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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