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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
    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: 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
    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:,_2008 Source for 2012 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.
  • I had a teachable moment last night...

    11/07/2012 10:22:07 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    I was taught that a no experience Chicago hack can be president for 8 years. I was taught that America is going to hell in a hand basket. I was taught that hard work to get what you want is not the way anymore. I was taught that a president can buy votes with food stamps. I was taught that I'm going to get a european style healthcare system. I was taught this country is in deep economic doo doo and our Gilligan president will do nothing to change that fact. I was taught to care less than zero about...
  • Why I Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 7:02:07 AM PST · by MNDude · 87 replies
    I’ve got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker. The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels. Didn’t happen. These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay. And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation’s politics. In 2012, 13% of the vote was cast by blacks. In 04, it was 11%. This year, 10% was Latino. In ’04 it was 8%....
  • Dow now down 317 points

    11/07/2012 8:55:59 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Vote of confidence for Obama? The community organizer can't be concerned with the daily girations of the stock market...his words.
  • Why the low Republican turnout? (vanity)

    11/07/2012 8:40:52 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    This was within reach. Obama had ten million fewer votes than 2008. Despite huge rallies and intensity, Rs didn't show up. Was it... 1. Insufficient ground game? Hundreds of millions on tv instead of laser beam ground game on our base? 2. Too moderate. Romney didn't motivate the conservatives. 3. The Mormon thing. Evangelicals stayed home. 4. The gender gap. Romney didn't close it. Despite the MSM spin, this was a winnable election and we lost the chess match. Thoughts?
  • Republic vs Democracy (vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:36:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    Excellent summary of where we are, especially the last two minutes.
  • The Whack Left finally got what it needed...

    11/07/2012 7:02:36 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    ...Promising everything to enough cool-aid drinking boobs to re-elect the worst president in U.S. history. And a special thanks to all you idiot rinos like Chris Christie for their assistance! Roll on Obamacare! Maybe we can reach across the isle?...What total crap!!!
  • My Plan of action for the Near Term(Next Year)...

    11/07/2012 6:35:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 68 replies
    07 Nov 2012 | US Navy Vet
    1. Charity-I will give NOTHING except Tithes and offering through mo LOCAL Church ONLY(so sorry Salvation Army and the like). 2. I am IMMEDIATELY starting to down size. GET RID OF THE EXCESS AND JUNK! 3. I am going to learn how to do MORE things for myself. Do-It-Myself will become order of the day. 4. I am going to get serious in my Religious and Prayer life. Start a home Bible Study on a weeknight. 5. Put more time and effort into my home life. 6. Get DEAD serious on finding ways to shelter my Finances from Obama and...
  • Ronald Reagan speaks to us today

    11/07/2012 5:38:24 AM PST · by Rob in Arizona · 8 replies
    University of Texas Reagan archives ^ | October 27, 1964 | Ronald Reagan
    Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy...
  • Registered Voters Became Likely Voters

    11/07/2012 5:30:33 AM PST · by Andrei Bulba · 45 replies
    Eventually the boring little things everyone takes for granted, become the great big things that bite you hard. For many decades the majority of our fellow citizens were far more liberal and democratic than the electorate which actually voted. We constantly say, oh that's a poll of "registered voters" it doesn't count. Or even worse, we say are you kidding? It's a poll of ADULTS not even people registered to vote. Then we discuss how those people are too lazy to vote and they don't count. Well reality is a tough thing. They did count because they could vote. America...
  • One Ray of Sunshine . . .

    11/07/2012 5:25:20 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 37 replies
    The credibility (such as it was) of Dick Morris and Karl Rove has been shredded. As such, this forum is now free to ignore any of the tripe spewed from their pie holes. (Of course, they will still be embraced by the GOP-e.)
  • Starve the Machine

    11/07/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Damifino · 58 replies
    vanity | 12/7/2012 | Damifino
    Embrace the machine, starve the system, position traditional conservatism and liberty The Nov. 6 big win (let's not kid ourselves about this) for the progressive agenda reveals some changes in America that we, as conservatives, cannot ignore. It is apparent that the American ideal has changed over the last 60 or so years such that a traditional conservative viewpoint is no longer relative. Traditional Americans have few options to steer the ship or promote the Founder's vision. We frankly lost because there are too many who get a slice of government cheese and don't want to (or can't) risk losing...
  • This Is The Last Time

    11/07/2012 4:32:50 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 111 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/12 | Veritas2002
    This is the last time I will be voting in a national election. I am in my 60's and have concluded that, if this is the kind of governing Americans want, they should have it...and all its consequences. Sour grapes you say? Perhaps. But after four years of the most abysmally failed government with consistently high unemployment, 16 trillion dollars in national debt, downgrading of our bonds and monetary system with printing of dollars by the Fed, attacks against freedom of religion, a loss of American leadership in the world, class warfare, homosexuality embedded in our fabric, our nuclear family...
  • 2012 LIVE Official Recriminations Thread I

    11/07/2012 4:28:34 AM PST · by sam_paine · 190 replies
    11/7/2012 | Sam PAine
    Post your "I Told You So" Vanities here!DON'T Start the 50-millionth Vanity thread!Find your allies on either side:In this corner: "Romney RINO wasn't conservative enough to really win Purple PA and Ohio!"In the other: "The Social Conservatives scared off too many Indiots!"We can have the bile out here and leave the other threads to sincere discussion. Then the Admins can delete this later when we're all embarrassed of what we've said.
  • Vanity: Chris Christie: Declare as a Democrat!

    11/07/2012 4:24:54 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 52 replies
    11/7/12 | Originalbuckeye
    You are persona no grata in the Republican party. You will never achieve any nomination in the Republican party again so go and declare as a Democrat!
  • Vanity: GOP had its chance. Time for the TEA Party in 2016.

    11/07/2012 4:02:34 AM PST · by generally · 118 replies
    self | Nov. 7, 2012 | generally
    The Republican party has put forth candidate after candidate who is a moderate appeaser. How's that been workin' out for ya? It is time to run a true conservative. The GOP keeps telling us that we will split the vote and lose if we run a third party candidate. Well, we didn't and we lost anyway. I'd rather go down fighting, than go down appeasing.
  • Vanity: Romney: As predicted, He Proved to Be the Wrong Man

    11/07/2012 3:23:45 AM PST · by xzins · 162 replies
    vanity | 7 Nov 12 | Xzins
    I knew last week that it was over, and I knew it because of Benghazi, the very issue that had me reluctantly put my check mark next to Romney's name, because I couldn't conceive that a Romney administration would have abandoned the lives of our heroes to the hatred of Al Qaeda. Benghazi, Budget, BamaCare, Barrios....the 4 B's. During the debates, conservative commentators liked to talk about Bayonets and Battleships, but four other B's explain Romney's loss and why he was the wrong man to carry the flag. Benghazi was a window of opportunity presented to Romney that he was...
  • Vanity: ***Focus Kids...The Real Question I HOW Did They Do It***

    11/07/2012 2:58:31 AM PST · by The Wizard · 101 replies
    Stardate: 1211.7
    We know we had the intensity, we know we had the ground game, and we know we had the turn out that gave us larger numbers than McCain or bama, so, the question needs to be HOW did they do it. Too many knowledgeable folks who were correct in their assumptions said Romney should have won. Start from that pretense and start looking at the method that could have been used to accomplish the "flip" of votes.....(Only counting every 4th Romney Vote, etc) My guess is that 4 or more million votes were channeled to bama from Romney in the...
  • Question: Ideas about how to realistically "Go Galt"?

    11/07/2012 2:53:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 232 replies
    I plan to cancel cable tv, quit the health club, am putting off purchases that I had planned IF Romney had won. Am happy to hear ideas...I have to say my spouse was literally in tears last night, thinking about what dangers we face (not just as a family but as a society and a nation). We prayed together, asking God to guide us. HE knew this was going to happen, and HE can use this for HIS glory. We just want to be as wise as possible with the resources God has provided. So we welcome your input.
  • Mitt Romney has fewer votes than John McCain received in 2008! Republicans stayed home

    11/07/2012 1:14:10 AM PST · by Arthurio · 255 replies
    Mitt Romney has fewer votes than John McCain received in 2008! Republicans stayed home! As of right now, Romney has close to 56,000,000 votes nationwide. In 2008, John McCain had nearly 60,000,000 votes. (Per Wikipedia) It looks like if all the people who voted for McCain turned out again and voted for Romney, we would have been rid of the Kenyan once and for all. People stayed home. It looks like all the Freepers who said they'd never vote for Mitt were not making idle threats
  • Allistair Cooke: 'Decadence vs. Vitality'

    11/07/2012 1:13:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies A short clip from Alistair Cooke's "America: A Personal History of the United States" (1973)
  • Mr. President, you won by dividing our Nation, now what?

    11/06/2012 11:21:41 PM PST · by carlo3b · 31 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Nov. 7 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    There are many Americans that thought that you were unacceptable four years ago, and have not been convinced that they were wrong, by the direction you have taken our country.. Today our country chose to reelect you as our President once again, but in a narrow margin.. This election has given you, once again, an opportunity to prove that the half of it's citizens that didn't vote for you can be proven wrong.. For the sake of your place in the history, and with the fate of our Nation in your hands, I pray that they, and I, can and...
  • So, 2016 will be Jeb of BushCo versus Hitlery Klintoon (both are popping some champagne tonight)

    11/06/2012 10:57:29 PM PST · by Abiotic · 21 replies
    Self | Self
    I can hardly wait........... Put a fork in the States, she's done cooked.
  • Vanity: Nice Guys

    11/06/2012 10:52:06 PM PST · by Wuli · 16 replies
    November 7, 2012 | wuli
    If the opposing candidate is a thug, and your candidate refuses to admit that and thinks all that he has to do is be mister nice guy, to win, you can be sure he won't.
  • The DNC out bid us.

    11/06/2012 10:50:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Nov 6 2012 | NLZ
    The DNC out bid us. We need to offer 1 acre in Manhattan and $500,000 cash for every vote. Would get votes and hasten the reset.
  • Vanity - Anyone Else Through With Fox?

    11/06/2012 10:46:12 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 78 replies
    116/12 | dagogo redux
    I don't usually bother with TV at all, but my wife seems to want to get her news from Fox for reasons beyond me. We have a home theater system, and invited our neighbors over tonight to watch the election returns on Fox with us. We were appalled by the process through which the Fox morons cheerfully dismissed state after state before the facts were even in, a pattern epitomized when some babe strutted in smarmy fashion down to their "Decision Room" to humor Carl Rove's contention that Ohio had been called far too prematurely for Obama. It was an...
  • When the 2016 Election Arrives, The GOP will enter having won the popular vote once in 28 years.

    11/06/2012 10:27:31 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 48 replies
    Vanity | 11-7-2012 | TitansAFC
    Just a point in fact for the GOP at large: When Election Day 2016 rolls around, the GOP will enter the night having convinced more Americans to vote for their candidate than for the Democrat candidate exactly one time in 28 years. Thats ONCE in TWENTY-EIGHT years. Just damn.
  • Allen West May Lose

    11/06/2012 10:06:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Outstanding votes in the Allen West race are in St. Lucie County, which the Dem (Patrick Murphy) is winning.
  • Thank You Libertarians

    11/06/2012 9:24:31 PM PST · by TheArizona · 94 replies
    It would seem our libertarian friends pretty much handed the election to Obama. Couple that with vote fraud and hello 4 more years of communism/nazism. But you all can take comfort knowing you voted your conscience and your vote counted... For Obama... The Arizona

    11/06/2012 9:14:10 PM PST · by upcountryhorseman · 103 replies
    Self | Nov. 6, 2012 | upcountry horseman
    The America we knew is lost: self reliance, individualism, The ability to achieve the American Dream is lost! The reason why is very simple, The tipping point has been reached, too many people now depend on the goverment for their well being and will do nothing to stop the gravy train. They will vote democrat (socialist)every time now. If anyone tells me they voted for Obama, I will tell they they have destroyed the Country!
  • Wisconsin, the most schizophrenic state in the nation.

    11/06/2012 9:08:43 PM PST · by barryobi · 15 replies
    11/6/2012 | barryobi
    Wisconsin is example A of how screwed up our country is. Two years ago, we elected Scott Walker and Tea Party Senator Ron Johnson. The Republicans took over both the state assembly and state senate. In short, two years ago, the Republicans took our state back. Tonight, our state voted to send the flaming liberal lesbian Tammy Baldwin to the US Senate, and re-elected Obama as POTUS. Despite that, tonight we also re-elected all our incumbent Republican US House members (republicans control 5 out of 8 House seats), added two seats to the Republican majority in the state senate, and...