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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:51 AM   #126
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The right leaning news site not withstanding, Fox has a pretty good analysis of the exit polls, better than the other ones i have seen:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...-poll-summary/

It give you a category by category summary and does show a shift to the left. For instance the auto bailout: That was a big positive factor for the President in Ohio.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:02 AM   #127
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america is not moving to the left.
not moving to what in most country would be extra-parliamentary right does not equate to a shift to the left.


in fact, all those who wanted a moderate centrist/conservative as the president, should be thrilled.
they have him, his name is barack obama.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:18 PM   #128
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Yes, I agree. Yesterday was a victory for progressives. If you want to keep the victory going, blathering about things you don't apparently understand, and refuse to desire to learn, won't help.

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Good lord. Take a deep breath. Walk around a bit.
OK. The election was close. Hope you feel better, big man.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:32 PM   #129
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I remember when GWB was re-elected. I was incredibly disappointed that people were unable to see the damage being done, but I do recall how those on the right didn't gloat about their win. They didn't take the opportunity to rub it in, and were quick to point out how much they wanted to work with democrats after the election.
To the Republicans of 2001, "bipartisanship" meant exactly the same thing as daddy-Bush's "New World Order":
Just do like we say and nobody gets hurt.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:33 PM   #130
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Is America moving to the left? Can't say for sure but the United States seems to be.

United States America
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 PM   #131
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Is America moving to the left? Can't say for sure but the United States seems to be.

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Technically, it is fair to refer to the US as "America". Brazil, for instance, is not in "America" it is in "South America". Similarly, Mexico is in "North America" and Nicaragua is in "Central America". The region from Ellesmere Island to Tierra del Fuego is not commonly called "America" but "The Americas".

It is indeed a bit arrogant of the people of the US to call their country "America" as though it were the only one that mattered in the Western Hemisphere, but it is still not really wrong.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:58 PM   #132
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United States America
Not as you knew it. Too bad about that.

But perhaps it might finally start living up to it's promise.
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Technically, it is fair to refer to the US as "America". Brazil, for instance, is not in "America" it is in "South America". Similarly, Mexico is in "North America" and Nicaragua is in "Central America". The region from Ellesmere Island to Tierra del Fuego is not commonly called "America" but "The Americas".

It is indeed a bit arrogant of the people of the US to call their country "America" as though it were the only one that mattered in the Western Hemisphere, but it is still not really wrong.
The US is part of the Americas but I don't think it is arrogant to call the US 'America', it is just a short name for United States of America. Just like people say States as well for a short name.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:26 PM   #134
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Another trend one can gather from this new twitter facebook pop-culture atheist homosexual welfare entitlement voting generation, is the decline of America as a whole on the world stage. It is only as this new group of selfish me-me-me voters is getting involved in politics, that we now have to ask the question "Is America really the greatest country on earth still?". Coincidence? I think not.
I'm an atheist. I'm gay. And I'm an American. I voted my conscience because I believe that the anti-women, anti-education, anti-science, anti-arithmetic tea partyers that have overrun the Republican Party, if left unchecked, would lead to the ultimate demise of what USED to be the greatest country on earth. Republicans say they're all for states' rights and personal freedom. That's ********. When it comes to TRUE personal freedom (the right to marry whom I choose, the right of a woman to make her own personal health decisions), republicans don't support personal freedom. They want federal laws that force Americans to adhere to their religion.

And the republican solution to fixing the economy has been thoroughly debunked. Republicans want a smaller government for the same reason thieves want fewer cops; so they can pick the pockets of the lower and middle classes without getting busted.

It turns out America is smarter than FOX News thought and made the better choice for the country.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:23 PM   #135
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I believe that the anti-women, anti-education, anti-science, anti-arithmetic tea partyers that have overrun the Republican Party, if left unchecked, would lead to the ultimate demise of what USED to be the greatest country on earth. Republicans say they're all for states' rights and personal freedom. That's ********.
Damn straight. And while they fashion themselves the authority on what's truly American, IMO they're the most un-American of all. The US has progress written all over it. It was founded by people who wanted to start anew and brought about a revolution to liberate themselves and sever the ties to the past. Hugging a 2000 year old book and a 225 year old piece of paper and doing your damnedest to preserve everything and everyone frozen in time is an insult to the spirit of the whole project. Something is awry when those of us who live in the so-called Old World can look across the pond and think "Wow, those guys are so last century".

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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:58 PM   #136
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america is not moving to the left.
not moving to what in most country would be extra-parliamentary right does not equate to a shift to the left.


in fact, all those who wanted a moderate centrist/conservative as the president, should be thrilled.
they have him, his name is barack obama.
As a moderate myself, President Obama is a bit too far to the right for me, but, it is nothing I can't handle.
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