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Update: Friends, Indians and My Fellow American, to my immense delight, Barack Obama has won a second term as President of the United States of America.
Republican contender Mitt Romney is unworthy of the highest office.
And I’m so glad that the good people of the United States agree with me.
I was one of those countless smart American voters who made Barack Obama’s victory possible tonight.
Yes, I voted for Barack Obama.
In a few hours, the world will know whether Americans have anything in their heads.
Polling has already closed in 25 states including NJ, PA, DE and FL.
Obama – Better Choice
Barack Obama is the better candidate on economic, social and defense/security issues.
A win for Obama will hopefully make life tougher for outsourcing to countries like India and China.
The pundits have predicted this will be a close election.
Here are the early results based on projections by U.S. TV channels.
I can’t hide my glee that Mitt Romney lost in his home state Massachusetts. 😉
Needless to say, SI’s state falls in the sensible category by handing out a victory to Obama.
To win the Presidency, a candidate must get 270 electoral votes.
We will update the below table as more results come in:
I still think Obama will win this election, marginally. God save America if he does not win.
You write: I still think Obama will win this election, marginally.
Sweetie, from your lips to God’s ears!
So, Obama all set to win comfortably.
It was initially a close race.
Congratulations President Obama!
It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
You are faster than CNN.
I guess CNN is deliberately delaying for better ratings, like Naveen said.
Looks like it will be a comfortable win for Obama?
As the baseball player Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
It currently looks like Barack will win FL.
CA, he will easily win.
Looks like only NC changed from 2008.
But even in 2008 it was very close here.
Why is it that the People of North Carolina end up on the Wrong Side of History?
Please do respond at length! 😉
Our county voted for Obama.
I don’t want to say anything bad about the people living the “rural” areas of our state.
They are nice people too.. influenced by the church, I guess? like my Mallu acquaintance.
While it doesn’t matter to me in any way, I am still happy Obama won this election. I have no idea about Mike Romney and don’t care about his credentials either. But Obama, despite his faulty decisions, has always proved to be a sensible President, unlike his predecessor, George Bush. Also, he is not a war monger and genuinely prefers to end terrorism. Therefore, I congratulate Obama on his victory. I also pity the Greedy Business Folks, who are going to lose a lot due to Obama’s victory and the IT folks in India, who prayed for Romney’s win so that outsourcing may increase.
Let’s see what Obama does…… If he starts again with his anti-outsourcing agenda and takes serious steps… I am afraid many people like yours truly end up losing a few thousand bucks in their monthly income… Which I think is not a bad thing considering Indians may actually end up spending wisely.
What’s your take? Any wise words for Indians, especially those dependent on the outcome of this election.
Barack Obama will find it impossible to govern because of Republican obstructionism.
Republicans managed to retain their majority in the House of Representatives and will not allow any legislation that’s not Pro-Corporations, Pro-Rich to be passed.
Obama will try to make life difficult for outsourcing. He’s already done that in the IT field by increasing H1B fees, increasing scrutiny of documentation and heavy rejection of H1B/L1 applications. That trend may worsen.
That’ll make life a bit more difficult for the Indian IT firms.
He’ll try immigration reform and if the Republicans cooperate, he’ll accomplish that.
But given that Republicans (with a core base of older Whites and White trash racists) are bent on harakiri, I doubt he’ll accomplish much.
Obama’s achievement will lie more on the side of preventing things from getting much worse.
It’s scary that 49% of the country voted for a corporate beast like Mitt Romney.
He does not have a 3rd term so that motivation or incentive is gone.
Republicans are not going to allow him do anything of significance.
Key democrats who have 2016 hopes will distance themselves from Obama and may even not support his bills if those are not popular.
The tax increase for the top 2% is a pipe dream now because even democrats would not let it happen.
He intends to be kinder to government dependent Mexican and Latino immigrants than tax paying H1B/L1 Indians.
Although Obama is a better choice compared to Romney, it doesn’t look all that good either way.
To Kini’s point, I doubt this election will make any difference to India.
Increasing visa fee was a good thing.
Increasing scrutiny of work visas is good and much delayed in my opinion.
I don’t think this election will cause any material change to India – US relationship or the subject of visas.
At best, we can hope for an Immigration Bill that provides Amnesty to the 10 million-20 million illegal aliens or to use a politically correct expression Undocumented Workers.
BTW, are you aware that Indians are among the fastest growing Illegals in the U.S.?
Between January 2000 and January 2005, the highest percentage increase of illegal immigrants in the U.S. came from India – a whopping 133%.
I hope Republicans do not allow such a bill to pass.
Keep vote bank politics aside, I find it appalling that illegal behavior is rewarded.
Most of these undocumented workers I assume will immediately become recipients of healthcare and other welfare. The same benefits that regular Americans and others lawful tax-paying immigrants have worked harder to earn.
Ideally, I think Illegal immigrants (not including Amnesty/Asylum) irrespective of their origin should be deported. Companies that employ illegal immigrants should be severely fined.
More Illegal Indians immigrants?
No surprises when you consider that Illegal behavior is awarded with amnesty and path to citizenship.
An extreme view point maybe but I am not sure if I am missing any factors.
Politics anywhere is essentially about pandering to Vote-Banks (a term coined by the noted Indian anthropologist/Sociologist M.N.Srinivas).
Latinos/Hispanics are the fastest growing Ethnic group in the U.S. and in absolute numbers they constitute the bulk of the Illegal population.
Whites are fast becoming a minority group.
So whether we like it or not, Immigration will be high on Obama’s agenda in the Second Term.
BTW, Illegals can also become Legal by marrying an American citizen.
But I’m sure desis are too straightforward and honest to try such things. 😉
We Indians are only nice nice people.
We no marry outside Jaat people. Daddy, Mummy, Bunty, Tauji and Chote-Mamu will go angry.
Saw this? -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nala_Damayanthi
Movie looks interesting based on the Wiki profile.
Naveen said: “To Kini’s point, I doubt this election will make any difference to India.
Increasing visa fee was a good thing.
Increasing scrutiny of work visas is good and much delayed in my opinion.”
Although my friends would be angry with me for saying this, I feel that it’s actually good for Indians if Obama scrutinizes Visas and increases Visa Fees. In a way, it ensures that IT Companies send only the most effective and eligible employees with good backgrounds to the US and also that they don’t send people unnecessary just for the purpose of billing the client and satisfying a few egos.
This would only add credibility to Indian Companies and in a way benefit them, although they will lose on revenue in the meantime.
It’s sad that too many Indians and Indian Companies have started moving to the US trying to make a fast back without much effort.
Thanks to these idiots, real hardworking Indians get penalized.
1) They spoil the name of honest Indians,
2) They reduce our credibility, and
3) These idiots will only bring these earnings into India and increase the rates of already rising Real Estate and other essential necessities.
How did Mallika Sherawat get access to Obama???
1. Look at Obama’s Right-Hand.
Where is it going? 😉 Right-Angle?
Well, I don’t blame him!
I’d have liked to see the exact angle of Obama’s Left Hand too.
I hope Obama’s Left Hand too was at the Right Angle. 😉
2. A.R.Rahman, a Tamil, is wishing Obama with the word Mubarak, an Arabic/ Urdu/Hindi word.
Is Rahman sending a signal to his fellow Muslims, is he grabbing this opportunity to proclaim his Muslim identity?
Yes, to both questions.
Maybe he meant ‘o barack…tumko mubaarak’ 🙂
nothing Arabic / Urdu / Hindi about it 😛
Tacitly or overtly, Muslims bring up their faith more often compared to Hindus.
If Muslims rule the world, other religions are fucked.
Intolerance of other faiths is inherent in the Islamic DNA.
What’s happening with Florida? http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/FL says “100% reporting”, yet the 29 votes not awarded to either candidate?
Every nation needs a laughing stock state, a bunch of buffoons to entertain the rest of us.
Mera Bharat Mahaan has Bihar.
In Amreeka, we have Florida.
It looks like we’ll have the Florida results this afternoon – http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/07/3086920/absentee-ballots-voting-delays.html
But don’t hold your breath.
Update: Now, they’ve postponed the results to Friday. 🙁
Thank god, it ain’t going to change the outcome!