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Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate
Associated Press, by Ron Fournier

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/7/2012 1:28:47 AM

Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public. If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail. Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable

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Looks like he won a 2nd term by the smallest margin ever. If you thought the first term was a disaster, wait until you see the second.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/7/2012 1:32:47 AM     (No. 8994902)

What makes anyone think that a President who has basically legislated via Executive Order, is going to concern himself with whether or not he has a "mandate". He's done what he's wanted since elected, with the Repubs at best being complicit.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: baxter1, 11/7/2012 1:35:15 AM     (No. 8994907)

Woohoo, America gets its own Caligula! /s/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/7/2012 1:35:55 AM     (No. 8994909)

Civil War is coming.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Slimepuppy, 11/7/2012 1:36:19 AM     (No. 8994911)

I humbly suggest a slogan for conservatives going 'forward':

"I do not fear an empty chair"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/7/2012 1:40:41 AM     (No. 8994919)

It doesnt matter if he won by 1 vote or 30 million. The fact is that he remains the president, sets the agenda, makes appointments and writes executive orders. He knows that he has a Senate that will not hold him accountable and a press that covers for him. He can and will do whatever he wants, whenever he wants with impunity. So the mandate stuff is meaningless.

I'll make this prediction.....within a year....the American people will regret their decision tonight, because the press wont be able to keep a lid on everything forever.

Wait until the unemployment numbers are revised upwards. Or the impending double dip recession. Wait until he signs the small arms treaty and it has the force of law "unless" its rejected by the Senate....and dont expect Reid to allow a floor vote. Wait until the REAL costs of Obamacare kicks in. A whole lot of stuff has been shoved under the carpet and its going to see the light of day.

But whats so bad about all the regret, is that we will still be stuck with Obama until his term expires.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: WestCoastCowboy, 11/7/2012 1:41:51 AM     (No. 8994925)

Best thing to do is focus on local politics. Gov, state legislature, Mayors ect. This is the firewall that will protect you from the socialist onslaught coming from Washington.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/7/2012 1:44:14 AM     (No. 8994928)

Now that Romney has conceded, who is going to investigate the fraud? Can the House? I have this fantasy that O'Keefe had some people in place and the number 2 will hit the fan with the info on the massive fraud comes out.

Holder will not investigate. We need another option. There must be one.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: voxlapidis, 11/7/2012 1:46:18 AM     (No. 8994929)

Local politics? Not in the Peoples Republic of Maryland.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/7/2012 1:47:46 AM     (No. 8994930)

Sorry for 2nd post, but I forgot to mention that this is Ron Fournier. His opinion is not indicative of the msm. They will say his reelection is proof-positive that he has a mandate.

I have to say that, Dem retention of the senate points in that direction. The sheeple like their king.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/7/2012 1:50:53 AM     (No. 8994933)

Local politics won't save the Supreme Court, #6, or you from the Supreme Court.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Up2Here, 11/7/2012 1:51:43 AM     (No. 8994935)

I am not a statistician, but I have to wonder what are the odds in a fair election that one side loses every race that it needed to win. Even loosing all of the races that appeared as potential pickups, all lost. With a disastrous situation for the opponents on so many levels I don't have room to list, we lose it all. What are the odds?

Will anybody ever look at the votes and the machines and figure it out??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gruntled, 11/7/2012 1:52:42 AM     (No. 8994937)

#6 There is NO firewall. Simply remind yourself that there has not been a legal budget passed in three years and this administration has done as it pleased with no real opposition by either house or senate.

Boner is a joke, just another go along to get along. He blows smoke and then postures some more. No action Jackson.

Reid flaunts the law, the Constitution, and any semblence of decency, honesty or honor. No senate Republican will take the necessary action. The courts are gone, and the GOP will NOT resist the appointment of more SC ultra lefties who will continue to urinate on the constitution.

Where, for G-d's sake is the silver lining in this dark cloud? There will be no country and no liberty to recover when the cancer completes it's work.

I am so ticked off at the Krautheimers of the "conservatives" I can't find the words.

30 Governors? So what. Two more years at least of Reid and Zero and there will be nothing left to save and no way to save it.





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Reply 13 - Posted by: erod111, 11/7/2012 1:53:27 AM     (No. 8994939)

Who is John Galt?

I am John Galt. I am checking out. I refuse to support the 47%, I refuse to support Hollywood, I refuse to support any liberal based business or venture with my consumer dollar. The hell with them. I am going to cash in my capital gains before the rates go up. I have had it. I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cooling Saucer, 11/7/2012 1:54:05 AM     (No. 8994940)

Nonsense. Obama has one heck of a mandate.

The man has power -- more power than ever -- and he's going to use it. The Senate is even more radical than before: Chris Murphy from CT is far more liberal than Lieberman and more to the left than even CT's Senator Blumenthal; Elizabeth Warren won in MA -- a phoney through-and-through yet she won the Senate seat in MA. McCaskill won in MO, Tammy Baldwin in WI, Donnelley in IN, Kaine in VA -- think of what this means ... the radical left now controls the Supreme Court and all the rest of the federal judiciary.

A big loser in this election is religion. All religious entities are now under the control of government.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/7/2012 1:55:18 AM     (No. 8994943)

Romney went through a bruising primary, endured a multimillion dollar character assassination campaign, faced a press corps that not only opposed him but covered for his opponent, and on top of all that got the momentum blown out of his sails by "Sandy" -- yet in spite of all that, he still came very close to winning. I think he deserves a little more credit and a lot more appreciation for a hard fought campaign.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: CedarFever, 11/7/2012 1:57:16 AM     (No. 8994948)

Here's a mandate for you: the Republican Party is now operationally defunct. The Stupid Party that tried to out-Democrat the Democrats needs to just make it official and close up shop. Its time is over. Because of its ineptitude, I will never again see anything approaching economic freedom in my lifetime.

When an employee fails to meet expectations, it is time to get a new employee.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/7/2012 1:59:19 AM     (No. 8994951)

Obama could care less about a mandate as he is on a mission!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: DARling, 11/7/2012 1:59:27 AM     (No. 8994952)

Romney is a classy, smart, successful man. Our country just lost out on having a great president. If I didn't have kids, I would cash out everything I own and get a place up in the mountains to get away from the greedy, do-nothing leeches who just voted for Obama.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/7/2012 2:00:14 AM     (No. 8994955)

If the House doesn't nail his skinny, no-ball hide to the wall immediately, I'm leaving. And this is no BS Alec Baldwin threat. Unlike him, I have enough money to actually do it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ruff, 11/7/2012 2:01:27 AM     (No. 8994959)



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Reply 21 - Posted by: ragu, 11/7/2012 2:02:25 AM     (No. 8994962)

Trust in the Lord.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: steveW, 11/7/2012 2:02:54 AM     (No. 8994963)

Yes, there is a mandate, the same one His Majesty had in 2008: American Decline. We are on the road to national suicide, just has the Left has always dreamed of. America is no longer the world's leader, by a narrow decision. The consequences will be more devastating than anyone can imagine.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/7/2012 2:07:38 AM     (No. 8994972)

sO, NOTHING CHANGED. gREAT!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: octrojan, 11/7/2012 2:09:07 AM     (No. 8994974)

#5 called it. We aren't a parliamentary system. You win by 1 vote, you have a mandate.
BO has the mandate to do whatever he wants. All those "broken glass" buffoons who didn't vote have this on their hands.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/7/2012 2:09:33 AM     (No. 8994975)

I just don't give a freakin' d any more. I don't.

This nation is lost.

God has finally given up on us. And I don't blame Him in the least. We don't deserve Him.

NØbama has his mandate. He will turn the Supreme Court, and then nothing else matters. Activist judges declaring anything they want unconstitutional -- with immediate confirmation from the Supreme Court. Just tell me where to drop my guns off, since the 2nd amendment is officially dead as soon as NØbama signs that treaty with the UN.

I have never felt this empty and hopeless...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/7/2012 2:14:14 AM     (No. 8994981)

Thanks a lot, Christie, you big fat tub ' a guts.
You're really worthless...at least we can make sausage of the pig offal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/7/2012 2:16:01 AM     (No. 8994985)

I'm moving to TX.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: neenbean, 11/7/2012 2:17:35 AM     (No. 8994988)

Futures market shows....the World has lost confidence in us....



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Reply 29 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/7/2012 2:28:13 AM     (No. 8994997)

I've enjoyed many stories and comments here over the past several years, but I think I am done. The American experiment ended tonight. There will be no recovery from another Obama administration. Republicans will be blamed for all the problems of the next two years and the Democrats will retake the house. The fiscal crisis will only hasten the government take over.

My career was in defense. I say was because I do not know how I can possibly remain in my job, not only because of the coming dismantling of our military. I cannot watch up close the betrayal and death of any more servicemen. Nor can I work for a government whose sympathies are aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran.

So time here will instead be spent preparing for the much more dangerous world we are about to enter. The U.S. will fall as a superpower, and that transition is going to be very harsh. My goal is to find work that will exist in a welfare state and focus on my children. If I am successful, they will end up with the skills necessary for them to fulfill their potential in a country that chooses freedom. That is no longer America. I am not being pessimistic. I am being a realist. As a people we have crossed the threshold to dependency and you cannot go back. Best luck to all of you.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/7/2012 2:29:32 AM     (No. 8995000)

Ok, my prayers weren't answered as I wanted. Our trust shouldn't come from who sits in the White House. Trust Him and Him only today.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: artsy, 11/7/2012 2:29:34 AM     (No. 8995001)

Christie has sabotaged his future in politics, and the buyer's remorse has begun by the MSM. This will almost be fun to watch. Krauthammer wisely said the Republican party is not finished. We are the party with a depth of talent. They will be ready in 4 years. The Dems have rejected their blue dogs and have no future talent.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: geminale, 11/7/2012 2:31:55 AM     (No. 8995002)

I wish I could leave, but the Obamaconomy has gutted my business until I can't see the balance sheet. I am ruined.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/7/2012 2:32:43 AM     (No. 8995004)

We are finished as a country. He will finish the job he started.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/7/2012 2:40:31 AM     (No. 8995010)

Dear "President" dumfuk,
I am hereby considering myself unemployed for life. I will no longer seek willful employment...I will consider myself a ward of the state.
Thanks fer the food stamps! 'N thanks fer thet thar unending employment! Thet thar 900 a munth shore did halp us out!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 2:41:58 AM     (No. 8995013)

The country survived 3 terms of FDR. Obozo is lazy, incompetent, undisciplined, and not nearly as cunning. He is going to have a whale of a time trying to get things done with a strongly disciplined GOP Congress. Some of you clamoring for civil war or hiding underneath your computer table need to put your big boy britches on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the GOP. The Fifth Estate is the problem. They are a lap dog for our beloved historic empty chair... But when job numbers are revised down, inflation takes off, and the market crashes, they won't be able to hide their naked emperor. Millions of people were converted to the GOP side over the last four years. Millions more will see the light. Doomsdayers are an absolute bore.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/7/2012 2:49:42 AM     (No. 8995023)

It's like we just re-elected Jimmy Carter to a second term...



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Reply 37 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/7/2012 2:53:07 AM     (No. 8995032)

Obama didn't win this election. Bill Clinton and Chris Christie did.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: CEP, 11/7/2012 3:38:17 AM     (No. 8995077)

Obama doesn't care, he won and will do what he damn well wants to do all to the detriment of what this country was founded on.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/7/2012 3:52:31 AM     (No. 8995090)

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

Just keep that in mind and don't lose hope.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MarinMike, 11/7/2012 4:04:24 AM     (No. 8995099)

I think #37 may have nailed it. Obummer didn't seem interested in the campaign, yet he somehow won. Your explanation may well be the tipping point. The photo op of him saving NJ, then moving on ignoring the continuing disaster. After Bill supposedly warned us, them going out of his way to save the convention, and by extension the race... what was in it for him?

I am just stuck can't afford to stay, can't afford to go, next round of foreclosure will finish me.

To have AP write this headline is a surprise.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 11/7/2012 5:36:38 AM     (No. 8995147)

The takers outnumber the makers. A blue state electorate which has its hand out for more federal goodies will always defeat the calls for hard work and sweat from our side. We lost decisively last night. There is no denying it. America is gone as a superpower. America is gone, period. Enjoy the collapse.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: franq, 11/7/2012 5:37:55 AM     (No. 8995148)

The hymn "My Faith has Found a Resting Place" keeps running through my head.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: alloysteel, 11/7/2012 5:38:58 AM     (No. 8995149)

The United States is going the way of California, and California is already well on the road to becoming another Greece, dragging the rest of us along.

Chaos reigns, but it need not dominate YOUR life. Head down, defenses at the ready, and with plentiful personal supplies, you are as prepared as you are able to weather the storm, even at its worse.

And remember, nothing is forever. One day, all this shall pass.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/7/2012 6:24:02 AM     (No. 8995195)

Who needs a mandate? When you can flout the Constitution by writing executive orders and decrees. Who needs a mandate when the Pravda media won't report the true unemployment 16%,Benghazi, or that our President is a gay dude? The media will keep covering important stories like cats yawning(ahem,Diane Sawyer), and let President Hate America go on with the morning Zoo shows to talk about JayZ.

He doesn't need a mandate to rule us.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Judith, 11/7/2012 6:36:03 AM     (No. 8995205)

Nonsense, Obama never needed a consensus. If you throw the Constitution out in the trash (which he has)you rule by thuggery.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Coach, 11/7/2012 6:39:44 AM     (No. 8995210)

Dems cheer this as if it were a stupid sporting event.

Conservatives weep for the Dems because they know not what they do regarding the future of this once-great nation.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 6:46:04 AM     (No. 8995219)

If the GOP couldn't win this election, with the worst pResident in history, Benghazi, Sandy, the national debt, China, Iran, and on and on .. and with demographics trending even further in the Dems' favor:

when will they ever win another general/presidential election?

Ever?

They are losers.

W.A.S.S.

Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: mabelkitty, 11/7/2012 6:49:28 AM     (No. 8995224)

And the Republicans in our party turned an illegal immigration issue into outright hostility to Hispanics in this country. What was a clear enforcement issue was turned into an election year wedge issue by Karl Rove and snowballed from there.

Can we ditch him now?




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Reply 49 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/7/2012 6:51:30 AM     (No. 8995229)

Romney suggests we help Obama get things done. Yes, now we will see the caving. Problem is when you have a bag full of horsesh!t and you compromise to accept a little bit more each year then you wind up with a larger bag of horsesh!t. And THAT is how the liberals have got their way. Little by little. Bit by bit. It's the old frog in the boiling water.

And that is what this election has shown us.......it's too late to jump out of the pot. And Romney suggests we just help Obama turn up the final flame.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: lilo, 11/7/2012 6:51:35 AM     (No. 8995230)

He won. That's all he need to know. The past 4 years he has been doing exactly as he pleased, look for it to continue. Who's going to stop him? Congress? Unlikely. He has edicts to write and install, he has czars to obey his every wish. He has a complicit, corrupt media to cover it all up. Who needs a mandate? He is only one man, but one with the full backing and coverup provided by a totally corrupt, cowardly, and treasonous media.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: TidalCreekPro, 11/7/2012 6:52:04 AM     (No. 8995232)

I am disappointed -- bitterly disappointed. But I keep thinking about this: Zero may have won the election, but God is still God, and God reigns supreme. A lot of people were crying out to Him over the past few days and especially yesterday. And yet, the answer was that this immature clown stays in the White House. When I ponder whether God heard our cries, I think of Romans 1 -- the part about God "giving them over." I think (and with the disclaimer that I'm guessing, because of course I don't know the mind of God) that there are other, deeper things at work here.

Consider this: Had Romney been elected, it would have been by just as small a margin as Zero has been re-elected. Which is to say that many would have rejected everything he said no matter what. But now that Zero stays in office, he'll have to deal with a host of things, including a possible impeachment for his actions in Libya, Fast & Furious, some of his executive orders, etc. I believe with that, the scales will fall from the eyes of a lot of his "believers" in a way that election defeat would not have brought.

Something to ponder on this confusing, heartbreaking morning...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 11/7/2012 6:57:40 AM     (No. 8995240)

First time a dictator has been freely elected by a republic. Sweeeeet.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: tulunk, 11/7/2012 6:57:46 AM     (No. 8995241)

I know a doctor who plans to earn just short of the "greedy" rich amount, then close his office for the rest of the year. There are other docs that feel the same way. And I imagine this thinking will wash over into other service professions. Why work your tush off only to have to turn it over to a loathsome government where it will be wasted? Maybe three or four years of doctor, dentist or manufacturing shortages will wake some people up. About half of them don't have the IQ to process this, tho'.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: suncitypro, 11/7/2012 7:01:48 AM     (No. 8995251)

If we right side Americans give up this easily, then perhaps we don't deserve to be in charge. Get up off the mat and do your part to keep the fire lit under the part of congress we do control. Thank God it's not 2006. Lay down and die and you just let yourself become a part of the problem that faces us.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 11/7/2012 7:03:52 AM     (No. 8995256)

We must trust in the Lord, for he is our Creator and is our one true source of truth and justice. Obama and the Democrats removed God from their platform (and belatedly snuck him back in only when it became a political issue for them). Well God isn't going anywhere, no matter what Obama and his evil cohorts do. And just because the voters in some blue states think gay marriage is OK, it isn't. I think there is more to this story in the long run.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: fembot, 11/7/2012 7:12:00 AM     (No. 8995272)

It is very sad to see how many people were willing to sell their children and grandchildren down the river.

However, God can bring good out of every evil. We simply need to see how He will do it. On the morning after the Crucifixion, everything indeed seemed lost... but there was still an Easter to come. Be not afraid.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/7/2012 7:14:29 AM     (No. 8995279)

Yes, #54, what will Demonrats do when the "producer" Americans go out on "strike?"

Rulers and kings report to God alone. I fear not. Israel had some really bad rulers in its history, and God always came out of it sitting on His throne, a winner, and the evil deposed only when the people turned their faces back to God. I knew this nation, while hurting, had not hurt enough. This was not due to some political barometer, but to a "spiritual" one. This nation in its time of trouble has turned to "the State" and the efforts of men, instead of to the Lord. Mark my words, until people in this country are on their knees begging for His deliverance, this evil will continue to fester.

I still say the MSM has committed the most grievous sin of all. They have sold their souls to the devil by abandoning their Constitutional charter, and will suffer the worst fate of all.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/7/2012 7:15:29 AM     (No. 8995281)

Obamacare is now a reality. The Supreme Court will be directed by International Law. We are now socialists and we will never turn back. We will now have the nanny state blood sucking government the liberals have dreamed of. Christie won't suffer for this. He will become a Democrat and thrive. America is finished. RIP.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 11/7/2012 7:15:46 AM     (No. 8995284)

We have 4 years to get voter ID required to vote!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: LZK, 11/7/2012 7:24:51 AM     (No. 8995309)

Well -- my friends -- I waited to hear the news till I pulled up Lucianne this morning...

WE must all pull together now -- and survive the next four years.....

It's a nightmare!!

BUT -- WE cry for five minutes and now -- WE get into action to take back the country....

God help US!!

Thank you President Romney and First Lady Ann for your loyal effort to help US. WE shall not forget your sacrafice...

LZK

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Reply 61 - Posted by: jdwill, 11/7/2012 7:25:12 AM     (No. 8995311)

Citizens, do not despair! When the Citizens get really fed up with Washington, everything will change! But not until, and most Citizens are not that fed up, yet! Stand by! 2010 was a good example, but we have not been able to carry that magnificent wave forward because of Congressional inertia! -- means, don't rock the boat as we may hurt ourselves! -- lose our perks and all that! Putting Sarah and the other great people on the back burner is all about keeping control -- not doing the best for our America!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 11/7/2012 7:27:15 AM     (No. 8995315)

Still think this is a center-right country?

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Reply 63 - Posted by: artlover, 11/7/2012 7:28:41 AM     (No. 8995321)

My prediction has come true. Obama won and our country is no longer a country with freedom. Our country is now a socialist country, with no though of God and will appoint Supreme court members that will forever protect their own liberal agenda. Our freedom is gone forever. God allowed this to happen and I think that within 6 months, the people of this country will see what a big mistake has been made. Congress will not do anything as they think they will have to do as the majority of the people in this country want. We are doomed.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/7/2012 7:29:43 AM     (No. 8995324)

Folks, it's simple: Mitt Romney was correct.

He was elected by people that HE made dependent upon government. Add in the usual suspects and voila.

He put up an excellent fight and closed a 10 million vote margin in 2008 to 1 million. He did nothing wrong. People have lost their way.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/7/2012 7:33:03 AM     (No. 8995331)

This is going to get ugly. Really ugly.

The truth is that we have become Parasite Nation. We are now outnumbered by the parasites. Those dependent on government handouts, plus those working directly for the government, plus those here illegally now total more than the private sector producers. And that number is only going to get bigger. Much bigger.

We have awoken in occupied, captive Parasite Nation.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/7/2012 7:35:51 AM     (No. 8995340)

Once again oblamer has unearned success fall into his lap. This time it was a gift from hurricane Sandy and Judas Christie.

I feel sick. I sure hope my free healthcare kicks in soon.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: jdwill, 11/7/2012 7:38:36 AM     (No. 8995347)

Citizens and Patriots! Arm thy selves with Honor, Truth, and unwavering aim! The American government officials who allowed four good and loyal Americans to die in Benghazi without assistance should be subjected to the harshest Laws of the Land without delay! The first duty of a Citizen is to insure that the Laws of the Land are promptly and effectively brought to bear upon those who would sully the American Flag, and its Patriots!

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Reply 68 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/7/2012 7:44:07 AM     (No. 8995367)

The battle is now in the House. They control the purse string. Shut him down.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/7/2012 7:55:54 AM     (No. 8995396)

The ObamaPhone lady owns America.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: redmom, 11/7/2012 7:59:58 AM     (No. 8995411)

#55 & 62- I'm with you.

I will not stop fighting for my children and grandchildren. I refuse to give what we have built to progressive ingrates, who will destroy everything we've worked for. We have had things too easy for too long, and grew complacent. We too, contribute to the problem by not fighting for what we believe in.

Are we really going to give up after only four years? This wasn't accomplished in less than 80.

Boehner needs us to constantly put his feet to the fire. We have one house, it's our job to make sure it stands in opposition to the WH.

We lost a battle. Mourn it and then get over it, and figure out how to win the war. Progressives have already given us the winning playbook. WE just have to adopt it.

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Reply 71 - Posted by: jt26, 11/7/2012 8:00:21 AM     (No. 8995412)

The morons have spoken.
Welcome to the 3rd world.
Mitt Romney is a good man and would have made a fine president, I thank him for fighting the good fight. God save us all.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/7/2012 8:00:36 AM     (No. 8995414)

Wow. I woke up this morning after a fitful few hours of - quote - ''sleep'' - and thought I had had a really bad dream. Now I realize it's a continuation of a real-life, already four-year-long NIGHTMARE. And the dark mist continues to descend on us....

But I appreciate post #52 and others who brought a little more focus into my red and aching eyes. We can't just sit here whining forever - obviously we have much work to do. Have we been vanquished? Are we that wimpy?

Not me. I'll be in a bad mood today and nothing will get me out of it, except remembering #52's post. But the warrior in me (and I'm a 60-year-old grandma!) will be exercising more and eating more healthfully. I may retrain for my CCW which I let lapse, and I may even take bow-hunting lessons. But I REFUSE to give up! I don't even know if I have pilgrim or Revolutionary War ancestor blood in me, but it doesn't matter.... I'm feeling that call, and I'll do my part to get this country back again, or start the new one.

Obama will have a brief reprieve from me until I can gauge his next actions. But I don't expect any better from him, and I'll be ready when the time comes.

Get up! Get busy!



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Reply 73 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/7/2012 8:03:55 AM     (No. 8995423)

This is way down the list and I know many won't see it, okay most won't, but I am going to say I Told You So. For all the Romneyites who came here, denigrating any mention of Palin or anyone other than Romney, I knew this would happen. I never wanted him to be our nominee. Neither did a huge segment of republicans. Rove and his elitists need to get over the old boy, private school, gentlemen's rules of conduct. The democrats are street fighters. We now have Chicago mobsters running the country. IF there is another election, if I don't like who the nominee is, I will not vote. This is the last time I will hold my nose, choke off nausea, and voted Republican.

Now, on the other hand, every single internal poll showed Romney with a landslide victory. Then suddenly the last two or three days, dead quiet, as someone noted here yesterday. Romney looked ill at his last debate. Christie looked neutered when Obama walked beside him at the devastated New Jersey hurricane site. No way do I believe this was a legitimate victory for Obama. The worst thing that ever happened to this country is voting via computer.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: Shenandoah, 11/7/2012 8:07:18 AM     (No. 8995434)


Watching those sate by state electoral maps last night, it became evident exactly who elects a president. Most states were awash in red with the exception of those blue pockets which comprise cities and large urban areas - the most populace areas of the states, i.e., the handouts crowd and their liberal enablers who continue to multiply like rabbits. The vast area of midwestern states ought not to even bother voting, as the number of electoral votes they can muster is trumped by the number of electoral votes awarded to those states populated by the largest number of The Great Entitled.

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Reply 75 - Posted by: convert, 11/7/2012 8:11:37 AM     (No. 8995447)

I apologize for my incorrect info last night! It now appears that all those independents? who kept telling pollsters they were voting for Romney were actually Republicans all along, only they identified as Republicans in earlier polling (2008). So that explains why the polling was off. Liberals were fired up and not answering polls!!

Last night was a big win for the new Dem coalition-I think it's now an unbeatable one: minorities, women, unions, welfare folks, and the media/entertainment complex. Really sad.

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Reply 76 - Posted by: franq, 11/7/2012 8:15:59 AM     (No. 8995462)

You anti-Romney posters need to face reality. No other candidate would have fared any better. It was about R versus D, good versus evil, takers versus givers. No other explanation is possible.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 11/7/2012 8:18:15 AM     (No. 8995470)

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Does anyone know how to contact Georgette Mosbacher? I need to ask her if wearing lip liner is appropriate when I go sign up for food stamps tomorrow.

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Reply 78 - Posted by: 4freedom, 11/7/2012 8:20:16 AM     (No. 8995475)

We should get a pool going as to how much longer we will be able to have guns. Can't wait to see his next supreme court appointees.

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Reply 79 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/7/2012 8:23:01 AM     (No. 8995483)

That barrage of negative ads that Romney allowed to go unanswered all summer long suppressed turnout for both parties. It was down around 13 million from 2008 and some 3 million of those were Republican. Enough Republicans/Republic leaning independents failed to turn out to allow the Democrat urban turnout machine to prevail.

The problem for Obama going forward is just about everything. All the pain from Obamacare and Dodd Frank is backloaded into 2013 and 2014. The economy is about to head into another recession. The job picture is only going to worsen because Obamacare encourages employers to hire part time instead of full time. Nobody likes what Obama has been doing but they didn't trust the alternative. Add in second term funk. A lot of people will leave the administration and their replacements will have even less talent.

The silver lining is that no longer will Obama be able to blame Bush. Going forward this mess belongs entirely to the Democrats.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 11/7/2012 8:27:45 AM     (No. 8995501)

Who knew that obamamaniacs would elect the "Lie-on" King!

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Reply 81 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/7/2012 8:28:02 AM     (No. 8995505)

78 - unfortunately, we'll never know if that is true. What we do know is that Mr. Electable lost, and now we are scr*wed.


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Reply 82 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/7/2012 8:28:13 AM     (No. 8995507)

We have turned into Europe, if we are lucky, and Venezuela if we are not. No mandate needed. Executive Orders and regulations will do it, as you've all pointed out. The rest will be taxation, no budget, Republican caving and a weak military. China will outstrip us here within 10 years and dominate the financial markets with its corrupt economy.

Predictions: Christie gets a job in this new administration (don't know which--but he sold us all out), Tiny Bloomberg becomes the head of the rumored Department of Business, in Benghazigate Hillary C. and Petraeus are both thrown under the bus as the CIA gets tagged (and gutted again), and in 2016 Linebacker Moochelle runs for President.

We had one more chance, and God saw us blow it. He, like Elvis, has left the building. He looked at us, His most blessed country, His creatures of free will, and was disappointed.


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Reply 83 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 11/7/2012 8:29:14 AM     (No. 8995510)

After last night I'm inclined to agree with John Lennon..."God is dead".

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Reply 84 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 8:38:51 AM     (No. 8995549)

Obama has all the power and nothing to lose. We will get higher taxes, more regulations, a weaker military, more deficits, more government employees, less private sector employees, open borders, socialists on the supreme court. No mandate? Obama has everything he wanted.

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Reply 85 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/7/2012 8:41:22 AM     (No. 8995559)

So it was the 47% afterall.. only like some have said.. it is really more like 52%, and growing. I dont want to be in that catagory, and I dont think we need to give up on our conservative roots. Pay no attention to those who think we need to lie down and play nice. Remind everyone you can that the country may have given Obama votes last night, but they also had to elect every single congressman last night as well. So, last I looked, we have control of the HOUSE and they had to be re-elected by people who want them there! Also, we elected new GOP govenors. So the states are going to be fighting hard for states rights.

If we buy into this nonsense that its time for us to give up on our values, then we are lost.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: LZK, 11/7/2012 8:47:59 AM     (No. 8995593)

Good citizens -- I came through WWII and survived Hitler....

WE learned how to manage with nothing and wait for the time to fight....

I moved to Canada when bubba clinton was elected -- now I'm to old to move that far -- but -- I will move my assets and protect what I own from the "takers"....

God must have a plan.....I trust in His way....

LZK

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Reply 87 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/7/2012 9:00:45 AM     (No. 8995659)

If he doesn't need a constitution, why should he worry about a mandate?

Thank you Gov. Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan for working so hard trying to help us turn around. I know you could have done it. I feel personal pain for your defeat and it is going to take more than words from Dr. K. for me to regroup.

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Reply 88 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/7/2012 9:06:57 AM     (No. 8995689)

I really thought Romney was going to win...

Obama won and he will ignore Congress - already has shown that these past four years.

The makers will be bled dry and then when there is no more money - economic and societal collpase.

How are local or state governmente going to deal with Obamacare, Executive Orders, immigration, etc? They are powerless. The States lost that fight in 1865.

So a (slim) majority of "Americans" agree with Chavez and Putin... We are all kulaks now.



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Reply 89 - Posted by: Kate318, 11/7/2012 9:08:46 AM     (No. 8995702)

"When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with one another...a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation." Lock and load, people. We have been abandonned by all we hold dear. It's time.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: stryker714, 11/7/2012 9:10:49 AM     (No. 8995709)

I said before-I was just a little uneasy about how lackadaisical Obama seemed to take the debates, like he just didn't give a crap. He told Putin this was his last election(as if he knew he would win). Why is it the swing states took so much extra time to tally their votes, when all other states, east of the Mississippi river, had already counted, tallied, closed and submitted? hanky panky? suspicious.

The electoral college approach to elections is screwed. Why should the presidential election boil down to what about seven key states or so want? Is that fair? The midwest, short of Ca and Wa, the south always go Republican. Forget New England already-any hope last night at times was a farce(I should have known better-Pa/Me).

The gov should drop the electoral college aspect and just make it popular vote only. To heck with this aspect of the electoral college being implemented to offset state's advantage in regards to population. Obama has broken so many laws, defiled the constitution, the we can sure as h change some laws as well! Besides he has steamrolled any and all laws he deems as stemming from 1776 white men. If he can quash old laws, we can quash old laws.

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Reply 91 - Posted by: fingerpicker, 11/7/2012 9:16:04 AM     (No. 8995723)

It's demographics. In PA Obama won Philly by 500,000+ votes but won the state by half that. PA is solid Red, but is represented in Washington by the inner city ... and always will be.

And it's money. We now have 30 R governors because folks want low state taxes. Yet we send D's to the Senate and White House so we can get some of other peoples' money.

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Reply 92 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/7/2012 9:18:26 AM     (No. 8995729)

I predict Obama will be much more concerned about his safety this second term. He's made a lot of enemies. His treatment of the military and the people in flyover country won't be forgotten. I also don't think it will take him long to begin pouring salt into our wounds.

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Reply 93 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 11/7/2012 9:21:13 AM     (No. 8995739)

The popular count continues to roll in, and Obama is pulling further away. At this writing, he has received 52.5% versus Romney's 47.5%. This was not close, Zero has beaten Romney as well as he did McPain. It's time to face facts, folks. This is a repudiation of conservatism like no other. It doesn't matter that we are right about the coming apocalypse, The rest of the country isn't buying it and/or doesn't care. Painful, but plain and simple.


Girl's Hubby

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Reply 94 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/7/2012 9:34:43 AM     (No. 8995786)

Having been so enraged by the outcome that I have had no sleep, my perceptions may be a bit clouded, but in the course of a tooth-grinding seven hours or so, I have decided that if anyone gripes to me about anythig: gas prices, food prices, or anything else, I'm going to ask them if they voted for Obama. If the answer is yes, I"m going to point out at length that this is what they voted for.

As for Ann Coulter's crush, Chris Christie, it was obvious that he had to embrace Obama or be denied Federal help for his storm-stricken constituents. Us plain-speakers call it "blackmail."

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Reply 95 - Posted by: Tasine, 11/7/2012 9:37:44 AM     (No. 8995799)



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Reply 96 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 11/7/2012 9:38:29 AM     (No. 8995801)

I don't have to read any further than #13. Those are my sentiments exactly, and I refuse to participate or support anybody or anything that takes part in the moral decline of America.

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Reply 97 - Posted by: msctex1, 11/7/2012 9:49:53 AM     (No. 8995845)

We are each our own House of Representatives. Arrange your finances so not one more thin dime reaches their hands than can be avoided.

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Reply 98 - Posted by: convert, 11/7/2012 10:00:52 AM     (No. 8995895)

May I add one observation that I haven't seen anywhere? EVeryone is amazed that Obama won despite having about 10 million fewer votes than in 08....because Romney got millions fewer votes than McCain....who got millions fewer votes than Bush....everyone is saying where'd all those Repub voters go?? Well, THEY DIED, folks. The older generation who was very conservative, independent, and anti-socialist is being replaced by the younger voter who is a very, very different animal. Repubs have to accept this and figure out how to win them over...

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Reply 99 - Posted by: Proud American, 11/7/2012 10:02:25 AM     (No. 8995901)


We were socialist lite, now we are socialist marching briskly to communism. My only consolation is that my husband & I are old, we have no children or grandchildren. I am determined to march cheerfully to my fate with my head up and the memory of a once great nation in my heart. I will give no one the satisfaction of seeing anything but a bright smile today. The Spartans, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Romans, the British Empire have all gone into that good night and now we are going too. We must face our end bravely as our founding fathers did as an example to us.

He owns it – every horrible piece of it and the liberals who put him in again own it too. Benghazi,fast & furious, Hurricane Sandy, 16 Trillion, Afghanistan & Iraq and Israel’s fate. President Bush & the republicans cannot be blamed any longer.

We have been forsaken as a nation and God has turned his face from us. We were born free and will die slaves in a communist state. Half the country is on government assistance. They were not about to give up the milk that was free. They chose comfort over freedom hence they deserve neither and people like us will join them in suffering the consequences for their foolishness.

God said "choose life". This nation did not choose wisely last night.

May God have mercy on some of us
Proud American in MA


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Reply 100 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/7/2012 10:08:52 AM     (No. 8995945)

I just saw on Drudge that Romney's totals didn't match McCain 2008 totals. DO you smell major tampering? I don't mean simply the old, "Everyone I know voted for...", I'm talking about major tampering.

Republican turnout was huge. Independents when polled, broke for Romney in all national polls. Why are Romney's numbers lower than McCain's 2008? Even if the Dems managed to outnumber us, Romney's numbers should exceed THAT lackluster performance.

I think this is a version of the BIG LIE. If it's big enough, everyone is forced to believe it.

The question is: Do we put up? Or SHUT UP?

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The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world’s wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, will this week oversee his country’s transition to a system of Islamic law with punishments that include flogging, the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death. The 67-year-old absolute monarch declared last year that he wanted to introduce a full sharia system in his oil-rich nation and warned critics who took to social media sites to complain that they could be prosecuted using the new laws. The decision to introduce sharia and reintroduce the death penalty has been condemned by NGOs and legal rights

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Kiev, Ukraine -- Both Kiev and Washington say that Russian forces are massing in large numbers near Ukraine´s eastern border -- and that they represent a threat to Ukraine and potentially to other former Soviet states. It´s hard to pin down an exact figure, amid a welter of different views, but the U.S. and Ukraine agree the number of Russian soldiers present is rising fast. (Snip) The 30,000-plus troops on the border are "significantly more" than what is needed for the "exercises" Russia says it has been conducting, and there is no sign they are making any move to return

4.1-Magnitude Temblor Among
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KTLA-TV [Los Angeles], by Staff    Original Article
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Southern California residents felt more shaking Saturday as dozens of aftershocks continued to hit the area following a magnitude-5.1 earthquake, including a temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 that hit in Rowland Heights just after 2:30 p.m. The biggest quake hit at approximately 9:09 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered 1 mile east of La Habra at a depth of 4.6 miles. (Snip) At 2:32 p.m., a magnitude-4.1 quake hit 1 mile southeast of Rowland Heights, just a few miles from the bigger La Habra quake, USGS reported. It was initially reported as a



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