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  • My Turn - 10 Things that could have won this at the end (vanity)

    11/10/2012 6:53:22 AM PST · by BobL · 74 replies
    Self | Nov 11, 2012 | Bobl (self)
    Yes, it's bad, but no the country has not (yet) completely rejected us or what we stand for. So let me start by saying the next 4 years will be terrible (if I don't say all this, I will just be attacked as a nutcase). We'll likely end up with a hard-left Supreme Court (although the current court may give us a few good rulings first). The lower federal courts will all be hard-left too. Foreign and military policy will stink - but if we're lucky, nothing fatal or permanent will happen there, and we can hopefully build out of...
  • Connecticut - County Vote Results(Romney wins Greenwich!?)

    11/10/2012 6:52:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Greenwich Romney - 14,368 Obama - 11,137 R. Anderson - 47 G. Johnson - 162
  • The Romney Campaign’s Ground Game Fiasco

    11/10/2012 5:26:30 AM PST · by truthandlife · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11-9-12 | Eli Lake , Daniel Klaidman , Ben Jacobs
    When Republican fundraisers solicited the party’s big donors on behalf of Mitt Romney this year, the centerpiece of the pitch was a state-of-the-art campaign to identify the party’s likely voters and make sure they came to the polls on Election Day. Political pros call these county-by-county, block-by-block campaigns the ground game. And while most of the media attention focuses on candidate speeches, debates, and ad buys, it’s the ground game where elections are won and lost. On Tuesday, Republicans lost the election on the ground. As the Republican Party picks up the pieces from overwhelming defeat, the first fingers are...
  • Did “Ron Paul's Revolution” Stay Home Last Night? (where are 3 million missing McCain voters?)

    11/07/2012 4:56:42 PM PST · by drewh · 121 replies
    Hill Buzz.org ^ | Kevin DuJan
    haven’t seen anyone ask this yet, so I will: did the Ron Paul Revolution stay home last night? Mitt Romney won 3 million votes less than McCain while Obama lost 10 million votes of his own from 2008. Where did those 3 million McCain voters go? The main part of why I believed Romney would win this time because I knew the 10 million Obama supporters would sit home…but never in my worst nightmares did I imagine McCain voters would sit home. I counted on them to show up and bring friends this time to boot Obama out. The only...
  • Mitt Romney's sister blames media's vilification for brother's loss

    11/10/2012 12:25:01 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 97 replies
    Daily New & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | ANI
    New York - Mitt Romney's sister Jane has come to the defense of her younger brother slamming media over the way they had treated the Republican Presidential contender, and blaming them for making him lose the White House race. Jane, the eldest Romney sister, told Inside Edition about how she felt the media "vilified" Mitt after it was reported that he traveled with Seamus, the family dog, strapped to the roof of their car. "He was my dog...It's a crate. That's how they travel. Here's the deal. All these stupid little stories are fabricated and it hurt," the New York...
  • My Day with ORCA

    11/09/2012 8:18:19 PM PST · by quicksilver123 · 41 replies
    I was one of those 30,000 around the country that wasted their day this past Tuesday trying to get Orca to work. Here in central Virginia, it was as bad as everything you've heard. I slugged it out with Boston from 6:30 am to 7 pm, and tried every way I could think of to make it work, probably for no good purpose. The "app" itself couldn't be used ahead of time, I was assigned to go to one precinct on Tuesday, then got contrary instructions on Wednesday (the week before the election), was invited to call into a conference...
  • Shifts that have helped Obama can shift away

    11/09/2012 7:23:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ashok Malik
    This time around, all the major voter consolidation processes appear to have worked to the advantage of Mr Barack Obama. Eight years earlier, those processes had favoured Mr George Bush Right after President Barack Obama won his second term, there were the obvious questions about the wider implications of his mandate. At one level, these questions were lazy and misleading. In election after election, political pundits —and this writer is not excluded —faithfully identify long-term trends only to find that there is no long-term trend. That comment may sound facetious and overstated but, nevertheless, cannot be dismissed. Take Mr Obama’s...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/09/2012 6:19:37 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 148 replies
    Red State ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ben Howe
    If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed.
  • Political "Death of A Salesman" : Romney's Pathetic Self-Implosion and Defeat by Obama (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:10:40 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 15 replies
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-11-09 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Original Post : 2012-05-04 Today's Date : 2012-11-09 Tonight ... after reluctantly voting for "Romney-Ryan" to protect the Unborn Children yet to be murdered by Obama ... I sit in disbelief at how the GOP E-RINOs have snatched Defeat from the Jaws of Victory. Yet, all the words I can speak about this National Disaster have already been eloquently penned by my colleagues at Free Republic. So what now ? Well, the next time the Karl Roves and Jeb Bushes try to force another "Myth Romney" ... author of the infamous Scorched Earth campaign against his fellow Conservative GOP...
  • Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco (Project ORCA - Must Read)

    11/09/2012 3:43:19 PM PST · by mojito · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/9/2012 | Bethany Mandel
    The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: “With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day.” What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaign’s “Project ORCA.” The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romney’s Boston headquarters wanted a way to track who had been to the polls in...
  • What Obama’s Victory Means for the Earth (Through the looking glass)

    11/09/2012 2:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tom Schueneman
    We narrowly dodged a bullet in the 2012 presidential election. Americans were presented with the choice between Mitt Romney’s fossil fuel reliant 19th century view of energy and Barack Obama’s cleaner 21st century low carbon vision. Even more significant than the Obama victory is the fact that Romney was denied the world’s most powerful office. The election of Romney would have had dire implications for renewable energy and it would have undermined decades of environmental protections. Romney’s reliance on oil would also have dramatically increased American greenhouse gas emissions. As we are already precariously close to a number of environmental...
  • The Immigration Trap

    Since Romney lost on Tuesday, many Republicans, like Sean Hannity and John Boehner, have been promoting a change in the Republican views on immigration policy to attract more hispanic/latino voters.  Unfortunately, I think this is a trap that will make Republican electoral prospects worse, not better. Just do the math, there are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country.  Let's say you do what Sean Hannity proposes and give those already here a "path to citizenship".  Now, assume they don't magically become Republicans when they gain their citizenship and 71% vote Democratic like in the last election. That...
  • No, Paul Ryan didn’t hurt Romney in Florida

    11/09/2012 1:03:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | AllahPundit
    Aside from retaining the House, this is probably the best news to come out of election day. Entitlement reform is coming, one way or another. And judging by the exit polls among seniors, it's not nearly as politically radioactive as the left would have you believe: Exit polling in 2008 indicated that John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin won by a margin of 8 percentage points among Florida seniors (53 to 45 percent). Exit polling in 2012 indicates that Romney-Ryan more than doubled that margin — to 17 points (58 to 41 percent). Romney’s other biggest gains in the...
  • Romney actually won young white voters

    11/09/2012 1:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | Guy Benson
    AP's already picked through the gruesome national exit polling from Tuesday. I'd like to highlight one additional piece of data that is especially interesting: According to CNN's figures, Mitt Romney actually won white Millenials (18-29 year olds) by seven points, 51-44, despite losing the broader demographic by 23 points. (McCain lost young voters by 35 points in 2008). Virtually all of Romney's gains within this age bracket came from young whites. He got absolutely demolished by young people of color; losing young Hispanics by 51 points, and young blacks by 83 points. The specific age breakdown of Asian voters isn't...
  • Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco [A Revealing Read! "Monumental Failure"]

    11/09/2012 11:30:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | November 09, 2012 | Bethany Mandel
    Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco Bethany Mandel 11.09.2012 The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: “With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day.” What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaign’s “Project ORCA.” The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romney’s Boston headquarters wanted a way...
  • Mitt The Mild – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs And Deficits, Deficits, Deficits, Lose, Lose, Lose

    11/09/2012 11:47:24 AM PST · by massmike · 29 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/09/2012 | Don Feder
    How do you blow an election when your opponent presided over the worst economy in memory – unemployment has hovered at 8% for almost four years; the price of gas has doubled; the national debt has grown by a third; long-term unemployment is up 87%; the number of Americans in poverty increased by 6.4 million; and the president’s signature initiative (Obamacare) has been consistently opposed by a majority of Americans since it passed two and a half years ago? How do you lose an election to an incumbent whose foreign policy consists of cringing, kowtowing and abject apologies – a...
  • GretaWire Readers [By a Huge Margin] See Sarah Palin as the Leader of the GOP Post Election

    11/09/2012 11:33:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | November 8, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    On Wednesday, Greta put up a poll asking her readers who they thought, at this moment, was the leader of the Republican Party. Readers responded by choosing Sarah Palin by an overwhelming margin over the rest of the field. Reading the comments it’s pretty plain that many feel Sarah could have fared far better against President Obama than Governor Mitt Romney did. Judging how well Sarah’s hand picked candidates for office did, vs how those in the standard GOP mold under-performed, it’s not much of a stretch to think Sarah herself would have done well and likely led the party...
  • The shape of things to come (John Derbyshire on the future of the GOP)

    11/09/2012 10:02:38 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 85 replies
    John Derbyshire ^ | November 9, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    What about the future, then? Does the Republican Party have a future? As I have been saying, there is no unity among white Americans. The old splits of education, class, sex, religion, city-country, and of course North-South still divide whites, and that is the basis of most of our politics. The Republican Party is white, sure enough, but whites aren't Republican. This will presumably be less and less the case as whites head for minority status. At some point the fact of impending minority status will sink in, and whites will begin to sink their differences and circle the wagons....
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • Advice from an Office Wall

    11/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 8, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On the walls of my office, I have several prints of my heroes. General Washington on horseback, pointing his sword down at my computer as if to say “Get to work!”… Colonel Hamilton in profile, posing for a sawbuck… a photo of President Reagan in the Oval Office… a sketch above a quote, of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, reminding us that “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.” Most imposing and inspiring is “Signing the Constitution” (yes, it’s a terrific poster-sized version of the famous Howard Chandler Christy mural of all 55...