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  • Discretionary spending...NOW!

    11/09/2012 5:26:58 AM PST · by SMARTY · 43 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    I am sure you’ll get a kick out of this. There is a big push around here to get us to contribute to United Way… their annual coercion to make us ‘give’. Let me see if I get this right: Americans just elected a guy whose party has ALWAYS screamed: ‘The government can spend your money better then you can, get more out of your money than you can, provide more efficiently for the needy and disabled, assure that EVERYONE gets his/her fair share, etc…. and on and on’!!! NOW they think, after they virtually enabled the government to rape...
  • Could Romney run in 2016, following Nixon's example? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 4:38:36 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 138 replies
    Nov 9, 2012 | Zhang Fei
    (Putting on my flak jacket). Let me say that I'm no fan of Romney's politics, but the guy ran a decent campaign, and he appeals to swing voters in a way that Santorum and Palin cannot. And let's face it - what's he going to do with the rest of his life? If there's one thing he's got, it's time and money. He can learn from his mistakes, just as Nixon learned from his, and perhaps lead the GOP to victory in 2016.
  • Obama has won, liberals, so why are you so ANGRY?

    11/09/2012 4:28:20 AM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 112 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 9, 2012 | Vanity
    Hey, fellow Freepers. I have to be honest. I am very disappointed and downbeat that Romney did not get elected, and I won't be a sore loser. We should just be better prepared for the war in 2014, and especially for 2016. However, I trolled on Huffington Post and Bill Maher's Facebook page, and to be truthful, I have never seen so many SORE WINNERS as the Obama people...you should be euphoric and jubilant! Why are you so angry? Your guy won! Why all the threats and anger and bitterness. Obama is in for four years and you act like...
  • (Vanity) How we lost the election

    11/09/2012 3:08:22 AM PST · by God-fear-republican · 61 replies
    self | November 9th, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    There are three main factors how we lost election: 1.Voter frauds which were committed everywhere in inner cities such as Cleveland, Miami, Las Vegas, Philly, etc. 2.Only about 45% Republican base turnout, especially religious Evangelicals, they could not bring themselves to vote for a Mormon. And 50% Catholic voted for Obama, and Lord God has mercy on their souls (I am a Catholic myself.) 3.But the main reason is the predestined will of God: We deserve to have Obama for the world has become fertile ground for the Evil One. Our Blessed Lord gave us the name of the long-awaited...
  • Dead People Need to Eat too - Vanity

    11/09/2012 12:10:29 AM PST · by GraceG · 9 replies
    It just occured to me, all those dead voters need to eat too, I mean if you are dead and you just spent a long election season voting several times for your favorite democrat president, the food stamp president and you get bupkiss for your your vote, well nuts to that, why not sign your corpse-y self up for some government cheese? I mean if dead people gotta vote, dead people gotta eat too? If Obama is gonna double down in his second term, why not double down on his food stamp numbers by making sure that his favorite voting...
  • "We Won!" (Communist Party USA headline/story openly heralds Obama victory)

    11/08/2012 11:59:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    Peoples World (Official Paper of **Communist Party U.S.A.**) ^ | 7 November 2012 | Stewart Acuff, People's World Writer
    <> Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning. President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him. Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape...
  • Obama Administration Partners With the UN to Attack the Second Amendment

    11/08/2012 10:59:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Not shockingly, immediately after President Obama was reelected for a second term, his administration reinforced its support for the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty [ATT], also known as the "Small Arms Treaty." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been expressing full support of the treaty on behalf of the United States for years now while for political reasons, President Obama sat back. Now, the entire administration will be out front in support of ratifying it. Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty...
  • John Boehner Says Obamacare 'Law Of The Land': VIDEO

    11/08/2012 8:10:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Towleroad ^ | November 8, 2012 | Andrew Belonsky
    House Speaker John Boehner wouldn't go so far as to say that he and his Republican colleagues won't waste time trying to overturn President Obama's healthcare law, but the Representative did tell ABC News' Diane Sawyer that the signature legislation is "the law of the land." "It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land," he said, before adding, "I think there are parts of the healthcare law that are gonna be very difficult to implement. And very expensive." Asked, "You won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal Obamacare?" Boehner responded,...
  • Is Obama an Avatar ??!!

    11/08/2012 8:02:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/4/2010 | barelypolitical
    Obama the Avatar? Does this effect the Oscars? Our congressional leaders had the guts to confront this issue at the recent Health Care Summit.
  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/08/2012 7:53:08 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 105 replies
    Alan Levy's Heavy Heart | 11/8/12 | Alan Levy
    We lost. We the People got our teeth kicked down our throat. I know that sounds harsh, but let's face it fellow Republicans, we're members of a party that failed to defeat a racist, dog-eating, homosexual agenda pushing piece of human garbage who isn't qualified to be a cashier at 7-11, let alone be President of the United States. We, the party of strong economies and national defense, failed as a party to dislodge an economically illiterate man who hates the US military with a passion. In short, this election was an absolute train wreck that may very well destroy...
  • President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." (Obama Tears Up)

    President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pBK2rfZt32g If you want to see the tear flow it starts at 3:40.
  • YES, THIS IS THE OBAMA COVER FOR NEWSWEEK’S POST-ELECTION ISSUE

    11/08/2012 7:17:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    Newsweek/The Blaze ^ | 11/8/12 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • The next environmental battlegrounds

    11/08/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Green agenda threatens economic futureWhen American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes and rampant spending. It also will bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and to embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds: Carbon taxes: Hurricane Sandy presented a fresh pretext for regulating and taxing hydrocarbons. No respectable climatologist or meteorologist believes...
  • What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote

    11/08/2012 6:03:39 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 172 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/08/12 | Aurelius
    President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote. In Cleveland, in some districts he did even better with an astounding 100% of the vote in dozens of locations. For example, in Cleveland's Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G 1,337 to Mitt Romney's... 0. And in case you're wondering, Gary Johnson received more votes than Mr. Romney. Well, maybe that's just a fluke. In the...
  • America Commits Suicide

    11/08/2012 6:02:26 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 45 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 11/7/12 | Alan Caruba
    I had hoped that the majority of voters would elect Mitt Romney, but instead of a man of character they chose charisma. They ignored four years of failure and deception. In advertising, they say “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” Romney, sadly, lacked sizzle. Obama’s victory was one of a long line of Progressives from Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter. It was not new, but it will likely do more damage on top of what his predecessors have done. It turned out that there were not enough voters from the faith-based communities. You know—the kind...
  • Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move

    11/08/2012 5:46:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld
    President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill. Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating loss, and supporters say he’s more concerned now with being with family than working with Obama.
  • World War IV is just beginning: North Africa is this century's Czechoslovakia and Israel is Poland

    11/08/2012 5:14:20 PM PST · by cll · 22 replies
    Free Republic | 11/08/2012 | cll
    Obama is indeed the 21st century's Chamberlain. In another disastrous bid for appeasement, he has handed control of North Africa to Al Qaeda. If Al Qaeda controls North Africa, it will soon be in position to interdict the Mediterranean through terrorism against shipping. As it builds up, it will then seize control of the Straits of Gibraltar. It already rules the Suez Canal. A bankrupt, islamized and weakened Europe will be in position to do absolutely nothing. Obama will look the other way. On the other end of the Middle East, the major sects of Islam will join to attack...
  • Chris Christie's Sly, Futile Move (Christie is done as a presidential prospect)

    11/08/2012 4:58:29 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Kuttner
    Once again, Barack Obama has proven to be the luckiest politician alive. Just when the race was tightening to a dead heat in the election’s closing days, one spectacular betrayal and one rank miscalculation on the Republican side have turned the contest back in Obama’s favor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will tour his storm-ravaged state today with President Obama, was all over the networks Tuesday telling what a wonderful leader his president was. “I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie boasted, calling Obama “outstanding.” When Fox co-host Steve Doocy meekly asked Christie if he planned any...
  • ALLEN WEST NOW LEADS INITIAL VOTE COUNT IN ONE FLA. COUNTY

    11/08/2012 4:57:46 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    theBlaze ^ | November 8, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze. No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total. But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not...
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate, emails Romney condolences

    11/08/2012 4:46:10 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday November 8, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he had called President Obama to congratulate him on his win in the 2012 presidential election — but has only sent an email to Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for whom he campaigned heavily earlier this year. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his call to Obama, according to Bloomberg. “I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.”
  • Mark Levin Gives "Unvarnished Truth" On Romney Loss

    11/08/2012 4:34:19 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/7/2012 | Mark Levin
    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 children 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 by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us,...
  • Gun sales set to rise, Smith & Wesson stock jumps after Obama win

    11/08/2012 4:10:55 PM PST · by mgist · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/7/12 | Tsu
    Gun sales set to rise, Smith & Wesson stock jumps after Obama win Gun sales are poised to boom, based on the increased number of firearms background checks being performed. By Tiffany Hsu November 7, 2012, 10:45 a.m. While investors moping over President Barack Obama’s reelection sent the Dow spiraling down more than 300 points Wednesday morning, one sector is seeing a surge: gun manufacturing. Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. surged 10.8% to $10.48 a share in morning trading, more than double its price at the beginning of the year. Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. got a 6.4%...
  • Stock retreat persists

    11/08/2012 3:25:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    UP ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | UP
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Stocks dropped in New York Thursday, as investors remained skittish after President Obama's re-election victory. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up more than 300 points Wednesday to fall below 13,000 as investors were bearish on election results that left Washington split with a Democratic president and Senate, and a Republican-controlled House.On Thursday, the Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit shrank in September, dropping from a revised August trade gap of $43.8 billion to $41.5 billion.Stocks still fell. By close of trading, the DJIA was off 121.41 points or 0.94 percent to 12,811.32.The...
  • Answer the Questions (North on Benghazi)

    11/08/2012 3:27:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 9, 2012 | Oliver North
    TAMPA, Fla. — This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command — at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines — on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. It's also the place where "action officers" are burning the midnight oil — but not necessarily planning new targets for our Navy SEALs. Apparently, a "good number" of SOCOM's staff members are busy preparing responses to the batches of inquiries about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya — before, during and after the terror attack...
  • Christie: 'I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama'

    11/08/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/12 | staff
    NJ Gov. Chris Christie responds to Republican critics of his last-minute praise of President Obama's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one week before the presidential election.
  • Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’

    11/08/2012 2:46:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • Wind industries lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dan Gunderson
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. By the end of November, 345 workers who make wind turbine blades at a Grand Forks, N.D. factory will be out of work. Bill Burga, who heads manufacturing in North and South America for LM Wind Power, the Denmark-based...
  • Former SF Giant Jeff Kent Slams Obama On ‘Survivor’

    11/08/2012 3:01:02 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 12 replies
    This was so funny when he said this the night after the elections: “You know what pisses me off? I think I’ve made about $60 million playing baseball, and I want this frickin million dollars from this game; And it’s not even a million bucks. It’s 600-grand by the time Obama takes it,” said Kent. “I’m a game seven World Series loser. I’ve played in the biggest games in the world, and the worst games in the world, and this just sucks.”
  • What Four More Year Mean

    11/08/2012 2:40:45 PM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    email ^ | 11/8/12 | Steve Elliott, Grassfire
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29 Those words sound so good. The future is bright. God has a plan for prosperity, for a real hope and a real future. On the eve of the election, it must have meant a Romney win, the GOP takes the Senate and we start the rollback of the Obama regime, right? Not exactly. The Plan Was ExileHere's the shocking context of Jeremiah 29 (and I offer to you, the...
  • After Obama Re-elected Benghazi Investigation Suddenly Picks Up Steam

    11/08/2012 2:27:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-08-12 | Curt
    Shocker! The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day. ...The House Intelligence Committee will hold its closed hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify. The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to meet the same day to...
  • How the 57% who want less government can save money and teach the 43% wanting more goverment

    11/08/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 7 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/18/12 | 4 Your Country
    Whatever the reason for America's decision, the reality is that taxes and government will continue to consume disproportionate resources to pay off our past excesses. 43% of those that voted, a large fraction of those voting for President Obama, thinks government should do more. Since government ultimately gets money from taxpayers, that means 43% of the voters want things from the other 57% of voters. Politicians call this 57% the 1%. If you are part of the 57% you might consider the following steps to protect your finances. Actually, since the Government won't be able to offer more goodies for...
  • Forgotten by FEMA: Volunteers step up in storm-ravaged NYC borough

    11/08/2012 10:58:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte, Joshua Rhett Miller
    Volunteers and disaster victims have taken rescue, recovery and security into their own hands on New York's storm-ravaged borough of Staten Island, where they say FEMA has forgotten them. Already without power for more than a week in the wake of superstorm Sandy, hard-hit residents of the borough's South Shore braved a nor'easter Wednesday night, many -- perhaps hundreds -- huddling in condemned homes and ignoring orders to evacuate out of fear looters would take what little Mother Nature has left them. "FEMA packed up everything yesterday and left the area," said MaryLou Wong, whose home in the Midland Beach...
  • RANDOM THOUGHTS ON 11/6/2012

    11/08/2012 1:38:28 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 9 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/2012 | Dick Bachert
    The “Balkanization” of America now requires that office seekers pander to all narrow special interest voters to secure their support. Have we become so selfish and self-interested that we now no longer concern ourselves with what the Founders called “…the general Welfare…”? It’s what happens when a nation fails to secure its borders, allowing in those who not only do not even speak the language but have no understanding of the traditions, mores, folkways and HISTORY of that nation and fail or REFUSE to assimilate. And that millions of them are here ILLEGALLY makes fools of those who stand in...
  • Religiously unaffiliated make up largest segment of Obama supporters

    11/08/2012 1:35:38 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    God Discussion ^ | November 7, 2012 | AL STEFANELLI
    The largest demographic of Obama's religious coalition supporters is made up of those who have stated they are not affiliated with a religion. The Public Religion Research Institute's 'American Values Survey' pegs that number to be approximately 23%. The largest percentage that supported Mitt Romney came from white, evangelical Protestants, at 37%.The survey also revealed that Obama supporters are younger, more diverse and more accepting of growing minority groups. Compared to the older, largely Caucasian and fundamentally religious group that supported the Republican candidate, analysts are predicting the demographic supporting Obama will translate into more wins for the Democrats in...
  • Longtime W.Va. Attorney General Ousted

    11/08/2012 1:31:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 11.8.2012 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Patrick Morrisey has denied state Attorney General Darrell McGraw a sixth term. Morrisey upset the Democrat Tuesday after a well-funded campaign that frequently invoked President Barack Obama, who is unpopular in the state. Morrisey has vowed to fight the federal health care overhaul in West Virginia. He also plans to use the office to combat regulations he believes hurt the economy. McGraw was first elected attorney general in 1992. McGraw argued that he's helped the state by enforcing its consumer protection and antitrust laws.
  • Record snowfalls, new power outages, flood warnings as storm slams Northeast

    11/08/2012 8:34:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/8/12 | Ian Johnston
    A winter storm battered the Northeast coast Thursday after cutting power to at least 115,000 homes and dumping record snowfalls in the New York City area. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast, “minor to moderate” flooding from storm surges, and more snow, particularly in New England, early Thursday. More than 600,000 people were without electricity as a result of superstorm Sandy and the new storm. NBCNewYork.com reported that more than 198,000 Long Island Power Authority customers, 55,000 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County, 197,560 Jersey Central...
  • Obama now facing new urgent task

    11/08/2012 1:27:39 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 11-8-12 | NANCY BENAC AND NEDRA PICKLER
    Obama’s list of promises to keep includes many holdovers he was unable to deliver on in his first term, such as rolling back tax cuts for upper-income people, overhauling immigration policy and reducing federal deficits. Six in 10 voters said in exit polls that taxes should be increased, and nearly half of voters said taxes should be increased on incomes over $250,000, as Obama has called for. “It’s very clear from the exit polling that a majority of Americans recognize that we need to share responsibility for reducing the deficit,” Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the...
  • Boehner pivots on taxes after Obama win

    11/08/2012 1:22:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | november 8, 2012 | Russell Berman and Erik Wasson
    In the wake of the GOP’s disappointing election, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday signaled a willingness to accept higher tax revenues as part of a deficit cutting deal. The fast-approaching deadline to stop a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts left Boehner and other leaders with little time to digest Republican Mitt Romney’s defeat on Tuesday. Leaders on both sides of the Capitol moved swiftly to stake out their positions on the fiscal cliff, with Boehner calling for a “down payment” that would lead to a farther-reaching pact in 2013 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying...
  • Why Did Three Million Republicans Stay Home?

    11/08/2012 12:48:05 PM PST · by NYer · 168 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost "the white vote." They can't get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn't get it. They just didn't show up, and it wasn't voter suppression that didn't turn 'em out. What would be the reason that three million voters didn't show up? Let's go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number... We've talked to 'em. We've had 'em call....
  • Values, Not Demographics, Won the Election (He's serious!)

    11/08/2012 1:05:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Joel Benenson
    MUCH of the coverage of Tuesday’s results has focused on the strength of Barack Obama’s coalition — minorities, women and young voters. But that analysis misses the real point. The contours of the 2012 presidential race were shaped less by the country’s changing demographics than by the underlying attitudes and values of American voters, who are always far more complex than they appear to pollsters. The president’s victory was a triumph of vision, not of demographics. He won because he articulated a set of values that define an America that the majority of us wish to live in: A nation...
  • Fun Fact: Obama Lost in Every State with a Photo Voter-ID Law.

    11/08/2012 11:49:13 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 24 replies
    The Reaganite Republican ^ | November 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Was the election stolen? Remember all those lawsuits by Democrats demanding that any voter identification laws be repealed? Well, now we know why they filed them. They needed to steal the vote in certain key states so that Obama could be reelected. Curiously, Obama lost in every state that requires a photo ID to be produced before voting. A list of closely contested state elections with no voter ID, which narrowly went to Obama include: Minnesota (10), Iowa (6), Wisconsin (10), Nevada (6), Colorado (9), New Mexico (5) and Pennsylvania (20). This amounts to a total of 66 electoral votes....
  • Vampires, Werewolves and The Post Election Market Reaction

    11/08/2012 12:54:22 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/08/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It has been two days since the US election where President Obama was re-elected and both the House and Senate remained in the same hands. In other words, nothing changed. The reaction? Dow Jones Industrial Average The reaction was decidedly negative since the election signals more of the same policies under which the economy if foundering. Ten Year Treasury Yields Ten year Treasury yields have dropped indicating a rush to safety. Gold Prices Gold prices have risen a heck of lot faster than the stock market, particularly today. Silver Prices Often used as a defense against vampires and werewolves, silver...
  • Hawker Beechcraft sheds more jobs

    11/08/2012 12:12:09 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    AOPA ^ | 11-8
    Layoff notices will be sent to about 410 Hawker Beechcraft employees, as the company plans to close facilities in three locations and shut down its business jet production. The Wichita Eagle reported that 60-day notices will be issued Nov. 9 to affected employees in Wichita, Kan., where the company is based, along with Little Rock, Ark., where the last of the Hawker business jets are being completed. Job cuts will also be made in San Antonio and Mesa, Ariz., the Eagle reported, quoting from a letter to employees signed by CEO Steve Miller and Chairman Bill Boisture:
  • What Happened in Ohio (correct but unwittingly hilarious)

    11/08/2012 12:51:50 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7 November 2012 | Matt Meyer
    Over the next few days, I will cover a variety of issues I believe explain what happened in Ohio in 2012. The first issue starts at the very beginning of the process in Ohio. Now, it is always tricky to extrapolate primary data to general-election data, but I believe two data points, discussed below, from Ohio’s primary foreshadowed problems for Republicans and in the base with Governor Mitt Romney. First, in the 2008 fully contested Democratic primary between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama, 2,386,945 Ohioans cast ballots. Remember, Ohio has open primaries where voters select either a Democratic...
  • Nearly 200 'family-sustaining' jobs to be lost as HarperCollins plans to close warehouse

    11/08/2012 12:17:24 PM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    HarperCollins Publishers will close its warehouse and distribution operation in Throop next summer and put close to 200 people out of work. “The industry is changing,” said Erin Crum, spokeswoman for HarperCollins, a book publisher based in New York. “It just makes sense for us to go this route as we shift to a more digital industry.” Ms. Crum would not disclose how many people will be laid off when the warehouse at the Keystone Industrial Park closes. However, Craig Pawlik, principal officer of Teamsters Local 229 in Scranton, said 192 people will be furloughed. The union represents maintenance and...
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Oregon)

    11/08/2012 12:23:47 PM PST · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent.
  • Minnesota Dairy Plant Closure to Result in 130 Layoffs

    11/08/2012 12:36:50 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    by Jake Anderson November 7, 2012 New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) recently informed the 130 employees at its Dawson plant that the facility will close and their positions will be eliminated. Communications Director Sarah Schmidt told Twin Cities Business on Wednesday that the plant closure stems from the company’s sale of its “aseptic” business, which makes shelf-stable cheese sauces and puddings. The sale of the business to Illinois-based Bay Valley Foods is expected to close in December, and production at the Dawson plant will gradually be transferred to Bay Valley Foods’ Illinois facility through that time, Schmidt said....
  • TE Connectivity to close Greensboro plant, 620 layoffs expected

    11/08/2012 12:39:27 PM PST · by Arthurio · 10 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 11-8-12
    Posted on: 10:59 am, November 8, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan and Jasmine Spencer, updated on: 03:28pm, November 8, 2012 GREENSBORO, N.C. — TE Connectivity will close its Greensboro plant by the end of next year, resulting in 620 layoffs. Tom Peacock, Senior Manager of Communications for TE Connectivity, confirms the plant on Piedmont Triad Parkway will close by December, 2013, with layoffs beginning in January. 620 employees will face layoffs while 50 employees will be transferred to other TE locations.
  • Jewish backing for Obama good for Israel

    11/08/2012 5:36:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-8-12 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Let us all now join together in helping Obama in his efforts to assure Israel’s security. President Barack Obama won reelection by a significant majority of the electoral college. The Jewish, pro-Israel Democratic vote helped him in Florida, Ohio and even Virginia, but he might have won at least some of those battleground states without Jewish support. Even those Jews who berated Democrats like me for supporting President Obama’s reelection, must now realize that our support for the president will be good for Israel over the next four years. Recall what former Secretary of State James Baker, who served under...
  • When A President is a FRAUD, SO ARE THE ELECTION RESULTS

    11/08/2012 12:14:47 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 64 replies
    vanity | November 08, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Stolen birth certificate.. Stolen Social Security number.. Proven FORGED Selective Service card.. SEALED Columbia school records (or perhaps there are NONE?).. I just step back and think 'big picture' here.. Knowing all the evil things 0bama has done as president, and considering the vast amount of resources and power he has throughout this nation, AND HIS PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF CORRUPTION including ILLEGALLY CHANGING FEDERAL LAWS TO GARNER MORE VOTES, does ANYONE really believe that he would ALLOW an election to function freely and fairly, without his interference, manipulation, suppression, destruction, fabrication, and fraud? NO! I'm tired of all the...