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2012 Election FAIL Bullet Points

Halftime Is Over ... We're Back in the FIGHT!

By Mark Alexander · Nov. 8, 2012
“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.” –Thomas Jefferson (1775)
Distress signal

Tuesday, the final ballot-box battle to unseat Barack Hussein Obama was narrowly repelled, but in the process, his socialist cadres exposed the full range of weapons and tactics in their arsenal. While our unceasing efforts to defend Liberty would have received an assist by a Romney-Ryan victory, our mission in support of Liberty is not predicated upon who sits in the White House or on Capitol Hill.

While the Obama-Biden ticket’s marginal victory certainly does not constitute a mandate, Obama will pursue his statist agenda as if he had won every vote rather than just the slim 51.1 percent majority. His objective remains “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” and he will pursue the centerpiece of that objective, breaking the back of free enterprise, with vigor.

American Patriots across the nation have and will continue to engage his socialist cadres every time they step onto the field.

Future Battle Bullet Points:

Election Results

Obama: 65.9 million or 51.1%. Romney: 60.9 million, 47.2%. Compared to the 2008 presidential election, turnout was down more than 2 million votes and Obama received roughly 3.5 million fewer votes. Romney received roughly 1 million more votes than McCain in 2008. Voter turnout of three Democrat constituencies – black, Latino and 18-30-year-old voters – greatly exceeded average turnout for these constituencies prior to 2008, and accounted for 6% of the popular vote – which put Obama over the top. (Underestimating that turnout is why almost all major polling estimates were wrong.)

Women voters cast 53% of all votes, and this election set a gender-gap record (a 20% swing) with Obama’s female support at 62% versus 42% male. The last record was an 18% swing in the 1984 landslide when Ronald Reagan won majorities of both men and women, but carried 78% of men and 60% of women. Of course, a majority of married women voted for Romney. Exit polls in key swing states won by Obama indicated that significantly fewer “faith voters” turned out.

As for the Left’s thematic “Politics of Disparity” and Obama’s class warfare rhetoric, those with incomes over $100,000 voted for Romney over Obama 54% to 44%, but notably, a majority of those with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 also voted for Romney, 52% to 46%. On the other hand, those earning $50,000 a year or less voted 60% to 38% for Obama. Of course, the bulk of those voters are welfare captives who earn little or no income. So the middle class, the aspiring, and the successful went solidly against Obama, while lower-income voters overwhelmingly supported Obama, or at least the “free stuff” he promised them.

It is also wroth noting that Obama lost all states that require voter photo IDs. He won four states which accept non-photo IDs, such as utility bills and bank statements (Washington, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia). He won the states that require no voter IDs (Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nevada).

All said and done, the real reason Romney lost is because his campaign was based on this promise: “If I am elected, I will put America back to work.” Apparently, 50.4% of Americans said “F*** that!”

The GOP Experts

Why were seasoned conservative campaign experts completely wrong in their predictions of a big Romney win in the closing days of the campaign?

Michael Barone declared, “Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223.” George Will predicted a Romney electoral win of 321-217. Dick Morris foresaw “a massive win for Romney.” Ann Coulter determined, “I can’t see a scenario where Romney wins less than 273 electoral votes.”

But what none of the A-team could see was Romney’s grassroots deficit. Like Mitt Romney, these erstwhile analysts were, and remain, unwittingly insulated from the reality of grassroots America. From down here at ground level, it was apparent that Team Romney had not embraced the messages needed to draw moderate grassroots Americans to his side of the ledger. The last Republican to succeed in that endeavor was Ronald Reagan.

Weeks ago, Team Patriot prepared and delivered a Memo to Mitt From Grassroots Americans to his communications director. Unfortunately, despite repeated efforts, it did not get through the gauntlet of Romney’s campaign professionals, who seemed certain that they already had the formula for a victory. Maybe it was the price of our advice that caused them to ignore it – it was free.

Could that grassroots memo have made a difference? Well, a swing of a few hundred thousand votes of the tens of millions cast in swing states would have resulted in a Romney win. Could Romney have won if his campaign had done more to invigorate grassroots voters? We’ll never know.

Miscellaneous Field Notes

So, what’s up from here? Here’s the short list: Debt, taxes, layoffs, government regulations, health care mandates, welfare, food stamps, government plantation populations, ignorance, inflation (just watch), black socialist, Latino socialist, unmarried female socialist, arrested development adolescent socialist – and Leftists on the Supreme Court to support all of the above! And a few other things that are up: Submission to China, Russia and Islamofascists, and the threat of another devastating strike by al-Qa'ida on U.S. soil.

Apparently, sometimes Obama does tell the truth: “I actually believe in redistribution.”

A handout is much easier to sell than a hand up, and, frankly, it’s remarkable that almost half of American voters still support free enterprise over statist socialist redistribution. Once again, as avowed socialist George Bernard Shaw smugly declared: “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

Obama will use his second term Senate majority to implement gun control measures. Memo to Dianne Feinstein: I recall that the first shots of the American Revolution were to repel government efforts to capture and destroy arms and supplies stored by the Massachusetts militia in the town of Concord. Bring it on!

I grieve that our young military men and women will have to continue to salute Barack Obama as their CINC for the next four years, but I remind them that their oath is to “support and defend” our Constitution, not Obama.

Former DemoGogue Chairman Howard Dean declared the only way Obama could lose would be voter fraud. The reality is, he got elected by defrauding voters.

There were reasons that our Founders insisted that voters be property owners (tax payers) – in today’s parlance, taxpayers are the only folks with skin in the game. Of course, they revolted over a three-pence tax on tea – and would most assuredly wonder why Americans have tolerated the oppressive taxes levied today.

Most revealing Leftmedia remark on Obama’s win: “I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. … The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.” –MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on the benefits of Hurricane Sandy for Obama. That prompted this response from the New York Post: “Millions of his fellow citizens encounter appalling deprivations along the way – well, to Matthews, they’re just eggs to be broken for the Obama omelet. … Matthews lives in the very rich and overwhelmingly white Maryland township of Chevy Chase – which makes his pious sermonizing about GOP ‘elitism’ just another bucket of moral bilge.”

Get ready for the 2014 midterms!

It’s a fine thing to live in a region of the nation that consistently supports our Constitution, and more particularly to live in the Great State of Tennessee, where my fellow residents gave Romney 60 percent of the popular vote and secured a supermajority in both chambers of our state legislature who will work well with our Republican governor.

This Election Map Tells the REAL Story. (NOTE: We have taken the Liberty to correct the colors as noted by the map color legend – prior to 1988, election maps used these colors until the Leftmedia decided red for Democrats might tip their hand.)

This county-by-county election map clearly reveals what state election maps don’t, and what Obama and his Leftist cadres do NOT want you to know.

The assault on Liberty we witnessed Tuesday was led, as in 2008, primarily by urban dwellers, most of whom reside on “government plantations,” and subsist on the spoils of what Obama calls “redistributive justice.” That collectivist constituency now accounts for almost 50 (FIFTY) percent of Obama’s voter base. Socialist Democrats have mastered the practice of co-opting (read: “buying”) their allegiance and getting them to the polls. The good news, as noted previously, is that about ninw million fewer Obama voters showed up in 2012.

These state dependents have little or no literacy or interest in social or civic responsibility, our Constitution, economy and free enterprise, or overarching issues such as the crushing national debt. The are largely uneducated, being the product of government schools. This enormous and growing constituency forms the foundation of Obama’s Cloward–Piven strategy – overloading the government welfare system to the point of crisis, requiring the replacement of that system with a state-directed national system of “guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”

(Oh, did I mention that a county-by-county mapping of the 60 million+ Patriot gun owners looks a lot like the county-by-county election map?)

Next, we have a county-by-county election map with county size weighted according to the number of voters. It clearly and prophetically demonstrates how distorted the national political landscape becomes when controlled by a narrow majority of urban voters.

Let us remember that there are many fellow Patriots living within these urban centers, who endure much more oppressive and intrusive conditions than those of us living outside those areas. Most of them are deprived of the most basic constitutional right to even bear arms amid the social entropy of these urban plantations.

And speaking of election maps, nice lines for secession (Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia, you can join us). In 1860 our nation was divided much along the lines of division we see today. The irony is that then, the conflict was, ostensibly, over those enslaved on rural agricultural plantations. Now the assault on Liberty is led by those enslaved on urban government plantations. I recall these words from fellow Tennessean Nathan Bedford Forrest on the Second War for Independence (as it was known in the South): “I loved the old government. I loved the old Constitution. I do not hate it; I am opposing now only the radical revolutionists who are trying to destroy it.”

Free enterprise has a powerful ability to improvise, adapt and overcome, and those attributes may spur economic recovery, not because of Obama’s socialist policies, but despite his interventionism.

It has taken generations for our nation to get into the ditch we are in now. It will take more than a few election cycles to pull it out. But there has been a great awakening among Patriots, and our ranks have grown rapidly in recent years.

I talked to my three backyard mutts about Romney’s defeat, and they didn’t seem to care. Of course, they’re already on the dole – free food, housing, grooming, toys etc.

The Patriot’s Effort

Your Patriot Team left nothing on the field coming into this election. We were all at our posts with everything we had on Tuesday, and we are all back at our posts loaded for bear Wednesday. I am proud of our team of right-minded folks!

Like millions of Patriots, I feel the burden of the larger failures of party and politics on my shoulders – and not because of pride or because I assume that my words or those of our Liberty journal occupy some grandiose place in history – but because of my devotion to our Constitution and love for our country. I take this loss very personally.

We are a humble grassroots publication, but the enormous number of Patriots we serve form the bedrock foundation for Liberty today, and the best hope for extending Liberty to the next generation.

The Fundamentals

There will be much analysis about why a majority of Americans have, for a second time, been deceived by a “community organizer” who would be King. Apparently, however, “community organizer” really is the best qualification for a charlatan like Obama, whose election depends on 60 percent of his votes coming from those enslaved on urban government welfare plantations and dependent upon statist wealth redistribution.

Many will rightly conclude that the collective ignorance displayed Tuesday is the result of the dumbing-down of generations of Americans by government schools – from K through PhD.

Not surprisingly, government schools are the Left’s primary institutions for indoctrinating neglected children with the “Marxist Model.” “The education of all children,” as Karl Marx wrote, “from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.” Marx’s disciple, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, concurred: “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

How’s that working out for the Left? According to Pew Research last year, the 18-29 age group – that third category of Obama’s most loyal constituency which put him over the top – had a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism.

But government education is only part of the story. The real causal factor underlying the social and cultural degradation, particularly of urban centers, is tied directly to broken homes – mostly fathers who have failed their families – and now generations of fathers who know no better.

Functional fathering is the family foundation of Liberty. Democracy begins in the home.

Obama’s father abandoned him as a child, and the resulting Narcissistic Personality Disorder forms his core identity that attracts tens of millions of his cultish adherents, who are themselves the products of broken families. For them, Obama is the provider they never had, and government is the safe haven they have always desired.

Wisdom From Afar

One of the first e-mails I received after Romney’s defeat was from a Patriot named Stanislav in the Czech Republic.

He wrote, “It is now 95 years after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, allowing the Socialists to reduce that once great nation to an ash heap. I was very disappointed with Obama’s reelection. The symbolism with today’s win of Barack Hussein Obama is more than significant. I hope the U.S.A is strong enough to resist their continued assaults on the liberty. Socialists have intrinsic defects in character. They are liars. I have lived through the tyranny of socialist regimes, and the American people are staring one in the face. If you want a reflection of America in a few years, look at the bankrupt European socialists.”

There is no stronger testament regarding the threat Obama poses to Liberty than that provided in this e-mail from a Patriot who has endured socialist oppression for many years.

I have a little personal experience with socialist regimes, having been arrested twice (call me a slow learner) in the former USSR while endeavoring to spread the seeds of Liberty among the Russian people. I was given house arrest in 1984 and jailed in 1987. (There was something about walking through seven heavy doors on the way to a deep pit in Moscow’s central jail that helped shape my love for Liberty.)

From a small window in the location where I was confined under house arrest, I could see a main entrance to the Kremlin. All day there was a constant flow of polished luxury limousines entering and exiting, carrying the privileged members of the political class past those on the streets who couldn’t find toilet paper or shoes.

I mention this because every time I see that populist potentate Barack Obama climbing aboard Air Force One for some taxpayer-funded junket, I see him through the lens of that small window in Moscow.

A Note About Prayers

I must confess that I consider the tone of the prayers that have been circulating in support of our nation to be, at best, understated. They are not imbued with the spirit of the fight. I have been humbly praying for our country as well, but the words I have chosen are predicated on the notion that unless we reverse the cultural, social and political trends in our country, we are nearing a time characterized by the words of George Washington’s trusted general, Rev. Peter Muhlenberg. He took his famous Revolutionary sermon inspiration from the third chapter of Ecclesiastes when saying, “There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.”

When writing prayers, we best consider whether our pens are mightier than the swords of our enemies.

“Father, I pray that you would provide us leaders in our families, in the church, in government and in enterprise, who fearlessly honor you as the one God above all men, and who love and respect our country and its people as You do. Please bless us with leaders who will uphold the Liberty "endowed by our Creator” in every quarter of our nation, and move to restore our country’s standing as a Beacon of Liberty for all people worldwide. God, I pray you strike down evil and raise up good, and give us the courage to support and defend Liberty against all enemies. Please give us leaders who will free our countrymen from the bondage of dependence and servitude, encourage self-reliance, and help us to define our national and individual character through You. Please help us, as Your people, to have grateful hearts reflected by joyful spirits for all You provide. And in all we ask that Your will be done. Amen.“

Words of Encouragement

Patriots, our nation was dealt an awful body blow in the 2012 election, and the odds we face in our quest to restore Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Declaration and Constitution may seem insurmountable. However, we can find strength and encouragement in the words from the most noble of Founding Patriots, George Washington.

In 1777, at a very dark moment amid a string of defeats in the first quest for Liberty – and just before the fall of Philadelphia and the brutal Winter at Valley Forge, Washington wrote one of his generals: "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.”

I also recall the words of Thomas Paine from his Revolutionary pamphlet, The American Crisis: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said, “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”

Indeed, God is Sovereign in the affairs of men.

As for the challenges we face, faithful Patriots, hold fast to this wisdom from James 1:2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

(Some among our Patriot ranks are not Christians, but we know your devotion to Liberty is strong. However, everyone on your Patriot team here is a devoted Christian, and the bottom line – you can bank on our faith, even if you don’t share it.)

I had hoped today’s essay would be the shortest I had ever written, in celebration of a Romney victory. It was going to be two words: “Thank God!” At the end of the day, however, despite the Romney defeat, those two words still sum it all up.

Patriots, we have lost a battle – but not the war. Hold your head high and redouble your courage and resolve. Remain steadfast in your devotion to Liberty and hold the line. As Paine wrote, “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. … I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

It has taken generations for our nation to get into the ditch we are in now. There has been a great awakening among Patriots, and our ranks have grown rapidly in recent years. We have the right formula for restoration of our Constitution’s integrity, but It will take more than a few election cycles to pull it out.

Our fight for the eternal cause of Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator,” ends only with our last breath.

On behalf of your Patriot Post Team, God bless our great nation and God bless each of you among our Patriot ranks!

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509 Comments

Angry conservative in Texas said:

Family values, conservative behavior, responsible government and just doing the right thing all died with the re election of Obama.

America and the Republican party have lost it's way!

Freedom and justice will need much more than faith & prayer!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

All of these angry comments, we lost so deal with it. Did anyone ever stop to think about why we lost? We live in a hermetically sealed bubble. the3 landscape has changed and we are to dumb to recognize it. I hear FOX talking points being bandied about but no one will accept the blame as to why we lost. Today some GOP business who is so concerned he fired 22 Hispanics because we lost. Lets see, maybe millions isn't enough for him. These are only 2 reasons why we lost. last year and the 1st of this year I said the president is playing chess ans we are playing checkers. Who is going to win? I was called names and derided, the president is still playing chess and we are crying in our soup for we cannot understand the demographic has changed.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

You don't sound like a real conservative. Now is the time for real conservatives who believe in God and family values and nationalism to re-dedicate themselves and once again define our beliefs, just so we can hear ourselves say it out loud. We need to hear our own voices to drown out the dinge from the Republican party leaders who might be looking to moderate and modify our belief system to try to win the next election. Those beliefs, which includes anti-abortion, anti-big government, anti-gun control, anti-religious interference, and so many more, should never be compromised or re-defined in acceptable language for the masses. We must remember that we saw Clinton open our borders along with Bush, and nothing was done about it. We all knew what was happening and yet nothing was done about it. I can't help but think that Hispanics voted for the right to stay, but the country they're residing in is looking more and more like the one they left and one of these days they will be dissatisfied with that. We, conservatives, still represent what the world wants. We are the only ones who have been successful in creating and maintaining a free democracy throughout the world. What defeats us is apathy and self-centeredness. What strenghtened us all those years of world wars and depression was a united nation, guided by the laws of God as well as humanitarian leadership and dedication to the constitution before us. Now I'll get down but it feels good to speak my peace. I hope every citizen who feels like I do stays connected and strong. We have a big challenge ahead of us to re-gain ground.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Crazy Eddy in Anytown, USA replied:

So clearly we must support gay marriage, employer provided birth control and abortifacients, taxpayer funded abortion, welfare, amnesty, open borders, ever growing government, anticapitalist economic regulations, et cetera et cetera et al if we are to win elections. If we do that then how are we different from the political left? In what way will any of these changes to our principles improve the lot of the individual versus the state? More importantly, what will the election of ersatz conservatives do to augment our ability to defend our nation and culture?

I can understand why others here have derinded your views and advice - you favor the very socialist policies that they oppose, regardless of any statement to the contrary on your part or any other ruse that you offer to discuise your agenda.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:04 PM

pete in CA replied:

RK, >"maybe millions isn't enough for him" oversees a multi-million dollar business, and has a total personal net worth of NEGATIVE $139,348 - that is -$139,348.

But I, and I alone, pay ALL of my debts!

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

BuzzardB in Havertown replied:

Pete, I know how you feel. Getting more brutal by the day. And,you in NM, we don't have to change how we think, the 47% need to change the way they think!

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Spoken like the true Socialist that you are.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

That was addressed to RK.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Rick H. in Battle Creek, MI replied:

@R.K. Sprau; You said "Today some GOP business who is so concerned he fired 22 Hispanics because we lost." What an asinine statement to make. Not only does your grammar suck your statement is a total fabrication, a lie, a liberal dream.
I would expect something like that from a democrat. We all know that if they hear one word on a news cast they stop and wait for the word republican, after which they dream up their own story to go along with that word. So what I'm saying is CITE THE EMPLOYER BY NAME FOOL!!!! I've not heard anything of the sort being said anywhere. This republican or that republican laying off Hispanics because obozo won!! MY God you're STUPID!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

NANCY G. ELLISON in ALBANY, NY replied:

IT WILL INDEED NEED MORE THAN FAITH AND PRAYER. ELECTION DAY WAS A TRAGIC DAY FOR AMERICA. WHAT IS TO HAPPEN TO US NOW? SO MANY RIGHTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN AWAY. THE REST WILL FOLLOW.THEN WE WILL LIVE IN HELL. THIS IS WHAT OBAMA SUPPORTERS HAVE DONE TO MY COUNTRY.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

I fear we have indeed lost the 100 year war the left has been waging...But, for love of Country and my children and in honor of our Founding Fathers who pledged their lives and fortunes, I am willing to give Mr. Alexander the benefit of the doubt that we merely lost a battle, albeit a major one. Obamacare, $20+T in debt, a leftist Supreme Court and almost 50% receiving earned or unearned government money are pretty insurmountable odds.

Politics is simply marketing and we had better figure out in a hurry how to tailor the marketing of our message to Blacks, Hispanics, young people and single women. Like the wars on drugs & poverty, what we're doing ISN'T working and we all know the definition of insanity. I believe that properly marketed, a large majority of the Country, including many rank & file leftists,sans abortion, agree with our principles.

We had my mother-in-law, an Obama supporter, take an online test and much to her surprise she agreed 82% with Romney (My wife & I agreed most w/ Gary Johnson). My dad only "thinks" he's a Democrat. My sister is a hardcore CA leftist and its amazing how much we actually agree on.

I'm teaching my kids (6 & 5) about Liberty vs. Tyranny and my 6 year old son asked "Daddy, how do you know you're right?" I think I nailed it...How would you answer?

Frank Luntz's exit polling was revealing and gave hope. Conservatives have a perception problem and a delivery problem more so than a message problem. If we can fix that, then we haven't lost the war...If not, the American experiment ended Tuesday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Rick H. in Battle Creek, MI replied:

"Politics is simply marketing and we had better figure out in a hurry how to tailor the marketing of our message to Blacks, Hispanics, young people and single women." Those are your words Dan not mine! So in this marketing scheme you speak of what are we to do to achieve the results you hope for.....do we pander to each group tailoring our message to what THEY WANT? And if so do we then WASH, RINSE, REPEAT for each and every other ethnic/gender/sexual perversion group??
If this is your solution to our problems as a party then I suggest you join the DEMOCRATS because that is what you're proposing here.
What do you want Dan, a race to see which of the two political parties can give away the most FREE STUFF??????

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

It started with Clinton, expanded under Bush, expanded again. the blame is we let it happen

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

No doubt...Bush blew a golden opportunity with both Houses AND a balanced budget. At that time, the CBO was projecting the national debt would be PAID OFF by 2010. We have not been minding the store, too worried about everything else and assuming if we chose (R) on the ballot and threw the left some bones they would leave us alone for a while.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Jim in Alabama said:

How quickly we forget. Just two years ago a ton of serious Conservatives swept into office. There was a fight for real conservative values and it worked all over the country. I hope 2014 is informed by this truth and not by the RINO fantasy of accommodation and non-offensiveness. Only if we can take back the Senate do we have a chance of holding the Supreme Court from a permanent Progressive majority.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

And this cycle we lost gimme races. No discern why and fix the problem.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I know how to fix it, don't study the enemy, double down on legitimate rape and junk science such as the woman's body can't conceive if it's not a legitimate rape. We made ourselves look like clowns.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Jodi in North Carolina replied:

This is something that I have been harping on all year. I listen to prominent Republicans speak and sometimes I have to cover my ears. Not only the "legitimate rape" comment but the comment close on its heels that the reason a candidate wishes to protect the life of the unborn in the case of rape is because "God intended that to happen." We need some people who can clearly and concisely articulate the values we hold dear. Our positions need to be clearly thought out and they need to make sense -- and then we need to explain them so that they make sense to other people. It's really that simple. So... if it's that simple, why do we make it so hard?

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Clarence in Massachusetts said:

The country is more divided now than it has been since 1860. Obama doesn't have the skill set to bring us together and remedy it. He speaks of "purple" rather than blue or red...but his actions/positions/words demonstrate his perception of purple is just red giving up and capitulating to blue. That won't happen.

The division has been worsened by both sides. However, as President, supposedly a leader, he owns the fact that it is far worse. When he speak of voting for "revenge", you know his heart. He is a community organizer, bent on redistributing, bent on bringing the successful to their knees for daring to be successful while others fail.

My children's future will be observing, and unfortunately, paying for, the decline of our nation, our culture. The values of hard work, self-reliance, striving and struggling for excellence, not coveting your neighbor's good fortune have been replaced by revenge, coveting what others have, mediocracy, and collective reliance.

Four more years of this guy will mean the following...a list from which we simply will NOT be able to recover:

1. Iran WILL develop a nuke.
2. Vladimir Putin WILL use Obama as a condom, we will disarm our nuclear weapons down to 300.
3. Obama WILL raise taxes, and cost hundreds of thousands of more jobs in the process.
4. Obamacare will be embedded and fully implemented and in 10-15 years, we will be forced to move to a single payer system & healthcare will deteriorate 5. The economy will continue to sputter on 3 of 8 cylinders.
6. Unemployment will never return below 6%.
7. The long term unemployed will be permanently so, having lost all skill sets from yrs of sitting on their rumps, collecting EBT cards.
8. The USSC's independence and reliance on our Constitution will be lost, substituted with ideologues who seek to, and will implement, foreign law above our Constitution.
9. Unmarried, uneducated, unemployed breeders will be the norm, demanding their Obamaphones, their EBT cards, the keys to my car and my future...they will feel entitled because our President has told them they are so.
10. The country, founded on Judeo-Christian values and ethics, will continue it's path to agnostic bliss.
11. And worst, we will continue spending like a sailor on Whore Street, and our debt will further balloon to $21 trillion. A number from which, we cannot recover. We will be downgraded again, and again.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Laurel in California replied:

Obama doesn't have the desire to bring us together. He never has had that desire either. That is touchy feely words for the lame to latch onto.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Stanislav in Prague replied:

Clarence, I am the Czech Patriot quoted by Mark Alexander in his essay last week. Though I am disappointed with the American election result, as Patriots worldwide look to American as a beacon of liberty, Let me encourage you to be more optimistic. In the '70s the world looked to be in hands of socialists forever, before Reagan and Thatcher came. In '89 we also did not believe that socialists would be defeated. But we did defeat them, and you will too. --Stanislav, Prague

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I agree with you yet thatcher became so extreme she resigned. there's a fine line we have to walk until we become acclimatized and the system can be change. To change a system like gangbusters will never work.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:16 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

RK; "thatcher became so extreme she resigned." NO- Thatcher had been Prime Minister for approximately 10 years, and in her 60's. she was tired, & wanted to leave the government in the hands of her Conservative party. She resigned, & Conservative John Major became Prime Minister, 2-3 years later the next election. Tony Blair, Labour Party won Prime Minister, & the UK resumed her post WWII decline into Socialism, somewhat relieved by the current PM Cameron Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. Do you seriously think Obama would resign were it not for term limits on the POTUS, or that the Democrats will not revisit a discussion of repeal of the 10 year limit amendment, now that Obama is re-elected just as they talked about, 'tested the waters', during the 2nd Clinton term? Please be correct in your history recitations.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

Agreed...It's going to take 50 years to slowly unwind the past 100. Done too quickly will get those who do it will be thrown out of office and unfortunately the Federal Government is so prevalent the economy can't react that quickly. It's going to take a lot of patience.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:01 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

It doesn'tt matter. It was in her bio. You missed the point. the point is we have to slowly undo what has been done. We went in midterms and did what? Jobs, no, heck with that, lets have dare I say it, social agenda and a spiritual agenda. Lets be as extreme as we can be. Now we got paid back. We need to identify what we did wrong and do it right, or argue over why someone quit. either way its our nation

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:21 AM

NRA Patriot in Hiddenite NC replied:

If the Founding Fathers were alive today they would be urging another revolution! 50 years be damned! We can take it back much faster, that why the 2nd Amendment is there! I'm ready! Are you?

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Exterminate the Kenyan Cockroach in Driftwood, TX replied:

I'm in too

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Irontiger046 in Ma replied:

Count me in too

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Kathie in Florida replied:

Thank you, Stanislav in Prague for your encouragement. Having lived through it and still want to encourage us in America means a lot! I have relatives in Kladno and wonder what they think about all this as I have lost contact with them and don't know how to connect with them now. Thank you again.
Kathie in FL

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Cosda in PA replied:

Ease up Dude, it was only a draw. Their high tide was in 2008. It's receding. Obie is there last shot. Eg. I've raised 5 kids: Catholic, pro life, rednecked. One of them is currently patrolling Brooklyn with the National Guard and totally pissed with Obama. The short term future might be grim but I see hope in the longer run.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Hawkfan in Iowa replied:

Pretty much seems what I think will happen except unemployment will remain 6.5% or above until Obummer is out of office. Perhaps we could finally elect someone like Mr. Ryan in 2016? (seems so far away...). Or Rubio? Or Jindal? How about John Stossel? It will be interesting to see who gets the next nod from the GOP. Personally, I think Mr. Romney would have been a great president despite my initial reservations.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

LARRY in OREGON said:

QUESTION? Why don't we change our way of selecting our GOP presidential runner w/ a one day vote like w/ the presidential vote? Here in Oregon, by the time we got to choose who we would support, all but Romney had dropped out of the race. How fair is that to those of us on the west coast who want a strong conservative leader chosen instead of the rejects the east coast keeps electing for the rest of us.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Gemma in NY State replied:

Larry, I am in NY believe me it urks me that my vote is lost. My area is upstate and very conservative. We are frustrated folks but my love of country wont let me give up. Remember goodness is rarely recognized on this confused globe. Christ, who was goodness personified, was killed right here. But did he give up??? NO. Ok its not exactly the same we are only very little divine, mostly human. But I am not giving up. Especailly my 2nd Amendment rights. A government who fears its people etc.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Cosda in PA replied:

Gemms,
I live in a Pa. We have 67 counties and 55 voted for Romney yet because of Phila and Pittsburg we are a "blue" state. I'd like to give Phila to NJ because they deserve it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

One of our Minnesota commentators (Joe Soucheray) averred that the average IQ of a city is inversely proportional to the height of its buildings. Minneapolis certainly seems to support that assertion. They routinely re-elect Betty McCollum to Congress with landslide majorities.

(You can hear him at http://www.1500espn.com/shows/garagelogic)

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cosda in PA replied:

So we agree. We are being governed by the nitwits that live in our inner cities.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

I agree & i'm from the east coast. in 2008, during the debates, FOXNC "we report U decide" decided to exclude some of the lesser lights from their TV debate, Choosing the tremaining field for US, then just b4 Super TU, everyone but Huckabee, Romney & McCain dropped out, least they could have done was let the primaries on Super TU happen b4 announcing withdrawal, one or more of them may have been revitalized. When a candidate announces I wish they would get on the ballots, then if they can't campaiagn for no $, then just wait and see or let Us voters use the most popular for US them as protest votes at least. cat$eeveryoneFThompson, RGuliano,

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Diane in Tx replied:

I agree one day to vote for the nomination. Tx had their vote interfered with by the map drawing fiasco, and we didn't get to vote until June. Same day every two years for Congress, and every four for President. Vote in May, convention in August , General election in Nov. The way it is now, only the rich or well financed can run.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

I feel like the Republican party and the media chose the candidate before the primary election in my state. I also felt that we should choose earlier so our candidate can respond to the incumbent's accusations. It was totally an advantage for Obama.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Clint Manuel in Groves, TX replied:

Having a one day, one time selection of yet another stranger that could make any promise they wanted would be no more different than now except we'd know considerably LESS about them than a year or more of slanted media coverage. About the best solution I've read is that of GOOOH.

http://goooh.com/Learn.aspx

They propose a grassroots method (like our early years) where small groups meet - theoretically in most towns and cities across America - dividing themselves into groups of 4,6 or 8 and asking each a series of Constitutional questions, conservative issues and signing an agreement to with a set objective for a limit of, say 2 terms (like citizen-statesmen should). Each small group would select one (who volunteers). The process continues until you have one municipal/county/district/state representative that truly represents the Original Intent of our founding, WITHOUT monetary/power incentive. Principled BOTTOM-UP representation of the People.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Clint Manuel in Groves, TX replied:

This is a slow, cumbersome process, but is the only one available after 140 years of allowing our fundamental First Principles to be eroded into what we see today. Like losing weight and getting in shape, there's no magic pill, only hard work, perserverence and dedication - Like our Founders sacrificed.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Clint Manuel in Groves, TX replied:

This is a slow, cumbersome process, but is the only one available after 140 years of allowing our fundamental First Principles to be eroded into what we see today. Like losing weight and getting in shape, there's no magic pill, only hard work, perserverence and dedication - Like our Founders sacrificed.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

anamandy in glens falls, ny said:

Hispanics are 22% of the electorate. If Romney had choosen Rubio as his vp he might be president right now. I told all my friends when Romney choose Ryan that was a fatal mistake. Romney could have made Ryan Secretary of the Treasury which would have been an ideal position for him since no one knows how to crunch the numbers better than Ryan. The Ryan pic gave liberals the opportunity to push the subliminal message to blacks and hispanics that we're not going to oust a black man for 2 racist white guys. That explains the huge turnout of minorities that put Obama over the top - even larger than in '08. The minority turnout was so large Obama didn't even need Independents.

If Rubio had been picked that wouldn't have been an issue, regardless of what skeletons, real or fabricated, there were in his past. If we've learned anything yesterday it is that it's amazing what minorities will overlook if they feel a person is one of us as Obama's re-election demonstrated. Someone like Ryan, who had been so unfairly demonized by the left as someone who wanted to throw Granny off the cliff by cutting her SS benefits, gave fuel to the left causing the Romney campaign to waste precious time defending Ryan's record instead of explaining the principals of conservatism and why it is better for the great ignorant unwashed. I believe that these were the sole reasons for Romney's defeat and had nothing to do with the Bain ads or Romney being painted as out of touch.

In a way, though, the liberals were right. Romney is out of touch. Because if he were in touch and had his finger on the pulse of the people in this country today, he would have realized that the majority of Americans now value the superficial over substance. In addition to being the right race, superficial as that may be, Rubio is also a transformational speaker who is not only quick on his feet but also has that great Reagan gift of speaking that transfixes his audience and transports them up with his vision. This was a wasted opportunity for the country, a wasted opportunity for Conservatives, but most importantly, a wasted opportunity for the minorities to break free of the viscious cycle of poverty and despair that is the hallmark of Democratic control.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM

WarzoneB52 in Maryland replied:

Wow, Mandy You Nailed It!!! I said the same thing when he picked Ryan over Rubio. I would have preferred Rubio even though there were many who said he didn't have enough "experience", as if obama had any when he became President, (vs. VP). Great Post, keep it up!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:12 PM

shoot in Michigan City In. replied:

Rubio is smarter and has enough experience than joe biteme will ever have!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

JtC in TX replied:

He would have been far better off picking Bobby Jindal.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Laurel in California replied:

Baloney. You will not out pander or out liberal a liberal.
Ryan was a great pick and maybe Rubio didn't want it. That never seems to occur to anyone. If minorities are going to discriminate continually based on race then pandering will maybe win an election here or there but it will lose in the end. It's like starting a bidding war, you had better be prepared to have millions if you want to win.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

James in Texas replied:

Rubio was asked and said "no." Ryan was like this choice.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Midwest Patriot in Illinois replied:

Marco Rubio is ineligible according to the requirements of our USA Constitution for Vice President. Haven't you heard - we already have an ineligible sitting in the Oval Office? Why would Romney shoot himself in the foot before his campaign even got off the ground? The way Obama won is itemized here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/07/Obama-United-Liberal-Coalition-By-Disuniting-America

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Kathie in Florida replied:

Thank you Midwest Patriot in Illinois for stating the obvious fact according to our Constitution, Marco Rubio is ineligible to be President/VP as his parents are not native born in America. (same goes for our President for that matter). As much as I admire Rubio, he is doing good right where he is planted now.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

David in Arlington, VA replied:

It doesn't matter where the parents were born. It is only necessary that they both be citizens of the U.S. at the time the potential candidate is born. Both Rubio and Jindal would have been eligible if they had been born a few years later, after their parents had completed the citizenship process.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Bill Sharp in New York, NY replied:

Mandy, rubio is not constitutionally eligible to be VP or president. He is not a natually born citizen. His parents were citizens of cuba when he was born. Obama is also not constitutionally eligible either,same reason, but of course he's a Democrat so anythihng goes. Plus, to challenge his eligibvility means one is a racist and probably more. I've been to glens Falls number of times, know the Upstate country well, and love it. Lots of great trout fishing in the adirondacks. and Obama wants to destroy all this for us, turn the greatest nation ever in the history of mankindinto some sort of collectivist utopia.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Chris in England replied:

Errr.. sorry? Obama getting elected is going to stop all the trout fishing?. Get a grip for God's sake. And learn how to spell "anything".

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Cosda in PA replied:

Be carefull when you say Hispanic. It's not a monolithic block. My Mexican brother-in-law makes Rush Limbaugh look like a flaming liberal and he will not even talk to some one from Hondoras. I've worked for the Ruerto Rican government and they are another breed. Cubans are disliked by most other Hispanics. My point is that they can't be lump together just because they speak a version of Spanish, which somtimes they can't even understand between each other.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

Every American of Cuban decent I've ever met is a Patriot...They have "been there, done that" and didn't get a T-shirt.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

And I married an American of Puertican descent, retired AF and many of our friends are of Mexican, Cuban and Puertican descent, mostly retired military and we are all conservatives. I think people are getting a little confused about Hispanics. Maybe it's the illegals that are voting for Democrats because as you all said Obama courts them with all kinds of goodies.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Mr. John in Colorado said:

Already we are hearing that cutting spending is going to be kicked down the road. That is the first thing that should be required before the government gets one more cent of revenue. The old saying that "You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" should be amended such that Obama fooled enough of the people a second time to get reelected. God Help America!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

John, government as we knew it will probably cease to exist. The Senate has refused to pass a budget for three years! What makes you think the routine of Congress can begin to restore fiscal sanity to this once proud republic?

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Don Burke in Menifee said:

IMO Romney was just another "good old boy" choice of the RNC. Until rank and file Republicans boot those head in the sand "leaders" out they will continue to nominate unelectable candidates.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

Romney lost by less than 0.5%. I would not call that "unelectable."

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

But the demographics are trending against us unless we figure out how to tailor our marketing to Blacks & Hispanics.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Galen Engel in Abilene, TX said:

One thing I have not seen or heard reported. There was enough votes for Ron Paul from his supporters in New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia to have swung the vote to Romney had they cast their votes for him. In their effort to be inclusive, it is ironic that the republicans crapped on the most conservative voters of all.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Laurel in California replied:

Libertarians are not conservative and you would never ever get the moonbats no matter how much begging to join.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Bruce427 in Texas replied:

>> Libertarians are not conservative and you would never ever get the moonbats no matter how much begging to join. <<

They are fiscal conservatives, but extrene-Left on moral issues.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

"extreme-Left on moral issues." Some are. Most of the libertarians I know personally are very strongly pro-life and would like nothing better than to have their state able to outlaw abortion on demand.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

I suspect most of the country has Libertarian leanings...the party just can't get any traction as the Republicrats have rigged the system. I watched the third party debates in 08 & 12 and while not as polished were much more substantive.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

JtC in TX replied:

The matter of abortion is NO place for politicians or government. It's a personal matter and should stay that way -unfortunatley it's a political football. People scream for less government but want the government to interfere in this personal matter. It makes no sense. THAT's why the GOP can't win.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, KY replied:

I would not call Liberians "extreme-Left on Moral issues", I call it letting each individual decide their own "Moral issues" as God intended. God created us not only with "free choice" but the ability to act on ones choice, even if it means not believing in Him, that is what makes it true Liberty, who are we created by God to take those Liberties away?

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Lloyd in Norwell, MA said:

The Romney campaign made five fundamental and fatal errors. First, they did not respond to the trashing of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital early in the campaign. Second, they did not utilize the internet in any meaningful way. Obama's people understand the power and reach of this medium and used it to great advantage. For example, the Romney Team did use SEO (Search Engine Optimized) press releases. Third, the Romney Team, did not come close to matching the Obama ground game. In Ohio, for example, Obama has some 138 field offices, The Republicans had 32. (my number may be slightly off). Fourth, after the debate they "softened" the message, and completely avoided Benghazi. And fifth, I understand that Senior Advisor Eric Fernstrom was working for both Mitt Romney and Senator Scott Brown. Bad, bad judgment!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

Roger, Wilco.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

They are the "Stupid" party after all...I could have run a more effective campaign. I was hoping as a businessman that Romney would have better understood marketing or at least hired some top notch talent.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

JOAN GREEN in RICHMOND, VA said:

I FELT LIKE I WITNESSED THE DEATH OF AMERICA TUES. NIGHT.
I AM GRIEVING BUT REALIZE I NEED TO STAY FIXED ON CHRIST.
HE IS IN CONTROL.....AND THO I BELIEVE HE HAS TURNED HIS FACE FROM AMERCA, I KNOW HE HAS NOT NOR WILL HE TURN HIS FACE FROM HIS CHILDREN. AMERICA JUST CHOSE EVIL OVER GOOD.
THEY CHOSE ABORTION, HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE, THEY WENT ALSO WENT AGAINST ISRAEL OUR STRONGEST ALLY. THEY CHOSE WHAT IS EVIL!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

It is fine to heal our wounds and analyze the battle we just lost, but in that healing we should be aware that the "left don't rest" and will instead be securing their victory.

We should not assume that Obama will be daunted by his narrow victory. His narcissism will see it as a colossal mandate to steamroll those who stood to oppose him.

Do you remember the Fairness Doctrine? Do you recall after Congress twice blocked the DREAM Act Obama went ahead through the exercise of executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to stop the deportation of younger undocumented immigrants under 30? Have you already forgotten that the Senate has not passed a budget in over three years as the democrats gleefully cheer their victory?

I fear Our Country may be experiencing her last breaths, Mark. Now we must fight to keep government off our backs. I see the chains of tyranny resting lightly on too many of my fellow countrymen's breast, and I fear it may be too late to rescue this once noble land.

Joseph O'Donnell
One VA Patriot
Arlington, VA

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Clarence in Massachusetts replied:

I totally agree here. Obama will steamroll a liberal agenda like we've never seen. He's unencumbered by the threat of not being re-elected (now we know that was no threat anyway). I've already read liberals who say now that the economy is stabilized (?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?), Obama should move on climate change and (illegal) immigration reform. He will take his eye off the economy AGAIN...he will repeat his error AGAIN...and the 52% who voted for it...deserve the consequences. Unfortunately, the 48% will also suffer.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

For the present, all we can do is heal our wounds and talk in counsel, but when we once again realize out strength as a people we must protect our property and our families.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Laurel in California replied:

Totally agree...unfortunately.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Lawrence Davis in Blountsville Al said:

Your commentary hits the nail on the head. I predicted one of the first things Obama will do is to revise the UN Arms treaty. Harry Reid is already trying to change senate rules to prevent a republican filibuster. If the senate ratifies the treaty all hell will break loose in the conservative bastion of this country. We must be prepared for secession and if need be war to secure once again our liberties under the original Constitution. Rick Perry should be urged to host in Austin a governor's convention of the solid conservative states. Provisions should be adopted for a motion of secession to be presented to each state in the event of any move to destroy the second ammendment. It is the duty of all citizens to defend the Constitution by whatever means necessary.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

As for secession, remember the U.S. military and its array of weapons is impressive.

I think back to a 1960's movie starring John Wayne, McClintock!, in which McClintock speaks for the Comanche at a hearing before Territorial dignitaries, "Chief Puma, sys that the life you promise his people may be fit for women, but it is not a life for Apache braves. If a man must be provided with his own food, then he is no longer a man. All the Apache ask for is the freedom to hunt as they used to do." Chief Puma in his turn asks for guns to fight a men one last time.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Raymond in Texas replied:

The military is required to defend American and the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Not Hussein Obama!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Cosda in PA replied:

We are not going to succeed. We are going to take the country.
NO SURRENDER.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

greg d in colorado said:

As the talking heads have already expounded, True blue team screwed the pooch. We missed the great importance of the latino vote and voting middle class women. I think Colorado would have been Blue were it werent for the Latino vote. We need immigration reform,with citixen ship the goal, it cant be ignored any longer. If Latinos even thought the conservatives were thinking of their well being--even talking about them in a positive way ,Im pretty sure Latinos would vote Blue. Then Romney would have sneeked out a win. Too many old guard conservative still in office, stubborn old men,with old man ways. Rubio and others need to step up and git er done, Or the red team will grab the house again and well be a Clinton or worse a biden.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

James in Texas replied:

Blue is the Democrats.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Pete the Arborist in MassHole said:

Agree the Grass Roots efforts were lacking, if non-existent. The Republicans need to go younger and connect with the latinos, and other minorities to be more relevant. Look at the Generation X & Y'ers, they are taught in school that Democrats (Liberals) are the only way; Republicans are mean, out of touch and don't care about anyone but the rich. Hopefully the Republicans have learned this and can counter, otherwise I will reply from New Zealand in 4 years.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

This is what I've been saying especially yesterday and today but will we or will we die out known as the party of angry old white people.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

Change the name. To those on the left" Republican" means whatever is bad for them.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

It's not enough to assert that Conservatism is better than Liberalism. Conservatism is hard work, based on moral virtue. Liberalism is easy, based on giving in to one's desires. Why sweat to support your family and help your neighbors when you can party every night and have the government pay your bills?

We have to teach our neighbors that there is a God in heaven, that He does care about the way we live, and that He loves us too much to ignore immoral behavior which leads to destruction. There is judgment for sin, and it is a sin to covet your neighbor's property and arrange to have the government steal it for you.

Once our neighbors understand there is a Divine Law and that it applies to them, we can bring them the Gospel, the good news that we are forgiven through Christ's sacrifice. The Gospel motivates people to personally care for each other instead of handing them off to the government. It is no coincidence that a large majority of theologically conservative Christians are also political conservatives.

In short, we have to give liberals a moral basis for personal responsibility and the American way. Otherwise, you might as well be talking to someone from another planet.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, KY replied:

When is "maintaining the "status quo", Conservatism, a good thing it is Liberalism that is a hard thing and why the Constitution was written for a moral people. Liberalism is being responsible and taking responsibility for your actions. Give me that over anything else man can create.

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Danielle in North Carolina said:

Secession makes sense because we are already so clearly divided over the issues. But, the left would never allow it. Who would support them? And, if we did divide the country then the liberals, who always seem so angry, would eventually torment us in much the same way Israel is by its neighbors.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

Danielle, stop thinking that the issues were the things that divided this country. This country has been divided since its founding! Do you remember the Fedralists and the Anti-Federalists? The issue of how we are to govern ourselves has always been in question. The Constitution was the guarantor that we could debate the issue. Now the Constitution is in tatters from the efforts of those who call themselves Progressives.

Divide?! T.E.A. Partiers have not divided this country. They have tried to reawaken their countrymen to the cause of liberty and property on which this country was founded.

Sadly, their efforts have fallen on deaf ears.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Close it down was the chant. So when we had our credit rating lowered, all I read on this sight is how it wasn't our fault. they cited a dysfunction congress and shut it down as the reason. We hate woman, woman deserve less money for the same job, let woman have cancer,, There are family values and archaic traditional woman stay at home values. I heard junk science to support a view that lost us the senate. we live in a Bubble and have no clue what anyone else thinks, feels, nor do we care. We spout Bible quote back and forth so we feel God is on our side and still have no clue why we lost. We outsource jobs, we fire Latino's for we lost, yet we have no clue? wake up already.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Janet Stumpf in Calimesa, CA replied:

Look at yourselves. Everybody stop arguing. This is just what that manipulator in office wants. You know, DIVIDE AND CONQUER.......

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM