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SemiSteve

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 3:32:52 PM

It must be terrible to be an ABO (Anyone But Obama) these days. The best chance the right could come up with fell short with a giant Mitt-Flop. So close; but no cigar.

Drive around any rural area and you will see the Romney signs still out there. There are plenty who refuse to pull their Romney bumper stickers off. Those things will be there until the sun eats them up.

Are these people living in the past?

Do they not realize that the election is over?

Just when do they accept what has happened?

No congratulations out of them. Now big sighs followed by 'OK, what's next?' No trying to make the best of the situation despite not getting what they hoped for. No dealing with reality.

Some even decried that they would be leaving the country if Obama won reelection. I wonder if they have made good on their word.

But mostly they didn't really even want Romney. He was the least popular candidate to win a major primary in a very long time. Maybe ever. What they really wanted was to get rid of Obama. If it had to be Romney to do it then so be it. Even though Obama is really a moderate and not the horrible far left socialist they keep trying to make him out to be.

Many are now living in a weird sort of time warp, still harping about how we should have elected Romney. And there in lies a problem. They are getting really touchy. By denying reality they are sewing the seeds of internalizing their issues. They can become angry over the slightest things. They and others will not realize that it is misplaced anger.

If only they could just let it go.

Accept it.

Move on.

There would be so much less stress. You know stress can affect health. It is not good to internalize stress.

I am sorry if you did not get what you wanted. We all voted for who we thought was the best choice. I know it hurts to think that a slight majority of the nation actually disagrees with you. Believe me, I know. As a liberal living through the Bush2 era, I know.

But you've got to let it go. If you don't the stress will eat you up slowly; just as surely as the sun will eat up all those Romney signs.

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh the other day and he said the right must now embrace the the groups they have alienated and champion their issues. That should be interesting to see.

Why don't you begin with climate change? That is really the biggest issue of all. And despite the rhetoric there could be a lot of new good-paying jobs creating alternative energy and a smart grid. And a lot of conservatives really believe we should care for our environment. Now is the time. If we make a concerted effort and really hit it now we can still turn things around. And it might get more people voting for your side.

Even Bush2 and Romney BOTH said it is real. Until the big oil, coal, and fracking money told them to say otherwise. Why don't you take all that pent up energy and throw it at preserving our habitat? We could work together on this and really make some progress...
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 7:48:41 PM

"I want capitulation."

Good luck with that. As I understand it, there wasn't even capitulation after the Civil War. Just disarm then teach your descendants to despise the side which prevailed. That way there's always a motivated sub-group available to foment discontent among the masses.
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owt
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 8:59:22 PM

The Bumbster doesn't think it is over, he is still in campaign mode.
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 6:03:48 AM

"As long as they have control of the HOR and at least 41 in the US Senate they can continue to thwart whatever the Democrats try to do at the federal level"

Who wants them to thwart anything?
I want capitulation. Lets run the table on the entire liberal agenda. Balls out.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:01:43 PM

Cons, you have 4 years to move to the center or get left behind again. So move forward, step aside or you will run over. Nobody likes a whiny sore loser."

Cons don't really need to be liked by anyone but their own kind -- and those who help pay their campaign bills. As long as they have control of the HOR and at least 41 in the US Senate they can continue to thwart whatever the Democrats try to do at the federal level.
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 9:13:54 PM


"the T, "I can't fix stupid" which is exactly how most Americans felt about Dim Mitt"

thanks for proving my point.
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nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 5:05:15 PM

"Perhaps we should stop gloating and hope Obama comes through for all of us."

Judging from his recent history, he won't. We now have a record number of people on food stamps, two credit downgrades, a very slow growing economy, and rising taxes coming to everyone!
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 1:15:12 PM

"hope Obama comes through for all of us."

By doing what?
Pushing from the top down hoping to raise the bottom up isn't the answer.
If you don't believe me I suggest you go get a bag of flour and step on it and tell me what you have after the bag splits from the weight of your foot pushing down on it.

[Edited by: theTower at 11/27/2012 1:18:12 PM EST]
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:54:38 PM

Perhaps we should stop gloating and hope Obama comes through for all of us.
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:51:31 PM

I just don't want to hear them complaining during the next 4 years when they see how things will roll out..

I'll just tell them pointedly you got what you voted for...

Meanwhile, he's not my president....
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:40:27 PM

kmd: "Let's see how long the USA can tread water."


I actually agree with that. We need an economic collapse of sufficient magnitude to stop the monthly government checks from going out, or inflation so bad that those checks are basically worthless. That's the only way to stop this spending madness and dislodge the takers from control of government; so the sooner it happens the better.


mudtoe

[Edited by: mudtoe at 11/25/2012 5:41:26 PM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:41:50 PM

"The truth is that the election is over, and voters decided to keep Republicans in control of the House."

That seems indisputable. Apparently the U.S. electorate prefers at least two more years of gridlock in Washington, DC. Eventually, one would think that has to change. I fully intend to contact my elected representatives to share my views that it's better to do nothing at all than concede to the conservatives. Let's see how long the USA can tread water.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:37:37 PM

SemiSteve - obviously this is another of your "flamethrower" topics. You, again, are spiking the football for Obama and the Dems. Fine, but how are you going to feel in 4 or 8 or 12 years when (not if) the shoe is on the other foot? And if Obama has as dismal a second four years as his first, are you also going to concede that his administration was a failed one?

Also, are you going to urge your president to compromise on the issues? Or are you going to encourage partisan gridlock. And Obama clinging to an ideological purity and demanding the Republicans "fall in line" is not compromise, now is it? As I've said before, there are those here and in America who believe that Obama's fiscal policies are nothing short of disaster for America. Some of the more extreme right members of our society believe that Obama's social policies are also detrimental to the American way of life, and I have to say that they have a legitimate beef in that their concerns are being steamrolled.

SemiSteve also said: "--I was completely prepared to do exactly that. I would have congratulated him and given him a chance to show that his platform would work."

--But we've had a chance to evaluate Obama's policies for 4 years, and some of us find them lacking. I'm one of them who thinks, much like some things you propose here, that the policies that were passed were ill thought out. And to not have the opposite party, even to act as "devil's advocate" was absolutely and totally WRONG of the Dems.
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nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:33:40 AM

SemiSteve, "Even though Obama is really a moderate..."

Since when is being pro partial birth abortion moderate? Since when is thinking it is OK to let babies that survive an abortion be left to die (See Born Alive Infant Protection Act)moderate?

The truth is that the election is over, and voters decided to keep Republicans in control of the House.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:17:02 AM

mud, "dumping my stocks" or cutting off your nose to spite your face, you tell me. If you can get 1% interest in the bank, good luck. "The faster we crash and burn" nothing like a little hope for failure before the 2nd term starts.

The T, "I can't fix stupid" which is exactly how most Americans felt about Dim Mitt.

Cons, you have 4 years to move to the center or get left behind again. So move forward, step aside or you will run over. Nobody likes a whiny sore loser.

[Edited by: gocatgo at 11/25/2012 11:18:43 AM EST]
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Ladygator2007
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:39:55 AM

jayrad1957, I highly doubt we will see Hilary in 2016. She will be 69 years old. A bit too old for a first time female president. Unless you're forgetting the grief people gave McCain recently and trust me this country is far more accepting of older men than it is of older women. Sad because I think she would have done a decent job. I think her party tossed her under the bus.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:11:52 PM

I've heard that "it ain't over till the black Republican concedes". So now that U.S. Representative Allen West has acknowledged the results of the Nov. 6 voting, it must finally be over. Time to move on?
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noseatbelt
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:27:15 PM

I accept the fact the election is over, enough gullable people voted for obama to get him re elected, and now the country will pay dearly for it.
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florida1541
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:50:47 PM

hey steve thanks for the advice i will now push everyone i know to contact their rep,s and push for the keystone xl
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florida1541
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:44:29 PM

being from tampa what rural post office are you driving by steve (town and country prehabes, thonassa, riverveiw ?0 there is,nt to many rural post office around anymore certainly not in tampa so i have to beleave you are stretching the truth a little bit . or could it be that you wish to gloat a little more which is fine you won but i would like to point out one little fact just this mourning i saw on the news were washington is now considering closing loopholes in the tax system for the one % well fun thing that was mitt,s idea and he said so during the second debate
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:33:32 PM

I've lost count of the number of pick-up trucks with the stars and bars on the front bumper and the Romney sticker on the back window.

But isn't steadfastly sticking to things beyond their purposeful life a penchant of conservatism?

I gotta laugh when I ride past a rural Post Office and see locals talking outside near their parked cars with the Romney stickers. I have to wonder if they realize the Republicans they support want to gut the very Post Office they are convening at...
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PappaVanTwee
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 1:19:34 PM

>>>
Oh well, I am prepared for it.
<<<

Someone please tell the Tower that if he can't put up with me and blocks me from reading his posts, he's not prepared for it.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:53:12 PM

"I still have my Romney sign in the yard."

When I take my dog for his walks I feel free to allow him to relieve himself on such political signs now that the election is over.
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BeulahME
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:01:16 PM

I still have my Romney sign in the yard.

I will not give in, I still remember how your kind treated Bush.
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BeulahME
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:01:16 PM

I still have my Romney sign in the yard.

I will not give in, I still remember how your kind treated Bush.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:58:43 PM

"Sadly, Some Will Never Accept That The Election Is Over."

Seems like quite a rash conclusion to draw after a mere nine days. Ever is a long time. On the other hand, one can still find Confederate Battle Flags flying proudly in various parts of the USA. How long has that one been over now, about 147 years? Not in the hearts of True Believers.

Of course, it's some of the same folks who aren't accepting either loss.

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 11/15/2012 9:00:25 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:58:39 PM

Man, I'm tellin ya. Just get outta the city and ride around in the country a bit. The Romney signs are still everywhere.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:56:52 PM

" Had Romney won, would you just accept it? "

--I was completely prepared to do exactly that. I would have congratulated him and given him a chance to show that his platform would work.

Of course I would be watching carefully and looking for signs that it was all a ruse meant to further enrich the already-rich while doing nothing for the rest. If unemployment kept going up; or any new jobs were really just lousy ones; and people kept going bankrupt over medical events; and the numbers of poor and homeless soared, I would be right there to say I told you so.

Essentially I would give him plenty of slack - on the rope he could hang himself with - politically speaking, naturally.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:53:43 PM

jacka, you ok with Hillary in 2016?
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:49:59 PM

Better watch out with that, jacka123. You might have to surrender your ABO status.
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jacka123
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:56:47 PM

Well, one thing that makes me happy, is knowing that next election, it cannot be Obama. Any democrat would be better than him. I take that back, NO JOE BIDEN, lol. Please don't die Obama, we just couldn't take Joe, lol.



[Edited by: jacka123 at 11/13/2012 8:58:50 PM EST]
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jacka123
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:53:32 PM

I can't believe you even thought that YDraigGoch, must less said it. The Democrats are the ones that sue about things like that. That is truly comical.
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jacka123
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:47:54 PM

True, the election is long over with, but that doesn't mean we have to ever like the results. Because we never will. To do so, would mean that we have changed our mind and now agree with Obama, agree with liberals, and agree with the liberal media. We don't agree, and never will. And just because some may not say any more about it, still does not mean they agree. It just means there is no use talking about it, any longer. Had Romney won, would you just accept it? I don't think so, you couldn't, it just doesn't work that way.
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:31:28 PM

Suffice it to say I am no longer going to try to stop it semisteve. Since 60+ million Americans seem to be more than willing to allow themselves to be ruled 24/7 from Obamaville and his disastrous agenda, let them.
I can't fix stupid. So let them be stupid.
I will sit back and laugh. And then I'll laugh some more at a all of the fools suffering and wallowing in the misery they brought unto themselves.
The sooner Obama gets done wrecking all of our lives, the better off we will all be. He should be allowed to proceed with his agenda full throttle.
Its the only way to save our country now. We have passed the point of no return and only the pain, suffering and misery of the Obama agenda can make Americans understand.
Oh well, I am prepared for it.


[Edited by: theTower at 11/13/2012 8:35:52 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:47:53 PM

Well if we don't have a habitat to live in we can't argue over what is the cheapest energy and if we should be using it or considering something more suitable for our needs...
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:38:53 PM

SS: "So you're totally on board with the carbon tax now? "


The faster we crash and burn the quicker those of us who planned for it will be able to pick up the pieces and move on. If I time it right I might even make some money out of the deal, just like how Joe Kennedy became a multimillionaire (when being a multimillionaire was a big deal) when he shorted the markets right before the 1929 crash.


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YDraigGoch
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:29:33 PM

Out near where I live, there is a small but vocal population of fundamentalist white wing fanatics. There are three of their churches within walking distance (and I have a crippled up leg).

They put up a decrepid old 18 wheel trailer with O M G ! on it for Obama Must Go. I bet it took weeks for one of these people to think that one up.

By the way, they put the thing up directly across the street from the middle school. Propaganda for impressionable minds.

I'll bet that if a pro Obama billboard had been placed there, there would have been a law suit to take it down.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:27:09 PM

Awesome, tower.

So you'll contact your reps and ask for an end to new drilling?

And to deny the Keystone XL?

That's the biggest fight right now. That oil is way dirtier than sweet crude. It is loaded with way more carbon. If that pipeline goes through it is game over for the planet.

Say you'll do it?

Or is that pushing things...
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WhiteRaven48
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:17:18 PM

Don't feel bad about a few Romney yard signs being out a week later....here in Obama country, Mn, we have many inner city euphorians who are still not over Paul Wellstone's unfortunate demise back in 2002.... that's been 10 years ago.
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:06:47 PM

The whole enchilada semisteve.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:00:28 PM

I am having a deja vu. Oh yeah. I was saying those things in 2000.

So you're totally on board with the carbon tax now?
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theTower
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:58:06 PM

I accept it's over. And I am not just talking about the election. Give Obama everything he wants between now an 2016.
Time to let the people live with their choice of abandoning America. An unfettered Obama should do just that.
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:18:03 PM

Oh, I accept it. That's why I'm dumping my stocks, and hunkering down for what's to come. Hope you have a sturdy financial shelter to ride out the storm in, because I don't think government freebies are going to be the answer for a whole lot longer.....


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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:02:17 PM

Arizona woman runs down husband with car for not voting


An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday.

Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.

Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said.



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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:20:13 PM

I think the house is struggling for popularity. They don't want to be blamed for sending us into another recession by allowing us to go off this fiscal cliff. They are now talking about compromise. After all, they don't have to worry about making Obama fail any more. He will never run for President again.
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florida1541
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:17:03 PM

now that i said that let me remind you that the american people did not give the dem,s a blank check as a matter of fact just the oppiste they left everything the same so tell me while you brage about winning how you are going to pay for anything since the house controls the purse strings and th cons control that
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florida1541
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:12:03 PM

you won congrades i hope you get everything you hope for i could say a lot of bad things but i think i will just say good luck to you and be done with it
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