We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House.Every election predictor was wrong, except one: Incumbents usually win. Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan’s record remains secure. The Democrats ran up against the incumbency problem in 2004. The landslide election for Democrats in 2006 suggests that Americans
Christie is the Benedict Arnold of the republican party. About 15% of exit- polled voters said he and the President Zero (I have taken a vow never to write his name ever again) where Zero hugged some white ladies and beat it out of town, caused them to vote for Zero. Suggesting that Christie had to give that tongue bath to Zero, in order to get federal aid is absolute nonsense. Christie knew exactly what he was doing.
Well Annie, in this election you picked two losers. 1...the Obama suck up from New Jersey and 2...the one who lost from Mass and Utah. Romney was a decent candidate, but the RNC has no idea how to run any kind of campaign. Who next... Bill Maher.
I've got an idea. Let's kill off the GOP, all join the Democratic Party, and then run our candidates during the Democratic primary. The media wouldn't know what to do or who to attack. The stupid Democratic voters would probably split their ballots somewhat. And we conservatives might actually win a big election. Who cares what party we belong to as long as we win...?
As crazy as this sounds, I actually like this idea.
Mitt Romney is a decent and honest man and I don't blame him. I don't feel the resentment towards him like I did (and still do) towards John McCain in 2008. I think it is because Mitt is a successful businessman, not a career politician. And I really think he believed in the America I believed in-- the city on a hill that is now in ruins. I felt much more connected to him because of that. Sadly, this race was decided long before it was run. Deep down, I knew that. But I'm still in shock none the less.
I also thought Romney was a decent and honorable man -- until the Republican Convention. He stiff-armed the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters. The Romney team changed convention rules on the fly and replaced much of the democratically elected Maine delegation. He thought he could win without the Tea Party, and he ended up with fewer votes than McCain. In Maine, he won 7% fewer votes than McCain. I blame Romney.
Congratulations, trailer trash, Occupy creeps, housing project thugs and mothers, tenured communists, slackers, media liars, and entertainment twits. You won.
The President of the United States will be no better in character, no more capable or moral than you are. He's one of you in all the common ways. As a bonus, you get Joe Biden again... as non-threatening to an inferiority complex as you are likely to find.
Ann Coulter is right. Romney was a fantastic candidate and would have been a wonderful president. The failure of the half-asleep American electorate to recognize that means the voters will get the country they deserve.
OK-I've re-thought Ann a bit. She was (and is) wrong about Christie. Christie is a traitor. But she is right about Romney. Count me among the depressed that we missed the chance to have such a fine person as our President. The real problem with democracy isn't that people start voting themselves government handouts. It's that they can no longer distinguish good from bad or right from wrong. We all have to be "equal"--gay marriage, equal pay for "equal" work, women's right to "choose" (so they can have sex without consequences, like men), tax the rich (it's unfair that some have more than others), universal health care, etc. Didn't Plato predict this would happen in a democracy?
No. Romney lost this election, and the Republican Party did everything they could to help, starting with engaging the likes of faux conservative Romney.
They enabled Boy-Boy instead of crushing him as they should have simply because they are nothing but RHINOS, socialist sucking frauds, infiltrators into the party, determined to destroy the party (which they have), and turn America into a third world ghetto with the likes of Florida sowing the seeds of their own destruction right out of 1935.
America is not divided in exactly half, it's being lied as being split in half. America has been conned into being "ruled" by a minority whose interests are not those of Americans.
I don't blame Romney. I blame that fat, bloated Springsteen worshipping libtard who gave the keynote address and Oblahma a fat wet kiss with one week to go. You're washed up, Ann. You're not aging well, btw. Eat something,
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Bla Bla, 11/8/2012 12:06:35 AM (No. 8998522)
Of course, you're going to write this, Ann. You pushed him on us from day one. He was the only candidate that could possibly win, you said. Yet 2 million conservatives stayed home, Ann. 2 million. Maybe more, since some stayed home when McCain was forced on us last time. Dole is another teachable moment.
Why are you so frightened of a true conservative candidate, Ann? You are supposedly so fearless -- why?
I don't believe conservatives voted for McCain and not for Romney.. Ann is right, Romney was a good candidate but there is a large number of people who are going to vote for the incumbent and Obama no matter what.
Obama won't be on the ballot two years from now. 2014 will be exactly like 2010.
Ann Coulter is right. This Country will be much worse off for not electing Mitt Romney President..The Takers win, WE lose. BTW, it really shouldn't be surprising that many who are willing to attack Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove or anyone else they disagree with and whine they had to "hold their nose" to vote for Mitt Romney are doing the old happy dance and "I told you so" boogie. IMO, better they should have just voted for obama and spared us their sought after sympathy from Romney supporters, who gladly voted for him! Personally, I am sick and tired of the circular firing squad that some seem to enjoy using after every election. Count me out.
Pulling myself briefly out of 'slough of despond' one thing I have concluded is that the voter still does not connect our current malaise with Obama. Fair enough, the house price drop crisis is still very much with us and it originated from the unholy alliance of Bush and the Congressional Dems.
However, two - or at most four years from now - even Northwest eco-yuppies will see what an over-regulated economy does to one's pocketbook. And Obamacare will surely create havoc beyond even what current Cassandras predict.
Global average temperature has been flat for a decade. But frightening myths about global warming continue. We’re told there are more hurricanes now. We’re told that hurricanes are stronger. But the National Hurricane Center says it isn’t so. Meteorologist Maria Molina told me it’s not surprising that climatologists assumed hurricanes would get worse. “Hurricanes need warm ocean waters,” but it turns out that “hurricanes are a lot more complicated than just warm ocean waters.” Computer models have long predicted nasty effects from our production of greenhouse gasses. But the nasty effects have not appeared. As far as hurricanes, more hit the United States
Blue-collar workers, especially those connected with labor unions who mine coal, drill for oil and gas, build pipelines, and toil in all those related areas of genuine economic activity, must be appalled. Barack Obama won re-election largely on the willingness of those types of unions to put aside their doubts about his real commitment to economic growth and to turn out by a two-to-one margin for him. That was decisive in states with large industrial unions: Ohio (18 electoral votes), Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), Iowa (6 electoral votes), New Hampshire (4 electoral votes), and Wisconsin (10 electoral votes).
Yesterday we watched Senator Claire McCaskill’s fantastical view of the world. Today, I offer you the perpetually unhinged Alan Grayson, who gives us his take on Paul Ryan’s budget: “In one case after another, you look at his principles, you look at his vision, and they’re a nightmare for America. He wants Americans to work until they die, he wants poor people who get sick not be able to see a doctor, not to get the care they need, not to get better, he wants them to die,
Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg’s obsession with reforming New Yorkers’ health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign. Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, “Honestly, Mom … chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” and “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen.”
A meticulous new analysis examines the benefits of government-administered socialism among a representative cross section of individuals. It is an insightful departure from the usual studies of socialism that analyze only collective benefits to society using statistics about such things as income quartiles and poverty levels. The new study is 27 pages and can be accessed as a PDF file via this link. As its author, I´ll summarize the results here. Julia, the president´s comic book heroine, is used as the baseline.
Pravda, Guns & America (AT, Jan. 11) quoted a Russian who advises: Americans: Never Give Up Your Guns, citing the bloody and tragic result of the Communists´ confiscation of arms after they came to power in 1917. The quotation has been echoing around the Internet, so here are more ringing defenses of the importance of the right to bear arms to the cause of liberty. Another Russian, the great writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, wrote about the Soviet Union in The Gulag Archipelago (p.13, note 5): And how we burned in the camps later,
We are being played; it´s time we learned the game. Conservatives have their Constitution. Progressives have their Narrative. The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it. One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms. The other side´s rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an imprint of the UN, is holding its World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) from December 3-14, 2012. The stated purpose of the WCIT is to update the UN´s "global treaty" on telecommunications to deal more directly and comprehensively with the internet. Knowing who controls the UN, it is not hard to see that a primary aim of the updated "treaty" will be to give credence to the regulation and monitoring of online activity in ways that are desirable to the (authoritarian) majority of member states.
The United States will not reverse its descent into the abyss of financial and societal bankruptcy until the current political and governing establishment is replaced. That will not happen until the American people, who have been deliberately ill-educated and deceived, experience first-hand the early stages of the turmoil and suffering extant in Europe and elsewhere. While professing to care for the interests of the average person, the underlying motivation for the vast majority of the governing class or Establishment is first and foremost self-aggrandizement and the acquisition of wealth.
Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: “U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden — federal, state, local, together — is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch.” This core conviction holds the party together. Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed.
Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject-- Professor Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley and Professor James R. Flynn, an American expatriate at the University of Otago in New Zealand. What is so unusual in the academic world of today is that Professor Flynn´s latest book, "Are We Getting Smarter?" is dedicated to Arthur Jensen, whose integrity he praises, even as he opposes his conclusions.
Let the Blood Games continue. Only weeks after election 2012 and years before election 2016, in a routine interview, a glossy pop magazine popped Florida Senator Marco Rubio with an oddball question: How old do you think the earth is? Rubio responded a bit clumsily and noncommittally. Smelling blood and opportunity, the wolf pack bared fangs and chased. Their game is either to force Rubio to affirm a personal belief the earth is 4.5 billion years old—disturbing some of his religious supporters--or to mock and stigmatize him and others who could harbor any delusional uncertainty
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
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The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
All three networks on Monday morning highlighted the appearance of the Obamas at the Kennedy Center Honors, but only ABC fawned over "fashion win" of First Lady. Lara Spencer enthused that " one of the stars of the show was Michelle Obama." An excited Spencer explained that Mrs. Obama looked "absolutely ravishing in a flowing teal gown as she accompanied President Obama." The co-host declared, "Another big fashion win for the First Lady. CBS This Morning offered a full report on the various performers who were honored, but co-anchor Charlie Rose avoided ABC´s superlatives.