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General Chat Thread, US Election 2012 - Who's it going to be? in General; Originally Posted by localzuk Romney is a investor/owner of one of the companies that make the voting machines used in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Romney is a investor/owner of one of the companies that make the voting machines used in lots of the states... Gather what you will from this!
    Yeah I heard that via Twitter a few weeks back, it shouldn't be legal! Regardless of legality, how can it not look suspicious that his family (it was his son I believe) bought a controlling share in the company just weeks before Mitt Romney was up for election? It just doesn't sit right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    because the democrate will work with people in power the republicans stated that their aim was to get Obama out and not let him pass anything.
    The same argument we saw above, where Democrats are nice and lovely because they're Democrats, whereas Republicans aren't because they aren't. Isn't it handy that all the really clever, clued-up, snuggly kind best people ever are all supporters of one political party?

    Notice their aim wasnt to improve america or moderate what they percieve as obamas willder policies but just to vote anything down (this includesfor example paying towards medical expenses for the 1st responders at the world trade centre for example somwthing that SHOULD get the support of every person regardless of political leanings)
    I would imagine their argument was that they wanted to improve America by getting rid of Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    I would imagine their argument was that they wanted to improve America by getting rid of Obama.
    Even so, blocking Obama's good policies is idiotic as it does nothing but display a personal vendetta and certainly doesn't help the American people. It's akin to a child refusing to take a piece of cake because they've fallen out with the birthday boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    The vote was phrased "who is going to be.." rather than "who do you want to be..." so I wouldn't read too much into it ....
    This Kenyan witch doctor apparently has no doubts:


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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Yeah I heard that via Twitter a few weeks back, it shouldn't be legal! Regardless of legality, how can it not look suspicious that his family (it was his son I believe) bought a controlling share in the company just weeks before Mitt Romney was up for election? It just doesn't sit right.
    When someone tries to vote for Obama on a vote registering machine...


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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Even so, blocking Obama's good policies is idiotic as it does nothing but display a personal vendetta and certainly doesn't help the American people. It's akin to a child refusing to take a piece of cake because they've fallen out with the birthday boy.

    In your view. In your view, those policies were good and helped the American people.

    In the view of those blocking his policies, they were bad and didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    In your view. In your view, those policies were good and helped the American people.

    In the view of those blocking his policies, they were bad and didn't.
    but surely the trick is to moderate it not act like a spoiled kid. Just blanket opposing everything helps no one

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    Far too close to call.

    I think we may end up with a re-run of Bush/Gore in 2000. With Romney winning the popular vote, and Obama getting the electoral college.
    Last edited by Trapper; 7th November 2012 at 12:15 AM.

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    BBC and ITV news are calling an Obama victory: 281 to 203. However apparently there is a question over Ohio and Romney may object to the result there.

    Edit: Romney has now conceded defeat.

    Standings are now: Obama: 303: Romney:203.

    There are two results not yet declared: Alaska and Florida.
    Last edited by DaveP; 7th November 2012 at 06:28 AM. Reason: Add detail to the post.

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    Apparently Romney has conceded... maybe the edugeeks did vote ... We have US members!

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    Rational, liberal & sane people across the world rejoice

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    I wonder if now the people who said they'd heard from a mate whose dog said his friend had heard that Romney had rigged the ballots would like to reconsider their rumourmongering.

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    I thought he would win yesterday evening, I just hope he doesn't have to wait two years until the houses get voted in to change so he can actually have a go at changing things in America, as they are in proper trouble there if they dont work together to get things sorted for them, their problems are spiralling.

    This made for an entertaining read though I thought, I am no Trump fan from what I have seen in the lead up to this election, so it is kind of amusing seeing those kind of blatant sour grapes - Donald Trump Vs Twitter Alec Baldwin More Unload After Obama Rant | E! Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    This made for an entertaining read though I thought, I am no Trump fan from what I have seen in the lead up to this election, so it is kind of amusing seeing those kind of blatant sour grapes - Donald Trump Vs Twitter Alec Baldwin More Unload After Obama Rant | E! Online
    Talking of entertaining, this little exchange in the comments made me spit coffee!

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    Re: US Election 2012 - Who's it going to be?

    He has a point about being blindsided and loyalty to the parties regardless of policies.

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