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Scarborough To Republicans:
'Stop Blaming The Media'
Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/8/2012 8:34:17 AM     Post Reply
Should Republicans unilaterally disarm in the media-bias wars? Joe Scarborough seems to think so. Arguing that it distracts Republicans from performing the political blocking-and-tackling needed to win elections, Scarborough has called on Republicans to "stop blaming the media." Saying "let's makes this personal," Scarborough cited as an example of the supposed distractions to which he was referring the controversy over the tape Morning Joe aired in September from a Romney campaign stop. Readers will recall that the clip seemed to show Romney asking the crowd, which had been chanting "Romney!", to change to "Romney/Ryan."

What Major Demographic Shift?
American Thinker, by Tara Servatius    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/8/2012 8:12:08 AM     Post Reply
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).

Puerto Rico approves statehood
Washington Post, by Caitlin Dewey    Original Article
Posted By: supersid- 11/8/2012 8:10:12 AM     Post Reply
A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a nonbinding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now. Still, nearly 54 percent of Puerto Ricans voted for a change in the U.S. commonwealth’s relationship with the United States — and President Obama promised to uphold their vote in the case of a “clear majority.”

  


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Fox News is killing the
Republican party
Telegraph [UK], by Dan Hodges    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/8/2012 8:09:27 AM     Post Reply
For me there was no doubt about the high point of Wednesday morning's election coverage. At about four o’clock I flicked over to Fox to see how the good folks there were managing their grief. I was greeted by what – even by Fox standards – was an amazing sight. Karl Rove had become embroiled in a heated debate with his own network about their decision to call Ohio and the Presidency for Barack Obama. It was too early, he said. There were still lots of votes to be counted. They had to be right, not first.

Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea
deal talks with feds: sources
Chicago Sun-Times, by Michael Sneed    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/8/2012 8:05:56 AM     Post Reply
Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated

What the editorial boards are
saying about Obama's future
Los Angeles Times, by Alexandra Le Tellier    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/8/2012 8:03:21 AM     Post Reply
Editorial boards across the nation weighed in with their endorsements for president in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election. The Opinion L.A. blog rounded up a few of these political endorsements to show the range in support for President Obama versus the enthusiasm for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Now that the election is finally -- mercifully! -- over and Obama has won reelection, here’s a look at what many of those editorial boards were saying Wednesday.

Mere 400 votes
separate McSally, Barber
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), by Brady McCombs    Original Article
Posted By: antiquegolf- 11/8/2012 8:00:51 AM     Post Reply
The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go.

  


  

Diane Sawyer's loopy election
night behavior sparks speculation
Los Angeles Times, by Meredith Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/8/2012 8:00:48 AM     Post Reply
Many viewers who tuned in to ABC News’ election night coverage on Tuesday were surprised to find the usually impeccable Diane Sawyer acting, well, a little loopy. Throughout the evening’s broadcast, the anchor frequently slurred her speech, stumbling multiple times over President Obama’s name and, at one point, calling him “President Barack.” She also seemed distracted and easily excited, asking off-topic questions about the Obama campaign’s use of exclamation points while leaning heavily on her desk as if for support. (See video evidence above).

The First Lady has come a
long way, and she hasn’t
finished yet
Telegraph [UK], by Ellen Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/8/2012 7:24:59 AM     Post Reply
She is hugely popular – even more popular with the American public than her husband is, according to some polls. She’s widely admired and she’s seen as a strong character. But what do the next four years hold for Michelle Obama, now her husband has been elected for a second term? To answer the question, you have first to look at where she has come from, what she’s achieved so far, and the forces that have shaped her. Her parents were black, inner-city, lower-middle-class Americans. Her mother stayed at home to raise Michelle and her brother.

Chilly stock market welcome for Obama
and a problem with predictions
Telegraph [UK], by Ian Cowie    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/8/2012 7:21:22 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama’s re-election victory received a chilly welcome on Wall Street, as the economic realities of the credit crisis remain unchanged regardless of whether America has a Democrat or Republican President. While the giant American fund manager Fidelity correctly predicted in August that rising stock markets suggested Obama would win, as reported in this space at the time, other experts have argued about whether history shows share prices rise more under Republicans or Democrats. City regulators insist that the past is not a guide to the future. Even accurate information about the present may prove little help with forecasts.

Lessons From Sandy Will Be
Ignored By Bureaucrats Again
Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/8/2012 6:53:26 AM     Post Reply
All last week, we were inundated with warnings on how devastating hurricane Sandy would be to the Northeast corridor; (snip) For once the warnings were not overhyped and the damages are estimated to be over $50 billion. Yet I am once again struck by the fact that even though we are in the 21st Century we are as unprepared as ever for what Mother Nature routinely has in store every year. There are simply not enough visionaries in the government sector to safeguard anything except their own reelection. What we need are persons with keen foresight like Kotaku Wamura.

  


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Obama re-election protest escalates at
Univ.of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported
Associated Press, by Emily Wagster Pettus    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 11/8/2012 6:49:36 AM     Post Reply
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.

Chris Christie lashes out at
'know-nothing disgruntled Romney
staffers' who criticised him for
refusing to attend campaign rally
with Mitt after Hurricane Sandy
Daily Mail (UK), by Hugo Gye    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 11/8/2012 5:20:57 AM     Post Reply
Chris Christie has been under fire from Republican insiders ever since he he performed a U-turn and started praising Barack Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy last week. And now the governor of New Jersey has lashed out at anonymous aides to Mitt Romney who have criticised him for refusing to attend fundraising events for the GOP presidential candidate. The outspoken figure, a strong supporter of Romney over the past year, described his critics as 'know-nothing, disgruntled Romney supporters' who did not respect the duty he owed to the people of his state.

A Silver Lining and a Conundrum
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Mike PHX- 11/8/2012 4:55:56 AM     Post Reply
I can see only one good outcome from yesterday’s election: the fact that Barack Obama will be the president who inherits the mess left by Barack Obama. The economy is in awful shape; it won’t get much better given Obama’s policies, and may get worse. Many billions of dollars in capital that have been sitting on the sidelines, awaiting the outcome of this year’s election, will now give up on the United States and go elsewhere. Plants will be built in Korea and Brazil that would have been built here if the election had gone differently.

A Few Things I Never
Want to Hear Again
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 11/8/2012 4:35:53 AM     Post Reply
Tired. That is my overriding sensation as I write this. How to bang one's first impressions of hell out on a keyboard? Let us begin a new day, in a new world, with a first principle of sorts -- in this case, a negative principle. Here is a short list of words or turns of phrase that I never want to hear again. (1) "America is a center-right country." Center and right are entirely relative terms. The "center" between Lenin and FDR, for example, is very far to the "left" of George Washington.

  


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Obama has achieved many goals
Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, MA], by Clive McFarlane    Original Article
Posted By: onashi- 11/8/2012 1:56:44 AM     Post Reply
It is hard to gain perspective in the heat of an election battle, particularly when the power of persuasion is driven not by the clarity of an ideological vision, but by the billions in political advertising dollars. Perhaps that is why throughout this bitter and torturous presidential campaign, which began the moment President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the battle has primarily been fought on economic grounds — one side arguing that the economy which tanked in 2008 was getting better, the other saying it was not, and both sides saying the government needs to reduce spending.

Where We Go From Here
American Thinker, by Selwyn Duke    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 11/8/2012 1:43:30 AM     Post Reply
I have never been so unhappy to be right. I've long said that Barack Obama would win re-election, and two weeks ago I stated as much in print. In making this prediction, I was almost alone among traditionalist pundits, with some, such as Dick Morris (Mr. Batting Zero), actually forecasting a Mitt Romney landslide. And, no, I'm not pointing this out to numb despair with some perverse kind of gloating, like a man consumed in flames looking to suck on an ice cube. It's because of why I knew that Romney would lose: America is lost.

The Survivor in Chief
Wall Street Journal, by Fred Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Moritz55- 11/7/2012 10:37:18 PM     Post Reply
Never has so much time, money and energy been put into a presidential election with so meager a result. Washington today is a carbon copy of what it was when the campaign began many months ago. Democrats control the White House and Senate, Republicans the House. Republicans were hoping for a change election. They didn't get one. President Obama would have liked a mandate. He didn't get one. What the voters desired is anybody's guess. Their intentions, besides re-electing Barack Obama, were unclear.

President Obama Succeeded In
Blaming Bush For Economy
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: HollowLeg- 11/7/2012 10:26:28 PM     Post Reply
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

Obama faces a host
of tough issues as
second term begins
Washington Post, by Scott Wilson and David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/7/2012 10:18:35 PM     Post Reply
President Obama began his transition Wednesday from candidate back to head of government, pausing as he did to swing through campaign headquarters and thank the people who worked for months to keep him in office. Lingering in his home town of Chicago, where he celebrated his victory the previous evening, Obama received a standing ovation as he visited hundreds of campaign staffers, some of whom scrambled on top of desks to get a better view of him. But as he completed a brief victory lap, Obama also turned toward governing again

  



Turning a political decision
into your spiritual mandate
Canada Free Press, by Doug Hagmann    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 11/7/2012 10:15:28 PM     Post Reply
It is unlikely that the majority of Americans are familiar with the name Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I had forgotten the account of Mr. Bonhoeffer until a valued listener of our nightly radio program sent me Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, a gripping book written by Eric Metaxas. I devoured the 592 page book in three days, reading the final page only yesterday. I find it anything but coincidental that I completed this gripping account on the very day that the 2012 U.S. presidential election was decided in favor of Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama: A lame-duck president
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/7/2012 10:12:07 PM     Post Reply
President Obama will enter his second term a lame duck from Day One. In fact, he has been limping along for some time already. Tuesday’s result was no political mandate. In his victory speech, Mr. Obama told supporters, “You made your voice heard,” but the voice was more like a whisper. He attracted 9 million fewer votes than he did in his first campaign for “hope and change,” which is slightly more than John McCain earned in 2008. Mr. Obama is the first president since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792 to be re-elected with fewer popular votes

Reeling conservatives face
‘recalibration’ at their core
Washington Times, by Ralph Z. Hallow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/7/2012 10:10:02 PM     Post Reply
Republicans found themselves facing agonizing day-after questions Wednesday that they admit are nearly impossible to answer while trying to hold together their diverse electoral coalition and ensure their survival as America’s conservative party. In the wake of Mitt Romney’s narrow but decisive loss Tuesday to President Obama, top conservative strategists said the party will have to find leaders from a not very deep pool to help them adjust to increasingly unfavorable demographic trends and voter attitudes reflecting more the live-and-let-live views

Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/7/2012 10:07:30 PM     Post Reply
With 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 lands

How Obama victory could
affect areas of US economy
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 9:51:21 PM     Post Reply
Upper-income Americans may face a tax increase. Auto fuel economy standards might be raised. Stocks of construction and engineering companies could benefit. America's decision to re-elect President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney will affect all that and other elements of the U.S. economy and financial system - from the health care law to the overhaul of financial rules. At the same time, a gridlocked Congress will limit Obama's influence. Tuesday's election kept Republicans in control of the House. Democrats still control the Senate, but without a commanding majority. Here's how Obama's re-election could affect key sectors:

Nor'easter brings high
winds, driving sleet to Long
Island, adding to misery
from Sandy recovery
New York Post, by Selim Algar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 9:39:31 PM     Post Reply
Driving sleet and high winds of up to 50 mph today are compounding Long Island's existing misery in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. All the way in Montauk, desperate owners of oceanfront motels pushed to the brink by Sandy frantically tried to shore up their teetering structures before today's storm. Sand bags packed the back ends of places like the Royal Atlantic where staffers tried to avoid getting knocked out completely by today's Nor-easter. In Sagaponack, Billy Joel's efforts to shore up his Gibson Lane property looked to be faltering as the ocean began to strip away

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