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  • Obama thanks New England for its support with a finger in its eye

    11/19/2014 9:02:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New England is beyond a doubt the most socialist section of the country. For all their talk about “Boston Strong” and “Hearty New Englanders,” they are the most committed supporters of Democrat liberals. Last Wednesday their loyalty to Barack Obama was rewarded with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) crushing blow to New England’s cod fishing industry. Obama’s henchmen at NOAA placed a, “six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent.” Given the extent of the damage this ban will do, observers have...
  • Mark Begich concedes to Dan Sullivan in Alaska Senate race

    11/17/2014 4:34:16 PM PST · by CatOwner · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2014 | Rebecca Berg
    Finally. An additional 7,286 votes were added to the Alaska Senate totals today so far. And while Begich received almost 58% of those votes, Sullivan still leads by 6,211 votes. It is believed there will no more than 3,000 additional ballots to count by this Wednesday (Nov 19).
  • Obama To Voters – My Voice is The Only One That Counts

    11/16/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/16/2014 | Don Feder
    The day after the 2014 election, the president made one of his Olympian pronouncements: "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," he declared. But, "to the two-thirds of Americans who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too." But what are non-voters saying, that they love the president so much that they couldn't bear to take part in an election where he'd be crushed? It's more likely non-voting is due to laziness, apathy or cynicism about a political process that offers Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as alternatives. In 2014,...
  • Oregon Immigration Vote Is a Warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 7:01:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. "The Oregon measure tells you these measures are not easy or simple," said Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. "The political cost may be significant, even in...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • POLL: Only 20% of Tuesday's voters supported an Obama executive amnesty

    11/15/2014 7:11:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | November 6, 2014 | by Roy Beck
    A scientific national poll of those who voted in Tuesday's congressional elections found that only 20% support "President Obama changing immigration policy on his own." THE POLL QUESTION: President Obama recently said that he plans to go around Congress and take executive action on immigration policy. Which do you support more: (ROTATED) President Obama changing immigration policy on his own, or President Obama working with Congress to change immigration policy? 74% PRESIDENT OBAMA WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO CHANGE IMMIGRATION POLICY 20% PRESIDENT OBAMA CHANGING IMMIGRATION POLICY ON HIS OWN 5% DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOL.) 1% REFUSED (VOL.) Majorities of...
  • Behind the G.O.P.’s Misleading Shutdown Statements

    11/14/2014 4:06:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By DAVID FIRESTONE
    Senator Mitch McConnell said yesterday that he would not shut down the government, over immigration or anything else, after he takes over as Majority Leader in January. On the same day, Speaker John Boehner refused to rule out a shutdown. Both were being deceptive, but Mr. McConnell, as usual, was a little more clever about it. The House produced last year’s government shutdown when it insisted on attaching the repeal of various parts of the Affordable Care Act to spending bills necessary to keep the government open. That was a huge embarrassment for Mr. Boehner, making his caucus appear feral...
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • Wisconsin chief accused of harassing tea party activist leaves job

    11/14/2014 3:22:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press ^ | November 14, 2014
    The police chief of a small town near La Crosse accused of harassing a local tea party activist is leaving his job. The Town of Campbell and Tim Kelemen have reached an agreement which pays the chief for about 330 hours. Kelemen admitted to using the activist's personal e-mail address to sign him up for online dating services, and even pornographic websites. Kelemen's lawyer says the chief will apply for disability benefits for a mental health condition he says stems from harassment by the local tea party activists.
  • Landrieu Faces Lopsided Air War in Louisiana

    11/14/2014 1:04:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 14, 2014 | By MELINDA DESLATTE
    Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have outspent endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime. It was a reverse from earlier in the campaign, when Landrieu blanketed the airwaves and conservatives held onto their cash. No outside groups so far have come to Landrieu's aid, while GOP groups have ramped up their support of Cassidy.
  • Democrats' Loss is Not a Win For Hillary Clinton

    11/12/2014 6:19:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking. The closest we have to that in America is the New York Times. Obviously, it's not a state organ and there are many fine journalists there, but it does play a similar role for the Democratic Party, often reporting less on what Democrats actually think and more on what Democrats want readers to believe is the current state of Democratic thinking. Two days after the...
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Two Hidden Factors in the 2014 Campaign

    11/11/2014 9:15:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Looking back on the 2014 election cycle, I see two largely unnoticed turning points that worked against Democrats and in Republicans' favor. The first came in response to the October 2013 government shutdown. This was blamed, as shutdowns usually are, on Republicans, partly because of their skepticism about big government, and partly because media professionals tend to fault the GOP in any partisan fight. The shutdown occurred because about 40 Republican House members refused to support a continuing resolution funding the government without a proviso defunding Obamacare. Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz had been barnstorming the country arguing that this...
  • Harry Reid's dilemma: Side with Republicans or Obama?

    11/11/2014 6:30:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | November 10, 2014 | By BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Democrats are split over whether to ram through the White House's stalled nominees. Reid’s approach would keep the holiday season from ending in a series of bitter midnight sessions and could avoid antagonizing Republicans. But other Democrats argue Republicans may have little interest in approving the bulk of the president’s nominees regardless of what happens in the next few weeks, so it’s now or never to act on a slate of new judges, ambassadors and perhaps even the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. “Let’s clear the decks, unless we can get some agreement with Republicans,” said Sen....
  • Alaska to begin counting nearly 50,000 ballots Tuesday

    11/10/2014 3:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | November 10, 2014
    Alaska will begin counting nearly 50,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state's unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trails Republican challenger Dan Sullivan by about 8,100 votes. ... The Alaska governor's race is also too close to call. Independent candidate Bill Walker leads incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell by about 3,000 votes.
  • Two Midterm Elections Have Hollowed Out The Democratic Party

    11/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2014 | Dan Balz
    The more serious problem for Democrats is the drubbing they’ve taken in the states, the breeding ground for future national talent and for policy experimentation. Republicans have unified control — the governorship and the legislature — in 23 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats control just seven. Democrats hold 18 governorships, but only a handful are in the most populous states. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown won again at age 76, his fourth, non-consecutive term in the governor’s office. His victory means that younger Democrats will have to wait until 2018 to compete for one of...
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • The Death of the Southern White Democrat Hurts African-Americans the Most

    11/09/2014 7:43:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Jason Zengerle
    Not long after the polls closed on Tuesday night, Georgia Congressman John Barrow earned his place in history when he lost his reelection campaign to Republican Rick Allen by almost 10 points—a peculiar place he undoubtedly didn’t want. Barrow, a five-term Democratic incumbent with a conservative voting record that earned him endorsements from both the National Rifle Association and the Chamber of Commerce, was the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South. Much as this is a problem for white southern Democrats, it's a crisis for black ones. That’s because blacks in the South—who, notwithstanding the very compelling...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    11/09/2014 7:05:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By JOSEPH TANFANI
    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of money. But not enough. This year, in a reversal of 2012, the big-money Democratic donors watched their investments return little on election night Tuesday. Although Republicans outspent them overall, Democrats got beaten even in states like Colorado and North Carolina where they spent the same or even a little more than Republicans. "We just saw a national tsunami,"...
  • Obama unlikely to alter Supreme Court ideology with Republican Senate

    11/09/2014 5:23:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    The window for President Obama to add another liberal justice to the Supreme Court probably closed last week when Republicans took control of the Senate. Over the last 10 years, the Senate's vote on high court nominees has increasingly followed party lines. Republican senators lined up against Obama's first two nominees — Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — but lacked the votes to block them. Now, they will have the majority to stop any nominee, particularly one with a liberal record.
  • NY Times: Hillary has the Republicans right where she wants them!

    11/08/2014 10:25:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | Noah Rothman
    The 2016 cycle began before the 2014 cycle ended, and the prospective presidential candidates long ago mobilized to hit the ground running as soon as the polls across America closed on Tuesday night. The results of the midterm elections have, however, lit a special fire under the inevitable Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. A report in The New York Times on Friday morning revealed that the Clinton Machine is revving into high gear, but it also suggested that Hillary will burst out of the 2016 presidential gate with a whimper. The former secretary of state will cease to deliver paid...
  • The South: Solid once again—for Republicans

    11/08/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2014 8:17 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washington—from Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOP’s identity heading into 2016. In statehouses, consolidated Republican power affords the opportunity to advance conservative...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Massive Defeat on Ebola

    11/07/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In one of the most bizzare explanations for losing a campaign ever, a spokesman for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis blamed the massive loss to pro-life Governor-elect Greg Abbott on ebola. From Breitbart: wendydavis11Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was steamrolled in her bid to become the state’s next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davis’ campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas...
  • It’s Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “most expensive election in history.” Our democracy is being “bought and sold.” This election, “debased by money, shames us all.” These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on “Face the Nation,” CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. That’s easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa’s felon voting rules

    11/08/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowa’s tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election. The case aims to end confusion over rules that followed a 2011 policy change by Gov. Terry Branstad and a criminal investigation into people who improperly voted. Iowa is among three states where felons cannot vote after completing their sentences unless their rights are restored by the governor. “The widespread denial of voting rights on the basis of a felony conviction is the single biggest denial of...
  • Rep. Scott Peters beats Carl DeMaio for San Diego seat (Homosexual Rino loses afterall)

    11/08/2014 6:56:35 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/14 | MJ LEE
    California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters has defeated (homosexual)Republican challenger Carl DeMaio in one of the most competitive House races in the country. The Associated Press called the race Friday night, nearly 72 hours after polls closed in the San Diego-area district. Peters, who trailed DeMaio in early returns, currently leads the Republican by 4,491 votes, 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent.
  • [Vanity] Silent Campaign Exposes the Democrats

    11/08/2014 3:36:08 AM PST · by sr4402 · 30 replies
    Vanity | 11/8/2014 | Self
    The Republicans did not have a national campaign except to send back Obama's words to haunt him. It was a nationally silent campaign and whoever came up with it was a genius. As long as the Republican spoke out about any national issue, the Lamestream Media would speak out against it. Whether it was abortion, healthcare, racial bating; it did not matter, the media would take the side of the Democratic party. By avoiding speaking on these issues and focusing like a laser on Obama's misstatements and obvious mistakes (Ebola and ISIL), they avoided the Democrats and the Lamestream Media's...
  • Monster Win for Natural Marriage [Great Analysis]

    11/08/2014 12:28:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    American Family Association ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 8:53 AM | Bryan Fischer
    Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck a reverberating blow on behalf of natural marriage and the Constitution by upholding bans on sodomy-based marriages in its jurisdiction.It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this ruling.It means, for one thing, that the issue is now on the fast track to the Supreme Court. If the Court accepts a marriage case by January, a decision will almost certainly be issued by next June.From a constitutional standpoint, the 6th Circuit’s ruling is a model of sound jurisprudence. The ruling observes that the Supreme Court has already settled the question of the...
  • OBAMA: I'M BIG, YOU'RE SMALL, I'M RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG

    11/08/2014 6:36:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 8, 2014 | by DAVID BOSSIE
    Obama took to the podium on Wednesday after the midterm elections and made it clearer than ever that he lives in his own universe. Americans sent the message loud and clear that they reject his policies and the Democrat platform as it currently stands, yet Obama drove the message home that even with a Republican Congress in control, he would continue to push his extremely unpopular liberal agenda. The wellbeing of Americans has never been the top priority in Obama-land, and his arrogant-selfishness was the resounding sentiment throughout his misguided press conference. In Obama’s mind there may as well not...
  • The Obama minority

    11/08/2014 6:24:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Michael Barone
    Some observations on the election: 1) This was a wave, folks. It will be a benchmark for judging waves, for either party, for years. 2) In seriously contested races, GOP candidates were generally younger, more vigorous, more sunny and optimistic than Democrats. 3) The combination of Obama’s low job approval and Harry Reid’s virtual shutdown of the Senate insured a Republican Senate majority. 4) Democratic territory has been reduced to the bastions of two core groups — black voters and gentry liberals. 5) In many states — including many carried twice by Obama — Republicans have been governing successfully, at...
  • Jobs Mirage Caught Up with Obama, Dems

    11/08/2014 5:49:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    On the heels to two so-so jobs reports—one from the government, one from ADP-- the spotlight remains firmly on the non-jobs recovery that Obama and the Democrats were successfully able to cover up for six years. The government reported jobs growth of 214,000 jobs for the month of October this week. While the number is okay, it is nowhere near what is needed to heal the wounds to the labor market.As our own Peter Morici observed:The official jobless rate is 5.8 percent, down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but that has been mostly accomplished by encouraging prime working-aged...
  • 'Morning Joe' to Congressional Republicans: Ignore Rush Limbaugh

    11/07/2014 9:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 7, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh emphatically stated that it was not the job of newly elected Republican majority in both chambers of Congress to govern, work together, find common ground or compromise. Instead, Limbaugh told his audience the message was clear, which was the American people wanted Congress to stop President Barack Obama. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, host Joe Scarborough and Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann dismissed that suggestion from Limbaugh and warned Republicans not to follow that advice. “If you listen to talk radio and some of the right-wing, the far right...
  • (Will) Time to rethink Hillary Clinton 2016

    11/07/2014 10:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | George Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of the third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will have...
  • For 2016, Hillary Had the Worst Night

    11/07/2014 9:38:57 PM PST · by Abakumov · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 8, 2014 | Lawrence Kudlow
    We all know the Republican midterm landslide was largely a repudiation of President Obama’s policies and his handling of the job of chief executive. And of course, we don’t know who will succeed him in 2016. But buried deep inside Tuesday’s exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind. It’s completely different from most anything you’ve seen in the newspapers, the Internet or on TV. Get this. Here’s a stunning question and answer from Edison Research, which interviewed 18,000 voters around the country as they left the polls on Nov. 4: Do you...
  • Man beaten at Ferguson protest strategy meeting

    11/07/2014 1:49:57 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/07/2014 | Paul Hampel
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Some Ferguson protest strategists turned on one of their own Thursday night, allegedly beating a man they accused of sending out unauthorized video of a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church in unincorporated north St. Louis County. County police confirmed that they are investigating. The victim, identified as Chris Schaefer, an University of Missouri-St. Louis student, was chased from the church, at 9950 Glen Owen Drive, and beaten outside. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital. Patricia Bynes, a stalwart of the protest movement who attended the meeting, blamed members of the protest...
  • Obama thinks his post-election "mandate" is bigger than the GOP's

    11/07/2014 12:46:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From the Washington Examiner President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn't vote. "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," the president said. "To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too."...Obama's message to Republicans was unmistakable: My mandate is bigger than your mandate.... LOL. Liberalism is the ideology of anti-intellectual children, the examples of this are too numerous to count, but Obama has the brightest (or more accurately,...
  • Obama’s harmful ‘gifts’ to the nation and the Democrats

    11/07/2014 11:21:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | By Michael Gerson
    Barack Obama is a gifted politician. But a president is judged by the gifts he leaves behind. Following his fourth national election as party leader, Democrats are taking stock of what they have received. For Obama, there have been two convincing presidential victories; for the Democratic Party, electoral ruin at every other level. On Tuesday, the largest Democratic Senate losses since 1980. The ranks of moderate Democrats — including Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, Kay Hagan and (probably) Mary Landrieu — decimated. During Obama’s presidency, the loss of nearly 70 House seats, producing the largest Republican majority since 1931. The near-extinction...
  • The Kumbaya Temptation

    11/07/2014 7:49:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Nov. 4 was a national vote of no confidence in Barack Obama. Had a British prime minister received a vote like this, he would have resigned by now. The one issue on which all Republicans agreed, and all ran, was the rejection of Obama. And by fleeing from him, some even refusing to admit they voted for him, Democrats, too, were conceding that this election was about Obama, and that they were not to blame for his failures. Yet, though this was a referendum on Obama and his policies, and though both were repudiated, some pundits are claiming that America...
  • The Triumph of De-Demonizing

    11/07/2014 7:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Mona Charen
    A prayer has been answered -- not for a massive Republican victory at the polls, though that, too. No, I'm thinking of the perennial prayer of losers: "Oh Lord, let my enemies go too far." The results of the 2014 midterms will be chewed over for weeks and months. One datum that hasn't received much attention so far is the exit poll result showing that 71 percent of voters are somewhat or very worried about another major terrorist attack in the United States. Such is the Republican reputation for hardheadedness on national security that the party benefits from this concern...
  • Maybe Big Data Should Play Smaller Role in Our Politics

    11/07/2014 6:12:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "To everyone who voted," President Obama said in his press conference on Wednesday, "I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate yesterday, I hear you, too." Let me begin with a bit of a rant. In a sense, this is the last piece of the puzzle to click into place for the president's Nixonian transformation. Spy on reporters? Check. Bomb a country (or two) without authorization from Congress? Check. Issue dubious claims of executive privilege to conceal embarrassments or prevent scandals? Check. Withdraw from -- and lose -- an unpopular war he didn't start? Check....
  • Cuomo Says Obama’s Woes Hurt Democrats in New York Races

    11/07/2014 5:45:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | By THOMAS KAPLAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday blamed frustration with President Obama for the poor performance of Democratic candidates in New York, saying his victory fell short of a landslide because of discontent unrelated to the state. “This was a real Republican wave that went across the country,” Mr. Cuomo said. He added that voters were motivated by “dissatisfaction with a Democratic administration in Washington, premised on economic anxiety.” “And I don’t think anything we were talking about had any relevance, frankly, that would change that one way or the other,” he said on.
  • The Shrinkage of the Obama Majority

    11/07/2014 4:38:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Some observations on the election: (1) This was a wave, folks. It will be a benchmark for judging waves, for either party, for years. (2) In seriously contested races, Republican candidates were generally younger, more vigorous, more sunny and optimistic than Democrats. The contrast was sharpest in Colorado and Iowa, which voted twice for President Obama. Cory Gardner and Joni Ernst seemed to be looking forward to the future. Their opponents grimly championed the stale causes of feminists and trial lawyers of the past. Democrats see themselves as the party of the future. But their policies are antique. The federal...
  • The Democrats' Obama Problem

    11/07/2014 4:20:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Democrats began telling themselves demography is destiny back in 1968 after Richard Nixon's election. They have been saying it ever since. That day may eventually arrive, but today is not that day. They may also believe they are a permanent party, but history is filled with Ozymandias like permanence. Last Tuesday's voter turnout should not give the Democrats the comfort they have taken from it. As should now be obvious, the Democrats have no coalition of their own. It is controlled by the very man who, the day after Curb-Stomp 2014, went on national television to stomp his feet in...
  • Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

    11/06/2014 9:24:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 107 replies
    AP ^ | November 6, 2014 | By JENNIFER AGIESTA and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term.
  • CNN Exit Poll: Republicans Win Among Full-time Workers, College Attendees

    11/06/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/05/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Republican candidates were heavily favored over their Democratic opponents among full-time workers and most college-educated Americans, a CNN exit poll shows. During the midterm elections Tuesday, CNN asked voters leaving the voting booth a series of questions, including, “Do you work full-time for pay?” About 60 percent responded that they did work full-time for pay. Of those, 54 percent said they had voted for a Republican, while 44 percent stated they voted for a Democrat. Another two percent reported voting for “other” candidates. Of the 40 percent who said they did not work full-time for pay, 48 percent said they...
  • Caller's Great Point: If Voters Wanted Congress to Work with Obama, They Would've Elected Democrats

    11/06/2014 3:49:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is John in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Hey, John, are you still there? CALLER: I am, Rush, and I'm humbled that you're talking about my call before I even get on the air. RUSH: Well, you know, most hosts would have stolen your idea, never mentioned you, and had the screener hang up on you and nobody would have ever known you existed, but I have more integrity than that. CALLER: That's what separates you from the pack. RUSH: I think your thinking on this is simplistically brilliant. It's one of those things I wish I would...
  • Nancy Pelosi Vows to Stay Democratic Leader, Calls Pro-Life Victory “Voter Suppression”

    11/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she want to remain the top Democrat in the House, announcing she will run again for her leadership position.Her take on the massive pro-life election victory on Tuesday night is that Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” The Washington Times has more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is...
  • Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves - The inevitable Dem/Prog/MSM backlash

    11/06/2014 9:33:41 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    Vanity | 11/6/2014 | Dr. Thorne
    Leftists are ruled by their emotions and cannot control them. The hatred, vitriol and apoplectic rage they will display in the coming weeks and months will shock even us hardened, long-time conservatives. Gird your loins, folks. The mutants will seek to strike back.
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • Dan Sullivan defeats Begich in Alaska Senate race

    11/05/2014 8:52:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rebecca Berg and Justin Green
    Republicans picked up another Senate seat Wednesday.Dan Sullivan led Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, by more than 8,000 votes with 100 percent reporting, according to Associated Press data.The outcome obliterated any last hope among Democrats for a silver lining to Tuesday's Republican wave, and capped a banner Election Day for the GOP.