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  • New Yorkers Still in the Dark as Obama Hits the Links

    11/10/2012 6:38:23 PM PST · by Gorilla44 · 55 replies
    http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/new-yorkers-still-in-the-dark-as-obama-hits-the-links/ | Nov 10, 2012 | Jammie
    A good chunk of Long Island is still in the dark after 12 days now and nobody seems to care. It’s not like the president needs to show up for a photo op since these poor bastards overwhelmingly vote for him anyway. He’ll come visit eventually, so hold tight to your candles. It’s also not clear if power will return to the schools in time, so the town has purchased generators for the schools to run on. National Grid, which manages the power grid owned by LIPA, said 95 percent of residents that live in non-flood zones, should have power...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:08 PM PST · by military cop · 22 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:02 PM PST · by military cop · 3 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Woman plunges to death as bailiffs arrive to evict her (Bilbao, Spain)

    11/10/2012 6:31:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 10/11/2012 - 09:22:27 (November 10)
    A woman jumped to her death as bailiffs approached to evict her from her fourth-floor Spanish apartment for failing to pay the mortgage. It was the second apparent suicide linked to evictions and further highlights the dire conditions many Spaniards find themselves in as the country’s economy sinks. The government recently created a task force to study how to reduce evictions because of the devastating personal impact of repossessions due to tough mortgage rules and growing unease among the public on the subject. The unnamed 53-year-old woman threw herself from her balcony in a suburb of Bilbao, the regional Interior...
  • Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline, defends response (Obama AWOL)

    11/10/2012 6:30:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 15 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 11/10/2012 | david alexander
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's office was notified of the attack 50 minutes after it began, and Panetta learned of it shortly thereafter as he and the military's top general headed to a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Obama, Panetta and Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed potential responses to the unfolding events in Benghazi during their meeting, which began 78 minutes after the start of the Libya attack, according to the timeline. Panetta and Dempsey then returned to the Pentagon and began a two-hour series of meetings...
  • Texas Tech Football Video: Watch Tommy Tuberville Slap Assistant's Hat off

    11/10/2012 6:27:22 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ben Chodos
    Some coaches rule with an iron fist, but Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville preferred to deal with his assistant with an open hand.
  • General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living

    11/10/2012 6:25:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11-5 | Paula Broadwell
    General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living Lessons on leadership from General David Petraeus. by Paula Broadwell | November 5, 2012 1:00 AM EST 1. Lead by example from the front of the formation. Take your performance personally—if you are proud to be average, so too will be your troops. 2. A leader must provide a vision—clear and achievable “big ideas” combined in a strategic concept—and communicate those ideas throughout the entire organi­zation and to all other stakeholders.
  • URGENT: ELECTION FRAUD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN WI, OH, PA, VA, FL

    11/10/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.teapartyorg.ning.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dee
    ..And one lawsuit still pending I have not watched any media coverage after Romney conceded the election on Tuesday night. Why bother? It's just the same old noise we hear every four years. The talking heads spew nothing but meaningless "should have" or "could have" or "did't do this" while completely avoiding the massive amount of problems with vote fraud in all its forms. Fine, let them talk while we fight. Also, stop with the "America RIP" rhetoric. That plays right into the hands of the destroyers. It fosters nothing but a sense of defeat instead of I am a...
  • Pay The Left the Compliment of Applying Their Ideological Beliefs to their Work Product

    11/10/2012 6:17:00 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 1 replies
    Solar Movie ^ | 11/10/2012 | vbmoneymaker
    http://www.solarmovie.eu http://www.megashare.info http://www.1channel.ch/
  • VETERANS DAY, A GRATEFUL NATION REMEMBERS

    11/10/2012 6:12:11 PM PST · by carlo3b · 18 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 11/11/12 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    A VETERANS DAY OATH We on FReeRepublic have not forgotten, nor will we ever Forget those that sacrifice their lives and safety so the rest of us can enjoy FREEDOM. We owe our military family still serving, and those that have served their country and it's grateful people, our lives and our unique way of life. Without our service men and women here and in harms way, all over this hostile world, there would be no AMERICA. YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST LOVE AND RESPECT. On this, your day, we pray for you and your safety, and fall to our unworthy...
  • How to Save Money on Dental Care So You Won't Go Broke at the Dentist (Surviving Socialism)

    11/10/2012 6:11:43 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 37 replies
    Len Penzo dot Com ^ | 11-7-12 | Jason Cabler
    The Great Len Penzo has asked me, nay, compelled me to write a post for you, his followers, on how to save money at the dentist. Well, he came to the right guy because I may just be the only practicing dentist/personal finance blogger on the planet. Pretty cool, huh? So today I’ll share with you some of the best things you can do to save money on dental care so you don’t go broke at the dentist. Dental care, like any other kind of health care, isn’t cheap. So it’s great to be able to save some money any...
  • Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign..And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered?

    11/10/2012 6:10:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story. Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate. But these claims only can be assessed – and the whole confusing mess only makes...
  • Johnny Football takes down Alabama - If he stays four years he might win 4 Heisman Awards

    11/10/2012 6:05:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 54 replies
    Just saw Johnny Football take down #1 Alabama. This little guy is another Doug Flutie. If he stays four years and he might because he'll too small to play in the NFL, he might win four Heisman Awards. He's that good. It's too bad Texas A&M lost two close games to LSU and Florida. For my money they are the best team in the country.
  • All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning (Allen West)

    11/10/2012 6:02:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 WPTV ^ | 11-10-2012 | WPTV Web Team
    All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning Recount could affect the West, Murphy race November 10, 2012 By: WPTV Web Team FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Sunday morning all early votes casted in St. Lucie County will be recounted, Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker confirmed to WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Saturday. The decision was welcomed news for two politicians whose careers hang in the balance. “West for Congress is pleased with the Supervisor’s decision, as the counting of early votes on Election Night was of great concern to our campaign, given the large shift that...
  • BREAKING...New Pentagon Benghazi timeline damns Obama (never in situation room)

    11/10/2012 6:00:52 PM PST · by barryobi · 115 replies
    11/10/2012 | barryobi
    The Pentagon has just released their version of the 9/11 timeline and I think it is very interesting and damning to Obama. Specifically, we know that Panetta, Obama, Biden, and Donilon were at the White House for a previously scheduled 5 pm meeting. The attack had been going on for 50 minutes before Panetta was notified, and he was aware it was ongoing ..........................Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama. The meeting quickly...
  • Can you recommend any good books on J. Edgar Hoover?

    11/10/2012 5:59:11 PM PST · by LouAvul · 13 replies
    I'm reading "J. Edgar Hoover, The Man And His Secrets" by Curt Gentry. The author sounds like some left wing high school hack who wants only to grind an axe. Plus, the book is very poorly written. Convoluted and disorganized. This guy is pathetic. Can you recommend something better?
  • AP story points to Huntsman Jr. as Secretary of State candidate

    11/10/2012 5:51:18 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A story published Thursday by the Associated Press named Jon Huntsman Jr. as a possible pick to replace Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State, but the former ambassador and governor has stayed tight-lipped about the possibility. In an interview with KSL, Huntsman spoke about the need to put the "country first" with a tough presidential campaign now over. He spoke about his own plans in very general terms, sidestepping a question about what's next in his future plans.
  • Teacher accused of turning student into lesbian

    11/10/2012 5:48:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2012 | Karen Yi
    A teacher at Deerfield Beach High School is fighting the Broward school district over its handling of an accusation that she possibly contributed to a young girl's homosexuality. Juliet Hibbs, a straight woman currently on medical leave, was investigated last year for misconduct after the girl's parents made those allegations to the school's principal. However, the district cleared her and no action was taken.
  • Argentina faces tough choices after U.S. debt ruling

    11/10/2012 5:43:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 November 2010 | Guido Nejamkis and Hilary Burke
    Argentina could face a credit crisis a decade after its $100 billion default due to a U.S. court ruling that says the country must pay creditors, who still hold defaulted bonds, every time it services its restructured debt. About 93 percent of Argentine bondholders agreed to swap their defaulted debt for new issues in 2005 and 2010, but "holdout" creditors who rejected the swaps continue to press in courts worldwide for full repayment on the bonds. Late last month, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that Argentina violated bond provisions to treat all creditors equally when it made...
  • Maypoles, harvest festivals, Christmas carols... it's time for the minorities to join in

    11/10/2012 5:35:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2012 | Simon Walters
    Whoever chose Baroness Warsi’s study when she was moved to the Foreign Office in the Cabinet reshuffle two months ago must have had a keen sense of history. ..... And which white Tory could possibly tackle thorny issues, such as the grooming of vulnerable young white girls by Pakistani men in Northern towns like Rochdale, with her courage and credibility? A small minority of Pakistani, Afghani and Bangladeshi men think Asian women are second-class citizens and white girls are third-class citizens,’ Warsi told me. ..... ‘Being brought up — before the politically correct brigade got going — on harvest festivals,...
  • Obama's Hurricane Sandy Trip to New York Timed to Brother-in-Law's Basketball Tourney

    11/10/2012 5:17:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Kristinn
    Priorities. While hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering without heat and power, Barack Obama is waiting until Thursday, November 15 to visit New York City to meet with struggling survivors of Hurricane Sandy and review the recovery process firsthand. The visit happens to come on the same day that Obama's college basketball coach brother-in-law will be in town for a tournament.Obama paid an election-savvy visit to New Jersey on October 31, right after Sandy hit, but held off visiting New York City at the request of Mayor Mike Bloomberg as the city was not prepared for a...
  • Florida vote beyond recount range; Allen West won’t concede

    11/10/2012 5:13:37 PM PST · by Fred · 141 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 111012 | ap
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West is refusing to concede, even though the state of Florida says he lost his re-election bid by 2,442 votes. The state reported its complete but unofficial tally on Saturday in the 18th District race. There are still a handful of overseas and military ballots outstanding, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ 11 November 2012

    11/10/2012 5:12:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            A FEW GOOD WORDS The accuracy of lie detector tests has never been completely decided upon. Although it is inadmissible as evidence in court, even the proponents of lie detector testing agree that it is not always accurate. Among the first lie detectors, considered by some to be the most accurate, was the donkey's tail! That's right, in ancient India, a suspect would be escorted to a darkened room. Only three would be present: the accused, the interrogator, and a donkey. The person being questioned was told that the donkey would bray if his responses...
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

    11/10/2012 5:12:36 PM PST · by crusher · 13 replies
    self | 11/10/12 | crusher
    In the days since the Paroxysm of National Suicide, a/k/a THE ELECTION!, I have had the opportunity to engage several Obama voters in fairly pleasant and light hearted conversations (don’t laugh, I can be cheerily banal when I want) regarding the future. I did not know any of the conversants, but spoke to them as they waited with me in restaurants, hotel lobbies, gas stations, etc. I made sure to ask only folks with similar demographics to my own so as not to invoke hostility, and I was really polite and cheery when engaging them. I began by asking the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/10/2012 5:09:13 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    November 10, 2012 | Irish Rose
    A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water. (Jeremiah 17:12-13)
  • Here’s What We Know About General Petraeus’ Reported Mistress

    11/10/2012 5:08:13 PM PST · by izzatzo · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | E. Ritz
    TheBlaze/AP) — Paula Broadwell first met fellow West Point graduate David Petraeus in the spring of 2006, when she was a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was a lieutenant general working on a counterinsurgency manual that would be tested during his command in Iraq. The university had invited him to give a speech. Broadwell was in the Army Reserve after being recalled three times to active duty since the Sept. 11 attacks to work on counterterrorism issues and intended to return to active duty or get into the policy world, according to the preface of the...
  • Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.

    11/10/2012 5:02:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Nov. 9, 2012
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details. The plea deal would end Jackson’s 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago’s South Side and suburbs. At the center of negotiations is white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, who served as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when several Cook County judges were indicted for public corruption under the “Operation Greylord” investigation. Webb, the chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago,...
  • 'Preppers' in Brighter Spotlight after Natural Disaster

    11/10/2012 5:02:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    WSAW TV ^ | 11/5/12 | Al Knox
    You may have seen the National Geographic show "Doomsday Preppers," and wondered if it really is all that common. It turns out; there are preppers all over the nation, including central Wisconsin. And they're more in the spotlight than ever. Superstorm Sandy left much of the East Coast scrambling for power, warmth, gasoline, even food. But preppers say they're ready for disasters - natural or otherwise. Cheryl is one of them.” We’re different because we don't spend our money on gadgets. The newest smart phone and things like that. We put our money into things that we can use and...
  • UFO enthusiasts admit the truth may not be out there after all

    11/10/2012 4:54:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    uktelegraph ^ | 8:50AM GMT 04 Nov 2012 | Jasper Copping
    For decades, they have been scanning the skies for signs of alien activity. But having failed to establish any evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life, Britain’s UFO watchers are reaching the conclusion that the truth might not be out there after all. Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade. Dozens of groups interested in the flying saucers and other unidentified craft have...
  • 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

    11/10/2012 4:52:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    Nominated as Most Creative Video 2nd Annual YouTube Awards
  • 38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF

    11/10/2012 4:51:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | 11/10/12 | TRUTHER
    Some good stuff at link!
  • Open Letter to Reince Priebus and the GOP

    11/10/2012 4:45:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | November 9, 2012 | Isabel Matos
    Well, the results are in and everything we predicted came true. Because we ARE patriots we supported YOUR candidate, Mitt Romney. It is shameful the way the TEA PARTY and CONSERVATIVE base was dismissed, ignored and disrespected throughout the year. Ron Paul delegates were shut out of the process and denied their right to cast their votes for their delegate at the convention in Tampa. This was poisonous to our cause. Sarah PALIN was also the most qualified person to lead the party this year and she was shunned. There will be people saying how it was her fault she...
  • California's landmark global warming law becomes real this week with first cap-and-trade auctions

    11/10/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/10/2012 | Paul Rogers
    For more than 40 years, California has led the nation in environmental regulation, from passing the toughest coastal protection laws to America's first rules banning leaded gasoline. Now, this week -- after Hurricane Sandy pushed the issue of climate change back into the national spotlight -- California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the California Air Resources Board is scheduled to hold its first auction to sell pollution allowances under the state's landmark cap-and-trade law. The idea is simple: The state sets an...
  • CRAP! I missed my 10 year anniversary here at FR!

    11/10/2012 4:41:24 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 39 replies
    Me ^ | Me
    FRenemies, stalkers, etc. have at it...
  • Frustrated residents protest outside New York utility

    11/10/2012 4:36:30 PM PST · by granada · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo (propaganda machine) ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Mae Anderson
    Even as the lights came for many who lost power in New York and New Jersey during the superstorm and a later nor'easter, hundreds of residents protested Saturday outside a Long Island utility, frustrated by its slow response to outages. Power restoration has been slower there than in other areas hit by Superstorm Sandy, sparking criticism of the Long Island Power Authority. Some of the 130,000 blacked out homes and businesses the utility serves may not have power restored until the end of Tuesday, LIPA said. In the rest of the region hardest hit by the storm, most service was...
  • Obama calls for renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

    11/10/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 157 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/16/12 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama tonight said he’s interested in seeing an assault weapons ban reintroduced, breaking his silence on the legislation, which has persisted in spite of at least five mass shootings during his term.
  • Can we have another Chic-Fil-A day?

    11/10/2012 4:26:25 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 23 replies
    Let's spread the word that December 1 is the next Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. Anybody with me?
  • Surprise! We voted for God's judgment (and Obama will make sure we get it)

    11/10/2012 4:21:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | November 09, 2012 | Pat Boone
    Exclusive: Pat Boone likens presidential result to Israel getting a hoped-for king “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me (wisdom) will your days be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff … you will bear it alone.” – Proverbs 9:10-12 Well, America went to the polls. At least 120 million or so of us did. Over 56 million voted one way, for one direction, for one set of principles...
  • Now what do we do? (only method that can stop Obama train dead in its tracks)

    11/10/2012 4:12:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | November 09, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    With Barack Obama re-elected to the White House for four more years, half the country is wondering what we can do to limit the damage. I actually have an answer. In January 2011, after Republicans took over the House, I launched a campaign that now appears to be our only hope of killing off Obamacare, making Obama’s lame-duck second term a nightmare (for him, that is) and actually moving Washington toward a return to limited, constitutional government. And all it takes to do it is the cooperation of the House Republican majority. After Republicans took control of the House in...
  • THE FOUNDER OF THE SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA

    11/10/2012 4:11:57 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 22 replies
    In Defense of General David Petraeus
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida [False assumption? Two card ballot?]

    11/10/2012 4:05:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberg
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Gold Dollar Sign Cigarettes

    11/10/2012 4:04:46 PM PST · by waterhill · 27 replies
    me | 11-09-12 | nw
    Golden dollar sign cigarettes/cigars. Let's do it! Send a message!
  • A General Lesson: Why did he risk everything on an affair?

    11/10/2012 4:03:39 PM PST · by billorites · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 10, 2012 | Fred Kaplan
    Among those who have long known Gen. David Petraeus, those who served under his command in wartime, sat with him in the White House Situation Room, or helped him rewrite Army doctrine at Fort Leavenworth, the most gnawing question about the scandalous affair that led to his resignation and doomed his career on Friday is this: How could he—this acclaimed leader and figure of rectitude—allow such a thing to happen? Seen in context, the mystery, while shocking, is not so unfathomable. Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom he had this affair, writes in her fawning biography of Petraeus that they...
  • The Lesson of 2004

    11/10/2012 4:01:50 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/2012 | Jonathan Last
    In many respects, the 2012 election played out as a close cousin of the 2004 contest. A vulnerable incumbent president in a bad political environment faced a weak challenger who lacked a core ideology and who articulated no clear vision for the country. In both campaigns the challenger chose to present himself as a default choice, rather than an insurgent. In both campaigns the president pursued a base-turnout strategy. And in both years the president won, by a margin of victory just around 2.4 percentage points.
  • I am back!

    11/10/2012 3:55:47 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 60 replies
    After spending years (years!) away I have returned to this forum. I apologize to those who thought I dropped off the face of the Earth; I had Real Life issues and a certain hobby overwhelmed my remaining time.
  • Is this why CIA chief really resigned? Gun running to jihadists could dwarf 'Fast and Furious'...

    11/10/2012 3:51:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 164 replies
    WND ^ | November 10, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The speculation surrounding the sudden resignation of CIA Chief General David Petraeus is focusing in large part on his role in an alleged cover-up of the attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi this past September. Perhaps overlooked is the CIA’s role in purportedly using the Benghazi mission to coordinate U.S. aid to Syrian opposition groups and information those same insurgents include jihadists openly acting under the al-Qaida umbrella. One week before he was slated to testify before Congress on the Benghazi debacle, Petraeus on Friday night announced his resignation, citing an extramarital affair, and it was reported...
  • Winning the Future: The Fiscal-Conservative Fantasy

    11/10/2012 3:32:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    With the loss of the 2012 election, there is much talk of how the Republican Party must do some soul-searching. How will the GOP wage successful campaigns when demographic and cultural changes favor the opposition? Increasingly, the answer is that the party's party is over, that it must move into the future or be relegated to the past. "Dispense with the social issues!" we're counseled. "Don't trouble over abortion or faux marriage and instead just focus on fiscal matters." Yet this appeal is the result of critics expressing what makes them uncomfortable, as opposed to actually observing the facts on...
  • "Come in from the ledge" Intellectual Froglegs #12

    11/10/2012 3:31:29 PM PST · by ShadowPatriot · 18 replies
    "Come in from the ledge" Intellectual Froglegs #12 Problems are easy to find... Solutions not so much---unless of course you watch Intellectual Froglegs #12... the absolute best new conservative show on the wild, wild web [now a regular feature on Moonbattery & Alfonzo Rachel]. Nov 6 was a sad day indeed for the United States of America...but to be humbled is NOT to be defeated,  And giving up is not an option.  This is a NEW America… and we’re going to need new ideas and new behaviors.  We gotta place our faith in God, and we have to be smart. So come...
  • Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug

    11/10/2012 3:26:36 PM PST · by Arthurio · 83 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Hurricane Sandy victims on Nov. 2, the Record reported. Christie is a longtime fan of his fellow New Jerseyan and has attended more than 130 Springsteen concerts over the past 37 years. The governor even sang a version of “Thunder Road” when he made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy...
  • Gun sales expected to jump with Obama’s reelection, background checks rose 18.4% in October

    11/10/2012 3:20:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Gun sales are headed for a boom following President Barack Obama’s reelection. In October, the number offirearms background checks performed on potential gun buyers across the U.S. jumped 18.4%, according to data released by the FBI. The number of applications for gun ownership is considered a leading indicator for future gun sales. Experts believe the spike is linked to jitters that a Democratic administration might try to tighten gun control laws. Gun sales also rose in 2008 after Obama was first elected. The FBI conducted 12.7 million background checks that year, compared to 11.2 million the year before, a 13.4%...