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Milik_the_Red
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:03:47 PM

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LadyX wrote:


I agree that the blame and credit are always handed out in accordance with partisanship, but there's no denying that recoveries and downturns don't happen instantaneously, or in reaction to real-time events. We can't simply tack current conditions and actions onto the current president and call it a correct analysis, regardless of which party you pull for. But of course, that won't stop the benefiting side from claiming credit, or likewise.


This is true. As far as Obama blaming Dubya, it isn't just a charade. Bush's policies were grossly irresponsible and he stood back and did nothing while the banking industry and housing market went crazy. Interest only loans and many other foolish practices were allowed that cost our economy trillions. It's hardly surprising it's taken four years to reverse the damage.

My prediction is that when push comes to shove, Americans will remember this and Obama wins in a landslide.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:30:53 PM

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Milik_The_Red wrote:


This is true. As far as Obama blaming Dubya, it isn't just a charade. Bush's policies were grossly irresponsible and he stood back and did nothing while the banking industry and housing market went crazy. Interest only loans and many other foolish practices were allowed that cost our economy trillions. It's hardly surprising it's taken four years to reverse the damage.

My prediction is that when push comes to shove, Americans will remember this and Obama wins in a landslide.


From your mouth to God's ears, and this might prove the GOP does not have a monopoly on God.

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I could never vote for a man that reported an income of 22 million in 2011 and paid less income tax than 97% of real working Americans....he certainly ain't one of us now is he? Obama wins. Romney loses.
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principessa
Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 8:18:38 AM

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From The New Yorker: (I thought we could all use a laugh.)


ROMNEY SAYS HE FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES WHERE IT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE FOR HIM
Posted by Andy Borowitz


KETTERING, Ohio (The Borowitz Report)—Hitting the campaign trail one day after the arrival of Superstorm Sandy, Republican nominee Mitt Romney tweaked his position on abortion today, saying he now supports it in cases where it makes people vote for him.

“I would make an exception for abortion in cases where the life of my campaign is at stake,” he told a crowd in Kettering, Ohio.

Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast last night, was such a powerful weather system that it prevented Mr. Romney from changing his position on abortion for twenty-four hours.

“It was important for Mitt to come up with a new position on abortion today,” said his campaign manager, Matt Rhoades. “It sends a message to the American people that in the aftermath of Sandy, things are getting back to normal.”

Mr. Romney made no reference to his comments about eliminating FEMA, which have been declared a disaster area.



ROMNEY: “SEEING HIM WITH CHRIS CHRISTIE IS TEARING ME APART”
Posted by Andy Borowitz


DES MOINES (The Borowitz Report)—A new Mitt Romney is emerging in the closing days of the campaign, aides say: a man who is increasingly “being eaten alive with jealousy” by President Obama’s budding relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

While Mr. Romney has told reporters that he is “totally fine” with Gov. Christie flying around in a helicopter with President Obama, privately he has told aides, “Seeing him with Chris Christie is tearing me apart.”

The trouble began earlier this week, a Romney aide said, when Mr. Romney saw Mr. Christie on CNN mention that President Obama “had given him his number at the White House.”

“Mitt was like, ‘Fine, whatever, do we have to watch this?’ and then basically ran out of the room,” the aide said. “It was completely awkward.”

Making matters worse, the aide said, “Chris Christie isn’t returning his calls.”

“Mitt was trying to explain his position on FEMA to reporters yesterday and he got all excited because his phone started vibrating,” the aide said. “It turned out it was just Ann.”

Mr. Romney, who has been seen doodling Chris Christie’s name in the margins of his briefing books in recent days, has apparently decided on a new course of action: to make the New Jersey governor jealous.

“He’s been calling [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo,” the aide said. “But Cuomo won’t call him back either. It’s all so sad.”



tazznjazz
Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 11:17:41 PM

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A fair look at both candidates without the usual hysteria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MXOr3KELqE&feature=player_detailpage
Magical_felix
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:32:24 AM

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This is to funny now just to be up front I edited a little out of Krugman's rant because it was mildly irrelevant non the less Krugman actualy MAKES THE CASE for Romney/Ryan, to damn funny! Obama's so called (jobs act) sent OUR TAX DOLLORS to Findland to a company called Fiskers that was (supposed) to build a plant in an empty Gm facility but backed out yet (kept) our stimulas money. Then there are these. As President Obama the “outsourcer-in-chief” based on the stimulus spending for foreign projects. “Among them are solar panels built in Mexico, electric delivery trucks assembled in Great Britain and parts used to build U.S. wind-power farms that came from South Korea, Japan and Mexico, not to mention companies in Veitnam, India, Italy, Spain, France and at least a half dozen other countries. Not to mention his (speculating) into (venture capitalisum) which by the way is what Bains Capital does but OBAMA gave (OUR MONEY) to THREE companies to cronies that (contributed large sums to his campain) that went BANCRUOPT with OUR MONEY! Bains money was THEIR MONEY not OURS! A BIG MEGA-DIFFERANCE! That said OBAMA spent over $10,000.00 bucks (EACH) just for SIGNS to put up at any (street) improvement in any city let alone any other project somply saying (American reinvestment act project). MILLIONS for fucking SIGNS! Back to Krugman YES reducing spending LOWERING and ELIMINATING THE DEBT gives the U.S. MORE SPENDING POWER on the social programs that the socialist like Krugman LOVE and Americans have come to (DEPEND ON) DUH! If A TRILLION DOLLORS A YEAR is spent ON INTEREST ALONE (OBVIOUSLY) raising our DEBT and bringing us ever closer to COMPLET and TOTAL DEFAULT (bancruptcy) when we can NO LONGER send out a check for S.S. pay for Medicare, or Retirment benifits for Gov. workers, pay for our soldiers or (working Govt. workers) then HOW THE HELL does SPENDING MORE TAX MONEY (Our MONEY) taking us FARTHER IN DEBT. make ONE DAMN BIT OF SENSE? That is like saying when YOU are in default on your mortgage and out of work then you go out and buy a two hundred dollar pair of shoes a five hundred dollar suite and a fifty dollar tie and saying it is an (investment) to get a job even though you (already) own nine suits, six pairs of shoes and two dozen ties. Krugman simplfies the Republican agenda as (spending cuts) there is MUCH MUCH more to it then that but THAT is a differnt topic then Krugmans artical. Obama wants to (sustain PUBLIC) spending what he is REALLY saying is Obama wants to (sustain) GOVT. JOBS fine then the (question is simple) WERE does the MONEY to (sustain public spending) and those jobs come from? OUR TAX MONEY! Which in turn ADDS TO THE DEBT and is money we have to BORROW from CHINA to pay them! Which ADDS to the INTEREST that brings us even CLOSER TO BANCRUPTCY! So Romney and Ryan say that there are (REDUNDANT) and (IRRISPONSABLE) govt programs with yes (Govt workers) that can be and SHOULD BE eliminated thus bringing (DOWN) our spending and REDUCING the amount we have to (borrow) reducing our (interest) and getting us closer to spending ONLY what the Govt takes in from Tax money. Which then gives US MORE money to pay for the SOCIAL PROGRAMS the LEFT LOVES! Again I say DUH! It is NOT (IMPOSING) anything on Americans! Govt. workers earn TWICE WHAT YOU EARN with BENIFTES FOR LIFE that YOU DO NOT GET that (WE the taxpayer) Can NOT PAY FOR with out BORROWING IT FROM CHINA adding to OUR DEBT! Romney/Ryan say they want YOU to KEEP your EARNINGS FROM YOUR HARD WORK from having to (RAISE YOUR TAXES) to pay for Govt. workers that earn (TWICE) what people in the (same) job that work at in (private companies) then receive TWICE the retirement and health benefits (for life) that are EQUAL to the pay they made when they worked! Which is an oxymoron in the first place in many cases! I have not made this up I have FIVE family members that were ALL Govt. workers (now retired) and I KNOW that all I said above is FACT! Now Krugman talks of the bad news from the world and that the (disproportionate) news is from the countries that are (imposing) austerity measures that Republicans want to (IMPOSE on Americans) Krugman is NOT talking about JOE BLOW and the AVERAGE JOHN the FACTORY WORKER he is talking about (GOVT. JOBS) this is (NOT) an IMPOSITION ON (AVG) AMERICANS it is in fact (absolutely the OPPOSITE)!! But Krugman does not tell you that he LEADS YOU TO BELIEVE that it hurts ALL AMERICANS WHEN IN FACT what hurts (AVG AMERICANS) the (Middle class) is the IMPOSITION on (THEM) to PAY for (PUBLIC SPENDING) with OUR EARNINGS! BECAUSE OF OBAMAS POLICY OF (PUBLIC SPENDING) (FOR HIS CONSTITUANCY.. GOVT WORKERS!!) The austerity measures in countries like GREECE and SPAIN are necessary because the (tax dollars) taken in and the (extreme) benefits given out not only to Govt. workers but EVERY CITIZEN soon was (SO MUCH MORE) then the tax they took in forcing them to BORROW so much that when the (house of cards fell) and became MORE then they could even pay on the (INTEREST) causing default or (bankruptcy) the ONLY thing that kept them from that was GERMANY that keeps lending them money with the (provisions) that they REDUCE their spending to the level of their tax dollars taken in! OH MY GAWD THE HORROR! But Krugman does NOT TELL YOU ANY OF THAT!! And for that the Socialists in Greece and Spain Riot, Burn Buildings, Pillage and act out VIOLANTLY and (ONLY BECAUSE) the Govt. has to do what they NEVER SHOULD HAVE DONE in THE FIRST PLACE is (GIVING MORE then THEY HAVE) then BORROW money to PAY FOR WHAT THEY CAN NOT AFFORD! And THAT my fellow Americans is what the Socialist like Krugman and OBAMA want US to do, SPEND MORE THEN WE HAVE BORROW MONEY TO PAY FOR IT so then what can we expect? That is a question.. the answer of course is BANCRUPTCY and there is NO COUNTRY ON EARTH that can keep us afloat NOT GERMANY NO ONE except maybe China and just EXACTLY WHAT do you think THIER DEMANDS WILL BE? Reduce our Armed forces? CUT S.S. Medicare, Welfare? Then what RIOTS, PILLLAGING, BURNING BUILDINGS, VIOLANCE in (OUR) STREETS!? China would LOVE THAT! Krugman says well they did not (ACTUALY) say that but they said that more economies were (disappointing) BECAUSE of more aggressive (fiscal consolidation plans) in other words YES they cut spending but GERMANY still had to GO BACK LEND MORE and DEMAND MORE WHY? Because they STILL had not CUT ENOUGH! Thereby KEEPING the economies (depressed) and of course (disappointing) For THAT the Socialists in Greece and Spain are calling Germany NAZIS sound familiar in OUR COUNTRY? WHO HAS and IS calling REPUBLICANS NAZIS? The LEFT and the SOCALISTS LIKE KRUGMAN! Krugman notes that the economies that experience the most sever depression are the ones making the deepest CUTS in spending. TRUE however they were ALREADY the countries in the DEEPEST ECONOMIC DEPRESSION! The CUTS they have made has NOT KEPT them depressed as Krugman WANTS YOU TO BELEIVE. It is the mere FACT that they have NOT YET CUT (ENOUGH) to bring them to a point of spending LESS then they TAKE IN! (AUSTERITY) It does not help that the WORKERS in Greece and Spain have STRIKED to get their so called (FREE) benefits SUBSIDIZED BY THE GOVT. of course that means (taxpayers) so striking workers means LESS taxes paid in causing the cycle to start all over again. LESS IN MORE OUT! Again Krugman WILL NOT tell you THESE FACTS! Krugman proclaims that MORE STIMULAS will (gradually) improve employment we did that TWICE and STILL it has not even come CLOSE to what Obama PROMISED! But we HAVE INCREASED OUR DEBT BY FIVE TRILLION DOLLORS more then DOUBLE then EIGHT YEARS year’s under Bush in only four years! So Krugman declares that BORROWING MORE and MORE DEBT which means HIGHER TAXES which means LESS MONEY for JOE BLOW THE FACTORY WORKER TO SPEND to buy that BOAT HE ALWAYS WANTED! And do NOT BE FOOLED taxing (The RICH) even at 100% would ONLY RUN THE GOVT for 30 DAYS! So then what? OBAMA and KRUGMAN WILL NOT TELL YOU that the ONLY MEASURE LEFT is to (TAX THE MIDDLE CLASS) MORE then they do NOW! So the 35 or (actual) closer to 50% with federal energy (gas, elect, fuel) tobacco liquor (medical supplies) etc. etc. is more like 50% Obama would likely not raise (INCOME TAX) but pursue the CLANDESTINE TACTIC of (Raising fed income tax on EVERYTHING ELSE)! The ONLY AMERICANS that would KNOW are those like ME that WATCH EVERYTHING THEY DO! 90% of Americans would uselessly complain that the price of EVERYTHING has gone up! Then what? You have LESS TO SPEND so You can BUY LESS which means Companies MAKE LESS which means MORE people are LAID OFF which, means MORE UNEMPLOYMENT which means MORE WELFARE and then we have to BORROW MORE to PAY MORE and the cycle continues! THAT IS KRUGMAN AND OBAMAS GRAND IDEA! So to get to the conclusion of Krugman’s Rant that the economic doctrine of Republicans that has proved (false) is simply and bluntly a LIE! JFK successfully did what Romney/Ryan are proposing so did Regan and yes G..W BUSH because the TRUTH IS with ALL OF CLINTONS BLUSTER that (HE) balanced the budget is 100% FALSE YES it WAS DONE while he was president with a REPUBLICAN CONGRESS and SENATE (THEY MAKE THE BUDGET!) NOT the President! The President can do (ONLY) ONE OF TWO things he APPROVES IT or VETOS it and if he VETOS it then goes (back) to the SENATE that can only (override) the veto with a TWO THIRD MAJORITY VOTE and THEY HAD THAT so Clinton HAD NO CHOICE but sign it! And then the (DOT COM BUBBLE BROKE) cascading us into a RESSESION by (BEFORE) Clinton LEFT OFFICE and BUSH TOOK OVER! Six months later we had 9/11 THAT DEEPENED the RESSESION THAT Bush (INHERITED) so he did what BOTH JFK and REGAN did that ENDED THE RESSION bringing us down to a 5.2% UNEMPLOYMENT that (virtually) means that EVERYONE that WANTS to work IS WORKING and the ones that can NOT WORK (no fault of their own) are counted as unemployed (regardless) of the FACT (they can NOT WORK). (BTW for the record REGANS RECESSION WAS WORSE THEN OBAMA’S) Then the (Housing bubble burst) that was CAUSED BY legislation from DEMOCRATES and some Republicans that made it possible for ANYONE TO BUY A HOUSE even IF the COULD NOT AFFORD ONE. Cascading us into ressesion AGAIN! I PERSONALY know many that got caught up in this INCLUDING my brother who is (disabled) and gets $1100.00 a month in S.S.D. and was given a loan for a house in value of OVER150K his mortgage was 1k a month leaving him $100 to pay for EVERYTHING ELSE (elect. Gas, groceries) you get the idea. I asked him THEN HOW THE HELL are you going to LIVE? His response like the MILLIONS of people that did the SAME THING was ( I’ll figure it out.) Then within TWO YEARS FORECLOSER! Hell WE bought a house for 98k at the same time still paid on our old house for six months before selling it and WE earned a little over 6k a month and the six months before selling our old house that was worth then about 72K sold it for 70k and still made about 5k in the sell. Even after THAT we had to watch our budget to pay for EVERYTHING ELSE! CONCLUSION WE SPENT LESS THEN WE TOOK IN! My brother SPENT MORE then HE TOOK IN! He lost we still have our home and just refinanced for 3.2% and will pay about $130.00 bucks LESS a month giving us MORE TO SPEND to buy things to KEEP AMERICAN’S WORKING! Under Romney/Ryan they want to Tax the (RICH) by closing loopholes to REDUCE MIDDLE CLASS Taxes giving US MORE OF OUR OWN MONEY to spend to BUY MORE to KEEP AMERICANS WORKING! OBAMAS PLAN and AS KRUGMAN (ADMITTS) is to (SUSTAIN PUBLIC SPENDING) or what he is (REALLY) SAYING is GOVT, JOBS and MORE WELFARE to SPEND MORE. TAKE MORE ,TO SPEND MORE. TO BORROW MORE. TO PAY FOR WHAT WE SPEND ON PEOPLE THAT TAKE MORE, AND GIVE LESS! So the choice is CLEAR! Obama’s plan to BANCRUPT EVERYONE! Or Romney’s to allow us (MIDDLE CLASS) to KEEP MORE so (WE) can SPEND MORE, THE WAY (WE) WANT TO FOR (OUR) OWN FAMILIES and GIVE LESS! Thank you KRUGMAN YOU SOCIALIST PIG for MAKING OUR POINT!!







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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 1:22:33 PM

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Well what do you expect if you read drivel from The Blaze? That is the site run by the Fox News crazy guy Glenn Beck who was so crazy even Faux couldn't keep him on staff.

GM paid back their TARP loan ahead of schedule. By design, the TARP program lent GM more money than they needed because the government wanted to make sure that the suppliers and customers had confidence that the company would survive. The government still owns a lot of GM stock which is why they are $25 billion down on the rescue right now but the market value of those shares would be rather more if GM manages to make a full recovery and the government holds on to them.

Trying to work out what Beck is referring to re Fiskars is impossible since he does not seem to understand that Fiskars was involved in SAAB which is in Sweden, not France. GM had bought SAAB and then sold it in an attempt to stay out of bankruptcy. Not knowing what contractual undertakings GM had made when they bought into SAAB, it is not really possible to know why they might have lent money to Fiskars.

When Beck gets the country wrong it seems fair to point out that he likely has everything else wrong.

TheGulfCoaster
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:22:14 AM

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Polls can be twisted and skewed by many means to indicate different things by different groups. One thing that is rarely, if ever wrong, is the Presidential Betting Odds in Las Vegas. To get away from the 'numbers' involved and straight to the point, Bovada Sportsbook describes the election as "Barack Obama is the Odds on Favorite to be the Next President of the United States". I can't find any records of past elections here, but I can't remember them EVER being wrong.
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Polls can be twisted and skewed by many means to indicate different things by different groups. One thing that is rarely, if ever wrong, is the Presidential Betting Odds in Las Vegas. To get away from the 'numbers' involved and straight to the point, Bovada Sportsbook describes the election as "Barack Obama is the Odds on Favorite to be the Next President of the United States". I can't find any records of past elections here, but I can't remember them EVER being wrong.


Hmm, odds are just that, probability of an event, not an absolute certainty. That said, it looks like Romney is going to lose and the whole GOP should take the blame.

Romney is a terrible candidate. Even his own party loathe him. He is aloof, elitist and rather uninterested in politics. Probably the least likable candidate in living memory. When governor of MA, Mittens demanded that the lift next to the governors office be reserved for his exclusive use lest he meet someone else in it while using it. So much for being approachable or reaching out to Democrats.

Romney's only real legislative achievement was Romneycare which he only signed because he had no real choice. With 85% of the seats in both houses, the Democrats could override Romney's veto which they did 115 times in his first year. Romney resisted Romneycare then ran on it as an achievement in the 2008 presidential race, then ran against Obamacare which is the national level implementation.

Romney is a rotten candidate but the party should bear much of the blame. After the 2008 election a group of house republicans decided on a scorched earth opposition strategy. Ryan was one of the ringleaders. They decided to make beating Obama in 2012 their only prioiry, fuck the country. So they spent the next four years opposing policies that they had previously supported and in some cases been advocates for. Obamacare is based on a plan from GOP think tank the Heritage foundation. Instead of working with the President they pulled out all the stops to demonize it.

Another big hole in the GOP strategy was the racist attacks on Latinos of which the Arizona anti-Latino bill was the best known. It is really stupid to target the fastest growing demographic in the country. GW Bush knew that the Latino vote was going to be essential to win Texas in 2020, his successors decided to attack them because they just cant get turnout without a hate plank. Without the Latino vote in 2020 and beyond there is NO map that gives a GOP electoral college majority.

The voter suppression strategy was also rather stupid. The reason that states like Ohio have early voting is because of previous GOP voter suppression tactics. So spending two years passing innovatie ways to keep black people, old people, students and other likely Democrats from the polls has merely encouraged voters to vote early and not have their vote suppressed by the usual election day tactics like running out of ballots in Democratic precincts, having broken machines in the Democratic precincts and intentionally making it take up to eight hours to cast a ballot.

The GOP could have walked this election if they had been competent. Come to that GW could have gone down as the greatest US president of modern times if he had not decided that 9/11 was his opportunity to attack democrats as unpatriotic, lie to start an unnecessary war and make himself the most divisive figure in US politics since the civil war.

Now we are going to get 4 more years of Obama and by 2016 the economy will be fixed. Obamacare will be the laws of the land and the deficit will have been mostly cleared up because all the Bush tax cuts have expired due to the GOP refusing to allow the common man a tax cut unless the likes of Romney get a much bigger one.

So I think the GOP have pretty much screwed themselves for a very long time unless they come to their senses. Instead it will probably take the death of Rupert Murdoch or him flipping to the Democrats. Murdoch did exactly the same to the UK Conservative party and then having driven it to the far right decided to back Blair and the Labour party.

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Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:46:29 AM

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So, you kids are all still up, are you?
(I hope that man with the unfortunate testicular condition is all right. I don't see him here).

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/02/joseph_stiglitz_makes_the_case_for_obama/


Hopefully we can all sleep safely after Tuesday, (except those still without power in New York. Good thing Global Warming isn't real. If it were, that storm would have been devastating).
Guest
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We know what Romney possesses.
The question is: "What is possessing him?"


http://www.salon.com/2012/11/02/poll_most_republicans_believe_in_demonic_possession/

Maybe they should change election day to Halloween, (Romney could vote disguised as a human being).
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Mazza wrote:


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Simply put it's.. So so true.

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Oh I hope not.

I recently read a book, titled "Obama on the couch" (Same author did "Bush on the couch" --- him that's doesn't sound right).

The book is most psychobabble about Obama, but there is one chapter on Obama's detractors. The author, a pyschiatrist, posits that
many don't like Obama, not because the are racists as such. They may have black friends, neighbors coworker and think nothing of it., but
these people are their peers. The President (any President) has to be smarter than us. But, many (not all by sure) people are
uncomfortable with a black person being smarter than they are. To relieve their cogntiive dissouance (sp?) they must say
the black person either is stupid (and therefore shouldn't be Presidnet) or in the extreme that he can't really be a legitimate President (look
at all the fuss over his birth certifcate).

One small part of me hopes Romney wins, then his lied will be exposed. We have trillons of dollars in debt, but he was to increase spending for the military and cut taxes, George Bush Sr had a term for that "voodo economics."
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TheGulfCoaster wrote:
Polls can be twisted and skewed by many means to indicate different things by different groups. One thing that is rarely, if ever wrong, is the Presidential Betting Odds in Las Vegas. To get away from the 'numbers' involved and straight to the point, Bovada Sportsbook describes the election as "Barack Obama is the Odds on Favorite to be the Next President of the United States". I can't find any records of past elections here, but I can't remember them EVER being wrong.


UK bookmakers are making odds on Obama. At the moment Ladsbroke is giving 3 to 1 if you bet Romney and he wins. The best bet is probably over 25.5 states won by Romney at 5/6. William Hill had Obama at 7 to 1 before the first debate, and later fell off to about 1.8 to 1. If you think the Republicans have a reasonable chance of stealing Ohio and suppressing enough of the vote in other swing states to win the 3 to 1 odds are pretty good. I wonder what the odds would be of there actually being a fair election with no chicanery.

If you believe that the election will be decided fairly, it will take you £400 to make £100 on Obama.

Bovada won't pay quite as much on Romney, but it'll cost less on Obama to make 100, only 375. The best bets with Bovada is individual states. Bovada will only take Presidential bets online. 400 will get you 1100 on Romney at the moment. The fractional odds on Obama have slipped to 2 to 7 so it will only take 350 to get 100 on Obama.

Pretty much all that means though is that Obama bettors are betting more than Romney bettors. Bovada will make money no matter who wins, and so will Ladsbroke. Only the American people can lose.






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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:09:08 PM

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VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA3some
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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:25:30 PM

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According to NBC news, (at about 11:15 pm EST) the answer to the question of this topic is NO. I couldn't be happier!
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TheGulfCoaster wrote:
According to NBC news, (at about 11:15 pm EST) the answer to the question of this topic is NO. I couldn't be happier!


not over yet, but it looks hopeful...


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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:28:33 PM

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No, Romney cannot get elected! Obama re-elected!

Suck on your tea bags, conservatives.
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Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:55:54 PM

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Some sad news though, Paul Ryan (didn't know he could run for 2 different offices at the same time) was re-elected to his Wisconsin 1st district House seat.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:03:40 PM

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<---is hoping Obama doesn't attack Agriculture again this term. Is ready for real change and solutions. Crosses fingers that he will make us all proud over the next 4 yrs.


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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:08:42 PM

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TheGulfCoaster
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 11:33:09 PM

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Ladies of Lush rejoice! Akin and Mourdock were both defeated tonight. That's two misogynists out of power!
Elizabeth Warren also won in MA, these are all good things!
Nikki703
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 11:33:47 PM

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I am happy Romney lost!! Just not so sure I am happy Obama won! Does that make any sense? Hell its been a rough week and Im tired!
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