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  • “Filibuster Reform” Is Power Grab By Harry Reid

    11/12/2012 6:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Make no mistake about it. This new talk about “Filibuster Reform” coming from Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is nothing more than a power grab by liberals in the Senate. Reid has stifled debate during his rule, and he will use the pre-text of “Filibuster Reform” to bully and squelch the minority party, much like he has done for the past few years. The Washington Times reports, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.” Reid argued at his post-election...
  • Scarborough: 'Don't Tell Me WH Didn't Know About Petraeus Till After Election--That Is Not True'

    11/12/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell was willing to peddle the Obama party line regarding the Petraeus matter . . . but Joe Scarborough wasn't buying. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell dutifully reported that "according to all the officials involved," President Obama was not informed about Petraeus until the Thursday after the election. Scarborough dropped something of a bombshell, saying he "heard about something like this coming several weeks ago." Said Scarborough emphatically: "don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true." View the video here.
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South...
  • In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    11/12/2012 6:09:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 84 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/12/2012 | Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie
    It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch. These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all. "We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic," said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. "It's kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia."
  • New York Road Runners, organizers of New York City Marathon, paid only $494,000 to charity

    11/12/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/12 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    So much for charity. Organizers of the New York City Marathon, who routinely crow about all the money the race raises for good causes, doled out only $494,000 in direct aid last year — less than what they paid their CEO, Mary Wittenberg, records show. New York Road Runners Inc., the nonprofit host of the marathon, raked in $53.8 million in revenue in 2011 and handed over the bulk of its direct charitable contribution, $208,340, to support its own kids programs. -snip- Meanwhile, Wittenberg earned $500,843. The median CEO salary last year for a Northeast non-profit the size of NYRR...
  • White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states

    11/12/2012 5:52:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states Posted By David Martosko On 11:53 PM 11/11/2012 @ 11:53 How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question. On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of...
  • The Five Stages of a Conservative's Grief

    11/12/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-12-12 | David Catron
    A painful adjustment to last Tuesday's election. Last Tuesday evening I went to bed in denial, thinking that there must be some mistake. I declined to believe that a majority of the voters were stupid enough to re-elect a President whose incompetence makes Jimmy Carter seem Washingtonian by comparison, whose mendacity far surpasses that of a pathological liar like Bill Clinton, and whose administration is so corrupt that it actually evokes nostalgia for the Nixon era. I was sure that, when all the actual votes had been counted, they would reveal that the voters of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado...
  • Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

    11/12/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened? First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son...
  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 5:38:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-12-12 | Jack Cashill
    A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008. More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008. It is just they...
  • Petraeus' Other "Other Woman" Hires Crisis Management Firm (and John Edward's lawyer)

    11/12/2012 5:35:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    economicpolicyjournal.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Robert Wenzel
    Jill Kelley, the other "other woman" in the General Petrateus scandal has hired a powerful Washington D.C. crisis management firm Smith & Company. Among other matters, the firm has handled "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership with its communication efforts as part of the War on Terrorism" and represented Monica Lewinsky. *snip* Kelley has also hired the attorney Abbe Lowell. Lowell has defended many political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski and Gary Condit and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
  • Veterans Aren't Superheroes

    11/12/2012 5:32:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice. A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery. Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden borne by families of service members hit...
  • Clowns Use Humor to Protest White Power Rally [New Black Panthers Deserve Same Treatment]

    11/12/2012 5:21:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    kolo tv ^ | November 11, 2012
    There was a loud and very colorful KKK rally and counter-protest in Charlotte, North Carolina over the weekend. Counter-protesters brought squeaky toys, whistles, noise-makers, and red noses... but it was no ordinary clown circus. Tom Strini, a clown-dressed counter-protester, said, "Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love." Lacey Williams of the Latin American Coalition said, "The straight-up message from us is...you look silly." The clowns were protesting a National Socialist Movement's white power rally which included Ku Klux Klan members. One of the original rally participants said they were making a statement, "We...
  • The Hard Fiscal Facts--Individual tax payments are up 26% in the last two years

    11/12/2012 5:17:43 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11-11-12 | Editors
    Mr. Obama won't want you to know this, but this revenue increase is occurring under the Bush tax rates that he so desperately wants to raise in the name of getting what he says is merely "a little more in taxes." Individual income tax payments are now up $233 billion over the last two years, or 26%. This healthy revenue increase comes despite measly economic growth of between 1% and 2%. Imagine the gusher of revenue the feds could get if government got out of the way and let the economy grow faster. Now let's look at outlays, which declined...
  • Resistance with Respect

    11/12/2012 5:17:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor’s Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his fourth term, Kansas editor William Allen White, a staunch Republican, wrote: "We who hate your gaudy guts salute you." President Obama: We have never hated your gaudy guts. And we acknowledge that a majority of our fellow citizens of this Great Republic have saluted you and conferred upon you for the second time the office of President of the United States. We thank God that more than 120 million Americans voted in a peaceful and orderly election. That alone is a wonder...
  • Will Republicans Ever Win Again? Yes, but with new tools.

    11/12/2012 5:14:01 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 63 replies
    11-12-12 | Self
    Have you ever been a fly on the wall? How about right out in the open, undercover? Well I have and the RNC should pay me for it on retainer. New tools, new tactics, and firing Rove and the pantywaist consultants is the only way to win again. Yesterday - and quite often I'll add - my wife and I are the only conservative ones in large settings with staunchly democrat blacks - you know the type, 0bama is king, is perfect, and only bigots would not vote for him. But to sit there, watch how smart phones get passed...
  • Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by Muslim

    11/12/2012 5:05:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by MuslimPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 11, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In The Point | 18 Comments When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered, but because they had their own living dead proof that Islamophobia was the biggest problem in America since German Measles.A note lying on the floor read, “Go back to...
  • Explaining the Democrats’ Success

    11/12/2012 4:45:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    The election post-mortem has identified all manner of causes for the Republicans’ defeat, from the “woman problem” and the “Hispanic problem,” as Peggy Noonan put it, to Romney’s fatcat persona and his inept campaign. But there’s a simpler reason, one consistent with the critics of democracy starting in ancient Athens––Obama and the Democrats promised voters more free stuff. The differences between the political mechanisms of ancient Athens and those of America today do not erase the similarities of mentality and sensibility popular rule creates in its citizens. Most important is the way democracy leads to radical egalitarianism: the belief, as...
  • No. (This is the title)

    11/12/2012 4:44:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | Erick Erickson
    If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. — President Calvin Coolidge For five years I have consistently maintained that Mitt Romney could not be elected President of the United States. The only thing that changed was Barack Obama’s terrible debate performance and I made the unfortunate mistake of going with the herd toward “he can win now.” A year ago — to be precise, November 8th of last year — I wrote that Mitt Romney would be the nominee, conservatism would die, and...
  • How Republicans Can Find Themselves

    11/12/2012 4:40:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate. In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. After my own reflection, I developed three key insights into how the GOP can win presidential elections going forward: #1 Keep an open mindEarly on, talking heads like Ann Coulter disparaged Romney and...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?” And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?” The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...