On Fox News Channel’s coverage of the presidential election, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer seemed to handle Gov. Mitt Romney’s loss as well as anyone on the right could be expected to, particularly given the surprisingly wide margin. Going forward, Krauthammer explained that President Barack Obama will not be as strong as he was in the early part of his first term, when his party held majorities in both chambers of Congress. “I think the real story here is that Obama won, but he’s got no mandate,” Krauthammer declared. “He won by going very small, very negative, and we are left as
But looking forward, there is not much for Obama to do, according to the Washington Post columnist.
How about appointing 2 SCOTUS justices? How about bypassing Congress and simply legislating from the White House? How about EO's that will affect the FCC's ability to regulation people like Hannity, Beck and Rush off the air? How about punishing businesses even more by regulating them out of existence if they don't toe the socialist line? How about doing more of what he has done that has destroyed our economy? How about reparations? How about his "civilian defense force with as much power as the military"? How about Valerie Jarrett's comment that those against Obama will pay and that "it's our turn now"? How about Obamacare's damage to patients and doctors? How about appointing a "Jobs Czar" into which to funnel more of our money? How about crippling energy limitations on YOUR thermostat via the EPA?
What can Obama do? He can live out his wet dream to turn America into a third world country?
Krauthammer is full of sauerkraut. The takers have won. It's downhill for the U.S. and for personal and economic freedom throughout the world. Learn to take care of yourself, to protect yourself and your family.
Of course, we are vividly reminded of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Throughout history, no nation has endured as a 'Super Power' forever. As Rome was not sundered by outside forces but by internal strife, so too is our Nation sundered by the Balkanization of it's people. Groups pitted against groups for government treats paid for by forceably taxing the productive citizenery have focused the electorate on small things. What will be required to unite the Nation is a significant emotional event - most unfortunately. As BHO looks to FDR as his role model, consider that the antidote to FDR's ruinous economic policies was WWII. Pearl Harbor famously galvanized the Nation into Yamamoto's 'Sleeping Giant'. With news of Russia's nuclear submarine laying off the coast of the northeastern US and BHO's comment that he'll have more flexiblity after the election to render America's nuclear arsenal harmless, I fear we are approaching either that 'significant emotional event' or utter and complete ruin as a Nation. May God have mercy on us!
Little barry doesn't need a mandate to do what he wants to do. He will just issue a Presidential order and the Republicans in the House/Senate will do absolutely nothing. The 2nd Amendment is now toast. I wonder how he will order us to turn in our guns?
Was Krauthammer watching the same returns I was? If so, what in hell is he talking about?
We got our asses kicked. At every level, we got spanked. We lost a lot of good people, we lost potential stars like Allen West and Mia Love, we lost Scott Brown. I think, postmortem, we need to stop asking "what is wrong with this country?" (because I think deep down we know EXACTLY what's wrong), and instead start asking "What can we do to exploit this?"
I am a pro-choice Republican, but I have nothing but respect for the prolife movement. So I say this with all respect t my fellow L-dotters who oppose abortion: rethink your position. These innocent children you work so honorably to defend and protect are the reason for the ever-expanding welfare state. No one in the GOP has the guts to say "no more welfare for out of wedlock births," so we're left with one choice: abort them or support them. I know which one I'm choosing.
Not to worry folks, Obama-Mao can't run from the deep psycho reality he has been playing all his life with the ghost of his father. He is going to "go out" just like dear old daddy did in Africa, not perhaps in the same manner, but he will be a burn out reality.
This is the second "civil war" for the United States. What do the present victors want? That question has not been answered clearly and decisively. When it does get answered, the next question is can reality marry such wants?
Evil is here, lying at every phase. I warned you people four years ago...
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god of irony, 11/7/2012 7:36:09 AM (No. 8995341)
The GOP has NO FUTURE as long as they cede huge blocks of people. The only way forward is to start educating the people that vote on feelings and have the balls to go after liberals personally. Freeze the target and isolate it.
It's ridiculous and certainly counterproductive to paint any kind of positive picture about what just happened. This has to be the biggest, most crushing defeat the Right has ever had in the USA. Spinning it otherwise, turning the other cheek, only avoids the gargantuan problem we face - an electorate so dumbed-down that it will vote for anything the Corrupt Media tells it to vote for. And after Obama stacks the Supreme Court (sooner than you think), socialism in all its oppressive forms will soon be "constitutional", and there goes the USA. "Quite bright", Dr. ? No, let's not fool ourselves today.
In the long run this is the beginning of one party rule. I don't think the Republican Party will ever recover. If we couldn't beat Obama we can't beat anyone. That, and as soon as they can do it the entire medical industry will be unionized. The Democrat party will develop that into a money machine that will keep them in office for ever.
Tell me why 3 million people who voted for McCain failed to show up and vote yesterday? When they finish counting all the votes on the West Coast Obama will have won with about the same number of votes McCain earned in his defeat.
Romney let Obama's negative ads in the swing states go unanswered all summer long. This is what caused him to lose those states.
Krauthammer was one of the "establisment" during the primary season browbeating us into accepting the "oh-so obvious" fact that Romney was the only way to beat Dear Leader. The good doctor and others like NR were shills for the establishment, and their "status" secure. We, the great unwashed will be blamed that we didnt' donate enough, didn't do enough, etcetra, etcetra, etcetra. We have to decide do we want to be part of a party that in its heart is really a lite version of the Dems, or do we form into an interest group that needs to be courted for its votes. Time for some sober and honest debate amongst ourselves.
#6 is right and said it better than I could. I can only hope that the House will fight his efforts where they can but it is only hope, I think they will fold. I don't care if we lose every Presidential battle the House needs to hold there ground on some sort of fiscal line that can't be crossed.
Krauthammer is full of it and he knows it. We're past the tipping point now and the demographics are only going to get worse. The Obamunists used their Cloward-Piven strategy perfectly. Overwhelm the system with massive increases in dependency programs. Reward and increase government workers. And open the borders to unlimited illegal immigration, soon to be permanent Democrat voters.
It really doesn't matter who our candidates will be. It doesn't matter how big our crowds are or how much enthusiasm we have. The truth is we are now outnumbered by the parasites. And you can bet the Obamunists are going to make certain their numbers just get bigger.
We are now enslaved and will be working to have the parasites well fed and cared for.
I for one will work fervently to get a third party to the table. Neither the GOP, nor the candidates it shoves at me will get my support again. I am done holding my nose to vote. Personally, my worst fears about a Romney candidacy have been proven out. Mr. Electable really wasn't, he was John McCain, without the doddering.
First. Charles is wrong and #4 is EXACTLY correct. The "Takers" are now in charge and they will be from now on.
Second. Bob Beckle, of all people, hit the nail on the head last night. He said that the Southern states (FL,VA,NC)were safe Republican states because of the White Vote. NOW...the COUNTRY is majority Brown and they will ALWAYS vote Democrat. I was stunned, but when I thought about it, he made a lot of sense. It doesn't matter WHO Republicans run for President, we will lose because the BROWN vote will always go Democrat. THEY do not want to lose any of their Government handouts! Thanks to ILLEGAL immigration 20 years ago we now have millions of Hispanics who are of voting age and they came out last night in droves for Obama. Nothing is going to change..ever! I'm thankful I'm 71 and won't be here to see the decline of my Country!
Reply 28 - Posted by:
Fiesta del sol, 11/7/2012 8:04:05 AM (No. 8995424)
Is he on drugs? Two huge minorities voted for the guy and the party who will give them free phones, free food and housing? GOP has a bright future? How? By promising welfare moms we'll give them more stuff?
Charles is dead wrong. Zero has never concerned himself with the Constitution or Congress. This was a butt whipping, simple as that. The Republicans in the House will see this as "the people have spoken" and will give Obama what he needs to "move forward". Don't blame the Republicans. America voted and this is evidently what we want. That is exactly how the Republicans will see it. It's the American voters fault, not the Republicans. We lost guys and it's hard to see how we can turn things around at this point. Very sad for my country.
I don't read anything Chuck says. He lost his cred years ago. This wasn't a defeat of the "Right." Mittens was a moderate, establishment Republican. Those that compared him to Reagan are fools. What did he do as Governor that was so Reaganesque?
Now let's find a real conservative who can articulate their positions for the bumper sticker media.
Sorry, Charlie. This was the GOP's election to win, and they blew it. They are Losers.
They left Benghazi, Iran, Sandy, LSM bias, and election fraud on the table. They had an army of Tea Partiers that they brushed aside. Where where the massive Tea Party rallies this year? Where was the RNC helping to organize them? The RNC claimed an aggressive ground game to compete with the Dems. Where was it?
Like Lincoln fired McClellan, it's time to fire the RNC. They will try to hide behind the legacy of Reagan, but remember that Reagan won despite the GOP Establishment's best efforts. He was one of us - not one of them. Romney was typical of the RINO broccoli that they ask us to consume, in the grand old tradition of Dewey, the Bushes, Dole, and McCain.
It's time to assemble a new team with new coaches. It's time for a new party.
Who exactly did the vote counting? Someone somewhere said it was outsourced to Spain. And doesn't it seem rather peculiar that nearly every must win seat, or turn was defeated. It wasn't an election, the fix was in, pure and simple, and that is why Obama didn't care that he campaigned badly. He just gamed everyone who bought into his schtick.
I agree with many posters - the tipping point has passed and the takers will continue to grow and win every election. It may be too late for the young bloods in the Republican Party. As one poster put it - if we couldn't defeat someone as obviously bad as obama, whom can we defeat? Our son is twenty and I worry so much about his future.
Dr. K is one of the smartest men ever on the news shows and off of them. Third party would go nowhere and leave the dems in full control. Not smart. There is no accounting for taste in electing the dumbest prez we ever have had. I agree with one poster with the idea of freebies for the lazy black and brown illegals. I do think that the news media not mentioning Benghazi had a big part in election
Charles - He doesn't care if he has a mandate. He rules by the stroke of a pen. The Senate will not deny him. Taxmagedon, Obamaare, Our nuke force will be erased. He will sign treaties that the Senate will not gainsay.
Julius Caesar at least looked out for his own interests and needed a strong Rome. This bum is punishing the U.S. for daring to be free and inventive. He doesn't need a mandate, and don;t be surprised if he finagles an 'extension' to the Presidency like Chavez did.
There is no bright future for the GOP without a bright future for America.
Going forward we will not have the numbers to win a national election. The birth rate in pro-socialist communities will permanently change that balance. Charismatic candidates or a tanked economy won't overcome that.
So, lets get to work on a plan to win the war, and not just an occasional battle. Remember how happy we were when we beat back Hilary Care? Yeah... We need a new plan.
The election night loss was bad, but the whining and belly-aching of some conservatives is worse.
The Left are the ones who cry, moan, and complain whenever things don't go their way. The Left are the ones who see voter fraud all over when their candidates lose.
But listening to some conservatives today, I don't see much of a difference.
Yes, there will be some voter irregularities. In a nation where over 110 million votes are cast, that's going to happen. The key is to make sure these things do not go above and beyond what would be normal. But until any kind of mass fraud is uncovered, if at all, why do so many people just assume a stolen election?
We're so much better than that. We're the adults here, let's start acting like it.
We move on. We dissect and actually educate ourselves about election cycles (unlike a vast majority on the Left, it would seem), and take solace from many things, such as Dr. K has pointed out.
The loss of the presidential election is sad. The actions of some conservatives today is depressing.
I admit I wasn't a Romney supporter during the primaries, however when he won, I supported him fully because he was the GOP candidate and of course better than the incompetent in the WH. He's a nice well spoken man with business experience, with an exceptional family. He should have won in a breeze, but as usual, the RNC has no idea on how to run a winning campaign, in a technical era.
I've participated in smaller campaigns, and you always know how the campaign is going and you make adjustments as you go along. As far as polls go, they aren't trustworthy. Most people will lie a blue streak to pollsters. They don't trust them and most have made up their minds on who they are going to vote for beforehand, and don't see the necessity of answering questions because pollsters won't tell you who they represent.
I admire Ron Paul supporters because they are active, in fact overactive to the point of being irritating. But votes for third or fourth party candidates are wasted in the General election because the most important goal in this campaign was to rid the country of the crooks and gangsters encamped in DC. It is typical today that some GOP/RNC sages are blaming people like Rush Limbaugh for the election loss. Let me say this, you got the candidate you wanted, you ran the campaign, and you should man up and take responsibility for losing to an incompetent foe who should have gone down big. I voted for Romney, but you had my vote all along. Your campaign didn't round up the bystanders you needed;.
trying to be cheerful: His majority declined; he would not have won without African-American votes that will not be there for a Democrat of any other color who underperforms like this; about SCOTUS, there does always remain the option of court packing if an electoral mandate supports it (as it did not for Roosevelt, but the option exists in principle); and now and his party have to deal with Social Security. The GOP was going to take the pain, but the Democrats have seized that poisoned chalice. Among others
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Spinners like Charles and Rove, mm mm mm. Is there anything they can't get their pansy middle to buy? Charles and Rove will be around indefinitely arguing our only hope is republicanism. They will compose for the political reality of needing candidates who won't scare off the the new demographic types, illegals, raza, those naughty victory mosque building muslims, teachers for norming the alternate life stle/ socialism, neutered media friends, dope legalizers bringing us needed tax money, fairness mongers, constitution maulers, Silent George NWO types -- basically the flexibility crowd. Traditional clingers will be made to understand by Charles, and an "Of course I'm disappointed" McCain, a the House Weeper, and Crispy, and Coulter the Writer, and Rove the Akin Killer, and their kind of human being, that things can look quite bright if only they will come around. "Hey you. Hey. Kiss. Come on around there, bubba. Join us. Shake my overpaid, dumpling soft, collaboraters hand." That means no more severe conservatives like Romney. We are going to need an even gentler breed of republican. Something more in Charles' image. Go Hatch-Graham in 2016.
A mandate is but a state of mind and Obama is in that state. He will declare he has a mandate regardless. He will use it to bypass Congress. The ends justify the means. Now the real question. Will Congress stop him?
obama doesn't need a "mandate" -- he's gonna continue his destruction of America with his trusty pen....
Time to re/evaluate your assets. I'm moving mine away from the "O" as quickly as I can.....
He's no president of mine. My president is President Romney in exile.....
He can spike the ball in the end/zone and moooooochelle can slouch on the view's couch. They will "never" represent me and mine.
I will ENDURE these next four years as I ENDURED WWII in my youth.
NO ONE can crawl into my heart and make me a communist, marxist or a socialist. I am an American Dream come true. I came to this country and succeeded in raising a wonderful family and living with dignity....
Move you assets everyone from the takers. At some point the demorats will see they can't "spend" if there's NO money to "spend"..... China will stop the "cash/flow" when they see no possibility of a return....
Time to call your lawyers and let them work their magic in hiding your hard/earned "stuff"....
Sorry, Charles. I couldn't disagree more. Bush had a voter-given mandate and the corrupt Democrat press neutralized it. Obama has no voter-given mandate and the same arm of the DNC will give it to him.
This is why we need someone, anyone, to investigate FL, OH, and VA. Those votes were too close and "just enough" and the blatant fraud around the country points to some real shenanigans there.
#4 You are exactly right! I am now going to listen to the constitutionalists who said we need to give up on the GOP. If they can't do it with all the gifts we had near the end...Benghazi, the FEMA screw up and the first debate, they will never get their mojo back!
#50, I agree. If Texas can, why not other States? It may have been a tad unrealistic in the past to talk about secession, but we have never been this polarized, philosophically and culturally in the past as we are now.
Maybe Rush was right when he talked about flipping a coin and having splitting the country right down the middle, with liberals taking and running their half the way they want, and conservatives doing likewise with their half. The key point was that liberals need the producers to steal from in order to run their half of the country.
Personally, I don't want anything to do with liberals any more, nor their constituents and would be happy to form "Conservia" with my half of the country.
If this pipe dream ever happened, how long would it take before the liberal half tried sneaking into the conservative half because the former's lifestyle would be so abyssmal. Liberals can only operate when they control other people's lives and fortunes. They can't make it on their own with just their ideology.
I'm as unhappy about the result as anyone else, but I think Krauthammer makes some good points. Romney got 48% of the vote - hardly a wipe out. The GOP held the House - no easy fete, and if not for some very weak Senate candidates would have won that too. The seeds of victory are found in every defeat.
I have no idea how he sees we have a bright future. All I could think of last night while trying to go to sleep was the Supreme Court could now change to a majority of liberals, the EPA and other 0bama radical agencies will crush this country, the overtaxation on dividends, etc. because of the abomination of 0bamacare. I could go on and on. We have to get through these four years to get to that "bright future."
#47, how perfectly Yeats describes the sense of foreboding that I feel today, and have felt for some time now.
The perpetually smug Charles never gets it.
China sees our energy assets as collateral, and O agrees. He's saving them for them and will ensure they receive Canada's energy in the meantime.
I am going for my Irish citizenship now--something that felt vaguely treasonous even though I have been eligible. We all need options now, and I am open to ideas from ldotters regarding protecting personal assets under the permanent socialist tyranny we live under.
Pointing fingers and blaming others for this loss is useless. We are starting to sound like Obama. The reality is we lost honorably and Obama won ugly. Anyone who says negative campaigning doesn't work is naive and ignorant. The facts show it does. I thought Romney had it sewed up, but I started getting a squeezy feeling this past week end when the race tighened. Then when Larry Sabato predicted an Obama win, I ran for my Zantac.
Even though my thousands of prayers are still out there and were not answered last night, I believe they will be at the right time...God listens and waits.
We've much to do in the next several months, but right now today, I hope everyone finds something of joy and trys to focus on it.
Oh, crap. While I was fumbling around looking for the light switch I realized the last sane person had already turned off the light. Adios, muchachos/muchachas/homies ... we are all what comes before -ada.
Today I woke up and for the first time in my life was disappointed with the country I live in. Realism has finally taken hold. The country is finished it was a nice run for about 200 years. The communist now have full control and have won. Too many people over 60 will die in the next 4 years. Too many young idiots coming out of college and high school in the next 4 years. Too many Republicans scared of their own shadows. Too many pundits that don’t know what they are talking about Too much race influx into the country in the next four years. Too much big business and government collusion in the next four years. Too many secrets given to the communists in the next four years. Too many communist in the government, including the puppet in charge. White people built the country and the so called minorities will destroy it with all the influx of people coming in to take advantage of the welfare system. The conservative movement will be redefined with moderates and is dead. Thank god for Ronald Reagan he slowed it down till the end of my life cycle anyway. The Republican party is dead. Today is my last day I will listen to Rush or any other well-meaning pundit. Krauthammer is an idiot forward does not care about a mandate. God is in the process of exacting punishment on this country.
The absolute best we can expect over the next two years is the status quo; Boehner and McConnell standing up and staying strong against Obama and the Democrats. Yeah, right. Boehner won't be able to keep the Republicans together because most of the Republicans will be afraid of being tarred as the 'party of no' and thereby losing their seats in 2014. This will result in the GOP further slipping towards irrelevancy.
I heard last night that exit polls indicated that 60% of respondents prefer smaller government to bigger government. Unfortunately, the Tea Party has been disfigured beyond recognition by the GOP establishment and idiots like Akin and Mourdock.
The GOP will go the way of the Whigs and something needs to take its place.
If Obama was a white man with the same political record of economic failure he never would have been re-elected.
The big political deal that the Republicans will have to face is the changing voter demographics in the country. You can bet that Obama will now demand what amounts to amnesty, and a "path to citizenship" for just about every illegal alien who is now in the USA, probably incrementally. The phrase "path to citizenship" is liberal Democrat code speak for eventually granting those would be legalized aliens US voting rights.
In plain English what that will mean is 20 million or so potential new liberal Democrat voters in the years ahead. And that is just the first wave, as once legalized under the liberal family reunification provisions of the immigration laws those aliens will have a legal right to bring many additional millions of their foreign relatives into the USA to also be put on a fast track to US voting rights.
With that many new liberal Democrat voters, the majority of who would be poor, low wage earning, generally uneducated foreign born people, most with little or no bottom line tax liability, they will have zero incentive to keep taxes low, and will always vote for the political candidate who promises them the most in terms of new rights and government paid for benefits and services.
Forget about Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in 2016, as this election has shown that the winning formula for the liberal Democrats with the changing national voter demographics is to locate and put an Obama clone at the top of their ticket on into the future.
Krauthammer is dreaming. The Dictator needs no mandate.
We were socialist lite, now we are socialist marching briskly to communism. My only consolation is that my husband & I are old, we have no children or grandchildren. I am determined to march cheerfully to my fate with my head up and the memory of a once great nation in my heart. I will give no one the satisfaction of seeing anything but a bright smile today. The Spartans, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Romans, the British Empire have all gone into that good night and now we are going too. We must face our end bravely as our founding fathers did as an example to us.
He owns it – every horrible piece of it and the liberals who put him in again own it too. Benghazi,fast & furious, Hurricane Sandy, 16 Trillion, Afghanistan & Iraq and Israel’s fate. President Bush & the republicans cannot be blamed any longer.
We have been forsaken as a nation and God has turned his face from us. We were born free and will die slaves in a communist state. Half the country is on government assistance. They were not about to give up the milky. They chose comfort over freedom hence they deserve neither and people like us will join them in suffering the consequences for their foolishness.
God said "choose life". This nation did not choose wisely last night.
May God have mercy on some of us Proud American in MA
I agree w/ all posters here. And as much as I revere the good Dr., I just don't share his assessment that the future of our party is bright. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter whom we nominate anymore - the inmates are running the prison, and the game has changed in their favor. Last night, we as a nation hit the tipping point, and have officially kissed goodbye the moral, social, and economic underpinnings that have made this nation great for 236 years. God help us all.
Our main problem was that we harped too much on the Benghazi affair. The Takers and the Morons couldn’t less care about that.
The only bright spot is that we should not have to expect to see also Narzi Pelosi every time we turn the TV on. For a while.
If an election is allowed in 2014, I sure hope we can hold the House.
There are some other thoughts that we must dare not pre-think. We must sure watch what we pre-say now.
One of these days, the Takers and the Morons will discover that the promised free stuff ain’t there -- after the Makers have said “to heck with it” and have gotten on the Welfare rolls, too, or have moved to Iceland.
The usual suspects should take note that the Makers will guard their own pantries.
Here's my best attempt at a positive spin on this disappointing election. If Romney had been elected he would have turned the economy around. On our current track, the economy will tank ... Clearing the way for ANY republican in 4 years. (That's about as positive as I can possibly be...).
Dr K , get grip. We are outnumbered and we will continue to be outnumbered. This election was our last chance to save the country and no candidate could have been more qualified or run a better campaign than Romney / Ryan. The takers will only increase and the makers will decrease and no amount of unrealistic happy spin is going to change that. The corrupt media is more powerful than the right wing blogs , radio, FOX ,etc. Republicans nationally cannot defeat the entrenched , liberal blue state mentality. Four years of Obama was supposed to guarantee a conservative tidal wave and instead, he's gotten stronger.
If Krauthammer came out of his delusional bubble he would see the wreckage around him. Our country is a smoking ruin thanks in large measure to the leftist media of which he is a part, admit it or not.
The Republicans are wimps and squishes; the American voters (not even worthy of that description) are ignorant and impotent.
My level of tolerance for this situation has hit bottom. I'm done with news, experts and pundits. After 75 years on this earth, I have seen all I want to see of selfish and corrupt government - here and abroad - and the culture of laziness that supports it.
As I approach the time that I can expect to need health care, which amounts to a death sentence, I can take a shred of comfort in the fact that I have left behind no offspring to face the downfall of what was once a beautiful dream. My heart goes out to those of you who worry about the future of your children and grandchildren.
#77 beat me to it. As a whole, America has turned from God, not that God has turned from us. I feel that the Godless are in control in all venues. May I respectfully suggest to all to read "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn. It's real!
Reply 86 - Posted by:
Bla Bla, 11/7/2012 11:57:24 AM (No. 8996456)
I contend we are NOT outnumbered. Yes, approx 51% receive $$ from the govt (we taxpayers). But out of that number consider who is getting it! It's not all welfare & the like -- it's also Veterans, elderly War Babies (who are living longer) & aging Baby Boomers on SS.
So how many in that "taker" column are truly the Dem base? We are NOT outnumbered. Yet.
We are in for the fight of our nation's life now -- we must get through to the GOP:
1) No more RINOs as candidates anywhere 2) Give up the gay marriage "fight" & produce an alternative in a positive way for gays who want to be monogamous (think about Liz Cheney while you do this) 3) Produce a platform the Tea Party is using or become irrelevant & face a Tea Party split vote. 4) Go after a way to get our message fairly presented in the MSM even if we have to sue them to do it.
I, for one, plan to write a letter to the Republican Party (as outlined above) & terminate my membership. They have to win me back or I am going either Independent or to the Tea Party.
In some respects, Dr. K is right. Obama hasn't had a mandate since the 2010 midterms. The House picked up more seats last night. True, Obama has the EO but any new stimulus packages, immigration 'reform', energy shut downs, etc. would have to go through the House, and Boehner will stand fast. Last night, the American people voted for gridlock. The best Obama can hope for is the end of the Bush tax cuts. Once people see the tax increases in their withholding, those who voted for Obama will start to scream. He's as close to a lame duck as a newly-elected pres can be. That's as optimistic as I can be. Last summer, I was shocked that Romney didn't choose Marco Rubio as his VP. He could have won Florida and probably Colorado.
Everybody is peeing on our grave. Let me add a little bit as well. For many years I was reminding to all of us - the fascists/commies wrote the playbook: seize the media and banks (hitler, lenin knew that!). Repubics didn't know that or pretended they didn't hear those warnings. There is the brilliant book Rules for Radical Conservatives by David Kahane, but again, repubics didn't read it, they read junk written by Dick Morris and Ann Coulter. And now, we, Americans, will pay the price.
Let me say, I will never again take part in any poll. Polls enable the opposing party to know your party affiliation, your opinions, income, race, religion, etc.
For the past year, we've been told this race would be close - as if someone had a crystal ball. Count me amongst some of the previous posters who've suggested the books were cooked.
It's no accident that in almost every state, the persons responsible for compiling each states votes were almost entirely Democrat. Add to that the story about our votes being counted in Spain. If it's true, perhaps that explains why Michelle chose to vacation there. True or not, I've also read that Soro's owns the company that counted our votes.
They call you a liar. The call you a felon. And you play nicey picey. This is what playing it safe gets you. It is now time for Republican leaders, elected and otherwise to speak out. Take off the gloves like Harry Reid. It is now time to pick up the mantle of birth certificate and other things and attack. I am sick of the wussy stupid republican jokes.
I grew up in an America that didn't promise me food or a roof over my head or clothes for my back. My America promised me things far more valuable. It promised me safety from oppression and freedom from tyranny. Last night those promises died.
I can not give my boy a better more promising world than I was born into, the first generation of Americans that can not do that for it's children and it breaks my heart more than any loss I have ever suffered.
Let's all remember that the Republican party gave us Romney. Nice guy. But we didn't want him early in the primary season because he looked like another Rino McCain defeat, Bob Dole with fancy underwear.
So I never thought I would say it.
It's time to start the real Tea Party. emblem and flag are obvious. And if the Republicans ask nice and learn the real conservative handshake, we let them vote for us...!
One story the mainstream media just loves: Republicans at war. The party’s splintered to shreds, torn beyond repair, cut in two, broken asunder. They write it week after week. The House speaker loses a vote, boom, the Republican Party is ruptured. But guess what story they never write? This one. The Democratic Party is ripped to tatters. The fake lovefest that broke out after Hillary Rodham Clinton wandered off into the wilderness in June 2008 is over. She’s back, and so is her troublemaking husband (who last week advised President Obama to “honor” his commitment
It was named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and that, right from the start, was, and is, is a double-barreled falsehood. To set the record straight, we can call this worm-infested rose by its proper name — the Patient Be Damned and let Premiums Rip Act. Since the official roll-out of the new law on Oct. 1, millions of people have lost their existing health care plans — and many or even most of those people are stumbling around in a state of shock, having discovered the sky-high replacement costs on the new insurance exchanges. The worst is yet to
When the Supreme Court is in session, one or two afternoons each week are reserved for closed-door conferences during which the justices discuss petitions for writs of certiorari. These petitions, in ordinary English, are requests by litigants for the Court to review cases that have been inconclusively adjudicated by lower courts. Such requests often involve high profile public controversies, and those scheduled for discussion on Tuesday fit comfortably into that category. Tomorrow, the justices will confer about Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius and Autocam v. Sebelius, all of which challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
Prospect theory, a predictive model of economic behavior, stipulates that when a person begins to come to terms with increasingly likely losses, they become risk-takers. Losses sting, the theory asserts, more than gains reward. Thus, risk-seeking behavior increases as the acute pain of an imminent loss comes clearly into focus. Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto astutely cited prospect theory on Thursday in the wake of the unprecedented maneuver by Senate Democrats to change the rules of the Senate by a simple majority vote along party lines. The long-considered but never invoked “nuclear option” was appealed to at a conspicuous time.
THE REWRITING of filibuster rules by Senate Democrats on Thursday changed the legislative body in fundamental ways, and for the worse. Republicans whose unjustified recalcitrance provoked the change should be ashamed. Democrats who are celebrating will soon enough regret their decision. The radical action, a product of poisonous partisanship, will also be an accelerant of poisonous partisanship. Fed up with Republicans repeatedly blocking President Obama’s judicial nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Democrats triggered the so-called “nuclear option.” In violation of long-standing precedent, they voted by a bare majority to alter the rules of
Last Tuesday, at a forum put together by the Wall Street Journal, President Barack Obama told a group of C.E.O.s that he was relatively sure that healthcare.gov would be “functioning for the majority of people who are using it” by November 30th, two months after its disastrous launch. He acknowledged that the process had been “rough, to say the least,” and added that, once the site does work, “we’re going to have to obviously re-market and re-brand.” That’s not all he’ll have to do.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning -- after 3 a.m. Geneva time -- an interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was struck between the Islamic Republic and the so-called P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN security council plus Germany, Iran’s most important trading partner). Iran is getting billions of dollars in sanctions relief (which President Obama will effect by executive order) in exchange for chemically degrading its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium through oxidization -- without giving up any of its 3.5% enriched uranium. Uranium enrichment is not a linear process: 3.5% enrichment is about 60% of
Obamacare was marketed to voters as a health-care overhaul that would allow Americans to benefit from lower costs and more options, and keep their current insurance and stay with their existing doctors if they wanted to. Well, for millions of Americans, none of that is true. As the truth about Obamacare reveals itself, President Obama has admitted that he will have to “remarket and rebrand” his plan. How does the White House think they will “remarket” Obamacare to voters? Telling the truth could not possibly achieve good results. The truth reveals that under Obamacare, you can’t keep your current insurance plan
AN AMERICAN president’s most important power is not the veto pen or the ability to launch missiles. It is the bully pulpit. When a president speaks, the world listens. That is why Barack Obama’s credibility matters. If people do not believe what he says, his power to shape events withers. And recent events have seriously shaken people’s belief in Mr Obama. At home, the chaos of his health reform has made it harder for him to get anything else done. Abroad, he is seen as weak and disengaged, to the frustration of America’s allies. Not all the barbs aimed at Mr
Josh Kraushaar, my co-author on the 2014 Almanac of American Politics, and Megan McArdle have opined that the Affordable Care Act is so badly damaged that repeal over a veto by President Obama is now within the realm of possibility. I suppose anything is possible. After all, seven weeks ago, very few people would have predicted that the rollout would be this disastrous. Who knows where we’ll be in two to three months? The law could be functioning much better, in which case a lot of this discussion will be academic, or it could be functioning so poorly that Republicans
Health care as a necessity comes only after food, shelter and income security. The mismanagement of the website HealthCare.gov and the cancellation of millions of policies pushes an underlying question out into the open: is the federal government capable of managing the provision of a fundamental service through an extraordinarily complex system?This system requires coordination of over 288 policy options (an average of eight insurers are competing for business in 36 states), each with three or more levels of coverage, while simultaneously calculating beneficiary income, tax credit eligibility, subsidy levels, deductibles, not to mention protecting applicant privacy,
The conventional Beltway wisdom about Obamacare’s future is that it will be very difficult to repeal, even if the 2014 midterms end with the GOP still in control of the House and holding a majority in the Senate. This mindset is epitomized David Frum, who recently concluded a blog post with the following admonition: “Repeal is a fantasy. Reform is the task ahead.” Like a lot of establishment journalists, Frum has a short memory. The repeal of the “Affordable Care Act” is by no means without precedent in recent congressional history. In fact, one need look no farther back than
Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope. In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind
The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history. What´s more, he suggests,
The hits to President Obama´s popularity, prompted by the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, are simply a natural fluctuation every commander-in-chief faces, Obama told interviewer Barbara Walters in an interview aired Friday. "If you remember, I´ve gone up and down pretty consistently throughout," Obama said in the ABC interview on Friday. "But the good thing about when you´re down is that usually you´ve got nowhere to go but up." "I got re-elected in part because people did think I was trustworthy and they knew I was working on their behalf," Obama said in the network´s exclusive. A CNN Poll of Polls complied
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate´s top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP´s already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell´s own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party´s so-called Establishment had to start fighting back against its most conservative wing. McConnell, an ardent Obamacare opponent, and other Republican pragmatists in Congress, supported the conservatives´ mission to defund Obamacare during budget negotiations, which led to the 16-day shutdown. But the pragmatists also accepted that their odds of success were virtually nil. Democrats ruled the Senate and White House, those
The Washington Examiner recently reported on an academic study on the 2008 presidential election entitled "The Palin Effect" that examined the effect of then Gov. Palin on the John McCain campaign. Its conclusions run counter to conventional wisdom. The cliché, advanced by the media and the now infamous HBO TV show "Game Change," was that Palin helped to cost McCain the election because of her "controversial" personality. In fact, typical of most vice presidential running mates, Palin had a marginal but largely positive effect on McCain´s standing with the voters. She certainly did not drive away independents and moderates, who along
WASHINGTON — As a small coterie of grim-faced advisers shuffled into the Oval Office on the evening of Oct. 15, President Obama’s chief domestic accomplishment was falling apart 24 miles away, at a bustling high-tech data center in suburban Virginia. HealthCare.gov, the $630 million online insurance marketplace, was a disaster after it went live on Oct. 1, with a roster of engineering repairs that would eventually swell to more than 600 items. The private contractors who built it were pointing fingers at one another. And inside the White House, after initially saying too much traffic was to blame, Mr. Obama’s
Four more years. 10 trillion more dollars in debt. And by the end of it, we’ll have a nuclear war in the Middle East and mandates forcing you to buy everything from electric cars to Michelle Obama’s trademark Soy and Asphalt pie. The motives behind the Washington Post op-ed argument are… revealing. I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37?percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton
He´s a proud family man already, but President Barack Obama will turn to his children when it comes to life after the White House. Sasha Obama could be the deciding factor in whether the first family stay in Washington once he leaves office in three years. In a taped interview with ABC News, the President said his now 12-year-old daughter ´will have a big vote in where we are´ because she will be a sophomore in high school. When Obama leaves office in January 2017 after two terms, eldest daughter Malia could be off in college. Both girls attend the exclusive Sidwell Friends School
AUBURN, Ala. — In a season of miracles for Auburn, all it has taken is one mistake to give the Tigers life. No. 1 Alabama made just enough of them Saturday to change the course of history. With no time left on the clock, Auburn cornerback Chris Davis caught a 57-yard field goal attempt by Alabama in the back of the end zone, ran it out down the left sideline and went 109 yards untouched to beat the Crimson Tide, 34-28.
Progressive talk radio needs a savior. Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in
Sen. John McCain is starting to sound like a Tea Party “wacko bird.” In a new fundraising letter for the Republican National Committee released Friday, McCain lashed out at “Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Washington liberals,” who he claimed are destroying the United States. Liberals, he warned, “have taken us down a dark and dangerous path defined by record levels of debt, ever-expanding government, and a lead-from-behind defense strategy. There´s not much time left to turn things around.” McCain’s name carries a lot of weight in fundraising because he was the 2008 GOP nominee and is a leading voice of
President Obama took part in Small Business Saturday by heading over to Politics and Prose, a locally-owned bookstore in Washington, D.C. Wearing a brown leather coat and tan sweater, the president mingled with customers and wished them happy holidays. He brought daughters Malia and Sasha, who occasionally left his side to shop as he chatted with others. At the register, when asked what books he purchased, Obama said, “it is a long list ... books for every age group, from 5 to 52.” In all, Obama purchased 21 titles, including, “All That Is” by James Salter; “Collision Low Crossers: