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  • Boehner to Obama: "We want you to succeed" (ABC Radio, no link)

    11/08/2012 5:20:48 AM PST · by matt1234 · 52 replies
    ABC Radio News ^ | 11/8/2012 | N/A
    On the radio this morning, I heard Boehner say to Obama in a public address: "We want you to succeed." You know who Boehner's trying to contrast himself with, dont you? I knew you did.
  • America Has Sown the Seeds Of Its Own Demise

    11/08/2012 5:16:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/08/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    <p>In the aftermath of the election of 2012, a new reality must be digested by all Americans. Working within the precepts of a democratic republic, The American public freely exercised their choice and voted for a New America.</p> <p>The electorates' decision once and for all confirms a definition of America that values hopes, feelings and equality of results over the realities of human nature, history, and the foundational principles that hold western civilization together. There is now no doubt that the tipping point of geometrically increasing cultural decline has been crossed. America has now firmly changed from a nation where the founding principles of the great enlightenment have been substituted for a utopia of widespread human suffering. There is no going back.</p>
  • A Nation Adrift

    11/08/2012 5:11:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/7/2012 | Andrew B. Wilson
    -snip-. Who is this president and how does he relate to the popular novel? Is he the man-eating tiger, or the potential victim in the little boy named "Pi"? -snip- Like most of Obama's creations (cf. Dreams from My Father), his all-devouring tiger was a composite: a combination of predatory capitalism and rampant greed; and of uncaring and non-interventionist and non-redistributive government. Never mind that this tiger is a total illusion. It is not what produced the subprime housing crisis or the financial meltdown of 2008. -snip- ...winning a second term as president despite the obvious failure of his policies...
  • Is the GOP Still a National Party? (A little dated but very relevant)

    11/08/2012 4:57:27 AM PST · by jpeg82 · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 24, 2012 | Daniel McCarthy
    There are reasons to think it isn’t: Republicans have failed to win a plurality of voters (or a majority of the two-party vote) in four of the last five presidential elections. The single win was 2004, when George W. Bush was re-elected by the lowest margin of any successful incumbent since 1828. GOP talking points at the time touted Bush’s victory as a historic landslide because the map of sparsely populated counties he won (see above) covered almost the entire U.S. Therein lies a tale.
  • The Initial Aftershocks

    11/08/2012 4:57:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Nobody likes to lose. But defeats can prove advantageous if used as a learning tool. Newt Gingrich lost his first two congressional campaigns, but won his third. Twenty years after his first defeat, he changed the nation with the Contract With America. Those who may be disheartened and dismayed over Tuesday's election results might want to consider this: Our nation is strong and resilient, and the results must be used as an opportunity to learn rather than an opportunity to lay blame. President Obama won. A sitting president always has an advantage, but with a listing economy, high unemployment and...
  • With sterling call, Nate Silver defines new wave in polling

    11/08/2012 4:57:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2012 | David K. Randall
    So much for gut feeling. After correctly predicting the results in 49 of the 50 states that have been called in the U.S. election (Florida remains too close to call), Nate Silver, the statistician behind the popular FiveThirtyEight blog, woke on Wednesday to find himself the poster child of what is sure to be a new data-driven approach to politics. While Obama was declared the winner of the election, Silver won the polling race. Television anchors from Rachel Maddow on the left-leaning MSNBC, to Bret Baier on the right-leaning Fox News, praised his accuracy. A comedian on Twitter called him...
  • Layoffs

    11/08/2012 4:55:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Various Sources
    Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division http://www.cnbc.com/id/49729998 ING Layoffs In State Are Unrelated To Massive Staff Reduction In Europe http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut-insurance/hc-ing-layoffs-20121107,0,5645363.story Caterpillar’s Layoffs Parallel A Falling Monthly Copper Price Index http://agmetalminer.com/2012/11/07/caterpillars-layoffs-parallel-a-falling-monthly-copper-price-index/ More Layoffs May Be In Store for Alcatel-Lucent http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/06/more-layoffs-may-be-in-store-for-alcatel-lucent.aspx Boeing Telegraphs Layoffs in Defense, Space & Security Unit http://247wallst.com/2012/11/07/boeing-telegraphs-layoffs-in-defense-space-security-unit/ Umatilla Chemical Depot plans layoffs this month, in 2013 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/06/2160493/umatilla-chemical-depot-plans.html#storylink=cpy Hawker Beechcraft to close plants in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, cut more jobs http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52f3fff526904fc68717a1cf890c9f9c/KS—Hawker-Beechcraft-Layoffs
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost

    11/08/2012 4:53:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    Newsmax Why Mitt Romney Lost Wednesday, November 7, 2012 02:24 PM By: Christopher Ruddy Newsmax Christopher Ruddy’s Perspective: It was the worst of times and the worst of times. With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. President Barack Obama has won a decisive victory and the GOP, expecting to gain Senate seats, actually had a net loss of three. The "morning after" will bring the expected explanations and after-game quarterbacking. Still, it is important that the GOP understand why we lost this one in hopes of future victory. Perhaps the...
  • Don't Blame Romney

    11/08/2012 4:53:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Anne Coulter
    We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House. Every election predictor was wrong, except one: Incumbents usually win. Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan's record remains secure. The Democrats ran up against the incumbency problem in 2004. The landslide election for Democrats in 2006 suggests that Americans were not thrilled with Republicans around the...
  • Scarborough To Republicans: 'Stop Blaming The Media'

    11/08/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should Republicans unilaterally disarm in the media-bias wars? Joe Scarborough apparently thinks so. Arguing that it distracts Republicans from performing the political blocking-and-tackling needed to win elections, Scarborough has called on Republicans to "stop blaming the media." Saying "let's makes this personal," Scarborough cited as an example of the supposed distractions to which he was referring the controversy over the tape Morning Joe aired in September from a Romney campaign stop. Readers will recall that the clip seemed to show Romney asking the crowd, which had been chanting "Romney!", to change to "Romney/Ryan." But Scarborough suggested just the opposite: that...
  • Jewelry Store Closes to "Mourn" Tuesday's Presidential Election Outcome

    11/08/2012 4:30:33 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 41 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | November 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The six signs posted on Lyons Jewelers in Bedford got everyone's attention on Wednesday. "There's one saying shame on USA and Virginia. Oh my God." The signs explained why Lyons Jewelers was not open. The largest sign told people it was closed to "Mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us." Another sign said "The president seeks my demise." A friend of the owner, R.T. Lyons, tell us "He done it to show that he didn't agree and didn't like what happened." Many people we spoke with were very upset by the signs. "I don't think...
  • ELECTRONIC VOTING, REPORTING, AND POSSIBILITY FOR FRAUD

    11/08/2012 4:18:38 AM PST · by God-fear-republican · 30 replies
    Black Box Voting ^ | July 20, 2012 | Bev Harris
    A press release today about the planned expansion of Unisyn into more USA locations renews attention on foreign ownership of corporations selling voting systems into the United States. Unisyn is owned by a Malaysian gambling outfit. ...Military voting is now handled in several states by Barcelona, Spain-owned Scytl. In January 2012, Scytl acquired the largest election results reporting firm, SOE Software. Accenture, now based in Dublin Ireland (formerly headquartered in tax-haven Bermuda), claims copyright over the massive electronic voter registration/voter history databases used in several states, including Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arkansas. Accenture purchased its voter registration unit from...
  • U.S. stock futures inch up; data, ECB await

    11/08/2012 4:16:06 AM PST · by John W · 10 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stockmarket futures inched cautiously higher on Thursday, as investors remained on edge after fiscal-cliff worries triggered a post-election plunge for Wall Street the prior day. Asia stocks tumbled in the wake of those losses. Weekly jobless and trade-deficit numbers, along with an interest-rate decision from the European Central Bank are among the day’s main events. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ2 +0.19% rose 14 points to 12,877, while futures for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index SPZ2 +0.14% rose 0.6 point to 1,389.70. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NDZ2 +0.22% rose 3 points...
  • It's a 50-50 nation, give or take

    11/08/2012 4:15:09 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/7/2012 | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Associated Press
    The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. Slender percentages separated winner and loser from battleground to battleground, and people in exit polls said yea and nay in roughly equal measure to some of the big...
  • Man flies flag upside-down to protest election outcome

    News Center 7 received calls Wednesday night from residents in Beavercreek who were not happy about their neighbor flying the U.S. flag upside-down. One caller said it might not be illegal, but it’s offensive to the people in the neighborhood. Despite what his neighbors think, Ray Lewis said flying the flag upside-down is an international symbol of distress and he felt compelled to do it as a form of “peaceful protest” following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
  • Great quote from John Stossel

    11/08/2012 4:00:10 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 19 replies
    Fox news | 11/8/12 | self
    'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.'" - John Stossel
  • Maine Church Vandalized With Swastikas Allegedly for Gay Marriage Stance

    11/08/2012 3:56:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Stockton Springs Community Church in Waldo County, Maine, has been vandalized with swastikas spray-painted on its front door and on two signs on its lawn, supposedly for the church's support of traditional marriage. "I was shocked and horrified when I arrived at the church this morning and saw swastikas painted all over our property. Clearly, those who want to redefine marriage also want to redefine tolerance," said Pastor Steve DeGroft. "Our congregation has taken a loving and respectful stand for traditional marriage in our community, but those who disagree want to silence and intimidate us. We can't be apathetic, and...
  • My sage advice for my fellow conservatives...

    11/08/2012 3:23:47 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 47 replies
    Me | 11/7/12 | DGHoodini
    Minimize your exposure, and batten down your hatches...because the only thing worse that you can do to the Left than denying them what they want, is when they get what they want.....
  • Fixing 'Fiscal Cliff' Will Mean 'High, Higher' Taxes: Gross

    11/08/2012 3:19:39 AM PST · by gotribe · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/7/2012 | Jeff Cox
    ...Consequently, Gross said, higher dividend taxes would make those companies less attractive and thus take the stock market down 5 to 10 percent. That's "the ultimate danger here for the stock market," he said. "Dividends are sheltered in 401(k)s, they're sheltered in pension funds. At the margins investors pay dividend tax rates. To the extent that you raise them from 15 to, say, 25 (percent), that implies in terms of equaling after tax rates another 5 to 10 percent down in terms of stock prices. We've been very spoiled for the last 10 years."
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 8, 2012

    11/08/2012 2:46:41 AM PST · by sneakers · 31 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • GOP must woo working people chasing American dream

    11/08/2012 2:37:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    Republicans need a new coalition and a new message. The heart of that coalition should be the working class. The message should be populism. Populist movements in the past have often been ugly because they scapegoated vulnerable minorities. The new Republican populism shouldn't blame the "47 percent" of Mitt Romney's imagination, or immigrants seeking to make a better life. The new Republican populism should declare war on the cronies and special interests who use big government to rig the game in their favor and deny opportunity to those trying to climb the ladder and live the American dream. It's time...
  • The human history book! World War Two fan covers body with tattoos

    11/08/2012 2:29:21 AM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8th November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'This man is a walking history book. He has dedicated his body to the memory of the heroes and battles of the Second World War. Nolan Holmes has spent four years under the needle of a skilled tattoo artist to complete this homage to British and world history. Illustrations include battles on the Russian front, the Battle of Britain and the Allied invasion. Beside Churchill and a wartime news report Holmes has now had a memorial poppy added to his tattoo. The mechanic has also had a striking poppy drawn alongside the pictures of conflict ready for this weekend's Remembrance...
  • Swansea memorial to American D-Day veterans

    11/08/2012 2:17:44 AM PST · by the scotsman
    BBC Wales News ^ | 2nd November 2012 | Charlotte Dubenskij
    'A memorial has been unveiled in memory of the thousands of American soldiers who lived and trained across Swansea in preparation for the D-Day landings. For a few months in 1943 and 1944, GIs from across the Atlantic set up camp in Mumbles, Caswell Bay and Newton. Combat engineers took part in training for the beach landings in northern France. The memorial was unveiled at Newton Village Hall. There were about 50,000 US soldiers in south Wales before D-Day on 6 June 1944 - a pivotal moment of World War II. The training on the south Wales beaches was seen...
  • How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

    11/08/2012 2:14:58 AM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd November 2012 | Melissa Hogenboom
    'It is now 70 years since GIs first landed on British soil to join their allies during WWII. Before the war, ordinary British people only knew Americans as the gangsters and heroes from the silver screen. They were in for a shock.'
  • Lessons of the Battle of Benghazi - Our enemies will learn them. Will we?

    11/08/2012 1:38:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2012 | Clifford D. May
    Now that the election is behind us, perhaps we can put politics aside and acknowledge a hard fact: On September 11, 2012, America was defeated by al-Qaeda in the Battle of Benghazi.About this battle many questions remain. The media and Congress have a responsibility to get answers — not only because we should know the truth, not only to assign blame, but, more important, to learn from failure. At the least, we should try to understand what lessons our enemies have learned — because they will apply those lessons in the future.It is possible to lose many battles and...
  • Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported

    11/08/2012 1:35:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/8/2012 | ap
    JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said. The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary...
  • Dennis Prager's Post-election Show, November 7th, 2012, Grieve But Don't Despair

    11/08/2012 1:00:48 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Dennis Prager ^ | November 7, 2012
    Dennis Prager had a good post election show on Wednesday, November 12, 2012. It really helped me to listen to it as I was starting to spiral down into deep depression. He basically said throughout that it was okay to be sad and angry, to cry and grieve, but not to go into despair. I'm posting it here for others to listen. It may help you, too. If you click on the "Listen Now" box by his picture at the top of the link you can hear his current show for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, it is by...
  • President Obama and the Embryonic Backfire

    11/08/2012 12:54:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    huffingtonpost.com | November 7, 2012 | Robin L. Smith
    Here's the link.
  • Custer man shoots, kills mountain lion on front porch(SD)

    11/08/2012 12:31:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mitchellrepublic.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | AP
    CUSTER (AP) — A rural Custer man who discovered a mountain lion lounging on his porch shot and killed the animal.
  • Three Ways of Explaining Defeat

    11/08/2012 12:31:05 AM PST · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | November 7, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Conservatives are divided, acrimoniously so, over three schools of explaining The Defeat. 1. The Near Fatalists. Some are terrified that we are witnessing the final establishment of the long-feared dependency majority, where half the country is not paying federal income taxes and are on the receiving end of government largess and expect “them” to pay their fair share to pay for it; 2. The Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve What If-ers. The disappointed tacticians believe that should/would/could Romney have run differently (e.g., hit harder on Benghazi, mixed it up in the second and third debates, organized a Contract with America as a...
  • Newly Strengthened Louisiana Right-to-Arms Provision

    11/08/2012 12:21:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 7 November, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    It now reads, The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. The preceding version read, “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person.” The new version passed by a 73%-27% margin. I’d love to hear from people who know Louisiana gun law and can tell me which laws they see as newly vulnerable. Two...
  • Election 2012: Obama gets his "revenge," but conservatives must stand tall

    11/07/2012 11:53:44 PM PST · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Ohio has been called for Barack Obama. Iowa went for Obama. Colorado went for Obama. Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don’t look good, either. The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call. Karl Rove on Fox News says it’s not over. But the numbers don’t add up for Romney. He was close. Valiantly close. But not close enough. (Update 12:57am – Romney called Obama to concede and delivered a gracious concession speech.) The Romney/Ryan team fought well and hard, inspiring Republicans and conservatives across the country to get out the vote and fight for restoration...
  • Analysis: Will Texas secede from Barack Obama’s America?

    11/07/2012 11:47:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Dunham
    There’s Barack Obama’s America.And then there’s Texas.In Barack Obama’s America, Latino voters overwhelmingly favored the Democratic incumbent, handing him 71 percent of their votes to 27 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. In Texas, voters overwhelmingly elected the first Hispanic senator in the state’s history. A conservative Republican.In Barack Obama’s America, the Tea Party wave receded, with some of the most prominent firebrands of the 2010 conservative insurgency sent packing by the voters. In Texas, despite the defeat of freshman Republican Francisco “Quico” Canseco of San Antonio, voters sent three new Republicans with strong Tea Party support to Washington, including...
  • Elections are over... time to celebrate? -a note to my Obama-lovin' children

    11/07/2012 11:29:01 PM PST · by whiterhino · 31 replies
    Multiple sources
    Here's an email I sent to my kids in school who love you know who... Well the elections are over and the winner is Obama. He's popular, he's cool, he's black (as long as being 50% white, 45.35% arabic, and 4.65% African is "black"), and you like his social issues maybe (another topic for another time), but if you really care about YOUR future as much as I do about you... just for a moment.. read on: Obama won, but Obama might be the only winner yesterday... Instead of winning, You and I will get to experience continued rising energy...
  • Is Now the Time For You to Cancel Your Cable and Stop Newspaper Delivery?

    11/07/2012 11:25:30 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 86 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I’d like to give a nudge today to everyone out there to do something that I did back in 2009 and have never regretted since: cancel your cable TV service and stop your newspaper delivery. If enough people did this, it would decimate the Democrats’ most powerful propaganda tools: the Comcast-owned networks of NBC and MSNBC, CNN, and the other dinosaur media outlets that comprise the Left’s Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, for short) that serves Barack Obama with cultish devotion. Since you can’t just cancel MSNBC and NBC or CNN, you’ll need to cancel your cable TV service altogether. This...
  • Auditors reject EU spending 18th year in a row

    11/07/2012 11:24:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 06.11.12 @ 17:19 (November 6) | Valentina Pop
    The EU’s top auditing body has for the 18th year in a row said there are too many errors in how EU money is spent, particularly in subsidies going to farmers and fishermen. “A farmer was granted a special premium for 150 sheep. On inspection, the European Court of Auditors found that the beneficiary did not have any sheep,” the annual report on EU spending released on Tuesday (6 November) said in a typical case. The auditors also found an alleged fruit processing factory built with EU aid to the tune of €0.2 million, which turned out to be a...
  • Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

    11/07/2012 11:22:15 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/7/2012
    Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs. Boeing Headquarters The company [BA 70.11 -1.47 (-2.05%) ] told employees about the changes on Wednesday, in a memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by Boeing. Boeing, the Pentagon's second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company's costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo. The measures come as U.S. weapons makers are...
  • Buddhist, Hindu make history in new Congress

    11/07/2012 11:01:38 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
    Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu-American congresswoman, after defeating her Republican rival on Tuesday. Ami Bera, a California doctor who was raised Hindu but now identifies as a Unitarian Universalist, according to the Hindu American Foundation, narrowly leads the race for California’s 7th congressional district. [...] Hirono, who is also the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, was one of three Buddhists in the House of Representatives. The other two,...
  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/07/2012 10:26:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 07, 2012 | Philip Rucker
    Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions By Philip Rucker November 7 BOSTON — Mitt Romney began his retreat from public life Wednesday at a private breakfast gathering with a couple hundred of his most loyal and affluent campaign benefactors. The former Massachusetts governor, humbled by the thumping that ended his six-year pursuit of the presidency, reminisced about the journey and tried not to cry. Romney waxed about the roaring crowds in the campaign’s closing days and the feeling that he was winning, said donors in attendance. He commended Stuart Stevens, his chief strategist, as well as...
  • Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported

    11/07/2012 10:21:07 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    wapo ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Associated Press,
    JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.
  • House panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers

    11/07/2012 10:19:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    A House committee is planning to hold a hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren't heeded. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the...
  • Decker: 5 Questions with Michael Savage ‘Our society is being turned into a sort of prison camp’

    11/07/2012 10:17:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 1 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | By Brett M. Decker
    Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America. His groundbreaking radio show, “The Savage Nation,” is the third-largest program in the country with over 10 million listeners. His straight talk about radical Islam was deemed so offensive by politically correct censors that he was banned from entering the United Kingdom in 2009. A pioneer in ethnobotanical research, Dr. Savage has master’s degrees in medical botany and medical anthropology and a Ph.D. in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. Bestselling author of 28 books, his new release is “Train Tracks: Family Stories for...
  • How to Lose an Election(It's actually quite easy)

    11/07/2012 9:57:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 128 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | Vendome
    So I'm sitting here today licking my wounds and wondering how in the hell I could be so wrong in my predictions for this election and suddenly it came to me. Just don't show up....Read on below
  • How Romney Lost - And three lessons for conservatives going forward.

    11/07/2012 9:45:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbus, Ohio — The realities of the electoral map meant that the Romney campaign really had no choice but to bet big on Ohio, and that bet was a loser. In addition to some critical on-the-ground specifics — Ohio is not hurting as badly as the rest of the country — there were three main reasons for that.1. Ohio likes crony capitalism. The automotive bailout is popular in Ohio, and not just among self-interested workers and investors in that industry. Putting General Motors on federal life support is economically daft and morally dubious, but it gave the Obama administration a powerful...
  • With Election Over, ABC Wonders About Obama's 'Cover-Up,' 'Refusal' to Talk about Libya

    11/07/2012 9:44:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/7/12 | Scott Whitlock
    Now that the 2012 presidential election is over and Barack Obama has been safely reelected, the journalists at ABC's Good Morning America woke up to the fact that the President has "refused" to provide details the terrorist attack in Libya and that the administration "didn't want to talk about it." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Fill-in host Elizabeth Vargas blithely announced, "In the meantime, the Libya issue has been overhanging this election. Allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by Senator John McCain about this administration's, really, refusal to really put to rest this issue before voting day." Martha Raddatz,...
  • Rich Noyes: Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama

    11/07/2012 9:33:24 PM PST · by hawaiianninja · 4 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 11-07-2012 | Rich Noyes
    Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America's top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made the difference between victory and defeat. Reviewing the 2012 presidential campaign, here are five ways the media elite tipped the public relations scales in favor of the liberal Obama and against the conservative challenger Mitt Romney:
  • Iran says Obama should not expect talks

    11/07/2012 9:31:55 PM PST · by knak · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/7/12 | reuters/JP Post
    Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight." Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight."
  • Obama Now Free to 'Be Who He Is'

    11/07/2012 9:16:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    President Barack Obama will never again have to face voters. Nothing he does will have to be calibrated for how it plays in swing states or with Independent voters. He is now governing solely for his own legacy. This is one reason I so opposed his reelection. Given his left-ward lunge in his first term, I shuddered to think where he would go in his second. An article today in Obama fan-zine Buzzfeed confirms my fears. “I’m hopeful,” said Slama. “He’ll try to play to the middle, but he’s got the Tea Party to deal with, and he can take...
  • Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate

    11/07/2012 9:12:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ron Fournier
    Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail.Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable—as evidenced by his first-term success with health care...
  • Pa. pupils to wear tracking devices in flu study

    11/07/2012 9:12:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    My Fox MY ^ | 11/5/12 | AP
    CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 450 southwestern Pennsylvania school students will be wearing electronic devices that will track how often they come in contact with one another at school — and on their day off during Election Day — to help researchers track how the flu may be spread among them.