Reacting to Election Results

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

US President Barack Obama arrive on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Barack Obama arrives on stage in Chicago, Illinois after winning the 2012 election November 7, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The results are in with significant victories for Obama, Senate Democrats, marijuana legalization advocates, and gay marriage supporters, but what’s next for the country? The Takeaway's panel of political and cultural experts reacts to the results.

Jeff Yang is writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and a blogger for WNYC’s It's a Free Country. Ron Christie is a Republican political strategist and political contributor to The Takeaway. Farai Chideya  is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute.

Guests:

Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Jeffrey Yang

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Mythili Rao

Comments [2]

Menassie from MYRTLE BEACH

I am an immigrant (now a citizen). I will never vote for a party that has so much hatred and negativity towards immigrants. I truly think that governor Jan Brewer's 'Show me your paper' law have costed the GOP at least three states: FL, NV, and CO. Yes, the Nikki Hailys and the Robert Bentleys live in red states while creating such hatred towards the immigrants nationwide. Their laws affect national elections too.

My message to the GOP: IF YOU DO NOT LIKE US, WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR YOU. TELL BREWER, BENTLEY AND HAILY TO STOP IT.

Nov. 08 2012 12:06 AM
Nicole Sherard-Freeman from Rochester Hills, Michigan

Regularly practicing civil, thoughtful dialogue and debate should become an immediate national priority. Our shared inability and unwillingness to have authentic, action-oriented dialogue about the issus that plague our country is accelerating an inevitable outcome: We will become our own worst enemy.

Nov. 07 2012 01:04 PM

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