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  • Maddow Mocks Republican Defeat With Orgy Of 'Disaster' Digs

    11/10/2012 5:35:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Didn't anyone ever tell Rachel Maddow that revenge is a dish best eaten cold? Using the thinnest of pretexts, Rachel went on a Republican-taunting rampage on her MSNBC show last night. The supposed subject was the decision of Senate Republicans to elevate John Cornyn to the #2 leadership spot, despite the disappointing results for the GOP's senatorial campaign committee that he led. That gave Maddow an excuse to refer no fewer than a dozen times to Republican "failure", "catastrophe" and "disaster." View the video here.
  • Final count in Senate is 55 Dems, 45 Repubs (net gain of 2 for dems?)

    11/10/2012 5:22:01 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 82 replies
    Minn Post ^ | 11/7/12 | Eric Black
    My post of this morning was published with a couple of Senate races not finally decided. But the Republican candidates (Rep. Denny Rehberg in Montana and Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota) have now conceded to the victorious Dems. (incumbent Sen. Jon Tester in Montana and Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota). This nets out at a two-seat pickup for the Dems and a 55-45 majority heading into 2013 (assuming that, as expected, the Senate's two independents, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine will caucus with the Dems). The net gain is especially impressive since the...
  • Never Despair

    11/10/2012 5:19:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 2012 | Tim Phillips
    Tuesday night was truly a bitter, disappointing result. There is no way around it. My thoughts for the conservative movement: now is not the time to be discouraged. Now is not the time to point fingers at candidates who gave their all or at allies within the movement. Now is not the time to lash out at our opponents on the Left. And lastly, now is not the time to wonder whether or not we can turn things around. Of course we can. Of course we will. In the months ahead, we are going to carefully study what we did...
  • The Voters Who Stayed Home (The Key to Understanding the Results of the 2012 Elections)

    11/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 334 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are...
  • CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama

    11/10/2012 5:11:19 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 9, 2012 | Penny Star
    -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.CAIR conducted the informal survey of 650 American Muslim voters, with just 4 percent of respondents stating that they voted for Mitt Romney.Poll findings: 95.5 percent of the Muslim voters said they went to the polls on Nov. 6.85.7 percent cast their ballots to re-elect...
  • Obama Win Means U.S. Will Remain Brokest Nation In History

    11/10/2012 5:09:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/10/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Amid the ruin and rubble of the gray morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, "After America" — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, "Wednesday." But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I'm going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of "Wednesday" — I mean, "After America" — is whether the Brokest Nation In History...
  • Extend and Pretend (Going over the Fiscal Cliff is part of the solution)

    11/10/2012 5:04:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/10/2012 | Peter Schiff
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the media is finally free to focus on something besides the clueless undecided voters in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado. The brightest and shiniest object that has attracted its attention is the "fiscal cliff" that we are expected to drive over at the end of the year unless Congress and the President can agree to turn the wheel or apply the brakes. Fresh from his victory, the President took time today to let the nation know how he proposes to avoid the cliff: to raise taxes on those Americans who make more than $250,000...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/10/2012 4:52:22 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-9-2012
    (More Project Orca fallout, and Romeny being blindsided) If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed. ....... Specifically Targeted Victory, FLS Connect, and The Stevens and Schriefer Group. While the Romney campaign did work with other consultants, they...
  • After Election 2012: WWBD -- What Would Breitbart Do?

    11/10/2012 4:35:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | Andrew Markus
    Many of us woke up the morning after the election in a daze and I imagine quite a few of us thought, okay…we lost, it is a new day…WWBD-What Would Breitbart Do? None of us can speak conclusively for him, but many of us were so deeply influenced and impacted by his leadership that in different ways his ideas live on inside of us. Just before he died, Andrew called for a true vetting of President Obama, something that simply did not happen in 2008. Though he did not live to see it, many people led the charge and...
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/10/2012 4:29:07 AM PST · by floridavoter2 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/10/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Well, that was fast. Just two days after President Barack Obama won a second term, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration. Conservative Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity said Thursday that his views on immigration have "evolved."
  • Plains: Democrat Takes Close N.D. Senate Race--- {(Damn you RNC and splitters!)}

    11/10/2012 4:18:55 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) pulled off a major upset, narrowly defeating Republican Rep. Rick Berg in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad. North Dakota is one of the most solidly Republican states — President Barack Obama won only 39 percent of the vote there — and Heitkamp beat Berg by a razor-thin margin — 3,000 votes, just 1 point.
  • 7 Things The GOP Needs To Do To Start Turning It Around

    11/10/2012 4:14:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 167 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird. We didn't get beaten by Bill Clinton in a great economy; we got beaten by another Michael Dukakis in the midst of a terrible economy. On the upside, if people have ever wondered what Jimmy Carter's second term would have looked like, then they're about to find out. Since that's...
  • Fiscal Cliff? Tax the Rich

    11/10/2012 4:07:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    Barack Obama wants you to know that the rich are out of control. And I partially agree. It’s a matter of fairness. After thinking about it for a few years, he has finally figured out that our economic problems have a very simple explanation: There are too many rich people.I know of at least one too many. The one occupying the White House? Way too rich. (Editor's note: I'm taking a few days off. I'll see you guys again on Tuesday)Too many rich people are causing a jobless “recovery.” Having too many rich people caused gas prices to go up,...
  • 'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas

    11/10/2012 3:13:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11-9-12 | By SCHUYLER DIXON
    George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night. The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press. Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details...
  • Mark Levin : Alexis De Tocqueville, The Republicans and Steve (FRiday, November 9, 2012)

    11/10/2012 2:50:44 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Mark Levin Show via You Tube ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Link: Mark Levin : Alexis De Tocqueville, The Republicans and Steve
  • Is Petraeus Falling on His Sword?

    11/10/2012 2:36:46 AM PST · by advance_copy · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/12 | Fay Voshell
    Was General Petraeus told by the Obama administration to fall on his sword? Was the general told he would be exposed unless he clammed up about Benghazi? Did he decide to blow his own cover before the president could? Could it be he is sitting on stuff that would tempt some in ccongress to consider the president's impeachment -- and Obama knows it? There are so many unanswered questions. [snip] If he is ordered to tell the truth and does so, the consequences for the administration could be catastrophic.
  • House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearing (she can't do it - traveling abroad)

    11/10/2012 2:22:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/12
    House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearingPublished November 08, 2012 The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day. **SNIP** Obama has vowed that his administration will do whatever it takes to bring the attackers to justice, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken responsibility for any security failures, though she also has cautioned that a full investigation of...
  • OPEC acknowledges shale oil supply may be significant

    11/10/2012 2:14:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2012 | Alex Lawler
    OPEC acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that technology for extracting oil and gas from shale is changing the global supply picture significantly, and said demand for crude will rise more slowly than it had previously expected. In its annual World Oil Outlook, OPEC cut its forecast of global oil demand to 2016 due to economic weakness and also increased its forecast of supplies from countries outside the 12-nation exporters' group. "Given recent significant increases in North American shale oil and shale gas production, it is now clear that these resources might play an increasingly important role in non-OPEC...
  • TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps

    11/10/2012 1:45:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Under their new collective bargaining agreement, Transportation Security Administration officers get to spend more taxpayer money on their uniforms every year than a United States Marine Corps lieutenant can spend in a lifetime. “TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s new collective bargaining agreement. “By comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400. The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually.”
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/10/2012 1:24:07 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 58 replies
    Pravda Russia ^ | 11-7-2012 | Xavier Lerma
    The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America. President John Adams once said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -October 11, 1798. "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible" - George Washington. Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of...