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It's over...so now what???

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    I realize that many of you are burnt out on the politics...

    But just like Romney needs to figure out what to do with his life
    and Obama needs to leap right back in...

    Politics never stops

    So what's next?
    The "fiscal cliff"?
    What will Obama do for his next 4?
    Who will he have as his Secretaries? (Clinton is leaving, Geitner is leaving...)

    In the meantime...I'll leave you a good plot summary of with great insider moments.
    It's always interesting to get a little "fly on the wall" time.
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

  3. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

    Where ever I roam
    Obama does need to reach out to Romney and work on some ideas that would be beneficial to the business community. Obama didn't do that with McCain and I think it hurt him. And by the time Rush and friends were re-organizing the defeated and broken Republicans in Feb 2009, it was too late.

    The first thing Obama needs to do is to go up to NY and NJ to show that he wasn't just using the storm and suffering as a political move.

    Eventually, Obama, Clinton, Gore, and other Democratic leaders will need to come together to see how they can get better unity within the party. The union members might not care so much about gay rights, the environmentalists don't care too much about women's rights, the Latinos aren't too concerned about the Occupy Wall Street issues, and the black voters aren't too concerned with the anti-war crowd. (And "don't care" might be a bit strong, but they aren't writing their congressmen, protesting, or helping the other groups too much to get their issues passed) While the leaders might not care since they can win elections getting the single-issue voters, the Democrats need to work a little better within their own party on issues that matter to other Democratic constituents.
  4. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Rachel Maddow's summary of the election is a good launching point in terms of what Republicans need to do. Congress isn't working, and it's due in large part to the devastating shift the right has made into their all-or-nothing ideology.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMLcbTTdBGQ
  5. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Now this is facinating to me...because it's more important than most people pay attention to or give credit.

    Each really does change the tone of each department that they are in.
    Where things go, what things get done...what gets funded.
    What gets pushed...and repressed.

    The "new" dream team for the Obama adminstration...
    Who will it be?
    Who should they TRY??

  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    I have a conflict of interest in this.
    I'm very justice oriented...I want the people who fucked up locked up...or give entities more than just a hand-slap.

    But I'm also very aware of over-doing it, scaring Wall Street so their butt-cheeks clench and they climb in their cowardly holes.
    It's like herding a bunch of sketchy cats who also have their pointed claws in your crotch...trying to make them be productive.

    I'm hoping that the supportive hands-off tone keeps to a certain extent from the first term,
    but have laser-precision focus on the zits that need to be popped...turn up the heat on the laser "just a notch"

    Unfortunately, government is not known for being subtle.
    But from what I've seen so far...there has been some discretion.

  7. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Wolf 359
    I was sincerely hoping that Obama would lose this election (even more than the last one), but unfortunately the GOP options were just poor as in my opinion. At this point it is getting difficult to find a candidate any given Presidential election that stands any chance of winning that would actually give me a reason to cast a vote.
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  8. OtherSyde

    OtherSyde Slightly Tilted

    San Diego, CA

    Yeah... Yeah. *Sigh*