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The Nation has spoken! Time to get back to business.

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posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:28 PM
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Well I have decided to change my avitar back, I will not brag on the outcome but I will say that the popular vote issue is now a moot one. Folks on both sides came out in record numbers and I am proud of both sides.

It is time to mend the fences and get back to the nations business.

The gloves are now off and a Lame Duck President does not have to worry about re-election nor does the VP.

Iraq is job 1 at the moment and if I were in falujah, I would be worried. Osama did not manage an attack and for all we know he might not have tried. Thing is the people of the US are standing behind what we have started there and hopefully the nation will join now and get the job done.

I am proud of my nation and proud of Mr. Kerry for recognizing that we need to move on.

Michael Moore hurt Kerry in my opinion as did the political record of the democratic candidate. I feel that they could have won the White House with a more moderate candidate than the liberal Senator.


As for the folks from the other nations, you must understand why America voted the way they did, the support the President and what he has done.



Congrats to Mr. Bush, and now lets hope these next four years will be blessed by the Almighty and Peace can be brought to a divided world.


Cheers!








posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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Do you seriously think America is going to unite after this race? You've got to be kidding me.

One thing that's nagged me all race... Bush never campaigned on policies. I remember Kerry numbers like 25,000 extra special forces, extra $1000+ for medicare for each family. I don't remember ANY Bush. All I remember from the Bush campaign is...

"Internets"
"Fuzzy Math"
"He's a flip flopper"
"Keep'n 'Murka Safe"



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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So just like that? "Thanks for letting the RNC divide this country for the past year, that's over now, let's come back together"? Just like that? Really? "The nation has spoken?" Really? 52% is barely more than half... that is certainly not anything at all like "the nation has spoken". 49% said something else. From a pure statistical standpoint, that's even, neck-and-neck, down-the-middle, and clearly divided. The country is in a terrible state because of the RNC tactics (and lack of dem leadership). The divide is far too wide I'm afraid.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger
As for the folks from the other nations, you must understand why America voted the way they did, the support the President and what he has done.


I know. And I think I understand why you supported him also.

Congratulations on your win edsigner.

It scares the hell out of me on several levels.



Edit to add:

Tha "Nation" HAS spoken (30% of electorate) and America WILL get exactly what she deserves.


[edit on 11/3/2004 by Gools]



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:37 PM
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And the Attacks from the Dems was ok? I mean come on!

Anyhow, the nation has moved even more to the right and away from solicalism. The economy is poised for a steady growth, the budget will be brought under control and maybe even to a surplus in less than 5 years.


Bitter are we? the nation did speak. The MAJORITY has spoken , yes. A huge turnout on BOTH sides.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:38 PM
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I think I have to agree with Skeptic. The US is very divided. I mean half of the country (or thereabouts, who knows what those who didnt vote care) aren't just going to come back together with a smile on their face and a song in their heart. In reality the nation has not spoken as a whole, just as a marginal majority. This divide is huge and Bush will need to work extremely hard to pull us together.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger
And the Attacks from the Dems was ok? I mean come on!

Anyhow, the nation has moved even more to the right and away from solicalism. The economy is poised for a steady growth, the budget will be brought under control and maybe even to a surplus in less than 5 years.


Bitter are we? the nation did speak. The MAJORITY has spoken , yes. A huge turnout on BOTH sides.


Well, he IS the incumbent and has to answer for his mistakes. You don't start off on a fresh record sheet just because you're running for a second term.

No, the nation has moved away from the centre and into the radical right. Go ahead and slash welfare and watch all the poverty stricken red states swing Democratic in 2006's Senate races.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:42 PM
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i agree with edsinger..time to get back to business. one to watch out for is China. They were relying on the 'stars' and chinese astrology over kerry win and issued this statement at the eve of US elections..

China slams Bush on eve of poll


Qian stressed that Beijing is also worried about Washington's heightened presence in Central and South Asia and is concerned that it may threaten China's ambitions to be the region's dominant military power.


..and when a Bush victory seemed reality, the conniving chicoms switched sides..



Chinese not surprised by a looming Bush victory


Eric Baculianao
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Popular sentiments among ordinary Chinese remained pro-Kerry, but the projection of a Bush re-election did not come as a surprise to Chinese officials and scholars who monitored the closely contested U.S. presidential elections.

Hundreds of Chinese officials, academics and students excitedly joined members of the American community in a gathering here to watch the election returns on television.

In a mock election the victory went to Kerry with 430 votes, against 117 for Bush. "I voted for Kerry, because he would build peace in the world," said Tibetan student Yangzom.

"Kerry would be good for human rights in China," said Zhou Duo, a consultant promoting farmers' rights.

But a Chinese official, who requested not to be named, said China would be "comfortable" with a second term for Bush. "We prefer stability in relations," he said. Pointing to the giant television screen showing the dynamics of U.S. elections, he added: "We still have a long way to get there."

China's television and Internet websites closely followed the progress of the vote count, with Xinhuanet even announcing prematurely, based on a U.S. media report that Bush had won. "This is a great misfortune for the world!" read one comment in a chat room as the vote count was turning in Bush's favor.

"I feel disappointed that Kerry might lose," said history student Wu Shijin. "It only shows that for Americans, security and the anti-terror war are most important."



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
No, the nation has moved away from the centre and into the radical right. Go ahead and slash welfare and watch all the poverty stricken red states swing Democratic in 2006's Senate races.


Well I would disagree, I say lets get away from socialism and make most of them get jobs and quit wasting my tax dollars. I still would like a safety net for those who CANT help themselves.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger



Bitter are we? the nation did speak. The MAJORITY has spoken , yes. A huge turnout on BOTH sides.


Wait, you really think a basically 50/50 split is enough to claim "The nation has spoken"? Give me a break. With 50/50 you should be saying "Half the nation has spoken...for Bush".



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger

Originally posted by Nerdling
No, the nation has moved away from the centre and into the radical right. Go ahead and slash welfare and watch all the poverty stricken red states swing Democratic in 2006's Senate races.


Well I would disagree, I say lets get away from socialism and make most of them get jobs and quit wasting my tax dollars. I still would like a safety net for those who CANT help themselves.


Start with the red states then. They're the ones who are soaking up the majority of the welfare dollars.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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Lets hope we can BEGIN to heal as nation.......the prez has a Mandate and more than likely a Supream Court to appoint


[edit on 3-11-2004 by Truth_Hunter_1976]



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger The economy is poised for a steady growth,
How do you figure this? Are you involved in business? Do you have some pulse on the street? Please... let me know.

The MAJORITY has spoken
I'm sorry, have you really looked at the 52% for bush? From a statistical analysis vantage point, it is not a majority but simply half... half of a divided nation. Tell me, is it a victory when the sitting president only gains a statistical half of all votes? I think it's more of a warning sign than a victory. I'm not a democrat, I'm neutral/centrist. And this divide worries me like no other issue today.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:48 PM
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You knew the rules of the game.
You lost.
Suck it up.
Get on with your life please, stop the useless pondering

Both sides are to blame for this division, and Europe I may add



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:48 PM
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Skeptic

3 Million votes is a LOT of people I consider that a mandate



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:50 PM
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no more ATS points hummm been a while sence I have been here



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:51 PM
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Funny how in 2000, folks complained that Gore won the popular vote and should have been president. Now that Bush wins it, handily I might add the complaints just keep coming. 4 million is a lot of people.

I just want to remind some folks of one thing that was said in ATS.

Americans who vote for Bush are Stupid.

Well I beg to differ with that statement. I say that America still stands up and will stand up when other nations will not.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:52 PM
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"The Nation has spoken" about how deeply divided we are as a nation. Despite the assurances of Kerry & Bush that they would try to heal the breach, I noticed that the threats started to come out immediately on CNN from the Republican-controlled House and Senate. Already the message is "you're either with us or against us".

Bush has a wonderful opportunity to mend bridges and unite America again. But will he take it, or continue to steamroll over the wishes of half the public in favor of his wealthy campaign contributors? Only time will tell.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Truth_Hunter_1976
Skeptic

3 Million votes is a LOT of people I consider that a mandate


3 Million out of 300 million citizens? That's 1%.

Bush won a majority of "voters" but America is somewhat larger than those 120 million who cast their votes.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Truth_Hunter_1976
Skeptic

3 Million votes is a LOT of people I consider that a mandate


(I'm sick of telling people this but if you can put two posts into one then do so.)

3 million people out of what? It's easy to say that 100 candy bars is a lot more then 10 but compared to 90, it's not a lot more.



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