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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.
  • Newly Strengthened Louisiana Right-to-Arms Provision

    11/08/2012 12:21:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 7 November, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    It now reads, The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. The preceding version read, “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person.” The new version passed by a 73%-27% margin. I’d love to hear from people who know Louisiana gun law and can tell me which laws they see as newly vulnerable. Two...
  • Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

    11/07/2012 11:22:15 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/7/2012
    Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs. Boeing Headquarters The company [BA 70.11 -1.47 (-2.05%) ] told employees about the changes on Wednesday, in a memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by Boeing. Boeing, the Pentagon's second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company's costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo. The measures come as U.S. weapons makers are...
  • Buddhist, Hindu make history in new Congress

    11/07/2012 11:01:38 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
    Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu-American congresswoman, after defeating her Republican rival on Tuesday. Ami Bera, a California doctor who was raised Hindu but now identifies as a Unitarian Universalist, according to the Hindu American Foundation, narrowly leads the race for California’s 7th congressional district. [...] Hirono, who is also the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, was one of three Buddhists in the House of Representatives. The other two,...
  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/07/2012 10:26:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 07, 2012 | Philip Rucker
    Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions By Philip Rucker November 7 BOSTON — Mitt Romney began his retreat from public life Wednesday at a private breakfast gathering with a couple hundred of his most loyal and affluent campaign benefactors. The former Massachusetts governor, humbled by the thumping that ended his six-year pursuit of the presidency, reminisced about the journey and tried not to cry. Romney waxed about the roaring crowds in the campaign’s closing days and the feeling that he was winning, said donors in attendance. He commended Stuart Stevens, his chief strategist, as well as...
  • House panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers

    11/07/2012 10:19:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    A House committee is planning to hold a hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren't heeded. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the...
  • How to Lose an Election(It's actually quite easy)

    11/07/2012 9:57:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 128 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | Vendome
    So I'm sitting here today licking my wounds and wondering how in the hell I could be so wrong in my predictions for this election and suddenly it came to me. Just don't show up....Read on below
  • With Election Over, ABC Wonders About Obama's 'Cover-Up,' 'Refusal' to Talk about Libya

    11/07/2012 9:44:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/7/12 | Scott Whitlock
    Now that the 2012 presidential election is over and Barack Obama has been safely reelected, the journalists at ABC's Good Morning America woke up to the fact that the President has "refused" to provide details the terrorist attack in Libya and that the administration "didn't want to talk about it." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Fill-in host Elizabeth Vargas blithely announced, "In the meantime, the Libya issue has been overhanging this election. Allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by Senator John McCain about this administration's, really, refusal to really put to rest this issue before voting day." Martha Raddatz,...
  • Rich Noyes: Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama

    11/07/2012 9:33:24 PM PST · by hawaiianninja · 4 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 11-07-2012 | Rich Noyes
    Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America's top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made the difference between victory and defeat. Reviewing the 2012 presidential campaign, here are five ways the media elite tipped the public relations scales in favor of the liberal Obama and against the conservative challenger Mitt Romney:
  • Iran says Obama should not expect talks

    11/07/2012 9:31:55 PM PST · by knak · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/7/12 | reuters/JP Post
    Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight." Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight."
  • Obama Now Free to 'Be Who He Is'

    11/07/2012 9:16:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    President Barack Obama will never again have to face voters. Nothing he does will have to be calibrated for how it plays in swing states or with Independent voters. He is now governing solely for his own legacy. This is one reason I so opposed his reelection. Given his left-ward lunge in his first term, I shuddered to think where he would go in his second. An article today in Obama fan-zine Buzzfeed confirms my fears. “I’m hopeful,” said Slama. “He’ll try to play to the middle, but he’s got the Tea Party to deal with, and he can take...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/07/2012 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 111 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/6/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I am still recovering from the election but I feel a deep commitment to getting the true story of what happened at Benghazi out to the public. I originally posted this article at 12:49 AM PST yesterday morning and that was a mistake. So I hope it is okay to repost it tonight at a more decent hour. This is a draft version. It is brief, 5 min 05 seconds, because I realized after posting Part 1 (14 mins+) that it is too much to ask my fellow Freepers to watch a long video with no knowledge of who I...
  • 15,000 electric cars lost to Hurricane Sandy

    11/07/2012 8:20:22 PM PST · by count-your-change · 42 replies
    SmartPlanet ^ | 11/7/2012 | Kirsten Korosec
    Hurricane Sandy damaged at least 15,000 new cars parked at a New Jersey port, including 320 Karmas, the luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle by Fisker Automotive. The loss might not sound like much. Nissan, for example, estimates more than 6,000 of its cars and light trucks are will have to be scrapped. And the superstorm may have damaged as many as 200,000 vehicles, including used autos and those of individual owners, National Automobile Dealers Association Senior Analyst Larry Dixon told Bloomberg
  • Mark Levin pulls no punches, gives unvarnished truth about loss and attacks on conservatism

    11/07/2012 7:43:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/7/12 | Mark Levin
    Wow. From beginning to end Mark Levin passionately defends conservatism and hammers those attacking it and pulls no punches all the way through. Just listen, as it needs no commentary:
  • Puerto Rico's Gov. Luis Fortuño Loses Re-Election Bid

    11/07/2012 7:40:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/07/2012
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat Wednesday to his main challenger after concluding there were not enough outstanding ballots to close the gap with his main challenger, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. The margin in Tuesday's vote was less than 1 percent. "Now it's time for us to come together as one people. The campaign is over," Fortuno said in a news conference.
  • Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night(Sobering)

    11/07/2012 7:26:25 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 60 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 11/7/2012
    Last night's victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy. Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course. So with another...
  • Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

    11/07/2012 7:26:01 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 16 replies
    None | Nov. 7, 2012 | Van Iddy
    America, the one I loved, left me last night. I fought hard to keep her and tried to warn her of deceitful and abusive men, but in the end, she abandoned not only me, but her sacred virtues, and fell into the arms of sweet-talking swindlers, who promised her the world and tons of free stuff. Today I'm hurt, I’m exhausted, I'm subdued, I’m extremely disappointed, but surprisingly, I'm not bitter. America has made her choice, and as much as I loved and wanted to protect her, I know I cannot change what has happened. She must deal with the...
  • Maryland, Maine back gay marriage in breakthrough votes

    11/07/2012 7:23:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay marriage advocates cheered victories in voter initiatives in Maryland and Maine on Tuesday night and seemed poised to win in two other states. The votes were first setbacks at the ballot box for opponents of same-sex marriage after more than 30 victories. With 93 percent of the vote counted in Maryland, Ballot Question 6, which legalizes gay marriage in the state, was leading by 52 percent to 48 percent, and supporters were already claiming victory in the heated and expensive battle. “Today the marriage equality map expands to Maryland, giving thousands more loving couples the opportunity to make lifelong...
  • Stephanopoulos On What's Next For Republicans: Possible Civil War (video)

    11/07/2012 7:22:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 50 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos talks what President Obama's re-election means for the country on "World News" with Diane Sawyer. DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: So give me your bottom line on the Republicans now. We talked about the soul-searching, what do they do next? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Soul-searching, perhaps a civil war. You've got to look at this party right now. They have won the popular vote only once since 1988, in the presidential race. And it was probably best summed up by Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union (ACU). He said the party is too old, too white...
  • Mark Levin Gives "Unvarnished Truth" On Romney Loss

    11/07/2012 7:14:30 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 112 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11/'6/12 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin passionately defends conservatism and analyzes last night's election in the opening monologue of the Wednesday broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program. Here's a partial transcript of Levin's opening remarks: MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering...
  • China submarines soon to carry nukes, draft U.S. report says

    11/07/2012 6:56:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | Jim Wolf
    (Reuters) - China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says. China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding such deterrent forces, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the U.S. Congress. Beijing is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and air-dropped nuclear bombs," the report says.
  • Hannity Warns Americans Who Voted for Obama: ‘You Get the Government You Deserve… Good Luck With

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/12 | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to the American people’s decision to grant President Barack Obama another four years in the White House, Sean Hannity, during his syndicated radio show on Wednesday, warned Americans: “You get the government you deserve.” The conservative thought leader also urged his audience to stop moping and carry on the fight for conservative ideas and principles in an impassioned monologue. “We lost a tough election,” he said. “And it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time. But the country will come calling, at some point, for conservatism” either on the issue of national security or economic...
  • Harry Reid: How’s about we go a little nuclear up in this Senate?

    11/07/2012 6:50:55 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    I hate to foist him upon you in your time of pain, but alas, one of the biggest winners last night was— against all odds— that Sullen Senate Leader, that Dour Dynamo, Sen. Harrrrrry Reeeeeid! In his press conference today he said he wants to change Senate rules to limit minority rights, but not quite go full nuclear by eliminating the filibuster. More on that in a second.
  • Business Owners Readying for Obamacare (Prices increasing, worker's hours being reduced)

    11/07/2012 6:40:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7/2012 | By Kate Rogers
    One layer of uncertainty was removed for small-business owners Tuesday, when President Obama was reelected to a second term. While issues like the fiscal cliff and potential new regulations are still unresolved, the small-business community now knows the Affordable Care Act will stand, and tax increases for those making above $250,000 annually are likely. Upon hearing the election results, Craig Dunaway called a meeting of his 75 franchisees to assure them as best he could about what their future holds. Cincinnati, Ohio-based Dunaway is the president of Penn Station East Coast Subs and the owner of 14 Penn Station restaurants....
  • Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

    11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 242 replies
    BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012
    Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote. The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports. But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate. Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years. With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to...
  • Total surveillance state: TSA plans to track all of your daily travels

    11/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by Abiotic · 22 replies
    NaturalNews ^ | 11-7-2012 | J.D.Heyes
    As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind, as does the Department of Agriculture's promotion of GM foods. But additionally concerning is the rapid expansion of the size, scope and reach of the Transportation Security Administration, which continues to usurp authority and trample constitutional rights of more and more Americans - especially...
  • Chris Christie Wept Over Springsteen Hug

    11/07/2012 6:22:05 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Sandy’s victims Friday night, the Record reported. “We hugged,” Christie said to a crowd of relief volunteers in Monmouth County on Monday, according to the Record. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official-we're friends!' Christie and Springsteen had met twice before, but their interactions had been limited to “formal...
  • Hindsight will view Romney as a poor candidate with no core values who looked deeply uncomfortable

    11/07/2012 6:21:33 PM PST · by Arthurio · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Toby Harnden
    Inside the ballroom in the Boston conference centre where Romney gave his perfunctory concession speech last night, his supporters were stunned by the scale of his defeat when just hours earlier they were confident of success or at least a nail-biting finish. But hindsight will probably view Mitt Romney a poor presidential candidate who appeared to have no core values, was selected only reluctantly by his own party and campaigned as if the whole experience was deeply uncomfortable for him. He made plenty of mistakes but his biggest failing was that even after running for the White House for the...
  • Obama Is A Disaster, The Market Should Have Fallen 50%, And You Should Buy Yourself A Machine Gun

    11/07/2012 6:20:29 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Joe Weiswnthal
    MARC FABER: Obama Is A Disaster, The Stock Market Should Have Fallen 50%, And You Should Buy Yourself A Machine Gun Joe WeisenthalNov. 7, 2012, 6:22 PMA classic Marc Faber interview on Bloomberg TV. You can watch the video here. Here's a partial transcript ------------------------ Faber on President Obama’s reelection:“I am surprised with the reelection of Mr. Obama. The S&P is only down like 30 points. I would have thought that the market on his reelection should be down at least 50%...I think Mr. Obama is a disaster for business and a disaster for the United States. Not that Mr....
  • Anybody feeling a sense of regret among Obama voters

    11/07/2012 6:14:47 PM PST · by BelleAl · 222 replies
    I spent a great time talking to my sweet, but sometimes clueless daughters about the impact of this election. They tend to see themselves as more progressive - pro gay marriage, global warming, etc... (before you guys flame away, please know I did my best -- this is college academic influence on them). The sense I get from them and from my conversations today with friends and acquaintances, is that there seems to be a overwhelming atmosphere of regret or to be more graphic and explicit...an oh s__t, what did we just do attitude. I don't see an in-your-face hurrah...
  • Obama supporters celebrate no more Israel

    11/07/2012 6:10:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/7/12 | Anne Sorock
    Obama supporters celebrating his election night win discuss Israel and Netanyahu.