It has been a terrible night for Republicans, with hardly a bright spot anywhere. The Senate has gone South, and Mitt Romney has underrun his expected (by me and many others) performance in pretty much every contested state. I’ve been ready to give up for a while, but Karl Rove says it isn’t quite over yet. If Romney wins all of the outstanding swing states: Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa and Colorado (maybe I’m missing one more)–he wins the election. Those are all states I was confident Romney would win, except possibly Iowa, but at the moment
God's will in all things. I can't see Romney winning all those states. There has been massive voter fraud and I'm not sure what we can do about it from the loser's seat. Maybe Romney's amazing lawyers can make a case that will force someone, not the DoJ, to investigate.
How can so many people be against Obamacare as polls have routinely shown since this debacle became reality over two years ago, and yet Obama leads in so many polls right now? What is going on? There's something so strange about it all. I just don't understand...
Some of use warned about nominating a RINO cult member to howls, jeers and derision. Now we are confronted with the possible ruination of this once great country. You Willard supporters will have to live with it right along with those of us who knew better.
We can blame it on the leftists and the media til' the cows come home. True that they are as evil and despicable as we have always known them to be, but the core problem is the society, the culture in which we live. A large portion of it abandoned decency, self-respect and the ability to reason decades ago. We are now seeing the most drastic results of that downslide.
Find a job in someplace else. Leave and change your citizenship. As I found out years ago just moving over seas is not enough you must completely leave if you can. This is especially true if you have small children. Older people can probably be OK but this is going to get really really bad.
The problem is that after this election it will probably be impossible to turn back. The whole US is now like California.
It's odd that Obama is winning these swing states all by the same small margin, and still trailing in the popular vote overall. It's no accident that the big Democrat counties are the last ones to report their vote totals.
You have to figure that if the Republicans could not win this national election with the state of the US economy as it is today, that they are not about to win any future national elections in this country for a very long time, and perhaps not until after the Republican Party is reorganized with a new name and an entirely new platform.
The voter demographics in the country are changing fast, and are stacking up against the Republicans. The liberals keep pointing out that Hispanics are the fastest growing voter bloc in the country, and that the Republicans will never win a majority of Hispanic voter support unless they go along with another big amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. But if the Republicans do that, the vast majority of the legalized aliens being mostly poor low wage earners, with limited educations, will eventually be given US voting rights and become liberal Democrat voters, thus putting the Republicans further from ever being able to win national elections in the future.
Within the next four years Obama will probably have a chance to replace at least three or four of the current crop of elderly US Supreme Court Justices with new very liberal justices who will be on the court for decades.
Just look at the two jackass Republican senatorial candidates in Indiana and Missouri, who lost their races after making ignorant public comments about abortion and rape and you see why the Republican Party is called the stupid party.
8, yes, Santorum and Palin would have carried CA, NY, NJ, etc. we know. If only we had listened to you!
Btw, people, cheer up. The GOP still has the House and gridlock can be a good thing. It's not easy to beat the First Black President and his media court. Mitt gave it a whale of a try. In the end he was stabbed in the back by a whale from New Jersey.
Friends, it looks like the libs have defeated the conservatives. America will never recover from what is ahead of us. I have witnessed the destruction of a once great country and I am very sad. God help our children and grand children. God bless America.
4 more years of limbo between recession and recovery is a thought too depressing to bear. I begin to believe that after 8 years of continued stagflation in blue states with the all but the politically connected being dragged toward poverty, that maybe the majority will give up being handed their daily gruel and wish for the days of independence.
If Obama does win this election; I find it very strange that it will be an exact duplication of his first Presidential win. No Senate change, only House again and the same idiot we have for President. I have never seen that happen. Obama in truth has never really won an election. He has only gotten in due to lies, cheating and fraud.
Only cheating and fraud can do that. I have not heard once anyone ask what the American people think.
Can we at least agree that nominating a super rich eastern establishment Rockefeller Republican does not work? I'm not sure anyone could have beat the Obama attack machine, but he got served the best possible opponent for his strategy. Third party? That will just guarantee Democrat permanent power. No. The GOP must change and become a real alternative, or it must go the way of the Whigs. Democrat Lite is not viable.
Why did we lose?...the same reason we always do - Social issues...the roe v wade issue lost this race with women. They use this as an effective club against us every time. Those asking for a third party are right - we need a fiscally conservative socially libertarian party. We are easily portrayed as hypocritical in that we want government out of our lives yet want to impose it heavily when it involves this issue. There's my post election rant - we're screwed.
Romney ran a fine campaign--probably about as good a campaign as could have been run in this political climate. He seriously impressed me once the general election campaign began in earnest, and I thank him for fighting the good fight.
America is a severely divided country, but the trend seems to be going in the wrong direction.
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their prince and president!
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Bla Bla, 11/7/2012 12:12:29 AM (No. 8994743)
If Mitt can find his inner fighting man, CONTEST with recounts in all the close election states. I know Dems were cheating everywhere they could. This is the same spiritual battle I felt in the Bush/Gore race in 2000, and GW ultimately won.
Sorry but I am still stunned, I just can't believe Obama won. Romney had all of those crowds and Obama didn't. The Republicans were coming out and voting so heavily, the Democrats were not enthused and Obama won? I just can't believe it. Obama voters do not know what they have done to this country. I am stunned.
The Obama crew got out in front and defined Romney in negative terms to enough people to win, by slamming Romney's business competence, honesty, and even his religion, before Romney could unify the Republican base and introduce himself to the country. After that Romney never had a chance. The final stab in Romney's back came from a fellow Republican, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.
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Bla Bla, 11/7/2012 12:21:00 AM (No. 8994763)
re #32 -- I think it has to do with the state's popular vote vs. the electoral votes gained form each district.
Ohio MUST be contested, however -- I mean, criminy -- some have already been caught red-handed & arrested there!
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Bla Bla, 11/7/2012 12:21:40 AM (No. 8994764)
McCain won Missouri by some 4000 votes or so in '08. Romney carried the state by 16 points. THAT is the true reflection of how this country felt about this election but alas those pesky programmable voting machines that kept scoring for Obama even when the voter chose Romney. We got owned...yet again
Romney should have chosen Rubio; period! It's obvious,--the democrats know this--that you have to pander to large minority groups now to win. Not to mention, we NEEDED Florida, not Wisconsin, which we lost anyway. I love Paul Ryan, but I thought it was a bad choice when he announced it, and it's more evident now. And can we please agree, that next election we need to choose a conservative candidate that pounds home the differences between conservatism and liberalism.
barack obama's brother, George, said that afer the white colonialists left Kenya, the country turned into a tribal battlefield. He wished they had stayed as he compared Kenya to South Korea, both having gained freedom at roughly the same time. He said, look at the difference between the two now.
The businessman is going to shut 'er down, no more hiring. The truly wealthy are going to leave because they can. The 46 million just inherited a losing scenario.
This isn't about a northeastern candidate, or the 47%, or the media, or the social conservatives or a third party or anything else. It's about vote fraud, pure and simple. They do it and we don't. And, they are very, very good at it. We either learn to play the game the way that they do or form a new country. Those are our choices. Anything else is unrealistic.
4 More years of the Magic Mulatto, the mental midget Biden VP and the evil ValJar running things, uggghhhh. Israel will have to make some tough decisions in the next few days or weeks regarding Iran. We may see war break out in the Middle East soon. Elections have consequences.
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