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  • Taliban Weighs in on Obama Victory

    11/07/2012 3:19:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/11/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Taliban terrorist insurgents told newly re-elected President Barack Obama on Wednesday to admit that the United States has lost the war in Afghanistan and to act accordingly by pulling its troops out of the country immediately. "Obama must by now know that they have lost the war in Afghanistan," said spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement posted on the Islamists' website, as reported by AFP. "So, without further lying and delays, they should leave our sacred land and focus on their own country instead." "The American administration should stop acting like police in the world and focus on solving their...
  • Freep a Poll!

    11/07/2012 3:17:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11-7-12 | Fox News
    Do you expect more or less gridlock in Washington after Tuesday's election results? More gridlock -- the balance of power is the same, as are the divisions Less gridlock -- with no major election for two years, the parties have to work together
  • WWRWRD?

    11/07/2012 3:16:10 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 7 replies
    What would Ronald Wilson Reagan be doing today? Whining? Renting his garments? Despairing on the ending of America? He isn't known to us as Ronaldus Maximus for nothin ya know. We will take the nation back. My two little infant grandaughters will die free women.
  • RIM (Blackberry) just closed plant in Irving, TX due to election.

    11/07/2012 3:14:50 PM PST · by publana · 50 replies
    My friend who works at RIM in Irving, TX just called to tell me he, and 3000 others, were just laid off. The plant is closing. He says another employee told him it was because of the election. It's a sad day for this man as he was already extremely depressed that Romney lost. Now to lose his job?
  • Bring the PAIN

    11/07/2012 3:14:25 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 43 replies
    11/07/2012 | freeatlanta
    The house Republicans need to defund EBT cards if a deal isn't made on Sequestration. It will happen at some time. Right now, we are geared up to handle the riots. Let's get it on. Elections have consequences. Those Obama paid voters need to feel some pain. Clubber Lane predicts.... Pain
  • Beautiful & Wise Message

    11/07/2012 3:14:15 PM PST · by Wpin · 8 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/12 | Wpin
    My brother, I know how disturbing these events are to you. But, please remember that the King we recognize is forever King. I know I have been publicly rather neutral, some may say ambivalent and in some respects, that judgement may be accurate. But I have been deeply interested as of late in looking at the scriptural instances of a nation pulled in opposing directions. I have spent the last few weeks looking at Numbers 11 and have drawn several conclusions. First, the kind of dissent and dissatisfaction we are seeing in culture begins with all unbelievers. They all have...
  • Rasmussen Reports polls get the election really, really wrong

    11/07/2012 3:13:40 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov 7 2012 | By: Ryan Witt
    For the past year conservatives have put their trust in one pollster and one pollster alone. While nearly every other pollster showed President Obama leading throughout the last year’s presidential race, Rasmussen Reports consistently showed better numbers for Romney, and had Romney leading through much of the last month. Conservative pundits claimed that Rasmussen was the only pollster showing the true state of the race, even though previous studies suggested that Rasmussen’s numbers actually leaned too far to the right in previous elections. The Election Day results are now in, and Rasmussen was not only off in their projection, but...
  • The Deal the GOP Congress members should offer the president

    11/07/2012 3:11:00 PM PST · by JLS · 14 replies
    JLS | 7 November 2012 | JLS
    The GOP needs to use their one big chit in the tax negotiation. They need to demand that included in this deal is increasing the national debt limit. In return for increasing the national debt limit they need to get something tangible. Something like no tax increase. They can not accept illusions of spending cuts that will never happen. They could link the debt ceiling to the current tax code and everytime the debt limit comes up, the tax code would too.
  • Sarah Palin Tells America: Don’t Lose Heart!

    11/07/2012 3:09:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin told Americans, and conservatives in particular, to not lose heart following yesterday’s loss. From her Facebook page: America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an “Obama mandate,” nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as...
  • GOP Mike's Election Post Mortem - Assessing the Carnage...

    11/07/2012 3:01:08 PM PST · by gopmike.com · 7 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 11/7/12 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: I sat in front of my computer last night and started this post.  I clicked on "New Post", started, stopped and started again...  I froze after just 3 words and stared into a blank wall saying to myself, "What could I possibly write?"  What do I say to everyone who, like me, had such great hopes for this election.  What do I say to the people who felt, like me, that we needed Mitt Romney to win because we sincerely felt our country, our businesses, our families so desperately needed him to win. I realized that...
  • Ways to handle this

    11/07/2012 3:00:21 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 20 replies
    Rachel Lucas ^ | 11-7-12 | Rachel Lucas
    Ways to handle this We lost. Despite my genuine and profound despair caused by the cold hard proof that over half the American electorate dwells in a pathological state of denial about elementary basic arithmetic and of the concepts of cause and effect, I’m trying to be optimistic right now. Trying to make myself laugh right now or else I’ll give up. I’m convinced there are productive ways we can cope with Jimmy Carter’s second term, and work to defend what’s good about this country in the near future, and I have to tell myself we’ll figure out how to...
  • Wonderful Message I wanted to share

    11/07/2012 2:59:04 PM PST · by Wpin · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/12 | Wpin
    My brother, I know how disturbing these events are to you. But, please remember that the King we recognize is forever King. I know I have been publicly rather neutral, some may say ambivalent and in some respects, that judgement may be accurate. But I have been deeply interested as of late in looking at the scriptural instances of a nation pulled in opposing directions. I have spent the last few weeks looking at Numbers 11 and have drawn several conclusions. First, the kind of dissent and dissatisfaction we are seeing in culture begins with all unbelievers. They all have...
  • Kenyan Leaders Applaud Obama Win

    11/07/2012 2:55:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    allafrica.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Laban Wanambis
    Nairobi — President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga have congratulated Barack Obama for his re-election as US president. In a statement from Presidential Press Service, President Kibaki congratulated Obama saying Kenya has always been 'proud of him'. "On behalf of the government and people of Kenya and on my own behalf, I convey our congratulations to you for your well deserved victory. I commend the American people for showing their confidence in your leadership. Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you," he said. President Kibaki said the re-election was a re-affirmation of the confidence the...
  • Mark Levin Show,Day After Election Day,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 7,2012

    11/07/2012 2:54:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 130 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 7,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • How Does the Florida Election Tally add up to 100.1%?

    11/07/2012 2:49:45 PM PST · by mgist · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/7/12 | WP
    I'm no Albert Einstein but perusing Florida results I notice the added percentage of votes addes up tp %100.1. How does that happen? Florida = 100.1? 29 electoral votes Barack Obama 49.9% Mitt Romney 49.3 Others 0.9 100% of precincts reporting
  • Ted Nugent Calls Obama Voters 'Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats'

    11/07/2012 2:47:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | November 7, 2012
    Count Ted Nugent a sore loser: the vocal conservative rocker went on a disgruntled Twitter tirade after President Barack Obama locked up a second term last night. "Pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters hav a president to destroy America," Nugent wrote in the first of a storm tweets. "So Obama still demands the hardest workers provide for the nonwotkers. Shared opportunities my ass," he followed, before tweeting, "What subhuman varmint believes others must pay for their obesity booze cellphones birthcontrol abortions & lives." Calling Americans "soulless fools," Nugent lamented the "economic & spiritual suicide" of re-electing Obama....
  • Ann Coulter: Do not underestimate the power of the incumbency.

    11/07/2012 2:46:30 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 61 replies
    Ann Coulter was just on Hannity's Radio show and said something interesting. That Obama's advantage was his incumbency and voters traditionally do not unseat an incumbent president, no matter what. (examples: Clinton and W Bush). Reagan was the only Republican able to unseat the incumbent Carter in a 100 years. Her ray of sunshine was that in the coming elections of 2014 and 2016, Republicans will have a much better chance with voters (I'm paraphrasing her)...
  • America, I Weep For Thee:Worst Day in American History. Sorrowful Obituary to the Land I Love,

    11/07/2012 2:45:33 PM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Today, the rest of my life will remain eternally extended in mourning for the greatest country ever to grace the otherwise sorry, misbegotten, soon to be forgotten history of human civilization as it takes a huge leap into the abyss, its inherent characteristic at self-subversion, its obsessive death-wish come to ultimate fruition. It may be God's will after all, the usurpation of His blessing, the cornucopia of divine largesse, bestowal recalled, the negation for, of, the glory, the majesty, the beneficence, that is, always be America, America's legacy, is no more. Just as God had done to Israel, removed His...
  • Vanity: No need for a majority. We CAN get America back!

    11/07/2012 2:44:57 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    If we want this country back we CAN get it back. People say "The demographics have tipped against us". That may be so. But let's figure out WHY. Sure there is a huge welfare state and it is only getting bigger. BUT. Let me ask you this question. How many states passed Gay Marriage laws yesterday? Maryland, Maine and Washington. With many more to come in future elections right? How much of the US Population do gays make up? Last I heard it was like 3 to 4 percent. 3 to 4 percent of the population and they're well on...
  • Vanity: Because you know we need another one!

    11/07/2012 2:43:37 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 20 replies
    What are some of your favorite frugal tips? I'm looking for more ways to save money (can you guess why?) and I already do most of the things Yahoo's frugal experts suggest. I already comparison shop, pack my own lunch, buying generic, and plant a garden. What are some of your frugal secrets?
  • Ted Cruz: Obama must triangulate

    11/07/2012 2:40:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Ted Cruz, the newly elected Texas GOP senator, said Wednesday that he is willing to work with President Barack Obama during his second term — provided Obama follows former President Bill Clinton’s example. “If he is willing to follow Bill Clinton’s model — he campaigned a lot with Bill Clinton — if President Obama will follow Bill Clinton’s model and work with Republicans, reduce spending, reduce taxes, reduce regulations, I will happily work with him and I think a lot of Republicans will,” Cruz said on CNN. But Cruz, who was endorsed by the tea party, noted that he was...
  • Taliban urge Obama to pull troops out now

    11/07/2012 2:37:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | November 7, 2012
    KABUL — Taliban insurgents told re-elected President Barack Obama Wednesday to admit that the United States has lost the war in Afghanistan and pull its troops out now. "Obama must by now know that they have lost the war in Afghanistan," spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement posted on the Islamists' website. "So, without further lying and delays, they should leave our sacred land and focus on their own country instead." Accusing Americans of committing war crimes, he added: "The American administration should stop acting like police in the world and focus on solving their own people's problems, and...
  • Playing It Safe is Always Dangerous, which GOP Elites Never Learn

    11/07/2012 2:27:12 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 7, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    The 2012 Presidential election was a rerun of 1988. Michael Dukakis was slow and superficial at presenting himself to the voters. It was already too late by the time Dukakis got around to trying to tell the voters who he is and what he stood for. This time, it was the Democrats who defined Mitt Romney and controlled the national debate before Mitt Romney’s campaign could get its message across. Democrats learned the lesson of 1988. Republicans forgot it. Democrats acted early, aggressively, early, relentlessly, early, forcefully, and early to define Mitt Romney in the voters mind. In fact, the...
  • Jeb in 2016!

    11/07/2012 2:24:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 127 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | The Day After | Chan Lowe
  • Given 2nd term, Barack Obama now facing new urgent task

    11/07/2012 2:21:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. "You made your voice heard," Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It's a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that. The same voters who gave Obama four more years in office also elected a divided Congress, sticking with the dynamic that has made it so hard for the...
  • How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

    11/07/2012 2:19:07 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Erin Fuchs
    How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism Erin FuchsNov. 7, 2012, 12:48 PM While the nation's highest court barely got a mention this election season, President Barack Obama could reshape the conservative-leaning Supreme Court now that he has won. To be sure, two of the court's oldest justices are liberals: 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 74-year-old Stephen Breyer. But other septuagenarians fill the court's less liberal wing, too – namely the mercurial swing vote Anthony Kennedy and the bombastic right-winger Antonin Scalia, both of whom are 76. If Kennedy retires, Obama can replace him with...
  • California Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison on Probation Violations

    11/07/2012 2:13:03 PM PST · by tapatio · 33 replies
    ABC via AP ^ | 11-7-2012
    California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to 1 year in prison on probation violations.
  • America pronounces judgment on itself - Obama election: 'It's time to double-down and fight harder'

    11/07/2012 2:12:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | November 06, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    For many of us, the unthinkable has happened. America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama. There may be no way home for us. For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation. That’s what Obama represents to me – God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed...
  • What America Voted For Last Night

    11/07/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by pwatson · 25 replies
    North Texas Tea Party ^ | 11/07/12 | Michael Openshaw
    America’s voice was quite clear last night. It voted, by a significant margin, for the Republicans to retain strong control of the House, for Democrats to have stronger control of the Senate, and to re-elect the man proven to have no inclination to work with either in such an environment. By voting the way they did, the American people did not vote to re-install the dream of 2008, but voted for the gridlock nightmare of 2010. They voted to support governance without budget, spending without revenue, and executive by diktat, not by the will of the people nor constitutional constraint....
  • Great ExPat Options Where are they? Costa Rica? Others?

    11/07/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 109 replies
    Nov 7 2012 | NLZ
    I desire to explore options for relocation away from the US. Countries to live in. Transferring funds. What are some expat Freepers experiences and tips and tricks? Thank You.
  • House of Representatives Proclamation(s); Suggestion For Immediate Action!

    11/07/2012 2:09:39 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 23 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | November 07, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    November 6, 2012 marked a turning point in American history. We were told that the Republican turnout for Romney was LOWER than it was for McCain in 2008. This is laughable because we know this simply is NOT true. So, why is this lie being perpetrated? This is a well-orchestrated cover story for WHY 0bama achieved victory. We KNOW he didn't win.. Even 0bama's supporters were surprised that he won.. But HE wasn't. The fix was in. When you live in a country where your elections are no longer 'free and fair', and the unions, ACORN, black panthers, and United...
  • Harry Reid: Senate Democrats will not work with Mitt Romney <Flashback 11/5/2012>

    11/07/2012 2:05:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 11/5/2012 | Jason Pye
    While it looks as though he is unlikely to win tomorrow’s presidential election, Mitt Romney shouldn’t expect cooperation from Senate Democrats should he manage to prove all the pollsters wrong. In a statement issued from his office on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that his caucus will not work at all with Romney to pass his “severely conservative” agenda: “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable. In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate. In the past few months, we...
  • Sarah Palin finds comfort in Corinthians

    11/07/2012 2:04:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 7, 2012
    Sarah Palin urged her supporters in a Facebook message on Wednesday not to “lose heart” now that President Barack Obama has defeated Mitt Romney, but she warned the president’s “socialist policies” will hurt the middle class. “America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an ‘Obama mandate,’ nor is it a rejection of conservatism,” wrote Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. “As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it. Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as he outsources opportunities.” She continued: “Hang in...
  • Zawahiri: Benghazi showed U.S. weakness

    11/07/2012 2:00:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    upiasia.com ^ | November 7, 2012
    CAIRO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, suggest American "awe is lost" in the region, a message from al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said. Zawahiri, in an audio message addressed to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, said U.S. influence in the Middle East was waning now that it's military engagements there have ended. "They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sanaa (Yemen)," a translation of the message published by the online Long War...
  • Gov. Rick Perry, 2016 & the Future of Texas

    11/07/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 71 replies
    Gov. Rick Perry's Facebook page is definitely interesting right now, to say the least. There is a lot of talk, urging him to consider having Texas secede from the union. While I believe that talk of secession is a bit dramatic right now, I understand where people are coming from. Frankly, I would support getting a coalition behind Gov. Perry for 2016 to take back the White House! Thoughts?
  • John Adams (Speaking from the grave..... our Constitution is now inadequate.

    11/07/2012 1:52:36 PM PST · by schaef21 · 26 replies
    Personal Letter ^ | October 11, 1798 | John Adams
    " Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. " John Adams
  • Latino Vote Muscle Grows for Nevada Democrats

    11/07/2012 1:50:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    ktvn.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | John Potter
    Republicans lost and lost big. At TMCC, political science professor Fred Lokken's post-mortem is that since the glory days of Ronald Reagan, the country has become more diverse. The mostly older white male crowd seen at Mitt Romney rallies is not the cross section of America today. Republicans are missing an increasingly bigger boat. As he put it, "In terms of the Latino vote, it has attracted the fewest number of Latinos to the republican ticket since Bob Dole, and it's actually worse than Bob Dole!" The Hispanic vote for republicans is rapidly being lost, ever since George W. Bush...
  • In a Nation of Children, Santa Claus Wins

    11/07/2012 1:49:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, any of you guys in there want to come sit in my chair today? Anybody? Nobody wants to come sit in my chair here? None of you? I mean, I'm giving you a golden opportunity to speak to, what, 50 million people. (interruption) I can handle it. Okay, all right. So nobody wants to come sit in my chair today. Greetings, my friends. What happened? That's what we're going to try to find out. We're not gotta be able to explain this away in one day. We're gonna get close. We are not gonna be able...
  • The rotten oak tree from Atlas Shrugged

    11/07/2012 1:47:49 PM PST · by Maceman · 36 replies
    Atlas Shrugged | 1957 | Ayn Rand
    The great oak tree had stood on a hill over the Hudson, in a lonely spot of the Taggert estate. Eddie Willers, aged seven, liked to come and look at that tree. It had stood there for hundreds of years, and he thought it would always stand there. Its roots clutched the hill like a fist with fingers stuck into the soil, and he thought if a giant were to seize it by the top, he would not be able to uproot it, but would swing the hill and the whole of the earth with it, like a ball...
  • Obama victory a relief for Latin American left

    11/07/2012 1:47:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    AP ^ | November 7, 2012 | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From Caracas to Havana to La Paz, President Barack Obama's reelection victory was welcomed with a sigh of relief by many on Latin America's left, though others cautioned that the U.S. leader had not made the region a priority during his crisis-buffeted first term and was unlikely to do so in a second. In Cuba, state-run news website CubaSi called the outcome a victory for the lesser of two evils, saying: "U.S. elections: the worst one did not win." "The news of Barack Obama's triumph in yesterday's general elections in the United States was received with...
  • How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File

    11/07/2012 1:46:31 PM PST · by ksen · 88 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/7/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, "What went wrong?", they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: "Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?" . . . It ought to be an eye-opening moment. But I expect that it'll be quickly forgotten, that none of the conservatives who touted a polling conspiracy will be discredited, and that the right will continue to operate at an information disadvantage. After all, it's not like they'll trust the analysis of a non-conservative like me more than the numerous fellow conservatives who constantly tell them things that...
  • Does anybody know what the Jew and Catholic was?

    11/07/2012 1:44:55 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 36 replies
    11-7-12 | me
    Where can I find it. Just curious
  • Eleven House races too close to call

    11/07/2012 1:43:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    89WLS ^ | November 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (WLS) - Republicans have locked in at least 234 seats and Democrats have secured at least 190 winners in the House of Representatives. But with some ballots yet to be counted, 11 races remained too close to call, and at least seven appeared to be headed for recounts. ......Three other races in California showed Democrats with slight edges. Julia Brownley led Tony Strickland in California-26; Republican incumbent Mary Bono trailed Democratic emergency room doctor Raul Ruiz by more than 4,000 votes and 100 percent of precincts reporting in the 36th district, although the race still had not been called....
  • Reid Statement On Senate Democrats Maintaining Their Majority

    11/07/2012 1:42:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | November 7,2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
    Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement after Senate Democrats won enough seats to guarantee they would hold the majority in the 113th Congress: “Now that the election is over, it’s time to put politics aside, and work together to find solutions. The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now, they are looking to us for solutions.“We have big challenges facing us in the months ahead. Democrats and Republicans must come together, and show that we are up to the challenge.“This is no time for excuses. This...
  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

    11/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PST · by memyselfandi59 · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | NANCY BENAC and NEDRA PICKLER
    Changes are in store for the victorious administration. The election past, three members of Obama's Cabinet have announced plans to leave their posts: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Other changes would not be unusual in the second administration of any president.
  • Boehner Extends Olive Branch To Obama on 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 1:42:16 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    CNBC/Reuters ^ | November 7 2012 | Reuters/Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes "under the right conditions" to help reduce the nation's staggering debt and put its finances in order. "Mr. President, this is your moment," Boehner told reporters, speaking about the "fiscal cliff" that will hit in January. "We want you to lead." Boehner said House Republicans are asking Obama "to make good on a balanced approach" that would including spending cuts and address government social benefit programs. "Let's find the common ground that has eluded us," Boehner said while congratulating...
  • All New South Park: Episode 1614: Obama Wins!

    11/07/2012 1:41:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | November 7, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    The presidental election isn't over until you watch this all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Obama Wins!" premiering Wednesday, November 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Cartman is hiding something in his bedroom that could change the outcome of the entire election. While Americans innocently plan to go to sleep Tuesday night with the election results counted and a winner announced, Cartman has secretly wrestled control of the presidential election from the voters.
  • Boehner Extends Olive Branch on 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 1:40:18 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 102 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes "under the right conditions" to help reduce the nation's staggering debt and put its finances in order.
  • Goodbye America

    11/07/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by tselatysr · 47 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-07 07:57:09 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Along a ridge at a cemetery, a stone wall marks the farthest advance of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Pickett's Charge at the battle of Gettysburg marked what historians call the high watermark of the Confederacy, the crowded moment when the war to preserve America's constitutional system would prevail or die. Lincoln's Army of the Potomac held the stone wall and stopped Lee's attempt to preserve the South's slaveocracy.Tuesday night, America's political right and the Republican Party hit a stone wall and, like Lee's army, they will never recover. In spite of extraordinary get-out-the-vote efforts by...
  • Red American: Welcome to California

    11/07/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 39 replies
    Me | 11-7-2012 | Behind the Blue Wall
    I'm not one of those seeing a silver lining on what happened yesterday. This was a crushing defeat for liberty and freedom. Not to get to hyperbolic about it, but I would not be surprised at all if I never see another President in my lifetime who believes in the kind of freedom and liberty envisioned by the Founders of this great nation. I live in California, the state that once bequeathed Ronald Reagan to the nation, but where we now have liberal Democrats holding every statewide office, and the Republicans have less than a third of the seats in...