Wednesday, November 07, 2012

PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTED!

President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have been re-elected to lead this nation another four years.  

Former Gov. Mitt Romney has conceded the election for himself and running mate Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.   

Those voters who desired this outcome can enjoy the moment.  Ohio was the state whose votes clinched the election for the Obama/Biden ticket. 

Thanks again to Ohio Elderblogger, Kay, at "Kay's Thinking Cap" whose dedicated volunteer election efforts to re-elect President Obama benefited all of us, since many of our states voting outcome wasn't as much in question.  Knowing my former home state, I'm sure the community in which she tirelessly toiled was a particularly significant one in which to make voters aware of the candidates and issue differences.  Certainly all of our states were important in the election's outcome, but Ohio voters proved to be key as analysts predicted.  Their votes clinched the necessary Electoral College votes for President Obama.   

Much work lies ahead in resolving this nation's problems.   We still have a Congress composed of political party divisions similar to those existing during the previous four years.  There will be a few new members, including women you may read about in this Huff Post.  What meaningful effect to facilitate constructive governing action they and the few added new men may have remains to be seen.  

Hopefully, all returning Senators and Representatives will seriously  reassess why we elected them, consider how they can take effective action to move our nation forward.   

We have a job, too!  That is to see to oversee and direct the actions they take for the good of all our citizens, not just a few.   Expect you already have your list of what you want accomplished.

(I've always enjoyed The Carpenters so am using this occasion as an excuse to play their rendition of "We've Only Just Begun.)



 



20 comments:

  1. I am very relieved. The alternative would have been disastrous !! I am hoping that the new women senators will bring some backbone to Washington.

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    1. I'm hoping, too, that even a few new thinkers in D.C. will stir the pot a bit. Maybe these women, especially, do so.

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  2. I am very relieved too...the alternative would have been unimagineable. I can't believe I stayed up and watched from beginning to end...but it was well worth it. Loved Obama's speech....classy act. I'm praying both sides can work together for the betterment of our country. ~Joy

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    1. One advantage to living on the West Coast is the three hour time difference, so it was only about 11 p.m. here when the outcome was determined.

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  3. David and I are in the 50% who did not vote for Obama. Hopefully he will be the president of ALL the people. Dianne

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    1. Yes, me, too, Dianne. Also hope those Congress people previously primarily dedicated to preventing this re-election will now join in a less partisan approach to legislative action to benefit all of us.

      HuffPost reports:

      "As of 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Obama has widened his popular vote lead. He now leads 60,193,076 or 50.4% to 57,468,587 or 48.1% with nearly all precincts reporting. Still no official word yet, however."

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/who-won-the-popular-vote-2012_n_2087038.html

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    2. Clarifying my comment -- I did support Obama, but I, too, hope the President represents well all this nation's people as he said he would.

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  5. joared: I removed my own comment.

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  6. Just the right song for what lies ahead.

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    1. Thought about Obama's statement which is also a song Sinatra and more current singer, Michael Buble, deliver really well -- "the best is yet to come..." (and won't it be fine......)

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  7. I am very pleased too, as you might have noticed on FB.....lol

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    1. Glad you're pleased with election outcome, too. Didn't catch you on FB as I rarely go there, but have very restricted acct. -- only a couple family and very few school friends from years ago do FB.

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  8. it's your birthday??? or was recently? Many happy returns!!

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    1. Yes, 77th just came up out of no where last month. Thanks!

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    2. sneaky birthdays! my #76 coming up soon!!

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    3. Ah...to be 75 or 76 again!

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  9. Dear Joared, yes "we've only just begun" and there's "so much ahead" of us to do. Immediately the president and Congress must deal with this fiscal cliff. And that can happen only if they forgot politics and party and do what they can to serve the majority of the American people. Peace.

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  10. Thanks for giving notice to Kay Dennison (of Kay's Thinking Cap blog), hardworking campaign volunteer, an elderblogger in Ohio. Very satisfying outcome with Obama re-elected and percentage of women in Congress moved from 17 to 20!

    On the dark side, my sense is the losers are clueless and will continue their mean-spiritedness toward women, the elderly, the poor, the disabled, the list goes on. We have to stay vigilant with our voices and our dollars (whenever possible).

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