Woe is us. But next time, the woe will be for the other guys. Keeping that in mind is the secret of surviving the morning after. Losing an election always hurts; winning hurts the other guys, which is why winning is so sweet. This one hurts conservatives a lot, and it’s particularly painful for those with unrealistic great expectations. Pessimists abound. Rep. Ron Paul, who holds the North American franchise for pessimism, says we no longer have to worry about the “fiscal cliff” because we already lie in the rocks and weeds at the bottom of Gruesome Gulch.
Gosh Mr. Pruden, the Dems and Repubs kicked the Conservatives butts again, and likely will now finish the destruction they started - cause they are going to go full bore to get in place what they want, so they can close the door fully on us.
This has nothing to do with changing demographics, and everything with stacking the deck, with complicity from the other side.
I clearly remember people insisting that there would be no election in 2000. Clinton would declare martial law and it would be over.
For those from the beltway, politics is everything, so when one side loses, it is always catastrophic to that side.
Don't get me wrong, I was devastated to see the results Tuesday night. I truly hope the Republicans just stand aside and let Obama get what he wants. It is going to take our economy and culture getting much worse before it gets better, just like it takes the alchoholic hitting rock bottom before they change.
I am just thankful that I live in Nebraska. I truly think the flyover country will weather the storm much better than the coasts. I believe that America will once again prosper, I just don't know how low we will have to go before that happens.
The next 4 years are plenty of time for the progressive/socialists to "improve" on their previous efforts to make America into Socialist Europe. I don't think it is enough time for those young, stary-eyed, Obama worshippers to finally wake up to the reality that thier current standard of living, quality of life, and all the "goodies" they currently take for granted, are simply not going to be there. Graduate from college after incurring a huge debit to cover tuition, then what? Get a job? Just exactly where are you going to find employment at a level to permit you to pay off that debt you incurred? Corporations and small businesses, where in the past you may have found employment, will no longer be an option for as we speak, they are closing doors and laying off employees in preparation for ObamaCare. .
And ObamaCare is only one nail in the coffin of your avaiable opportunities. The Progressive/Socialist, which you aligned yourself with, have even more intentions of further bringing down the "Capitalist System" which has provide you with all you find so grand. And I haven't even mentioned your share of the National Debt you've inherited and will come due and payable just when you think things can't get any worse. Might want to start honing your Chinese language skills in preparation for that day.
Sorry, but there won't be ''another time'' ever again.
Within the next year, at least two conservative justices on the Supreme Court will either ''unexpectedly retire'' or have ''accidents'' that force them to step down. NØbama gets to replace them with lie-beral activist justices. That is the end.
NØbama then immediately announces amensty and instant citizenship for all illegal alliens who have been here more than 6 months. Boom, millions of new Demon-RAT voters that turn every red state blue over night. In a shocking announcement, the Supreme Court rules his actions constitutional. They make the rules and can do what they want, thanks to the Contitution that they are destroying.
Come November of 2014, the Demon-RATS gain a super majority in the Senate and a large majority in the House. Game over. The Republican Party is as dead as our republic. The Demon-RATS have the single party socialist rulership that they always fantasized about.
No, we are never going back. There will be no ''make up elections'' in 2014, 2016, or ever.
Forward to a socialist dictatorship. That is what NØbama promised, and he will deliver.
I know, I know. You think there will certainly be some place you can find a job and make a living. Just remember that when they pass "Amnesty" you will be competing against millions of here-to-fore "illegals" who will fill those job positions for far, far less than you can work for and still make ends meet.Plus they will be given "minority bonus points" to put them in line ahead of you. Oh! Wait, those people won't have the college degree that you have, so you'll get one of those high paying corporate jobs not available to them. Good luck with that. Most large corporations have in the past decades been crying for lossening up the visa requirements for highly skilled and educated folks from India and others places as the quality of those peoples skills and work ethic are far, far superior to yours. Oops! Foiled again. Do prepair your nieve little brain cells (both of them)for the severe degradation of your personal standard of living that is surely coming. Just remember the age old adage " Be careful what you wish ffor!" You asked for it. You got it! So please,spare us the tears and sniveling. You'll get no sympathy here
I greatly respect Pruden's perspectives, but imo he's off key this time. The election was not about liberal v conservative, or Democrat v Republican; it was primarily about morality v immorality. Hollywood et al have now bred a substantial majority of immoral citizens in this dying country. One day Mitt Romney will be thankful that he is not responsible for a country that could not be resuscitated.
If it is not over, the list of available options is getting short. Those commies have stacked the deck with crooked voting officials, bought and paid for news media, useful idiot academia, and multi generational sedentary parasites to make sure they stay in power. Those who dare produce must produce for them. The rinos have done nothing to get back our freedoms, and in some cases take it away themselves. (Can you say Patriot Act?). They run candidate after candidate who do not inspire, but are sure willing to play ball with the insiders. We have few if any politicians on our side. The hour becomes late.
Uh #13, if you will put down the joint and read your history, you will find it was the JAPANESE who bombed Pearl harbor, not the Germans. Don't tell me, you are a product of the Public Education System aren't you?
If they push it too far,we'll have to do what our Declaration of Independence requires us to do: alter and/or abolish the government. By force if necessary. And rebuild it with attention to the mistakes made by our founders. They never envisioned career politicians, for example. They never envisioned a judicial theocracy. Even the idea of a public school system (a socialist idea) was not theirs. We need to rebuild from the ground up. Obama and his cronies may give us the opportunity. God can turn anything into good. Remember that.
Even though I admit to overindulging on Tuesday night, Pruden has some points. The quality of life in the US was worse in 2010 than it was in 2008. We cleaned their clock. It was even worse in 2012 and it was not unreasonable to expect that the trend will continue. 2014 almost assuredly promises to be worse than 2012. Lets not blow it this time. With full control of Congress in Republican hands, Zippy will be a true lame duck. Beyond that who can tell in politics? The Constitutional Republic of the Founding Fathers is not dead but has taken a severe beating. But it has before. Think of 1861.
My apology to Bighorn for "mis-reading" his tongue-in-cheek humor. Animal House was not my type of fare so I must claim ignorance to the reference. Besides, there are much more serious issues before us than my stupid error.
You just can’t please the apple-knockers, soreheads and doom-criers. Everyone who ever sat in a long line back in the 1970s, waiting for an hour or two to get a few gallons of gasoline, often entertained himself with a fantasy of big oil strikes to put the Saudi princes in their place, preferably on a planet in an obscure universe far, far away. Now, through the innovation of modern technology, we have that strike — not only oil, but something better, because it’s cheaper, cleaner and there’s lots of it. The Saudi princes are looking for a place to run.
Barack Obama is bored. You can see it in his demeanor and in his face, the way anticipation becomes melancholy. Most of all you can hear it in his voice when he steps up to make the speech that once sent audiences into frenzy. He’s mailing it in (with postage due). Being a messiah, a rock star, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, is of course hard work. Maybe we should cut the guy a break. You can’t be Mick Jagger or Kanye West every day.
It takes a fair bit of gall to accuse the media of lying about a sex scandal. It takes even more gall to then admit to the sex scandal, resign, claim you´ve redeemed yourself and decide to run again. And it takes the most gall to do all of those things, even as you´re engaged in a continuation of that sex scandal. But when your name is Anthony Weiner, gall is your middle name. Or perhaps Danger is. Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011, but only after claiming that Andrew Breitbart had fabricated photos of his scantily clad body.
Atheism is in decline worldwide, with the number of atheists falling from 4.5% of the world’s population in 1970 to 2.0% in 2010 and projected to drop to 1.8% by 2020, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass. In its report, Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020: Society, Religion, and Mission, researchers analyzed data on church membership and activities from thousands of Christian denominations and other religions worldwide, presenting that data from 1970 and 2010 for a 40-year comparison and,
"The First Black President ... Spoke First as a Black American," ran the banner headline of Sunday´s Washington Post. But why, when the fires of anger over the Zimmerman verdict were dying down, did he go into that pressroom and stir them up? "A week of protests outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House, pushed him to that podium," said Tavis Smiley on "Meet the Press." Black leaders demanded Obama come out of hiding and stand in solidarity with the aggrieved and outraged. Belatedly and meekly, Obama complied. "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," said Obama.
Dr. Cornel West on Monday said President Barack Obama “has very little moral authority” to speak about the Trayvon Martin case, because the president is “a global George Zimmerman” for trying to “rationalize the killing of innocent children” in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. “I think we have to acknowledge that President Obama has very little moral authority at this point, because we know anybody who tries to rationalize the killing of innocent peoples, a criminal—George Zimmerman is a criminal—but President Obama is a global George Zimmerman,
Here´s the speech about the George Zimmerman verdict President Obama should have given. My fellow Americans: I am your humble servant. You have entrusted me with the tremendous honor and responsibility to serve you as president. I am not president of black America, Hispanic America or white America. I am not president of liberal America or conservative America. I am president of the United States of America. Regrettably, as a nation, we have become divided. I confess that I have contributed to this division. For this failure in leadership, I ask your forgiveness.
Police Capt. Louis Renault, played by Claude Rains in the 1942 movie "Casablanca," in the wake of the shooting of a Nazi officer, ordered his men to "round up the usual suspects." Was Renault engaging in some sort of profiling? He may have been, but what is profiling? Let´s look at it. We can think of profiling as a method to economize on information costs by using easily observed physical characteristics as a proxy or a guess for some other characteristic more difficult or costlier to observe. For example, say you seek to hire people to manually unload trucks
Someone knocked on the door at city hall in Detroit last week and there stood the repo man, coming to take possession of the city. Everyone who has ever bought a car knows you have to keep up the payments. Miss three or four and the car, with all its bells and whistles, is gone. Detroit has built a lot of cars and so should have known better, but it had ignored the frantic calls. There’s not a lot to repossess in Detroit, a city that nobody wants. Detroit isn’t the first city in America to suffer the stigma
In his essay "Trouble in Paradise," in the July 18, 2013 issue of the London Review of Books, Slavoj Žižek explains that recent protests around the world are actually all about resistance to a common villain. This villain is not Lord Voldemort. Or even Obamacare. It is "global capitalism." Žižek takes a few moments to acknowledge that, well, yes, um, protests in Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Europe and the Middle East (not to mention the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which he holds to be a precursor) have each had their distinguishing characteristics.
A new survey finds that 42 percent of Americans say capitalism isn´t working well, and they complain about the encouragement of greed, the lack of equal opportunity and the creation of poverty and lasting inequality. The survey illustrates the country´s deep polarization. In a positive finding for Democrats who favor a strong government role in society, most Americans say government should do more to reduce inequality. But Republicans who want to limit government will find encouragement in that most Americans don´t have confidence in government´s ability to function effectively. Fifty-four percent of Americans think capitalism is working well, the survey says,
Zaatari, Jordan — Angry Syrian refugees confronted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday with demands for the United States and the international community to do more to help opponents of President Bashar Assad´s regime, venting frustration at perceived inaction on their behalf. Visiting the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan near the Syrian border, Kerry met six representatives of its 115,000-strong population, all of whom appealed to him for the U.S. and its allies to create no-fly zones and set up safe zones inside Syria to prevent the Assad regime from inflicting additional destruction.
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.