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  • Why Obama Likely is Secretly Glad Hillary Lost

    12/06/2016 4:21:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2016 | Doris O'Brien
    Am I the only person who thinks that in Barak Obama’s heart of hearts lies a glimmer of glee now that the Clintons won’t be moving into the White House when he moves out? Roll your eyes in skepticism, if you will. But hear me out before launching a barrage of Bronx cheers. Yes, yes, I know. Obama took time out from his busy presidential schedule to campaign for Hillary. On the other hand, he’s taken time out to play golf, fly off to vacations, fund-raise, and do other things unrelated to the business at hand. Face it: the garrulous...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 5: Trump still Holds Lead in Updated Totals

    12/05/2016 8:47:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Day 5 of the Wisconsin recount continued the pattern on previous days, as Donald Trump extended his Election Day lead over Hillary Clinton by a couple dozen votes.Trump leads Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes. So far, data from the Wisconsin recount as of December 5 shows that little is changing. The major candidates have each gained a smattering of votes in municipalities around the state as a variety of errors are found, but nothing has changed in significant enough numbers to upend the election. Not even close. Trump and Clinton have also each lost votes in communities throughout the state,...
  • Yes, you can blame millennials for Hillary Clinton’s loss

    12/05/2016 7:15:03 PM PST · by Hadean · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | Aaron Blake
    Hillary's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. The electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: millennials. *snip* Where the campaign needed to win upward of 60 percent of young voters, it was able to garner something “in the high 50s...” Mook said. “That’s why we lost.” The national exit poll shows Clinton underperformed Barack Obama's 2012 share of the vote by one point with those between the ages of 30 and 44 and by three points with...
  • Pelosi: Dems don't want 'new direction'

    12/04/2016 7:03:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2016 | Robert King
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed problems with the Democratic Party, saying that the party's values "unify us." "I don't think that people want a new direction," Pelosi said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "Our values are supporting working families. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families.
  • Eric Trump harassed on a 6 hr. flight by Muslim Comedian in seat next to him – brags about exchange

    12/04/2016 5:15:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 4, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    “So when I walked into the plane I was like, ‘What is this?’ This is obviously from Allah,” Amer told BuzzFeed. “Allah is just trying to hook me up right now. That’s what’s happening.” Amer apparently hounded Trump with inane questions about his father’s proposal to protect Americans against radical Islamic terrorism. . . . Like other clueless people who oppose Trump’s policies, Mo Amer said he did not vote during this election.
  • Petraeus admits he didn't vote for Trump or Clinton

    12/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who is vying for the top diplomatic post in the next administration, said Sunday he did not cast a ballot in last month's presidential election. "I don't vote, so that's an easy answer," Petraeus told ABC News when asked if he backed President-elect Trump in his campaign against defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
  • America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode [tr]

    12/04/2016 5:54:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 3, 2016 | Brett T.
    America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode after Trump victory the annual holiday party for the fashion industry hosted by publicist James La Force and his husband, writer Stephen Henderson, has been cancelled. . . . The L.A. Times reports that the couple had custom invitations printed in advance with the assumption that Hillary Clinton would be president and the national mood would be jolly. Alas, no one feels like partying, so the invitations were sent out with not only a cancellation notice inside, but a note saying that the party budget would be...

    12/02/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 151 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Dec 1, 2016
    <p>Today, Megan Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, with actual proof of massive voter fraud in his Clark County district. Vaughan brought into the NEWSMAXTV Las Vegas studio and laid it out for all to see, US postal service certified returned mail from 9,200 voters in District 15. Many of the people who were listed as deceased are still on the active voter rolls today. Many of the returned mail came back with 5 people living in a vacant lot with no mail receptacle.</p>
  • ‘Oops’! Maybe Jonathan Chait should have released this book BEFORE the election

    12/03/2016 6:08:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 2, 2016 | Twitter via Doug P.
    NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait is promoting a forthcoming book that already feels a little, um, dated:
  • YouGov poll: Plurality of Dems think election was rigged, 42% of Clinton voters say she has[tr}

    12/03/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    YouGov poll: Plurality of Dems think election was rigged, 42% of Clinton voters say she has “good chance” of winning recount I can actually understand the “rigged” claims, sort of, as an expression of pure butthurt denialism. It’s a very narrow plurality of Dems who say so — 36/35, with another 29 percent saying they’re not sure. Some people just can’t process that Her Majesty might have lost fair and square and they’re coping by retreating into fantasies of cheating. This is harder to process, though.
  • Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say

    12/02/2016 9:54:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said. Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Borough police were called to the apartment complex Nov. 20. Witnesses told police that Pugh and the woman, also a Donora Towers resident, were in the lobby when they got into a disagreement about...
  • Kerry: People can't tell 'what's real and what isn't'

    12/02/2016 1:48:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    "This is one of our chief challenges today, is to manage information and to do it in a way that average folks at home can know what's real and what isn't, what's true, what's false, and try to build consensus around a common set of understandings," Kerry said during the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference in Rome. "Technology has brought the world closer, yes; but it's also enabled bigots and demagogues to spread messages of divisiveness and hate with the click of a button, with the push of a finger." . . . "There are some truths, folks. Hard sometimes for people...
  • Van Jones no longer believes racism the reason for Trump victory?

    12/02/2016 8:49:29 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/2/16 | Doug Book
    On election night, CNN guest star Van Jones claimed voters in the rustbelt states had been guilty of a “Whitelash;” that is, a racist backlash against 8 years of a black president. It was the only possible explanation for Hillary’s stunning loss to a candidate Jones accused of being a bully and a bigot. What a difference 3 weeks have made! Suddenly it was the “arrogance and elitism” of the Democrat Party and the Clinton campaign that were responsible for the defeat no one on the left had expected. Maybe Jones no longer believes Trump to be a “bully” or...
  • Trump mocks ‘major anchor’ who started crying on election night when she realized ‘we won’

    12/02/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    For Donald Trump, there’s nothing tastier than mainstream media tears. During this “Thank You” tour of Cincinnati on Thursday night, the president-elect hit back at mainstream media who had repeatedly written him off and smeared him with biased reports. Trump blasted the “dishonest media” for bleating for months that he “had no path to victory” while citing skewed polls like the one below:
  • Donald Trump’s win leaves Hispanics wondering if their influence has waned on issues

    12/02/2016 5:05:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Hispanics, who for more than a decade insisted they were the key to American politics, are now grappling with a life on the outside — stunned that a Republican managed to capture the White House without winning at least a third of their support. Immigrant rights advocates insist that Latinos did turn out in record numbers, and say they voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, doubting major media exit polls that showed President-elect Donald Trump captured some 29 percent nationally. But that leaves another conundrum: If Republicans can win without Hispanic support, that could sap the negotiating power Latinos have claimed...
  • Rep. Cleaver: Democrats ‘Have No Strategy, and We Have No Plan’

    12/01/2016 8:36:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Cleaver told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Thursday that Democrats would need new leaders but now is not the time to make a shift. “At the present time, I’ve got to say, we have no strategy and we have no plan,” Cleaver said. “But at least we have some proven leadership that can, you know, take us into what’s going to be a new era.” “But think about this, we cannot have as our plan to go to the floor for the next two years only to hit the ceiling,” Cleaver continued.
  • Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

    12/01/2016 6:55:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2016 | Katie Jerkovich
    The crowd gathered outside the White House during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree Thursday chanted “four more years” as President Barack Obama turned on the lights. “Four more years, four more years, four more years,” the group shouted at the 94th annual lighting ceremony of the National Christmas Tree on The Ellipse.
  • Clinton, Kaine planning 'thank you events'

    12/01/2016 4:03:49 PM PST · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's former running mate, said Thursday that he and Clinton would soon appear for a series of "thank you events" in the "next couple of weeks" to show their appreciation for supporters. . . . Kaine argued the Clinton campaign was obligated to participate in a controversial multistate recount effort spearheaded by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. . . . "When Jill Stein, one of the third party candidates, decided to do it, if there's going to be a recount, we have to be at the table to make sure that it's done right," Kaine said....
  • Large Public Records Request for Election Records

    11/30/2016 3:01:44 PM PST · by lafroste · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Elections Commision Website ^ | 11/30/16 | Wisconsin Elections Commission
    Priority: High Priority Date: November 30, 2016 To: Wisconsin County Clerks Wisconsin Municipal Clerks City of Milwaukee Election Commission Milwaukee County Election Commission From: Michael Haas, Interim Administrator Reid Magney, Public Information Officer Attachment Size Election Public Records Request Guidance 11-30-2016.pdf 59.22 KB Today, a large number of municipal clerks have received emails from a Harvey Wasserman containing a public records request for 64 different documents or items relating to the November 8, 2016 General Election. It is not necessary for you to contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission about this request immediately, and you do not need to forward the...
  • 10 requests from liberals to Obama before he leaves office

    11/30/2016 10:49:54 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 30, 2016 | Julia Manchester
    (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to undo President Barack Obama's legacy once he takes office on January 20, 2017. However, with just over a month left before Obama leaves the White House, liberals are putting in some last minute requests for the outgoing commander-in-chief. While many of Obama's critics have highlighted the use of executive orders as an overreach, many of his supporters on the left are urging him to use his final days in office to take action.Pardon Edward Snowden Various famous faces have publicly called on the President to pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden, including actors Maggie Gyllenhaal...
  • Why does Hillary really want to participate in the Stein recount?

    11/29/2016 9:03:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/29/16 | Doug Book
    The following article was published by the Washington Post on November 26th. “Clinton campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount, with an eye on ‘outside interference,’ lawyer says” By Matt Zapotosky The first two paragraphs below are excerpts from the Zapotosky article. “In a Medium post, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that the campaign had received ‘hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton,’ especially in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where the ‘combined margin of victory for Donald...
  • Donald Trump: "Millions" Voted Illegally in Election (for Hillary Clinton)

    11/27/2016 3:03:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 27, 2016 | Reena Flores
    President-elect Donald Trump is alleging that he would have won the nation’s popular vote if it weren’t for the “millions of people who voted illegally,” during a series of tweets in which he panned the recount efforts that could take place soon in three states. Mr. Trump expressed his feelings Sunday afternoon on the “so-called popular vote” on Twitter: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called...

    11/27/2016 12:21:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | WILSON RING
    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs. For the past several months, Rutland has been getting ready to receive 100 mostly Syrian refugees beginning early next year. But with Donald Trump taking office in late January, Rutland's plans and those of other U.S. cities that have agreed to take in people fleeing the civil war have been thrown into question, given the incoming president's hostility...
  • 12 Ways in Which Trump Upended Conventional Wisdom

    11/26/2016 5:47:37 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 25, 2016 | WHITNEY BLAKE
    While the Democrats reflect and Secretary Hillary Clinton wanders around the wilderness (literally), here are some observations for the establishment of both parties, the #NeverTrumpers, and those still in shock—i.e. the vast majority of Beltway insiders who somehow overlooked "flyover country" and never saw Trump's victory as even a remote possibility. President-elect Donald Trump basically threw out the rule book and almost every bit of conventional wisdom it contained—both about elections in general and himself specifically.
  • Hillary’s Annus Horribilis

    11/27/2016 5:34:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-27-2016 | MOTUS
    I’m sure you remember this: Clinton Said Not Accepting Election Results Was ‘Horrifying’ “That’s horrifying.”“That’s not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections and we’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election. President Obama said the other day that when you’re whining before the game is even finished it just shows you’re not even up to doing the job. “ Although not horrifying enough to prevent her from supporting recounts...
  • What happened to the October Surprise that was destined to finish the Trump Campaign?

    11/26/2016 12:15:10 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 56 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/26/16 | Doug Book
    Did anyone else notice the absence of an election-changing October surprise registered by the Clinton Campaign (or surrogates) against Donald Trump? I don’t know about you, but I was a little concerned going into the last month of the election, having read claims by any number of self-described, former Trump “associates” who suggested they were in possession of THE damning audio/video which would effectively end the billionaire’s campaign. Not that Donald Trump is an evil guy, but it stands to reason that an individual so consistently in the public eye might have done or said something he would not want...
  • Greenfield: Did Identity Politics Doom Dems?

    11/24/2016 3:44:09 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Did Identity Politics Doom the Dems? The survival of the Democrats rests on immigration. November 24, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The specter of identity politics is haunting the left. It shows up at teary-eyed election parties in Berkeley, debates over craft beers in Williamsburg and the editorial pages of the big opinion shaper papers. No less an icon of the left than Bernie Sanders has been grumbling that his movement needs to reconnect with working people again. He even tentatively denounced identity...
  • Press Turned Servile to the Authors of the U.S. Decline

    11/26/2016 1:11:04 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 12 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | November 26, 2016 | Conrad Black
    As the days have ticked past since the U.S. election, its implications, especially for the press, have been interpreted with agonizing slowness. The polls, so inaccurate, yet uniformly revealed public disrespect for the press. Ninety per cent of conventional press was hostile to Donald Trump, and 90 per cent of polling organizations predicted a comfortable Clinton victory. As there was no substantive argument for the re-election of the Democrats, their entire campaign was to slag off Trump. The servile press deluged Trump’s followers with disparagements, and generally signed on to Hillary Clinton’s dismissal of 30 million Trump supporters as a...
  • Tongue-Tied Green Party Official Stumbles to Explain Wisconsin Recount

    11/25/2016 7:04:44 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this is the best that the Hillary/Stein people can come up with to justify a recount in some states, Donald Trump can rest very easy tonight . . . On Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show this evening, guest host Ed Henry interviewed Ian Jackson of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party regarding a possible recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin. Green Party candidate Jill Stein campaign has in recent days raised millions of dollars to fund such an effort. The responses from Jackson—who seemed a nice guy in over his head—were a string of painful pauses and hesitations, concluding...
  • Report: Trump's Margin in Wisconsin Shrinks by Thousands of Votes Ahead of Recount [fake news]

    11/25/2016 6:40:29 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 142 replies
    Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Wisconsin appears to be shrinking even before the state’s recount gets underway, according to a new report that cites a number of precincts padding the vote count in Trump’s favor. According to the Palmer Report, some precincts realized the numbers were padded to benefit Trump and had to revise their numbers. As a result, 5,000 votes were essentially wiped out of Trump’s column in an instant. What’s particularly puzzling, the report noted, is that Clinton’s numbers remained virtually unchanged, despite Trump losing thousands of votes from his total.
  • Why Trump Really Won Wisconsin And Pennsylvania

    11/24/2016 12:46:23 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 24, 2016 | Brandon Finnigan,Jeffrey Blehar
    There’s been a lot of talk online over the last day about mysterious results in these two states, and whether the election could have been hacked. But when you look at the actual data, there’s no indication there was fraud — in fact, Trump’s victories follow patterns seen across the country, regardless of the type of ballot. Two weeks after the shock of Donald Trump’s victory wore off and reality set in, some are alleging that the voting in key Midwestern swing states was somehow “hacked.” These people contend this may be the real reason three states that have voted...
  • 9 Things to Be Thankful for About the Election

    11/24/2016 12:02:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 24, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    As unconventional, contentious and divisive as this election as been, there are nevertheless things one can find to be thankful for. Here a just a few. 1. Much of the national press has been exposed for the frauds that they are. Yes, that is actually something to be grateful for. We depend upon the press in a free society to keep those in power honest. It is deeply dangerous, therefore, to have a press that covers up for the government. And it is even more dangerous when that is the case and few know it. Thanks to Julian Assange and...
  • 9 things Democrats still have to be thankful for

    11/24/2016 10:48:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)It's been a bad couple of weeks for Democrats. And if President-elect Donald Trump's early staffing choices are any indication, the next few years could be considerably worse. Come January, the Democrats will be entirely out of power in Washington for the first time in a decade. But while the immediate future seems full of inner conflict and rearguard actions to preserve political and social norms (to say nothing of President Barack Obama's legacy), there are still at least a handful of reasons for Democrats to feel grateful this holiday season. So put on those rose-colored glasses, lefties, and put...
  • League Of Women Voters: Voter ID Laws Rigged Election For Trump

    11/24/2016 9:06:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    The League of Women Voters claims the election of Donald Trump for president was rigged because states enforced their voter ID laws. . . . Sixteen states require have voter ID laws, and another 15 states permit voters to show some other form of ID. Nineteen states and Washington, D.C. have no ID mandate. Despite the last-minute attempt to use the voter ID issue as a reason to claim that Hillary Clinton may have conceded too early because her voters were suppressed at the polls, 80 percent of Americans, according to Gallup, support showing a form of legal identification to...
  • Your Thanksgiving guide to explaining Trump to your liberal relatives

    11/24/2016 4:12:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 24, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    But this year, avoiding politics just ain't gonna happen. Your Baby Boomer aunts will be despondent. The glass ceiling was supposed to shatter this year. Trevor, who has been marching against Trump since Election Day, is even bringing the girlfriend he met at a Bernie rally in Oakland. Trump will come up. You need to know how to handle it. Limited, decentralized government This is your chance to sell your liberal relatives on the virtues of limited government.
  • California Cancer & The Great Wall of Mexifornia

    11/23/2016 7:01:03 AM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 10 replies
    Justin Washington, The Blogger ^ | 11/23/2016 | Justin Washington
    Before the 2016 US Presidential Election, Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown said that if Trump were to be elected President, California would build its own wall — as if that would be a gigantic middle finger to the rest of the country. Now, that Trump is President Elect, the other 49 states are demanding to know when construction begins. The rest of the country is even willing to chip in to defray costs; Canada has even volunteered to send builders in hopes of containing and preventing loony celebrities in full apoplectic melt-downs like Lena Dunham, Cher and Rosie O’Donut from escaping...
  • British ambassador's memo reveals UK plan to EXPLOIT Donald Trump’s inexperience

    11/22/2016 5:53:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    Express ^ | 11/13/16 | express
    BRITAIN is well-placed to influence Donald Trump by exploiting his character and inexperience in office, a leaked memo from the British ambassador has suggested. Sir Kim Darroch penned his message as it became clear the tycoon was heading for his shock presidential victory last week. Britain’s ambassador to the United States claimed preparations in the build-up to the election had given the UK an advantage.
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were Fabricated' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:44:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/22/16 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • Worst Democrat Blowout in 88 Years!

    11/21/2016 6:16:39 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 98 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2016 | Self
    According to the Internet, the last time the Republicans had the Presidency and both houses of congress was 1928. That's 88 years ago! In 2010 President Obama called it a "Shellacking" when he lost the US House. When he lost the US Senate on top of that in 2014 the press said he was unrepentant. Now Obama and the Democrats have lost all three plus lost control in more state legislatures and governorships than in a long time. In short, the Democrats had a Blowout and the Question is whether they will learn from it and turn from the hard...
  • 'I never thought Trump would win': meet the Americans who chose not to vote

    11/21/2016 12:17:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 18, 2016 | Sarah Marsh
    ---snip--- David, 31, New Jersey: ‘I regret not voting, I never thought Donald Trump would win’ I would have voted for Hillary Clinton, but I didn’t. I thought she would win the White House. I feel heartbroken for those disenfranchised Americans who voted for Trump, not because of his divisive rhetoric, but in spite of it. Hillary is a genius diplomat, but she proved, once again, to be an ineffectual communicator. She could not reach those desperate to put food back on their table. I used to drive past the front-lawn Trump signs in my town and dismiss the homeowner...
  • Obama blames messaging, bad luck, 'our system'

    11/21/2016 8:45:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama on Sunday refused to blame Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' failure to win the White House or take back the House or Senate, and instead said improved messaging and better luck will help Democrats in future years. . . . Aside from messaging, Obama said another reason Democrats didn't do well is the "nature of our system." While some Democrats have called for an end to the Electoral College, Obama didn't go that far, and instead indicated he was talking about how Republicans have a natural advantage in the Senate. "As long as Wyoming gets the same number...
  • NY Governor creates task force to battle “explosion of hate crimes”

    11/21/2016 7:41:09 AM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The election of Donald Trump has, at least according to some, produced a spike in so called “hate crimes” around the nation. Others find reason to doubt this, citing instances which turn out to be hoaxes or staged events by liberals, or simply a left leaning media focus on isolated incidents which blow it all out of proportion. There seems to be little reason to doubt it in the mind of New York’s governor, however. Andrew Cuomo is stepping up to create a special task force to battle this new scourge whether it’s happening or not.
  • Obama: I'll push back on Trump if needed to defend US ideals

    11/20/2016 9:25:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 111 replies
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday he doesn't intend to become his successor's constant critic — but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain "values or ideals." Offering a rare glimpse into his thoughts on his post-presidency, Obama suggested once he was out of office he would uphold the tradition of ex-presidents stepping aside quietly to allow their successors space to govern.
  • They Have Learned Nothing

    11/20/2016 9:51:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 20, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    There is a lesson in every defeat, if you’re not too pigheaded to learn it. When it comes to the shellacking Democrats have taken in the last few elections, pigheaded doesn’t begin to cover their reaction. With the exception of President Obama’s re-election in 2012, Democrats have been on a severe losing streak since 2010. It couldn’t happen to a nicer, more deserving group of people. Americans had a large plate full of unfettered progressive rule in 2009 and 2010, and they did not like it. Ever since, they’ve been rejecting Democrats like a transplant patient rejects a bad kidney....
  • Cuban-Americans Voted for Trump at Higher Rate than “White” Americans

    11/19/2016 6:16:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | November 19, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    While “White” American voters supported Trump at a rate of 56%, Cuban American voters went for the Republican candidate at a rate of 58%--or perhaps even higher. Gosh? What could possibly account for this phenomenon?Well, if the quip “you had to be there” applies anywhere, it’s in explaining the voting habits of Americans of Cuban heritage. By “there” I mean in a communist country—but not as a tourist! Not like the tens of thousands of (mostly pinko) Americans who’ve been visiting Cuba and filling the coffers of Cuba’s terror-sponsoring Stalinist rulers the past few years, thanks to Obama.No, instead...
  • I’m Already Sick of the Liberal Tantrum Over Trump

    11/19/2016 4:43:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | November 18, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Even though I was #nevertrump, I’m already so sick of listening to liberals whine about Trump that I’m tempted to throw on a “Make America Great Again” hat for no other reason than just to piss them off. You’re upset about Trump winning? Well, guess what? Conservatives were upset about Obama winning twice. Welcome to the party, pal. Oh, but liberals are special snowflakes whose feelings are more important than those of regular people. They need safe spaces, blankies and pacifiers to cope with trauma and they’re getting them at colleges across America. Therapy dogs were offered to traumatized students...
  • Loretta Lynch: Justice Dept. to Investigate Post-Election Hate Crime Spike

    11/18/2016 6:19:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 18, 2016 | Theodore Bunker
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch is directing the Justice Department to investigate if the recent rise in hate crimes is related to the 2016 presidential election. "Many Americans are concerned by a spate of recent news reports about alleged hate crimes and harassment," Lynch said Friday in a video statement. "The FBI is assessing, in conjunction with federal prosecutors, whether particular incidents constitute violations of federal law.
  • Wasserman Schultz: 'If I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have'

    11/18/2016 6:04:38 PM PST · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz pushed back against critiques of her tenure as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, insisting she did not rig the primary contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders and argued she could have if she wanted. "I will be frank with you — if I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have," Wasserman Schultz told VICE News' Shawna Thomas. "There are so many things that we — not I — we could have done to enhance the campaign of one candidate over another."
  • Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats

    11/17/2016 6:59:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    WND ^ | NOvember 17, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton. . . . The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because...
  • Gun safety advocate: Trump won’t silence us

    11/17/2016 4:01:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Brian Seay
    The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says she’s done wallowing in disappointment following Donald Trump’s victory last week. “So many women and activists had hoped to elect the first female president – a gun sense champion – to the White House,” wrote Shannon Watts in a piece for the Huffington Post. But she says her husband reminded her that gun violence prevention isn’t hinged on the outcome of a single election. Watts founded Moms Demand Action four years ago in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “I – along with millions...