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  • Difficult thoughts on the election

    11/04/2010 10:52:00 AM PDT · by Conservative_Pragmatist · 175 replies
    Hey gang- I am new here. I was looking for Conservative boards to post on during the election and they just weren’t very good. Someone told me about this site so I figured I’d check it out. I felt compelled to log-up after the Republicans took massive control of the US House this election. Like most of you I was over-joyed when the Democrats got swept out of Congress. But we have seen how the tea leaves (pun intended) change. The last two cycles the Republicans got waxed, we were losing seats in strong Conservative areas. That cycle is now...
  • GOV RACE DRAMA CONTINUES (Foley in CT - 13 minutes ago)

    11/04/2010 7:19:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 9 replies ^ | 10/4/2010 | Felicia Hunter
    UPDATE: The Associated Press reversed itself on Thursday morning and declared Tom Foley the winner of the governor's race. Official results are expected to be released during the day. Details to follow. The twists and turns of the Connecticut governor's race kept coming Wednesday afternoon. And they continued into the night, with The Associated Press withdrawing its call of Democrat Dan Malloy as the winner. The switch came after the AP reported that its own count had Republican Tom Foley ahead by more than 8,000 votes with 98.5 percent of the precincts reporting. ... With wife Leslie standing by his...
  • GOP scratching heads over Debicella's early concession (R) leads CT 4 vote count with 83% in)

    11/04/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 20 replies
    Norwalk News - The Hour ^ | November 4, 2010 | Norwalk News - The Hour
    Some Republicans were scratching their heads Wednesday morning over Republican Dan Debicella's concession speech to incumbent Democrat Jim Himes
  • Tea Party backlash (Rinos declare War)

    11/04/2010 8:47:10 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 78 replies
    On the whole, these insurgents lost big. And that's good news for the Republicans David Frum The Republican leaders won twice last night. They won a majority in the House of Representatives and a big gain in the Senate. Those leaders also won an important psychological contest inside the Republican party: Three ridiculously winnable Senate seats have been thrown away by incompetent Tea Party radicals: Delaware, Nevada, and possibly Colorado. Meanwhile two tough seats have been won by level-headed Republican moderates: Illinois and Ohio. The ultra-radical Rand Paul won his race in Kentucky and will be coming to Washington to...
  • Fear-Mongers Deliver Victory

    11/04/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-04-2010 | Mary Mitchell
    A day after President Obama got what he called a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, he took full responsibility for the outcome that turned over the House to the Republicans. Pundits will spend the next few days poring over the numbers. But judging from the questions reporters asked at the news conference, the defeat is being cast as a clear message from voters that Obama is going in the wrong direction.(snip)For the last two years, the electorate has been subjected to lies about Obama's religion, his heritage and his agenda. These deliberate falsehoods were designed to scare the bejeezus out...
  • How Harry Reid Won Re-Election

    11/04/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | Michael R Blood
    Las Vegas (AP) - Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn't let that happen. He adeptly painted opponent Sharron Angle as an extremist immediately after she won her primary -- and proceeded to make the contest as much about her awkward and unconventional statements as Reid's own troubles. Then he deployed his secret weapon: a powerful turnout machine that brought Democratic and Hispanic voters out to the polls in droves. Reid's relentless TV ad assault against Angle and his powerful get-out-the-vote effort were...
  • Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort

    11/04/2010 6:35:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2010 | Elizabeth Crum
    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10. -snip- The staffer told Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations, that the Reid campaign had “connected with Culinary” and that the problem was with mid-level supervisors. -snip- The Reid staffer then indicated that the culinary union had money available for more busses to take Harrah’s employees to the polls. The Reid staffer suggests that Harrah’s execs “put a headlock on your supervisors to get them to follow...
  • Colo. Democrat Bennet wins Senate race

    11/03/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/3/10 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet allows Democrats to hold onto a seat once viewed a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains. Bennet provided a crucial firewall against further Republican gains in the Senate during midterm elections. The race attracted more out-of-state campaign money than any other Senate contest this year. In a victory speech, Bennet called it a "race for the record books."
  • Republicans Gain 65 seats. Tsunami Misses New England – Krauthammer: Obama Agenda Dead

    11/04/2010 3:44:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | November 4,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Just a quick post to give you guys some numbers to chew on. The country has turned a deep red, except in the Northeast. Surprised? I’m not. Given the high percentage of public union workers, low income and elderly (that’s just about all that’s left) … people voted their self interests, your money. CBS has a great interactive map and that’s where I am taking you today. Look at how the rest of the country reacted to Obama’s agenda, then compare it to New England. Here’s the link. And here are the numbers.
  • Forget D.C., look what Republicans won in state legislatures

    11/03/2010 7:27:51 PM PDT · by FTJM · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/3/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    So much of the national media's attention is focused Wednesday, shockingly, on Washington, where they live and work and where Republicans captured a half-dozen new Senate seats and five dozen new House seats. But out where most regular Americans live and work, voters also made historic changes -- to the long-lasting benefit of Republicans. This is especially important in years ending in '00 because these newly elected governors and state legislators will (with the exception of California) be the ones redrawing legislative and congressional district lines that will stand for the next decade until the 2020 census. And occupying the...
  • What Republicans Need to Do Now

    11/03/2010 8:34:42 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Adam Graham
    Tuesday’s elections swept Republicans across America into office, but what do freshly elected Republicans need to do next? 1) Realize They’ve Not Sold the American People Victorious Republicans should enjoy their election victory, but they should also understand it does not mean that the American people have bought wholesale into conservative political philosophy, as is so tempting to believe after a big election. After George W. Bush’s victory in 2004, Hugh Hewitt wrote Painting the Map Red. After 2008, James Carville wrote 40 More Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation. Both books turned out to be overly optimistic...

    11/03/2010 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    E-Mail | November 3,2010 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, I wanted, first of all, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your massive support and the outpouring of funds and interest to back up my efforts on behalf of Super PAC for America. We have succeeded amazingly. As background, I divided my efforts into two categories: there were races where I was personally involved advising the campaigns and working to help them raise money. There were others in which Super PAC was involved in independent efforts. I had no personal involvement in those races and was, therefore, able to raise funds for Super PAC...
  • Subdued Obama says suffered a voter "shellacking

    11/03/2010 8:05:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - A chastened President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to seek compromise with Republicans who won big in congressional elections and admitted he had lost touch with voters who delivered a "shellacking" to him and his Democrats. But on issue after issue, Obama gave little ground on his positions as the two sides gear up for negotiations over how to tackle the sluggish economy, the main reason the electorate has soured on his leadership
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama is poison. Blood is in water for 2012

    11/03/2010 8:32:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    WND ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is calling last night's sweeping GOP victories a "wipeout," saying the tidal wave of Republicans coming into office at all levels will change the mindset of Democrats still in power or seeking office in 2012. "The Democrats know Obama's poison," he said. "Obama has lost his momentum. There is going to be a power struggle in the Democratic Party. ... Blood is in the water, there are Democrats who think they can be a better president than Obama." The top-rated host said Americans had collectively given President Obama and the Democratic Party...
  • Biggest GOP Gains In Statehouses (Redistricting bonus)

    11/03/2010 7:42:38 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 15 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | Sean Trende
    Although attention has focused on GOP gains in Congress and Governor's mansions, the worst part of the night for Democrats probably came in state legislative seats. The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that Democrats had the worst night in state legislative seats since 1928. With races outstanding in New York, Washington and Oregon, Republicans have flipped at least 14 chambers, and have unified control of 25 state legislatures. They have picked up over five hundred state legislative seats, including over 100 in New Hampshire alone. This hurts Democrats in two ways. First, it wipes out the prospective farm team...
  • Likely lineup of GOP's new House chairs

    11/03/2010 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 8 replies
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | updated 11/3/2010 5:45:31 PM ET | None
    WASHINGTON — After winning control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans will take over the chamber's powerful committees when the new Congress convenes in January. Committee chairs, working with party leaders, set agendas and take the lead in drafting laws in their jurisdictions — from defense and education to farming and banking. They can also call investigative hearings on a variety of matters — including federal programs, suspected corporate wrongdoing or White House actions — and seek subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify. Here is a look at some of the likely new chairs: House appropriations...
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • Pelosi says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president

    11/03/2010 8:13:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Jon Ward
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday’s landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself. “Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.” Pelosi, who would not comment on whether she will retire from Congress rather than go back to the minority, also predicted that Obama will...
  • AP Switches! Now Calling CT Gov Race for Foley(R)!!!

    11/03/2010 8:16:45 PM PDT · by kidd · 136 replies
    Just announced on channel 3 (CBS affiliate)
  • GOP gains turn the (NH) State House bright red (Dems absolutely demolished!)

    11/03/2010 4:35:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 11/3/10 | TOM FAHEY
    Republicans are on their way to controlling nearly 300 seats in New Hampshire's House of Representatives, according to preliminary vote counts. The latest tally shows 296 seats firmly in Republican hands, with three seats yet to be decided. GOP sources say two of those will likely go their way and leave Democrats with 102 seats. In the Senate, the final split is 19-5, according to figures at the Secretary of State's office. That represents a pickup of nine seats for the Republicans, who were the minority in a 14-10 Senate for the past four years. [SNIP] Secretary of State William...