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Current time: June 25, 2022, 3:57 am

Poll: Who you voting for?
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Obama
42.31%
11 42.31%
Romney
3.85%
1 3.85%
Other [do tell]
3.85%
1 3.85%
None/not in the US
50.00%
13 50.00%
Total 26 vote(s) 100%
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Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
#21
Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
(November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm)Tino Wrote:
(November 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm)festive1 Wrote: We shall see, Tino... We shall see... Personally, I'll just be glad to have this whole fucking farce over with already. My inner conspiracy theorist thinks that Romney bought the election months ago... I'm thinking the south won't turn out to vote for a black guy or a mormon... that was my main prediction for this election, the southern states will still go Red, but there will be a very low turnout. How about this: If Obama wins I'll buy you a bottle of booze (your choice) and if Obama loses, you buy me a bottle of booze (my choice)? Seem fair?

I think this is a terrible bet for me but I will accept it for fun and because you're a good egg. If you choose something very expensive I reserve the right to find a very small bottle of it to send you.

Likewise, and deal!

Is this a terrible bet because Obama is going to win, or because you don't drink?
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#22
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
(November 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm)festive1 Wrote: Is this a terrible bet because Obama is going to win, or because you don't drink?

Terrible because I think Romney will win, and I'll have to buy a bottle for you, so I see little possible upside other than fun, and then I'm kind of cheap date in terms of what I drink. Or did I read the bet wrong? I read it as consoling each other with alcohol.
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#23
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
Eh. Everything I've been reading points to it being close but Obama holding enough of the states and enough margins in those states to hold onto a victory, albeit not one that was as big a landslide as 2008 was. Thing is not that many people have become disenfranchised with Obama. They definitely exist but a lot of the people who voted for him are going to do so again. The people who didn't aren't going to vote for him. That's just how it is. He hasn't really done as terrible a job as the screaming haters are saying he has. Anyone who pays a modest level of interest in politics [basically the independents] will realize that for all the supposedly "bad" things he has done, he's actually done far better. Those who voted just because he was black or a democrat are still gonna vote that way this year, and those who voted against him because of whatever contrived reasons they can think up are still gonna vote against him, but those who voted for the issues and who pay attention to politics at a deeper level than just the media-company sound-bites aren't going to vote in favor of Romney. Even the most rudimentary research on what Romney has done to Massachusetts turns me off from him. The republicans love to tout how he put the state "back in black." They fail to mention that this was done by tearing apart their education system and with that ridiculous Romneycare thing which is what the more soft-headed Republicans accuse Obamacare of being when in fact they're two very different systems [Romneycare is what they're railing AGAINST and Obamacare is what they claim to want...but they have the names backwards]. That whole $400 fine thing for not having your own healthcare plan? That's not Obamacare. That's Romneycare and he's been accusing Obamacare of being that. The man is a masterful manipulator of words and political situations; he can make what seems like a good thing be a bad thing and a bad thing be a good thing. Anyone with half a brain can look at the voucher program for medicare that he's touting and see what a fucking nightmare and what a fucking un-American program it is with, again, all of maybe fifteen minutes of reading.

Reading is a wonderful thing. Well, that and common sense.

So, yes, if Obama loses I'll be quite [unpleasantly] surprised.
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#24
Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
(November 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm)Tino Wrote:
(November 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm)festive1 Wrote: Is this a terrible bet because Obama is going to win, or because you don't drink?

Terrible because I think Romney will win, and I'll have to buy a bottle for you, so I see little possible upside other than fun, and then I'm kind of cheap date in terms of what I drink. Or did I read the bet wrong? I read it as consoling each other with alcohol.

Nope, you read it correctly. Just if you don't drink alcohol, I could substitute coffee or something. Think of it as a consolation prize when Obama brings this election home! Tongue I won't break the bank, I promise :-)
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#25
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
(November 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm)Creed of Heresy Wrote: That whole $400 fine thing for not having your own healthcare plan? That's not Obamacare.

I think you've got this wrong. My understanding is that the fine (paid as tax) for not having coverage will be $695 per person, max $2085 per family by 2016 when it is fully phased in. Here's a source I can't vouch for but it looks consistent with what I've read elsewhere

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/how-muc...acare-tax/
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#26
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
I'm honestly terrified about what might happen to my rights if Romney is elected. :/
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#27
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
From the looks of thinks (at time of writing) your going to have A new president Larry the cable guy with a side of complete fuckwitary.
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#28
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
No changes so far. Were Romney running for president of the Confederacy he would have been in.
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#29
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
So far, Obama has held Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa, Florida and Colorado are still too close to call.

Early, but it looks good so far.
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#30
RE: Farewell to Obama? Not a chance.
Man, I hate being on the East coast... It's going to be a late night.
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