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  • Record number Hispanic & Asian voters help Obama to second term as his support with whites plummets

    11/08/2012 5:25:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 November 2012 | By Lydia Warren
    Ten per cent of voters were Hispanic - and 71 per cent voted for Obama Romney won 59 per cent of white votes - the biggest majority by any presidential candidate in U.S. history that failed to win White House African-American votes for Obama achieved 2008 levels Democrats won younger votes, while Republicans scored older ones 52 per cent of men voted for Romney compared to 44 per cent of women President Obama's second term in the White House was largely secured by record numbers of votes from ethnic minorities, while his popularity among whites plummeted, exit polls have revealed....
  • First Lesbian Goes to U.S. Senate in 'Historic' Election Night for LGBTs ((USA's Descent)

    11/08/2012 5:25:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 7, 2012 | Pete Winn
    (Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on election night.) (CNSNews.com) – Voters in Wisconsin sent Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday– making her the first open lesbian to be elected to the upper chamber. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) activists say the victory was the "crown jewel" in a night of victories that voters handed homosexuals. “Tonight we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin’s middle class,” Baldwin told supporters in Madison, declaring victory. “The people's voice was heard tonight, Wisconsin, and come January, your voice will be heard in the United States Senate.” Baldwin was...
  • The Machine Beat the Manager (Here are the Numbers)

    11/08/2012 5:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2012 | John Fund
    ‘In 2008, Obama rode the energy of hope and change into the White House,” says Andrew Bouchet, former national political director for Rick Santorum. “This year, he had no energy but he had spent the intervening years building an awesome Machine. Last night, he rode the Machine back into the White House.” The Machine indeed won. “Starting months ago, Democrats began spending $350 million building a get-out-the-vote infrastructure that swamped us,” Ed Rollins, who served as campaign manager for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection bid, told me yesterday. “Then they demonized Romney in the swing states, and by the time he...
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters

    11/08/2012 5:25:03 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." The parallels to that year certainly were eerie: An incumbent adored by his base but with middling approval ratings nationally faces off against an uncharismatic, wishy-washy official from Massachusetts. The race is tight during the summer until the president breaks open a significant lead after his convention. Then, after a tepid first debate for the incumbent, the contest tightens, bringing the opposition tantalizingly close to a win, but not quite close enough. The Election Day returns...
  • Prosecutor's Office: Intruder shot in self defense(IN)

    11/08/2012 5:22:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 7 November, 2012 | NA
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A spokesperson with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says an intruder who was fatally shot on the city's west side on Oct. 26 was shot in a case of self defense. Police received a call that someone had kicked in the door of a residence in the 7600 block of Wyckford Court. Officers found one person fatally shot and IMPD later identified him as Clint Anderson , 31. Police officials say there were children at the home, but none were injured. The Prosecutor’s Office says the shooter was not the ex-girlfriend who had a protective order against...
  • Now What? Immigration Edition. Winning Hispanics won’t help if you lose conservatives.

    11/08/2012 5:21:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Blaming Tuesday's defeat solely on Mitt Romney would be a mistake. It's true that he wasn't a perfect candidate, but there's no such thing as a perfect candidate. It's true, too, that he's proven flexible as to his policy positions; but the (Groucho) Marxian line that "if you don't like my principles, I have others" is widely applicable to politicians. The question for conservatives and Republicans is what, if any, adjustments might be needed to the principles we ask aspiring politicians to pretend to hold.The standard GOP lines on foreign policy, spending, the economy, and abortion were undoubtedly important...
  • America Has Sown the Seeds Of Its Own Demise

    11/08/2012 5:16:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/08/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    <p>In the aftermath of the election of 2012, a new reality must be digested by all Americans. Working within the precepts of a democratic republic, The American public freely exercised their choice and voted for a New America.</p> <p>The electorates' decision once and for all confirms a definition of America that values hopes, feelings and equality of results over the realities of human nature, history, and the foundational principles that hold western civilization together. There is now no doubt that the tipping point of geometrically increasing cultural decline has been crossed. America has now firmly changed from a nation where the founding principles of the great enlightenment have been substituted for a utopia of widespread human suffering. There is no going back.</p>
  • With sterling call, Nate Silver defines new wave in polling

    11/08/2012 4:57:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2012 | David K. Randall
    So much for gut feeling. After correctly predicting the results in 49 of the 50 states that have been called in the U.S. election (Florida remains too close to call), Nate Silver, the statistician behind the popular FiveThirtyEight blog, woke on Wednesday to find himself the poster child of what is sure to be a new data-driven approach to politics. While Obama was declared the winner of the election, Silver won the polling race. Television anchors from Rachel Maddow on the left-leaning MSNBC, to Bret Baier on the right-leaning Fox News, praised his accuracy. A comedian on Twitter called him...
  • Layoffs

    11/08/2012 4:55:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Various Sources
    Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division http://www.cnbc.com/id/49729998 ING Layoffs In State Are Unrelated To Massive Staff Reduction In Europe http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut-insurance/hc-ing-layoffs-20121107,0,5645363.story Caterpillar’s Layoffs Parallel A Falling Monthly Copper Price Index http://agmetalminer.com/2012/11/07/caterpillars-layoffs-parallel-a-falling-monthly-copper-price-index/ More Layoffs May Be In Store for Alcatel-Lucent http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/06/more-layoffs-may-be-in-store-for-alcatel-lucent.aspx Boeing Telegraphs Layoffs in Defense, Space & Security Unit http://247wallst.com/2012/11/07/boeing-telegraphs-layoffs-in-defense-space-security-unit/ Umatilla Chemical Depot plans layoffs this month, in 2013 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/06/2160493/umatilla-chemical-depot-plans.html#storylink=cpy Hawker Beechcraft to close plants in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, cut more jobs http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52f3fff526904fc68717a1cf890c9f9c/KS—Hawker-Beechcraft-Layoffs
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost

    11/08/2012 4:53:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    Newsmax Why Mitt Romney Lost Wednesday, November 7, 2012 02:24 PM By: Christopher Ruddy Newsmax Christopher Ruddy’s Perspective: 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...
  • Scarborough To Republicans: 'Stop Blaming The Media'

    11/08/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should Republicans unilaterally disarm in the media-bias wars? Joe Scarborough apparently thinks so. Arguing that it distracts Republicans from performing the political blocking-and-tackling needed to win elections, Scarborough has called on Republicans to "stop blaming the media." Saying "let's makes this personal," Scarborough cited as an example of the supposed distractions to which he was referring the controversy over the tape Morning Joe aired in September from a Romney campaign stop. Readers will recall that the clip seemed to show Romney asking the crowd, which had been chanting "Romney!", to change to "Romney/Ryan." But Scarborough suggested just the opposite: that...
  • U.S. stock futures inch up; data, ECB await

    11/08/2012 4:16:06 AM PST · by John W · 10 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stockmarket futures inched cautiously higher on Thursday, as investors remained on edge after fiscal-cliff worries triggered a post-election plunge for Wall Street the prior day. Asia stocks tumbled in the wake of those losses. Weekly jobless and trade-deficit numbers, along with an interest-rate decision from the European Central Bank are among the day’s main events. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ2 +0.19% rose 14 points to 12,877, while futures for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index SPZ2 +0.14% rose 0.6 point to 1,389.70. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NDZ2 +0.22% rose 3 points...
  • It's a 50-50 nation, give or take

    11/08/2012 4:15:09 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/7/2012 | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Associated Press
    The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. Slender percentages separated winner and loser from battleground to battleground, and people in exit polls said yea and nay in roughly equal measure to some of the big...
  • Man flies flag upside-down to protest election outcome

    News Center 7 received calls Wednesday night from residents in Beavercreek who were not happy about their neighbor flying the U.S. flag upside-down. One caller said it might not be illegal, but it’s offensive to the people in the neighborhood. Despite what his neighbors think, Ray Lewis said flying the flag upside-down is an international symbol of distress and he felt compelled to do it as a form of “peaceful protest” following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
  • Great quote from John Stossel

    11/08/2012 4:00:10 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 19 replies
    Fox news | 11/8/12 | self
    'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.'" - John Stossel
  • Maine Church Vandalized With Swastikas Allegedly for Gay Marriage Stance

    11/08/2012 3:56:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Stockton Springs Community Church in Waldo County, Maine, has been vandalized with swastikas spray-painted on its front door and on two signs on its lawn, supposedly for the church's support of traditional marriage. "I was shocked and horrified when I arrived at the church this morning and saw swastikas painted all over our property. Clearly, those who want to redefine marriage also want to redefine tolerance," said Pastor Steve DeGroft. "Our congregation has taken a loving and respectful stand for traditional marriage in our community, but those who disagree want to silence and intimidate us. We can't be apathetic, and...
  • My sage advice for my fellow conservatives...

    11/08/2012 3:23:47 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 47 replies
    Me | 11/7/12 | DGHoodini
    Minimize your exposure, and batten down your hatches...because the only thing worse that you can do to the Left than denying them what they want, is when they get what they want.....
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 8, 2012

    11/08/2012 2:46:41 AM PST · by sneakers · 31 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Dennis Prager's Post-election Show, November 7th, 2012, Grieve But Don't Despair

    11/08/2012 1:00:48 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Dennis Prager ^ | November 7, 2012
    Dennis Prager had a good post election show on Wednesday, November 12, 2012. It really helped me to listen to it as I was starting to spiral down into deep depression. He basically said throughout that it was okay to be sad and angry, to cry and grieve, but not to go into despair. I'm posting it here for others to listen. It may help you, too. If you click on the "Listen Now" box by his picture at the top of the link you can hear his current show for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, it is by...
  • Custer man shoots, kills mountain lion on front porch(SD)

    11/08/2012 12:31:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mitchellrepublic.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | AP
    CUSTER (AP) — A rural Custer man who discovered a mountain lion lounging on his porch shot and killed the animal.