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Mitt Romney Defeat: 4 Reasons
Why Republicans Lost
Investor's Business Daily, by David Hogberg    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/7/2012 2:11:09 PM     Post Reply
First, congratulations to President Obama on his win. He ran a tough campaign and he has overseen arguably the best turnout operation a presidential race has ever seen. That said, this was a presidential election that the GOP should have won. Lousy job numbers, unpopular domestic policies, a faltering foreign policy — those are usually the things that enable challengers to unseat incumbents. Here are some reasons that Romney didn't prevail: 1. RomneyCare = ObamaCare. In 2006 Mitt Romney probably didn't know that the health care reform he signed as governor would serve as a model for national health care reform,

Dellinger On North Carolina's
Shift To A Republican-Led State
WCHL-TV [Chapel Hill, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/7/2012 2:02:57 PM     Post Reply
CHAPEL HILL - While the US government saw little change, North Carolina took a major shift to the right on Tuesday. WCHL legal and political expert Hampton Dellinger says the state is about to see its government shaped like never before. “The Republicans will now control solid majorities in both houses of the general assembly,” Dellinger says. “The governor’s mansion now (belongs) to Republican Pat McCrory; and (in) the judiciary (race), Paul Newby (eked) out a victory over Jimmy Ervin.” Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory defeated Lt. Governor Walter Dalton 55 to 43 to become

Exit polls show President Obama should
go on listening tour, not take victory lap
Christian Science Monitor, by Amy E. Black    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/7/2012 1:49:39 PM     Post Reply
Wheaton, Ill. - Plenty of ink will be spilled chastising Republicans and the Mitt Romney campaign for their many missteps and missed opportunities. But they aren’t the only ones who were tone deaf in Election 2012. After the costliest campaign in American history, spending $1 billion to squeak out a win against a candidate more than half of the voters disliked, President Obama becomes the first president since 1832 to win a second term with a smaller percentage of votes than in his initial victory. Instead of running victory laps, Mr. Obama should go on a listening tour.

  


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Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: vrb8m- 11/7/2012 1:38:17 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate

The New Babylonian Captivity
National Review, by Charles A. Donovan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 1:29:42 PM     Post Reply
I liked Krauthammer’s response on Fox last night that this is not a time for retooling ideology massively. The GOP young guns are a better bunch than the weak field we had to pick from for 2012, from Cruz to Rubio to Ayotte to Cantor. They are diverse in the right way, but social, economic defense, and fiscal conservatives. Still they have a challenge — to keep their message consistent, avoid talk of truces on the issues, learn how to speak to and represent women, especially single women, rethink the foreign-policy rhetoric that implies the next war is

Russian Attack Sub Off Our Coast
As Sequestration Looms
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: HollowLeg- 11/7/2012 1:29:33 PM     Post Reply
Defense: The fruit of unilateral disarmament, appeasement and promised "flexibility" patrols our East Coast near one of our largest ballistic missile submarine bases. Defense cuts and Russian subs — a double whammy. 'On June 1 or a bit later, we will resume constant patrolling of the world's oceans by strategic nuclear submarines," Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said in February. Keeping that promise, a Russian Sierra-2 class nuclear attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of our East Coast on the eve of a U.S. presidential election in which defense spending and priorities were a key issue.

Why Hispanics Don’t Vote
for Republicans
National Review, by Heather Mac Donald    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 1:22:50 PM     Post Reply
The call for Republicans to discard their opposition to immigration amnesty will grow deafening in the wake of President Obama’s victory. Hispanics supported Obama by a margin of nearly 75 percent to 25 percent, and may have provided important margins in some swing states. If only Republicans relented on their Neanderthal views regarding the immigration rule of law, the message will run, they would release the inner Republican waiting to emerge in the Hispanic population. If Republicans want to change their stance on immigration, they should do so on the merits, not out of a belief that only

  


  

Some May Suffer From
Post-Election Depression
WCCO-TV [Minneapolis, MN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 1:08:10 PM     Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS — Once the election results are in, you might find yourself very happy or very disappointed, depending on the outcome. It may be difficult to mask how you are feeling when you are around your co-workers or people with whom you’d rather not talk politics. Dr. Linda Reiss, a psychologist in Minneapolis, said there will likely be some people who will experience a bit of post-election depression. In some cases, it extends beyond disappointment over the election results. Anger over a candidate or an issue winning or losing can subconsciously trigger

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd:
‘Immigration reform’ will get
’80 to 90 votes in the Senate’
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 1:00:15 PM     Post Reply
After Tuesday night’s re-election victory for President Barack Obama, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd predicted that one of the president’s agenda items — one promise he never managed to fulfill in his first term — would breeze into law. ”Immigration reform,” he said, will get “80 to 90 votes in the Senate.” Since the election night results showed Republicans unable to attract Latino voters, he said, “Republicans will run, not walk, in trying to support that now.” On the Wednesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker said Obama’s victory speech in Chicago pointed to

The Terrifying Line in Obama's
Speech That Everyone Missed
Investor's Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 12:53:13 PM     Post Reply
His Agenda: President Obama's convention speech got rough reviews, and rightly so. He offered little but tired bromides and recycled promises. But critics overlooked one promise that will guarantee an even bleaker future. There was plenty to dislike in Obama's speech. The language was flat, his delivery languid. The speech was stuffed with standard Obama chestnuts about the smallness of politics, the corrupting influence of money in politics, and how cynicism is our worst enemy. Instead of stirring rhetoric filled with hope and promise, Obama pledged that under his leadership, "our path is harder" and "our road is longer."

Kremlin Cheers Obama Election
ABC News, by Kirit Radia    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:51:00 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory note to President Obama after his re-election Tuesday, his spokesman said. The Kremlin says it will make the text public after the Americans have received it. Putin is also expected to call Obama personally "in the near future." "In general, the Kremlin took the news about Barack Obama's victory in the elections very positively," spokesman Dmitri Peskov said, according to the Interfax news agency. "We have the hope that positive initiatives in bilateral relations and in Russian-U.S. interaction on the international arena in the interests of international
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Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham debate
how Romney lost the election
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 11/7/2012 12:49:08 PM     Post Reply
The shock of last night’s electoral outcome in the presidential race is setting in for some conservatives. But just how it was lost seems to be up for the debate. On Laura Ingraham’s Wednesday radio show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter and Ingraham debated who is to blame. Coulter, author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” was less willing to fault the candidate Mitt Romney, while Ingraham put the loss mostly on the shoulders of those running the Romney campaign. COULTER: I think Romney ran just on his own force of will, a magnificent campaign.

Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to
Cut U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says
Bloomberg News, by Mathew Carr & Lars Paulsson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:47:24 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc. A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates. “Applied to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 baseline, this would halve the fiscal deficit by 2022,” Robins said. Hurricane Sandy sparked discussion

G.O.P. Factions Grapple Over
Meaning of Loss
New York Times, by Michael Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 12:45:07 PM     Post Reply
It was the morning of the Republican hangover. After four years in which the jobless rate never dipped below 7.8 percent, with millions of Americans still unemployed or underemployed and median household income falling, Republicans still failed to unseat President Obama and, for the second election in a row, fell short in their efforts to win control of a Senate that seemed within reach. The Wednesday-morning quarterbacking began quickly. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, captured the feelings of many Republicans when he said in a statement

Rep. Allen West demands recount
Politico, by Kevin Robillard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:39:22 PM     Post Reply
Florida Rep. Allen West on Wednesday demanded a recount as his bid for reelection remained too close to call, with the tea party Republican trailing his Democratic opponent by fewer than 3,000 votes. Patrick Murphy has 160,328 votes, or 50.4 percent, to West’s 157,782 votes, or 49.6 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press, which has yet to call the race.West, who warned before the election of “nefarious actions” by Democrats, suggested a county election supervisor was trying to rig the election.

  


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FEMA to temporarily suspend
Staten Island disaster recovery
centers due to impending storm
Staten Island Advance [NY], by Frank Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/7/2012 12:37:08 PM     Post Reply
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Due to the approaching nor'easter, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily suspending operations Tuesday at 6 p.m. at its three disaster recovery centers on Staten Island. FEMA spokesman John Knowles said the agency will evaluate on Wednesday when to re-open the centers, where residents can file claims for housing assistance, repairs and temporary shelter. But the centers will definitely be closed Wednesday.

Conservative Sen.-Elect
Warns Supporters, 'Not Every
Vote I Cast Will Be Popular'
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 12:35:25 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Jeff Flake, who successfully ran for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, warned his supporters Tuesday night that difficult decisions lie ahead -- and he may not always please his constituents with the way he votes: "I can tell you that decisions are going to have to be made that won't be popular. Not every vote I cast will be popular," Flake said. "But I can guarantee you that every vote I cast, every decision I make, will be made knowing what's at stake and knowing that this state has to have a brighter future,

Exit polls: No major
Jewish erosion for Obama
Politico, by Byron Tau    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:33:34 PM     Post Reply
President Obama's support among Jewish voters has remained relatively steady from 2008, exit polls show. National exit polls released Tuesday show Obama capturing 70 percent of the Jewish vote, versus 30 percent for Mitt Romney. In 2008, exit polls showed him beating John McCain 78 percent to 21 percent. The Solomon Project estimated that his actual 2008 vote share among Jewish Americans was actually closer to 74 percent — taking into account the small sample size. "Despite unprecedented Republican efforts and millions of dollars spent to win over the Jewish vote, Republicans performed within the margin of

Staten Island FEMA Disaster
Center Shuts Doors 'Due to Weather'
DNAinfo.com, by Mathew Katz    Original Article
Posted By: arcady- 11/7/2012 12:32:16 PM     Post Reply
TOTTENVILLE — They fly into disaster areas, but flee from raindrops. A FEMA disaster recovery center in a Hurricane Sandy-ravaged corner of Staten Island that was supposed to provide shelter, food and assistance to hurricane victims Wednesday morning went MIA, posting a sign saying that they were closed due to the approaching nor'easter. A printed paper sign taped to the front door of on the center at 6581 Hylan Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday read “FEMA Center Closed Due to Weather.” The front doors of the disaster recovery center, which is housed inside the Mount Lorretto Catholic Youth Organization, were unlocked, but there was no staff anywhere in sight for at least a half an hour.
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Catastrophe
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/7/2012 12:29:56 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has been re-elected president. Like most on the right, I misread America.(Snip)Our economy is skidding, we have racked up massive debt to an unsustainable level, and we are no longer a culturally confident or united nation. We are a scattering of enclaves, barely on speaking terms, swaggering and vibrant Texas suspiciously eying bankrupt but arrogant California, rural and traditional Oklahoma having nothing in common with corrupt and secular Illinois, and so forth. Our entitlement spending threatens to engulf red state and blue state alike. We now owe more per capita than ridiculed Greece,

  



Election 2012: AZ Sheriff Joe
Arpaio Wins Re-Election, Wants
to Get Closer to Latinos
Fox News Latino, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:28:23 PM     Post Reply
Washington – Known as the self-proclaimed “Toughest Sheriff in America,” Joe Arpaio has been re-elected over former Phoenix police Sgt. Paul Penzone in Maricopa County. "It's my sixth time...I'm going for number seven," the Maricopa County Sheriff told FOX 5 in Phoenix. In the same interview Tuesday night with FOX 5, Arpaio offered an olive branch to the Latino community. "I'd like to get closer to the Latino community, if that could ever happen to try to explain what we do and get better relationships," Arpaio said.

McConnell to Obama:
Move to center
Washington Post, by Nia-Malika Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 12:26:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who famously said that his main job was to ensure that Obama was a one-term president, offered “sincere congratulations” to Obama, yet suggested a stiffening resolve to challenge the president. “The American people did two things: they gave President Obama a second chance to fix the problems that even he admits he failed to solve during his first four years in office, and they preserved Republican control of the House of Representatives,” he said in a statement. “The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the President’s first term,

Liberal Lecturing Begins: ABC's
Dowd Knocks 'Mad Men' Republicans
in a 'Modern Family America'
- Thread Closed
NewsBusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 12:18:31 PM     Post Reply
In the aftermath of Barack Obama's reelection, the lecturing and advice from the liberal media began on Wednesday's Good Morning America. ABC analyst Matt Dowd mocked the GOP as a "Mad Men party in a Modern Family America." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] (The Mad Men reference is to the AMC series set in the 1960s. Modern Family is a gay-friendly sitcom on ABC.) According to Dowd, "And it doesn't work anymore. And it just doesn't fit anymore." Host George Stephanopoulos insisted the results indicate that "this is a changing America, which makes it a changing electorate."

Liberal Lecturing Begins:
ABC's Dowd Knocks 'Mad
Men' Republicans in a 'Modern
Family America'
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/7/2012 12:18:24 PM     Post Reply
In the aftermath of Barack Obama's reelection, the lecturing and advice from the liberal media began on Wednesday's Good Morning America. ABC analyst Matt Dowd mocked the GOP as a "Mad Men party in a Modern Family America." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] (The Mad Men reference is to the AMC series set in the 1960s. Modern Family is a gay-friendly sitcom on ABC.) According to Dowd, "And it doesn't work anymore. And it just doesn't fit anymore." Host George Stephanopoulos insisted the results indicate that "this is a changing America, which makes it a changing electorate."

Why Obama Won — and
What Conservatives Must Do
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/7/2012 12:11:44 PM     Post Reply
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

Post-Election Retreat: Dow
Plummets Below 13K for First
Time in 2 Months
Fox Business Network, by Adam Samson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/7/2012 11:57:13 AM     Post Reply
Equities, commodities and other risky assets tumbled on Wednesday after U.S. elections left Washington, D.C. as sharply divided as before as the fiscal cliff looms large. Today's Markets As of 11:10 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 291 points, or 2.2%, to 12955, the S&P 500 slid 31.3 points, or 2.2%, to 1397 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 66.9 points, or 2.2%, to 2945. The Dow fell below the 13000 mark for the first time in intraday trading since early September. If the blue-chip average closes below that mark on the day, it will be the

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