“Barack Obama is the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the national popular vote twice, according to a revised vote count in New York eight weeks after the Nov. 6 election.
State election officials submitted a final tally on Dec. 31 that added about 400,000 votes, most of them from provisional ballots in the Democratic stronghold of New York City that were counted late in part because of complications caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The president nationally won 65.9 million votes — or 51.1 percent — against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who took 60.9 million votes and 47.2 percent of the total cast, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Obama is the first president to achieve the 51 percent mark in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who did it in 1952 and 1956, and the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four consecutive White House races. Roosevelt received 53.4 percent of the vote — his lowest — in his last race in 1944″
Annie thank you for the kind comments. I am done at Rebane. I don’t mind intelligent discussion but when it becomes nasty and spiteful I have no need. I was accused of attacking an individual on the basis of being an alarmist because I agree with NOAA, NASA the EPA and other reliable scientific sources on climate change. Funny how a statement that “the country is in shambles” is not considered alarmist but agreeing with NASA and NOAA is alarmist. No need for me to engage in that type of dialogue. I have much better things to do with my time.
I am not sure if it is ploy to suck in opposition for comments or are the local so called conservatives that out of touch. Name calling seems to be par for the course and what ends up happening no matter how much a person tries to refrain from it eventually we fall victim to degrading the dialogue to categorizing/ name calling individuals. I try my best not to do so but it is difficult when bombarded with attacks of my intellect or mischaracterizing positions to fit some false stereotype that I do not fit into. It is funny at the same time frustrating and a waste of time.
Couldn’t agree more Ben. Better to not engage. I do have great respect for many if not all of my conservative friends. But their dialogue never mirrors that of some, but not all, of the commenters at that site.
Ken, I meant that in all sincerity. You “bested” them and the name-calling commenced. They didn’t want to have an intelligent discussion with you because they had nothing intelligent to come back at you with.
Thanks Annie. I know you are sincere and I respect you, your input and the comments you make.
If we are talking about the team sport aspect of politics it is a great day for Democrats and President Obama but if we are talking about civil liberties or economic/ social justice it is a continuation of the status quo. I like Obama and voted for him 2008 but I will hold him accountable his entire second term unlike the first term where I/ we gave him nearly a two year pass.
The marketing is good from the Obama camp but social/ economic justice and civil liberties are campaigns that never end and can only be fought with any real success when it is fought with righteousness not pragmatism. Martin Luther King Jr used to talk about consensus presidencies or gradualism or slow reform. Here is a great example of that message
No Jeff yours I’m sure was sent just before he got out of bed this morning. You know, he was getting off the last few private emails to his friends before being sworn in as President of The United States of America. Can you tell him for me, enough with the drone bombings already?
Thanks. I feel more special now. I’ll let him know too.
BTW, we enjoyed watching some of the festivities as a family today while playing Scrabble and smoking some food. Splendid weather; hope everybody got outside.