Members of Mitt Romney’s campaign staff ignored the early day warning signs of low voter turnout on Election Day and held on to their optimism until it turned into befuddled confusion. The person that was left the most surprised by the unfavorable numbers, however, was Romney himself. ‘There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't. It was like a sucker punch,’ one unidentified adviser told CBS. The concession call was handled by Romney’s body man, Garrett Jackson, who diligently called his Democratic counterpart Marvin Nicholson. ‘Is your boss available?’ Jackson asked.
My heart just breaks for Gov Romney and Mrs Romney. My anger just keeps growing by the minute at people like Chris Christie and other RINO's who used Romney then stabbed him in the back. Thought I'd be better by now but - no.
I was just as upset when Clinton beat Bush in 1992 and Dole in 1996, but this time is different for some reason
Mitt, Ann, Paul and Janna are good people. They have no reason to hang their heads. Obama is not as well-liked as the media who props him up wants us to believe. I predict his inauguration coverage will get very low ratings.
America is ready for a change, and once the GOP learns effective strategies to defeat those who protect the status quo, things will look up for our nation.
Many of us suspected this might happen. If Mitt couldn't see it, then he was not qualified to be POTUS. He's a good and decent man, but all the signs of possible election theft were there for those who had eyes to see. Among other qualities, a President needs vision.
Today's news about Petreus is also no surprise for those of us who can see what we're dealing with.
On Wednesday morning I buried my brother and lost my country. Talk about a double wammy. Saul Alinsky was the winner (if you tell people a lie enough times they will believe it is the truth) and a good man, who truly cares about his country, was the loser. Sad indeed.
I felt the same .. sucker-punched. Here we had a truly admirable, honest man willing to take on America's problems -- and the Ozero Campaign stole the election through who knows what? Youth, stupid women, Soros payments, rigged machines, computer voting? This is tragedy beyond belief. Those who voted for Ozero deserve what the future holds, but the rest of rational America does not. I hold the Romney and Ryan families in my prayers and hope they feel the love of the millions who so wanted them to lead us. Now comes The Resistance and the Re-education of our youth.
#8: I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. What an awful double tragedy you've had this week.
The Gimmecrats almost certainly stole this election through voter fraud and voter suppression. Many members of the military (the ones who have actually earned the privilege of voting) didn't receive their ballots in time. Convenient for the most corrupt president we have ever had.
Go to Romney's FB and thank them for their effort. They need support in a time like this and they won't get it from selfish turncoats like Christie et al.
There was massive voter fraud in OH and CO. Let's just get that on the table.
What I don't understand is why Romney pulled a McCain and just nicely gave up. What was that? He should have had them recounted in the key swing states - who cares what it looks like - the country was at stake.
I think there was fraud BECAUSE they were so shocked. I also think Christie contributed to his loss. But so did Romney by being to nice and gracious about Benghazi and for not defining himself, but letting Obama do it for him.
The unions spent 1/2 billion $$$ on this election, but they spent tons on the Walker recall...and Walker won. And look at the big repubs wins in 2010. I'm still suspicious about this election. It doesn't add up. The won couldn't fill venues,the first debate the won was so lost, the third debate he was arrogant... I hope someone takes a good look at the election results. Repubs never fight results & the dems know it.
It's natural for a candidate to insulate himself from the reality that he might lose. Unfortunately, campaigning to not lose keeps you from doing things that will win. Romney and his advisors hunkered down while Obama carpet bombed him with lies. Will the GOP ever learn? No, they will not. Romney is a good man, he didn't deserve what he got, but the GOP needs gutter fighters. It's about survival now. Being nice to Democrats means you get your throat cut, but it also means I get my throat cut, so the GOP had better knock it off.
It is not possible that there were fewer votes than in 2004. It is not possible that there were 14 million fewer votes than 2008. Everyone and I mean everyone I have spoken to cannot remember seeing more people at the polls. I have seen the same told by many on this site. The exist polls all point to Obama losing, strong majorities think we're on the wrong track, the economy is the primary issue, Romney is better on the economy, etc. etc. and yet Obama wins? The math doesn't add up. There is something horribly wrong here. The election was stolen. Obama is not a legitimate president. Unfortunately, the country is lost. It is now time to "...throw off such government, and to provide new guards for [our] future security." The United States are finished but the conservative states should start anew. I don't think it will be long now. I pray that it won't.
I am sick to death of so-called conservatives (including those on this site) who continue to attack Romney after this catastrophic election. Romney and Ryan were good candidates, and they worked very hard to win and save us from the beast, Obama. If there is any blame for their loss, it lies at the feet of judges who would not allow states to implement voter ID laws, which would have made it harder for the Democrats to cheat in certain critical states. And when I hear that Republican vote numbers were lower than 2008, I can only believe that many RINO-phobic and Libertarian-leaning fair-weather Republicans once again failed to vote for their party's candidates because of some distorted, holier-than-thou insistence on dogmatic "purity" in the candidates, thus handing the election to the Democrats, as they did in 2008. This election turned out to be a tragedy, and we are all in mourning. Don't annoy the rest of us with your unhelpful complaining.
I think Obama knew he was likely to loose so the reports of the votinh machines reversing the entries ...if you indicate Romney it recorded a vote for Obama....are likely true. Romney is really thr winner with 300+ electoral votes!
What an opportunity for a couple, or three or four, of would-be journalists. Work it for the next two years and find out where the fraud occurred. It won't change the fact we are stuck with Obama and The Thing. It will make a huge difference going forward. Voting machines are this difficult, or this easy? If we can put a man on the moon...
I´m not even going to address the "so-called conservative" slap; it can sit alongside "RINO" on the shelf of fratricidal epithets that helped lose this election. For over a year I have watched people on this site throwing away votes. Men and women of good faith can differ over matters of politics and still unite in a common cause. What they will not do is partner with people who insult them. I have no doubt that the derisive behavior of some Romney advocates on this site cost Mitt votes. Call it deriding for a fall. I´m equally certain that unthinking condemnations of Romney after he was nominated did us no good. The two great conservative leaders of my lifetime left us two pieces of political wisdom: The Buckley Rule and the Eleventh Commandment. Going forward, we need to vote for the most conservative candidate who can win, and we need to remember Reagan´s commandment and keep it wholly.
Thank you, Mitt Romney. You were an excellent candidate and you picked an excellent running mate. You threaded the needle perfectly, a needle that many cannot grasp today. You had to walk a fine line with the media ready to take you down in so many ways.
We love you for wanting to save our country and we owe you and your family so much gratitude.
I have never been more biter about an election than now. My household has already been hit by a layoff due to this fraudulent election. What to do, what to do? I like the idea of a resistance movement.
US intelligence picked up on messages in which Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden´s successor, ordered Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of its Yemen branch, to carry out an attack. The messages represent rare coordination between al-Qaeda´s core leadership, which is in hiding in Pakistan, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terror group´s most dangerous offshoot. In response the US has ordered the unprecedented closure of embassies in 19 countries across the Middle East and Africa until at least Saturday. Britain, Germany, France and Holland have also closed their embassies in Sana´a, the Yemeni capital, until later in the week.
President Obama has replaced Republican Mitt Romney as the most popular target for comedians, a study has revealed. [Snip] Obama was the target of 288 gags made by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. The second most joked-about individual was New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, at 120. But as the study was conducted before Weiner´s second sexting scandal had come to light, the number of jokes aimed at him is expected to have jumped dramatically
Anthony Weiner´s sexting partner has stripped down for the public as she filmed a video for a major porn distributor. Sydney Leathers poses provocatively in a five-minute clip of the video, and talks about her virtual relationship with the disgraced congressman. ´He would always compliment me on my breasts and my butt and my feet, and he would always tell me I was the perfect height to wear heels,´ the 23-year-old said. In the video, created by porn production company Vivid, Leathers is seen disrobing from various lingerie sets and displaying the assets that many feel cost Weiner his
A Texas man dramatically turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted him and his wife on Thursday, by pulling a gun on the duo and shooting them both, killing one. According to KHOU, the unnamed couple were targeted by brothers Jordan, 20, and Preston Kutach, 21, who knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, near Houston. The suspects kidnapped the couple at gunpoint in their own home, then made them drive to the bank where they forced the woman to withdraw cash. But then her husband struck back
Iran´s new president Hasan Rouhani has accused the United States of seeking an excuse to confront the country over its nuclear programme. The new leader reportedly made the claim during a meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Nam, who is in the Iranian capital Tehran to see Mr Rouhani´s inauguration. According to Iranian state TV, the president said: ´We believe the United States and the Westerners are seeking an excuse to confront the countries that they do not consider friends.´ The West suspects Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, a charge which Iran denies.
The U.S. State Department has extended the closure orders for 19 embassies and consulates across the Middle East and Africa for a week--amid fears of a ´strategically significant´ terrorist attack against Western interests. Officials are offering few details about the threat from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the arm of the terrorist organization that is based in Yemen, but at least one report indicates it could involve a terrorist attack mounted by people with explosives surgically-implanted inside them--bombs capable of passing undetected through airport security. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said ´the chatter´ intercepted by
Almost unnoticed, Iraq is toppling into civil war, yet again. Here are a few sentences plucked at random from an Al Jazeera article published this Saturday: “Bombings and shootings across Iraq have killed at least 19 people, including an ambush that targeted a convoy carrying a top military commander, authorities said … Gunmen also broke into the house of a former fighter of an anti-al-Qaeda group known as Sahwa, killing the man´s wife and two daughters near the city of Baqouba [Snip] You get the picture. It is almost entirely depressing, as there is apparently nothing we can do
Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of ´political correctness´. Major Nidal Hasan, 42, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for after launching an attack at the Texas Army post in November 2009. And on the eve of his trial, which is due to get underway on Tuesday, 148 victims and their relatives are launching a legal claim against the government for $750million (£491 million) for failing to prevent the killings from happening.
A picture has emerged showing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden grinning from ear to ear as he left Moscow airport on Thursday, after more than a month stranded at the terminal. The 30-year-old is seen positively beaming, flanked by his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena and two unknown women, as he marches out of Sheremetyevo airport having been granted asylum by Vladimir Putin for a year. [Snip]The photograph, released by Russian TV station Russia24, comes after a member of the US Senate was caught trying to make a rather conspicuous edit to Edward Snowden´s Wikipedia page. In a move sure to grind
Chuck E. Cheese restaurants have been popular spots for kids´ birthday parties for decades. These days, however, the restaurants are a pretty popular spot to throw up your dukes, too, as a series of large brawls between the adults accompanying children has given the chain a bit of a black eye in the PR department. Just last week, two women were arrested following a brawl at a Chuck E. Cheese that involved more than 20 people. That same location has seen more than 80 emergency calls to 9-1-1 in less than two years. A few eeks earlier, a fight broke
For an organisation that is said to be in terminal decline, al-Qaeda will draw immense satisfaction from the events of this past weekend, when it demonstrated its ability to disrupt the work of Western governments by forcing the temporary closure of dozens of diplomatic missions throughout the Arab world. While it is unclear what kind of threat prompted the US government to initiate such radical measures, or the Foreign Office to shut the British mission to Yemen, American intelligence officials are convinced that al-Qaeda is planning a spectacular attack to mark the festival of Eid, which comes at the
Islamist militants set off several explosions in the Somali capital on Sunday, their spokesman said, demonstrating the rebels´ ability to attack the heart of government-controlled areas despite security gains. The guerilla-style attacks were typical of al Shabaab rebels who have waged a six-year campaign to impose their strict interpretation of Islamic law on the country. [Snip] "We started a massive military operation across Mogadishu at dusk. It will go on until tomorrow morning," said rebel spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, promising more attacks over the next few days as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ends.
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.