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  • Victorious Obama rockets back onto ‘gun control’ radar with UN arms treaty

    11/07/2012 4:19:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Mere hours after declaring victory and his intent for “reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together,” President Barack Obama demonstrated some of that “flexibility” he predicted he’d have after the election when his administration backed a “U.N. committee's call…to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $60 billion global arms trade,” Reuters reported today. “Arms control advocates had hoped Obama would back the treaty if he was re-elected,” Reuters explained, and that he would was a given, as it was his administration that reversed previous policy...
  • Gun Owners May Be In For An ‘Interesting’ Four Years

    11/07/2012 4:12:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 November, 2012 | Philip Van Cleave
    Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- With the elections over now, gun owners are heading into what could be troubled waters. I don’t have a crystal ball, so were we are headed I can’t say for certain. However, based on the Obama Administration’s past performance and President Obama’s statements made during the debates, I will point out some of my concerns. FUTURE FOR FEDERAL GUN-CONTROL **LAWS** First, with the Republicans maintaining control of the House and enough of the Senate to prevent things being ramrodded through, I don’t see gun control, including an “assault weapon” ban, making it into law during the next...
  • Michael Moore Thanks ‘Mother Nature’ For Sending Hurricane Sandy To Help Obama

    11/07/2012 3:57:35 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2012 | 2:59 pm | Charlie Spieiring
    This morning, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore wrote a joyful blogpost this morning celebrating President Obama’s victory. In his post, he thanked a number of people who helped make the president’s re-election possible, especially “Mother Nature.” “You, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn’t believe in you or your climate changing powers,” Moore wrote, referring to Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast before the election. Moore also thanked Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey for being cordial with Obama during his visit. “Thank...
  • Election Night 2012: Is It 1860 All Over Again?

    11/07/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | Nov 6, 2012 | RICK BAYAN
    We couldn’t have asked for a more portentious finale to a hard-fought presidential campaign. The swirling storm swept up the Atlantic seaboard, emptied its wrath on the Jersey shore, battered lower Manhattan and the southern shore of Long Island, and produced scenes of Old Testament destruction before it veered inland. Any soothsayer worth his sooth would have quaked in fear of its occult meaning. Coming as it did a week before bitter election, the monster hurricane with the disarming name took our minds off partisan politics for a moment. But make no mistake, America on Election Night 2012 is more...
  • America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers

    11/07/2012 3:51:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2012 | Arthur Herman
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abe Lincoln used those words in 1858 to describe a country that was careening toward civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of...
  • House speaker says he'll consider tax increase (Get Boehner out of there, NOW!)

    11/07/2012 3:48:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 82 replies
    boston.com ^ | 11/7/2012 | ap
    <p>House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes ‘‘under the right conditions’’ to help reduce the nation’s staggering debt and put its finances in order.</p> <p>‘‘Mr. President, this is your moment,’’ Boehner told reporters. ‘‘We want you to lead.’’</p>
  • 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...
  • Eleven House races too close to call

    11/07/2012 1:43:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    89WLS ^ | November 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (WLS) - Republicans have locked in at least 234 seats and Democrats have secured at least 190 winners in the House of Representatives. But with some ballots yet to be counted, 11 races remained too close to call, and at least seven appeared to be headed for recounts. ......Three other races in California showed Democrats with slight edges. Julia Brownley led Tony Strickland in California-26; Republican incumbent Mary Bono trailed Democratic emergency room doctor Raul Ruiz by more than 4,000 votes and 100 percent of precincts reporting in the 36th district, although the race still had not been called....
  • Reid Statement On Senate Democrats Maintaining Their Majority

    11/07/2012 1:42:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | November 7,2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
    Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement after Senate Democrats won enough seats to guarantee they would hold the majority in the 113th Congress: “Now that the election is over, it’s time to put politics aside, and work together to find solutions. The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now, they are looking to us for solutions.“We have big challenges facing us in the months ahead. Democrats and Republicans must come together, and show that we are up to the challenge.“This is no time for excuses. This...
  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

    11/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PST · by memyselfandi59 · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | NANCY BENAC and NEDRA PICKLER
    Changes are in store for the victorious administration. The election past, three members of Obama's Cabinet have announced plans to leave their posts: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Other changes would not be unusual in the second administration of any president.
  • Boehner Extends Olive Branch To Obama on 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 1:42:16 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    CNBC/Reuters ^ | November 7 2012 | Reuters/Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes "under the right conditions" to help reduce the nation's staggering debt and put its finances in order. "Mr. President, this is your moment," Boehner told reporters, speaking about the "fiscal cliff" that will hit in January. "We want you to lead." Boehner said House Republicans are asking Obama "to make good on a balanced approach" that would including spending cuts and address government social benefit programs. "Let's find the common ground that has eluded us," Boehner said while congratulating...
  • Boehner Extends Olive Branch on 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 1:40:18 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 102 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes "under the right conditions" to help reduce the nation's staggering debt and put its finances in order.
  • Israel’s Jewish Population to Hit Symbolic 6 Million by End of Month

    11/07/2012 1:28:32 PM PST · by Bevo · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 6, 2012 | None
    Figures obtained by the Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv indicate that the Jewish population of Israel will reach the symbolic number of 6 million by the end of November. According to Maariv there are currently 5.9965 million Jews in Israel. Reports earlier in the year had established the number would be reached by the end of the year, but it appears the number will be reached even earlier. Of all the residents of Israel – 75.5 percent are Jews (six million), 20.5 percent are Muslim (1.65 million), and 4.2 percent are Christians and other religions. According to statistics reported by Israel National...
  • Shameful Media Coverage of Benghazi Scandal and Cover-up

    11/07/2012 1:26:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Roger Aronoff
    Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election on November 6th, the most outrageous media malpractice of the election has been coverage of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, including two former Navy SEALs. From the outset, Obama and other people speaking for the administration claimed that the attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration sparked by anger from an anti-Islamic video made in the U.S. But that was just the beginning.That argument was made repeatedly. UN Ambassador Susan Rice went on five talk shows the following Sunday...
  • Angst returns on German recession fears and US fiscal cliff

    11/07/2012 1:25:01 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/7/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Stock markets skidded across the world and investors retreated to safe-haven assets on fears that Europe’s festering crisis has spread to Germany and a bitterly-divided Washington may struggle to avert a fiscal crisis. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank’s president, warned that Germany is no longer insulated from the slump in southern Europe. "The latest data suggest that these developments are now starting to affect the German economy," he said, triggering an immediate sell-off on Europe’s bourses and pushing the euro down to almost $1.27 against the dollar. Germany’s industrial output dropped 1.8pc in September and orders fell 3.3pc, far...
  • Boehner: New taxes OK under right conditions (Headline is a Lie)

    11/07/2012 1:04:44 PM PST · by illiac · 148 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/7/12 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- New revenues "under the right conditions" are acceptable to Republicans as part of a deal to reduce the deficit, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. But Boehner, speaking a day after his party retained its House majority in elections, said revenue should come through growth and reform, not higher tax rates. Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and automatic spending cuts will kick in next year if Congress doesn't act in the lame-duck session
  • The strange case of Mitt Romney’s multiple 1948 personalities

    11/07/2012 12:54:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    It is a rare Midwestern morning when a major candidate can conjure up to comparisons to three candidates from a single past presidential election. But Mitt Romney’s bizarre recent Ford Field appearance somehow managed to remind historians of not one, not two, but three major contenders in 1948’s historic presidential contest: the over-confident Thomas E. Dewey, the scrappy Harry S. Truman and the dour conservative Robert A. Taft. Now, general Mitt Romney-Tom Dewey comparisons are nothing new. Both Romney and Dewey served as moderate-to-liberal Eastern Republican governors. Both featured bland, poll-driven messages. Both had repeatedly sought the presidency (Dewey in...
  • It Was Because Of Bush Sort Of

    11/07/2012 12:54:09 PM PST · by Andrei Bulba · 22 replies
    Not the economy, the election. Who was the democrats' big hero this year, their big gun? Bill Clinton. A woman attacking, lying, corrupt, disgraced debarred perjurer who never got 50% of the vote when he ran for president. Yet he was their funny old respected distinguished statesman. And where is George W Bush? No republican would dare go near him. We allow the fantasy that he caused a disaster after Katrina. We allow Obama to blame "them" again and again for the economy- and "they" is George W Bush, not the real culprits, filthy leftists degenerates like Barney Frank. George...
  • Deeply down day on the Dow as post-election fiscal reality hits Wall Street

    11/07/2012 12:48:54 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.boston.com ^ | Nov 7 2012
    he Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply Wednesday following President Obama’s re-election, as investors absorbed the reality that the same political players in Washington, D.C., now must address the nation’s so-called fiscal cliff, which looms at year’s end. “You’ve got pretty much the same recipe as before -- a Democratic president and House Republicans,’’ said Nigel Gault, chief US economist for IHS Global Insight in Lexington. “If Obama says, ‘I insist on there being a tax increase for high-income Americans,’ and you have Congress saying, ‘No tax increases,’ you hit the cliff.” The Dow was down by about 280 points...
  • Todd: GOP will run toward immigration reform next year

    11/07/2012 12:35:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I think Chuck Todd has this right, and not just because of last night’s poor showing for Republicans among Hispanics.  In looking at the daunting issues facing the lame-duck 112th Congress and the incoming 113th, comprehensive immigration reform might be a comparative slam-dunk: 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...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

    11/07/2012 12:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sandra Lilley
    We voted – now let’s get things done. That was the strong takeaway today from Latino leaders and activists during a discussion of the sweeping and historic Latino vote in yesterday’s election. “Last night Latinos confirmed unequivocally that the road to the White House goes through Hispanic neighborhoods,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). ”The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and is taking names,” said labor leader Eliseo Medina, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday’s Latino vote made history in two ways. Over 12 million Latinos came out to vote,...
  • Junk DNA Myth Continues Its Demise (article)

    11/07/2012 12:26:44 PM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Junk DNA Myth Continues Its Demise by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Secular biology, intelligent design, and creationist communities are abuzz with the recently reported data from 30 simultaneously published high-profile research papers in the field of human genomics, proclaiming that the human genome is irreducibly complex and intelligently designed.1 From an evolutionary perspective, this is a massive blow to the myth of “junk DNA.” A large-scale international research effort, ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements), began in 2003 as an outgrowth of the Human Genome Project. Although the human genome had been largely finished in its final draft form in 2004,...
  • New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

    11/07/2012 12:22:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/12 | Colleen Long
    A nor'easter blustered into New York and Jersey on Wednesday, threatening to swamp homes all over again, plunge neighborhoods back into darkness and inflict more misery on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy. Under ordinary circumstances, a storm of this sort wouldn't be a big deal, but large swaths of the landscape were still an open wound, with many of Sandy's victims still mucking out their homes and cars. Thousands of people in low-lying neighborhoods staggered by the superstorm just over a week ago were warned to clear out, with authorities saying rain, wet snow and...
  • ObamaCare Horror Story Thread (vanity)

    11/07/2012 12:21:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Starting to see these pop up already. Will post here as I hear them. Please do same.
  • 'Joe the Plumber' loses bid for Congress in Ohio

    11/07/2012 12:17:25 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    WFMJ ^ | 11/7/2012 | Coronal
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Joe the Plumber isn't Joe the Congressman. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bahk-kur) lost his bid Tuesday for a U.S. House seat in northern Ohio. Veteran Democrat Marcy Kaptur beat the Republican in his first attempt to win public office.
  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    11/07/2012 12:13:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/7/12 | Stephan Dinan
    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. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re...
  • Dick Morris: Why I Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 12:06:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    Dick Morris explains why his prediction was completely off: I’ve got egg on my face.  I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker.   The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels.  Didn’t happen.  These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay.  And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation’s politics.  
  • Corruption Scandals Don’t Stop U.S. Reps from Winning Reelection

    11/07/2012 11:58:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 7, 2012
    Jesse Jackson Jr.’s victory in Illinois is the latest example of a congressman winning reelection under a dark cloud of corruption, illustrating that in some districts voters are blindly loyal to certain beloved candidates. Jackson, son of the famed civil rights con man with the same name, is not the only U.S. House member to accomplish this feat. We’ve seen this around the country in the past few elections, most notably in Florida and Louisiana. We’ll get back to those after going through Jackson’s remarkable reelection this week despite being out half a year with a mysterious “mood disorder.” A...
  • Robber Asks Store Clerk Who He Voted For At Gunpoint

    11/07/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WKBN ^ | November 7, 2012
    An armed masked man who robbed a Warren convenience store on Tuesday also told the clerk at gunpoint to vote for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Reports said the man, who wore a white bandana covering his nose lower face, robbed the Convenient Food Mart at 3120 Parkman Road N.W. at gunpoint. Witnesses told police he pointed the gun at the clerk and repeatedly asked who he voted for in the presidential election. The clerk said he was not allowed to vote. The gunman then said “Vote for Obama. This is Obama (expletive)” before fleeing, reports said.
  • Harry Reid Nuking Filibuster Rules (VIDEO)

    11/07/2012 11:47:18 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 16 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Nov 7 | Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that he plans to "change" the filibuster rules because they have been "abused" in the Senate.
  • Louisiana Amendment Beefs Up the Right to Bear Arms

    11/07/2012 11:45:00 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/07/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    Voters in the state approved an amendment to the state constitution that strengthened the right to bear arms. * * * The upshot is Louisiana will have a much harder time regulating concealed weapons in the future.