President Obama Re-Elected: The People Have Spoken

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Obama BallotAmerica, we've got four more years! President Barack Obama has officially been re-elected! It's time to join the chorus of Americans saying, "Thank you, Ohio." The Buckeye State has just ensured Obama's legacy!

Even with Florida and Virginia listed as "too close to call," the results out of Ohio have ensured the Obama/Biden ticket has enough votes to win the electoral college with 274 to Romney's 203. The Romney/Ryan campaign, meanwhile, couldn't even carry Massachusetts, where Romney was once governor, or Wisconsin, the state that sent Paul Ryan to Congress.

So what does four more years with Obama mean for America?

Obamacare is here to stay. Women's rights are intact. The Defense of Marriage Act isn't getting a champion. And while we're talking about all the things Mitt Romney can't inflict on America, the mysterious details of the Romney/Ryan tax plan don't matter anymore. They're a non-issue.

To borrow a phrase from Vice President (again!) Joe Biden, this is a "big f---in deal," America!

As Rachel Maddow said this evening on MSNBC, this is about a "consequential presidency, not just a consequential election."

This re-election proves Obama was not simply elected in 2008 as a reaction to frustrations over the Bush administration's reign. He was elected because he was the right man to lead this country, is STILL the right guy for the job four years on.

As the President tweeted this evening:

We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are.

No matter who you voted for, we are all Americans. And our president serves us all.

Now, with this mandate from the people, President Obama can continue the policies his administration put in place over the past four years. More than that, he can improve on them. He can truly make them matter for everyday Americans. 

What did you expect was going to happen tonight? Was an Obama win something you hoped for?

 

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DebaLa DebaLa

It's been called, yes, but Ohio counties are still being counted, and Romney is not conceding 'til that's done, understandably.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

It's not over til it's over. There are still states that haven't been counted yet... People need to relax.

early... earlybird11

I hope you all are happy as time goes on. we are about to find out what 'more flexibility' meant . Congrats ! U will all have an oh shit moment and dear Lord, it will be too fucking late .

MENSA... MENSAmamma

I'm not surprised at all. Here is exactly what has happened, as predicted by political historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, over 200 years ago:


"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”


Congratulations, America. You just cemented your own demise.

jkm89 jkm89

Lol. I would just like to say "told you so!!" Yeah, I went there.

early... earlybird11

And I might I point out the fraud surrounding u wonderful dems ? People making legal complaints their vote was changed to Obama from Romney . Large murals of Obama ? Black Panthers again at the polls ? Keep it classy dems. Wonder how many more food stamp recipients will be added to my bill these next four years ? Don't u guys worry, ill continue to bust my ass so u all can live large .

iicar... iicarmerin

wasn't it the Bush administration that flushed the country down the toilet? And President Bush was indeed a republican.

Rnurse Rnurse

Very happy Obama won. Now he can finish the job he started.

nonmember avatar MO Mom

Thank God! Congrats to Obama and good riddance to Robot Man Mitt Romney

godde... goddess99

So Happy!

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