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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 --( 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 ^ | 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! 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...