Barack Obama wins election for second term as president
President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio.
The Romney campaign's last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as Obama's Midwestern firewall sent the president back to the White House for four more years. Obama picked up the swing states of New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Ohio. Florida and Virginia are still too close to call, but even if he won them, they would not give Romney enough Electoral College votes to put him over the top. The popular vote will most likely be much narrower than the president's Electoral College victory.
I was to young to have anything to do with it, but probably the only election I would be ecstatic/overjoyed about was that of Dwight David Eisenhower. We have had a long drought of acceptable leaders -- humanly speaking.
Tammy wrote: I for one am very happy that President Obama has been re-elected. Some of these comments are just plain sad and unchristian. I feel sorry that so many of you are so bitter.
I don't feel bitter, in that the word bitter (at least to me) has a vindictive nuance to it. Despair is probably a better description of the prevailing mood I presently see coming from my fellow right-wingers.
Still, for Christians there's always/eventually Heaven, regardless of whatever happens to the USA.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, John U.K., that is true, but then one should always rejoice...
Yes Jim, but if it should transpire that God's people end up in the same state as some of the first century churches, requiring strong letters from the Lord Jesus Christ himself, then it behoves them to cease hypocritical rejoicing, and attend to the issues which require dealing with.
Tammy, you are right. Christians are bitter because we care about precious life of an unborn baby. Don't feel sorry for us, feel sorry for yourself to support Obama. Enough said on this. God bless all people on this forum who disagrees with my position.
Yes, John U.K., that is true, but then one should always rejoice,
Luke 12 31 "But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you. 32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 33 "Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth destroys. 34 "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Philippians 4 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.---NASB
John, you of all people should know you aren't going to reform fallen man! We can be unhappy with their state, especially when you give them the Word, and they don't respond. But, they and everything else is else is in God's hands.
Jim Lincoln wrote: No, the election turned out just the way God wanted the election to turn out...
Jim, it may have escaped your notice that God sometimes puts the bad guy in office in order to bring people to their knees. I hardly think rejoicing is in order in such a circumstance. Rather, find a river and weep by it, refusing to sing even the songs of Zion, for the loss of God's blessings.
No, the election turned out just the way God wanted the election to turn out--as they always do! We hope this will give many people a lesson in The Inadequacy of Moralism "The love (in the moralist of virtue, but in the Christian) of God himself."--Hammond
Also, u felt I should add that I'm not on this forum to argue, I felt compelled to write that we as Christians should stand against wickedness. We should address people who favor a wicked government. As someone wrote, we were voting against Obama. As Christians, we should never apologize or repent of our actions against evil, regardless the outcome of a situation. We should continue to focus on God regardless how bleak a situation looks but at the same time, we should speak out to anyone who favors wickedness.
To the commentator Angela Whittman: if a Christian voted for Romney, there should be NO repentence--my opinion. I feel, as Christians, we have a responsibility to vote for someone who has a pro-life stand. We should not bury our heads in the sand and accept an immoral leader who endorses homosexuality and abortion!! If there is a candidate out there who poised this wicked platform, as Christians, we have a duty, to stand up and fight against this with voting. No way should a Christian repent! Also, I would like to mention that everyone on this forum has a right to express himself. This is still America--where a person us still entitled to his opinion.
It Looks Like The Fullfillment Of The Holy Bible's Prophesy Of Ezekiel 38-39 & WWIII Has Been Postponed With The Election Of (Not-Yet-Proven-Without-A-Shadow-Of-A-Doubt Non-U.S.-Natural-Born-Citizen) Barack Obama As "President" Of The U.S.A. !
Elect-Day Was Also A Very Sad, Sad Day; As My Former Roman-"Catholic" Parish Priest, "Father" Lopez, Died & Went To Hell-Fire (If He Wasn't Truely Wholly-Holy-Spiritually & Biblically Born-Again [Sans-" 'Holy'-Water-'Baptism' "]; According To St. John 3:1-16):
Obituaries--Chicago Sun-Times 11-8-12 Pg.63 (Top Extreme Right Column)
"Lopez Parra, CMF, Rev. Severino
Rev. Severino "Sevy" Lopez, CMF died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. ["]Father["] Lopez was born on September 9, 1918, in Lone Pine CA the son of the late Severino and Isabel (nee Parra) Lopez...
In 1926 he moved with his family to South Chicago, where he became a member of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish, made his first communion there and served as an altar boy...
After ordination, his ministry work began and took him to...San Antonio, TX, before returning to his home parish of Our Lady Of Guadalupe as [Priest] from 1952-1957 And Again From 1964-1972..."
THE TRUE HOLY [KJV] BIBLE JESUS BECAME MY ONLY PERSONAL & HIGH PRIEST ON 12-17-75 @ 9:00pm !
Lurker wrote: Dear sister Angela, As a followup, I'd like to offer the following link to an article contrasting the differences between PILGRIMS AND PURITANS. Don't get me wrong; I love this country and wish it could return to the blessed of God estate which it enjoyed at the time of its founding (13 colonies became 13 states.... same division of land as the Promised Land.... coincidence? Perhaps.) but that's not going to happen. Real Christians are an extreme minority in this country and that's just the way it is and will be until Alpha Omega rises from His throne in fury and fierce anger ushering in the day of the Lord. Then we go to our long home and leave all this behind. I'm ready.
Well said brother. Scripture teaches that evil will just get worse and worse until the Savior returns and sets up His kingdom. Until then, He is my King and He reigns in my heart and America or any other place on this earth is simply a temporary dwelling place. I am to consider myself to be a stranger and an alien in this fallen world; to act as salt and light and to do my King's bidding in all areas of life. But the rest is up to Him. He will build His church and return in his perfect timing.
I hope to address the main questions/points directed toward me. First of all, I am not saying being a Republican is a sin. What I meant by repentance was those who supported Mitt Romney, a moderate politician and Bishop in the LDS cult who continued to "evolve" (flip-flop) in this campaign up until the very end; a man who threw Presbyterian Elder Todd Akin under the bus for taking a Biblical view on prenatal child-killing of those conceived in rape. You can thank the Romney camp for Sen. Claire McCaskil's re-election. Now, as far as third parties goes, I don't have any unrealistic expectations for a Christian Party. I realize we live in an anti-Christ culture and Christians have become marginalized. But there is a need to build for the future and to take a moral, Christian stand now through Christian political efforts and parties. Regarding Lurker's article on Puritans and Pilgrims - I suppose I fall into the Puritan camp with a good measure of the Scottish Covenanters mixed in.
As a followup, I'd like to offer the following link to an article contrasting the differences between PILGRIMS AND PURITANS. Both were/are beloved sons and daughters of the Most High God but their consciences led them in opposite directions. Was one wrong and the other right?
In similar fashion, your conscience leads you to Christian political activism while others, myself included, believe Christians should exercise our civic right and duty to vote but beyond that consider ourselves pilgrims and strangers in a heathen land; a faithful remnant in the midst of unbelievers.
Don't get me wrong; I love this country and wish it could return to the blessed of God estate which it enjoyed at the time of its founding (13 colonies became 13 states.... same division of land as the Promised Land.... coincidence? Perhaps.) but that's not going to happen. Real Christians are an extreme minority in this country and that's just the way it is and will be until Alpha Omega rises from His throne in fury and fierce anger ushering in the day of the Lord. Then we go to our long home and leave all this behind. I'm ready.
Generally speaking and in this specific election, a vote for a third party candidate only helps the sitting president. It is possible in a race this tight that had the third party voters gone with Romney, he may have won the popular vote. He still would have lost the election.
America is becoming more liberal, and for conservatives like myself, all we can do is wait and pray. This election was touted as being one of the most important in our lifetimes. The conversation can't change in to 'bidness as usual' 'we'll get 'em next time' just because 'our side' lost. Obama is probably going to be able to replace more than one supreme court justice, and with that America really will change and not for the better.
Last point for now. Concerning change and third parties. Many pundits now call for the Republicans to come more 'center' and compromise on the abortion issue under the veiled name of women's rights. I do hope for compromise but not on this issue. Because of the electoral college it looks like some sort of mandate for the democrats. The media will surely say so, but the reality is that the country is about 50/50. Half of the country does stand for traditional values. If Republicans decide to embrace abortion then I will vote third party. Waste of vote or not.
Angela Wittman wrote: 1) I was hoping to read these comments and find some repentance among the Romney/Republican supporters
2) but instead I read the same old argument that Jim Lincoln is a bitter liberal because he doesn't support the Republicans
3) Excuse me, but if you continue to put your faith and hope in the Republican Party, we'll continue to live in tyranny
4) Why not repent and work to build a truly Christian political party?
I generally find your posts refreshing but...
1) What would you have us repent of? Have you considered that some of us did not vote *for* Romney but rather voted *against* Obama?
2) I believe I correctly identified what motivated Jim leading up to this election. If I am mistaken he certainly has the right to set me straight and I will apologize.
3) False caricature. The faith and hope of real Christians will always be Christ alone.
4) A pipe dream. Even if it were possible, in time it would be as fractured as Protestant Christendom now is.
And then there is the reality that a Christian political party would need the support of the majority heathens in this country in order to elect a candidate to high political office. Can a political party succeed where the church has failed?