2012 Presidential Election Wager Proposal

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  1. LoneLaugher
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    There have been a variety of bets made by forum members regarding the outcome of the election. Avatars, signature lines, exiting the forum, etc.

    I propose this to any and all who are willing:

    If the candidate that you oppose is victorious, agree to give him a 6 month "grace" period. During that time, you agree to refrain from posting obviously incendiary comments and make a concerted effort to support him as a patriotic American should. Loyal opposition to policy.....reasonable in tone and delivered with valid reasons for the opposition....is acceptable.

    Anyone?
     
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    Good idea, but I'd add a sig requirement too. A juicy one.

    Then I'd love to see the rhetoric by those folks BEFORE the election.

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    it ain't gonna happen! :lol:

    If Obama wins, the repubs will have a meltdown.

    if Romney wins, the Democrats will see it as ''payback time'' for all the vitriolic abuse and obstructionism that the repubs gave Obama from the nano second
    he took office....

    It's going to get even uglier imo.
     
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    After first discussing this with legal council and especially with the bolded proviso in place, I agree to this proposal.

    It's like the "no CinC bashing" rule my old board used to have...until it was apparent that Barack Obama was to be the President...then the rule went away. Funny that...
     
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    Totally agree. The best outcome will be the enactment of the "fiscal cliff" and the cutting of the Budget from $4T to $3T. After that it will be a 4-year food fight. The only potential hope is that the grown-ups like Senator Coburn can cobble a coalition together to get something done. However, they would need to get it past Reid & McConnell, so I'm not optimistic. In the House.....I have no clue?! The Debt Ceiling debacle was more than enough to show how dysfunctional politics has become.
     
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    Just put it there for reference. How many childish votes do you have to cast before you lose your "grown-up" status?
     
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    I don't think so.

    Who ever wins is going to enjoy the fruits of Obama's labor. Most major corporations are back in the black and ready to go.

    The issue is going to be tax cuts and defense contracts. This time around Obama will have a great deal of wiggle room to "avoid" the fiscal cliff. If Republicans want those sweet sweet defense contracts..they are going to have to cave on the tax cuts for the rich.

    And some other things.

    If Romney wins and re-institutes the same old Bush economics..look for another meltdown at the end of his administration..after a "successful" start. Kind of a mini-Bush redux.
     
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    Even Santorum and Paul Ryan had to swallow hard on a few votes to be team players and get bonus points for committee assignments.

    Coburn talks a good game. I saw him on TV and liked what he said. Then again, I disagree with many of his actual votes. Its like the "American Jobs Creation Act" that actually expedites outsourcing jobs. The DC whores just can't be trusted.
     

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