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What Happened?

By Rich Galen · Nov. 7, 2012

Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough.

In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.

Florida: Obama +1
Ohio: Obama +2
Virginia: Obama +3
Colorado: Obama +3
New Hampshire: Obama +5
Wisconsin: Obama +5
Iowa: Obama +6
Michigan: Obama +7

Of the nine battleground states, only North Carolina went into Mitt Romney's column by 3 percentage points.

As an interested viewer, the night started off with exit polls showing Obama with a slight lead in all of those states. When you've drunk the Kool-Aid, as I had, you simply don't believe them; or you remind others how wrong exit polls have been in the past; and/or you pontificate about the finer points of “poll weighting” (even if you don't quite understand them yourself).

The fact that the exit polls mirrored the late pre-election polls make your stomach churn and you have to first principles: In a close election it is better to be a little bit ahead than a little bit behind in the polls.

As meaningful results began be reported, it became pretty clear, pretty early that Obama would be re-elected. North Carolina took way too long to be decided. It should have rolled early for Romney. At about 9:30 last night about 80 percent of the votes in Florida had been tallied and less than a thousand votes separated the two men.

Virginia, one of the earliest of the swing states to close, was not behaving correctly. I thought that Northern Virginia might not have turned out heavily enough for Obama to overcome Romney's strength in the central and southern parts of the Old Dominion, but I was wrong.

It did.

In my mind the game was up when New Hampshire went into Obama's column. That didn't give him the necessary 270 votes, but New Hampshire was one of the states where partisans like me convinced themselves Romney's late rush would make the difference.

It didn't.

So, what happened?

Hurricane Sandy appears to have had an impact; minor, perhaps, but in a close election (nationally Obama got 50 percent of the votes, Romney 48 percent) it might have helped people feel better about Obama in the same way that the first debate made people feel better about Romney.

But, there is a deeper issue that the Republican Party will have to deal with: The GOP is aging its way into, not minority party status, but minor party status.

Latinos between the ages of 34 and 65 went for Obama by about a 70-30 landslide margin. That's a little better than Romney's tally among White men and women, just under 60-40.

There were many more Whites than Latinos voting, but that margin is dropping and when you add in political active Blacks and other minorities the delta shrinks.

According to a pre-election study by the Brookings Institution, the percentage of eligible White voters has shrunk from 76 to 71 percent just since 2004. Five percentage points in eight years and there is no reason to believe that arc will change any time soon.

Did the GOP nominate the wrong guy? I don't think so. But the primary process did provide ample ammunition for Democrats to remind their voters (or potential voters) that the Republican party did not represent their views.

In the past two elections Republicans have nominated at least four candidates for the U.S. Senate that resulted in what should have been easy wins to losses: Delaware and Nevada in 2010; Missouri and Indiana in 2012.

If the Senate comes back on January 3 with an effective 53-47 Democratic majority, you can see how important those kinds of mistakes can be: It should have been 51-49 R.

The Tea Party which began as a purely anti-deficit, anti-spending movement has morphed into demanding fealty to its fiscal and social policy positions.

The “right wing of the Republican party” has become a redundancy. It now IS the Republican party and there simply aren't enough voters who agree with all of the Tea Party doctrine to win a national election.

The future of the Republican party is in the hands of the Republican party. A larger and larger share of a smaller and smaller market is no way to win an election, much less win the future.

On the Secret Decoder Ring page today: A link to the CNN page that lets you look at the results in any state. Also a topic-appropriate Mullfoto.

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Rob Risko in Battle Creek, MI said:

Just wondering: What would be the effect of a "lame duck" impeachment?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Tad Petrie in Westerville, Ohio replied:

It doesn't matter if a President is in his 1st or 2nd term, the result is still the same. If the President is impeached; ie, indicted by the House, he/she then faces a trial in the Senate that is presided over by The Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court and the full Senate is the jury. If the Senate votes to convict the President, he/she is immediately removed from office and the next person in succession becomes President. The line of succession for the Presidency is as follows, Vice President, Speaker Of The House, President Pro Tempore Of The Senate. After that, it goes through the Cabinet Secretaries.

That is how it is done, it will NOT be done however, in the case of our current President. It will NOT be done because in order to successfully impeach a President, the Speaker Of The House has to be willing to do it, Boehner is not willing to impeach the President! If he was, he would have done it by now! Unfortunately for us, John Boehner is INCOMPETENT and a COWARD and the most PATHETIC excuse for a Speaker Of The House in our country's history! Since becoming Speaker in 2010, Boehner has followed an AGENDA OF COMPROMISE with the President and his liberals! Minority Leader McConnell in the Senate is every bit the INCOMPETENT COWARD that Boehner is and an adherent to the AGENDA OF COMPROMISE as well! If by some fluke, the President were to actually be impeached by the House, McConnell would join hands with the President's favorite SYCOPHANTIC, DODDERING FOOL Harry Reid, and do everything in his power to prevent a conviction! The only thing we can do now is wait for 2016.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Rob Risko in Battle Creek, MI replied:

But hypothetically, Tad...
Doesn't impeachment, even if only the House, preclude subsequent holding of office? And would that, if true, bypass the point of the Senate being Democrat? Even Clinton will forever be listed as impeached even though the Senate did not levy punitive actions (i.e. removal from office).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

They did levy punitive action: they voted to censure him, which is the other of the three outcomes of the Senate trial following impeachment. The Senate can decline to censure or remove or vote to hold that trial. Censure was the surer course as, for example, it would be if the Benghazi affair shocks enough voters.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Stephen in NH said:

What happened? Republicans nominated a man who had little appeal to the majority of voters; that's what happened.

The RNC's platform is a relic of the cold war. If they don't wake up and change their mentality, and their S.O.P., it's doubtful they'll capture the young or minority vote in the future. Without it, republicans can't win.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

It didn't have a thing to do with the wrong man being nomimated. It was all about the welfare parasities, union members, government workers, and the would-be socialists worried that their gravy train would be over. The Republicans will never capture the young because they have been indoctrinated by our schools and universities. Likewise, the minorities will never vote Republican because their on the Demorats plantation where the government is the sugar daddy and will take care of them. Hard work, taking care of your own, and being responsible for your choices has become a thing of the past. If you don't want to be responsible, then the government will ensure you are taken care of. Lousy end to a dream put forth by our Founding Fathers!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM

sfj in Alabama replied:

Sarge, you're correct. The only people who voted for this illegal president are welfare recepients, those ignorant of how a successful country is run, racists and traitors. There really is no hope for this country - I'm glad I'm as old as I am, maybe I'll be gone before the USA goes under.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Stephen in NH replied:

You're welcome to believe anything you want.

The fact is, Romney couldn't even capture the independent vote. A majority of those voters could have put him over the top. But they didn't.

Truth is. Romney was the wrong guy with the wrong message.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Gelio in Warren replied:

No, it was not the independent vote, or lack thereof that cost Romney the election. It was white women voting for Obama in droves as they believed his message that Republicans would take away birth control, take away abortion, basically take away their freedom to do what they want with their body. White women drank the kool aid and believed Obama's message, as women's issues were more important to them than jobs, deficit reduction or anything else. Every exit poll interview with a white woman said the same thing. The Republicans need to learn to connect with these women or their days are numbered, and so is America's

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Cepat2 in Los Angeles CA replied:

How does one "connect" with women who care first, last, and foremost about their so called reproductive rights? Who, exactly, is objectifying women by their sexual proclivities as opposed to engaging the whole person as a productive member of our society? I have the great benefit of being long married to a complete woman who considers carefully the path ahead. I also have the misfortune of being in daily contact with women who consider their reproductive systems much more important than any other part of their bodies, especially their brains. How sad. Now woman have been taught to think from the waist down first...just like men. In this race to the basement we all lose.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:21 AM

The American in Columbus, Ohio replied:

I agree with you regarding the effect this strange, alleged "war on women" has had on the general public. I just keep wondering how many abortions these women have each year whereby that would constitute their entire political viewpoint. I mean, do they have two or three per year? Four? Wow! Doesn't make sense to me. Birth control pills. They cost about $9 per month. Is it that $108 per year that controls their every waking moment?

Most of the women I've spoken to about this topic really don't see things this way (except for my neighbor, who not only drinks the Kool Aid, I think she boils it up in her cauldron for others to partake. Plus, she's too old to even need an abortion or the Pill!). Most were concerned about increasing prices for food and gas, items which are not counted when determining the CPI and other measures of how our economy is doing.

Romney and Ryan were a good pair to have been elected, even though each by himself may not have been all that any one voter might have wished for. Had the GOP candidate been too far right, he would have been (more) unelectable. Same with being too Milquetoast. Not good enough. We'll never find the perfect candidate for all Conservatives to be happy with, but the combo we elected to run against Obama could have done the job. At least those two knew how to balance a budget and were willing to try.

Now we're stuck with Stupid & Stupider! Damn!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Stephen in NH replied:

Nowhere did I say Romney lost solely on the independent vote. I said, he couldn't even capture the independent vote.

And what of the millions who are so sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans they no longer bother to vote at all? Why didn't they come out to support Romney?

There are numerous reasons Romney lost. I'm not looking for an excuse. Just stating the obvious.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Capt. Call in New Mexico replied:

America's days were numbered as soon as Obama was the winner. The Obama smoke and mirrors machine successfully kept his crimes out of the view of the public. The complicity of McConnell and Boehner also played a part. Now, Americans have asked for the shaft, and that is what they will get.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:56 PM

PH in DE replied:

And as a white woman, I simply do not understand it! How in the he## did killing babies because you are too irresponsible or lazy or selfish to do anything to prevent conception become a "women's health issue?" (God forbid you actually deny yourself sexual activity to prevent having a baby you don't want!) How did saying the taxpayers should not be paying for contraception, much less made to pay over moral objections, get believed as taking away the option for people to buy it on their own? (For that matter, the so-called "right" to abortion is somehow convolutedly based on a right to privacy. So how can forcing people to be involved in your sexual activities by forcing them to pay for them be private?)
And as a sign I have seen recently says,"A woman has the right to her own body, even if she is still in the womb." Too bad the whole so-called "Pro-Choice" people don't actually believe that everyone has a right to choice. If they did, they would see that person most affected, and whose body and life is most involved, is the baby they deny the choice to.
God help us all

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

What happened? The people have decided that they'd much prefer to wear the golden chains of socialism. The moochers, looters, & non-productive now outnumber those that pay for those goodies, and freebies.

Note too that much of those swing states were moved into El Prezbo's column by major urban areas. I cite Ohio; Cleveland, Canton, and Cincinnati, all went for O, while a large portion of the state did not. It is those urban areas, where most people "benefit" from the freebies. I suppose, when you're on the gravy train you don't want it shut off or to end.

I would hope that somehow, the GOP needs to realize, that it's conservative message needs to be brought to those areas. I hardly ever see ANY candidate going into major cities. They are always constantly written off and placed in a loss column, yet it is those areas that usually carry a state. It is time for those running the GOP to see they need to fight for those areas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:59 AM

The American in Columbus, Ohio replied:

Dok, I'm with you, but I'm from Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County, and it appears more of the denizens of this burg voted for the wrong guy. I didn't, my spousal unit didn't, and most of my friends didn't.
The two (that I know) did vote for Obama, I will not shed a tear for them when it's time for their ox to get gored by this fanatic, for their time is coming. When more and more of their income from all sources gets confiscated by this Administration and its agencies, I will only say, "I told you so!" When the firms they work for close because of ObamaCare or EPA rules, I will only say, "I told you so!" And when they ask for help from me, I'll direct them to their president and tell them to ask him to care, because he won't.

And that, my friends, is a bummer.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The American in Columbus, Ohio replied:

And, luckily for us, we have the Turd from Yakima, Gregory, to amuse us with BS.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

steveinkc in kansas city,mo replied:

it's real hard to beat santa claus!! the big cities in ohio are all union and they all go for democrats. we are basically a welfare state where all people care about is govt support! they could care less about benganzi... but just wait until the middle class sees what will happen to their paychecks in 2013,2014!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

DavidMac in Katy, TX replied:

I agree. The siren song of socialism swayed a LOT of voters. If I'd been inundated with Marxist ideology since birth by a public school system and later in college, I'd probably be voting for the Socialist-Democrat Party, too. Only thing is, I spent my 20s (and then some) in the US Army actively fighting against that ideology. Socialism works only in its infancy. When it matures, when the citizens finally understand that the system is not viable nor in their best interests, the government collapses or moves to a market economy. See the USSR and the PRC. The USA was born in freedom, liberty and a strong market-driven economy. Now it is moving from being the wealthiest country into a nation of (as you said) "moochers, looters and non-productive" citizens who vote to stuff their own pockets, and pols like Obama will gladly give other people's money to those bums in exchange for a vote.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Gregory in Yakima said:

President Obama won because the Republicans advocate policies that are offensive and strident, based too often on religiously infused dogma. That's just one aspect that turned off many who hoped the Republicans would have a better answer.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

Obama won because of lazy parasites, union workers, government workers, and ignorant people who can't see that Odumbo is taking us down the road to being another Greece. Live it up for now, but when the economy tanks and China calls for payment on the bonds they hold who is goiing to bail us our? Certainly, not the welfare recepients who never pay a penny in taxes but can get a refund and a living furnished by those who go to work and pay taxes. Certainly not the unions and government workers. I know, lets tax the rich, that will solve all our problems!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM

sfj in Alabama replied:

You are just another liberal fool (useful idiot is a better description) who is too damned lazy and/or ignorant to make informed choices for themselves and the country. You would rather have some idiot civil servant/politician make decisions for your life and, in the process, run the country in the ground. I hope you're young enough to have many years of work and taxes in your future. Enjoy yourself, sucker.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

"...Republicans advocate policies that are offensive ..."

And yet those policies were so offensive that Romney got over 48% of the vote.

It's not like Obama won in a Reagan type landslide (50.7% to 41.0% over Carter and 58.8% to 40.6% over Mondale), Gregory.

I'll tell you what's offensive - it's Obama getting 91% of the vote in DC. A classic example of when you rob Peter to pay Paul you can always rely on the support of Paul. I'm sure if one looks at all those Democrat city success stories like Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and other cities you will see the same pattern.

BTW congratulation to Obama getting over 50% both times Something Bill couldn't do.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Army Officer (Ret) in Kansas replied:

Savor your victory while you can, Greg - you will have ample opportunity to regret it later. Romney is a moderate, although the political center has shifted so far to the left that he's considered "right-wing" even by a lot of Republicans. Oh well... it was good while it lasted, but when the bill comes due remember that your side holds the reign of power. No blame-shifting.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

DavidMac in Katy, TX replied:

Oh, the blame will still be there. Obama will continue to blame Bush and Republicans through his second term, even though the Socialist-Democrats hold the WH and the US Senate. Remember "1984" and Emmanuel Goldstein, the 2 minutes of Hate every day? Goldstein was Big Brother's perennial straw man and the prols ate it up. Socialism requires (demands!) a scapegoat and Obama will gladly serve one up for the voracious appetites of the liberal fellow travelers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Cepat2 in Los Angeles CA replied:

That dogma you summarily dismiss is also known as values. Those very values are the underpinning of this great nation. Ah, but now so 'passe'. The Dear Leader and his ilk are having their day but the law of the harvest (again those pesky values keep popping up) is always in force. The harvest of this decision shall be bitter indeed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Craig in CA replied:

Greg - you're right.

I'm a Republican, a retired Navy Captain. I voted for Romney/Ryan because I fought through the stupid comments made by Republican Senate candidates.

We (Republicans) need to be aware that we operate in a relatively hostile media environment. When we have old male candidates linking rape to God's will, we are due for a s**t-storm of attention, and a made-for-TV media blitz making women question the wisdom of allowing our party to be in power.

In the movie "Bull Durham", the old catcher played by Kevin Costner gives sound advice to the raw new pitcher - "You've got to know your cliches". There are morally correct ways to respond effectively to media issues - my media training has shown that you don't need to answer the question asked - how about saying something like "I think we all can agree that a baby that has been born should not be left BY LAW unattended to die".

Where's our response to our loss like Clinton's creation of the "Leadership for a Democratic Society" think tank (or whatever it was called) that builds a strategy for our ENTIRE PARTY to follow?

I'm tired of having a perfectly good candidate being killed by "friendly fire".

I disagree with most of what Greg writes, but on this point he's right.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Ed Watts in Near Palm Springs replied:

Hey, Greg, do you think that murder is OK? How about stealing things? Molesting children? If there are no "religiously-infused" standards for behavior, everything becomes relative, and man's tendency toward self-satisfaction continually lowers the bar -- "Since there is no God making rules, who am I to believe that my standards are any better that his?" -- until there are no limits upon human behavior.

Why do you suppose that governments outlaw murder, theft, and so on? Why do you suppose that people feel remorse when they have committed crimes? Maybe they're all "religiously-infused"!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

septuagenarian in Canada said:

I moved to Canada from the US way back in '78...when the peanut farmer was ruining the country. Today I see many entries on Twitter from Americans who now proclaim they will be moving to Canada. I think they will be very welcome here...the anti-Obama types are the productive types that the world needs. Prior to the election, polls in Canada showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadians hoped to see Obama reelected. He has been responsible for many American companies setting up shop in Canada, helping to make this country one of the financially strongest in the entire western world. So, come on to Canada all you wonderful Republicans! I think our very intelligent conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper will welcome you with open arms! Canada is like a new long as you don't gravitate toward cities like Toronto and Montreal where socialist thinking is rife and dependency is a way of life.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Holmes Simons in Tampa said:

What happened? Pathetic journalists, and even more pathetic elected criminals, allowed an undocumented, communist traitor to pretend to be president for four years unchallenged. America has become the prison for freedom, and communists are dancing for Obama. Diversity has now been proven to be the catalyst for the downfall of the greatest country in the world. And some jerks are analyzing statistics to try to come up with a 1,000 word column.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Orf in Pennsylvania said:

What happened? The communist traitor and his court jester were reelected by ignorant fools who did not know what they were doing. Even the lazy drifters who voted did not know they chose self destruction.

Socialism/communism is a form of egalitarianism that brings down everyone to an equal poverty. The riots will start when so few people are working and paying taxes that the gummint checks stop going out.

Long ago the Republican politicians (stupid people) should have canceled out the propaganda news media and instituted anti-discrimination laws in colleges and universities so that conservative professors would not be excluded. Having failed in these two areas, we have an ignorant majority who know nothing of American history but have a liberal indoctrination that will finally destroy the greatest country in the world.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Army Officer (Ret) in Kansas said:

Wait... Romney lost and Rich Galen thinks it is because the Republicans are TOO far to the right?!?! ... and he blames the TEA Party?!?!

As Pat Buchanan said several years ago, "There is no conservative party in Washington." If Romney Republicans are now considered hard right, or extreme religious right, or whatever Establishment Republicans like Rich Galen seem to think, then Pat was correct. If even "conservatives" think that a Northeastern moderate - the guy who invented RomneyCare and presided over one of the most gun-UNfriendly states in the nation - is a right-wing zealot... I don't know what to say. The Republican Party is not worth saving.

But I've been saying that for years - and catching a lot of flak for it. The one thing Galen is correct about is that the Republican Party is doomed.

Here's why: people who would like to VOTE for a living out-breed people who prefer to WORK for a living: it's as simple as that.

As long as both major parties support the welfare state (and they do), the only choice is between which party will give out more freebies with fewer strings. The Democrats win that contest, which means they win the elections. That creates even more "riders" and fewer "pullers," and the cycle continues until the whole thing crashes under its own weight (which is both inevitable and imminent).

The only way we could have turned back from the abyss would be to inspire the mooching class to make their own way - to stand on their own two feet. Only then would that 47% who vote for a living turn away from socialism. But Romney didn't offer that message. His message was "Obama-lite." All he had to offer was that "Obama sucks and I'll won't be quite as bad." True, no doubt, but people who vote for a living weren't going to walk away from the trough for THAT.

The only candidate who DID offer that message was Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, and we see how well he did, even among "conservatives."

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades, and Mac, and Suburbs, and some others are correct: we are past the point of no return.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Stephen in NH replied:

Could you share your flak jacket? This place is hostile!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Rob Risko in Battle Creek, MI replied:

Army Officer,
You hit the nail on the head but many will miss it.

"Here's why: people who would like to VOTE for a living out-breed people who prefer to WORK for a living: it's as simple as that."

Your key and profound observation is "out-breed." Who hasn't heard the saying, "One for me and one for you, praise God we're through"? Margaret Sanger's approach to encourage the genocide of minorities should have been flipped on its head and encouraged prolific reproduction by married (one man and one woman) families that would teach their offspring the Christian values that ensure continued blessings for this nation. But Sanger's method fails in the face of materialism and socialism so that more children for those that would enjoy redistribution and rely on the communist education system for rearing their children means more propogation of the socialist lie. That is futher compounded by the traditional non-minorities that pursue wealth at the expense of instilling their values in their children who learn to pursue wealth themselves which usually results in eliminiation of personal responsibility and unwanted babies that further inhibits the chances to sustain our Christian culture.
So we can tie it to the degredation of the family (and large families in particular) within the Christian community and relegation of our children to state-run education in communism while we pursue things that will give our children things we never had (or needed) growing up (which includes a declining nation).
Now that we know the problem, what are we going to do about it?!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:05 AM

wjm in Colorado said:

They are releasing a remake of Red Dawn. They should have waited, and just filmed the Obamao victory speach. We have gone over the edge as a country, more leaches than producers, and now it is only a matter of time before they kill the host. The Republic, as Franklin warned, could not be kept. I thank God I had the opportunity to leave the city and procure land for a survival situation. I will be fortifying it to defend as best I can. My Flag flies upside down, and will remain so until I am overrun or the Country rises from the ashes of the collapse.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

wjm, I understand how you feel but what concerns me is there will be no safe place from the Marxist takeover. Unless the military flat refuses orders to arrest their fellow citizens or to fire upon them there will be no place to hide.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

I have said as much to my wife, and told her she can stand by my side and reload in the final battle, or go and be with her ailing mother. The gem I love stated her mother could join us!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto said:

I disagree. President Obama surely doesn't believe it when he told one of the few truths of his campaign, that the capitalist system is the most productive ever devised. We know he doesn't believe this because he spent most of his money attacking Romney precisely for being a capitalist.

Obama swore an oath to a constitution he has stated to be "fundamentally flawed" because it's "only a charter of negative rights" that "only tell government... what it can't to to you... not what it must do for you," and then went on to dishonestly claim he believed in that very constitution and appoint a court member who clearly doesn't believe in it either and has said so: Elena Kagan.

The reason he won was that he successfully pretended to be something completely contrary to what he actually is. The reason he won was because the media conspired to cover up all his blunders and lies successfully. The reason he won was because people watching the boob tube believed the tube.

But here's a silver lining: A Marxist still has to pretend to be a centrist to be elected and still needs the media to protect that image.

But what's in it for the media and how do they expect to be paid? The Fairness Doctrine. If they pass that, free speech will be the province of raw power alone.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The American in Columbus, Ohio said:

For a stunningly frank and true view on the destruction of our United States of America, please read Joan Fischer's Patriot Post column, dated November 7, 2012, and titled,
“November 6, 2012: A Day That Will Live in Infamy”

If you don't already have tears in your eyes now, you will.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

JHenry in NYSS, USSA said:

The looters and rotters now officially own this country. I am joining John Galt on strike as all producers should. Let the parasites stew in their own juices forevermore.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Like many today I am physically ill. The God Owful Party never learns, when they run a liberal they lose. When they run a Conservative they win. Need proof. Reagan ran twice as a Conservative and won overwhelmingly Bush the Elder ran as a Conservative and won. He then showed his true colors (Broke his No New Taxes pledge and New World Order speech) and lost. Dole and Ford running as moderates lost big time. Bush the younger ran as a Conservative and won. But like his father his true liberal colors came out and the Republicans lost the House and Senate and we got Barry. So what do the Republican Leaders (still an oxymoron do), the House passes a continuing budget resolution instead of shutting the government down. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Refuse to press for the real birth certificate. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Refuse to introduce Articles of Impeachment. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Don't call Barry what he is, "a communist". We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. What the Republicans have to do is replace the current leadership of Boehner and McConnell and company and replace it with actual Conservatives with steel backbones. They will then have to refuse to fund the alphabet soup of government agencies, the first being the EPA, OSHA, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, etc. Without funding they will go out of business (can you call what they do business?).
The states can also do something, consider secession. I still can't find that section of the Constitution that says a Sovereign State can not secede. But I have the James Madison version and not the Democrap and RINO version.
Just heard that Boehner “Sees mandate for common ground.” How do you say ‘a##hole”?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Gregory in Yakima said:

I knew you'd make the same wild, offensive conclusions after the election as you had prior. The country is not headed for Marxism or the other idiotic misnomers you kids love to toss around.

Romney saddled himself with a political platform created by earnestly sincere folks who happen to be zealots. Reality is not their steady companion. Nor is compassion the force that drives them.

Romney win the election? He couldn't even win his own state, or Michigan, couldn't win Wisconsin, or Florida or Ohio. If you want to see who is really at fault look in the mirror. The enemy you love to blame was handed this you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:31 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

When the collapse comes, I hope you are one of the first killed, and you can enjoy eternity in hell TRAITOR.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Todd Mac in The Great Northwest said:

The Grand Old Party is dead...Long live the GOP. Our only hope is toothless Boehner and barely enough Republicans in D.C to stem the fiscal bloodletting of Democrats because that fiscal cliff we are headed for is only 5-6 weeks away. I'll make a prediction; firearms retailers between now and Veteran's Day will enjoy the highest sales in United States history. Good luck finding any ammo on store shelves anywhere. Obama did say that he wanted to reinstate "some form" of assault weapons ban. I'm not an alarmist; I'm a realist. Pray for America...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Todd Mac in The Great Northwest replied:

It was an easy prediction I made in yesterday's post that is coming true-gotta get in on these stocks!

In a reaction that surprised absolutely no one, investors rushed into gun stocks after President Barack Obama's win, expecting firearm sales to soar soon.Gun makers Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC +3.19%) and Sturm Ruger (RGR +5.68%) rose sharply Wednesday in a repeat of sorts of the response to Obama's first presidential victory in 2008. The stocks were up again in Thursday's trading. Gun stocks have performed well over the four years of Obama's term. Sturm Ruger, for example, rose from $7.04 on Election Day in 2008 to $50 Thursday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM