Obama Wins Second Term

Barack Obama was re-elected president of the United States early this morning, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step radical resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising dollars never seen before in a campaign as a majority voted to give him a second term.

This morning the Republican hangover took hold after a night of the Republican nightmare. After four years of No-Obama hate filled rhetoric, in which the jobless rate never dipped below 7.8 percent, with millions of Americans still unemployed, Republicans still failed to unseat President Obama. The Wednesday morning question had to be… how the hated Obama survive the onslaught of lies, money and GOP demonization? Obama overcome hellish odds and voter suppression attempts in Ohio and Florida to be elected for a second term.

For President Obama, now comes a second chance. The American people agreed to renew his continued Presidency in hopes that the next four years will continue to get better.

In defeating Mitt Romney, the president carried Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, and, a near sweep of the battleground states, and continues to hold a narrow advantage in Florida. The path to victory for Mr. Romney vanished as the night wore along, with Mr. Obama winning at least 303 electoral votes.

A cheer of jubilation sounded in Democratic headquarters and homes nationwide when the networks declared President Obama the winner at 11:20 p.m., although the ballots were still being counted in many states where voters had waited in long line well into the night.

Mr. Obama’s re-election extended his place in history, carrying the tenure of the nation’s first black president into a second term.

The president’s team built a strong campaign organization and used a strong financial advantage to hold off an array of forces that opposed his candidacy. The margin of his victory was smaller than in 2008 but he maintained an advantage in the popular vote early Wednesday and a strategic firewall in several battleground states protected his Electoral College majority.

The hate of the racists and extremists could not overcome President Obama as the majority rejected the vile attack against him and confirmed that his election was no accident, it was the divine will of the majority.

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