2012 Election -- how do you feel about Obama winning?Are any of you happy that Obama won?

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carol-davis | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Thank goodness President Obama won! He will use this extra time to continue to get the country back on track.  He used his first four years to help several situations:

  • The ending of the wars
  • The health care system particularly pre-existing conditions
  • The saving of the automobile industry
  • The negation of the "Don't ask, don't tell"
  • The beginning of the recuperation of the economy [It took eight years to get in the situation that we were in...it will take at least four more to get out of it.]

He can be trusted. He will do what he says.  He cares about American and its people.

He won the election. He must be honored as everyone's President!

Hurray for President Barack Obama!

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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While I share the concerns of those who are worried about Obama's ability to deal with Congress, I am quite happy that Obama won the election.  It still is not clear what Romney's world view is,  since he changed his tune so many times, but it is clear to me what the Republican platform is, a platform that seeks to eliminate the American dream for most of us, that sends women back about 100 years, and that would prevent an entire group of people from marrying whomever they pleased, surely a basic human right.  Trickle-down economics have been clearly demonstrated to be a joke, and the "self-deportation" of immigrants is a sorry excuse for a policy to deal with the people who have been the backbone of our country, its creativity and its strength. Unless you are the descendant of a Native American, you are the descendant of immigrants.  I am hoping that because Obama now has nothing to lose, he will be able to forcefully pursue the agenda he would like to pursue. 

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I am relieved, as I disagreed pretty vehemently with Romney's approach to economic growth and foreign policy, and obviously because the election was resolved on election night, without controversy. Partisanship will no doubt persist, but in my mind, gridlock, while frustrating and damaging, is preferable to some of the alternatives being proposed by many on the right.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I agree with number 2 that I am worried that nothing might get done, again, since there may be more bipartisanship.  At the same time, I am hopeful.  I am also relieved that this didn’t drag out any more.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Personally, I am happy about the outcome of the election. I have been very happy with the changes Obama has made with education and with student loans. Outside of that, I have to say that Obama was handed a country with many problems. I do not believe that anyone could have solved them all, Republican or Democratic.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't know if I'm exactly happy.  I'm really kind of depressed about the fact that we still have the Democrats controlling the presidency and Senate and the Republicans controlling the House.  I'm afraid we'll get 4 more years of bickering and hatred instead of actually solving our problems.  So I would have preferred one party to win it all much more than I wanted either candidate to win.

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lovemicaila | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Thank goodness President Obama won! He will use this extra time to continue to get the country back on track.  He used his first four years to help several situations:

  • The ending of the wars
  • The health care system particularly pre-existing conditions
  • The saving of the automobile industry
  • The negation of the "Don't ask, don't tell"
  • The beginning of the recuperation of the economy [It took eight years to get in the situation that we were in...it will take at least four more to get out of it.]

He can be trusted. He will do what he says.  He cares about American and its people.

He won the election. He must be honored as everyone's President!

Hurray for President Barack Obama!

I like your post a lot. I'm very happy to know that Obama won too. He did have a lot on his plate coming into presidency. But, he is doing his best and do what's right.

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lovemicaila | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Personally, I am happy about the outcome of the election. I have been very happy with the changes Obama has made with education and with student loans. Outside of that, I have to say that Obama was handed a country with many problems. I do not believe that anyone could have solved them all, Republican or Democratic.

I agree, he was handed many problems to fix that really no one can handle by themselve or over the course of 4 years.

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luiji | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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President Obama has been in for one term, and now he's on his second. Apparently American laws state that after these next four years, he cannot become President again. I find this stupid. From his perspective, he can do whatever he wants to do, and it doesn't matter if he loses support, because he won't be voted back in anyway.

But that's just my opinion...

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