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Election 2012

The Tea Party Purge Begins

December 4, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner is overseeing the House Steering Committee’s removal of a number conservative Tea Party Republicans from their committee posts in what clearly can be called a “purge” of fiscal conservatives from those positions of power.  One Congressman, Justin Amash, voted 95% of the time with the leadership and still lost his position [...]

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More Republican Soul Searching — Buchanan-Style!

November 27, 2012

The recently wounded and defeated GOP is thinking about caving on taxes in the face of th impending “fiscal cliff.”  Pat Buchanan has a few things to say about this in a recent article, which speaks truth to the GOP.  It’s a superb piece that House Republicans need to read.  The GOP is positioning itself [...]

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Ron Paul Says Goodbye

November 15, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is retiring from the House.  Yesterday he gave what amounted to a farewell address in Congress.  Here’s a video of the full speech. I admire Ron Paul’s fidelity to the Constitution and respect the preponderance of his voting record.  His limited government, libertarian philosophy is often so consistent, for instance, that [...]

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Eurozone Gets the Recession Blues

November 15, 2012

In the second and third quarters of 2012, the economy of the Eurozone countries fell 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively.  Accordingly, two consecutive quarters of economic contraction signals an economic recession.  Also, economic indicators suggest that both Germany and France are likely to contract in the fourth quarter, compounding the Eurozone’s problems.  Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, [...]

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Catholic Civil Disobedience

November 15, 2012

Now that ObamaCare is going to be coming into effect, the Catholic Church has a tough decision to make in regards to their hospitals.  Because ObamaCare mandates that health plans contain contraceptive coverage and the Catholic Church considers contraception to be morally wrong, the Church is in a tough spot.  The Catholic Church represents 12.5% [...]

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Expanding The Base

November 14, 2012

In the spirit of brainstorming, I’ve been thinking a lot over the past several days about the GOP’s need to reach out and expand the base.  This is being talked about by almost everyone in the GOP as well as those independents who align themselves with Conservatism/Libertarianism.  To many, it means watering down our views [...]

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Maybe It Is Just a Flesh Wound, But It Must Be Treated

November 14, 2012

Intense brainstorming by the losing side is something that should, and usually does, take place immediately following an election.  Last week, I was unusually pessimistic about the election results because of what I thought they said about what we as a country were now willing to accept.  If you thought my take was depressing, you [...]

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Mark Steyn on Tuesday’s Election

November 11, 2012

I had been waiting for Mark Steyn’s take on Tuesday’s election.  The author of After America sees America’s problems in their most basic form — our economy is on an unsustainable path and America voted Tuesday to keep trucking down that road.  His point?  We had a chance at a course correction, didn’t take it, [...]

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Barone Blames Tea Party for Senate Losses

November 10, 2012

Respected political guru Michael Barone blamed the Tea Party’s influence in the Republican Party for nominating too many “wackos, weirdos and witches” costing the Republicans an easy chance at winning the Senate last Tuesday.  This is the same Michael Barone who predicted a Romney win of nearly 100 Electoral Votes by the way. The Establishment-types [...]

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ORCA – A Failure Of Epic Proportions

November 9, 2012

While everyone in the Conservative Movement and Republican party are looking introspectively at Tuesday’s loss, one new piece of information has surfaced that may be more heartbreaking than anything else – Tuesday’s election just may have been lost by bad software.  As a Software Engineer myself, I can attest to the importance of quality control, [...]

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Nevada Small Business Owner Fires 22 Employees As a Result of Obama Election

November 8, 2012

A Nevada man fired 22 employees as a result of Obama being re-elected.  His reason is that the upcoming ObamaCare regulations will dramatically increase the cost of his business, and therefore he has to act proactively now that ObamaCare’s implementation is a sure thing. I’m willing to bet that we will be seeing a lot [...]

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Going Forward: What We Should and Should Not Do

November 8, 2012

As expected, everyone has their opinions on what needs to be done now that Obama has won a second term.  The suggestions range from the outright stupid (try to impeach Obama over his Birth Certificate) to the sinister (become more Democrat-Lite).  I’m just going to take a minute to address some of the suggestions I [...]

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Obama Wins, Stocks Plummit

November 7, 2012

In the day after Obama won re-election to a second term as President, stocks lost 2.4% of their value.  In the Dow’s worst day of the year, it dropped 312.95 points to 12,932.73.  It is, I think, an accurate depiction of what type of economic situation a second Obama term will bring us.  I hope [...]

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The Black Cloud

November 7, 2012

Well, Barack Obama has been re-elected.  Yes, with a two-point race nationally and tight margins in every one of the swing states we needed, the race was close.  Yes, there are some silver linings in the result.  But, Obama’s re-election is disaster for America. Believe it or not, I’m not really that concerned about what [...]

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Modernize, Don’t Moderate

November 7, 2012

Good post-mortem by Matt K. Lewis on how the GOP has to modernize, not moderate, to win future elections.  Matt argues that the GOP doesn’t need to moderate, but in fact needs clearer distinctions.  He does argue, however, that the GOP needs to modernize in its appeal.   Matt just scratches the surface on what [...]

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Obama Redux

November 7, 2012

At about 11:14pm last evening, Fox News called Ohio for Obama.  Only being a matter of time before the gig was up and Obama’s reelection was official, I subsequently went to bed with a splitting headache and a deep sense of foreboding about the direction the American people are choosing to go.  I’ve spent the [...]

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Silver Lining

November 7, 2012

So as everyone knows now, Barack Obama has been elected to a second term.  I’m not going to get into the a post-mortem yet, but political analyst Patrick Ruffini tweeted last night a fascinating stat about Romney’s increase in vote share over McCain: Romney gains among age groups: 18-29 year olds, +11%. 30-44, +1%. 45-64, [...]

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Election 2012 — Open Thread

November 6, 2012

We’ll be checking in throughout the day and night to leave our comments, we encourage readers to stop by and do the same. It’s going to be a late night, so stop by and let us know what you think.

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Judge Slaps Down Democrats Trying to Cheat in Philadelphia

November 6, 2012

Election Day wouldn’t be Election Day without Democrats trying to cheat.  This morning in Philadelphia, election judges in several precincts ejected Republican poll watchers.  Why not?  Nothing could possibly go wrong with only Democrats minding the store in inner city voting precincts.  Well, a Judge just ordered the poll watchers to be reinstated. I hope [...]

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Mike’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 6, 2012

Well, it’s Election Day and it’s time for the three of us to post our predictions.  I always hate doing this, especially when the race appears to be close, but here goes. When looking at political races, I tend to focus on data, maybe too much.  Prior to Hurricane Sandy’s landfall over New Jersey last [...]

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Sal’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 6, 2012

I have a hunch.  I have a hunch that the polls are under-representing the dissatisfaction with the current administration, the lack of enthusiasm for Obama, and the support and enthusiasm for Romney.  Add to that so-called “statisticians” like Nate Silver who muddy the waters even more, and you have most people expecting anything from a narrow to [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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My Sandy Experience

November 4, 2012

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back [...]

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George Will on the Perils of Our Entitlement Culture

October 29, 2012

Occasionally, staunch Republican establishment-types like George Will get it right.  In his latest OpEd, Will makes the case that our entitlement culture is out of control because it is essentially “mugging” our descendants to pay for the debts we compile now.  In fact, he blames both parties, particularly those Republican administrations after the Great Society [...]

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Here Comes Sandy!

October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is forecast to nail the Jersey Shore sometime tomorrow night.  As you can imagine, the supermarket shelves are bare, many stores are closed, and a general sense of excited panic has gripped the Garden State.  Governor Christie is on TV every few hours telling us to use common sense and not to be [...]

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Hey Lena Dunham, If This Is Where Your Head Is At, Maybe It’s Better to Wait

October 26, 2012

Maybe it’s my love of cringe and shock comedy, but I’m not really as offended by the latest Obama for America ad as many conservatives in the blogosphere.  I suppose I should be a bit more troubled; after all, the fact that propaganda arm of the most powerful man in the world thought it would [...]

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Dueling “Surprises” Fall Flat

October 25, 2012

Obama shill and liberal hack Gloria Allred has done her best to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney in the run-up to November 6. Unfortunately for her a few things got in the way:  1) Mitt Romney’s squeaky clean, and 2) the apparent dirt is an 18-year-old charge which first appeared in Mitt’s 1994 run [...]

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The Final Presidential Debate of 2012

October 23, 2012

The final Presidential Debate of the 2012 election season took place last night.  The topic was foreign policy and the affair was moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News. Honestly, I didn’t watch it (I was a bit under the weather and barely made it through the Monday Night Football kickoff), nor have I watched [...]

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It’s Getting Late in October… Get Ready for a Surprise!

October 20, 2012

The October Surprise:  sudden game-changing event or charge which occurs so close to an election that the targeted candidate doesn’t have time to respond, and therefore changes the election’s dynamic within days of voting.  It’s a real d-bag move, no matter which side is doing it. Today is October 20, seventeen days left until we [...]

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Romney Gets Laughs at Al Smith Dinner

October 19, 2012

Last night was the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner where both Romney and Obama showed up to roast themselves and each other a bit and cheer the Foundation.  Knowing that the candidates don’t write their own material, delivery is key.  Romney was great — I even laughed out loud a few times!  Here was [...]

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