We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House.Every election predictor was wrong, except one: Incumbents usually win. Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan’s record remains secure. The Democrats ran up against the incumbency problem in 2004. The landslide election for Democrats in 2006 suggests that Americans
Christie is the Benedict Arnold of the republican party. About 15% of exit- polled voters said he and the President Zero (I have taken a vow never to write his name ever again) where Zero hugged some white ladies and beat it out of town, caused them to vote for Zero. Suggesting that Christie had to give that tongue bath to Zero, in order to get federal aid is absolute nonsense. Christie knew exactly what he was doing.
Well Annie, in this election you picked two losers. 1...the Obama suck up from New Jersey and 2...the one who lost from Mass and Utah. Romney was a decent candidate, but the RNC has no idea how to run any kind of campaign. Who next... Bill Maher.
I've got an idea. Let's kill off the GOP, all join the Democratic Party, and then run our candidates during the Democratic primary. The media wouldn't know what to do or who to attack. The stupid Democratic voters would probably split their ballots somewhat. And we conservatives might actually win a big election. Who cares what party we belong to as long as we win...?
As crazy as this sounds, I actually like this idea.
Mitt Romney is a decent and honest man and I don't blame him. I don't feel the resentment towards him like I did (and still do) towards John McCain in 2008. I think it is because Mitt is a successful businessman, not a career politician. And I really think he believed in the America I believed in-- the city on a hill that is now in ruins. I felt much more connected to him because of that. Sadly, this race was decided long before it was run. Deep down, I knew that. But I'm still in shock none the less.
I also thought Romney was a decent and honorable man -- until the Republican Convention. He stiff-armed the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters. The Romney team changed convention rules on the fly and replaced much of the democratically elected Maine delegation. He thought he could win without the Tea Party, and he ended up with fewer votes than McCain. In Maine, he won 7% fewer votes than McCain. I blame Romney.
Congratulations, trailer trash, Occupy creeps, housing project thugs and mothers, tenured communists, slackers, media liars, and entertainment twits. You won.
The President of the United States will be no better in character, no more capable or moral than you are. He's one of you in all the common ways. As a bonus, you get Joe Biden again... as non-threatening to an inferiority complex as you are likely to find.
Ann Coulter is right. Romney was a fantastic candidate and would have been a wonderful president. The failure of the half-asleep American electorate to recognize that means the voters will get the country they deserve.
OK-I've re-thought Ann a bit. She was (and is) wrong about Christie. Christie is a traitor. But she is right about Romney. Count me among the depressed that we missed the chance to have such a fine person as our President. The real problem with democracy isn't that people start voting themselves government handouts. It's that they can no longer distinguish good from bad or right from wrong. We all have to be "equal"--gay marriage, equal pay for "equal" work, women's right to "choose" (so they can have sex without consequences, like men), tax the rich (it's unfair that some have more than others), universal health care, etc. Didn't Plato predict this would happen in a democracy?
No. Romney lost this election, and the Republican Party did everything they could to help, starting with engaging the likes of faux conservative Romney.
They enabled Boy-Boy instead of crushing him as they should have simply because they are nothing but RHINOS, socialist sucking frauds, infiltrators into the party, determined to destroy the party (which they have), and turn America into a third world ghetto with the likes of Florida sowing the seeds of their own destruction right out of 1935.
America is not divided in exactly half, it's being lied as being split in half. America has been conned into being "ruled" by a minority whose interests are not those of Americans.
I don't blame Romney. I blame that fat, bloated Springsteen worshipping libtard who gave the keynote address and Oblahma a fat wet kiss with one week to go. You're washed up, Ann. You're not aging well, btw. Eat something,
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Bla Bla, 11/8/2012 12:06:35 AM (No. 8998522)
Of course, you're going to write this, Ann. You pushed him on us from day one. He was the only candidate that could possibly win, you said. Yet 2 million conservatives stayed home, Ann. 2 million. Maybe more, since some stayed home when McCain was forced on us last time. Dole is another teachable moment.
Why are you so frightened of a true conservative candidate, Ann? You are supposedly so fearless -- why?
I don't believe conservatives voted for McCain and not for Romney.. Ann is right, Romney was a good candidate but there is a large number of people who are going to vote for the incumbent and Obama no matter what.
Obama won't be on the ballot two years from now. 2014 will be exactly like 2010.
Ann Coulter is right. This Country will be much worse off for not electing Mitt Romney President..The Takers win, WE lose. BTW, it really shouldn't be surprising that many who are willing to attack Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove or anyone else they disagree with and whine they had to "hold their nose" to vote for Mitt Romney are doing the old happy dance and "I told you so" boogie. IMO, better they should have just voted for obama and spared us their sought after sympathy from Romney supporters, who gladly voted for him! Personally, I am sick and tired of the circular firing squad that some seem to enjoy using after every election. Count me out.
Pulling myself briefly out of 'slough of despond' one thing I have concluded is that the voter still does not connect our current malaise with Obama. Fair enough, the house price drop crisis is still very much with us and it originated from the unholy alliance of Bush and the Congressional Dems.
However, two - or at most four years from now - even Northwest eco-yuppies will see what an over-regulated economy does to one's pocketbook. And Obamacare will surely create havoc beyond even what current Cassandras predict.
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Blue-collar workers, especially those connected with labor unions who mine coal, drill for oil and gas, build pipelines, and toil in all those related areas of genuine economic activity, must be appalled. Barack Obama won re-election largely on the willingness of those types of unions to put aside their doubts about his real commitment to economic growth and to turn out by a two-to-one margin for him. That was decisive in states with large industrial unions: Ohio (18 electoral votes), Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), Iowa (6 electoral votes), New Hampshire (4 electoral votes), and Wisconsin (10 electoral votes).
Yesterday we watched Senator Claire McCaskill’s fantastical view of the world. Today, I offer you the perpetually unhinged Alan Grayson, who gives us his take on Paul Ryan’s budget: “In one case after another, you look at his principles, you look at his vision, and they’re a nightmare for America. He wants Americans to work until they die, he wants poor people who get sick not be able to see a doctor, not to get the care they need, not to get better, he wants them to die,
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New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
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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
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