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  • Romney’s campaign consultants were incompetent, in it for the money

    11/10/2012 8:12:14 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 10 2012 | Doug Brady
    In too many posts to count, I’ve argued that the reason Romney was the overwhelming choice of the Washington campaign consultant class since the day after McCain lost in 2008 was that he was their dream candidate. He possessed the two qualities most prized by this insular population of political parasites who occupy the D.C. beltway: An enormous amount of money and an equally enormous dearth of core convictions. For this reason, they correctly recognized Romney as someone who could easily be fleeced for a virtually limitless amount of money. He’d shower them with tens of millions of dollars in return for their sage “advice” on...
  • It Is Time to Throw the Social Conservatives Out of the GOP (Not)

    11/10/2012 8:05:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 177 replies
    redstate.com ^ | November 9th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the GOP. Look at what they got us — Barack Obama. It was the social conservatives who did it. They insisted the GOP support real marriage and children. To hell with that. I’m getting this, in various forms, from lots of tea party activists. The GOP establishment in Washington is whispering it to each other. They look at Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock and conclude that they, not Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, George Allen, Scott Brown, etc. are the problem. It is time to get rid of the social conservatives.What’s...
  • Obama has led US to Ł338bn bill - and to the edge of a financial abyss

    11/10/2012 8:02:15 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/2012 | Simon Heffer
    On the streets of Manhattan last week, the American public were more concerned about the delay in restoring their public services after Hurricane Sandy than about the entrails of politics following the presidential elections. New York votes Democrat. It took for granted that Barack Obama would get a second term, and did not look much beyond that.
  • There's a Mystery Third Woman in the Petraeus Affair

    11/10/2012 8:01:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    New reports coming out about the affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell reveal there was a third woman involved that led the FBI to discover the affair.  
  • Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    11/10/2012 7:53:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 289 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/10/2012 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years. Members on the call, subdued and dark, murmured words of support — even...
  • Trending on Twitter: #ObamaChristmasSongs

    11/10/2012 7:38:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/10/12 | Nachum
    Some of the songs we may hear this holiday season... Romney got run over by a Reindeer #ObamaChristmasSongs "Twas the night before non denominational winter holiday." #ObamaChristmasSongs #ObamaChristmasSongs My Grown-Up Christmas Enemies List #ObamaChristmasSongs "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem...Meh, You're On Your Own." “@indalay1952: #ObamaChristmasSongs Joy to No One” #ObamaChristmasSongs "I'll Be Home for Christmas, [Mom and Dad, permanently...cause I don't have a job]" #ObamaChristmasSongs Oh Maoist tree oh Maoist tree how wonderful are your freebies. I wait in line for my bullet, too the head oh I will get #ObamaChristmasSongs It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Recession #ObamaChristmasSongs...
  • PUBLISHER COMPLETELY REWORKS 'ALL IN' BOOK

    11/10/2012 7:37:19 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 11 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 10, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Eagle Press has announced a recall and reprinting of all 'ALL IN' books, including the covers. Due to a change in current events and the likelihood of General Petraeus testifying in the upcoming Benghazi hearings, the publisher has decided to replace the 'ALL IN' book with an 'UNACCOUNTABLE' book, including its new cover shown here: Reissue of 'ALL IN' as 'UNACCOUNTABLE' is underway. The publisher has issued a recall of all 'ALL IN' copies, effective immediately. Anyone possessing a copy who desires to keep it may do so but are urged to do a trade in for 'UNACCOUNTABLE' as its...
  • Divided We Stand (The case for social conservatism)

    11/10/2012 7:36:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 5, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A review of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism, by Jeffrey Bell By Ramesh Ponnuru Posted November 5, 2012 Jeffrey Bell, a longtime conservative activist and former president of the Manhattan Institute, has written a book that attempts a novel reinterpretation of American social conservatism and of American exceptionalism. His thesis is that what distinguishes the U.S. from Europe, socially and politically, is the social conservative movement, a claim in which this movement's friends and foes alike may find merit. The distinctive characteristic of this movement, according to Bell, is literal belief in the most-quoted sentence of the...
  • Congressman-elect Massie says he wants to see federal spending cuts take effect

    11/10/2012 7:29:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Republican Thomas Massie will be sworn in as the next congressman from Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13 and will walk into the middle of the debate over extending tax cuts and whether to allow deep spending cuts to take effect. Massie, in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday, said he believes its time to see cuts at the levels that will take effect in January unless Congress changes course. The spending reductions were part of a compromise proposal Congress approved in 2011 when it last raised the debt limit. “I think we need to go through with those cuts,...
  • More public lands to be closed to shale oil drilling

    11/10/2012 7:27:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    In the final days of the election I made what turned out to be a clearly futile effort to demonstrate that the future of energy production, as well as the associated jobs and economic boost which go with it, could be significantly affected by the outcome. One candidate had a substantially pro-energy policy which included completing the Keystone pipeline and unshackling promising areas of domestic energy development. The other did not. Taking a line from Bruce Willis for a moment... I hate it when I'm right. The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres...
  • Applebee’s targeted after franchisee mulls hiring freeze in response to Obamacare

    11/10/2012 7:23:07 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/10/12 | staff
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  • vanity- Mr Speaker why did American's give the House back to GOP?

    11/10/2012 7:21:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    In this democracy the American people decided to reelect a GOP majority in the House. Why? Isn't this as much a reaffirming of GOP views as Mr Obama's relection?
  • CNN Employee on HuffPost: 'My Son Wore a Dress for Halloween'

    11/10/2012 6:58:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 10, 2012 | Tim Graham
    You might know you’re on The Huffington Post when you find an article headlined “My Son Wore a Dress for Halloween.” The author was Kelly Byrom, an “Art Director for HLN-TV and CNN.” Her son "Twirl" (a pseudonym) knocked on doors as the Disney fairy Silvermist. Like a good liberal, she fears that her son will be pressured to change: "My biggest worry is the same as C.J.'s mom, who so eloquently wrote, "I don't want my boy to want a boy costume." I don't want my son to want a boy costume just because he is afraid to be...
  • China’s Challenge

    11/10/2012 6:54:39 PM PST · by JerseyanExile
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    As China holds its 18th National Congress this week, with the Communist Party preparing for a once-in-a-decade transition of power, the nation looks superficially exultant. Ethnic-minority delegates clad in their cultural garb smile and wave to photographers; pretty girls throng paramilitary policemen in immaculate green suits; red and yellow plastic flowers abound. Meanwhile, in the provinces, chubby-cheeked kindergartners dress up in Red Army uniforms and sing old Communist songs, and university students line up to form the Communist hammer and sickle. All very good photo ops. But China’s blogosphere tells a different story, describing a jittery, paranoid Chinese leadership. The...
  • BUCHANAN: IS THE GOP HEADED FOR THE BONEYARD?

    11/10/2012 6:50:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 09, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    BUCHANAN: IS THE GOP HEADED FOR THE BONEYARD? Patrick J. Buchanan 11/9/2012 After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis. Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice. Only Texas remains secure — for now. At the presidential level, the Republican...
  • How many tea-party supporters voted for Obama?

    11/10/2012 6:45:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    A footnote from the national exit poll that I missed earlier this week. Note to the 11 percent: You’re doing it wrong. Reuters/Ipsos conducted its own exit poll, based on a massive sample of 40,000 people, and got basically the same result — 12 percent of those who “identify strongly” with the tea party pulled the lever for four more years.
  • 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...