How the Republican candidate lost the presidential election.
They should realize that it was economics that sank Romney. His crucial problem was his campaign’s failure to make a sufficiently convincing case on the money issues.
Most postmortems have focused on the demographics of the defeat. ….. < snip >
But none of Romney’s demographic defeats are as significant as the electoral potential Romney missed on money issues.
As 2012 draws to a close, it’s hard not to be reminded that 2013 will begin with Ron Paul retired from Congress. For all those years he was a fearless truth-teller, who exposed and denounced the horrors, domestic or foreign, of the regime. His farewell address – something practically unheard of for a congressman in the first place – will continue to be read years from now, as future Americans look back with astonishment that such a man actually served in the US Congress.
For most of his career, those speeches were delivered to a largely empty chamber and to audiences of modest size around the country. A man of Ron’s intelligence could have grown in stature and influence in no time at all had he been willing to play the game. He wasn’t. And he was perfectly at peace with the result: although he wasn’t a major political celebrity, he had done his moral duty.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non-sequitur, I think it’s sacrilege.
And it’s of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is excessively self-righteous. He talks about the other side of being unprincipled, not interested in the national interest, slaves of ideology which he says makes no sense. And as you mention, invested in opposing him to the point they are willing to let the country suffer.
…..When Ron Paul says he wants to cut military spending on foreign wars, that is all that is generally heard. The whole story, that he does not want to cut DEFENSE spending, the funds which defend the country, does not get told. The difference between defense spending and spending on nation building and policing the world is a distinction Ron Paul sees very clearly. Why is this not seen by much of the country? Is it because this cannot be explained in a 60-second debate answer or 15-second soundbite?
Apparently, according to Time Magazine, Ron Paul’s message actually is getting through to lots of people:
Time Magazine, in preparation for their 100 most influential people of 2012, had a poll. In this poll, you could vote for the person you considered most influential person in the world. Ron Paul was the highest rated 2012 presidential candidate in this poll, and in fact had tens of thousands more votes than Mitt Romney. Presidential candidate Ron Paul received more votes than President Obama.
Time Magazine took their poll and used that data to create their own list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. That list is now available. The 12-term Congressman from Texas has made the list.
So why does the mainstream media, the Republican establishment, and much of the country, not consider Ron Paul a serious candidate for POTUS? Perhaps it really is the soundbites. Though Paul’s message actually can be summed up succinctly, as evidenced by is commercial set to air in Rhode Island:
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As hard as it is to believe, it’s been only a little over three weeks since Election Day. But there are already plenty of signs that Republicans are learning many of the wrong lessons from that debacle. For starters, there’s been a lot of excessive emphasis on racial demographics, which actually changed very little from 2008. According to exit polling, the portion of Hispanic voters went up just 1 percentage point, the portion of Asian voters went up just 1 point, and the portion of black voters stayed the same. Meanwhile, the portion of white voters fell 2 points — largely because, as Sean Trende notes, Mitt Romney failed to turn out several million such voters.
Now Senator John McCain says that, when it comes to the life-or-death matter of abortion, Republicans should “leave the issue alone.” Well, it would be hard to have left the issue any more alone than Romney did, and what did it get him? On an issue on which Americans are typically split pretty much right down the middle, exit polling showed that voters favored the legality (59 percent), rather than illegality (36 percent), of abortion in “most” or “all” cases. This suggests that Romney’s silence in the face of Obama’s pro-abortion rhetoric caused some swing voters to shift their position leftward (as people are inclined to do when they hear only one side of an issue advanced) — while millions of pro-life voters apparently sat this one out.
Charles Krauthammer The President Wants to Create a “Civil War” in the House… (Gunny G: And, As Usual, The “Reader Responses” Are As Good Or Better Than The Article!)
^ | december 6, 2012
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2012 7:04:29 AM by lowbridgeVideo at linkExcerpt Read more at youtube.com …
Do you know anyone who voted Republican this past election in order to further President Obama’s big government agenda? Or is it more likely that Republican voters sought to advance a smaller version of the federal government? And if they did, why are Republican congressional leaders offering to help the president spend us into oblivion?
I suspected that those questions might be asked when Mitt Romney was nominated to oppose Obama. My view of his campaign then and now has been that he presented a choice to the voters of big government versus bigger government, and bigger government prevailed. Romney argued during the campaign that he was at a disadvantage because the president had distributed federal tax dollars to persons and groups critical to his re-election. He has since argued that he lost the election because nearly half of Americans – some by chance, some by choice and some by force – are dependent on government for much of their income or subsistence.
WASHINGTON – Just one day after tax activist Grover Norquist warned Democrats are coming after the middle class for $3 trillion in tax hikes, another conservative leader says it appears the big GOP strategy is to figure out how to surrender.
“If the Republicans continue a campaign of presenting themselves as Democrat-lite, they are going to see the losses increase. It will not be long before the Democrats are in complete control,” he told WND in an interview.
The issue isn’t that Republicans are losing but that Republicans are not being Republican – and that’s why they’re losing.
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Carl Gallups of PPSimmons says he “has exclusive inside information that a surprising and potentially devastating eligibility event is scheduled to happen before the January 6th Electoral College Certification. Perhaps by the middle of December.
This event most likely will be aired on national cable television and around the world exposing Obama‘s ineligibility. The person doing the exposing is a very important person with constitutional standing to do the exposing of the evidence against Obama.”
…..Who the hell cares? Is this supposed to show that Republicans are “on to” the Democrats?? We know they are a joke? Their plan is ridiculous, and we’re going to tell the world?
Who the hell cares? What are the Republicans prepared to do? I say that they are prepared to do nothing at all, except pretend to be outraged and to perform a little Kabuki theater about being an opposition party.
The Republicans need to stop laughing. They need to push Obama to be more Obama-like, and they need to vote “present” when the bad bills come up for a vote. Let the country’s decline steepen. Put Democrat fingerprints all over it. If the Republicans try to provide any assistance in steering this ship, then 100% of the blame for the result will be on the GOP. Don’t they see that?? Or are they too busy yukking it up?
GUNNY G: Another Topic Few Writers Care To Post About….. (“The Destructive President (psych evaluation of Barack Obama)… (” Rush added that he is not a psychologist. Well, I am and The Destructive President explains why Obama is filled with hate, why his thinking is distorted by victim logic, and why Obama is directing his unrelenting rage at the country.”) « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG & EMAIL
GUNNY G: Another Topic Few Writers Care To Post About….. (“The Destructive President (psych evaluation of Barack Obama)… (” Rush added that he is not a psychologist. Well, I am and The Destructive President explains why Obama is filled with hate, why his thinking is distorted by victim logic, and why Obama is directing his unrelenting rage at the country.”)
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The Destructive President (psych evaluation of Barack Obama)… (” Rush added that he is not a psychologist. Well, I am and The Destructive President explains why Obama is filled with hate, why his thinking is distorted by victim logic, and why Obama is directing his unrelenting rage at the country.”)
While modern society prides itself on being unbiased, it’s no exception to the rule that every age has its fashionable prejudices — and unfashionable people. Among the latter today are white men, and the closer they are to “dead white male” status, to use a favored leftist descriptive, the greater the disdain in which they’re held.
A state lawmaker in Maryland has asked the FBI to impound two voting machines used in the 2012 election to determine whether there was a malfunction or something nefarious going on.“I just feel it is my duty to try to get to the bottom of this,” state Delegate Kathryn Afzali told WNDtoday.
“We’re not making any accusations. The Board of Elections are good people. They have checks and balances … but we want to make sure everything is fair.”She said a number of people contacted her after the Nov. 6 election to report that they pressed a touch-screen button for GOP candidate Mitt Romney, but the vote registered for Barack Obama.WND has reported a number of first-hand accounts of similar anomalies during the election. One touch-screen technician reported that voters in another state were getting error messages on their touch-screens when they tried to vote for Romney.Also, suspiciously, a number of precincts reported a 100-percent vote for Obama, and some even reported beyond 100 percent.
Political Realities ^ | 11/26/12 | LD Jackson
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 7:49:39 AM by LD Jackson
For the record, I am not a big fan of signing pledges. It may sound grand to include oneself in opposing this or that policy by signing a pledge, but extenuating circumstances can, and do, arise. This is a fact of life and it has a a habit of raising its ugly head, when you least need it to appear. As we are seeing in Washington, Grover Norquist‘s “no new tax” pledge is getting in the way of any possible compromise that may be brokered between the Republicans and Democrats on how to avoid the fiscal cliff we are facing at the beginning of 2013.
Pravda: Communists won in America… (“President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama”)
Pravda: Communists won in AmericaPravda ^ | 11/19/2012 | Xavier LermaPosted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:46:46 PM by Astronaut
They read history in America don’t they?
Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents.
Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities.
All the while promoting his agenda.
Gunny G; What “The Folks” Are Saying About That R Party… ~ Republicans: An old, white, dying breed of voter?
The Republicans are old white men, red necks and racists. They’re in thrall to tea-baggers, who do not understand or give a darn about minorities.
If only other Republicans knew how often I had this hateful brew (hatred of white male conservatives is still socially acceptable on the left) shoved down my throat. But what’s been directed at me personally is worse: I have been called a sell-out, hater of a brother (meaning Obama), and numerous choice words I can’t share here (hatred of conservative black women from the left is trickier, but even more heart-felt).
…It is time to lay down the tracks of a new “underground railroad,” a movement to help a people who are in bondage to the Democratic Party find hope and encouragement in the GOP, a movement that will wake up complacent Democrats and Republicans alike, a movement that will stop the hemorrhaging of the GOP. We will not be televised – the mainstream media can’t imagine that we exist and we remain invisible to them – but we will be webvised, we will be heard online through bloggers, videos, e-mails and text messages, twitters,
( Gunny G: “B4 They Hated Dr Ron Paul They Hated Gen Barry Goldwater”) ~ Lessons From Barry Goldwater – Renewing the Energy of the GOP
Conscience of a Majority ^ | 1971 | Barry Goldwater
Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:34:51 PM by VitacoreVision
“The End of the World’s Coming” (Mark 13:24-37)
“In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.” Mark 13:24-25.
Sunday, April 14, 1935. Palm Sunday. Across the Great Plains of America–in Kansas, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, Colorado, New Mexico–people awoke that day to a bright and clear morning. It looked like it would be a fine, sunny day. This came as a welcome relief. For several years, that part of the country had been suffering from a severe drought, and dust storms–“black dusters,” they called them–were a frequent occurrence. Most every day was gray and hazy now. The dust carried in the air made it hard to breathe. People–children and old people, especially–got “dust pneumonia,” which killed many. But this day, Palm Sunday, 1935, looked like it would be a clear and sunny day.
Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying ‘Bout: Ron Paul Is Gone ? Good Riddance!… (See Reader Responses)
An error ended.Jew hater Ron Paul gave his farewell address to CONgress.To Ron Paul, the patron saint of malcontents, druggies, and weirdos, I say this: good riddance and thanks for a whole lotta nuthin’.Now I know that sounds harsh, but let’s face it gang, one of the reasons why we have another four years of of the Hope and Che Guy is Ron Paul.
Frosty Wooldridge, How to Destroy America… ~ ”We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup,,,” ( Gov Richard Lamm) « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
”We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society.”
…“Having made America a bilingual–bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology’,” Lamm said. “I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra:
“That because immigration has been good for America, it must ALWAYS be good. I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. A profound silence swept over the room.
Finally, he said, “Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hansen’s book “MEXIFORNIA.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”There was no applause. A chilling apprehension rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference.
Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Every discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages rip the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness.
PERSONAL | November 8, 2010 | Ronbo1948
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 12:38:45 PM by Ronbo1948
Turn on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program IMMEDIATELY!
He’s hinting Obama is INSANE!
(Video)The RNC is Worthless – Clean House or Starve the Beast
http://youtu.be/lnLneQpZj14 ^ | Scott Ryan
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:37:47 AM by publius321
Billions wasted over the past decade. The RNC has been so bad, conservatives couldn’t do worse if the RNC had no existed… (video)
…..Obama’s techniques are the height of deception and psychological manipulation, remaining hidden because one must understand the science behind the language patterns in order to spot them. This document examines Obama’s speeches word by word, hand gesture by hand gesture, tone, pauses, body language, and proves his use of covert hypnosis intended only for licensed therapists on consenting patients.
Obama’s mesmerized, cult-like, grade-school-crush-like worship by millions is not because “Obama is the greatest leader of a generation” who simply hasn’t accomplished anything, who magically “inspires” by giving speeches. Obama is committing perhaps the biggest fraud and deception in American history.
“Do not associate with those given to change…” Proverbs 24:21
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 10:59:27 AM by fishtank
Pro 24:21 “My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those given to change;”
Pro 24:22 “For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?”
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Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 10:42:07 AM by SeekAndFind
Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%–not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the “neck and neck” outcome many predicted–Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states.
The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney lost New Hampshire’s 4 electoral college votes by a margin of 40,659. Obama won with 368,529 to Romney’s 327,870.
The Mainstream Media & the Questions | American Clarion… (“Something is exceedingly wrong!The media not jumping on whatever is wrong is leading us where?Where is the “real” mainstream media?You know… the people who were once professionals. “)
…..The press is supposed to be there to keep the public informed — not entertained — and certainly not propagandized to the point of acceptance of the almighty O or help in buying a ticket to the re-education or failure facility located somewhere, including the unemployment and welfare lines that are increasing at this very moment.
Something is exceedingly wrong!The media not jumping on whatever is wrong is leading us where?Where is the “real” mainstream media?You know… the people who were once professionals.
The people who once truly cared! Where did they go? Are they all at O’s for dinner?One can only wonder.
A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSCis warning.
David Petraeus Could Nail Obama To The White House Wall On Benghazi… (“There is no doubt in my mind that the American people were fed a load of lies. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was done for two specific purposes.”)
The greatly anticipated testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus is almost upon us. In less than half an hour, General Petraeus will be going behind closed doors to testify to before members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.
Specifically, he will be asked about what he knew about the attack in Benghazi and when he knew it. According to CNN, Petraeus will also testify that the CIA was not responsible for the talking points used by Susan Rice when she famously went on five different Sunday talk shows and spread the false rumor that a video was responsible for the attacks.
PetraeusFor security purposes, much of the content of Petraeus’ testimony will be classified. I am hopeful, however, that enough information will be released to allow us to gain some knowledge about what really happened, before, during, and after the attack in Benghazi. There is no doubt in my mind that the American people were fed a load of lies. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was done for two specific purposes.
–Romney says president Bill Clinton called him after the election and said he might have won if not for Hurricane Sandy. Romney: “I spoke with president Clintonthe day before yesterday, he called and spent thirty minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win.
And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he decided he was tempted to join the Republican Party. So he may have just been effusive with generous comments as he chatted.”
RUSH: We got this piece in The Daily Beast: “A Scarlet Letter — the Monica Lewinsky-ing of Paula Broadwell — When powerful men stray, the press continues to ogle, and shame, the women they do it with, writes Allison Yarrow.” And this whole story got me to thinking about how the country’s changed in terms of simple things like humor. What used to be harmless, clever humor, today is heard by the people who’ve been educated the last 30, 35 years, today causes legitimate anger and indignation and charges of cruelty and insensitivity and bigotry or sexism or what have you. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this.
A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
The Third Term INSIDE: The Secret Plan to Retain Power Through 2020
Stanberry Research ^ | 10/29/12 | Porter Stansberry
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 9:05:43 PM by null and void
|The Economy Is Going To Implode Pt.1 of 8 – YouTube … Dr Bryan …
By Fred Brownbill
If you don’t know who Ann Barnhardt is, you really need to google her name to see the wide spectrum of attitudes of the those who consider her a champion and those who assert she is deranged.
What Went Wrong Last Tuesday… (“The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster……….”)
The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?”
Flush with electoral capital, President Barack Obama is spending it like mad in pursuit of his radical power consolidating agenda. Over the past few days we have chronicled the fast-tracking of a UN gun control treaty, the prosecution of another alleged espionage case, another deadly drone attack, approval of a planned UN invasion of Mali, etc.
Nov 10, 2012
Alex talks with Rep. Ron Paul about the influence behind the scenes that elite groups such as Bilderberg wield.
…in order to fly by submitting to a TSA body cavity search. And 57% of the American sheeple believe that disobeying one of the TSA’s S&M Masters or Mistresses in a public place for any reason should be illegal.
(Public place—as opposed to a private place? What’s that all about? Oh…I get it: They don’t want the bystanding sheeple to witness disobedience by one of their fellow sheeple. It might give them rebellious ideas too.)
Gunny G: Happy B’Day MARINES!
The Progressives won on Tuesday.
I don’t mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves “progressive.” Though they won, too.
The words “government” and “state” are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the Founders’ vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole.
This European version of the state can be nice. One can live comfortably under it. Many decent and smart people sincerely believe this is the intellectually and morally superior way to organize society. And, to be fair, it’s not a binary thing. The line between the European and American models is blurry. France is not a Huxleyan dystopia, and America is not and has never been an anarchist’s utopia, nor do conservatives want it to be one.
(ReBlog) Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney | The Duffel Blog
WASHINGTON, DC – Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.