When historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency, one trend will be clear: no Republican candidate ever ran a similar campaign again. For four decades, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan through the two Bush Presidencies, the Republican Party won the White House by amassing large margins among white voters. Nixon summoned the silent majority. Reagan cemented this bloc of voters, many of whom were former Democrats. Both Bushes won the Presidency by relying on broad support from Reagan Democrats. In that time, Republicans transformed the South from solidly Democratic to solidly Republican,
Identity politics is a creation of the Left. There is no doubt that various voting blocs exist and are fostered and exploited by the Left. These blocs can indeed affect the outcome of elections. They cannot, however, change the laws of economics, human nature, the problems of governance, international relations or the national interest. Leftist fantasy ideology is founded upon untenable illusions about the nature of human beings. Schemes and social engineering based upon such illusions cannot possibly deliver the results that are desired and are certain to cause unintended and unpleasant consequences. There is, unfortunately, no cure for such fantasies but the school of hard knocks. Skin color and ethnic background are blips on the political radar, significant only in the short run. The basic problem is a world view peddled in academia and the liberal establishment that does not correspond to reality. Argument and expostulation are useless, as are citations to history. True believers in this world view will have to see and experience for themselves the consequences of acting on it.
Neil Cavuto gave Romney glowing marks on him as a man. He ripped into the Repubs now criticizing Mitt, and had especially harsh words for the media. It was one of the best opinions I have heard Neil give. Made me feel better.
FTA: Cruz, who has a thick head of pomaded, neatly combed hair...
Well, at least the dung-slimed, fully encrapulated Noo Yawkuh can admit what is the most important political imperative: Good Hair! And so The OBAMMUNIST is obviously The Most Brilliant Politician ever
The only real hope is to reform the voting process to make it harder for demonrats to cheat.
There were several states this time that ALL went to Obama that had those laws placed on hold by demonratic judges. Those laws will be in place next time. That might help but they can always find another way to cheat.
A good state law might also be 1. No results are announced until all votes have been counted 2. Once the precinct closes the election judges have 45 minutes to get the ballot boxes to the central voting location. Once they are turned in NO MORE WILL BE ACCEPTED PERIOD. 3. Exit polls may be conducted but not published until after the polls are closed 4. Eliminate all early voting and absentee voting. If you are too sick or too lazy to get to the polls then too bad. However the size of polling places should be doubled. Also make the election day a national holiday so that people can if needed stand in line
Well, as Mark Steyn pointed out, Mitt Romney did better overall than Republicans farther down the ticket. He simply won more votes. I would think Paul Ryan would have helped, too, if many Americans were serious about reigning in spending. I can´t say I care too much who runs next time. We get four more years of Obama before we get there. Wake me when it´s over.
Americans have generally voted for the principles of Liberty & Justice for ALL, safely secured by the U.S. Constitution. The results have produced the most generous, most free and most productive country on the planet. The USA has always been as a magnet for those seeking Liberty and a refuge for those fleeing tyranny. American history is an open book.
The Constitutional future now, after the questionable 2012 election, seems uncharacteristicly clouded. ...What will Americans be thinking when watching the ´winning´ candidates AGAIN take their oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend & protect the U.S.A., when some have ignored their oaths after the ceremonies? ...And the media cheers the statist pols cavalier disregard and covers for ´em. mmm mmm mmm
While there may be demographic issues ... and the concern that large demographic blocks that seem to vote in unison, I remember reading loads of articles about the death of the Republican party -- and the Democrat party after Presidential losses.
And for some reason, the other party finds a way to rise from the dead an election or two later.
With the expected rule by fiat of Dear Leader(US), may his name be praised, and his minions starting with Dingy Harry and the RAT infested media whores, and the resulting economic calamity, 2016 may be the Republicans´ 1932.
Welcome to The Resistance. I´m still working on the secret handshake.
the media is nothing more than an Ezra Klein jornolist Pravda ... and they don´t even realize what they have become.
An overstatement you say? Lena Dunham wins Glamour Magazines Woman of the Year award.
Folks here are whistling past the graveyard if they do not understand the implications of that .... the media is going to go all-in for the ´fantasy´ of Team 44´s transformation of the USA into Western Europe if not Greece
If you’re wondering why Virginia Republicans are willing to fight over the attorney general’s race, it’s because the post has become almost as important as the governorship. Not only could the outcome impact continuing legal issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, it would likely impact the number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Right now, Virginia has eight Republicans and three Democrats in the U.S. House. Prior to the redistricting — which was controlled by a Republican General Assembly and signed by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell — Republicans held just a six-to-five majority. (Note: A couple of those races actually switched
The White House’s newest staffer is John Podesta, the 64-year-old founder of the Center for American Progress (CAP), the head of President Obama’s 2008 transition team, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, and a former lobbyist and cofounder, with his brother Tony, of the Podesta Group. You know: an outsider. Podesta is joining the administration for one year as White House counselor specializing in energy policy. And despite the fact that he has done more than any other unelected official to shape the policies of cap-and-trade and green energy subsidies, and to employ and place the talent that has
When supporters of Barack Obama feel compelled to write articles hotly declaring that the president isn’t finished, as many have this week, you know one thing: The idea that he might be finished is very much on their minds. In one sense, the argument is entirely unnecessary. Of course Obama isn’t finished. He’s the president, for God’s sake. Even if his troubles persist and deepen, he still bestrides the narrow world like a Colossus. After all, George W. Bush was “finished” once Republicans lost control of the House and Senate in 2006, yet he managed to turn the Iraq War around with
As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look at a few of the year’s most powerful photos… #1 – Senator Ted Cruz’s daughters watch with delight as he speaks out against Obamacare for 21 hours straight. He pauses to read them Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” just before their bedtime.(Snip for photo)#2 – Former President George W. Bush uses Instagram to show off his granddaughter, Mila, on Grandparents Day.(Snip for photo)#3 – Astronaut Karen Nyberg gets up close and personal with the International Space Station.
It’s the awe-inspiring pride of the United States – and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all. Yellowstone National Park is pristine wilderness, full of scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. But it’s what lies beneath that has scientists scurrying. We’ve long known that Yellowstone is merely the skin on top of a supervolcano – a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth’s surface. Exactly how giant has been the subject of much speculation. Until now. A team from the University of Utah have told the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
The wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini, a religious prisoner in Iran, said the U.S. government has abandoned her husband during a congressional hearing on Thursday. Naghmeh Abedini told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that she was dismayed after learning that her husband’s imprisonment was not raised during the recent nuclear negotiations between Iran, the United States, and other world powers. Saeed Abedini was detained last year for starting Christian house churches in Iran and was later sentenced to eight years in prison for “undermining the national security of Iran.”
‘Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies.” That ornate phrase, more suitable for the Book of Revelations or perhaps the next installment of Game of Thrones, comes from my National Review colleague Rich Lowry. But I like it. Most people know the first deception in the triumvirate of deceit: “If you like your health insurance you can keep it, period.” The second leg in the tripod of deception was “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” But the third plank in the triad of disinformation hasn’t gotten much attention: Obamacare will save you, me, and the country a
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
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white. On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore .” The popular news host told viewers of “The Kelly File,” her hit FNC program, “When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it´s racist to have a white Santa.’ And by the way, for all you kids
Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
WASHINGTON – It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the budget deal.“Embrace the suck,” House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats Thursday morning, a source told Politico.“We need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” she added. It’s a way of telling her colleagues the budget deal negotiated with Republicans is the best they can get. Democrats are fuming that the bipartisan budget deal doesn’t extend unemployment benefits for more than a million Americans. One of Pelosi’s top lieutenants, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Thursday it
Columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked new Obamacare rules unveiled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a late Thursday conference call, saying the Obama administration is “approach[ing] banana republic lawlessness” by issuing the decrees. Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on a panel with Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano, as the three reacted to Sebelius’ new directives for insurance companies. “This is exactly a reaction to a deep understanding among Democrats that [Obamacare] is a train wreck,” he said. “And it’s a panic reaction. As the judge said, this is utterly lawless. This now approaches banana republic lawlessness.