A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Time Heals All Republicans
American Spectator, by Brandon Crocker

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 11/12/2012 6:14:00 AM

I am a naturally optimistic fellow, not easily depressed. But on election night, despite a supply of cheap champagne and leftover Halloween candy to boost my spirits, I went to bed thoroughly demoralized and in the dumps. The piece by Robert Stacy McCain that appeared on this site the next morning ("Doomed Beyond all Hope of Redemption") pretty much summed up my feelings. But Time, the Great Healer, soon started to have its salubrious effect on my psyche, and I was able to wade through some post-mortem analyses without getting physically ill,

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 11/12/2012 6:29:30 AM     (No. 9008331)

Tortuous essay in that it is three quarters diatribe against conservate beliefs and presents apologetics for compromising principles to supposedly reach unity. The remainder warns us not to castigate as the author has done.
I truly believe it´s time to consider forming a replacement party to attempt to rid us of the nonsense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/12/2012 6:32:23 AM     (No. 9008334)

Sod you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Nan, 11/12/2012 6:37:47 AM     (No. 9008336)

The beginning of this article summed up just exactly how we felt. Unless Conservatives become as aggressive as Democrats they will continue to lose elections.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 11/12/2012 6:40:24 AM     (No. 9008340)

Yeah, but what´s going to heal the United States as a free country once it goes down the Socialist toilet and the Constitution becomes just a piece of history because the Supreme Court was taken over by Marxists?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 11/12/2012 6:49:07 AM     (No. 9008357)

FTA: Even with a strong Democrat turnout, the basic philosophy that is the core common bond of Republicans resonated with a majority of the electorate.

He´s right, of course. And, he´s also right that we have to find a way to get good candidates through the primaries. No more Akins and Mourdocks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/12/2012 6:50:10 AM     (No. 9008359)

There´s no reason to throw in the towel when you look at how Obama won. $800 billion to his donors and supporters,6 trillion in new debt and a huge expansion of safety net giveaways to non Americans.Millions in foreign donations, overcounts in highly liberal districts.A complicit media.

Whenever republicans delve into right wing social engineering or dept. creations,it only leads to disaster. We´re spending billions on head start and kids are further behind in reading.The EPA was Nixon´s idea and they´re going to shut down all conventional energy except what they need.Bush´s energy dept.loans for developing green alternatives has become a huge grab bag for Obama cohorts.The medicare drug bill didn´t buy love from a single senior.

Romney said during one of the debates he would continue most of Obama´s policies. Did that help him win. How about reaching across the aisle,a mandate they always put on the right,not the left.

We need a firebrand with common sense to penetrate thick skulls.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/12/2012 7:04:01 AM     (No. 9008371)

Learn to match the ´Rats´ ground game as in the Scott Walker Recall. Romney switched to electronic advertising, Dolphin/Orca (or whatever) in Wisconsin and got walloped.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: 4freedom, 11/12/2012 7:13:38 AM     (No. 9008384)

Have to agree #4 once they get the majority it´s all over. One ray of hope I read last night there are several states formulating petitions to secede from the Union. I just might be moving to Texas.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/12/2012 7:26:53 AM     (No. 9008402)

#9, Texas isn´t going to be seceding, although you´re welcome to come on down and enjoy the advantages of living in this fine state.

The secession talk is nonsense and extremely unproductive. We can take steps to correct what went wrong in this election and we have a whole stable of excellent young men and women to lead the way. Texans don´t retreat, #9.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/12/2012 7:27:22 AM     (No. 9008403)

#8, of course. Back to the coffeepot.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/12/2012 7:27:47 AM     (No. 9008404)

I´m with #1 on the replacement party idea. We´ve tried working within the GOP to push them even a little bit back to what they´re supposed to stand for, but all we get is push-back in return. Let´s face the cold hard reality here: The Republicans are as progressive as the Progressives - or, as I call them, the Pro-Regressives. They want us all subservient and beholden. They are our abusers, and we apologize when they beat us up.

It´s either fight like we believe in ourselves and our country, or we all go to Re-Education Camp. Yay.

Remember the movie Red Dawn? (The original, that is.) Remember the Mayor, who cozied up to the invaders? Remember the one dad who ended up in the drive-in theater, behind razor wire? ´´Avenge me!´´

Our Forefathers are crying out now for us to avenge them. We are the kids in the mountains. We can do it to, but we have to become guerilla fighers. Take no prisoners.

In the figurative sense, of course.

We need a true conservative party, based on our original founding ideas and principles. Nothing less will save this country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 11/12/2012 8:07:45 AM     (No. 9008456)

Nobody will take my core beliefs from me. Yes, this hurt, but if I look at it through the prism of "all politics is local" then everything will be fine.

Our state is firmly in the red - and 30 of 50 states either have a GOP governor or Republican-controlled state house...

...BTW...the remake of Red Dawn opens Thanksgiving Day...looking forward to it (this time we´re invaded by the North Koreans...)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/12/2012 8:15:42 AM     (No. 9008466)

#5, Romney was neither an Akin nor a Mourdock.

He lost, too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment



Post Reply   Close thread 711659




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



The Unemployment Puzzle:
Where Have All the Workers Gone?
Wall Street Journal, by Glenn Hubbard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:35:42 AM     Post Reply
A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday´s jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7% from a peak of 10% at the height of the Great Recession. But at the same time, only 63.2% of Americans 16 or older are participating in the labor force, which, while up a bit in March, is down substantially since 2000. As recently as the late 1990s, the U.S. was a nation in which employment, job creation and labor force participation went hand in hand. That is no longer the case. What´s going on? Think of the labor market

2,000 lovers of the comedy genius who
didn´t like women: New book reveals
Charlie Chaplin´s obsession with young
girls -and how cruelly he treated them
Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Ackroyd    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:27:11 AM     Post Reply
At parties, Charlie Chaplin could usually be counted on to liven up the atmosphere. Determined to be the centre of attention, he’d mime the parts of a bull and matador or dance with invisible balloons. Then, using his skills as a mimic, he’d pretend to be one Hollywood leading lady after another — in the throes of love-making. Whether he’d slept with them all is open to doubt, but he was incorrigible in making advances to female film stars. He boasted frequently about his conquests, and eventually confessed to having had sexual relations with more than 2,000 women. What did they all

Did Charles Keating Go to Jail for Nothing?
Politico Magazine, by Philip Shenon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:20:15 AM     Post Reply
It was the first time I heard about the mother-of-pearl swimming pool that I realized just how much trouble John McCain and the other four senators were in. That pool was the most ornate of the nine oversized pools at The Phoenician, the over-the-top, 130-acre Arizona resort built by Charles H. Keating Jr., the soon-to-be disgraced financier who would become the face of the savings-and-loan crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Keating, who died Monday at the age of 90, told architects that he had wanted guests at the $300 million resort near Phoenix to have the feeling of

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
Accomplishment, Wait Til You See HER Try
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

The New Torquemadas
National Review Online, by Charles C. W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 4:58:30 AM     Post Reply
One could be forgiven for throwing one’s hands up in despair at the sheer audacity of it all. A fortnight ago, as the federal government took to the courts to defend a rule that deliberately burdens the consciences of America’s more religiously devout entrepreneurs, the professional Left adopted the position that companies do not have consciences, griped that a harsh separation of the public and the private spheres was a recipe for the suffering of unpopular or put-upon individuals, and insisted that any links between the activities of an employee and the deeply held beliefs of his boss should be

How Obama Lost Afghanistan
Daily Beast, by Elise Jordan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 4:50:16 AM     Post Reply
He said it was ‘the right war.’ Then he did everything he could to screw it up. Despite the violence and uncertainty surrounding this Saturday’s election for a new Afghan President, there’s one positive —Hamid Karzai, the sitting president and the architect of much of the country’s unrest, is not on the ballot this time. But while Karzai must cede power under the rules of the Afghan constitution, the other leader whose mismanagement helped tank Afghanistan abandoned his influence in what he once called “the right war” a long time ago. That leader is President Barack Obama. An outright winner is unlikely

That pesky 1st Amendment:
Liberals’ gripe with free speech
New York Post, by Rich Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 4:38:31 AM     Post Reply
Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust. The court’s 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is the latest occasion for the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth. The court struck down the limit on the aggregate amount a donor can give to candidates and political-party committees, ruling it incompatible with First Amendment protections for political expression. The left pronounced itself outraged. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has $11 million in his campaign treasury despite being a de facto senator for life, called the decision “another step on

NYT: Fort Hood does virtually nothing to
stop people from bringing guns onto the base
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 4:32:36 AM     Post Reply
So it’s like every other “gun-free zone,” basically. Anyone who can be trusted with a weapon can’t have one, and anyone who can’t be trusted will have little trouble ignoring the rule. Makes sense. Here’s the answer to my question yesterday about how useful the current ban on guns inside military bases is in keeping them out. At Fort Hood, which sprawls for 340 square miles over the Texas prairie, Specialist Lopez was being treated for behavioral and mental health issues. To enter the base, he would have undergone no security screening beyond showing his identification and would have passed through no

   

 



 
Insult And Injury: How Doctors
Are Losing The War Against Trolls
Buzzfeed, by Jake Rossen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 4:26:12 AM     Post Reply
In the untamed world of online comment sections, no one is more vulnerable to criticism than doctors, who are restricted by confidentiality laws from defending themselves against even the most outlandish of claims. With patients increasingly dependent on internet marketplaces to find care — and increasingly prone to frustration — it’s the caregivers who get hurt. At first glance, the homepage for Philip Leggett, M.D., appeared unremarkable. Visitors were greeted with stock photos of smiling faces in a banner across the top; Leggett’s credentials as a respected laparoendoscopic surgeon were in bold type. But closer examination revealed something curious: the patient

Jeb Bush and the 2016 GOP Field
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/4/2014 3:00:35 PM     Post Reply
George Will wrote a column in which he said of Jeb Bush, “A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable” and “[he] does … deserve a respectful hearing from the Republican nominating electorate.” I agree, partly because I admire Bush, who was a highly successful, reform-minded conservative governor. His record as governor of Florida was, in fact, more conservative in key respects than Ronald Reagan’s record when he was governor of California. (Mr. Reagan signed into law what at the time was the largest tax hike ever proposed by any governor, whereas Bush cut taxes every year he was governor,

Welcome to the Collective
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/4/2014 2:57:44 PM     Post Reply
In his plurality opinion in yesterday´s free-speech case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Chief Justice John Roberts notes an anomaly in contemporary "liberal" First Amendment jurisprudence: "If the First Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests, and Nazi parades--despite the profound offense such spectacles cause--it surely protects political campaign speech despite popular opposition." We´d take the point a step further. The examples Roberts cites all involve fringe political expression.(Snip)So why have the court´s "liberals" adopted a hostile attitude toward political speech, which has long been understood

Your Political Leaders Are Unsurprisingly
Terrible at Empathizing with Your Salary
Atlantic Wire, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/4/2014 2:54:09 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia wants you to know that, at $174,000 a year, members of Congress are underpaid. Because Jim Moran, like others, doesn´t understand actual economic hardship and, frankly, isn´t that great at politics either. Moran is not the only public official to make a dubious claim about salary hardship in the past 24 hours. Larry Schwartz is secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a position that´s a sort of like chief of staff in the state. Schwartz was discussing a proposal backed by Cuomo that would freeze property taxes on people at certain income levels.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Brendan Eich and the New
American Totalitarian State

65 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
50 replie(s)
Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/4/2014 1:04:42 PM     Post Reply
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
38 replie(s)
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/4/2014 11:34:07 PM     Post Reply
Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
36 replie(s)
USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

32 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

31 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

30 replie(s)
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

David Letterman makes big announcement
29 replie(s)
CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

29 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

28 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

   

Post Reply   Close thread 711659





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS