Power to the People; Woe to the Republicans

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March 17, 2014

Power to the People; Woe to the Republicans

The voting is over and the President was reelected. The Republican Party was “All In” in the race for the White House, literally and figuratively. The Tea party drove the Grand Old Party into a 12 year ditch. Romney went too far right to appeal to any minority segment in the country, which was a fatal mistake that will cost the GOP for years to come. I believe a few million Republicans voted for President Obama because they knew “it wasn’t about Obama, but about their momma’s”, well stated by Al Sharpton. The People went to the polls and stopped all the polling.

The Republicans had better “take back” their party from Grover Norquist and the Tea party conservatives. Because of the directions and positions of the GOP the President won by a landslide which means the American people want him to go “Forward”. The Speaker of the House said the President’s victory means, the people mandate that the President should become more bi-partisan. Then he said no new taxes. He may have taken such a stand because there are no new marching orders from the “Real” Speaker of the House. The Republicans have always said they know what the people want, but obviously they didn’t really know the American people.

The Tea Party Congress that was organized during the 2010 midterm elections is all the Republicans have until the 2014 midterm elections. At that midterm election the tea party could be replaced by Democrats. The President will try to get a lot done in the next four years. The people will be watching to see if the obstruction of the president continues. Obstruction will not be allowed for another four years. If Republicans don’t want to be powerless the real Republicans must stand up now if they want to have a chance to take back the White in the 2024 elections. The people they claim to speak for are paying attention now.

The President will do better this time because the twelve million jobs Romney claimed he will create was already set to happen by the President. Romney knew this and hoped to take credit for the creation of twelve million new jobs after claiming the President failed to create jobs his first four years. The President has four more years, but I don’t think the Republicans can win the White house in 2016. The 2016 election is Hillary Clinton’s for the asking and she would be the First Woman President of the United States. President Bill Clinton’s intention is and was to set the stage for his wife. If she wants to make history by being the first woman President she will no doubt win. If the Republicans keep lining up against the people they claim to understand like they understand the Constitution, they will also lose the 2024 race. The President will be successful because he will work for the people who elected him, the middle, low and underclass people of America. During the next decade and more, the GOP should be about taking back and rebranding their party. “Power to the People”.

November 7 2012

junko

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Leo Ham 4 years ago from earth

Very well stated Junko. Having a President that is trustworthy and can relate to the people definitely empowers us all. We need an advocate and/or representative that cares about the people more than the position.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thanks Leo for the encouraging words and for your political input.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The people have spoken loud and clear, now it is time to get behind our psesident. " Happy day's are here again " Great article..


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junko 4 years ago Author

always exploring, that was one of Gov. and senator Huey Long's favorite song.He was also a champion for the people, but he had a deduct box. He wanted a chicken in every pot and every family to own a T-Model. Thanks for the comment and the memory


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Junko, a well written piece and I'm glad to see you not aggressively "going for in your face" to the Republicans. Mitt Romney fared well against Obama. The break down that I read was 50 percent went Obama, while 49 Percent went Romney in the over all Poplar vote. In the 45-to-64 voting demographic, Romney beat Obama by 52 percent to 47 percent.In the group with voters 65 and older, Romney won by 56 to 44 percent.

Needless to say the face of the American voter is changing, where younger voters came out to vote, and among them the 65 and older was the smallest group at 16 percent turn out that the young 18 to 29 turned out to 19 percent of that age group voting and there are many more break downs of race and all that I think needs to be stopped separating and just count voters. In my eye to break it up to anything else is racist and this election should settle that once and for all. In the end the states with the largest amount of "Electoral College" votes settle the score in the end. 1% is hardly power to the people, it's power to half the people and change. Our system is what it is and I've rode out recessions after growing up in the after math of a depression and now we are living in one ranked as bad as the Great Depression, but it seems most are riding the wave of the storm in better form and I thank God for that. I voted Independent and have not checked to see the votes he got, but a non-tea party/Democrat/Republican man and I did it just to put in my 2 cents. Barry gets 4 more years and we will have a better candidate than Hillary by 2016, I hope but I'll be older than I am now and will probably care less than I do now.

I'm glad the young vote turned out and went with Barry by majority, because in the long run they will have to live with the debt, so it's good to see them take it on, and the ones who don't vote, pretty much deserve what they get. I tried to get 7 guys 25 to 30 that I shoot with in our pistol club, they all told me they were "Apathetic" to the situation of the world and the US.

I took the trophy home again this year in our contests, so I just shake my head,

Peace and Blessings


Mary Wells 4 years ago

Junko, the Republicans have lost the election and their home. Now the Old School Republicans have no place to rest their heads. You did a good job capsulizing the results and the consequences.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I think is you ckeck, the President won not only the popular vote, he won the electoral vote as well. May we all work together for the good of our nation. The right man won. We will see that in the coming days...


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Ruby, I did check. Obama 50% Romney 49.1 percent. Hey no bones to pick, Obama won fair and square, but the land slide was in the electoral college. You might want to read up on the "Federalist Papers" as well as the Constitution and learn how the process works.

I don't intend for this to get in the way of my relationships with how anyone voted. I'm pro freedom of choice, my Election is with God Almighty and I've lived this life with that in mind.

May the Blessings Be,

dust


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you Mary for the comment and agreement. I am glad you have been a faithful follower since I've been on hubpages


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junko 4 years ago Author

50 Caliber, thanks for the acknowledgement of my not getting aggressively into the face of Republicans. I thought you knew that was not my style. I don't think America is post-racial and demographics showed that most of the older Americans who lived when racism was the law of the land, voted for the far right. White men young and old more then white women voted for a return to the past. I hope this election would settle once and for all that "all men are created equal", but I won't hold my breath. When you said "We will have a better candidatethan Hillary in 2016", are you talking about an independent candidate? Its been a while since I've heard from you. We are both Hollywood Marines from the Viet Nam era and "Iron sharpens Iron". Peace and blessings, don't be a stranger, 50 Cal.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Always thanks for your attempt to sharpen Dusty. He is worthy and opened minded.


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Aye Junko, I knew it wasn't your style but said it for any attackers to ponder. I'm a Parris Island Marine, but you know no difference, just a point we used to razz each other when not on patrol or in flight,

Peace and Blessings,

dust


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junko 4 years ago Author

Yes, 50 Cal on patrol, in flight, or in a fire fight it didn't matter whether you were a right coast or left coast Marine. All that mattered was that we were always semper fidelis. If Romney won I would still keep the faith. Forward blessings and peace to my brother on the right.


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junko 4 years ago Author

"Day is gone, gone the sun..." I'm so sad and my heart is heavy about the death of 50 Caliber. I hoped to meet and shake the hand of the man called Dusty and my spiritual friend. Iam honored he took the time speak to me when he knew his time was short. May God bless his soul. Good bye my friend on the right.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

"The President will do better this time because the twelve million jobs Romney claimed he will create was already set to happen by the President. "

Please explain how a president, any president, schedules the creation of 12 million jobs. Did he add it to his Google calendar?


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junko 4 years ago Author

nicomp, no a President can't set 12 million jobs to his google calandar and they will appear. A President who has been denied the right to be President for four hold years by absolute obstruction to the extent of economic decline, unemployment, food stamps experience for millions of Americans for the first time in their lives can produce 12 million jobs his second term. The type of obstruction used and failed to make Obama a one term President would completely destroy Capitalism in four more years. Three million jobs a year for the next four years is very possible and likely now that the President has four more years and the support of the American people. The Capitalist can't just sit on their money for another four to twelve years. The President has a job bill that he couldn't get passed and he desired to spend Government monies on National InfastructureProjects. These things must be done and will be done no matter who won the Presidency.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Um... his party had control of the House and Senate for the first 2 years of his reign. Don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion.


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junko 4 years ago Author

There are many facts and opinions and there were and are many yellow and blue dog Democrats that said no to anything that might make the President look Presidential like the handling of the GITMO Trials. He managed to get Healthcare and Financial Reforms which were Big Things according to the Vice-President. It's hard for an eagle to fly forward with a broken right wing. He had a little more than half the democratic party and a little more then half of all Americans supporting him then and now. After four years the right wing should perform better and the Nation should straighten up and fly right and you and I should become friends, time will tell. I believe the eagle will get off the ground and fly again, it is time.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

I'll interpret that as an indication of his inability to rally his own party.


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junko 4 years ago Author

nicomp your interpitation is great. Happy Holidays to you and yours, from me and mines.


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

I read recently something like this: 'Day 1 communist America: I've locked myself inside, the rioting grows more intense in the streets and the debauchery grows ever more offensive. I'm safe for now but I wonder for how long? The steel bars I've ordered to reinforce my windows and doors have not yet arrived. I doubt if they ever will. The violence and godlessness outside shows no signs of stopping. I suspect because of Obamacare those people have lost all instincts of self-preservation. Do they care about anything anymore? I have to go now ..there are 2 gay men knocking on my door asking me if I need any pot or abortions. Diary, this may be my last entry.'

I love it, that piece says it all for a big group of people. Loved this hub too.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Bobbi, fear is just imagination that causes stress that is not imagined, but real and unhealthy to the mind and body. "There is nothing to fear,but fear itself", hate should also be feared because of the pain it cause. Thanks for saying what you said and never being a hater.


www777 4 years ago

Woe, the republicans are not deverified and still don"t realized that america has deverified.

Woe, this is not about the wealthy it's about all americans

Woe, healthcare is here to stay and improve

Woe, America is growing and so will groverment

Woe, it's wars that broke us and wars that will keep us broke if we choose to stay in wars.

Woe, The republican need to find some one who will represent all people not only the rich.

Woe, if the republicans don't focus on the people and building this country, they will become a thing of the pass


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junko 4 years ago Author

www777 thanks for stopping by and talking. Woe to the republican party if they don't take their party back from Grover's Teaparty.


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watergeek 3 years ago

" If the Republicans keep lining up against the people they claim to understand like they understand the Constitution, they will also lose the 2024 race." That statement cracks me up. It's so true. I'd ask some of your readers to remember that when Obama first started, the Dems' loyalty was split between him and Clinton. Add to that the uncertainty about how he would perform, being relatively new to politics and black besides, and you see why he "couldn't rally his own party." The first term is usually spent feeling each other out and developing working relationships - testing each others' boundaries, etc. Most presidents feel much freer during their 2nd term and I'm looking forward to seeing what Obama will be able to accomplish this time. He's committed to tax reform, jobs, health care, and climate change, which I think bodes well. He could end up being one of our best presidents.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

"... to remember that when Obama first started, the Dems' loyalty was split between him and Clinton."

Ummm... Clinton was 8 years earlier. He wasn't running.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Watergeek, Thanks for stopping by and talking. I agree with your opinion of the Presidency of Barack Obama.


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watergeek 3 years ago

Ummm. I'm talking about Hillary. If you recall, they were Democratic opponents until the very end.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Watergeek, nicomp was just kidding. I think.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

Ummm... every Democrat and Republican primary campaign has pitted members of the same party against one-another. Joe Biden and John Edwards also tussled with Barack Hussein Obama and Hilary Clinton in 2008. The Dems loyalty was split many ways.

The original point is moot.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Don't forget the blue dog dixiecrats embeded in the democratic party. The republican party no longer put up with rinos.


JO JO BRO 3 years ago

I could not have said it on more clear myself, DADDY DIDN"T RASE NO FOOLS.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Brother, Daddy did the best he could to lift up his children. Thank you for lifting my efforts here. Much Love, junko


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Credence2 3 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

What is of most concern to me is that the GOP, is now a wooly mammoth that did not seem to get the message. They are reluctant to change anything, I guess it is just easier to polish a 'tur*' then to dispense with it and do something to change their glaring liabilities in the eyes of the American electorate But the natural stubborness of the rightwinger is well documented.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

Credence2 , you are so right. It never pays to cling to ideals, since moral absolutes don't exist. We need a party that will tell us everything we want to hear, like closing GitMo, repealing the Patriot Act, and lowering the cost of health care.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Credence, It seems that the Teaparty has hi-jacked the GOP and will bring down the party,the house and the Nation before they would allow any success of the Obama Presidency. That concerns me because the fall of America will end the world as we know it and many will die and a world wide civil world. Once the Genie is out the bottle it will never fit in the bottle again. It won't be the first time a mighty nation imploded rather then changed.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

"...and will bring down the party,the house and the Nation before they would allow any success of the Obama Presidency"

And no one obstructed George Bush. What a hoot. When it's your ox being gored...


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junko 3 years ago Author

nicomp, if you can't see any difference in the obstruction of the Bush Presidency and the obstruction of the Obama Presidency, then you are as blind as a bat.


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junko 3 years ago Author

What do you now think these days nicomp? Bush has no respect for the Teaparty. He was a better man than any in the Teaparty.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

See below


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

Hey, junko: hypocrisy alert!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57606606/house...

"Several members of Congress were arrested after participating in an immigration "sit-in" on Capitol Hill demanding that House Republicans act to pass immigration reform.

Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Keith Ellison, D-Minn.;. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., were among the lawmakers arrested by the Capitol Police for blocking a street near the Capitol."


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junko 3 years ago Author

Back at you,nicomp, I wondered if you can see a difference in the obstruction that Obama has been dealing with compared to what Bush had to endure? The people's ox has been gored daily with no end in sight.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

Junko, admit that the Repubs are doing nothing new. Admit that your guys are just as hypocritical as the other guys. After that we will talk gradations.

OK?


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junko 3 years ago Author

nicomp, I admit (submit) that the Repubs is doing nothing new political tactics wise concerning the shutdown, but to Default would be new. The excessive, overuse, and abusive application of normal tactics amount to obstruction of Government. The total disregard and disrespect for the Pres is unprecedented. The senate and the house is full of teaparty type hypocrites who need the votes to live the life of a highlevel GOVERNMENT WORKER. Now less talk gradations, What is gradation?


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Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

@nicomp & @junko - Gradation usually involves a serious of things or events, steps, degrees, blah, blah... Degradation is much cooler... LOL!


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

@InsaneMundane , gradation is a cool word. It seems like it should have more syllables. I use it at the barber shop and when I am ordering doughnuts.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

@Junko: "Hitting the debt ceiling doesn’t mean default"

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/11/hitting-the-debt...


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junko 3 years ago Author

nicomp, thats Justin"s opinion. You like and except his opinion? I'll except your opinion if you except mine. My opinion is simular to Justin,s and V.P. Dick Chaney's who dismissed the importance of the National debt while fighting two unfunded wars. I believe the debt crissis is apart of the Obstruction of the Obama Presidency. I BELIEVE that The American economy is the world economy, and we created capitalism. There is no debt crissis today, yesterday and not since the wall st. bailout. The Teaparty don't claim a debt crissis, they speak of a coming crissis. It is said "The people love a lie". Whats your opinion, nicomp?


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Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

@junko - I'm not nicomp, but either way, you really need to work on your delivery of dictions. I don't know much about politics, but I do realize that this country is like some maxed-out credit card that blows money in all the wrong places while constantly crying about their debt. This has been going on for quite a while, but we are reaching the point of utter asininity in a monetary fashion.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

@Junko, Bush/Cheney participated in creating the debt crisis and Barack Hussein Obama keeps the ball rolling. We can't spend what we don't have. You Democrats are equally responsible. Obama had both houses for the first 2 years of his first term: did he work to reduce spending?

These days BHO campaigns on the thesis that the deficit is going down at the fastest rate in history, or something like that. The man has no shame and Americans don't understand math.

Surely the passengers on The Titanic were comforted when told the ship was still sinking, but a slower rate than any other ship.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Insane, you admit that you are a low informationed political commenter. Iam confused by your comment but I think you disagree with my comment to nicomp. I think you should read my hub then read the comments including yours, then make an informed comment based on your your own understanding. You really need to work on your delivery of disagreement when reading other hubber's mail. You should never disagree in a vague term when butting in on other hubber's conversations, and knowing so little about the subject matter.


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Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

When you say "the people," you are not talking about the responsible adults with half a brain. The majority that are in favor of Obama are dependent on the government anyway, whether it is because of food stamps, assisted living, welfare perks, welcome mats for illegals, etc. It is fairly obvious why Obama got re-elected. The other ones that do not fit that description, are mostly people that hate the Republicans in general.


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junko 3 years ago Author

nicomp unlike insane, you know what you are saying is teaparty repub hogwash. You know that the President has been denied a credit card and tax revenue since he became the Commander and Chief. You know that Bush/Cheney was allowed to fight two unfunded wars, pass a national drug plan in both houses on credit cards because they voted in a tax break after Clinton left a budget surplus. I know you like other obstructionist CAN'T understand the ovious, publicly. After years of mis and dis information spoken publicly to understand now would be an admission that lies were told. The Titanic has nothing to do with a debt crissis thats just obstruction hogwash.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

" You know that the President has been denied a credit card and tax revenue since he became the Commander and Chief."

I give up. I'm out. Have fun in your reality.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

@InsaneMundane , I leave you here to be the voice of reason. The above comment tells me that there's nothing to be communicated here.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Half a brain? InsaneMundane, If you are an American, you also are dependent on the government, even if you are nicomp. If you have half a brain you NEED The affordable Care Act.


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junko 3 years ago Author

nicomp, InsaneMundane came in here to share your tea and now you want to leave him holding the bags. Go ahead, bug-out, a good run is better than a bad stand if you can't justify your stance.


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junko 5 months ago Author

The people are watching and listening.

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