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Hooray!

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    Just want to say "good job" to my fellow Americans

  • I stayed up and watched all the results and speeches. Legendary stuff... history in the making!

  • Yep, same here. When they called Ohio for Obama everyone was saying how McCain would have a tough time catching up. I was still somewhat skeptical, but then they called New Mexico and I knew then that it was over. They still hadn't called Washington, Oregon, California, or Hawaii but really... they don't ever need to. If any of those states had gone red I would have eaten my own face.

  • This wasn't even close - stayed up till 7am watching everything, decent night .

  • Yeah but Barack only got 52% of the popular vote, which has me a little worried about how he's going to be received as President.

    Thank God for the Electoral College.

  • Yeah but Barack only got 52% of the popular vote, which has me a little worried about how he's going to be received as President.

    Thank God for the Electoral College.

    The electoral college is, quite frankly, retarded. He would have won without it anyways, as you pointed out.

  • The electoral college is, quite frankly, retarded. He would have won without it anyways, as you pointed out.

    I don't think it's retarded. The Nazis arguably got in to power due to the proportional-representation system they had, based on the popular vote

  • > The electoral college is, quite frankly, retarded. He would have won without it anyways, as you pointed out.

    >

    I don't think it's retarded. The Nazis arguably got in to power due to the proportional-representation system they had, based on the popular vote

    I doubt the Nazis got into power through fair means, so I don't think that's a very good example.

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  • Well, I was only making the point there's solid reasons why to use a first-past-the-post system.

  • Those reasons are only applicable when electing a government; the main advantage of a FPTP system is that it can create strong governments - as opposed to forcing coalitions to form. It's very silly and a flaw to elect simply a president based on a FPTP system, there's no advantage and it creates situations like the 2000 'scandal' where Gore won the popular vote.

  • This thread, and the results it shows, proves beyond a reasonable doubt that there ARE some intelligent people left in the USA... enough in fact to not vote for redneck warmongers anymore!

    ~Sol

  • Oh there are plenty of intelligent people in America. All those blue states on the map? That's where they all live.

    Anything in red is somewhere you wouldn't even want to visit.

  • Oh there are plenty of intelligent people in America. All those blue states on the map? That's where they all live.

    Anything in red is somewhere you wouldn't even want to visit.

    So everybody not agreeing with your political views is an idiot? Wow.

  • Not an idiot, but not an inteligent person.

  • I don�t know about you. But I�m scared shitless. I love Obama, I think he is exactly what America /the world needs right now. But I�ll be amazed if he doesn�t get shot. J.F.K, Abraham Lincoln, they got shot, and they just liked black people.

    He means something more to people than just a president. At the wining rally, I saw people crying. A lot of black people were crying. I�m shore there were a lot of people that night that could still remember when Obama wouldn�t have been able to eat in the same restaurant, drink from the same water fountain, or be in the same schools as white people. But there he stood, soon to be the leader of America. I really can�t even imagine how that feels. Regardless of political beliefs, that alone is amazing.

    And if he gets shot, I know who I�m going to point my finger at. The republican campaign has been fear mongering something unbelievable. They have called him a communist, a Muslim, a terrorist, they repeatedly bring up his middle name, Husain, all enemies we have had in the past. And its not free radicals doing this, it�s the leaders of the Republican Party. Most the intelligent sane republicans I talk too don�t believe any of this (hell even Mccain says he doesn�t). But if there not talking to competent sane people�..then who the hell are they talking to��.

    This war between left and right will finally have escalated to the point of bloodshed. �And can you imagine what will happen. What those people with tears in their eyes will be thinking..The L.A riots will pale in comparison. Old grievances and scars will be reopened. And all the progress we have made towards The Dream�will be shot down.

    What will it do to an already hurt country, how will people gain hope again.

    Right now there is some crazy Hill-Billy Vietnam vet loading his gun. In absolute horror that a black Communist Muslim Terrorist re-incarnated Sadam Husain . is about to take over the country because of what the republicans have been saying. Im shore he�s picking out a grassy knoll. And when he pulls the trigger, I can hear him say �no you can�t�.

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