Why is it the election is over and yet people continue to fight the results?
There are many reasons for that.the republicans were supposed to win this election given the economic state of the country,so they were not prepared for a second obama term.the consequences of obama's reelection ,a president they deeply despise means there will be a political civil war within the republican party between the right wing extremists that have ruled for the past few years and everyone else,and each side has a different explanation as to why they lost.
Some people can't accept results that aren't up to par with what their expectations were.
After Obama's initial election the claims were that he wasn't born here so he wasn't eligible. After his re-election it is all about succession.
And people wonder why things aren't getting done.
Ok I agree that is true that he isn't doing what he promised. Since re-election is out for four more years the best thing I see is to challenge the law makers by calling and writing your representatives. Complaining about it is non productive.
I think the POTUS is doing the best he can with a house that has done everything possible to be a roadblock and obstruct anything that might possibly make Obama look good. It is shocking we aren't worse off with their lack of effort.
This always hapens when elections are close - Obama only won by maybe 2 but less than 3% popular vote - not exactly a landslide so what do you expect? - remember when Gore lost to Bush? - the left is still crying about that one despite the official recounts and results having been in for years.
Although Barack Obama won re-election handily over Mitt Romney with 300+ electoral votes (well more than the 270 electoral votes needed of the nine battleground states that were up for grabs, Obama won eight of them) he didn't crush it; instead he won a string of precise narrow victories. The president won because he ran a permanent campaign, keeping his offices open in the battleground states from his 2008 campaign and because he relentlessly defined his opponent.
His was the better campaign and thus scored a tactical victory as election returns show but he has no grand mandate out of the numbers.
He has been re-elected, but his policies did not win the day. Voters didn't turn their faces up to the vision he painted the way they did in 2008. When voters were asked which candidate had a vision for the future, Romney won that question in exit polls, 55 percent to 43 percent. Asked about Obama's signature achievement, health care, voters did not approve. Forty-nine percent said they wanted it repealed in part or whole. Voters also said the federal government was too large.
SO politics being what it is, why is it any surprise hangers on want to debate this election winner? Given the totality of what the election process has become with the negativity, the lies, pandoring for votes and the money involved the aftermath bickering over who won should be the least of our concerns.
This is a great answer. Thanks so much for responding.
He won by almost 5 million votes, that isn't too close. The last R to win by more was Bush in 1988. Dubya's best showing was 2004 with over 3 million.
adkp - where did you get that figure of 5 million? His final margin, according to Politico, was 3,476,775 votes.
There is a small group of elite who use the Third Party Law to keep conflicts stirred up, not just on elections and party divisions.
The Third Party Law states that, for a conflict to persist, there usually is an undisclosed third party behind the scenes fanning the flames of enmity between the two parties.
The elite want to create as many fractures and divisions as they can. Polarization of the citizenry allows them to finish dismantling the United States without much resistance.
And they're almost done! But don't look to the Corporate Party media. They're in on it. They work for the elite (Rockefellers, Rothschilds and their ilk).
They've been working on it for over 200 years.
For 10 years, I believed the Bush "conspiracy theory" of 9/11, but then I woke up to the science that proves it was an inside job.
The only way to combat that kind of entrenched evil is to walk away. Boycott the machine. You can't change it, because it's already too corrupt.
Walk away. Lead by example. Create the ideal in your own life. Ignore the fear-mongering and promote peace and understanding.
Things change and some people can't accept that. They try to hold on to the past by standing in the way.
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