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  • American Demographics Give Obama the Win-Watch For "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

    11/08/2012 9:08:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-8-2012 | MOTUS
    Butt first,a Public Service Announcement for the victims of Hurricane Sandy: (snip)I have a few more random thoughts on Big Guy’s reelection: Even though BO is the epitome of Jimmy Carter on steroids, and everything was shaping up for a Jimmy Carter style shellacking, the culture of the country has been so fundamentally transformed(snip)America’s ongoing commitment to fairness and diversity, the number of non-white voters hss tripled in the past 40 years; much of that due to changes in both our official and unofficial immigration policy. 1912 policy, 2012 policy The result of the change has been a huge upsurge...
  • Chris Matthews’ ode to joy

    11/08/2012 9:04:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | The Editors
    Is there a smaller, more unprincipled man in the national political debate than Chris Matthews of MSNBC? No, there is not. Bereft of decency and devoid of soul, what mattered most for Matthews is that his candidate — in this case, President Obama — somehow was boosted over the top. And if millions of his fellow citizens encounter appalling deprivations along the way — well, to Matthews, they’re just eggs to be broken for the Obama omelet. “I’m so glad we had that storm last week,” he said Tuesday. By which he meant Hurricane Sandy, which sowed death and destruction...
  • GOP to be blamed for plunging off 'fiscal cliff'

    11/08/2012 8:56:45 AM PST · by reegs · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 11/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    If Republicans don’t go along with calls by President Obama for higher taxes and the nation goes off a “fiscal cliff,” then the GOP is to blame, says a Democratic congressman. <SNIP> Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday it’s actually Democrat policies of massive borrowing and spending that’s pushing the nation over the edge. “We are going over a financial cliff. Everybody in the Obama camp knows we are going over the financial cliff whether we raise taxes on the rich or not,” Limbaugh explained. “Raising taxes, confiscating the wealthy’s money would not save us. There isn’t the money....
  • The Pony in Obama Winning a Second Term

    11/08/2012 8:44:29 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 42 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-8-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Two boys were assigned to shovel a stable full of horse manure. One of the boys was depressed. The other enthusiastically shoveled with glee. “Why are you happy?” asked the depressed lad. His happy associate responded, “With all of this excrement, there must be a pony in here.” As a Christian, I must trust and believe that God has a pony in allowing Obama to be reelected. Therefore, I will not join those who think we have lost the battle for America. Nor, do I subscribe to the nonsense that our Tea Party values are extreme. Our values are aligned...
  • Obama supporters celebrate: 'No more Israel!'

    11/08/2012 8:43:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Obama supporters out celebrating his win on election night gathered on State Street Tuesday evening. I asked one man why he was celebrating Obama, and what that meant to him. He said, "It really means to me, no more Israel...Mitt Romney would go to war with Iran...Obama said f*** that sh*t. Kill those mother f***ers." Another said, "Palestine was there first, and Israel moved in in the 1940s and that's an unfair attack." A man of Jewish heritage accompanying him said, "I really do not think that us being with Israel is a good choice for us":(continued w/video)
  • The 45% Increase in Debt Under Obama Generated Only 7.1% Real GDP Growth

    11/08/2012 8:38:24 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/08/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 355,000 last week, although Hurricane Sandy is hampering efforts to actually collect data on jobless claims. We will have to wait three to four weeks to see the real impact. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index rose to its highest level since March, printing at -34.4. This may be the new normal since it indicates that 2/3rds of those surveyed are more pessimistic about their financial situation than are optimistic. In fact, 70 percent call it a bad time to spend money and 52 percent rate their personal finances negatively. Now that the election...
  • Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards

    11/08/2012 7:28:16 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/08/2012 | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, and Andrew Seidman
    In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008 --snip-- Randall Miller, a history professor at St. Joseph's University, said politicians almost never get 99 percent of the votes anywhere except, perhaps, the towns where they were born.
  • A RINO [Mitt] running as a yes man conservative (and losing) isn't a rejection of conservatism

    11/08/2012 7:22:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    11/8/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalism
    Again, a rejection of a RINO who has a Youtube video of him bashing a coal-fired power plant, all the way to articles of him flip-flopping on practically any subject you can think of running as a conservative (and then losing in the general election), isn't tantamount to conservatism being over. Let's face it - Romney had a long track record of being a RINO. There are plenty of past threads here detailing his RINO past as governor, as well as his flip-flops before, during and after the primaries. Yet the GOP-e thought that putting up someone whom they said...
  • What Major Demographic Shift?

    11/08/2012 7:09:21 AM PST · by Qbert · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/8/2012 | Tara Servatius
    Conservatives need to take a collective breath and look closer at the numbers before they buy into the idea that GOP nominee Mitt Romney's defeat was due to some kind of national demographic shift that now makes Democrat presidential candidates' armor impenetrable. Before you give in to the hysteria, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, Barack Obama's re-election showing was actually pretty unimpressive for a guy whose philosophies voters have supposedly adopted. As of this writing on Wednesday, Obama's vote total stood at an unimpressive 60,119,958. That's about what John Kerry got in 2004 (59,028,444). President...
  • Obama's'revenge'is the antithesisof American ideals

    11/08/2012 6:43:31 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.thecommentator.com ^ | november 8, 2012 | joel d. hirst
    America was not built on revenge. America as an idea was thought up in the burning embers of the revolutionary war and built by a successive line of patriots who achieved their joy in giving back, not taking. Sacrifice, character, patriotism, family and the faith of successive generations built this great land. Through the blood of our soldiers overseas and the tireless work of our industry and inventors at home we forged a new reality and created a shining beacon that the entire world looked to in envy. We are a people who have never had to ask permission from...
  • Why Smith & Wesson's Shares Took Off

    11/08/2012 6:02:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Alex Planes
    Why Smith & Wesson's Shares Took Off By Alex Planes, The Motley Fool Posted 6:22PM 11/07/12 Posted under: Investing Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of Smith & Wesson (NAS: SWHC) were up 10% today after President Obama's re-election, because everyone now expects gun buyers to buy even more guns over the next four years than they did in his first four years. So what: Despite occasional worries that President Obama...
  • Non-Zombie Americans Brace for Obama’s ‘Flexibility’

    11/08/2012 5:43:14 AM PST · by scottfactor · 11 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/08/12 | Gina Miller
    Back in March, we heard Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) tell Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”At the time, news outlets reported this as if Obama did not realize he was being recorded, yet there were cameras and microphones all over the place recording every second. Obama had to know the world could hear his words, but I am certain he did not care. When I heard those words, I knew the fix was in, although I still hoped I would be wrong. Obama knew he would “win”...
  • 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...
  • Boehner to Obama: "We want you to succeed" (ABC Radio, no link)

    11/08/2012 5:20:48 AM PST · by matt1234 · 52 replies
    ABC Radio News ^ | 11/8/2012 | N/A
    On the radio this morning, I heard Boehner say to Obama in a public address: "We want you to succeed." You know who Boehner's trying to contrast himself with, dont you? I knew you did.
  • 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>
  • Who blew the chance to dump Obama?

    11/08/2012 2:15:03 AM PST · by golux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 11.08.12 | Joseph Farah
    (...)Rove knew better. He always knows better. He had no interest in taking the revelations of the book and using them in his ad campaigns. Instead, he ran a conventional campaign telling people what they already knew – what Obama had already done in his first four years. In the meantime, he also went to war with conservative Republicans like Todd Akin, who, by the way, lost by a smaller margin than some of Rove’s favorites – like Connie Mack in Florida. At the end of the day, Rove failed at every goal he had been charged with – winning...
  • There Will Never Be An All White Liberal/Democrat Ticket Again...EVER

    11/08/2012 12:39:20 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 12 replies
    Myself | 11/8/2012
    **Pure Vanity Here** Mark these words...THERE WILL NEVER BE AN ALL WHITE LIBERAL TICKET...EVER AGAIN. Bill Clinton got 2 terms because he was known as "The First Black President", Al Gore went with Lieberman and lost. Neither of them had anything remotely black about themselves. John Kerry picked John Edwards = Loss Michael Dukakis picked Lloyd Bensten = Loss Walter Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro = Loss Jimmy Carter ran for 2nd term with Mondale = Loss Obama wins twice as black president. Democrats will trot out Cory Booker (MARK MY WORDS) and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in the next...
  • Robber Asks Store Clerk Who He Voted For At Gunpoint

    11/08/2012 1:41:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wkbn ^ | 11.8.2012 | wkbn
    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 re-election campaign. Reports said the black man, who wore a gray sweatshirt and had a white bandana covering his nose and 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)”...
  • Lessons of the Battle of Benghazi - Our enemies will learn them. Will we?

    11/08/2012 1:38:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2012 | Clifford D. May
    Now that the election is behind us, perhaps we can put politics aside and acknowledge a hard fact: On September 11, 2012, America was defeated by al-Qaeda in the Battle of Benghazi.About this battle many questions remain. The media and Congress have a responsibility to get answers — not only because we should know the truth, not only to assign blame, but, more important, to learn from failure. At the least, we should try to understand what lessons our enemies have learned — because they will apply those lessons in the future.It is possible to lose many battles and...
  • Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported

    11/08/2012 1:35:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/8/2012 | ap
    JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said. The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary...
  • 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
  • How Romney Lost - And three lessons for conservatives going forward.

    11/07/2012 9:45:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbus, Ohio — The realities of the electoral map meant that the Romney campaign really had no choice but to bet big on Ohio, and that bet was a loser. In addition to some critical on-the-ground specifics — Ohio is not hurting as badly as the rest of the country — there were three main reasons for that.1. Ohio likes crony capitalism. The automotive bailout is popular in Ohio, and not just among self-interested workers and investors in that industry. Putting General Motors on federal life support is economically daft and morally dubious, but it gave the Obama administration a powerful...
  • 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....
  • 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:
  • Clinton's Reelection vs. Obama's Reelection

    11/07/2012 9:31:28 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 15 replies
    Self | 11/7 | Self
    I was a youngster when Clinton was reelected and I don't really recall the sentiment at the time so I was just curious...was there this much doom and gloom when he was reelected? To me, this just seems like a watershed moment in this country-a paradigm sift and not in a good.
  • Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate

    11/07/2012 9:12:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ron Fournier
    Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail.Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable—as evidenced by his first-term success with health care...
  • (Video) America: Here We Stand, We Can Do No Other

    11/07/2012 8:51:56 PM PST · by publius321
    Obama moves states ever closer to his goal. Here we stand, we can do no other. Where we are, how we got here and where we are going next by no choice of our own:
  • Comparing the Obama vs McCain Popular Vote to the Obama vs Romney Popular Vote. Startling!! (VANITY)

    11/07/2012 8:14:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | Self
    I just did a quick lookup of the Obama vs McCain popular vote as compared to the Obama vs Romney Popular vote and here is what I see: Election 2008 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008 2008: Obama: 69,456,897 McCain: 59,934,814 TOTAL VOTES CAST: 129,391,711 Obama Victory Margin: 52.9% to 45.7% (9,522,083 votes) Obama: 365 EV McCain: 173 EV _______________________ Election 2012 Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-election-results 2012: Obama: 60,652,149 Romney: 57,810,390 TOTAL VOTES CAST: 118,462,539 (2,841,759 votes) Obama Victory Margin: 51.2% to 48.8% Assuming Obama takes Florida (which as of this writing is still uncalled)... Obama: 332 EV Romney: 206 EV ___________________ What I find interesting...
  • Take a look at the historical perspective

    11/07/2012 7:33:55 PM PST · by lightman · 28 replies
    ALPB Forum ^ | 7 November AD 2012 | Peter Speckhard
    Take a look at the historical perspective. An incumbent winning re-election almost always happens. It is expected. It is like a tennis player holding serve. Since WWII, the POTUS has changed parties like clockwork every eight years. The only exception was that Reagan essentially got three terms (Bush 41 basically being just a continuation) by taking one from Carter. Other than that the pattern is unblemished. So the real story of yesterday is just how close the Democrats came to blowing it. In every single other instance the party in power increased their margin of victory running for re-election. LBJ...
  • Dropping Tears

    11/07/2012 7:20:22 PM PST · by jacheff · 19 replies
    11-7-12 | jacheff
    It’s as if the twin towers were just blown to hell by the 19 Arab jihads as my eyes stay glassy dropping tears all through the day. I can’t shake the feeling that my country is vulnerable and at the mercy of evil as we must try to endure another 4 years. It’s so frightening because the majority of my fellow citizens believe that Obama cares so much for the little guy. Yet as our country destroys the value of the dollar we become more and more vulnerable. It is as if I am the child in the street watching...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Are You Proud?

    11/07/2012 6:28:21 PM PST · by Feckless · 17 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/2012 | Feckless
    Vladimir Putin is glad he has the “flexible” Barack Obama in the White House for four more years, likewise our Communist Chinese debtors who see billions more in interest payments coming in to expand their military even as we decimate ours. The Taliban and Al Qaeda have expressed their pleasure, as has Iran and the dictators in Venezuela and Cuba. Even if you are one of the 4,300,000 on welfare, getting a monthly check for nothing except taking up space and breeding or the 46,700,000 on food stamps or the 62,700,000 on Medicaid, or maybe you hit the Trifecta and...
  • 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.
  • Where Are The Smelling Salts? Total Credit Market Debt Owed in USA is 350% of GDP

    11/07/2012 6:09:47 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    And why the day is young, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -340 points as of 11L31am. This partly explains the flow to Treasuries today. UPDAATE at 2:06pm: DJIA down around -250. Most of the stock exchanges around the world are down 2% or more as well. And gold and silver are down today as well. Is there anything else that could be rocking the boats of investors? As of today, there is about $55 trillion of total credit outstanding – are we getting near the end of the debt funding infatuation? If I take the total credit market debt...
  • Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

    11/07/2012 5:59:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    Obama pressed for quick decisionWith a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence. The pipeline decision could be an early sign for the direction of Mr. Obama’s green agenda for the next four years, after a campaign in which he sparred with Republican opponent Mitt Romney over the pipeline and on issues such as subsidies for alternative energy companies, the future of the coal industry, and drilling policy on federal...
  • It’s the turnout, stupid (Great analysis)

    11/07/2012 5:53:47 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Doug Brady
    In the weeks leading up to the election, conservatives universally derided the polls released by the mainstream media as having a built-in liberal bias because the samples they used to model the electorate were similar to the 2008 electorate. In 2008 the electorate which gave Obama his victory had a partisan split (D/R/I) of 39/32/29 (D+7). But that was the height of Obamania, we argued, and there was no way the electorate in 2012 could be anywhere close to what it was then after 4 years of the disaster known as the Obama presidency. But we conservatives were wrong as...
  • It’s the turnout, stupid (Great analysis)

    11/07/2012 5:53:46 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Doug Brady
    In the weeks leading up to the election, conservatives universally derided the polls released by the mainstream media as having a built-in liberal bias because the samples they used to model the electorate were similar to the 2008 electorate. In 2008 the electorate which gave Obama his victory had a partisan split (D/R/I) of 39/32/29 (D+7). But that was the height of Obamania, we argued, and there was no way the electorate in 2012 could be anywhere close to what it was then after 4 years of the disaster known as the Obama presidency. But we conservatives were wrong as...
  • The Election Results I didn't Want came.

    11/07/2012 5:41:32 PM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It should have gone the other way but didn't. There are reasons for that. We could have exercised more control than we did over some but the most important of them were no longer in our hands. It was a terrible night and I either drank too much or too little. Whichever it was, it didn't help. Deluded fool that I am, my hope that the results would be different became a belief that they would. What could have helped would have been to have had less faith that the people of the United States had already learned about and...
  • Muth’s Truths: MOURNING IN AMERICA

    11/07/2012 5:24:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 7, 2012 | chuck muth
    The GOP record is intact. Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity. And faced with the biggest failure of a president since Jimmy Carter, Republicans blew it. Or, I should say, establishment Republicans blew. You know, the same fine folks who gave us Bob Dole and John McCain before forcing Mitt Romney on us because he was the “electable” candidate. How’d that work out us? -snip Presented with a choice between a liberal northeast Republican and a liberal northeast Democrat, liberals in Massachusetts opted for the real deal. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is a senator no more. Go...
  • Why Democrats will never nominate a white person again for POTUS

    11/07/2012 4:49:51 PM PST · by barryobi · 50 replies
    11.07.2012 | barryobi
    We need to come to grips with what the democrats are doing. They have cracked the code and the implications for our country are too terrible to contemplate. The democrats are about power, first and foremost. They could care less who sits in the White House. As long as they can get their liberal, socialist agenda enacted, they are fine with whomever occupied the White House. The democrats have cracked the code. They know they will get 90% plus of the black vote, 70% plus of the hispanice vote, and 40% or so of the white vote. With the changing...
  • What a Shame: Mitt Romney's Life of Traditional American Achievement was Rejected...

    11/07/2012 3:22:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: El Rushbo, your guiding light through times of trouble, confusion, murkiness, tumult, confusion. None of it makes any sense. None of it makes any sense! Mitt Romney and his wife and his family are the essence of decency. He's the essence of achievement. Mitt Romney's life is a testament to what's possible in this country. Mitt Romney is the nicest guy anybody would ever run into. Mitt Romney is charitable. He wouldn't hurt a fly. He doesn't hate. He's not discriminatory in any way, shape, manner, or form. And no such charges were ever leveled. But what...
  • What America Needs To Wake up

    11/07/2012 4:37:21 PM PST · by .454Puma · 6 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/07/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I emigrated from my country in Eastern Europe and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to run away from communism. Last night I came to realize I didn't ran far enough. Communism is about to take over America and have the full acceptance of half of the American people. Maybe the American people need to experience communism themselves in order to realize their mistake. Maybe they need to see how it is when you have food rations, gasoline rations, toilet paper and detergent rations.
  • President Obama Succeeded In Blaming Bush For Economy

    11/07/2012 4:34:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Economy: Having successfully blamed his predecessor for four years, the president celebrates at the edge of a fiscal cliff, with Taxma-geddon, ObamaCare and sequestration looming as war clouds gather in the Middle East. Exit polls released Tuesday showed about half of voters still blame President George W. Bush more than President Barack Obama for the country's economic problems, as most cited the economy as their top issue in the election. They believed the Big Lie that the mess we are in was inherited and that Obama at least kept things from getting worse. Well, it's about to get much worse....
  • Obama First Trip: Doubling Down on Islamism (Turkey)

    11/07/2012 3:55:30 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/7/2012 | Michael Rubin
    ....Today, Frank Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, announced that ObamaÂ’s first trip of his second term will be to Turkey, a country which has witnessed under its increasingly Islamist government an unprecedented roll back of basic freedoms. The Turks are looking at ObamaÂ’s choice as an endorsement. They are probably right. On top of this, RicciardoneÂ’s announcement comes right after TurkeyÂ’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan announced that he would soon travel to Gaza, in recognition and support of Hamas.
  • Vanity: Ever wondered what a second term for Carter would have been like?

    11/07/2012 3:40:44 PM PST · by beagleone · 13 replies
    Me
    Unfortunately, we're about to find out.
  • 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...
  • Obama won Catholic vote, regular churchgoers chose Romney

    11/07/2012 3:27:11 PM PST · by NYer · 85 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 7, 2012 | Diogenes
    President Barack Obama won a slim majority of votes from self-identified Catholics, according to exit polls conduct by CNN. The polls shows that 50% of voters who identified themselves as Catholics voted for Obama, and 48% for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The CNN poll did not distinguish between active and lapsed Catholics. Protestant voters swung heavily toward Romney, the CNN polls showed, with 57% choosing the Republican and only 42% voting to re-elect Obama. The initial reports on the CNN exit polls did not distinguish among the different Protestant denominations. Among voters who said they had no religious affiliation, Obama...
  • 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...