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Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall
Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/07/2012 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:34:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Ohio has been called for Barack Obama. Iowa went for Obama. Colorado went for Obama. Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don’t look good, either. The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call. Karl Rove on Fox News says it’s not over. But the numbers don’t add up for Romney. He was close. Valiantly close. But not close enough. (Update 12:57am – Romney called Obama to concede and delivered a gracious concession speech.)

The Romney/Ryan team fought well and hard, inspiring Republicans and conservatives across the country to get out the vote and fight for restoration of our founding principles and free enterprise.

We have so much to be proud of tonight:

*Diligent Tea Party activists grew the limited government movement and organized — producing winning candidates across the country at the local, state, and national levels.

*A new generation of citizen activists online helped contribute to the vigilant policing of media bias and White House lies on everything from Fast and Furious to Solyndra to Benghazi.

*Conservative women pushed back more forcefully than ever against Democrat femme-a-gogues and Planned Parenthood promoters.

*Small business owners, Republican blue-collar workers, minority conservatives, young conservatives, religious liberty advocates, and growing numbers of Hollywood conservatives all stood up and made their voices heard.

Once again, we have our work cut out for us. We lost this election, but we still live in the greatest country on the planet and we still have many ways to fight for and defend it.

My counsel to you tonight: Please, do not be bitter. Do not fall prey to the Beltway blame game. Do not get mired in small things. Do not become vengeful creatures like our political opponents who voted out of spite instead of love of country.

We still have boundless blessings to count — and to secure.

I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. And I know you do, too. Freedom will endure because we will keep fighting for it. We can’t afford not to, friends.

Earlier this evening, when many conservatives on Twitter started despairing, I quoted from Psalm 46:10. Elections come and go. Faith endures:

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

Chins up. Stand tall. We’ll fight again tomorrow.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; elections2012; obama

1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:34:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

:: I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. ::

That dream is dead.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That made me cry. What a great article! Thank you, Michelle Malkin!


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

HOGWASH!! I’m bitter and I intend to stay that way for the next four years.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

HOGWASH!! I’m bitter and I intend to stay that way for the next four years.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:26 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ

Me too. I will do whatever I can, in my own small way, to dispute the Obama agenda.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:33 AM PST by alphadoggie
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To: Russ

Me too. FUBO.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:13 AM PST by GnL
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To: SeekAndFind

Michelle, it’s over. We cannot fight the forty-seven percent and the media and obama and Reid and what will soon be a stacked Supreme Court (is there even one leader, judicial or legislative, in Washington who will fight to uphold The Constitution?). The people have chosen gimmees from Big Government i.e. socialism, a system that has profoundly everywhere it’s been tried, over liberty. When things inevitably collapse and chaos reigns, we’ll end up in a tyranny. Or the nation will break up.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 7:00:07 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Yes, the American Dream is dead. The important thing for me to realize is I have lived for 68 years during the best of times. Those days are gone.

Strength of character, honor, integrity, self reliance mean nothing to the democrats or apparently the majority of the American people. They are willing to compromise those values for a small stipend or the illusion of security. That is why they can lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, deceive and get away with it. All they care about is power. How they get it is unimportant. They laugh at the values we hold dear.

As long as those of us that believe in a Constitutional Republic are out numbered by the parasites we will never win. They will be increasing in numbers during the next four years. It will be impossible to turn around until the system collapses. For me personally, I'll just go to ground. Fortunately I live in an area where I can do that. If the unorganized militia is every called upon the county Sheriff knows how to contact me.

9 posted on 11/07/2012 7:00:15 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SeekAndFind

we nominated a rich liberal from MASS. that hasn’t worked since 1960. we failed to stand by our princples and went with someone who ran on a ‘trust me’ platform.

what did we expect? one wonders what would have happenned had we run a true conservative...


10 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:12 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Obama said: "Romney, he's not one of us" he might as well have been talking about me. I'm not one of "you", Obama, and never will be. You have no support, no sympathy, no cooperation, no slack. You ostracized me so you can continue screwing up our country without me.

Every time one of my libtard friends or family complains about the economy I will remind them: "You voted to continue this disaster; I'm not one of you." Same when they complain about healthcare. Or when someone finally wakes up and points out the Caliphate has been reestablished. Answer will always be: "Not 'we'. You voted for that. I'm not one of you."

11 posted on 11/07/2012 7:02:07 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: SeekAndFind
MM is a beautiful and gracious lady and I appreciate her optimism, but I for one am about done with it. Any country whose electorate would choose a “man” like Barack Obama in two straight elections, well, all I can say is, maybe it is best to leave it to its fate. As someone fairly smart once said, “It is clear to me now the Republic no longer functions.” The ‘Rats and libs get too many free votes from the majority who expect free things from the gummint. We're be like ants battling that flood. Maybe it's time to think about seeking higher ground.
12 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:11 AM PST by chimera
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To: Dilbert56

RE: When Obama said: “Romney, he’s not one of us” he might as well have been talking about me. I’m not one of “you”

I hate to say this... but sometimes I wonder if by using the word -— “us”, Obama really is onto something.

We seem to still believe that “us” are people who are conservative, free market, limited government, liberty loving, traditional marriage believing, sanctity of life supporting individuals and these people are still the majority.

Maybe we aren’t any longer in this country...


13 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry but it's over. We lost. And by that I don't just mean the election. We've lost our Republic. The American century is over, the American dream is dead. The takers have over taken the makers and schlubs like me will be taxed to death to support them.

I'm looking for a way out.

14 posted on 11/07/2012 7:08:02 AM PST by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
*Conservative women pushed back more forcefully than ever against Democrat femme-a-gogues and Planned Parenthood promoters.

Not that it mattered, as the exit polls show Romney got absolutely stomped by single babes intent on having their government funded Slut-O-Rama.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: camle
...one wonders what would have happenned had we run a true conservative...

I don't know for sure, but my guess is, with the electorate we have and the mood of the country, the TrueConservativeTM (whatever that is), would lose 50 states and DC and get maybe 25-30% of the PV. That is assuming they were even around to see it. The media would run them out of town on a rail.

16 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:10 AM PST by chimera
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To: SeekAndFind
Once again, we have our work cut out for us. We lost this election, but we still live in the greatest country on the planet and we still have many ways to fight for and defend it.

No we don't. A country is only as great as it's people. And the people of this country are willing to be governed by a marxist anti-American redistributionist. America was once great but no longer.

17 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: camle
one wonders what would have happenned had we run a true conservative...

We'll never know because a real conservative will never be nominated by the GOP again and a real conservative will never, ever win national office again in this country as currently constituted.

18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:13:55 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: camle
one wonders what would have happenned had we run a true conservative...

We'll never know because a real conservative will never be nominated by the GOP again and a real conservative will never, ever win national office again in this country as currently constituted.

19 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:55 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: pgkdan

I agree. I’m not going to delude myself any further. We are soon to be Great Britain. E pluribus unim has been discarded. I’m hoping there is some way for states to leave the union.

This was the tipping point my friends. We will soon see 55 % of our people on the public dole. 60 % not even paying fed income tax. And business will continue to flee.

I’m done. I plan on arming myself to the teeth.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 7:15:11 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: camle
"one wonders what would have happenned had we run a true conservative."

Just who might that true conservative have been? Certainly not any of the "candidates" who ran this time.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 7:30:14 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: madison10

Michelle is delusional. All those wonderful accomplishments she reeled off don’t mean squat. The country I grew up in is dead. The unproductive and single women now rule the roost. Tocqueville warned us about this over 200 years ago and last night it became reality. We have a president that won reelection by using the Hugo Chavez / banana republic model. Demonize the producer, promise to level the playing at the expense of the productive and promise your follower stuff paid for by other people. People who pay no taxes and earn no money care nothing about jobs, the economy or debt. All they care about is government largesse and the GOP can never out Santa Claus the Rats, and even if they could the results for the country would be the same, ruination. Put down the bong Michelle it’s over.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:53 AM PST by redangus
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for this thread.

This was one battle that was lost. At best, this loss will help us in the future avoid the obvious mistakes made in the past.

There will be other battles in the future, and our goal is to win more battles than we tie or lose.

The purpose of our future battles is to win the WAR, just as Breitbart warned us.

On the positive side we need to list what the problems are.

On the negative side we need to list what mistakes were made.

If our goal is to live within our means, then this is an excellent opportunity for us to focus on how best to achieve that goal.

As Paul Harvey said: “WHEN YOUR OUTGO EXCEEDS YOUR INCOME, YOUR UPKEEP WILL BE YOUR DOWNFALL.”


23 posted on 11/07/2012 7:45:53 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Rummyfan; mosaicwolf

24 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: pgkdan

Unfortunately this is a Sea change election.

Their Base is larger than our Base and is growing.

They own the Media and Culture.

How do you compete with that.

The main thing we still have going for us is that their policies really don’t work in terms of making life better for most people. But then when you collect a government check you really don’t care about the economy.

California used to be conservative, The national has now become California.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 7:56:40 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpLoD723kx8

A song for today.

Sugarland, “Stand Back Up”


26 posted on 11/07/2012 8:01:38 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney was right about the 47% slacker/free lunch mod.
Obama can’t get any more loans from China so where will he get some new money or what will he SELL for money??.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: All

MICHELLE, YOU ARE A FINE GAL, AND A PATRIOT.

SHY CW2, WE ARE DONE.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 8:58:17 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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