Posts Tagged ‘election’

Last night at 11:45 p.m., President Barack Obama was announced the 44th President of the United States. Winning battlefield states; Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin, Obama was able to secure his spot in the White House for the next four years with an electoral vote of 284.

Before President Obama gave his victory speech, he tweeted “This happened because of you. Thank you.”

The polls showed that President Obama had received strong support from women, African American, Hispanic and young adult voters, similar to the 2008 election that made him the first African American president of the United States.

During the presidential campaign, President Obama vowed to create a brighter, better future for the American people. He asked the people to stick with him while he reignites economic growth and helps us recover from the worst recession we have seen since the Great Depression, which took place during the presidencies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt (short history lesson).

Under President Obama’s second term, according to his website, we should expect to see the following policies and economic changes;

  • A long-term economic plan which will invest in education, small businesses, clean energy, infrastructure and tax cuts to help bring jobs back into the United States
  • Cutting taxes by 3,600 dollars for the typical middle class family
  • Cut tuition growth in half over the next decade with a plan to double campus based student aid
  • End the war in Iraq by bringing our troops home from Afghanistan
  • Give women the right to their own health care choices
  • Improve health care for all Americans

According to NBC news source, during Election Day, President Obama awaited results at his home in Chicago where he had a family dinner, and participated in a pick-up basketball game, which is his Election Day tradition.

Congratulations President Barack Obama.

-Chelsey Perry

November is only 5 months away and we all know what that means! Turkey, mashed potatoes, food coma and black Friday shopping?! Well yes but not what I had in mind. It’s actually the 57th quadrennial presidential election! Obviously much more exhilarating…

Yeah I know what your thinking – “Politics? Really?” Hear me out though, really.

As some of you may know, America consists of two political parties who run against each other every four years to become President of the United States. No these parties are not the Frat Party and Bar Party they are the Republican Party and Democratic Party. This year current Democratic President Barak Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be running against each other for the 2012-2016 presidential term.

As young adults it is our responsibility this November to vote in the 2012 Presidential election.

Not sure what you need to do to be eligible to vote? No worries, just check out and all the information you could possibly need is there. You’ll be ready to straight-ticket whichever party in no time.

-Chelsey Perry

The Germans are known for many things. Having political parties with offbeat names is not one that comes to mind. On, Sept. 18, the Pirate Party Germany won all 15 seats it had nominated candidates for in the city-state parliament of Berlin.

Even more surprising to me is that these candidates are all in their 20s and 30s, and some had donned HOODIES, COMIC BOOK TEES and JEANS–among other casual wear–during the election. I’m sorry, when did a German parliament, much less any other parliament, give the okay for that? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s kind of awesome…no, extremely awesome.

They received 8.9 percent of the vote for which they only needed 5 percent to get elected, and their platform is a single-issue stance for Internet freedom. I mean, damn. Just damn. That is impressive. I’m still amazed that it even happened. Hell, I think they are too. Despite their less-than-formal name, they are definitely a party to watch.


Post-Election Analysis

Posted: November 7, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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Sorry man...

Well, so as not to dwell on bad memories, let’s just say that Tuesday didn’t go well for me (haha). That being said, I’d like to congratulate President-Elect Obama on his convincing victory, and hope that he is successful in building a better future for America.