All though the months leading up to the election, conservative pundits carped over the fact that polls supposedly oversampled Democrats. This argument accounted for President Obama’s small but persistent advantage in the polls. “Unskew” the polls to make them less weighted towards the Democrats, the conservatives said, and Obama’s edge vanishes. Turnout cannot be as pro-Democrat in 2012 as it was in 2008, they argued. Well, now we know that they were wrong. The polls have run almost exactly along with the election results. It turns out they were sampling so many more Democrats …
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Fiesta del sol, 11/7/2012 11:17:22 AM (No. 8996276)
Fine. That's cool. Today my husband, normally 'the calm one' informed me he wouldn't be working as much, b/c what's the point? We're probably going to sell our whole 401k portfolio in the next couple of weeks. We'll pay a big penalty, but we both know that money will be taken from us by the 47% in the taker class b4 we get it. Might as well fix up our modest home & buy a car we need. We've saved and lived within our means. We stayed married, are raising our kids, and this immoral country has left us behind. Our Catholic church in NC is kicking off a huge drive for the victims of Sandy. Won't be donating to that, let those two Democrat voting states depend on the government they deserve. Let Chris Christie and Bruce Springsteen dry their tears.
The Greatest Generation is all but gone and the lessons they left to their children have been lost to the forces of evil and weakness.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan 40th president of US (1911 - 2004)
We are there folks. It's happening now and we tried to stop it, but have failed. Our country is now at the point where things will have to get really bad (and they will) before they can get better.
Rush's harangue of Sandra Fluke was a disaster for Mitt and GOP because it allowed, as planned, Obama to be the protector of women's right to choose. While Fluke may not be able to draw crowds, her symbolic value for Obama was far better than the vagina costumes his feminist supporters donned. Same message from Fluke & vaginas, but one was more presentable on stage at the DNC.
The electorate can shift back, but people need to be convinced. The Republicans--or a third party--need to stick to their principles, which are backed by facts and logic. The Democrats are all about outcomes and emotion. The Republicans also need to continue to be the party of moral values. Values voters--ie, evangelicals and other conservative Christians--were ignored this time around. That was a mistake.
Facts and logic have got the way of the buggy whip in this country #11. The last couple of generations have been indoctrinated by the public schools and liberal christian 'churches' that logic and fact is subjective, its more important to have good self esteem and to 'feel good'.
We are following an all to familiar pattern of a once great nation now in decline. We have failed to heed the lessons of history and we are repeating them.
Election campaigns provide an opportunity for a political party to make its case and educate the electorate. It's not that the majority of voters are corrupt; it's that they are ignorant of what's going on. That is the GOP's fault, LSM notwithstanding. Just where did all that PAC money go?
The nation is past the tipping point anticipated for years. When voters realize that they can vote themslves the public purse (they do) when those so inclined exceed half of the electorate (they do), and when an administration is in power that promotes such distribution (just renewed for at least four years), the nation's freedom is at an end. No tweaking of the political message can defeat human selfishness.
As many have said, the takers outnumber the makers. There are two ways to reduce the number of takers, 1) reduce/eliminate gov't handouts or 2) an improvement in the jobs market. We know that neither of those options are possible in the next 4 years so the GOP, and the nation, is sunk.
The worst part (or one of the worst parts) is that James Carville was 100% correct. The takers have a lock on the country for the next 40 years, although if you subtract Obama's first 4, it is only 36 years. Which will steal the remaining years of my life. Yep, America as we knew it is gone.
I´m annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That´s where the problem lies ... It´s corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It´s a very entrepreneurial business.
We´ve all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz. Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free world posed with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday in South Africa. It appears from photos of the incident that Obama was not the instigator (that distinction goes to Thorning-Schmidt). But he seems to have participated happily, though First Lady Michelle Obama seemed unimpressed by the whole spectacle.
In Texas, we say this:"Just because a chicken has wings doesn´t mean it can fly." The translation is that "appearances are deceptive." In other words, you can call it affordable but that does not mean that it is affordable. According to The NY Times, there is a little screaming going on when people check out the affordability of the Affordable Health Care Act: "Until now, it was almost impossible for people using the federal health care website to see the deductible amounts, which consumers pay before coverage kicks in. But federal officials finally relented last week and added a "window shopping" feature
Health insurance enrollment in at least one state appears to be picking up. Colorado’s state-based insurance exchange Connect for Colorado announced on Monday that more than 5,000 new customers have purchased private insurance since November 30, increasing the state’s total enrollment numbers in private plans by more than 50 percent. (Snip)But if current trends continue, the exchange may have an age problem. Demographic information released at the end of November shows the makeup of the exchange so far skews much older than federal officials have targeted.
With all the many lies and obfuscations perpetrated by this White House the one about whether the president knew or had met his “Uncle Omar” was a relatively minor one. Still it speaks volumes about how this administration — which obsesses in public about “transparency” — really operates. Onyango Obama had been living in Massachusetts illegally since the 1970s (a judge granted him legal resident status just last week). When he was arrested in 2011 for DUI and told police “I think I will call the White House,” media outlets asked the White House if the two men had ever met.
I owe Mitt Romney an apology. During the 2012 Republican presidential primary season, I repeatedly criticized Romney — and personally challenged him during his editorial board meeting with the Washington Examiner — for promising that if elected, on day one of his presidency, he would grant Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. As I reported, under the text of the law, the ability to offer waivers to states was subject to many restrictions and wouldn’t even be an option until 2017, four years after his hypothetical swearing in. Though I still believe I was right about what the statute said,
One interesting, but not always precisely reliable, measure of partisan preference is what pollsters call the generic vote -- which party´s candidates people would vote for in elections to the House of Representatives. Over the past two decades, responses have tended to underpredict Republicans´ performance in subsequent elections, though that was the case more in 1992-2002 than recently. The last two months have seen sharp shifts in the generic vote, as National Journal´s Charlie Cook notes, with Democrats peaking during the government shutdown in the first half of October and then a sharp swing to Republicans after the spotlight shifted
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.