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  • Victim Card Pulled: "Picking On" Susan Rice is Sexist

    11/16/2012 2:37:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The victim card was officially pulled out by President Obama at a press conference earlier this week when he told reporters that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (he left female Senator Kelly Ayotte out of the list despite Ayotte being a strong critic of Susan Rice) shouldn't be going after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her comments about Libya. Earlier this week McCain, Graham and Ayotte requested a select committee to look into what happened in Benghazi and all three suggested a Rice nomination for Secretary of State should be blocked. “If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to...
  • CBS Welcomes Obama to Staten Island, But Criticized Bush Post-Katrina

    11/16/2012 2:08:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 16, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CBS ran a puff piece Friday morning on President Obama's visit to hurricane-ravaged Staten Island, which stood in stark contrast to its hostile treatment of President Bush's visit to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. CBS played into the Obama PR strategy, simply noting that he "pledged the government's support" to Staten Island residents and "met with families who've lost everything." In addition, they aired his plea for the insurance companies to support the victims, afterward quoting residents who were upset with the insurance companies. Meanwhile, CBS had no such love for President Bush in 2005 when they reported victims...
  • ĎA VALLEY FORGE MOMENT FOR CONSERVATIVESí

    11/16/2012 12:29:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2012 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Election 2012 ‚ÄėA Valley Forge Moment for Conservatives‚Äô By: Sen. Tom Cobrun Thank you for that kind introduction. It¬ís an honor to be with you tonight as we celebrate the American Spectator¬ís 45th anniversary. I especially want to thank Bob Tyrrell who has been with the Spectator since the very beginning. Bob, I want thank you and honor you for your commitment to telling the truth, and for reminding us to laugh, which is especially important in times like this.Like most of you I wish we had a different outcome last week. But it¬ís important to talk honestly about what...
  • Latino and Black Americans - For God's Sake, WAKE UP!

    11/16/2012 10:39:41 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 57 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Jeff Head
    LATINO & BLACK AMERICANS - FOR GOD'S SAKE, WAKE UP! The pivotal election of 2012 is over. The most liberal, progressive candidate in the history of American politics, with the worst record on the economy in his first term, Barack Hussein Obama, won re-election to a second term by 1.5-2.0% of the vote. The over-riding segments of the population that enabled his victory were the Black vote (who voted for him by over 90%) and the Latino vote (who voted for him by over 70%). And they did so, absolutely against their own best interest. Oh, in the short...
  • Romney doesnít grasp minoritiesí right to vote for Obama (LIBERALS CONTINUE TO OINK AND GLOAT)

    11/16/2012 10:37:52 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | November 15, 2012 | JUNIOR MARXIST NEIL STEINBERG nsteinberg@suntimes.com
    When the election was finally over, and Barack Obama had been re-elected despite the bad economy and other strikes against him, there was a single quiet moment where the question was raised: What would the Republicans learn from their defeat? How, chastened, would they return to the national stage, humbled but committed to fix our common problems? Ah, hahahahaha . . . ďIn the afterglow of Obamaís victory, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ayatollah Khamenei, Vladimir Putin and Chris Matthews, as well as millions of pot-heads, sodomites, pro-aborts and all common moochers, are sharing a collective thrill,Ē wrote Joel Richardson, in his ďA...
  • North: Sexting with the Stars

    11/16/2012 9:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | Oliver North
    Washington, DC - For two months, the so-called mainstream media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once ó and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Now that the election is decided, the Fourth Estate is on the story. Though the president never mentioned the Benghazi debacle in his prepared...
  • Warning: The World's Third-Largest Economy Could Crash Soon

    11/16/2012 9:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Sterman
    In the summer of 2010, a little-noted milestone took place. China passed Japan to become the world's second-largest economy. Now, Japan needs to keep an eye on the rear-view mirror. Germany and Brazil are gaining ground and may overtake the Asian country in coming decades as well. Japan's steady decline †-- relative to other economies -- can be attributed to a pair of factors: A rapidly-aging population and a too-strong currency. These two factors are crimping demand for goods and services at home, as well as foreign demand for exports.This isn't a new story. The Japanese economy has barely budged...
  • Good News: EU Budget Talks Collapse

    11/16/2012 9:17:18 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I have a bit of good news today. The efforts of European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to mollify the UK and other budget hawks have created such a stir that France rejects EU budget compromise. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, objected to deep cuts to agriculture spending included in the proposal, but also expressed displeasure with reductions in the development money, known as cohesion funds, that benefit poorer regions. The biggest object of displeasure appeared to be Mr Van Rompuy¬ís move to trim ‚ā¨25bn from the common agricultural policy ¬Ė traditionally France¬ís biggest priority ¬Ė compared with a...
  • Another Leftist Admits the Real Goal Is Taxing the Middle Class (The Truth is coming out)

    11/16/2012 8:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Obama has staked out a very dogmatic and inflexible position on class-warfare tax hikes and he obviously wants all of us to think only the ďrichĒ will be impacted. I think itís foolish to penalize investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other upper-income taxpayers. What nation, after all, has ever prospered by placing obstacles in front of those who create jobs? France? Donít make me laugh.But Iím also amazed that anyone believes Obama isnít going to screw the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there arenít enough rich people to finance big government.There are some honest folks...
  • Obama RX: Bleeding an Anemic Economy with Tax Increases

    11/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. President Obama's post-election press conference on Wednesday signaled he is digging in for a lengthy political battle to raise tax rates amid new evidence the economy is still very weak and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future if not throughout his second term. If anything, he's taking a tougher tone with Republicans in Congress as he prepares for negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders on Friday. Despite...
  • How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism

    11/16/2012 7:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." We cannot fully understand Romney's defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state. Political pundits have blamed Romney's defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but...
  • Of Arms and the Man

    11/16/2012 7:42:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    If William Shakespeare were still with us, he would have found his Othello. David Petraeus is not the darkly handsome Moor of the Bard's tale, but a pallor, highly-decorated officer, a nerdy-looking guy with a comb-over. However, like the Moor, he fuses monumental courage with human frailty. Public stature often stands on clay feet. It's the rest of us who put the marble sculpture of celebrity on its pedestal. In spite of all the splendid attributes of competence, dignity and self-respect that accompanied the honorable and valiant Othello in his military career, he was merely mortal, an easy victim of...
  • Spielbergís Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

    11/16/2012 7:29:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | John Hanlon
    Steven Spielbergís ďLincolnĒ is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like ďSchindlerís ListĒ and ďSaving Private Ryan.Ē Unlike those two features, ďLincolnĒ takes place on a much smaller scale. When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincolnís complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isnít about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...
  • Who Fed Susan the Benghazi Bullhockey?

    11/16/2012 7:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    At his news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama postured as the young Galahad striding out onto the schoolyard to stop a pair of bullies from beating up a girl. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham had charged U.N. Amb. Susan Rice with misleading the nation when, five days after the Benghazi attack in which Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, she appeared on five TV shows to say it had all resulted from a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video. Susan Rice, thundered Obama, "made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she...
  • Best Foot Forward?

    11/16/2012 7:00:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Our large cruise ship sailed within view of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a gathering of conservatives sponsored by National Review magazine considered the wreckage of the 2012 election. Most of the writers and commentators on board agreed with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the last thing conservatives need to do now is to form a "circular firing squad." But lessons must be learned. Was Mitt Romney, as some suggested, "our best foot forward" -- a highly intelligent, photogenic, generous, public-spirited, articulate man of great integrity whose loss can only be chalked up to the poor judgment...
  • I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

    11/16/2012 6:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home. The end of...
  • Business Executives at White House: Save Us! Raise Their Taxes!

    11/16/2012 6:33:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | John Ransom
    Donít worry, folks. All is well. Barack Obama ďgetsĒ it."The president gets it," says the chief executive officer and chairman of Honeywell, in a Reuters article.ďDavid Cote, chief executive and chairman of Honeywell,Ē says Reuters, ďtold reporters that Obama understood a combination of tax measures and reforms of social programs will be necessary to address the so-called fiscal cliff and beyond that, the deficit.ĒIím really glad that Obama met with business leaders to straighten out that pesky ďtaxĒ thing that the rest of us have been so confused about. Iím equally comforted that the major wire services were right there...
  • Unlocking Obama's Economic Vision (Spoiler: It's Blurry)

    11/16/2012 5:30:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | S. E. Cupp
    Wednesday‚Äôs press conference marked the first occasion journalists have had to question the President directly ‚Äď about anything ‚Äď in eight months, and President Obama tipped his hat on his plans to confront the coming fiscal cliff with chastened House Republicans. In short, he will probably raise tax rates for the wealthy. But thanks to an explosive and, as my colleague Donny Deutsch put it, testosterone-fueled defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, a lot of what the President also said about his plans to reduce the deficit went ignored. That‚Äôs a shame ‚Äď they were quite illuminating. Before Obama‚Äôs ‚Äúbring...
  • The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

    11/16/2012 4:47:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    A Christian can be crushed gazing at the picture of Mary standing at the foot of the cross, watching her beloved son suffocate and die. But in that vision, she stands there for hours, patiently enduring her suffering. For two millennia, she has been a role model for Christians, a woman who practiced obedience in the most difficult of human circumstances, with fervent hope for what this sacrifice will offer all mankind as it struggles with sin. This is why it seems so hard to reflect that vision of patience when black-hearted "artists" practice character assassination on the Blessed Virgin...
  • Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

    11/16/2012 4:33:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mark Davis
    The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day. Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage. But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of Obama 2.0...
  • How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

    11/16/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now? Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate. Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health...
  • Obama's Jonestowns

    11/16/2012 2:30:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    At first, the numbers seemed too absurd to be true: did Mitt Romney really receive zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting districts? Did Barack Obama really outpoll him by a combined 19,605 to 0 votes cast in these 59 districts. .......Obama was producing nearly comparable numbers in inner-cities throughout America, especially those in contested states. Worse than fraud is the process that turned nearly 20,000 black Philadelphians -- and millions of inner-city dwellers throughout the country -- into automatons. Hope does not produce this kind of regimentation. Fear does. In looking at these numbers, in fact, one can begin to...
  • The Americanness of the American Revolution - Why the Founders succeeded

    11/15/2012 4:18:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MYRON MAGNET
    Why was the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, the only successful one, resulting in two centuries and more of unexampled freedom and prosperity? The French Revolution, by contrast, illuminated by America’s example and Enlightenment thought, began in blissful optimism but collapsed into a blood-soaked tyranny much worse than the monarchy it deposed. It spawned a military dictatorship that convulsed Europe and roiled half the globe for over a decade with wars of grandiose imperial aggression that slew at least 3 million. And the result of 25 years of turmoil? The Bourbon monarchy, minus the Enlightenment of its earlier incarnation,...
  • What the Petraeus Investigation Tells Us About Online Surveillance

    11/15/2012 1:18:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille
    With regards to the David Petraeus scandal, as you dig through the very human details of a powerful man's dalliance with an attractive woman, an important question should occur to anybody with more than a National Enquirer-level interest in the matter: Wait ... The FBI did all of this digging over some bed-hopping? Yes. Yes, it did. And over at The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald wants to know why more people aren't concerned. Writes Greenwald: As is now widely reported, the FBI investigation began when Jill Kelley - a Tampa socialite friendly with Petraeus (and apparently very friendly with Gen....
  • Gun owners enter the fight of our lives

    11/15/2012 11:56:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2012 | Chris Cox
    The NRA has been saying all along that Barack Obama would unleash an assault on our Second Amendment freedoms if he won a second term. It sure didn’t take long for him to prove us right. Just hours after Obama won re-election last Tuesday, his administration endorsed a new effort by the global gun grabbers at the United Nations to draft a gun ban treaty early next year. The official starting point for the new talks is last year’s failed draft, which contains provisions that threaten our sovereign right to keep and bear arms through an international gun registration scheme.And...
  • Sex and the City (of Washington)

    11/15/2012 10:40:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November, 15, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions. First among them (OK, maybe not first, national security being more important, but stay with me) is why should he have resigned? I am always amused when journalists use the words "sex scandal" when writing about such things. Having abandoned most standards for what used to be called "upright behavior," culture now "tsk-tsks" when someone is caught in a compromising position. Bill Clinton didn't have to resign after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He lied about their assignations under...
  • Forty years after Watergate, we need Woodward and Bernstein

    11/15/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by cap10mike · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In June, the Washington Post celebrated the 40th anniversary of the biggest scoop in journalistic history ó Watergate. Looking back on it, the Post has every right to crow. The story was so huge that every political scandal since has been labeled with the word ďgateĒ tagged onto the end of it. However, the Post should also consider the adage, ďYouíre only as good as your last story,Ē because thereís a bigger one out there for the taking, if it only had the courage to pursue it. That story is, of course, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...
  • G.W. was MIA

    11/15/2012 7:41:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Democrats have been blaming George W. Bush for the last four years. Now I think it's time for Republicans to start blaming George W. for the next four years. For a week we've been pinning last week's debacle on everything from Mitt Romney's moderation to low Republican turnout. But the most important Republican who didn't turn out to support Romney this fall was George W. Bush. You can make an honest argument that G.W. was as much to blame as anyone else for our being unable to defeat an incompetent incumbent of historic proportions. For four years Barack Obama has...
  • The Hopium Is Now Depleted

    11/15/2012 6:57:19 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-15-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Hope - it appears - peaked at the start of the year in the US, following the global coordinated central bank pump which ramped it from lows to highs within a few months. All that hope - and then some - has now apparently faded. The General Business Conditions expected six months forward dropped to its lowest level since March 2009. What is perhaps worse, given the focus on jobs jobs jobs, is that for the first time since April 2009, the employment outlook for employment turned negative - suggesting firms are looking to reduce employees at the fastest rate...
  • Prepare for Fiscal Doom

    11/15/2012 6:46:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | John Ransom
    OK, perhaps doom is too strong a word, but then again, perhaps it is not.† In either event, 2013 is not shaping up to be a banner year for the economy. And itís not just or even mostly because of the fiscal cliff. Our financial system is not stronger now than it was in 2008 when it finally collapsed under the weight of crashing real estate prices that fell all the harder because they were ballasted by plenty of government guaranteed debt. In fact, prepare right now for the Next Great Bailout. Because this time around, the federal government, via...
  • To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures

    11/15/2012 6:11:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats. That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states. But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout. But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when...
  • The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

    11/15/2012 6:00:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Elder
    In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man." Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President) Bill...
  • CBO Report: Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff Costs Over $1 Trillion

    11/15/2012 5:07:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    The Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the group of deficit-fighting policies known as the "fiscal cliff." The big takeaway: completely averting the contraction that would occur in 2013 and 2014 would cost $1.16 trillion - entirely deficit-financed. There would certainly be some economic benefits to all of this, however. The CBO has a wide range of estimates for the positives - between 0.8% and 5% growth in real GDP, and between 1.1 million and 5.8 million new jobs. There are a lot of caveats here, as it's an incredibly wide range of estimates, but there would certainly be...
  • What Were All of You Thinking?

    11/15/2012 4:23:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ***SNIP*** [L]et's be honest. We had little reason to believe that Romney was truly dedicated to improving our social and cultural conditions -- indeed, that all-important thing called the human condition -- because he talked endlessly about his business experience. Most Americans don't like their bosses and have trouble with landlords and creditors. Talking about one's business experience is not usually a good way to win them over. On election day, it became clear to me that the Republican Party had been led into Purgatory by the Laodicean wing. In case you aren't familiar with Revelation 3:14-17, here is what...
  • Election 2012: Who Came From Love? (video)

    11/15/2012 4:10:29 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Thu Nov 14, 2012 | offTheLeftEye
    What's the difference between attacking from a zeal for the public good, and just being nasty? The primary concept behind this video was borrowed from Emanuel Swedenborg.
  • Demography Is Destiny

    11/15/2012 4:05:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas. Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people. More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984. But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than it was in...
  • GOP Convention

    11/15/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change. People begin to change only when the pain of what they are doing becomes more painful than the pain of change. Republicans -- it is time for change. The election last week was painful -- at least for me, a lifetime conservative. It was an...
  • Reid: Senator Brown is ďOne of the Most Partisan PeopleĒ Ever to Serve

    11/15/2012 3:27:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Believe me: This isnít the first time our vaunted Senate Majority Leader has made baseless accusations with little or no evidence (via The Daily Caller): Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he was ďvery comfortableĒ with the prospect of defending an open seat in his chamber should Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry be tapped for a Cabinet position, and slammed outgoing Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who would likely run to replace Kerry. ďI saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship,Ē Reid said of Brown, who ran as a moderate and independent Republican willing to work across the aisle...
  • Rendezvous with Destiny

    11/15/2012 3:07:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | Greg Richards
    .....Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had. ...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important...
  • The lessons of 2012 may not be what Operation Demoralize says

    11/14/2012 9:00:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 14, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Operation Demoralize, the attempt to convince you that conservatism is dead, that you live in a media cocoon, that you are incapable of learning, and that your pundits lied to you, is dominating the media. But are the quick and easy answers ó just say Yes to illegal immigration, higher taxes, creeping socialism ó based on the reality of why the election was lost? Someone clearly outside the supposed ďconservative media complexĒ suggests that the reasons being peddled for the loss are not accurate, or at least not the full story. Andrew Kohut, head of the Pew Research Center, writes...
  • Weíll dilute our way out of it! (re GOP/Grover Norquist Plan to Grant Amnesty to Illegals)

    11/14/2012 7:01:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - The Grover Plan: More Cowbell!Posted By Mickey Kaus On 5:58 AM 11/13/2012 @ 5:58 AM In DC Exclusives,KausFiles | No Comments We‚Äôll dilute our way out of it! Republicans did poorly among Hispanics last week. How to address that problem? The answer, they‚Äôre told by Washington savants, is to back an immigration reform that ‚Ķ increases the number of Hispanics! It‚Äôs a plan so crazy it just might be crazy.Joshua Culling, who works for Grover Norquist‚Äôs Americans for Tax Reform, elaborates on the plan elsewhere on this site. It turns out the idea‚Äďlet‚Äôs...
  • The Partyís Problem

    11/14/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The first thing conservatives should understand about the electoral catastrophe that just befell us ‚ÄĒ and it was a catastrophe ‚ÄĒ is that any explanation of it that centers on Mitt Romney is mistaken.Much of the discussion of the race among conservatives has made the opposite assumption. ‚ÄúRomney proved to be the kind of electoral drag many of us suspected he would always be,‚ÄĚ wrote one conservative the morning after the election. ‚ÄúIt was a flawed candidacy from the start,‚ÄĚ wrote two others. ‚ÄúRomney‚Äôs caution and ever-shifting policy positions made him seem fearful, which is to say weak. His...
  • MILLER: Obamaís massive tax hike

    11/14/2012 5:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Emily Miller
    House Republicans have to stop the president from hurting the economyNow that he never has to run for election again, President Obama can show his true colors. Mr. Obama made it clear Wednesday he wants to whack Americans with $1.6 trillion in tax increases so that an obese Uncle Sam wonít have to go on a diet. The only thing that can slow down his sharp turn to the left is the House GOP. ďWhen it comes to the top 2 percent, what Iím not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who donít need...
  • Spreading Conservative Values

    11/14/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jeanne C Minton
    On November 7,† Andrew Klavan called upon conservatives to commit intellectual and financial resources to end the domination of liberal thought in our culture coming from academia, entertainment, and mainstream news. I would add that it would be a smart move to circumvent or leapfrog the current liberal framework and not waste time and money trying to change old media institutions or replicate ones that are fading in importance.A virtual academic system, as opposed to brick and mortar, is the future. Salman Khan has revolutionized the teaching of math and physics with The Khan Academy funded by Bill Gates. It...
  • Gov. OíMalley: the southern end of a north-bound horse even in victory

    11/14/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | J. Doug Gill
    While behavior after losing a competition may be a great yardstick for the measurement of oneís character, equally important is oneís conduct after a victory. We have all experienced an ill-tempered reaction to a thumping Ė be it one who pitches the board game across the room, takes the proverbial ball and goes home or blames the drubbing on everything except their own incompetence (see: Maryland Republican Party). Yet the smug, gloating boo-yah type of winner is equally infuriating; sometimes more so, only because the vanquished already suffered the indignity of defeat, and now has to stomach the additional humiliation...
  • Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/13/2012 6:52:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/13/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeusís affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administrationís position on the matter. Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

    11/14/2012 3:45:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012 | by Karl Rove
    The GOP is undergoing the type of re-examination that occurs whenever a party loses. That useful exercise should be guided by facts. Here is some of what we know. The media's postelection narrative is that Democrats won because of a demographic shift. There is some truth to that, but a more accurate description is that Democrats won in a smaller turnout by getting out more of their vote. Tactically, Republicans must rigorously re-examine their "72-hour" ground game and reverse-engineer the Democratic get-out-the-vote effort in order to copy what works. Strategically, Republicans will need to frame economic issues to better resonate...
  • Anderson Cooper Suggests Paul Ryan May Have Used Racial Dog Whistle

    11/14/2012 3:33:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 14, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    After Paul Ryan held that a voter turnout increase in "urban areas" hurt the Romney ticket, CNN's Anderson Cooper questioned if he was using racial overtones and hammered him with a "Keeping Them Honest" report claiming Ryan missed other reasons why Team Romney lost. "Well, some critics jumped on those remarks, since 'historically urban' has often been used as a code word for African-American voters," said Cooper, who proceeded to "keep Ryan honest" by noting that urban areas weren't the only reason why Ryan and Romney lost. GOP strategist Alex Castellanos laughed at that assumption and called it "ridiculous." [Video...
  • NBC: Obama Defending Susan Rice's Phony Benghazi Story Like A 'Dramatic' Movie Moment

    11/14/2012 3:19:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 14, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Following President Obama's Wednesday afternoon press conference, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams continued his longtime obsession with the liberal fantasy film The American President and his eagerness to compare Obama to Michael Douglas's fictional presidential character: "...the President today almost conjuring the wording of Aaron Sorkin from the movie American President, as will be pointed out all day, really decided to throw down." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Referring to Obama's indignation at critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who made false statements about the terrorist attack in Libya, chief foreign affairs correspondent...
  • Obama and the Burden of History

    11/07/2012 4:45:12 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 November 2012 | Myron Magnet
    Myron Magnet Obama and the Burden of History The president hastens‚ÄĒand embodies‚ÄĒAmerican decline. 7 November 2012 ¬ďThere is a great deal of ruin in a nation,¬Ē Adam Smith calmly reassured a friend who despaired that the American defeat of General Burgoyne at Saratoga in the Revolutionary War meant that Britain was finished. A great deal of ruin, no doubt‚ÄĒbut not unlimited. Pondering President Obama¬ís reelection, I can¬ít help remembering that in the course of my adult life, the Britain I first knew half a century ago has run through its allotment of ruin and is now almost unrecognizably transformed from...