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Steve Mills

Well, another election season is over. Comments?

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7:29 AM
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  • Well like the last election I did not vote for a Democratic President.I was not against the person,but the party.To this day will stand behind whoever is elected President.We still have to work together for the better cause.As a country we do not need to give in or give up.

    -- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 9:00 AM
  • 1, Abortion and deportation will no longer be social cornerstones of the Republican Party. After many years of gradual increments to the right, our political mainstream WILL be inching toward the left, especially on social issues.

    2, I anticipate a toning down of the rhetoric. It is no longer enough to simply energize the Republican base through any means necessary. To remain competitive, they must embrace a reality that will make many conservatives uncomfortable.

    3, I think Elizabeth Warren has a shot at being a primary candidate in 2016.

    4, If the states that decriminalized marijuana can organize a system that provides even half of the revenues that I expect it can generate in the next few years, within 40 years, it will be as widespread as the lottery.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:03 AM
  • She seems to be a viable candidate but her time in the Senate will speak volumes.

    Finding good candidates for all parties would be beneficial to our country as a whole. We might be able to do that if the press and others do not work feverishly to assassinate a person's character and check to see if their family has skeletons to exploit. I personally would not want to put my family through that.

    I would not mind seeing a revamping of the campaign strategies to abandon the negative name calling. I personally shut it out, from all factions.

    I would also like to see a viable challenge to the two parties. So many folks vote D or R and they really need to see another option.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:58 AM
  • Yea for team Obama, another four years. I hope

    the haters get on board an work with him and stop

    blocking and fighting his program. What he does will help everyone not just the rich. Looks like

    more people agree with him than the other party

    thought. our country need to pull together and

    stop thinking racist. Jesus is our only king he

    is protecting all of us.

    -- Posted by ruckers on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 12:33 PM
  • Interesting that an Obama supporter brings up race. I really had not heard much (if any) of that conversation this time around.

    Was that still a reality to some of you?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 12:39 PM
  • Unique-Lies,

    Amen to everything that you have said. You have touched on every word that I wanted to say, but you have done such a good job. Obama has had four years to make things better, and we have gone down hill instead, from jobs, economy, and our national debt. I thought that the American people would have learned by the last four years, and what did they do, but give him four more to sink us even further down. He was voted in four years ago, because he touted change. Well, we got change, and now we have four more years of it.

    -- Posted by cookie on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 1:52 PM
  • Tell it like it is Unique-Lies!!!!

    Very well said it is a sad day for the middle class folks. Guess we all need to quit work and collect the rewards..

    -- Posted by roadrunner on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 1:59 PM
  • If stevemills have not heard all the bad racial slurs

    and remarks made in work places and other facilities

    God bless you for not being one of them

    -- Posted by ruckers on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 2:31 PM
  • A second motion to everything Unique and cookie said. And I am with roadrunner -- quit work and draw off the ones that are ( just kidding - I wasn't raised that way and my Dad would do double back flips in his grave!). "Hope and Change" went down the drain within a few months after the big O took office. The hope and change he described has been exactly the opposite of what has transpired. When nothing good happened after the first 2 years, that should have been an inkling of some sort that his hope and change was for someone other than the people paying the high taxes for him to blow to the 4 winds and to maintain America as a prosperous nation. There was one issue he got lucky on - the Bengazzi attack and the lack of support for the Ambassador and those that were murdered. Along came Sandy and diverted the attention away from the lack of support and protection those people asked for and deserved.

    -- Posted by ILoveRoses on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 3:17 PM
  • Rucker, I deal with people all over the country and meet many of them in person. I just don't recall any slurs. Of course, I don't discuss politics with my customers either, so...it never would have come up unless they were determined to say something.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 8:23 PM
  • The hate that is being spewed from the right is an embarrassment. They have manipulated facts even even out right lied in their attempt to feed their HATE for PRESIDENT OBAMA !!. It is a disgrace. We have 4 years ahead of us and this country can do one of two things, they can come together and HONORABLY work together for this country or they can have 4 more years of the obstruction, hate ,and BS we have had to deal with from the right and their attempts to demonize Obama at our expense. The election proves that the people have chosen Obama as the one they trust most to do so. IF it is up to people like THE tea party we will have 4 more years of HATE because that is all they want to dwell on...... How about for every thing they condemn they actually make a recommendation on how it should realistically be changed? BUt those guys do not want that because then it will happen on the democratic watch and that will not feed their hate agenda..... GET OVER IT OBAMA IS BY POPULAR VOTE AND ELECTORAL VOTE THE PRESIDENT - THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN - THE CHURCHES PRAYED TO GOD AND OBAMA WAS HIS ANSWER........................

    Unique-Lies, you are a prime example of what I refer to , your main mission seems to cause divide and spread hate. That will get this country no where. You spew the facts to suit your desires to demonize the President. If you where to truly care about this country you would be more concerned with how the parties can come together rather than try to tear it apart further. You

    -- Posted by jstus on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 8:56 PM
  • The people have spoken, get over it.I applaud all the people who stood in line and demanded the right to vote.All the money and time spent on voter suppression did not work.Our country will get better.Gas is under $3 a gallon in some places and coming down.The middle class will not become the poor class.America saw through Romneys lies.The demographics of america has changed and it is a good thing.Our next president could be hispanic. If it is ok to add viagra to your insurance women should be able to buy birth control with insurance. My insurance has went up every year for the past 10 years before Obama care. The people of america are not idiots.They are smarter than the republicans thought.Unique lies you sound full of hatred.The republican party of today is not the same party of the Reagan years.Bengazi was an attack on us not anything we did wrong. The truth will come out and there was no coverup. George Washington and Jefferson sure wouldnt have voted for Obama because he would have been a slave.Lets not talk about the values of these 2 men and how they treated their slaves especially the female ones. Women have a voice now.We no longer sit back with our mouths shut and not think for ourselves.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 9:25 PM
  • Well, it is good to see everyone getting along so nicely. :-)

    Maybe we can take all this "goodwill" and develop some answers that we can send to Washington?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:20 PM
  • All of this "the people have spoken" is nothing but smoke. If the popular vote was counted, then Obama would have lost MAJORLY. But, since only the electoral college votes counted, because the American citizens aren't smart enough to vote in such an important race (not my words-but the government's), that is why Obama won.

    Obama had 4 long years to create his "change". He did complete his change - for the worst. The economy collapsed, cuts to the military happened, the refusal to abide by the US Constitution happened, the dictatorship of of a King to his subjects requiring us to purchase a third-party product. Let's not forget all of the tax-payers money that funded the "green" projects that filed for bankruptcy. And all of the imaginary jobs he created. And more people snatching up the entitlement programs so it can go broke and those who really need help, are kicked to the curb to provide more room for all of the illegals being brought in.

    The US is worst since he took office. There is nothing good that came out of him being president. Some say the healthcare, because otherwise they wouldn't have been able to obtain it. But, what about those who cannot afford another bill. What about those whose companies are lowering or getting rid of their jobs to be able to provide the insurance or skirt around the penalties.

    As for the race card..... no one can claim racism. If you remember --- he has a white mother and an African father. Which means he is only half black .. but he is half white. The only people who can play the race card would have to be of another race besides these two. Not everyone in the world that you will hear, meet, or talk to disagrees with Obama because of his race. It's more about his policies.

    -- Posted by -Beth- on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 11:06 AM
  • I was thinking about your prediction the other night UL. I remembered you saying he would win and I thought he probably would too. I think we have reached that tiping point of more than 50% seeking funding from the treasury in one form or another. Romney said 47% would vote for Obama no matter what. That upset a lot of people. No one really stopped to see if that was true. The outcome of the election would tend to suggest that it is.

    I think the reality of it is that Romney and Obama were both picked to lead us into the same Socialist state. (Obamacare/Romneycare)

    I also remember you saying Obama would be the last president we would ever have. I hope that prediction does not come true. But is is VERY possible.

    The media is doing such a good job of covering for him it is little wonder that he has gotten a free ride and re-elected. I guess we will have to see where that ride takes us. God will help us if we humble ourselves, pray, and turn from our wicked ways. That is an individual mandate, for individual help. It does not depend on Obama or the U.S. only on our own willingness to act in faith.

    Be blessed!

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 7:13 PM
  • ON the defense budget Romney only wanted more money if he was elected just to start another war.And no one in his house hold would serve in.Obama won the popular vote also.Romney and his wife with her caustic remarks turned people off.

    When she said "You people know all you need to know about our taxes" americans were listening.When Romney flipped flopped on every issue america was listening.The tea party and the republican party have become to extreme.What will the republicans hold hostage next to keep the Bush tax cuts.The people that voted for Obama were veterans,women and working men,the disable, seniors,youth and the unemployed not moochers.I am a christian and I am proud of our president.He has been disrespected more than any other president.Some have even called him a "thing in the whitehouse".Obama has killed more terrorist in 3 years than Bush did in 8 years,passed the lily Ledbetter act,saved the auto industry and health care act.He didnt wait 3 weeks to help storm survivors like Bush in Katrina.Romney got his 47% and that was about all he got.The republicans would not even pass the cost of living raise for familys of veterans.Americans refused the Romneys and their country club style for some one they can identify with.Romney was not belivable and disconnected from main stream america.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 10:23 PM
  • To Grits are you calling working men and women,veterans,minorities.seniors,and our youth moocher voters? This is why the republicans lost big.I am glad the days are over when at one time only a white male could be president.Maybe we will get real lucky and elect a women for president next term.Now Romney can take his fake smile and go back to his many houses and bank accounts in the Caymans.The people have spoken.Now we have to work together to help our country instead of fighting to make things worse,just because you dont like our president.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 11:03 AM
  • As a conservative and Christian, the greatest loss and sadness is to our country and the true American citizens. The election itself is sad because it only shows how far we have gone away from God's Word. The Bible and its teachings is what our country was founded on. With the votes cast, it only shows how liberal this country is becoming. I(we) have failed on so much more than just the president choice. I(we) have failed in God's command to "go out and spread The Word." The real hope and faith lies in our eternal life, it would be nice if we could find a way to turn the world [ and especially the U.S. away from the evil ways we now call normal ] sad and frustrated and knowing my purpose now is to find a way to reach one lost soul at a time [ and even if it is only one, I can be continue to try until called to my home on high ]

    -- Posted by decorate1956 on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 4:57 PM
  • It's not the end of the world (yet). My democrat friends felt much the same way when Bush was elected to a second term. I'm STILL employed and still earning a good income. I can afford $3-$4 gas indefinitely. If I get hit with higher taxes and higher insurance premiums, I'll simply scale back purchases and my hiring of people to do work for me. Medical device companies are already planning layoffs for the new taxes due to hit them. Individuals will do the same. After all, Nancy Pelosi tells us that unemployment benefits stimulate the economy. There may be gains to make in the mid-term elections. It's only an election. I'm not going to get butt-hurt over it. Don't capitulate your beliefs but don't despair either. Ignore the racialism too. The voters have made their beds, let them lie in it. Grits, as usual, your comments are a breath of fresh air. You give me a laugh every time I need one.

    -- Posted by cortnerkin on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 5:50 PM
  • It was a great day for America! I see us continuing to move forward and the next 4 years will probably cement President Obama as one of the our greatest Presidents ever.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 9:46 PM
  • Did you know that president ***** did not win any states that had voter ID laws? And Rocket Valentine, I fear you listened to hype and not fact.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 2:17 AM
  • Voter ID laws were passed in states with Republican governors who thought this would suppress voting.This came out of their mouths.Republicans always carry all the old slave states since I have been voting.Well voter suppression did not work it made americans more determined exercise their right.I applaud the ones who stood in line for hours.Trying to stop americans from voting is a disgrace.This tells me that old southern hatreds are still alive.Oh and this "moocher"has been working since I was 13 years old and is still working and soon to retire.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 12:39 PM
  • Lets go back to the tax we had when Clinton was in office 39% for the rich.This did not hurt small bussiness and helped the deficit.Obama has already made history and will go down as one of the greatest presidents in America.Maybe the republicans wont hold the middle class cut hostage for the rich to keep theirs.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 6:33 PM
  • President Obama is on his way to going down in history as one of our country's strongest leaders, and now his legacy may be literally carved in stone. The National Parks Association has unanimously voted to add a sculpture of President Obama to the southeast side of Mount Rushmore next to President Lincoln. Danish sculptor Rutger Borglum, great-grandson of original sculptor Gutzon Borglum, has been secured and the National Parks Association has announced that federal funding will become available around June of 2013. Construction should begin in July and is estimated to take about 2 years to complete. The dedication ceremony is set to take place at a Forth of July celebration at the park in 2015.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 11:20 AM
  • The organizers thought it would be a good idea to put him next to Lincoln since he was instrumental in ending slavery and Obama is our first African-American President.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 1:24 PM
  • Grits,

    Please continue to comment on these blogs, because you always add a great deal of humor to my day. I loved your statement about the problem with adding Obama to Mount Rushmore. I found myself laughing out loud.

    -- Posted by cookie on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 2:53 PM
  • All the faces on Rushmore were put there posthumously. It would be very narcissistic for a sitting president to have his own face carved there. Well, at least it will create a few jobs. The jobs should go to those on welfare. Hope they are at least US citizens;)

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 5:04 PM
  • Actually it makes sense for Obama to be there. If your facing the same way as the Presidents face on the mountain, Obama should be beside Roosevelt. Then, to the far right you would have Washington, who gave birth to the nation, and on the far left, Obama who supports the abortion of it.

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 9:09 PM
  • For God's sake, please do not leave off Nancy Pelosi --- she could take snapshots of herself every time she flies by on our tax dollars:)and just think, what style she would add...not!

    -- Posted by decorate1956 on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 12:38 PM
  • Havent seen Mitch Mcconnell since the election,since his 2 reasons for living failed,one to defeat Obama and 2 to take over the senate.Maybe he left the country and took Romney,Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity with him.People like them cost the republicans the election.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 2:47 PM
  • That raises an interesting question, how much do radio and TV talk show hosts affect outcomes? I think it is time to start another Post.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 4:17 PM
  • YAY Four more years (where's that little icon with the rollie eyes when ya need it)

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:04 PM
  • Grits, maybe you can fit the line "keep Obama in President, you know" in your anthem. You also forgot healthcare, free birth control, and free abortion which were the other rights our forebears forgot we were entitled to.

    -- Posted by cortnerkin on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:42 PM
  • Where do you sign up for all these freebies?Seems like no one knows about them but the republicans.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 10:26 AM
  • Well the republican governors that decline to set up health care for their states must be moochers also since they they will continue to get free health care from the feds.They are hypocrites.They should be ashame to deny others what they themselves get.You can bet they will be out of a job next election.They will never change.Americans are seeing them for what they really are,hard hearted racist.The same 51% that voted for Obama will vote them out.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sat, Nov 17, 2012, at 9:38 PM
  • Lets be real folks, it's about getting money from the public treasury not race, good heartedness, benevolence, or class warfare. This money can come in the form of insurance, welfare, disability, child tax credits, other tax credits or various other mechanisms that take money from the treasury and give it to the voters. This country has reached a tipping point (51%) and the GOP will never regain power unless they start promising more from the public treasury as well.

    Here is a link that tells all about it. http://www.apatheticvoter.com/Article_DownfallDemocracies.htm

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Tue, Nov 20, 2012, at 9:12 PM
  • Its just as fair for people that have worked all their lives to expect child care credits,disability,and medicare and medicaid as it is I guess for the 1% to pay no taxes.The GOP will never regain power as long as their hearts remain harden against the poor,minorities and women.Now they want to reverse everything they stood for and voted against in the past just to get votes.Well it wont work.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sun, Nov 25, 2012, at 5:47 PM
  • While I consider myself an independent, I often vote for the GOP so I can say that when I see comments that say "their hearts remain harden against the poor,minorities and women." I tend to want to shut off communication.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Nov 25, 2012, at 7:26 PM
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