President Barack Obama Wins Historic Second Term

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

President-elect Obama greets the crowd at his election-night headquarters

President Barack Obama, America’s first African American president, written off a year ago as too hobbled by frustratingly high unemployment to win a second term, defied the odds and won a historic second term.

Results were still coming in late into the night. Republican challenger, Mitt Romney refused to call the president-elect to concede until nearly 1a.m. the following morning which delayed Mr. Obama taking the stage in Chicago to thank his supporters.

President-elect Obama told the enormous crowd of supporters:

“We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come. By itself the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock, or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward.”

Mr. Obama received a commanding electoral mandate: at least 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney and had a near-sweep of the nine most hotly contested battleground states.

The president-elect humbly said:

“But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over, and whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you and you have made me a better president.”

The night also saw major victories for a long list of liberal rights including same-sex marriage bills passed in Maine, Maryland and Washington, Tammy Baldwin elected as the first openly gay senator in Wisconsin, Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts and recreational marijuana bills passed in Colorado and Washington, the first states to legalize pot.

The Republican party’s huge loses prove the party reflects the narrow values of the GOP Country Club: rich, white men who loathe ‘teh gays’, don’t care about equality for women and, long for the days when Hispanics cut their lawns. They are dinosaurs reminiscent of the old white men in Guateng, South Africa, who long for the return of apartheid.

When and until the GOP evolves and embraces the diversity that is America’s new norm, I predict they will continue to be a minor political party who suffer giant loses come election time.

The conservative media also had a rough night. People like Karl Rove, Dick Morris and Michael Barone predicted a Romney landslide. On FOX News, Rove and Barone argued energetically that the vote count in southern Ohio was uncertain just as the Electoral College awarded President Obama more than 270 votes.

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20 Responses to President Barack Obama Wins Historic Second Term

  1. ChiTOM says:

    What a splendid, glorious night for Democrats. I am proud to be a liberal and a Democrat. Our party is the new normal and America is all the better for it. President Obama made me proud. As for Mitt Romney, I will not miss his negativity and divisiveness.

  2. feminazi says:

    Medicare and Social Security are safe for at least the next 4 years. Thank goodness.

  3. Marcus Ybanez says:

    As much as I am thrilled President Obama won a second term, I am over the moon Elizabeth Warren defeated Scott ‘coverboy’ Brown. He’s a snake.

    Now, Teddy Kennedy’s senate seat is securely back in Democratic hands.

  4. Unconditional1 says:

    This election shows just how out-of-touch the GOPoop party is, with regard to mainstream America! Personally I don’t vote and never will, but if I were a voting peep, I could not remotely consider voting for GOPoop initiatives. They, (the GOP) are complete BS, and their party should have its A$$ handed to them over and over again! Good job Dems!!

  5. Brigadoon says:

    President Obama won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million. A huge margin. What is Karl Rove and Michael Barone talking about? This was nothing short of a landslide.

  6. Scott Dancer says:

    A wonderful night for America and the rest of the world!

  7. Gindy51 says:

    And then you have little Ari Fleischer spewing the true death knell of the GOP.
    They won’t change so they will die out.

  8. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Here’s an interesting political factoid.

    Only two presidents in last 60 years received 50% or more of the vote for election for a second term: Ronald Reagan & Barack Obama. The bitter taste in Karl Rove’s mouth mus be enough to make him throw up today.

    Life is good. Very good.

  9. Harry says:

    Four more years! Woo hoo!

  10. stradella says:

    “The Republican party’s huge loses prove the party reflects the narrow values of the GOP Country Club: rich, white men who loathe ‘teh gays’, don’t care about equality for women and, long for the days when Hispanics cut their lawns. They are dinosaurs reminiscent of the old white men in Guateng, South Africa, who long for the return of apartheid.”

    Amen, Brother Christopher!

  11. Rachel says:

    Congratulations to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin, and to all the men and women who worked tirelessly to help get them elected. I salute you and thank you.

  12. Big Sky says:

    Lots of changes coming. @PaulRyanVP, Ryan’s twitter handle becomes @PaulRyanLoser.

  13. DMason says:

    How can they still be counting votes in Florida? They can get election results in Burma in 12 hours but the morons who run the elections in Florida can’t tally the ballots on the same night? Florida is a joke and I honestly think the AG Eric Holder needs to send people to Florida to help them modernize their state.

  14. Mets Fan says:

    Florida is irrelevant. If they finally count all the votes in a couple of weeks, it won’t change the vote count of the Electoral College.

    To David’s question, Florida is a mess. You might think after the 2000 mess that they would’ve spent the money to get their elections under control but alas, this isn’t the case.

  15. Adirondacky says:

    Women, as the new majority. What a concept? When will Republicans learn?

  16. Randy Arroyo says:

    There are no words to express how happy I am the election is behind us and President Obama and Vice President Biden won re-election. The race seemed to go on forever and it got so nasty. If Romney and Ryan had won, I honestly don’t think I would’ve remained in the USA. My employer is always looking for bilingual Americans to work in Cancun.

  17. Nigel Karsten says:

    Well done America! Well done.

  18. fran says:

    Sighing a huge sigh of relief.
    Damn this election was close. Too close for comfort. How could that be?????
    Never mind, Obama is in & Romney is out. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do I hear Big Bird cheering in the distance???

  19. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Obama literally squashed Romney in total popular and Electoral College votes.

    The take away from this election is this: America has changed, become more ethnically diverse and less bigoted. In 2020, white Americans will be the minority — a fact the Republicans refuse to admit, let alone accept.

    Romney is the last of his kind — thank goodness, because the Republican party will need to change if it’s to survive. The Democrats understood this fact.

  20. Mauigirl says:

    Thank goodness… I felt so relieved when I woke up on Wednesday and remembered that Barack Obama is still president.

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