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  • Our Values Do Not Need to Be Moderated, They Need to Be Clearly Articulated

    11/09/2012 4:03:17 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 37 replies
    Republicanism was founded on a premise that all men are created equal. It is time we return to those values Washington, DC – Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, responds to the 2012 election: “The political philosophy of the Republican Party and Governor Mitt Romney during the presidential campaign was to downplay social issues and focus solely on jobs and the economy. Four year ago, McCain, like Romney, could not and would not articulate the full panoply of conservative values. Their strategy didn’t work in 2008, and it didn’t work in 2012...
  • "There's a Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

    11/09/2012 4:02:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call: Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." On Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the base.  We thought that...
  • Romney lost by playing defense, Santorum says

    11/09/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    (CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum offered no insight into his own political future in a Friday CNN interview, but did offer his thoughts as to why the Republican nominee lost to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. "What Mitt Romney, in my opinion, didn't do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused and didn't go on the offense," Santorum said in an interview to air Friday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "And when you're playing defense, which is what I believe the campaign was doing and Republicans were doing generally throughout the...
  • Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco (Project ORCA - Must Read)

    11/09/2012 3:43:19 PM PST · by mojito · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/9/2012 | Bethany Mandel
    The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: “With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day.” What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaign’s “Project ORCA.” The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romney’s Boston headquarters wanted a way to track who had been to the polls in...
  • Obama To Wealthy Americans: Read My Lips, I WILL Raise Your Taxes! ["Majority Agree W/My Approach"]

    11/09/2012 3:39:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 09, 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN
    Obama To Wealthy Americans: Read My Lips, I WILL Raise Your Taxes! By TOBY HARNDEN 9 November 2012 President Barack Obama has thrown down to gauntlet to Republican leaders, inviting them to the White House next week to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff but insisting any compromise will include higher taxes on the rich. A crisis is looming at the end of the year is agreement cannot be reached on how to avoid falling over the cliff - a scheduled combination of tax increases and spending cuts due at the end of this year. ‘We can't just cut our way...
  • San Francisco to provide transgender surgeries for uninsured

    11/09/2012 3:28:11 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 49 replies
    fox ^ | 11-9-12 | ap
    San Francisco is preparing to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. The city's Health Commission voted Tuesday to create a comprehensive program for treating transgender people experiencing mental distress because of the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identities. The vote was announced Thursday. The idea came out of conversations between public health officials and transgender rights advocates who wanted mastectomies, genital reconstructions and other surgeries covered under San Francisco's universal health care program.
  • Husband arrested in Iraqi woman’s killing

    11/09/2012 3:26:56 PM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/09/2012 | Kristina Davis and Debbi Baker
    EL CAJON — The husband of an Iraqi woman who was found beaten to death in March in their El Cajon home has been arrested in connection with her death, El Cajon police said Friday. Kassim Alhimidi, 48, was booked into jail Thursday evening on one count of first degree murder in the death of Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five. He was arrested at the El Cajon police station, authorities said. Alhimidi is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. “After months of hard work, we determined this homicide was the result of domestic...
  • Details of Dianne Feinsteins Upcoming Assault Weapons ban begin leaking

    11/09/2012 3:19:36 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 68 replies
    Truth about Guns.com ^ | Nov. 8th, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Everyone saw this coming. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic Senator from California and co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act extension, has been rumored to be meeting with ATF officials in the past few days and trying to come up with an outline for her next attempt at passing a new assault weapons ban. It seems like she does this once a year anyway, but in the wake of the Obama re-election people are on high alert for anything gun control related. And this time, it seems like all that practice of introducing failed legislation is leading to a more disturbing version...
  • CIA director David Petraeus quits over affair with biographer

    11/09/2012 3:12:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 206 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | ap
    David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.
  • Pizza delivery boy pleads not guilty in UWS rape as cops release ‘confession’

    11/09/2012 3:11:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    The so-called “Pizza Boy Rapist” pleaded not guilty to rape and burglary yesterday as police released his creepy, barely literate, handwritten confession. “Cesar got type of disea in away he never had felted before . . . So then him self starts to check for open apartment, ” Cesar Lucas, 16, of The Bronx, allegedly wrote, recalling entering a sleeping woman’s unlocked apartment on West 61st Street early on a September morning after delivering a pie to another floor.
  • There Will Be Amnesty, Folks

    11/09/2012 3:03:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I will repeat the EIB amnesty program, as announced in the first hour of this program today. 'Cause I see where the trend is going. I see where we're headed. I see that amnesty's heading this way. It's gonna happen, folks. You know, losing elections has consequences. There will be amnesty in this country. When you hear the phrase "comprehensive immigration reform," that's what it means. Amnesty for whoever is here. And it's gonna be blanket, and it's gonna be pretty quick. That's where we're headed. So I want to get in the game. I want to...
  • Interior proposal would block oil shale development on federal lands in West

    11/09/2012 3:03:33 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/12 | Zack Colman -
    The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development. The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation. The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The AdvoCare 500 from Phoenix, Sun. 11/11/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN

    11/09/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 11/9/12
    Two to go and this week it's PHoenix.. To the victor the spoils and a likely leg up in the Chase for the Cup.. to the rest of the pack, it's just one more race to go after Sunday. Who has the stuff to finish ahead of the pack? Place your bets!
  • FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation

    11/09/2012 3:00:39 PM PST · by advance_copy · 126 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/09/12 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election. In his letter of resignation, Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair he had been having. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in his letter to President Obama. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.” Petraeus, who had a distinguished...
  • Interior Proposal Would Block Oil Shale Development On Federal Lands In West

    11/09/2012 3:00:14 PM PST · by drewh · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/12 02:07 PM ET | By Zack Colman
    The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development. The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation. The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is...
  • Mexican Listens to Rush, Shockingly Votes Republican

    11/09/2012 2:59:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Salvador in Wichita, Texas. Great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's a pleasure and an incredible honor to be able to talk to you. RUSH: Great to have you on the program, Salvador. CALLER: Thank you. I'm sorry if I'm a little nervous. RUSH: Oh, you don't sound nervous at all. CALLER: Well, thank you very much. I was born in Mexico and I came to this country 21 years ago. I've been listening to you for 15 years. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: Well, thank you, because you...
  • Interior proposal would block oil shale development on federal lands in West

    11/09/2012 2:58:23 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/9/12 | Zack Colman
    The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development. The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation. The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is...
  • CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

    11/09/2012 2:55:53 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11-9-12 | DANIEL MACHT and EMILY FELDMAN
    "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing "extremely poor judgment" for having an extramarital affair. Petraeus, 60, told President Barack Obama of the affair on Thursday and offered to resign, a senior official told NBC News. Obama accepted his resignation in a phone call Friday afternoon. "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 9,2012

    11/09/2012 2:53:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 9,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mitt Romney, Republican Minorities, are Hated By the Left

    11/09/2012 2:42:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mitt Romney is everything about this country Obama despises. Everything. He's too normal. He's too rich. He violates the Obama way to get things done, sort of like Clarence Thomas is despised by the Reverend Jackson and Al Sharpton. You know why? Because Clarence Thomas has become the most powerful in his position, he is the most eminently qualified for what he does, and he got there without going through the traditional prescriptions said to be necessary for African-Americans by the civil rights coalition. He didn't need them. He got there on his own. That can't be...