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Gallup Results Present Problems For Both Agendas
  17 Nov 2012     3:48 am      Matt Vespa

Gallup has released some interesting poll findings showing that both sides of the aisle have their work cut out for them if they’re going to keep Americans happy.
Released Thursday, the Gallup results show that only 37% of Americans favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while 62% want to see measure that will halt illegal immigration.
And, 70% want the tax code simplified to lower rates and an elimination of deductions and loopholes, while less than half (47%) support Pres. Obama’s proposal to increase taxes on those households with incomes of $250,000 …

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Sen. Mike Lee and Senator-Elect Ted Cruz: ‘Our Ideas Work, Their Ideas Don’t’
  17 Nov 2012     3:26 am      Matt Vespa

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) were adamant about two things when they addressed The Federalist Society’s discussion about constitutional law and the Supreme Court yesterday: “our [conservative] ideas work, their [ liberal] ideas don’t.”  Furthermore, our ideas have been winning the argument, which explains why law schools are limiting the amount of speakers – invited by Federalist Society – chapters that can come and articulate such views across the country.  Both men viewed that we must return to the government our Founders envisioned, and must guard …

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Buzz Feed Reporter Reveals Anti-Mormon Bigotry of Press Corps
  16 Nov 2012     3:25 pm      Warner Todd Huston

McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed was one of the reporters in the Romney press pool during his late campaign for president. He is also a Mormon. In a long piece posted on November 14, Coppins reveals the stark anti-Mormon bigotry that his fellow members of the media openly displayed as they followed team Romney around the country.
Coppins’ report offers several interesting bits of information and even makes Mitt out to be the John Kennedy of Mormonism in that, like Kennedy, Mitt’s candidacy brought his religion out from under the shadows of …

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NBC: Hey That Lincoln Movie Reminds Us of How Great Obama Is
  15 Nov 2012     2:07 pm      Warner Todd Huston

In yet another facile example of the Old Media equating President Obama’s presidency to the greatness of Abraham Lincoln’s, NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles used the occasion of the opening of the new Lincoln movie helmed by Director Steven Spielberg to do just that.
On Saturday’s NBC Nightly News, Tibbles reported on the opening of a movie that has widespread Oscar buzz, Spielberg’s Lincoln a project that was more than a decade in the making.

Tibbles goes to the director himself who gives us a line about why he wanted to do …

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Demographics Poses A Challenge to Republicans, But It’s Not Unwinnable
  15 Nov 2012     11:23 am      Matt Vespa

Demographic shifts, Hispanic outreach, and how to make inroads with the youth have dominated conservative circles after a resounding Obama win last week.  It’s a discussion conservatives must have if they are to survive as a national political force.  Mitt Romney lost Hispanics, with almost 75% of them voting for the president, and young, single women.  Again, single women voted overwhelmingly for the president 67% to Romney’s 31%.  Some Republicans say that it was Romney’s disastrous ground game, while others say it was the party’s spring to the far right. …

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Foodstamps Surge to All Time High, Biggest One Month Growth Ever Recorded
  13 Nov 2012     2:03 pm      Warner Todd Huston

The Obama administration has finally released its report on the number of Americans on foodstamps. This report was released nine days past its traditional release date and just coincidentally days after the election. Shockingly, those numbers show that Americans on foodstamps is at an all time high. Worse the report shows the highest one month jump ever.
You may recall that just before the election, the Obama administration announced that Hurricane Sandy was going to delay the release of October’s jobless numbers. Many watchers of politics were suspicious about the possible …

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Repeat After Me: We Didn’t Lose Because of Social Issues
  13 Nov 2012     3:16 am      Matt Vespa

I admit that I really haven’t become much of a social conservative until about the last eighteen months.  I mostly took libertarian position on issues like gay marriage and abortion – some of which I still maintain.  However, being an adoptee and seeing the utter rot inherent on the political left, especially when it comes to abortion – I found my libertarian ‘pro-choice’ position untenable.  Yes, I still think government regulation of the market inhibits its full potential, thereby making it a perverse action on behalf of the state.  It’s …

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Changing Demographics Threaten Republican Texas
  13 Nov 2012     1:36 am      Matt Vespa

Yes, demographics talk will dominate the political discourse – and it should worry us.  Immigration, as an issue, and Republican ineptitude to convey  a sensible policy to ameliorate our perceived anti-immigrant leanings, ruined the Californian Republican Party forever.  Furthermore, New York and Pennsylvania are, to coin a term from Senator-elect Ted Cruz, “unalterably” Democratic.  Based on the last presidential election, we’re already down 104 electoral votes coming out of the gate – and with Texas’ demographic realignment, we could see the Lone Star state revert back to it’s Democratic leanings. …

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Romney’s Presidential Hopes Dashed By Less Than 500,000 Votes
  13 Nov 2012     12:27 am      Matt Vespa

Ouch! From Richard Nixon to Al Gore, candidates who have suffered defeats in close presidential elections, either in the Electoral College or popular vote, probably have felt the feelings of disappointment, shock, and frustration that Mitt Romney is experiencing right now. While President Obama secured re-election with a majority of the popular vote and an Electoral College landslide, analysis done by Jim Geraghty at National Review and Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart detialed some numbers in key states to show just how close Mitt Romney was from becoming the 45th President …

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The Name ‘Republican’ Is Damaged Beyond Repair
  12 Nov 2012     2:45 pm      Warner Todd Huston

Fact: Millions of Republican voters did not come out to unseat Barack Obama.
Explanation: The Republican brand has been damaged beyond repair.
Solution: Is Herman Cain Right? Do we need to replace the GOP with a new party?
The Republican brand has been destroyed beyond repair. This is all something we really can blame on the Bush family in general and George W. Bush in particular. Not only do independents and moderates not trust anyone that has the millstone “Republican” hung around his neck, but even too many Republican voters themselves can …

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Excitable Juan Williams: Brokeifornia’s New Election Rules Are Super Awesome
  12 Nov 2012     8:46 am      William Teach

In case you didn’t hear, the brokeyest broke state in the Union has new election rules. On one hand, Juan Williams has some interesting point about them. On the flip side, ugh
(The Hill) Polarization and gridlock have paralyzed Congress. But now, a bright ray of hope for ending those twin curses is emerging from election results in California.
The optimism begins with changes in the system for electing lawmakers in the Golden State, home to the largest congressional biggest delegation.
In 2010, a diverse group of the state’s biggest political stakeholders — …

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Romney Lost Because Republicans Behaved Like Undisciplined Clowns
  12 Nov 2012     12:10 am      Susannah Fleetwood

From The Art of War by Sun Tzu:
All warfare is based upon deception. If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him, If equally matched, then fight him. If not–split and re-evaluate.
Politics is warfare and all politics is based upon deception, as well as perception. And right now, the perception of the Republican Party is that we are a bunch of clowns. Don’t believe me? Well, Chris Cilliza and Aaron Blake of The Washington Post have the numbers, and as my old …

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Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud
  12 Nov 2012     12:01 am      Rachel Alexander

There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800′s. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature. Obama’s race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food …

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Well, Romney’s ORCA Got Harpooned
  10 Nov 2012     8:52 pm      Matt Vespa

Originally posted on The Young Cons.
While many expected high Republican vote turnout, that just wasn’t the case on Nov. 6.  Mitt Romney received less votes in Ohio than John McCain in 2008, and received three million less votes in the popular vote than John McCain.  As Amanda Carpenter tweeted the day after the election, while many were expecting our people to show up at the polls – “no one made sure of it.”  In all, it was an epic disaster.
It all points to Romney’s ORCA program.  A digital app that was …

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Newsweek: Hey, Whities, You’re Old, You’re White And You’re Finished
  10 Nov 2012     4:31 pm      Warner Todd Huston

Your days are done, white man. In its November issue, Newsweek and writer David Frum want you GOP whities to know that you’re old, you’re white, and you’re finished.
Not only does Newsweek want white Republicans to know their salad days are over (and that they are racist, no doubt), but the aging magazine has done so with a cover illustration that portrays Obama wearing the uniform tunic of a Revolutionary War soldier — maybe even with allusions to founding father and first general of the armies George Washington.
Nov. 2012 Newsweek …

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CNBC: We’re Probably Headed to Another Recession… NOW They Tell Us?
  9 Nov 2012     1:34 pm      Warner Todd Huston

Two days after the election, CNBC published a dour report on the economy. Shockingly, CNBC is predicting that the U.S. economy is likely headed for another recession.
CNBC so helpfully tells us that, now that the election is behind us, the light in our economic tunnel could be a “freight train.” Gee, it sure would have been nice to know that before the election, wouldn’t it?

Slowing corporate profits, the remnants of Superstorm Sandy and the ramifications of the “fiscal cliff” in Washington are expected to result in at least two …

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Welcome To ObamaWorld: Large Number Of Companies Announce Layoffs Post Election
  9 Nov 2012     6:39 am      William Teach

Quite a few companies are giving their position on the election outcome
(The Blaze) Do elections have consequences? If you have been paying attention to the financial markets, you might think so. Wall Street has had two horrible days since President Obama won a second term.
However, stock prices are not the only thing taking a hit. It appears that the job market is also suffering. In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (links take you to news stories about the layoffs – with details …

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Media Slammed Mitt’s Food Donations, Now Sandy Victims Plead for… Food Donations
  8 Nov 2012     3:47 pm      Warner Todd Huston

The Old Media spent several days last week attacking Mitt Romney for his October 30 event in Ohio where he presided over supporters coming together to donate money, clothing, and food for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Then the food donations were ridiculed. Yet, now ABC News is reporting that victims of the storm are now calling for food donations from the public.
Naturally on the day of the Romney event, the very left-wing MSNBC went wild attacking Romney for gathering canned food for the victims. Their “reporting” makes it clear …

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Elections Have Consequences: 2012 Edition
  8 Nov 2012     10:23 am      John Hawkins

When you toss a rock in a pond, it creates ripples and when a man like Barack Obama wins re-election, it has consequences.
A UN Gun Control treaty.
Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as …

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My Two Cents: Why Obama Won And Romney Lost
  8 Nov 2012     8:36 am      William Teach

This will probably be the last post on the meaning of this loss, but, this is part of a conversation I was having with a moderate Republicans who voted Obama and a moderate Liberal who voted Romney late yesterday. Consider that, in exit polls,

52% said that the country is on the wrong track.
Only 23% rated the economy positively.
Only 25% said they were better off than 4 years ago. 51% want smaller government.
38% said unemployment was their most important issue, 37% said rising prices

Those are some big points. Yet, somehow, …

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