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  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • RINO Consultant Steve Schmidt Blames Rush Limbaugh & Tea Party for Romney Loss

    11/25/2012 8:55:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 32 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-26-2012 | MOTUS
    On the last day of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we are going to focus on a few more things that the Wons and their constituents have to be truly thankful for this year. Number one on the list of heretofore unmentioned blessings is Rush Limbaugh. Apparently without him Big Guy never would have WON! Let’s start with the charge made by Steve-Sarah-Palin-made-McCain-lose-not-our-crappy-campaign-Schmidt: on Meet the Press two weeks ago he named Rush as this year’s scapegoat. He explained how the lovable little fluff ball was responsible for undermining the Romney campaign strategy developed by himself and fellow Big Brained consultant Mike Murphy....
  • At the Crossroads

    11/25/2012 12:48:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2012 | John Steinreich
    Still scrambling to develop a strategy for the future in the wake of the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party is quite clearly at a crossroads. As America dives headlong into the next term of Obama's America, it is critical for the Republicans to take the right path at this crossroads, which can be summed up with this paradigm: There is no justification for the GOP to continue running moderate candidates for president....... [~~SNIP~~must read] ...The culture may be too far gone down the leftist yellow brick road to turn back on its journey to a European-style, social democratic Oz...
  • Photo: Romney's laid-back Thanksgiving

    11/24/2012 6:22:59 PM PST · by GVnana · 25 replies
    CNN) - Casting aside his typical campaign attire of suits or shirts with rolled up sleeves and well-coiffed hair, a photo appeared on Mitt Romney's Facebook Friday with the 2012 GOP nominee donning a t-shirt and hugging his wife, Ann, in the kitchen. "Hope everyone had a great Thanskgiving! Much to be thankful for this year," the caption read.
  • The Message Romney Missed

    11/21/2012 6:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him. So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging. The messenger was flawed, unwilling to take risks, unprepared for the Obama political wrecking machine, left dazed and confused Election Night. If inept messaging could be deemed a felony, this campaign was a crime against humanity. I've never seen worse commercials more...
  • On a Largely Blue Island, an Exception: Trump Tower (91 NYC districts 100% Obama?)

    11/24/2012 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Its black glass exterior soars high above Fifth Avenue, and its gold-tipped revolving doors have spun the likes of Bruce Willis and Anne Hathaway into its waterfall-splashed atrium. But on Election Day, Trump Tower earned a different sort of distinction: a tiny island of Romneyville amid Manhattan’s deep, blue-state sea. … Mr. Romney won a single Manhattan precinct outright, a stretch of Park Avenue near the Waldorf-Astoria, where six voters showed up and four chose the Republican. But he suffered a resounding defeat in New York, a rare outbreak of consensus in a city famous for fevered disagreement: in 91...
  • Pat Caddell: Republican 'Consultant-Lobbyist-Establishment' Complex Responsible For Romney Defeat

    11/24/2012 10:47:25 AM PST · by Bratch · 97 replies
    Big Government ^ | 24 Nov 2012 | Tony Lee
    Speaking at The David Horowitz Freedom Center's "Restoration Weekend" in Florida on November 16, Pat Caddell indicted what he called the Republican "consultant-lobbyist-establishment" complex for losing a presidential campaign in 2012 President Barack Obama had no business winning. “No presidential campaign should be run by consultants,” Caddell said. “They should be run by people who are committed to the candidate and not into making big money.” Caddell said “Republicans never attempted to put a frame around the national election” because “the people who run the messaging in the Republican party and their consultants refused to do it.” Caddell, the former...
  • THE CASE OF THE MISSING VOTERS (SOME THOUGHTS)

    11/24/2012 9:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/24/2012 | Scott Johnson
    In the new issue of the Weekly Standard Jay Cost undertakes a retrospective on what happened in the election just passed. Cost detects a mystery. It’s the case of the missing voters: ******** In 2008, some 131.5 million Americans went to the polls; while the votes are still being tallied, this time around there probably were between 127 and 130 million votes cast. Most of the decline came from white voters; in fact, between 6 and 9 million white voters went missing this year, relative to 2008. It is a reasonable guess that the number of white votes in 2004...
  • POLITICAL SUICIDE, ANYONE? (IT WAS NOT THE HISPANIC VOTE THAT DEFEATED ROMNEY)

    11/24/2012 8:53:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/24/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In an article referenced by Scott earlier today, Byron York shows that Mitt Romney did not lose the election because of his failure to win the Hispanic vote. Romnwy would have lost in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire even if he had gained a large portion of the Hispanic votes in these key battleground states.York also demonstrates that, as we have argued, Hispanics are not a natural Republican constituency. If anything, they are natural Democrats for reasons unrelated to the immigration issue. Exit poll information suggests that Hispanics based their votes on a number of issues beyond...
  • Romney lost by playing defense, Santorum says

    11/09/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    (CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum offered no insight into his own political future in a Friday CNN interview, but did offer his thoughts as to why the Republican nominee lost to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. "What Mitt Romney, in my opinion, didn't do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused and didn't go on the offense," Santorum said in an interview to air Friday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "And when you're playing defense, which is what I believe the campaign was doing and Republicans were doing generally throughout the...
  • The Phrase That Lost Romney the Election

    11/23/2012 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/23/2012 | Heather Higgins and Alex Cortes
    What if we told you that the election was decided by a phrase? You might not believe it, but assume we’re right for a minute. What word would you guess decided the election? Hurricane Sandy? The answer lies in perhaps the single most illustrative exit poll question conducted, where CNN asked “What is the most important candidate quality to your vote?” The response options were “Strong Leader,” “Shares Your Values,” “Has a Vision for the Future,” and “Cares about People.” Among folks that chose one of the first three responses, Mitt Romney won between 54-61% of their vote. But, among...
  • Bobby Jindal wins Turkey of the Year Award

    11/23/2012 10:48:50 AM PST · by Marketfly1 · 68 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    This self-promoting, narcissistic presidential aspirant did not even let the dust settle from the 2012 presidential campaign before he was hurling insults at Governor Romney. In the immediate aftermath of the election, Jindal made headlines for referring to the Romney campaign as “stupid.” He made a very public point of saying that he rejected Romney’s analysis of the election that Obama won by giving large “gifts” to certain minority groups. He called the remarks “insulting” and said that the Republican Party cannot win by demonizing people.
  • Bill Whittle on Believing in Our Conservative Philosophy

    11/23/2012 10:47:36 AM PST · by ottbmare · 16 replies
    David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend 2012 ^ | 11-17-212 | William A Whittle
    Blogger, pilot, screenwriter, and conservative speaker Bill Whittle introduces himself to the stars of conservative activism by delivering a fiery 15-minute speech to the Restoration Weekend gathering last week.
  • Poll: Chris Christie’s popularity gets a big boost…

    11/22/2012 10:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sitting atop many Republicans’ you-know-what-list these days, after what seemed like some unnecessarily excessive displays of ultra-bipartisan praise of Obama in the pre-election wake of Hurricane Sandy. Yes, everyone understands that he's the Republican governor of a blueish state and that some well-placed schmoozing to the federal government can help him gain more federal resources for his domain, but it did seem kind of over-the-top, especially after Romney gave him the keynote slot at the Republican National Convention. As Allahpundit already noted, it's tough to believe that Christie wasn't milking the situation for all...
  • Romney was not the problem

    11/22/2012 10:31:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: “What we...
  • Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 10:15:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. “The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground,” says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass...
  • Occupy defeated the Tea Party, Elizabeth Warren defeated Sarah Palin, Ron Paul defeated Mitt Romney

    11/21/2012 2:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2012 | Brent Budowsky
    Michael Gerson in the Tuesday Washington Post got it half-right: Occupy Wall Street was a big 2012 winner by defining the narrative that others ran on. Yes! You read it here first, long ago. Gerson then fell into the rightist trap claiming Obama wants to end capitalism. Nope! Too much rightist brew for Gerson. Occupy Wall Street was indeed a huge 2012 winner, defining the narrative of the winning party, while the discredited Tea Party crashed, Sarah Palin is reduced to marginal opining, Elizabeth Warren emerges as a champion, Romney's 47 percent insult was defeated by Occupy Wall Street's 99...
  • An Angry Black Man!

    11/21/2012 11:33:43 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 83 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-21-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Returning home after two months on the road touring the country singing, speaking, writing and campaigning to defeat Obama, I felt similar to a heartbroken soldier after losing a war. I trust God, but in all candor, I felt emotionally drained. Shopping for salad stuff in Walmart, I focused on a sign “Gold Bell Peppers $1.68 each”. To my surprise, I became extremely angry. As absurd as it sounds, $1.68 for one bell pepper was the straw that broke the camel's back. It epitomized my frustration and anger over the idiocy of Obama voters. Why in the world would they...
  • Mitt Romney visits Disneyland

    11/21/2012 11:06:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    By SARAH TULLY / The Orange County Register Public figures usually go to Disneyland when they win. Not Mitt Romney. Just two weeks after losing the election, the once presidential hopeful visited the Happiest Place on Earth in Anaheim, according to reports on social media. Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, declined to confirm that Romney was at the parks. Disney has a policy against revealing visitors' identities. Twitter users posted messages all day Tuesday about Romney sightings, sometimes with a political or humorous bent. One used the hashtag #TooDressedUpToHaveFun. “Mitt Romney is at Disneyland. I'd do the same thing...
  • Romney Vote Total Passes McCain's

    11/21/2012 10:10:03 AM PST · by Strategerist · 57 replies
    2012 National Popular Vote Tracker ^ | November 21, 2012 | Dave Wasserman
    Romney: 60,099,431 McCain: 59,948,323 Obama 2012: 64,185,237 Obama 2008: 69,498,516
  • Mitt Romney Pumps His Own Gas At La Jolla Station

    11/21/2012 6:33:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Vibe ^ | November 21, 2012
    After losing to President Obama in the election earlier this month, his former political opponent Mitt Romney has kept in the shadows of defeat. The former Republican nominee was spotted at La Jolla gas station Monday pumping gas, looking rather disheveled. TMZ reports that he and his wife were on a movie date, catching the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and grabbed some pizza afterwards. The flick of Romney at the tank was snapped up by Reddit user mkb95, who wrote "Mitt Romney at my local gas station. He looks tired and washed up." He even got to interact with...
  • How The Press Helped Obama Over The Finish Line

    11/21/2012 5:10:59 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/21/2012 | IBD Staff
    Bias: It's hard to see how press coverage of President Obama's re-election bid could have gotten any more biased, but a new report shows the media managed to outdo themselves the week before voters went to the polls. The Pew Research Center's latest analysis puts hard numbers against the claim that the press went out of its way to get Obama re-elected. According to the report, after months of positive press, "Obama's coverage improved dramatically" in the crucial final week of the campaign. In fact, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive and just 19% were negative....
  • Ron Paul Is Gone ? Good Riddance!

    11/20/2012 7:21:32 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 132 replies
    Alan Levy's Heavy Heart | 11/20/12 | Alan :Levy
    An error ended. Jew hater Ron Paul gave his farewell address to CONgress. To Ron Paul, the patron saint of malcontents, druggies, and weirdos, I say this: good riddance and thanks for a whole lotta nuthin'. Now I know that sounds harsh, but let's face it gang, one of the reasons why we have another four years of of the Hope and Che Guy is Ron Paul. Yeah, I'm going to come right out and say it and I don't give a hoot who calls me a "neocon" for saying so. The truth must be told, consequences be damned. Now,...
  • Freep a poll! (Is this pic of Romney pumping his own gas?)

    11/20/2012 4:16:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 11-20-12 | The Blaze
    Is that Romney pumping his own gas? No, he's a dead ringer but it's not him Yeah, that's totally him This is tough -- I really can't tell
  • Can GOP win another presidential election after Romney's loss to Obama?

    11/20/2012 12:54:08 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 76 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Can the GOP win another Presidential election after its candidate Mitt Romney lost against President Obama? While that was not the question raised by a recent poll and a discussion of that poll by a well-respected pollster, the issue can reasonably be asked by those reviewing the numbers.
  • What happened on Election Day and what conservatives should do

    11/19/2012 2:05:02 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 17 replies
    Conservative Outpost ^ | 11/16/12 | Drew McKissick
    If you really want to understand how to fix something, you first have to take a realistic look at what is wrong with it. After the 2004 election, Howard Dean wondered how the Democrats would reconnect with men who flew Confederate flags and had guns in their pickup trucks. They didn’t, but have since won two presidential elections. After 2008, the GOP was filled with hand-wringing about connecting with minority voters, but it managed to win the greatest congressional swing election in generations in 2010. In the wake of Obama’s re-election, there is a lot of hand-wringing going on in...
  • MSNBC's Bias Against Mitt Romney Was Astonishing

    11/20/2012 6:20:48 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-19-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC's Bias Against Mitt Romney Was Astonishing Brett LoGiuratoNov. 19, 2012, 5:46 PM No one really expects MSNBC's coverage to put a positive spin on Republicans — but in the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, the network's coverage toward presidential nominee Mitt Romney skewed entirely negative. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, MSNBC provided no "positive" coverage of Romney during the campaign's final week. Here's a look at the chart of polarization: By comparison, 57 percent of MSNBC's coverage toward Romney was negative during the first three weeks of...
  • Catholics Must Face Squarely the Dire Threat to Religious Liberty

    11/20/2012 6:03:52 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Rev. George Rutler
    Of the 427 weddings in my present parish during the past eleven years (I have lost count of all the others), the band—for want of a better word—at the most recent reception was the loudest I can remember. Conversation was impossible, so some of a certain age complained loudly but not loudly enough and others of a lesser age laughed at their complaints. I have come to realize that for many of them, conversation as an art is an unknown thing.This reminded me of the line about the morally tranquilizing effects of “intolerable music” in Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Class Day...
  • Why is Identity Politics Evil? Maureen Dowd: "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America."

    11/20/2012 12:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 18, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    It is understandable that those of us who voted against Barack Obama, the Community Disorganizer, should be upset over his triumph. Like Joe Biden reading an Umberto Eco novel, we cannot help but feel rather listless and disoriented these days. Feelings of vulnerability can very easily transmogrify into anger, so one must never lose one’s sense of humor; apropos, I draw your attention to the New York Times of November 10, in which Maureen Dowd reflects on Mitt Romney’s loss: “Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he...
  • In some cases, Romney paid four times as much for TV ads as Obama

    11/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mitt Romney didn't just pay too much in taxes. As Politico reported last month, he paid too much for his TV ads, too.(The following graphic represents early September media buys in Columbus, Ohio. It was provided to TheDC by a national media buyer with extensive background buying in America's most competitive state, and is representative of other examples we have seen):The cost differential is attributable to the fact that Team Obama bought "preemptable" or or "lowest unit rate" ads --- while Team Romney paid for "fixed," non-preemptable rates."Obama could deliver 1,000 points for a fourth as much as Romney," said...
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Sarah Palin for President? A 2016 comeback that shouldn’t happen

    11/19/2012 4:20:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Joel Mathis
    One good thing about President Obama’s re-election: It seems to have prompted some sober thinking by Republican Party leaders and allies. Oh sure, there’s been some loose talk of secession, but mostly what you’ve found is top GOP leaders trying to figure out how to broaden the GOP’s appeal and shed its reputation for anti-intellectualism while staying true to their conservative values. This is a good thing. One sure way for Republicans to blow it: If Sarah Palin runs for president. You might’ve thought Palin’s political career pretty much ended when she decided not to run for president against a...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?

    11/19/2012 12:55:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Campaign Spot reader Michael writes in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did. As more and more states have counted their absentees and reported 100 percent of precincts, the numbers are less shocking. Michael points to Dave Leip’s Atlas of US Presidential elections and calculates the drop off is now only 479,000.* Most intriguingly, many of those missing McCain voters may have voted...
  • It's good to know that the GOP-e will say that Santorum is next in line. /Sarc.

    11/19/2012 12:15:26 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    11/19/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... will back him, say that it it is his turn, and not Chris Christie's turn, etc. /Sarc. I mean, George Bush defeated McCain, and so McCain was the presumptive "next in line," (that's how it works, right? /sarc) although he still had to fight for it and had at one point sunk pretty low --- even captioned carrying his own baggage. And McCain defeated Romney, so it was then Romney's turn --- and he was next in line --- right? But does this rule only apply to RINOs? Speaking of Chris Christie... Given what Limbaugh said about Christie, and...
  • Cuban-Americans Flipped to Obama? Not Quite

    11/19/2012 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/18/2012 | Henry Gomez
    This election cycle was remarkable in the degree to which we were subjected to analysis of the polls. In particular, conservatives like me believed the pollsters had it wrong when they showed a likely voter mix that resembled 2008. We were wrong; the pollsters were largely right. The Democrats turned out in enough numbers to negate the advantage Romney had with independents.In the immediate aftermath of Mitt RomneyÂ’s defeat, an unprecedented amount of scrutiny was focused on the Cuban-American population of south Florida. Some exit polls claimed [1] Romney lost the historically reliable Cuban vote for the GOP, and...
  • JUST 333,000 VOTES IN 4 SWING STATES WOULD HAVE GIVEN ROMNEY THE PRESIDENCY

    11/19/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On November 6, 2012, 3.2 million fewer Americans voted for Mitt Romney than President Obama. 61.8 million Americans voted for Obama, while only 58.6 million voted for Romney. Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%--not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the “neck and neck” outcome many predicted--Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states. The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney...
  • The 2012 Catholic Vote: An Early Assessment (breakdown by state)

    11/19/2012 3:58:19 AM PST · by NYer · 96 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 19, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    I live in Long Island and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy my home was without electricity, heat or lights for 14 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes.  Sitting in the dark every night shivering in my living room (which hit a low of 49 degrees), I had plenty of time to brood over the disastrous 2012 election results, the way Catholics voted in particular, and why it happened. Here’s what I came up with:GOP internal tracking polls that had Romney winning were wrong because pollsters could not factor into their mathematical formulas the effectiveness of Obama’s Election Day ground...
  • No Joke, Not Kidding, Not Joshing Ya, Not the Onion: Sarah Palin for GOP Nominee in 2016?

    11/18/2012 7:06:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | November 18, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief
    No, this is jot a joke. Not kidding, not joshing ya, not The Onion. Esto no es un chiste y yo se que Vd. no puede creerlo. As the GOP is now reeling from an election campaign where it’s clear failed Presidential candidate and increasingly self-discredited-by-mouth Mitt Romney ignored, turned off, or neglected to woo key growing groups the GOP needs to survive….as the GOP is soul searching about ways to offer a more affirmative and positive form of politics that offers solid specifics rather than warmed over talk radio riffs or lines seemingly grabbed from blogs… Charlotte Allen in...
  • Anonymous Claims They Hacked GOP On Election Day

    11/18/2012 3:52:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 18, 2012
    Mitt Romney's Republican Get Out the Vote system (ORCA) had a meltdown on Election Day leaving some campaign workers wandering around with nothing to do. Now Anonymous has released a video claiming responsibility for jamming ORCA...
  • Gingrich on Romney’s ‘gifts’ comments: ‘It’s nuts’

    11/18/2012 12:15:36 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 124 replies
    "It's nuts," Gingrich told guest host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "First of all, it's insulting. This would be like Wal-Mart having a bad week and going, 'The customers have really been unruly.' I mean, the job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can't offer a better future that is believable to more people, we're not going to win."
  • Romney Adviser: We Lost Because Far Right Has Taken Party to Place It Doesn’t Belong

    11/18/2012 11:48:22 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 284 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Carlos Gutierrez, adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Sunday he was “shocked” by Romney’s comments this week on minorities.“I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong.”Ugh.CNN reported: In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romney’s remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last week’s election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to “gifts” President Barack Obama gave to certain groups...
  • Ted Cruz: “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama”

    11/17/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 17 2012 | Doug Brady
    Heh. Too funny to pass up, and sadly apt given the Mittster’s “the president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing” nonsense. Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American  people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t  win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012,  Cruz said.But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.“It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints  and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these  mandarins of politics, who...
  • Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters

    11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years "My hope is, before the end of the year… that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference. But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney...
  • GOP returns Mitt Romney "gifts"

    11/15/2012 10:03:20 PM PST · by TrueStarSpangled · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Ginger Gibson
    A handful of prominent Republicans criticized Mitt Romney for his disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to core constituencies, saying that it was the wrong message to send voters as the party tries to rebuild itself after a bruising defeat. “I don’t think it’s helpful,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told POLITICO at the Republican Governors Association conference on Thursday. “I guess my feeling is that we need to turn the page, and we need to focus on the future and not make excuses for the past.”
  • Romney doesn’t grasp minorities’ right to vote for Obama (LIBERALS CONTINUE TO OINK AND GLOAT)

    11/16/2012 10:37:52 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | November 15, 2012 | JUNIOR MARXIST NEIL STEINBERG nsteinberg@suntimes.com
    When the election was finally over, and Barack Obama had been re-elected despite the bad economy and other strikes against him, there was a single quiet moment where the question was raised: What would the Republicans learn from their defeat? How, chastened, would they return to the national stage, humbled but committed to fix our common problems? Ah, hahahahaha . . . “In the afterglow of Obama’s victory, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ayatollah Khamenei, Vladimir Putin and Chris Matthews, as well as millions of pot-heads, sodomites, pro-aborts and all common moochers, are sharing a collective thrill,” wrote Joel Richardson, in his “A...
  • There We Went Again (MSM far more powerful than conservatives believe)

    11/16/2012 8:00:49 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 41 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Matthew Sheffield and Noel Sheppard
    Most observers of the 2008 presidential campaign -- even including some liberals after the fact -- were shocked and appalled by the media's pro-Barack Obama sycophancy. Unfortunately, the intentional and unintentional advocacy of the media on behalf of Obama was even worse in 2012. There are many reasons why the conservative movement failed to achieve electoral success this year, but perhaps one of the most significant is the enduring power and influence of the left-dominated "mainstream" media. The 2012 cycle demonstrated that left-wing journalists have far more sway on Americans' opinions than many conservatives have been willing to admit. While...
  • Election 2012 Marks the End of Evangelical Dominance in Politics

    11/16/2012 4:57:28 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jonathan Merritt
    Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, evangelicals have been a powerful political force. Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority organization were credited in part with Reagan's election, having registered millions of evangelicals to vote. Their influence would only grow over the next 25 years: Evangelicals were instrumental in Reagan's reelection, the Republican Revolution of 1994, and both of George W. Bush's victories. But on November 6, 2012, their reign came to an end. "I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster," Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told NPR. He's right, but it wasn't for...
  • Romney and McCain slam Obama

    11/15/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    November 15, 2012 Romney and McCain slam Obama As President Obama spent his first post-election press conference saying that he wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans, he found himself debating two former GOP presidential contenders: Mitt Romney, who blamed his defeat in part on Obama’s “gifts” to supporters, and Sen. John McCain, who pledged to block a possible nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
  • Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012

    11/15/2012 3:22:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 13, 2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Postelection talk of "lessons learned" is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012. A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant. First, that Mr. Obama kept his job because key elements of his base—notably young people, African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans—turned out for him. Second, that the growing size of these voting blocs represents a decisive challenge for the Republican Party. Both points are true, but most observers are overstating the gravity of the GOP's problem. In particular, they are paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much...