Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Quetzalcoatl, Nov 6, 2012.
I can keep my health insurance
We have given you our trust for a second time.
PLEASE DON'T FUCK THIS UP!
Yes, me too! We are all still protected! Fuck you Romney! Go crawl back under the rock from which you came, you fuck face!
I'm pretty happy! Obama is still our president, my state passed a law that will allow same sex couples to receive marriage licenses, (meaning my mom, and my mom, can finally get married, and some day, I can too) and there are two states in this country who have passed laws in favor of legalizing recreational use of cannabis. I don't see how I could be upset tonight! I figured this would be an appropriate thread to post my post election happiness.
Cheers to everyone else, who is happy with the outcome!
So, Vicki, tell us how you really feel.
And this from Obama's acceptance speech:
"I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try."
You would NEVER hear a Republican say those words. You would NEVER hear them say, "gay or straight, you can make it here............."
It's stuff like that that makes me seriously think that the Moderate Republicans HAVE to take their party back from the conservative evangelical religious right. There is no way in hell that they can alienate minorities, be they racial minorities or sexual minorities or women for that matter, and even begin to think that they can win an election strictly based on the belief that they are good, straight white Christians. The racial makeup and social aspects of this country is changing, and unless they get with the program, they will remain an angry party that feels persecuted if someone doesn't believe in their world view of things and that truly thinks that the earth is only 6000 years old.
Hannity, Beck, and Nugents heads must be exploding right about now.....
Of course, this is in Fox New's latest headline:
How Media Tipped
Scales in Obama's Favor
God forbid that they should tell the Republican party that they need to look inward for necessary changes rather than saying that they should be playing the poor poor pitiful victim who has been victimized by the evil liberal press................again. For a party that touts that everyone should take personal responsibility, they take the least, especially when it comes to their failures.
Dear Mister President;
On the subject of decriminalizing cannabis and pushing our economy forward.
Legalize it; health +, food +, recreational +, clothing-wise (hemp) +, and fuel (hemp seed oil) +.
+ Creating many jobs along the way =D
Everybody happy and a win win for all.
I'm a Brit so feel free to tell me to mind my own business, but I do have a big interest in US politics.
It seems to me that putting ideology to one side, Romney loosing was very important, due to the regular blatent lies he told during the campaign. Sure politicians always spin and stretch the truth, but to completely make things up (such as the "apology tour") was a new low.
I really hope this convincing Obama victory encourages the Republicans to not blatently lie in this way in future campaigns. That said, the media really didn't do a good job on calling Romeny out on his lies, so I think the Republicans will probably take the view that they can get away with it again. I really hope this is not the case. Democracy relies on voters knowing basic facts to base their opinions on.
I honestly think it will take another big election loss, maybe two, for the Republican party to reform. They have become so ideologicaly "pure" that I'm sure they will think they lost this election because Romney wasn't conservative enough!
Maybe if they lose Texas in 2020 they might consider appealing to the center more. It could happen, the Latino vote is becoming more and more important every year there.
Bottom line: We took a few steps in the right direction. and that's mighty fine be me.
And reading all the sore losing repubs on FB this morning was so fucking great muhahahaha
Next up..........legalize Chrystal Meth!
Yup. That too. A party in total denial as to what is really happening here. Their base is white religious males over 65 years old. Whites are becoming the minority, baby boomers are dying off and atheism is growing faster than Christianity. The Republican party better change with the times and become a party that is inclusive, that respects cultural differences, along with different religious and sexual views.
They don't need to become liberal. They just need to move away from the edge of the far Right. Both parties can either occupy center-left and center-right and STILL be able to differentiate themselves.
But like you said, yelooo, they will probably say that they were not conservative enough and honestly believe that if they had a candidate like Santorum or Bachman, they would have won. Talk about delusional.
Seriously, I can sleep a lot better knowing I will not lose my healthcare and they can't say I've met a lifetime cap! Some people I know just don't get this, or they don't care.
Yes... we call it Desoxyn
Is that the one that causes cannablism? If so I have a wedding I'd like to trash...
Yay Obama! As a side note, Medical marijuana passed in Massachusetts.
Exactly, how you gonna win without the "minority" vote? Sheeeeut blacks, Latinos, GLBT crowd, atheists... These people aren't "minorities" anymore, you can't disregard their vote. The great U.S. is a mixing pot of all sorts of people and lifestyles, if the Republican Party doesn't appeal to diverse populations they are going to lose.
Personally I feel Romney is viewed as a rich and out of touch individual. How the hell is he going to win against a charismatic down to earth guy like Obama? Uptight corporate ass Mormon vs. smooth talking down to earth Obama. Without really getting into politics and policies I just wanted to point out perception is very important, regardless of the issues at hand.
That being said, I'm a registered independent and wish they would do away with parties and electoral college bullshit. Popular vote for the best person with the best policies and willingness to follow through. I feel like parties just polarize sides and people get all heated and attack other parties they don't identify with. How bout someone in office who doesn't lie and follows through with what he/she said they would. Deep down I think that's all we really want.
Oh and maybe to avoid federal prosecution in states where they have their own laws . Congrats to WA and CO, good looks MA!
The sign in ASL (American Sign Language) for USA, is a person holding an invisible pot, and mixing it with a mixing spoon. It's spoken translation, is 'Melting Pot." This country was founded, for people to have a safe haven, so to say, from persecution, of many kinds. Though, it seems that many who came here, forgot why, and became the 'enemy' that they were trying to escape in the first place.
Black eyes, like a dolls eyes. Don't seem to be living at all, till it bites ya.
You go in the water,Vapes in the water,our Vape....."farewell and audo to you fair Spanish ladies"
To fooking funny man!
I suppose the problem with that would be that it would make US elections even more of a rich mans game than it already is. Without the backing of the party machinery for raising funds and organising rallies etc I think it would be completely impossible for anyone who isnt a millionaire to win office.
Sure politcal parties are a pain, but I don't think abolishing them is necessarily a good idea.
So true. The last US President who WASN'T a millionaire to be elected was Harry Truman. Here's an interesting link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Presidents_by_net_worth.
I love Jaws! Such a classic.
Yeah parties are good and bad, Politics just piss me off because of the lack of transparency and accountability. I was raised an honest guy and told never to lie. Politicians say what they say to get elected. Follow through is another issue unfortunately.
Andrew Sullivan has mad a really good post on his blog about the current state of the Republican party, and Fox news.
His critisisms of the party have all the more weight, in my opinion, because he is a conservative.
"The biggest obstacle in front of today's GOP threfore remains theo-political fundamentalism, and how it can be overcome." Quite.
Of course, The Onion has an alternative take on the same issue.
Yes, the Republicans lost because they were too moderate.
They actually think that if they ran Santorum or Bachmann, they would have won? LOLOLOLOL !!!
According to the Susan B. Anthony List (anti abortion group) the Republicans didn't talk enough about abortion.
Yeah, we need more talk about "legitimate rape" and the like. I find that to be especially humorous.
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