There are no ways to get around the facts. For Republicans and conservatives and independents who wanted a new direction for our country, the victory of President Obama is sad — and for many of us, unexpected. (Snip) First, the Obama campaign’s decision to frighten women worked. Republicans did not wage a campaign on social issues, but the Obama team ran commercials in all the major swing states emphasizing how Romney would try to outlaw contraception and prohibit their right to choose abortion if they felt there was no alternative, and that half the population
Comments: And his other points follow. Sandy is one.
What "we" as concerned Americans (not republicans) need to do is STOP listening to everyone who tells us what we must do now to regain our country back. Only way to get it back is to just take it by whatever means!
There is nothing to do. We have lost, and for all time. If the Republicans could not beat an incompetent empty-suit racist that hates America and white people like Obama - game over. I have gone Galt - and I'm going to do my best to convince my wife to retire early and move to another country. I will be damned if I'll work to pay for other people who hate me and just do drugs and party with the money.
Teddy Kennedy's (D-Chivas Regal) immigration policy has succeeded and the demographics of this country, along with the propaganda organ of the Politburo, will see to it that no freedom-loving candidates are ever elected again.
The United States is dead, and we allowed it to happen on our watch.
I cannot properly express the disgust and outrage and sorrow I am feeling as I type these words.
Demographics = destiny. People like me were simply unaware we had already reached the tipping point a couple years ago. The demographic changes include the exploding number of Balkanized minorities who are rapidly on their way to majority status. Additionally, more women are now single than married. This has NEVER been the case before in the US. In other words, there are lots of struggling single females and many are head of household. Add to that the monstrous (and growing) amount of people on federal assistance and you finally overpower the cadre of Ozzie and Harriet-style working people, investors, and business leaders. Also one in five Americans now claim atheism, agnosticism, or simply are not religious. That's a big change. It's that way in Europe - a very secular society. We are headed that way as well: empty churches, no local cohesion, no religious identity. I'm not saying it's good or bad, it just is.
The GOP message of fiscal responsibility simply doesn't resonate. You can't get people excited about being on a budget when they've been living well beyond their means. In addition, the GOP has to drag along all the little old church ladies, evangelical preachers, and moral busybodies who think it's government's job to cow people into good behavior as they define it. In the end, the GOP comes out of the gate like wacky religious scolds and xenophobic haters of gays, blacks, Latinos, immigrants, etc.
When the GOP does manage to get elected, they immediately crab walk away from critical fiscal and security issues, and tackle legislation like Remember the Confederacy Day, no drinking on Sundays, and Let's All Kick a Homo Week.
Romney ran ran a decent and honorable campaign on the pressing issues. He did it about as right as it was possible in the political climate of the 21st century.
The blame rests not with him but with us - with what the average American today is willing to think and do. Handouts to those who won't work, deviant behavior approved by the electorate - in referenda in two (northeast) states - coverup and lies passing as campaign strategy with a complicit press.
We have become decadent Rome and will soon morph into present day Greece.
If Republicans and Conservatives believed in lying constantly and utilizing voter fraud to win, the end result of last night would be different.
We, who listened, heard lie after lie from the mouths of the Democrat talking heads and from the MSM/LSM. Their actions will have a blowback one of these days. If conservatives and Republicans will be devastated by the LIAR in Chief and his unelected Czars so will the mindless democRATS!
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
? Alexis de Tocqueville
Our society will dance, laugh, and urinate away the last of our national wealth. We will soon forget how to extract energy resources from the Earth or build an airplane. When we are beset from outide and inside by the forces of Islam, we will beg for a dictator to save us as we begged for DHS and TSA after 9/11.
While Radosh's points have merit, the GOP is not longer the vehicle to carry the message. We must throw off the 'party of the rich' albatross and start a new party - sans them. There was nothing wrong with our message, it was never effectively delivered. The GOP Establishment will never effectively deliver it. Better to have a minority party with conviction for a while than to be a "me too" big-tent party that will never again hold the majority. I'm with Ldotters who suggest that the Pubs in the house "vote present", stand aside, and let the Dems take full responsibility for what is to come. Better yet, let the true conservatives in both partes form the core of a new party that genuinely represents the middle-class. Let NerØbama's agenda go forward unfettered. Time to boil the frog and hope it jumps out. There are no good options left.
What happens when the chickens come home to roost? Go listen to the Bob Dylan song "Queen Jane." Our debt will soon be called. What happens when we cannot pony up? We are weak. What happens when N. Korea drops a bomb on Seattle? What happens when Iran nukes Tel Aviv?
We have a new direction. Down.
The depression is coming. When the Gulf of Hormuz is sealed and we can't get any more oil, then what? We can't drill here.
Canada ships her oil to China.
Nobody is going to have anything to sell to us, as our money is no good. What happens when our credit rating goes the way of Argentina? Who will buy our bonds?
Is anyone else sicken by our side-example-Rove, and other pundits like him, laying every detail of plans that our Presidential candidate is going to take to get to the WH? Why tell the enemy what you are going to do? Mr. Revenge and his band of criminals didn`t lay out their plans to our side.
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get er done, 11/7/2012 1:04:54 PM (No. 8996773)
Conservatives must win this with Benghazigate, and with investigation of the excessive spending by the white house and state department.
The House should put the white house and the state department on the same budget that working Americans are on -- hot dogs, NOT wagu beef.
Let's not repeat the mistake of serving up the runner up from this year's election in 2016. Rick Santorum is a good guy and good conservative but could not be elected now, let alone in 2016. Let's go with new blood like Rubio or Jindal, or someone else. Time to clean house and that should also include Boehner and McConnell. We need new leaders.
New Mexico went for Obama over Romney by 10%. New Mexico also twice elected Gary Johnson by 10%. Governor Johnson is not a Democrat. He was elected as a Republican -- running as a fiscal conservative, social liberal.
If the GOP wishes to remain relevant, it needs to drop the social conservative emphasis, and go all out with a "freedom" message. Otherwise, we're doomed to continue down the road to serfdom.
Obama won/stole the election because of a lying corrupt media, massive voter fraud in key swing states, weak Republicans afraid to fight and the dumbing down of America by the government schools and liberal culture.
The Republicans did well in 2010 because it was the grassroots that fought the left. There was no standard bearer. As soon as a standard bearer was required the Beltway stepped in and foisted one on us who had no connection with the grassroots. Decent man, fought hard and well but you cannot beat the appeal of 'free phones' without any emotional connections to the rank and file. By deliberately severing and denying Tea Party connections the Republican Establishment handed the re-election to 0bama. Come 2014 Tea Paryt driven Republicans will once more do extremely well, a repeat of 2010. They have to guard that 2016 does not become a repeat of this year.
We need to drop the strident social conservative part of the platform that was hung around Romney's neck. The rape comments by the losers Akin and Mourdok did major damage. Those were two winnable seats.
I disagree with articles of this slant. The USA is changing before your eyes and you are blind to it. If Romney wanted to WIN AN ELECTION, he should not have chosen a brilliant white man as his running mate, because that is who HE is. He should have chosen someone who would have appealed to a different segment of the population, be it women, minorities, Hispanics, whoever. I think Paul Ryan is an excellent Congressman and a good man, but he brought few votes to Romney, and they did not even win Ryan's own state. If THAT doesn't tell you something, then as I stated, you are blind to what is happening in the U>S> If Mr Romney had chosen a black or Hispanic woman as his VP, then right now he would be President Romney. Its as simple as that.
So, the way forward for the GOP is to abandon conservatives and founding principles and become socialists. Got it. Choosing a candidate based on their “electability” might sometimes be a winning strategy. This time it wasn’t. Romney earned fewer votes than McCain.
It is too late to save the nation from the course it chose 8 decades ago. People look at this election as a major turning point (and it is, in a way) but the road to socialism begun with Wilson and FDR was already finished with the Great Society. This election was not going to change that regardless of who won, only the speed at which the payment will come due. Romney’s plans were NOT going to save the nation from socialism.
The comments here are indicative of that fact. Throw out conservatives and founding principles – we can’t win with that message. Really? If the GOP refuses to accept the mantle of founding principles and limited government, it no longer serves any purpose. There is no going back at this point because the electorate has flatly rejected what is necessary to make this nation solvent. Believe it or not, some of those things involve social issues. Do you really think the government can subsidize 2 million abortions a year for free? Akin and Murdoch were poor candidates, but the election results indicate these seats were probably lost regardless.
As for me and my house, we will continue to fight for principles of freedom and personal responsibility – even if we do it alone.
I'm not sure I agree with #25 because I don't think identity politics is the way to go (and it usually doesn't work--neither Sarah Palin nor Geraldine Ferraro brought in the women's vote). I do think it might have been smarter to pick an evangelical Christian from a swing state--if he could have found one. But hindsight is 20-20. It's time to look forward, not back.
Florida is the New Selma, and not for the first time. On a visit to Tallahassee Tuesday, Jesse Jackson "used the phrase ´Selma of our time´--a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s," the Miami Herald reports. By way of explanation, the paper quotes an earlier, ungrammatical comment the septuagenarian would-be provocateur made last month on CNN, where he "talked about an economic boycott to ´isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.´ "
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. (Snip)The files shed light on one of Snowden´s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.
Dream Defenders Executive Director Philip Agnew has said he knew the group would have to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” during its now-13-day sit in at the Capitol. The college activists reached a new level of “uncomfortable” over the weekend – the group said Capitol police stopped food from coming into the building, leaving a group of about 50 protesters with little more than snack items and a few cups of water. Reports from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement indicate that´s not accurate.(Snip)phone calls to FDLE in support of the protest shut down the center’s ability
The Department of Justice civil rights unit sent to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to mediate the anti-George Zimmerman protests has a history of putting racial advocacy ahead of its mandated duties, according to a former head of the unit. “At CRS headquarters, we (meaning I) regularly had to warn or take corrective action against career employees for acting as advocates instead of mediators,” Ondray Harris, the former director of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS), told The Daily Caller. CRS was the unit deployed to Sanford in 2012 to oversee anti-Zimmerman protests.
The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him. His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army. Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location without charge since he was removed from power on 3 July. (Snip)One of Mr Morsi´s sons, Osama, said: "What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word."
In the charade that became the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, and in the continuing aftermath of the verdict, there was one thing the American people didn’t get from much of the national broadcast media: fairness. In the hours of continuous coverage that I monitored and recorded, I couldn’t believe the lack of balance in coverage.(Snip)Some news organizations seemed to resist the temptation of balanced reporting from the onset. What happened to investigating stories thoroughly? What happened to balancing a report with all points of view? And what happened to keeping agendas and
George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since being acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue an unidentified driver trapped in an overturned truck in Florida, police said Monday. Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told Fox News that Zimmerman, 29, was identified by a crash victim as the man who pulled him from the mangled vehicle last week. “George Zimmerman pulled me out,” firefighters were told by the unidentified driver, according to McAuliffe.
I have to admit, I’m stumped. Either something fairly important happened yesterday in Washington, or as readers of The Dallas Morning News might say, “I have no idea what you mean.” News reports, mostly from the right-of-center media, would indicate a 50-year IRS employee, recently retired as a tax specialist, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Carter Hull, we’re told, said the inappropriate screening of tea party-related applications reached at least the office of the IRS chief counsel, one of two political appointees in the building. You remember the IRS scandal, right?
The brother of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death by George Zimmerman gained international attention over the past year, is currently serving as an intern for Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., her office confirmed to NBC News. A Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter on July 13. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self defense. Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton attends Florida International University in Miami, Fla., (Snip) According to Wilson´s office, Fulton is also part of the 5000 Roll Models of Excellence Project.
In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better.(Snip)In fact, SYG is a different statute entirely, 776.013(3). Although many states have adopted some form of self-defense immunity law, Florida’s is remarkably broad in many respects. It provides not only immunity from both civil liability and criminal prosecution, but even from arrest in instances that lack probable cause
In the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP are calling on the black community to rise up in national protest. Yet they know — and Barack Obama, whose silence speaks volumes, knows — nothing is going to happen. "Stand-Your-Ground" laws in Florida and other states are not going to be repealed. George Zimmerman is not going to be prosecuted for a federal "hate crime" in the death of Trayvon Martin. The result of all this ginned-up rage that has produced vandalism and violence
President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, had a close relationship with Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi that continued from the 1980s until the dictator’s death. A photograph obtained by the Daily Caller shows Malik smiling with Gadhafi. Photos of Gadhafi from the time period appear to place the photo somewhere between 1987-1990, around the same time as the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing and the Lockerbie bombing in 1988, for both of which Libya was responsible. Obama was a vocal supporter of the Libyan dictator and once interceded with his brother on Gadhafi’s behalf during the Libyan civil war,
Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
The former commander of special operations in Northern Africa told a closed-door briefing today that he was largely detached from events the night of the Benghazi attack as he was traveling at the time. The testimony of Col. George H. Bristol, USMC, Former Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Africa, had been eagerly anticipated by members of Congress. Originally, lawmakers had been told by the Defense Department that he had retired — the actual date is Aug. 1, an “administrative error” according to the Pentagon — and that they didn’t have
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s wife partly blamed herself last year when her horndog husband confessed to her that he was at it again. Friends and family told People magazine that Huma Abedin was kicking herself at the time for bailing out of couples counseling and focusing more on their newborn baby boy. But, thanks to a new round of joint therapy that continues even now, the couple was able to put the relapse behind them. “They really became a unit, and she feels much closer to Anthony now,” a relative told the magazine. That’s a long way from how Abedin
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what´s on his mind is something else. The first term´s over-and-over subject was "the wealthiest 1%." Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the election, we knew. It was to propagandize the targeted voting base that would provide his 4% popular-vote margin of victory—very young voters and minorities. They believed. He won. The second-term over-and-over, elevated in his summer speech tour, is the shafting of the middle class. But
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”