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  • Biden Sees ‘Clear Sort Of Mandate’ On Taxes (triple barf bag alert)

    11/07/2012 3:43:18 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 7, 2012 6:14pm
    ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO – During a flight between Chicago and New Castle, Del., Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that the election provided a “clear sort of mandate” on the issue of taxes as he and the president prepare to handle the fiscal cliff. “On the tax issue there was a clear, a clear sort of mandate about people coming much closer to our view about how to deal with tax policy,” Biden told reporters during a question and answer session on Air Force Two. Biden added that he hopes there’ll be “some real soul searching” in the Republican...
  • Muslim Brotherhood: Obama Needs To ‘Accept The Will Of The Arab People’

    11/07/2012 3:40:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-7-12
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Islamists in the Middle East are speaking out following President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday night. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood feels that the only foreign policy change Obama can bring is by “accepting the will of the Arab people.” “We must rely on ourselves and on our resources and build our country,” Issam Al-Aryan, a top Muslim Brotherhood official, said, according to The Times of Israel. “In the absence of direct American influence, Egypt can affect and lead the process of building a democratic and constitutional regime that will become a dream for African and the southern hemisphere.”...
  • Romney Adviser: Christie “Undermined” GOP Message (throws Akin & Mourdock under the bus too)

    11/07/2012 3:33:33 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2012 | 2:38 pm | Beltway Confidential
    National Review reporter Robert Costa talks to an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser who indicates there are a lot of hard feeling between Romney’s inner circle and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the latter’s embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, the adviser adds, is persona non grata in Romney’s inner circle. “He went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign,” the adviser says. “It wasn’t necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message.” Christie, of course, had...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost

    11/07/2012 3:31:00 PM PST · by all the best · 90 replies
    newsmax ^ | November 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    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 easy explanation is that two hurricanes and two betrayals by Chris Christie killed Mitt Romney's chances. The first...
  • Fill your sandbags

    11/07/2012 3:29:18 PM PST · by beagleone · 17 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 11/7/2012 | David M. Weinberg
    I’d like to believe that President Barack Obama's re-election means nothing significant for U.S.-Israel relations, since “all Democratic and Republican presidents over the past four decades have been solidly pro-Israel” — as Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom argued on Israel Radio this morning. But Shalom is putting a pretty face on a forbidding situation. Obama’s re-election means that Ehud Olmert is going to run against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Jan. 2013 Israeli election. It means that Obama is going to intervene aggressively in our election to boost Olmert. It means that a push for immediate Palestinian statehood...
  • Turn Them Over: Feinstein Moves To Ban ALL Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines, and Pistol Grips

    11/07/2012 3:27:59 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-7-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Turn Them Over: Feinstein Moves To Ban ALL Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines, and Pistol Grips Mac Slavo November 7th, 2012 The agenda no longer needs to be hidden from public view. With President Obama winning another term and democrats taking control of the Senate, the move to fundamentally change America from within has begun – with a vengeance. We’re all aware of the restrictive gun laws in the State of California which require low capacity magazines for handguns, fixed magazines for “assault” rifles, and a whole lot of running around just to be granted the right to carry a...
  • MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘Immigration Reform’ Will Get 80 to 90 votes in the Senate

    11/07/2012 3:25:18 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:11 11/07/2012 | Jeff Poor
    After Tuesday night’s re-election victory for President Barack Obama, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd predicted that one of the president’s agenda items — one promise he never managed to fulfill in his first term — would breeze into law. ”Immigration reform,” he said, will get “80 to 90 votes in the Senate.” Since the election night results showed Republicans unable to attract Latino voters, he said, “Republicans will run, not walk, in trying to support that now.” On the Wednesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker said Obama’s victory speech in Chicago pointed to an immigration...
  • Mitt Should Have Become The Romney Whom Obama Ridiculed

    11/07/2012 3:21:24 PM PST · by billflax · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/07/2012 | Bill Flax
    Witnessing the presidential results springs several old sayings to mind. It’s been noted that you can vote yourself into socialism, but you can’t vote yourself back out. Apparently, America wants to continue testing the iron law of economics trying to find that there is such a thing as a free lunch. Let’s keep the fantasy going; someone else will pay for it later. President Obama largely spent his first term campaigning on the taxpayers’ tab. The bunch from Chicago reconfigured the Executive Branch into a dole dispensing contraption bolstering cronies and bribing the electorate. The result: four consecutive trillion dollar...
  • Taliban Weighs in on Obama Victory

    11/07/2012 3:19:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/11/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Taliban terrorist insurgents told newly re-elected President Barack Obama on Wednesday to admit that the United States has lost the war in Afghanistan and to act accordingly by pulling its troops out of the country immediately. "Obama must by now know that they have lost the war in Afghanistan," said spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement posted on the Islamists' website, as reported by AFP. "So, without further lying and delays, they should leave our sacred land and focus on their own country instead." "The American administration should stop acting like police in the world and focus on solving their...
  • Sarah Palin Tells America: Don’t Lose Heart!

    11/07/2012 3:09:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin told Americans, and conservatives in particular, to not lose heart following yesterday’s loss. From her Facebook page: America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an “Obama mandate,” nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as...
  • Mark Levin Show,Day After Election Day,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 7,2012

    11/07/2012 2:54:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 130 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 7,2012 | 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
  • Romney Loss - Evangelicals "Again" Stayed Home

    11/07/2012 4:18:54 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 833 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/7/12
    Many of us could not imagine that Romney could lose this election, especially after four years of Obama’s radical Marxism and its social and fiscal consequences that America will NEVER recover from. All the hype and all the Romney rallies; it indeed looked like a sure victory for Romney except for one equation, the Evangelical vote. We here at the IFB have talked back and forth among ourselves since the RNC convention and with others also in the know; that if the Evangelical vote did not show up on Nov. 6th the jig would be up and Romney would lose...
  • Playing It Safe is Always Dangerous, which GOP Elites Never Learn

    11/07/2012 2:27:12 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 7, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    The 2012 Presidential election was a rerun of 1988. Michael Dukakis was slow and superficial at presenting himself to the voters. It was already too late by the time Dukakis got around to trying to tell the voters who he is and what he stood for. This time, it was the Democrats who defined Mitt Romney and controlled the national debate before Mitt Romney’s campaign could get its message across. Democrats learned the lesson of 1988. Republicans forgot it. Democrats acted early, aggressively, early, relentlessly, early, forcefully, and early to define Mitt Romney in the voters mind. In fact, the...
  • Given 2nd term, Barack Obama now facing new urgent task

    11/07/2012 2:21:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. "You made your voice heard," Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It's a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that. The same voters who gave Obama four more years in office also elected a divided Congress, sticking with the dynamic that has made it so hard for the...
  • How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

    11/07/2012 2:19:07 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Erin Fuchs
    How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism Erin FuchsNov. 7, 2012, 12:48 PM While the nation's highest court barely got a mention this election season, President Barack Obama could reshape the conservative-leaning Supreme Court now that he has won. To be sure, two of the court's oldest justices are liberals: 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 74-year-old Stephen Breyer. But other septuagenarians fill the court's less liberal wing, too – namely the mercurial swing vote Anthony Kennedy and the bombastic right-winger Antonin Scalia, both of whom are 76. If Kennedy retires, Obama can replace him with...
  • California Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison on Probation Violations

    11/07/2012 2:13:03 PM PST · by tapatio · 33 replies
    ABC via AP ^ | 11-7-2012
    California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to 1 year in prison on probation violations.
  • America pronounces judgment on itself - Obama election: 'It's time to double-down and fight harder'

    11/07/2012 2:12:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | November 06, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    For many of us, the unthinkable has happened. America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama. There may be no way home for us. For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation. That’s what Obama represents to me – God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed...
  • What America Voted For Last Night

    11/07/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by pwatson · 25 replies
    North Texas Tea Party ^ | 11/07/12 | Michael Openshaw
    America’s voice was quite clear last night. It voted, by a significant margin, for the Republicans to retain strong control of the House, for Democrats to have stronger control of the Senate, and to re-elect the man proven to have no inclination to work with either in such an environment. By voting the way they did, the American people did not vote to re-install the dream of 2008, but voted for the gridlock nightmare of 2010. They voted to support governance without budget, spending without revenue, and executive by diktat, not by the will of the people nor constitutional constraint....
  • Harry Reid: Senate Democrats will not work with Mitt Romney <Flashback 11/5/2012>

    11/07/2012 2:05:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 11/5/2012 | Jason Pye
    While it looks as though he is unlikely to win tomorrow’s presidential election, Mitt Romney shouldn’t expect cooperation from Senate Democrats should he manage to prove all the pollsters wrong. In a statement issued from his office on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that his caucus will not work at all with Romney to pass his “severely conservative” agenda: “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable. In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate. In the past few months, we...
  • How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File

    11/07/2012 1:46:31 PM PST · by ksen · 88 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/7/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, "What went wrong?", they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: "Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?" . . . It ought to be an eye-opening moment. But I expect that it'll be quickly forgotten, that none of the conservatives who touted a polling conspiracy will be discredited, and that the right will continue to operate at an information disadvantage. After all, it's not like they'll trust the analysis of a non-conservative like me more than the numerous fellow conservatives who constantly tell them things that...