Obama Wins Second Term

U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term Tuesday night, handily beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in electoral and popular votes.

While votes are still being counted as of this writing, President Obama walked away with at least 303 electoral votes and a million popular votes. Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, was still counting its ballots. The president is ahead there by one point.

An analysis of voters done by MSNBC showed an electorate more divided by race. The president’s support among White voters dropped to 39-percent, which is four points lower than his result in 2008. It is also lower than the share of Whites voters won by either John Kerry or Al Gore.

President Obama also lost White women by 14 points – double than the amount he lost to John McCain in 2008. This was despite a concerted effort by the Democrat Party to win over White women.

Results for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election (Obama is ahead by 1 point in Florida).

Non-Whites overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. African-Americans voted for their fellow candidate by 93-percent, and had an above-average turnout of 13-percent. The president beat Romney by 40 points among Latinos, and Asians by 49 points.

President Obama used his victory speech to warn euphoric supporters that a lot was still left to be done, and to be wary of the struggles ahead.

“We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation,” President Obama said. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, 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.”

The president emphasized that the political arguments that come with democracy were a necessary part of the process.

“We will disagree, sometimes fiercely,” Obama said, noting that “progress will come in fits and starts” and the victory Tuesday night “won’t end all the gridlock.”

Romney gave his concession speech some time around midnight, appearing to take a reconciliatory approach after losing.

“We have given our all to this campaign,” Romney told supporters. “I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation.”

4 comments

  • So dum-o-crate America has again chosen to follow the Bolshevik EUSSR in her footsteps.

  • Aside from the death of my father and mother, this is one of the saddest days of my life. I always tried to respect others opinions, but I can’t anymore. I have proudly flown our Flag in front on my house for 40 years. But today I have taken it down. It will remain that way until this nightmare is finished.

    This is a day of true historical tragedy, when history’s greatest nation of its own free will decided to commit suicide for no good reason whatsoever, an act of inexplicable mass insanity.
    I can not socialize with anyone who voted for obama. I am angry and seething with rage. Four years of listening to the bleating of a dumbo-earred socialist calling for “hope” and “change” while socializing with the likes of Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright……I am so embarrassed to be American today!

    Those of you who have read Ayn Rand’s great work of prophecy, Atlas Shrugged, know what I am talking about. Those of you who don’t, read it – now. Over 50 years ago, she predicted what is happening at this moment – only this is far worse than even she imagined.
    In Rand’s other great novel, The Fountainhead, the villain, Ellsworth Toohey, asks the hero, Howard Roark, what he thinks of him. Roark gives him a puzzled look and answers, “I don’t think of you at all.”

    That is exactly what I propose we do regarding the Marxist Hate-America Gangster who was just re-elected by a majority of dopey American voters to lead them to their doom. we are in a whole new dimension of danger, of outright Brown Shirt fascist thuggery. Let’s be very clear here. There was wild mass enthusiasm by Germans for Adolf Hitler who elected him Chancellor in 1933. Very few thought it was in their obvious interests to get out of Germany or otherwise protect their assets and freedom – even Jews.
    We conservatives are about to become the new Jews – hated, reviled, persecuted, despised, outlawed and criminalized. The worse it gets – and the economy is going to get even much worse. the worse it becomes, obama and those who voted for him will need scapegoats.
    The terrible truth, the ugly reality, is that our country has been headed towards liberal fascism for a long time – slowly, step by step, until finally here we are, at the end of the road where there’s a sign reading “Welcome comrades to obama’s America”.

    To those bitter gun clinging Bible thumping racist rednecks in Pennsylvania – you get the representation you deserve.
    To all the Jews who voted for Obama – I wash my hands of you. I don’t want to hear a damn word from you when Iran lets loose on Israel while B.O. shares tea and crumpets with All-My-Jihad. Shame on you. The blood of dead Israelis will be on your limp wristed hands.
    I don’t want to hear another peep about racism or affirmative action. We’ve got our first affirmative action president Elected twice!. White guilt? Take your white guilt and shove it where the sun don’t shine. I don’t want to hear any bitching when the New black Panthers become and even bigger part of an Obama administration – after all they helped him out in Philly so he owes the brothers. All race cards have expired and are no longer valid in this country.

    I look forward to watching the koolaid effect wear off over the next 4 years. It’s hard to believe in hope and change when you’re standing in the unemployment line. Free college education? Handouts? Free cell phones? Help with your mortgage? Dream on – you’ll be lucky to still have a pot to piss in when the Dems get through with you.
    Gracious Loser – no damn way. Not at the cost of my Country and the Constitution. Taking a cue from the “first lady” – For the first time in my adult life, I’m ashamed of my country.

    We conservatives are now Strangers In Our Own

    • Boo hoo, life is over for me. The end is nigh! Get a grip. This is too laughable to respond to with logic and sanity.

  • Lucky….you sound like a 3 year old with a skinned knee…

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