me,
Fuck the two world wars.
Since 1950, after the blames from you,
1, how many times has the British shed blood and life for American interest and wars

2, how many times have Americans shed blood and life for British interest and wars.
Fucking prick.
76 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 02:17 am Report abuse
Unless you an “make me piss off” eat shit and bark at the moon limey, but I am willing to piss on you.......4.4.billion from you pay your debt or conveniently forget? interest makes that pretty high.
Catch some more shit, or dodge it like the debt.
77 briton (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 02:30 am Report abuse
You have been exposed as a troll.
No one uses teeth and dentist like fido.

All because the Briton said NO
[N] [O]
And out come the anti brit , insults , we save you crap,
As if the whole world owes you something,

We did nothing, just you.
Won all the wars didn’t you.
All I said was no. and so the argie exposed insults anti british rant.
Answer the two questions.
Answer the two questions.
I will reply tomorrow.
Mr. fido.

78 Guzz (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 06:12 am Report abuse
The brits defaulted on the yanquis? What IS a limey???
79 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 10:44 am Report abuse
Good news, glad to see the banker Romney was not elected =)

#10 Is that what you said in your congratulatory message from Number 10 to the White House, Dave???

#11 Lee jasper is well on course to being the next MP for Croydon, on a RESPECT Party (George Galloway) ticket - put that in your pipe and smoke it, you racist!

#18&35 “There are some truly racist and ignorant comments on this thread. Ugh!

I happen to think that the majority of young voters supporting Obama is a good sign for the future”

Agreed Elaine. You strike me as a liberallady, if to the right of me(!), but with a serious blindspot when it comes to Cristina. Which is why you rseort to contortions like calling her right wing when she consistently stands up to the IMF and vulture funds and fights to raise her people out of poverty, and her domestic enemies are the oligarchy. There are right wing Peronists in the catch all PJ umbrella, but she isn't one of them. Can't you see the double standard of slating the Tea Party in the USA but backing its Argentine equivalents?

#25&33 What a brilliant letter from Cristina to Obama. Advice from a more successful and better President than himself though I must say, and I don't know if they can really be called friends in a common cause so long as he doesn't take her diplomatically worded but firm advice to begin tobuild a fairer and more peaceful world
80 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 11:16 am Report abuse
I would not call it a default because the USA never asked for it back. In 1934, Britain owed the US $4.4bn of World War I debt (about 866m pounds at 1934 exchange rates). Adjusted by the Retail Price Index, a typical measure of inflation, 866m pounds would equate to 40bn pounds now, and if adjusted by the growth of GDP, to about 225bn pounds. But the Brits are our friends and we don't squabble over small, old shit.
BK get back to you books and vicarious living, Romney was never a banker. You see the MILLIONS protesting last night?
81 Guzz (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:20 pm Report abuse
I thought the brits had paid all debt... according to them, they have...
How much do all of you owe the russians for saving your arses?
82 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:28 pm Report abuse
#80 One million according to their own figures, less according to everyone else. Anyway they were protesting against the best of Presidents, who is head and shoulders above both Obama and Romney. I'll jus repost my last point from above, which maybe didn't get enough of an airing coming at the bottom of a long post, to illustrate that:

#25&33 What a brilliant letter from Cristina to Obama. Advice from a more successful and better President than himself though I must say, and I don't know if they can really be called friends in a common cause so long as he doesn't take her diplomatically worded but firm advice to begin tobuild a fairer and more peaceful world

It really is the eleoquence and brilliant politics of that letter, and all her speeches, even more than her sublime beauty, that makes me love Cristina as a leader and a person =)
83 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:59 pm Report abuse
The USA owes Russia nothing......and for the record, the war in Europe was technically not America's war. It became our war because of the Axis and our relationship with England. Argentina was friends with the Axis until they realized that in 1945, the Axis lost the war, the brave an fearless leadership of argentina declared war against the Axis and aligned themselves with the Allies.
84 briton (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 01:03 pm Report abuse
78 Guzz (#)
? What IS a limey???

its American by word for the brits, some say [tommy ]
85 Yuleno (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 01:38 pm Report abuse
Wonderful neo liberal language!
A war can be technically a state's war!
What are the technicalities of yanqui involvement in the 1st Iraq war.
And what are the technicalities of yanqui involvement in the 2nd Iraq war.
Did I miss hear?Romney is not a banker.Must have been a similar word I heard.
86 ChrisR (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 04:08 pm Report abuse
78 Guzz

Limey came about due to British sailors in wooden fighting ships being issued with the citrus fruit limes to prevent scurvy.

Hence Limeys, a term of derision nowadays (I am told by an American friend).
87 Yuleno (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 04:24 pm Report abuse
Limeys are think is a shortening of the original word which started with an 's' and was descriptive and self-explanatory.
I could be wrong but you can understand why it's derogatory connotation is predominant in the USA.
No matter names are names,and traits are traits.
88 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 05:55 pm Report abuse
Very good's not a derogatory name. Just like I don't take gringo or Yank as derogatory. the days of wooden ships and iron men, english sailors were the only ones with teeth.....because of the lime rations. All the other sailors that had yet to realize that citrus prevents scurvy looked like tootless mountainmen when they
If you like yulena's explaination, she was sell you land in southwest Florida too.
89 Ayayay (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 08:39 pm Report abuse
@79 The head of the IMF, Christine Lagard, is a self-declares leftist. The IMF is a co-op ctedit union.
You are a populist who likes exteriors.
90 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 09th, 2012 - 10:55 pm Report abuse
#89 Then why was she in the Sarkozy cabinet on the right of French politics?
91 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 10th, 2012 - 02:36 am Report abuse
The same reason Clinton had a Republican as a SecDef. Here it's not too unusual to cross party's for the cabinet when the head of state wants to show they they are leaders of ALL the citizens of their country, not just the ones that think like them. Unlike kirchner the asslip who ridicules her own countrymen the do not think like her. Great heads of state know their will always be opposition and embraces it and leads them ALL.
92 Guzz (#) Nov 10th, 2012 - 02:46 am Report abuse
What do you expect of a yanqui? Compared to the US republican ideology, Europe is advanced socialism...
93 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 10th, 2012 - 02:52 am Report abuse
Guzz....I seldom say this.....but I feel great sorrow for the likes of you. Eorope is more socialist it must be your minimal education from sa
94 7skuareoff (#) Nov 10th, 2012 - 05:36 am Report abuse
Thirty Five Million Democrats, Independents and
disaffected Republicans just cast Fifty Six Million
votes to make Barack Obama the very first winner
of the Presidential Edition of American Idol.

When asked about his uh, stirring victory, POTUS
Obama said: “In America, we only count the votes,
Not the voters.”

Vice POTUS Biden chimed in and said: “Hey,
democracy is overrated, anyway.”

The American Idol generation thinks they have a
right to vote anywhere they want, anytime they want,
as many times as they want to, and Democrats,
and Chris Christie, agree.
95 Captain Poppy (#) Nov 10th, 2012 - 03:18 pm Report abuse children are out without sitters

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