The results of the presidential election were certainly a sharp disappointment for those on the right, but conservatives shouldn’t be looking for any non-fiscal cliffs to throw themselves from. Nor should Dems see any grand mandate for President Obama’s policies. Obama won small, and the nation and Congress remain as divided as before the election. A Republican comeback in 2014, taking control of the U.S. Senate, would change the picture greatly. By 2014, Americans will have had a much bigger taste of what a second Obama term means in their daily lives
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Johnny Angle, 11/11/2012 8:27:04 AM (No. 9006696)
Don´t betray us Boehner! Do not raise the debt ceiling - it is our major leverage. You will be vilified no matter how "bipartisan" you are. So for once, act on conservative principles, not your alcohol addled egotism.
2014 has a reasonable opportunity to be a repeat of 2010. The conditions and quality of life will be, as the article says, measurably worse. Also, there will be no single standard bearer who is at odds with the grass roots. Time for the Tea Party Nation and Sarah to step in.
I think he is right about the 2014 election and I also think that the Democrats will never ever find a candidate like Mr. Obama again. Certainly not Hillary! I think it´s a mistake to look at this last election as a repudiation of conservative values, we have to look at it as a popularity contest because most Obama supporters were ill informed, superficial and media hyped and he was just so hip and cool! They won´t have their savior next time because they´re are going to discover to their disappointment that he can´t run again. And after all his policies bring us to the brink of disaster, they probably won´t vote.
I am not so optimistic. Nothing has changed in the blue states and open borders are rapidly eroding Texas. Florida is gone. Conservatives may be right on principles, but they do not matter with classes, or ethnic groups. California was once blue, and is now a one party state. Without some change, just waiting for election is a false hope.
Agree with above posters. By Nov 2014 when Obamacare has already taken hold and the mandates hit the 99% crowd (who think everything is free), we will take the Senate big time. Hopefully by 2016 with a GOP prez we can repeal Obamacare like Prohibition was repealed. Or will it be too late?
Count me among the pessimists. By 2016 ObamaCare will be a permanently entrenched bureaucracy, as untouchable as the Departments of (so called) Energy and Education. People may be dissatisfied with it but they´ll be DEPENDENT on it, which will be all that matters electorally. The other side understands this. And a newly elected 2014 Republican senate will have no power to influence or counteract that developing dependency.
And by 2016 the courts will be gone, and all of you should know what that means. Any measure passed by a conservative president and congress from 2017 on which imperils the socialist status quo will be shopped through the courts and eventually up to a left wing SCOTUS, which will have its majority decision written beforehand.
It´s tempting to want to be hopeful, but we need to face the fact that we´ve past the point of no return.
Don´t double down on Sarah Palin "Let´s keep the primary going until the convention" idiocy. Mitt couldn´t define himself while he was fighting the class warfare of Newt and the strict anti abortion and gay marriage issue of the hard right.
Keep up the Mitt blame, that RINO monster, and you destroy Paul Ryan by association. Moderate the absolutist position on abortion which was in the platform even though Mitt was not going to go into social reform. Akin and Mourdock loss needs be kept in mind.
Keep up the no gay unions and you will see gay marriage put in place which will intrude on your own rights. Instead we should go gung ho on finding common ground on gay unions--the only way to avoid gay marriage. The young do not feel anything against gay marriage and their feeling trumped any thought or reason.
Voter fraud, voter ID a major issue as is the power to sue the Constitutional law breakers of the GOP governors. Work locally to get more republicans OF ANY ILK into Congress. Look at the post election maps--vast land area is red. Gop governors and Congressional reps are doable and can be shown by their individual states economies (if survive obama)
obama maybe more interested in his jet setting, transnational legacy than in turning us commie which he in frustration said couldn´t be done from the inside and the national secrets he has not already revealed? He has to remember bin Laden´s fate if he is too blatant?
I absolutely agree with #6. We won´t do any better in 2014 than we did last week. The reason for that is there will be MORE "takers" by then. Those people are the reason Obama was re-elected. There are more of them than us and as long as they continue to get their FREE health care, housing, phones and everything else in their lives, they will continue to vote DEMOCRAT. They could care less what happens to this country. To them, they´re living large! Until THEY feel some PAIN, nothing is going to change...ever. Democrats will see to it that those "Takers" are happy and comfortable. Get used to Democrat Rule!
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Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who was Bishop of Rochester for 15 years, said that the Queen took an oath to "uphold God´s laws" when she was crowned. But the Bishop claimed that signing into law a Bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry would force her to break that promise she made upon her Coronation. (Snip) Bishop Nazir-Ali told the Daily Mail: "The idea of a constitutional monarchy comes from the Bible. Christians are told in the Bible to obey their rulers, unless the ruler tells us to do something God forbids.
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While the White House and many lawmakers push to grant legal status to immigrants who crossed the border illegally, the Romeike family thought they followed the rules -- but now face deportation. They are devout Catholics who emigrated from Germany in 2008 to home school their six children in Tennessee. As Uwe Romeike told Fox News, it is illegal to do that in Germany. (Snip) The U.S. granted the Romeikes political asylum, but in 2010 the Justice Department intervened, ruling that home-schooling could not be used as grounds to seek citizenship.
Respect for authority was one of the key concepts drilled into me as a child by my parents, who came of age in the Great Depression and then endured the rigors and discipline demanded by World War II. The inclination to respect authority stuck with me while many others in the Baby Boomer generation began to raise hell on the streets and inside of families, challenging parental and social authority. Having said that, the corollary of respecting authority is the expectation of being treated with respect by others, all the way up to our national leaders.
Here’s a riddle, but it’s not funny, and I’m almost afraid to contemplate the answer: What do you get when you cross aggressive government attempts to strip citizens of their Second Amendment rights with at least 65 million American gun owners, who have just bought roughly 65 million more guns in only the last four years? Let’s just say, “trouble” could be a euphemism for an answer. (Snip) Why are our government “servants” — elected and otherwise — trying to criminalize law-abiding taxpayers with confiscatory and unconstitutional laws and regulations?
It´s not about guns; it’s about keeping control of your life. The gun control “war” launched against American citizens and the Constitution this past week by the elites in Washington, D.C., is most certainly not about keeping little Bobby and Mary Jane safe in school. (Snip) This past week, with great showmanship, Obama squeezed the kids like triggers; he fired them like little emotional bullets into America’s heart to disrupt your ability to think clearly about what is happening to our country.
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Ironies abound when you look back over this past week’s White House effort to take firearms out of the hands of most everyone except the armed bodyguards of all the bloviating bigshots who think you’re too dumb or unimportant to have a gun to protect your family. At the order of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden’s taskforce held a couple of days of talks on various sides of the gun issue. (Snip) A White House presspool report that came to me quoted Biden supporting “universal background checks, not just closing the gumshoe loophole.” Gumshoe loophole?
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Elyria — Some employees could be out of work as Invacare Corporation will have to indefinitely “stop manufacturing, designing and distributing manual and powered wheelchairs and wheelchair components” at its two Elyria facilities until it satisfies federal regulators over its quality and design control systems. (Snip) This all started in 2010 when (John) Kasich (now Ohio’s Republican governor) was on Invacare’s board of directors. The federal government was playing politics and they sent in multiple auditors. They were there for over a year, but normally you have one auditor who comes in for a few weeks. Headline resplit and Snip added by staff.
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