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Posts by Sudetenland

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  • Why I Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 7:46:57 AM PST · 55 of 88
    Sudetenland to MNDude
    Changing demographics is the rule. You want to be shocked? In Harris County (Houston, Texas) Romney carried it by TWO (yes that's 2) votes. Simply astounding.

    I know where I was wrong in my landslide prediction, it was in not believing the DRI of the polls was reflective of public opinion, not selective by the pollsters. Last night I heard Kirsten Powers explain the source of those DRIs. The pollsters did not filter their calls by party affiliation, they did not assume a 2008 model and thereby make their calls, they ASKED those whom the polled "What party most closely reflects your views?" and those DRIs were merely a reporting of the answers to that question.

    The Republican Party no longer reflects the views of a majority of voters--not even close. Had I known that prior to the election, today's results would not have been the shock that they were.
  • The Untied States of America [VANITY]

    11/07/2012 7:46:02 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Sudetenland to rarestia
    Although this election result is personally depressing, I have a different take on it. I believe that this is a clear massage from God that we need to place our reliance upon Him and have Faith that His will for each of us is all that matters.

    It's not a pleasant lesson, but perhaps it is a lesson we all need to take to heart. Remember exactly Who is in charge . . . not our will, but His.

    May God bless us all and make His light to shine down upon us. Be of good cheer (if you can manage it :) )
  • Chris Christie was the difference...this is on him

    11/06/2012 9:46:22 PM PST · 41 of 66
    Sudetenland to teg_76
    That, my FRiend, is a load of horse hockey. This goes far, far deeper than Chris Christie's embrace of Obama for doing his job and such scape goating does nothing to remedy the problem.

    This is a manifestation of an American populace who have collectively decided that dependence on government is preferable to industry and self-reliance. It is a manifestation (inevitable) of 60 years of welfare, Medicare, and Medicaid. It is a manifestation of Pell grants and other forms of middle class welfare. It is a manifestation of our changing demographics in which white, hard-working men and women of faith and traditional lifestyle will no longer determine the direction in which this nation moves . . . and it is the death knell of our Republic.

    I wish you were right, but I fear that we have now crossed our national Rubicon and will not again cross it until we have "enjoyed" the dubious pleasures of Euro-socialism.

    May God bless us and have mercy upon us all, for we are all sure to need his help.
  • Best reason to vote him out: Michelle Obama asks ‘Imagine what Barack can do in 4 more years?’

    11/05/2012 7:39:28 AM PST · 17 of 29
    Sudetenland to redtetrahedron

    I laughed when I read that . . . isn’t that precisely why we are voting for Romney, the frightening specter of what havoc Obama could wreak with a second term?

  • PREDICTIONS THREAD! Lock in your predictions for tomorrow! [Vanity]

    11/05/2012 7:23:20 AM PST · 115 of 186
    Sudetenland to kevkrom
    I've been predicting a Romney/Ryan margin of 10% since my August 15th blog, the day after Artur Davis endorsed Romney.

    Since that time I have occasionally wavered to as low as 5%, but I will stick with my first specific results prediction made after the 1 st debate of RR-54%, OB-46%.

    I affirmed that prediction in my November 3rd blog post:

    Romney Landslide: You Read It Here First

    Since that post, I have found several who were as bullish as I and said so even earlier than I.

    Yeah, it's hubris, but I still have that gut feeling. The only hangup has been this Sandy business, but I am not convinced that it will influence voters significantly.
  • Obama’s jobs report isn't a conspiracy. But the figures are debatable and the recovery is dubious

    10/07/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    Sudetenland to FreeAtlanta
    The problem with what Welch did is that, even though everyone knows this is a fiction, you just can't make unsupported allegations of that magnitude without substantial and irrefutable evidence . . . the American people will always be repulsed by that. Even if they have the suspicion that it may be true, they inherently believe the best of people.

    It's sort of a corollary to "The Big Lie." People don't want to believe the bad about others. They like to believe that everyone is just as honest and straightforward as they.

    It's how con-men make a living . . . and how Democrats keep getting elected . . . but I repeat myself. :)
  • Why Romney Won the First Debate

    10/07/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT · 16 of 33
    Sudetenland to Kaslin
    Obama lost, because he really doesn't know anything about the issues. He is nothing but an empty suit with the correct political philosophy for those who are behind him and actually running the country--Jarrett, Soros, Ploufe, and the Chicago cabal.

    HIs body language screamed ignorance. Looking down, not at his opponent, the verbal delaying tactics (umm . . . ahh . . . uhh), all of it designed to give him time to think of an appropriate distraction or liberal bromide.

    Obama lost because all he knows is the liberal line of lies and BS.
  • Romney Pollster: Ignore the ‘Sugar High’ of Democrat Convention (0bama pulling out of NC)

    09/10/2012 10:35:22 AM PDT · 50 of 53
    Sudetenland to snarkytart
    You'd be surprised how many conservatives watch Morning Joe. All it takes is an interest in what the other side is saying and a strong stomach.

    I have learned to set the bias aside for the superior format and generally higher level of discourse as compared to "Fox and Friends," which I find banal and uninteresting.
  • Romney Pollster: Ignore the ‘Sugar High’ of Democrat Convention (0bama pulling out of NC)

    09/10/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT · 38 of 53
    Sudetenland to snarkytart
    Son'r know, but Jim Vandehei was on Morning Joe this morning and he said the Romney camp is very open in private conversations about the fact that their internals aren't great.

    Yet . . . here they are, fighting the same battle McCain fought using the same tactics.

    Somebody better wake them up before we wind up with Obama for another 4 years--something I would never have believed possible a month ago. This race should be down-hill with the wind at your back easy for anyone against Obama . . . even Romney.
  • General Election: Romney vs. Obama (Rasmussen: Obama 49 Romney 45)

    09/10/2012 7:09:15 AM PDT · 146 of 149
    Sudetenland to RitaOK

    Thanks for the response. I’m not given to Biblical prophecy predictions—in fact, dislike them intensely—but . . . I fear you’re right. If Obama wins, we are in for hard times.

  • General Election: Romney vs. Obama (Rasmussen: Obama 49 Romney 45)

    09/09/2012 8:02:42 AM PDT · 90 of 149
    Sudetenland to InterceptPoint
    That is the most important question asked on this thread and I am astounded that it required 50 responses before it was asked.

    I won't even pay attention to a poll if I can't see the demographic breakdown. Rassmussen doesn't reveal his internal details unless you subscibe--which I decline to do.

    I'm betting that Dems were over polled about 5-7%. That seems to be the going rate these days.
  • David Brooks: The Real Romney (NYTIMES House "conservative" shows his stripes)

    08/28/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    Sudetenland to Alter Kaker
    REally? Is everyone really this obtuse?

    Brooks, our favorite Beltway conservative to bash was actually making a commentary about LIBERALS.

    Brooks was skewering the liberal media and liberals for the constant twisted narrative that they spew.

    Vanity alert! Posted this today: Brooks' Folly - Is It Satire If You Audience Misses The Joke?
  • Will Romney/Ryan doubletalk stampede the conservative herd?

    08/13/2012 7:39:17 PM PDT · 28 of 66
    Sudetenland to Sola Veritas; Jim Robinson
    "This is EVIL!! Romney is an evil godless man and he lies for power!!"

    The only evil I see is the twisted malignant hatred that seethes and roils through the once great FreeRepublic and in its owner.

    To accuse a good man of being evil because you disagree with his stands on the issue is what I expect from Alinsky-ite liberals, not conservatives. It is also a bald-faced lie (another classic Alinsy-ite tactic).

    Real conservatives are motivated by reason and logic, not emotion and one cannot make the sort of comments that have been made here recently without being completely consumed by hatred (combined with a large dose of self-righteousness).

    I feel sorry for you folks, you have truly lost your way. Your ability to reason has been compromised by your hatred and and your obsession for the perfect conservative candidate--an unreal expectation.

    Hatred knows no reason, sees no truth, brooks no dissension. It is blind emotion released out of fear with the intent to destroy. It is never uplifting, never affirmative, and never, ever rational.

    Feel free to delete my account. I won't be back. I'll be with real, rational conservatives and tea party members, not out here on the lunatic fringe.

    God bless.
  • M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie")

    08/12/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT · 3 of 62
    Sudetenland to moonshot925
    I remember reading about those when I was a kid and they were still deployed. Pretty cool, but not terribly practical as a theater weapon. To big and stationary . . . even in the 50's.

    Thanks for the memories.
  • Michael Dokes, Former Champ, Passes Away at 54

    08/12/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT · 2 of 10
    Sudetenland to EveningStar
    Sad tale. I remember him when he first hit the big time--really impressive. I was sure he would be champ.

    Boxing is full of sad tales like this.

    God rest his soul.
  • Today Marks 1200th Day Since Senate Dems Have Passed a Budget

    08/12/2012 12:46:46 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Sudetenland to I am Richard Brandon
    Don't know.

    How do you enforce the law on the primary body that makes the laws and the Executive Branch (which is charged with enforcing the law) when they both refuse to do their jobs?

    . . . Especially when you have a second party that is afraid to confront the abusers for fear of what the press might say about them
  • Today Marks 1200th Day Since Senate Dems Have Passed a Budget

    08/11/2012 8:27:00 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Sudetenland to Last Dakotan

    It’s far worse than that. Without “zero based budgeting,” all of the money being spent now will be included in the next years budget as a baseline. That’s one of the main reasons they haven’t been willing to pass a budget. The baseline in the “baseline budgeting” they use keeps growing.

  • Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney

    08/11/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT · 49 of 5,195
    Sudetenland to Jim Robinson
    You bet, Jim, we're all much better off with an abortionist/homosexualist, statist, Stalinist whose love of our Constitution is so great that he uses it for a doormat.

    Yep, Jim, GREAT CALL! /rolleyes
  • MoveOn: Romney Political Suicide

    08/11/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT · 35 of 55
    Sudetenland to Bryanw92

    HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!!!! Panic continues to grow in the lefties. They ALWAYS let you know who they fear—picking Ryan sent shock waves through them.

  • So....We like Paul Ryan?

    08/11/2012 6:13:23 AM PDT · 82 of 327
    Sudetenland to Perdogg; muawiyah
    Clearly that question has been answered time and again . . . the post above merely confirms what has been expressed many time before.

    Some folks just gotta hate . . . and the ones with the weakest, most emotionally based reasoning use their self-professed religiosity as an excuse and a weapon.

    We now have two very fine, upstanding individuals running, everything the haters say notwithstanding.

    I'm not a big Romney fan, but I do respect him personally and I respect his credentials. With Ryan added to the ticket, I am perfectly happy--not as much as if the top of the ticket was more conservative--but happy.