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  • The Conservative Paradox

    11/08/2012 11:43:50 AM PST · by radpolis · 55 replies
    Vanity | 11/9/2012 | Me
    I have read many of the Freeper and conservative analyses of why we lost this election. The ironic thing is they are not all wrong even when they contradict each other. Each element of criticism has an element of truth. The problem essentially comes down to this: How do we get more votes than the Democrats? The fact is that the Republican Party has some inherent contradictions that we have to over-come. Most Freepers want to be a niche party in a country of 310 million people. As a capitalist, this goes against the basic principle that you want to...
  • Dems' winning strategy: Early voting + bribes = Obama victory (vanity)

    11/08/2012 10:53:59 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 23 replies
    an illegal 100 watt lightbulb popping on in my head | November 8, 2012 | me
    Here is the full equation: early voting + bribes* + Dems busing their bribees to vote early Obama victory * bribes = (1) Obama's unconstitutional gift to 800,000 illegal immigrants last June (2) beer & pizza parties on college campuses + rides to the polls (3) the usual Dem GOTV "walking around money" that gets spread around in urban areas every election
  • Boycott Companies Advertising on MSM Channels

    11/08/2012 10:38:00 AM PST · by Go Gordon · 47 replies
    Vanity | 11/8/12 | Go Gordon
    I'm not a huge supporter of boycotts, but I thought an effort to get the MSM news outlets to not be an extension of the Democrats was to hurt themin the pocketbook. If we generate a list of the advertisers during news programs on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and/or CBS, then write two sets of letters: 1) letters to the advertisers announcing a complete boycott of all of their products and services, including cancellations of existing relationships BECAUSE OF MEDIA BIAS on the part of the networks. 2) letters to the networks announcing the same thing. If they continue being...
  • Conservatives who didn't vote? (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:32:03 AM PST · by Al Gore Vidal · 136 replies
    11/8/2012 | Al Gore Vidal
      Part of me believes that the biggest reason for the Romney loss was because he could not get out the conservative vote, and all the FReepers who predicted this were right.   Having said that another part of me can't help but be mad at these people because they, in essence, helped to get Obama elected.    But will these non-pragmatic conservatives now do the work to start there own party because they correctly see the Republican party as not truly conservative?   I'd like to be able to understand why they sat it out. And can a conservative...
  • Before we declare the GOP dead...

    11/08/2012 9:18:24 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 85 replies
    and continue with "They have to dump Evangelicals", "They have to embrace evangelicals","They have to become more fiscally liberal", "No, they have to be truly fiscally conservative", "They'll never win the presidency again and the demographics have doomed them", take a look at the numbers. As of right now, only 2,841,121 votes separate the two. That's 2 percentage points, 2 percentage points of the total. Hardly an insurmountable hurdle in future elections. That relatively small number is not an indication that America has turned against the GOP and is convincingly on the side of becoming a Western European style nanny...
  • Look Everyone in the Eyes

    11/08/2012 8:44:52 AM PST · by Crucial · 12 replies
    11/8/2012 | me
    Liberals are selfish and because they are selfish they have to dehumanize others to justify their actions to themselves to convince themselves they're not evil people. That's the crux of the problem, that liberals think they are actually doing good, moral deeds. To combat this dehumanization that must take place, I encourage conservatives and non-liberals to look those in your community directly in the eye. Don't do it in an aggressive way. See what you can in those eyes and at the same time remind them that you mean something, that you are worth what they're worth. I have found...
  • Another point of view that maybe the answer. (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:12:27 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 30 replies
    Some time ago I heard a quote from an African-American, who's name I can't recall, but I remember them saying "My biggest fear of the first black man being elected President is that he might fail." I believe this election was not a rejection of conservatism or the Republican message. It was an emotional investment in the first black man in the White House. The minorities in the US projected a rejection of Barack Obama as a rejection of themselves and of their race. No matter how badly Barack Obama has failed they cannot emotionally let the first black president...
  • The Hive

    11/08/2012 8:06:12 AM PST · by HDCochran · 11 replies
    self
    Obama won. Weak opponent. Weak campaign. But there is a huge change happening in American society that will dominate future politics and elections. America was once a rural and conservative society. After some change American became a more urban a and politically balanced society. Then the growth of suburban America led to a couple of decades of more conservative society. But inevitably, America is becoming a more and more urban society. The majority of the population lives in vast metropolitan areas. In urban society, humans, living in close proximity to others, are forced to control their lives to minimize negative...
  • The Proper Response for the "I Won" Moment That is Sure to Come

    11/08/2012 7:40:14 AM PST · by military cop · 19 replies
    Me | 11/8/2012 | Military Cop
    The proper response for the replay of the "I won" comment that is sure to come in the next "bi-partisan" photo op: O: "Well.....uh....let me just say this: the election is over.......I won" Cantor: "Well, Mr. President, are you the president of the 51% of the population that voted for you or are you the President of the United States of America"? Let the MSM try to hide THAT sound bite. RLTW
  • Vanity: It's Time To Let Go Of "They Stole It"

    11/08/2012 6:25:55 AM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 82 replies
    11-8-2012 | Self
    Reading the last two days discussion of what happened Tuesday, IMO there is one line of argument that needs to be abandoned because it's both incorrect and counterproductive: "They stole it". The problem with the "vote fraud" theory is that that convincing evidence that it's not correct; for example the actual results were very close to the aggregate polling predictions in the last weeks before the election, see for example: http://election.princeton.edu/2012/11/07/after-the-storm/ For that to happen you would not only have to rig not only the election but also both the national and state level polling in such a way that...
  • 1) Corrupt Media 2) Demographics 3)Chris Christie 4) Passive Candidate (vanity)

    11/08/2012 5:55:44 AM PST · by teg_76 · 50 replies
    1) Corrupt Media If the media slanted towards Romney like they did Obama, we'd have won by ten points. Candy Crowley 2nd debate performance completely epitomized the corruptness of the media. Libya, Solyndra, Fast and Furious. Imagine those under a Republican president. We need to change the media, not ourselves. How I don't know. 2)Demographics More minoriites, more single adults, don't spell a picture for electoral success. Bush and Rove deserve a lot blame for this, as they should have been protecting our border and our soveirgnty rather than pushing amnesty. So much for Rove's "permanent Republican majority" 3) Chris...
  • My Girlfriend Brought Me to Tears (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 5:52:00 PM PST · by PeteePie · 22 replies
    The Heart of an American Woman | Nov 7, 2012 | PeteePie's Woman
    Many have asked how I am today. Thank you for asking. Here is how I feel: We have Councils of Vocations, Councils of Eugenics, every possible kind of Council, including a World Council--and if these do not as yet hold total power over us, is it from lack of intention? "Social gains," "social aims," "social objectives" have become the daily bromides of our language. The necessity of a social justification for all activities and all existence is now taken for granted. There is no proposal outrageous enough but what its author can get a respectful hearing and approbation if he...
  • NET CALL: The Way Ahead

    11/07/2012 5:11:48 PM PST · by military cop · 13 replies
    a Wealth of Experience | 11/7/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party's elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Why Democrats will never nominate a white person again for POTUS

    11/07/2012 4:49:51 PM PST · by barryobi · 50 replies
    11.07.2012 | barryobi
    We need to come to grips with what the democrats are doing. They have cracked the code and the implications for our country are too terrible to contemplate. The democrats are about power, first and foremost. They could care less who sits in the White House. As long as they can get their liberal, socialist agenda enacted, they are fine with whomever occupied the White House. The democrats have cracked the code. They know they will get 90% plus of the black vote, 70% plus of the hispanice vote, and 40% or so of the white vote. With the changing...
  • The Deal the GOP Congress members should offer the president

    11/07/2012 3:11:00 PM PST · by JLS · 14 replies
    JLS | 7 November 2012 | JLS
    The GOP needs to use their one big chit in the tax negotiation. They need to demand that included in this deal is increasing the national debt limit. In return for increasing the national debt limit they need to get something tangible. Something like no tax increase. They can not accept illusions of spending cuts that will never happen. They could link the debt ceiling to the current tax code and everytime the debt limit comes up, the tax code would too.
  • Red American: Welcome to California

    11/07/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 39 replies
    Me | 11-7-2012 | Behind the Blue Wall
    I'm not one of those seeing a silver lining on what happened yesterday. This was a crushing defeat for liberty and freedom. Not to get to hyperbolic about it, but I would not be surprised at all if I never see another President in my lifetime who believes in the kind of freedom and liberty envisioned by the Founders of this great nation. I live in California, the state that once bequeathed Ronald Reagan to the nation, but where we now have liberal Democrats holding every statewide office, and the Republicans have less than a third of the seats in...
  • ObamaCare Horror Story Thread (vanity)

    11/07/2012 12:21:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Starting to see these pop up already. Will post here as I hear them. Please do same.
  • Why The One, Won (Chess v. Checkers)

    11/07/2012 11:03:17 AM PST · by FlipWilson · 14 replies
    Vanity | Today | Me
    Obama's machine rolled over us because the democrats continue to play chess while Republicans play checkers. Watching the Republican Party go up against the democrats is the true picture of futility.
  • Time To Make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House

    11/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 51 replies
    11/7/12 | Armybratproud
    With concern that the current Speaker of the House will cave on issues such as the debt limit, it is time to make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House. Please contact your U.S. Representative.
  • Obama Won Ohio in 2012 With Fewer Votes Than McCain Received in 2008

    11/07/2012 11:17:25 AM PST · by Arthurio · 67 replies
    Various
    Obama Won Ohio in 2012 With Fewer Votes Than McCain Received in 2008 Ohio 2008: John McCain 2,677,820 votes (46.8%) Ohio 2012: Barack Obama 2,672,302 (50.1%) Source for 2008 Results: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Ohio,_2008 Source for 2012 Results: http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results Romney doing worse than McCain (nationwide) was noted on some other threads, but some have cautioned that many votes still remain to be counted. But Ohio is 100% in, so we can make a very easy and stark comparison.