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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Republicans Continue in Campaign Mode - Many Obviously Unprepared for 2012 Presidential Outcome

Republicans must read post 2012 election polls, but they're not believing any of them - that's nothing new, right? They didn't believe pre-election polls, predicting the Mitt Romney defeat. 

Now, they don't believe the post election polls, either.

Not only was President Barack Obama re-elected, in spite of Republican pundits who predicted otherwise, but Democrats gained momentum in both houses of Congress, as well as with public opinion about policies favorable to the middle class (who re-elected President Obama). Americans overwhelmingly support higher taxes on the rich.  Also, Americans overwhelmingly oppose cuts to Medicare beneficiaries. Nonetheless, Republicans continue to obstruct initiatives to tax people and businesses earning over $250,000 a year and they're calling for cuts to Medicare (either by creating a "voucher" system or by increasing the 65 year old eligibility age).  Americans voted for President Barack Obama because he said he would tax the rich to help reduce the nation's debt and he would protect Medicare. President Obama won the election against Governor Mitt Romney, who told his supporters he would never be able to convince 47 percent of Americans to vote for him, because they depend on government, even though these voters pay for the benefits they receive. Romney and his supporters still don't "get" the message of the 2012 Presidential election.  Voters who support President Obama don't want something for nothing.  Rather, they're asking President Obama to protect the benefits we have earned and paid for - Medicare and Social Security are earned and paid for, they should not be subject to Republican tantrums about "entitlements".
So, who's right? Should Democrats hold fast to their promise to protect the middle class? You bet they should! And the election proved it!

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Explain  s the 2012 Election

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama was re-elected.

"I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."

It's time Republicans leave the campaign mode behind and get on with the people's business.  That's what elections are about, they "decide" things.  

Many Republicans are irresponsibily behaving like the election never happened.  Nontheless, those who don't "get" it will be up for their own elections again in just two years......so, they'd better pay attention to our wise and frank former First Lady, Barbara Bush.  They should move on with the people's business, because the US democracy worked and the people clearly spoke, in favor of supporting President Barack Obama. Let's tax the rich and leave Medicare for the beneficiaries (who earned it) just as it is.....

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