Washington - Mitt Romney sent a note Saturday to his campaign backers saying he and his wife "cannot thank you enough for supporting and believing in our cause." "This was more than just a campaign - this was a national movement," he said. "Thank you for the work that you did - going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs. Thanks for making phone calls, coming to rallies, donating funds, and convincing friends and family to join our team."
What an opportunity America had to have a truly great and honorable leader. Instead, "we" chose Zero for 4 more years. So far, in the first few days after the election, he has blocked millions of acres of federal lands for drilling, the Petraeus scandal was revealed, his bipartisan olive branch was cut off with his demand to raise taxes on the rich, HHS has started releasing their new Obamacare requirements. It is going to be a long, miserable four years....
Romney is a nice guy and not the kind who finishes last. The Beltway Republican leadership deliberately spent two years in alienating the grassroots - he and his advisers enthusiastically went along with it. End of story.
Romney conducted himself as a gentleman with morals and character. That is objectionable to most of the country because it shows up their own low class behaviors. He can hold his head high and be proud of himself.
I received the note, too. If the Governor and his wife are reading this, I say thank you both for all you both did to try to turn this country back to the right course. Mitt Romney is the best man ever to run for President and lose. So sad. I heard Mrs. Romney cried on election night. I did, too.
Received the gracious Thank you from Mitt & Ann Romney. I wrote back, "it is WE who should be thanking you both for your sacrifice during the past year".. I don´t know my Country any more. It´s sad that the only explanation that seems logical is this Election was stolen! How bad is that?
How grateful I am for his huge effort, and that he did not drag the Presidential into the mud by answering Zippy in his own terms. He kept it on the issues. Somebody other than Jake Tapper finally asked Zippy a few tough questions about the public good.
My husband and I each received Mitt´s thank you note. Does anyone think for one moment that The Won would have been as gracious in defeat? He would have exhorted his folks to get revenge. He would have had them burn this country to the ground. I believe now that God saved us from a savagery we could only imagine. I am unhappy, devastated that Mitt and Paul lost but I think had they won, we would be paying for 1000 years.
Unfortunately more scum now live in America and vote democratic. And we are being told we must relate to these people. Okay, I understand what they are implying but how do you relate to people who do not want to work, who have no interest in their education, who do not believe in personal responsibility, who have baby after baby without being married etc. etc. I imagine in a short period of time Mr. Romney will be able to say "I told you so" but won´t because he is too decent.
I am sorry to say that America 2012 does not deserve a man like Mitt Romney - a man of integrity, intelligence and patriotism as president. America deserves Obama. I have never been so ashamed of my country in all my life.
In 1980 we were smart enough to correct the mistake the electorate made in 1976 in electing the incompetent peanut farmer in knee-jerk reaction to Watergate. 32 years later, with an even more incompetent - and this time anti-American - president more than worthy of being thrown out, America opted for four more years of national suicide. So shameful.
Although I have not (yet)received a note from Mr. Romney, I would like to write to him to express my sorrow that he lost, and gratitude for the upright effort he made for those of us who love this country. Would one of you who received his note be kind enough to respond with the return address on your note? Thank you so much. I will check back to the site from time to time.
Folks I´m not spending a dime for the holidays or the next one. In my household we will learn about a spiritual Christmas, no more movies unless they are conservative leaning. I´m not going to feel bad about the job losses or the outsourcing. Am I going to feel the pinch? of course. Do I know if we can survive this storm? I´m praying but I do not. I´m going a step farther and plan to punish unions in anyway possible for this miscarriage and fraud. Charity will be based on whether my values are similar or not.
The week started with the White House seemingly determined to punish Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for his use of chemical weapons, but on Wednesday Obama let the air out of the ball. Last night on the PBS Newshour he explained he may yet choose not to pull the trigger. “I’ve not made a decision,” said Obama. “I have gotten options from our military, had extensive discussions with my national security team.” Some are blaming the delay on the British, who announced yesterday they are waiting for the report from U.N. chemical inspectors due this weekend—assuming the investigating team in Syria doesn’t
Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources. “Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t hire brilliant people for jobs like this. You hire smart people. Brilliant people get you in trouble.” Snowden was a Honolulu-based employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, an NSA contractor. His job gave him system administrator privileges on the NSA’s intranet, NSAnet. He reportedly used his privileges to download 20,000 documents.
Is the Attorney General of New York a crook? Who is Neal Kwatra? Who is Melvin Lowe? What exactly was that federal sentencing memorandum all about? Why isn’t Jon Corzine being prosecuted? And exactly what went on in a closed-door meeting between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and President Obama — hours before Schneiderman filed a Saturday afternoon lawsuit against Obama’s famous critic –- Donald Trump? The questions about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are piling up. And the irony is that the filing of a $40 million lawsuit against Trump that amusingly alleges the billionaire real estate mogul was trying to scrounge $35,000
The Obama administration has refused to send gas masks and other chemical-weapons protection gear to Syrian opposition groups, despite numerous requests dating back more than a year and until the reported chemical-weapons attack that struck the Damascus suburbs August 21. Following the harrowing attack that left more than 1,300 dead and more than 3,000 injured in East Ghouta and other Damascus suburbs, the Obama administration is contemplating a strike on the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But Syrian civilians are still trying to cope with the tragedy and treat the wounded, who include scores of children caught sleeping when the gas
The king of Spain himself played a nobly intentioned if blundering role in Lady Pamela Hicks´s birth. The great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she grew up in a household where the guest list included Noël Coward, Winston Churchill, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., King Edward VIII and one Mrs. Simpson, whose hostess gift was a cold, cooked chicken from Fortnum & Mason. Lady Pamela witnessed the transfer of power that gave India its independence from Britain, in the process forging a deep bond with Jawaharlal Nehru ("Oh, I wish you had met Nehru," she said in a phone conversation from her home in
Since Republicans regained control of the House in 2011, conservative outside groups have executed a relentless pressure campaign aimed at pushing the House majority further toward the base, and impressing upon lawmakers the risks of voting against the recommendation of these right-wing rainmakers. But after a summertime spat over agriculture policy, GOP lawmakers decided to push back. According to several sources with direct knowledge of the situation, the Republican Study Committee—a group of 172 conservative House members—has barred Heritage Foundation employees from attending its weekly meeting in the Capitol. (Snip)To some conservative members, this was Heritage Action moving the goalposts, plain and
WASHINGTON — I know. I know. This puts me out of sync with the New York Times and even the infallible New York Post, but if I were a citizen of New York and not just a monthly visitor I would be voting for John Catsimatidis, the jolly and jowly rumpled candidate whose name appears on both the Republican and Liberal lines. How he managed this I do not know. Maybe he is a Liberal of the old school, one of those who were not squeamish about being American and still believed in the country and the free-market system. Catsimatidis
Hmmm, based on what the left preaches isn’t it supposed to be Fox News that is the biased news station? Well even the liberals over at The New Yorker are saying that MSNBC is worse! According to The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh, who for 8 years was a critic at the New York Times, profiled MSNBC and found that “Conservatives are far less visible on MSNBC than liberals are on Fox News”. And not only is MSNBC less likely to have Conservatives on their shows, but when they do, they tend to be Republicans who talk trash right-wingers. Sanneh had this to
Several Republican-led states at the forefront of the campaign to undermine President Obama’s health-care law have come up with new ways to try to thwart it, refusing to enforce consumer protections, for example, and restricting federally funded workers hired to help people enroll in coverage. And in at least one state, Missouri, local officials have been barred from doing anything to help put the law into place. The actions have drawn less attention than congressional efforts to cut off funding for the law, or earlier state decisions to refuse to set up online insurance marketplaces or reject an expansion of
The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) final rule on Obamacare’s individual mandate, released this week, uses the term “Shared Responsibility Payment” more than 50 times to describe the mandate’s non-compliance penalty, which the Supreme Court in 2012 defined as a tax. The IRS also used the term “shared responsibility penalty” in the rule, which does not identify the individual mandate as a tax. The 75-page rule published by the IRS, which is tasked with enforcing Obamacare as the law is fully implemented in 2014, is entitled “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.” While the Obama administration originally pitched
A headline the other day called President Obama a “reluctant warrior.” It was half-right. He’s reluctant, but not much of a warrior. His feckless, indulgent dithering while Syria burns would be the low point of his foreign policy except for the fact that it is alarmingly typical. The president from the faculty lounge is proving again that he is simply no match for determined adversaries, terrorists and genocidal maniacs. From the upheavals of the so-called Arab Spring to the “reset” with Russia to the “engagement” with Iran, Obama’s sophomoric habit of leading from behind has reduced the planet’s lone superpower to a
He’s the littlest man on campus. A brainy 11-year-old from Texas is now a college freshman — plotting a degree in quantum physics while boys his age play video games and ride bikes with friends. Carson Huey-You told Texas Christian University’s Web site TCU360.com that his first week of college was “overwhelming but exciting and fun” and said he is “still trying to find his groove.” Everywhere he goes on campus, he is accompanied by mom Claretta Huey-You, and at night he goes back to their Dallas-Fort Worth home. Carson, who entered eighth grade at age 5, said there are some complications, like “trying
GWEN IFILL: Hello, Mr. President. Thank you so much for joining us. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Really appreciate it. Thank you. ARTICLE TOOLS Print Email Share JUDY WOODRUFF: And welcome to the NewsHour. (snip)PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, I’ve not made a decision. I have gotten options from our military, had extensive discussions with my national security team. So let me talk about what’s at stake here. I think we all understand terrible things have been happening in Syria for quite some time, that the Assad regime there has been killing its own people by the tens of thousands, that
If you crave small town life the way that Norman Rockwell imagined, then pack up and head for these unassuming idylls scattered across the country. A list of the top ten best small towns in America has been compiled by analyzing the size of population, income, crime levels, house prices and number of parks and gardens. The perfect spots are dotted from coast to coast, reaching from the Pacific Northwest to the Rockie Mountains, the Heartland and up the Atlantic Coast. The town of Sharon Massachusetts comes in first place, according to a survey by CNNMoney. Number One: SHARON, MASSACHUSSETS
After recently growing out her much buzzed-about bangs, Michelle Obama has debuted a new hair update: caramel colored highlights. The First Lady showed off her brand new look yesterday while speaking at a film screening in Washington, DC. The new face-framing ´do is significantly less drastic and more flattering than the blunt bangs she had cut in January, which she admitted were ´irritating´ after a while.Placed mostly around the edges of her face, the highlights are subtle and warm, in a soft honey color. Reactions to the style have been mostly positive,
Fast-food workers in 50 U.S. cities plan to walk off the job today in an attempt to ratchet up pressure on McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) and Wendy’s Co. to raise wages. Protests that began in New York last year are spreading to cities including Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Indianapolis, according to the Service Employees International Union, which is advising the strikers. About 200 workers showed up at the two-story Rock N Roll McDonald’s store in Chicago’s River North neighborhood this morning chanting: “Hey hey, ho ho, poverty wages gotta go!” The non-union workers are demanding the right to organize
These football players scored a touchdown without setting foot on the field. Four members of the William Paterson University football team in New Jersey each scored $50 gift cards after surveillance cameras captured them at a Wayne store paying for batteries and sunglasses, even though no employees were around. Buddy´s Small Lots was actually closed Sunday night. But the lock malfunctioned and the lights were on, making it appear as though it was open. Buddy´s management got a call from police that there had been a break-in, but upon arrival, nothing was missing from the store, News 12 New Jersey
Kim Jong-un´s ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad nine days ago, according to South Korean reports. The reports in South Korea´s Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on August 17 for violating domestic laws on pornography. All 12 were machine-gunned three days later,
The Obama administration has determined that no one should be held accountable for the deaths of four brave Americans in Benghazi. Sure, it might have been the first time in 33 years that an American ambassador was killed while in service, but according to the White House it just adds up to a "phony" scandal. Secretary of State John Kerry decided that midlevel staffers suspended for the lax security surrounding the Benghazi compound were cleared to resume their jobs. Apparently, eight months paid leave is enough punishment. You might recall that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted these same employees fired, but
Barack Obama´s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was classic Obama: beautifully delivered, moving, deceptive, divisive, frustrating. And, of course, it was far more about Barack Obama than it was Martin Luther King Jr. It started with a history lesson, a reminder of the significance of that bright shining moment in 1963--when thousands of ordinary Americans, "assembled here in our nation´s capital under the shadow of the great emancipator to offer testimony of injustice, to petition their government for redress, and to awaken America´s long slumbering conscience." For all Americans--left and right--that´s the kernel of what
Several thoughts ricocheted through my head as I watched that smutty little clip from the Video Music Awards, this thought first: Miley Cyrus is the only performer who can make people wish they were watching her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, instead. The second thought was that her act—in which she started off as a cartoon-porn plush toy, her tongue at a right angle to her mandible, and finished up as a latex-clad masturbationist—was the nadir of American civilization.
A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for a massacre of fellow unarmed soldiers that killed 13 people and injured 30. The sentence was one that Hasan also appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr after the attack at the military base. But many years could pass before he is put to death. The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, described himself as a soldier who had
The White House has made it clear that the Syrian government’s recent use of chemical weapons isn’t going to go unanswered, but they’ve declined to say whether they’ll want authorization from the United Nations or Congress for any eventual action. When White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked today whether the president would wait for a vote from the U.N. Security Council and whether he would request congressional approval, he said that such questions presume a response the president has not yet committed to. At the State Department’s press briefing today, a spokesman also wouldn’t comment on the matter
Al Jazeera America’s launch in place of the failed Current TV network was an unsurprising dud, TV Newser reports. Available in more than 40 million homes, its initial ratings were poor for cable news standards. Its best showing of the week was just 54,000 viewers for Thursday night’s Real Money with Ali Velshi: The 2 PM Saturday edition of “News Live” averaged 48,000 viewers, while “Inside Story” Thursday at 12:30 PM averaged 41,000 viewers. “News Live” Thursday from 12-12:30 averaged 40,000. The debut edition of “The Stream” on Tuesday averaged 38,000 viewers, below Nielsen’s