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  • The biggest mistake this election

    11/07/2012 10:07:28 AM PST · by arkansascon76 · 16 replies
    I'm a first time poster, but have been on this site for years. As an Arkansan I am proud of my state. Unlike the rest of the country, we have been moving more conservative. For the first time since reconstruction, our house and our senate are controlled by Republicans.
  • The Terrifying Line in Obama's Speech That Everyone Missed

    11/07/2012 10:06:32 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 39 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 07 2012 | IBD
    But while everyone was picking apart these and other flaws in Obama's speech, they overlooked the most frightening line of all. That was when Obama promised that he'd pursue "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."
  • THAT'S IT! I am outa here too!!

    11/07/2012 10:01:41 AM PST · by Mr. K · 25 replies
    vanity | The day after | Me
    I have to go the the bathroom, then maybe I will make a sandwich for lunch.
  • Secret to Romney’s Defeat: Not Enough ‘Angry White Guys’?

    11/07/2012 10:00:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Cnbc ^ | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:03 AM ET | Catherine Boyle Staff Writer
    Republican senator Lindsey Graham’s remark that there weren’t enough “angry white guys” to bring Republicans to power seemed prophetic in the light of President Barack Obama’s victory. A decline in the number of white voters and a surge in voters from ethnic minorities and women helped Obama on election night. Ohio, one of the key battleground states, was captured in part through a rise in turnout among African-Americans, who voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
  • Puerto Rico Narrowly Votes to Become 51st State (And What Has Obama Said About It?)

    11/07/2012 10:00:07 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/2012 | Erica Ritz
    A majority of Puerto Ricans voted to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state yesterday in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States and nearly 54 percent sought to change it, while 46 percent favored the status quo with ninety-six percent of precincts reporting. The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received...
  • Shortest opus ever

    11/07/2012 9:58:03 AM PST · by Ronin · 80 replies
    Ronin | Today | Ronin
    I quit.
  • The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

    11/07/2012 9:57:24 AM PST · by trappedincanuckistan · 3 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyone’s chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost. The Monday — or Wednesday — morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie...
  • Mourning In America

    11/07/2012 9:57:20 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Day After USA Swallowed Fiscal Cyanide, BO at -6]

    11/07/2012 9:56:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/7/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 52% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) at least somewhat disapprove... Today’s figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him Presidential Approval Index rating of -6...That’s his best Approval Index rating in nearly two years, since January 2011.
  • Puerto Rico ousts governor, backs US statehood

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat Wednesday to his main challenger after concluding there were not enough outstanding ballots to close the gap with his main challenger,
  • 10 House seats still undecided

    11/07/2012 9:55:28 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Ten House seats have still not been called, with a number of races in California and Arizona holding up a final count for House control. If every one of these races holds as is, Democrats will net seven House seats this election. But that's a big if, as recounts and legal challenges loom in a number of them. The closest races are currently for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), who trails by 184 votes, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), who clings to a 378-vote lead, and for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), who trails by 685 votes. Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.), Mary Bono...
  • Divided GOP Resulted in Obama Victory

    11/07/2012 9:53:26 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 34 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    As we all know, Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term. Right about now, Republicans need to ask themselves, “What went wrong?” How could Obama have won? His track record was abysmal. The economy is tanking, unemployment continues to rise, civil government debt has reached a level from which we will probably never be able to recover, foreign relations in the Middle East have only become more treacherous… On almost every issue upon which Obama campaigned, he has proven worse than his predecessor. Yet he has been elected for a second term. Why? Let’s look at the numbers....
  • Alan Greenspan Just Called Out Republicans For Exploding Entitlement Spending

    11/07/2012 9:52:31 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Linette Lopez
    Alan Greenspan Just Called Out Republicans For Exploding Entitlement Spending Linette LopezNovember 7, 2012, 10:48 AM Alan Greenspan is on Bloomberg talking to Betty Liu about the economy and the fiscal cliff in Obama's second term. The former Fed Chairman is just as worried about the issue as everyone else on the Street, and he doesn't really think the election changes much (from Bloomberg): I think it's a very dangerous situation largely because presumption we can resolve this issue without physical pain, spiritual pain or any sort of economic pain whatsoever.... no matter how we resolve it there are negative...
  • The new Chris Christie meme: Fat, RINO and stupid is no way to go through life, son

    11/07/2012 9:52:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/07/12 | vanity
    Feel free to enjoy and share the image
  • Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says

    11/07/2012 9:49:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Business week | 11/7/12 | Matthew Carr
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  • Taking a leave of absence from FR

    11/07/2012 9:47:53 AM PST · by Big Steve · 56 replies
    I know FR may be getting a lot of these, but I am taking a leave of absence from FR. I don't know what to say about yesterday's election, except it fell way below our expectations. I usually come in and observe in here, and I was very hopeful we would win. But when results came out and we would not win, I just wanted to cry. Where has our country gone? This is not the country I know. In the meantime, I will leave FR until I feel the need to come back again. God bless you all for...
  • Darrell K. Royal, Oklahoma Football Player, Texas Coach, Passed Away

    11/07/2012 9:47:01 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 10 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | November 7, 2012 | Staff
    Darrell K Royal, who coached the Longhorns to three national titles and became the biggest college football icon in a state that worships the sport, has died at age 88. On the field, Royal was known for his play-calling genius, taking the biggest of risks in the biggest of games and coming out a winner more often than not. Off the field, he rose from humble beginnings during the depths of the Depression to become a homespun populist rivaling Will Rogers. Royal was the winningest coach in University of Texas history, compiling a 167-47-5 record in 20 seasons from 1957...
  • Need help with Microsoft Office Pro 2010 Calendar (iCloud), Loss of some functions

    11/07/2012 9:43:31 AM PST · by BobNative · 2 replies
    Personal Request | November 7, 2012 | Self
    All of a sudden I am not able to delete some Calendar items and cut and paste notes under Calendar headings. Functions in ALL other areas of Office Pro 2010 seem to work well. Many THANKS for your help!
  • Mourning in America---Why we lost.

    11/07/2012 9:39:42 AM PST · by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines · 64 replies
    It's really quite simple. I get it. It had nothing to do with Mitt Romney. He ran a very disciplined and focused campaign. Far superior in resources, focus,organization, and discipline than John McCain's. None of the Republicans running this year could have defeated Obama. The reasons are clear and obvious to me: Barack Obama is implementing here in the US the very same policies Hugo Chavez has successfully implemented in Venezuela: Take over key industries. Get the majority of the population dependent on entitlements and government support programs to secure their votes. Raise taxes and redistribute wealth away from the...
  • After Bush was re-elected in 2004, Democrats in Congress did not compromise

    11/07/2012 9:38:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nob=vember 7, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    After losing badly to President Bush in 2004, there was plenty of soul searching in the Democratic party — but they didn’t choose compromise with the president or his agenda. After winning re-election, Bush thought he had the “political capital” he needed to push forward major reforms. “Let me put it to you this way: I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it,” Bush said to reporters. “It is my style.” But even though Bush had a substantial majority in both Houses of Congress at first, Democrats successfully blocked nearly all of his...