Quotes of the day

posted at 11:07 pm on November 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

[T]he “Romney would have lost anyway” argument neglects the fact that his dismal performance among Hispanics made the race unwinnable. Even if we accept Krikorian’s view that the Hispanic vote only mattered in Florida and Nevada, when you add those states to the already solid blue states, it means spotting Democrats 236 electoral votes. All Obama or any Democratic candidate would need to get over the top at that point would be to win Michigan and Pennsylvania — two states that have gone Democratic every year since 1988. Failing that, Democrats would have multiple other combinations to get over 270. In contrast, a Republican who lost those states could still lose the election even if he or she won all of the reliably red states in addition to North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Again, this analysis is conservative. In 2004, Bush carried New Mexico with 44 percent of the Hispanic vote, but this year the state wasn’t even in play. Also, Hispanics made up 14 percent of the electorate in Colorado, providing Obama with his margin of victory there. Add Colorado to the Democratic fold, and the electoral math becomes even more daunting for Republicans.

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Senate Democrats are planning to quickly revisit immigration reform after President Barack Obama’s inauguration, according to several Democratic sources.

What type of legislation they will end up pushing has yet to be discussed in detail. But the party feels emboldened by Tuesday’s election results, in which Republicans suffered a blistering defeat among Latinos. And there is a sense that the political landscape couldn’t be more ripe for a legislative topic that’s proved dicey in the past…

“I think [Republicans] are going to want to do it now,” Schumer said. “[It] is at the top of the list because the nation demands it and needs it. And, again, I think in the exit polls, two-thirds of Americans basically agreed with the concept of real immigration reform.”

He’s right: Americans in general, even Republicans, support immigration reform more than the congressional GOP would suggest. Sixty-five percent of voters support giving undocumented immigrants working in the U.S. a path to legal status, including 37 percent of Republicans, according to exit polls.

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Via Pew.

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Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”…

The speaker also revealed that comprehensive, bipartisan immigration overhaul would be a top priority of his agenda during the 113th Congress.

“This issue has been around far too long,” he said. “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

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Immigrants should be a natural GOP constituency. Newcomers to the U.S.—legal or illegal—tend to be aspiring people who believe in the dignity of work and self-sufficiency, and they are cultural conservatives. They are not the 47%. Republicans are also supposed to be the folks who have figured out the law of unintended consequences, such as that imposing ever-tighter border controls discourages the millions of illegal immigrants living in this country from returning home…

We understand the law-and-order issues at stake, particularly along the border, as well as questions of fairness in allowing illegals to jump the immigration queue. But the right response isn’t mass deportation—as politically infeasible as it is morally repulsive. It’s a rational, humane, bipartisan reform that broadens the avenues to legal immigration, both for those abroad and those already here…

No doubt this editorial will provoke letters denouncing us for being soft on the issue. Now is an opportune time to ask those disapproving readers how many more Tuesdays like this one they’d care to repeat?

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The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants. In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry. Romney could never successfully tack back.

For the party in general, however, the problem is hardly structural. It requires but a single policy change: Border fence plus amnesty. Yes, amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.

I’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.

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If Republicans want to change their stance on immigration, they should do so on the merits, not out of a belief that only immigration policy stands between them and a Republican Hispanic majority. It is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic party, but the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation. Hispanics will prove to be even more decisive in the victory of Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which raised upper-income taxes and the sales tax, than in the Obama election…

The idea of the “social issues” Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites.

The demographic changes set into motion by official and de facto immigration policy favoring low-skilled over high-skilled immigrants mean that a Republican party that purports to stand for small government and free markets faces an uncertain future.

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity told his radio listeners Thursday that he’s “evolved” on immigration and thinks undocumented immigrants without criminal records should have a “pathway to citizenship.”…

“We;ve got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether,” he said. “It’s simple to me to fix it. I think you control the border first. You create a pathway for those people that are here. You don’t say you’ve got to go home. And that is a position that I’ve evolved on. Because, you know what, it’s got to be resolved. The majority of people here, if some people have criminal records you can send them home, but if people are here, law-abiding, participating for years, their kids are born here, you know, it’s first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done, whatever little penalties you want to put in there, if you want, and it’s done.”

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Bishop.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Bishop?

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Lol.

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

No Comment

SparkPlug on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

ELECTRONGOD

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

No pandering. Neuter the media and find someone with a conservative clue.

kim roy on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

No Comment

SparkPlug on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

At least say hello to Scrumpy for me.

Lanceman on November 8, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Romney made the election about One Big Thing. THE ECONOMY
He let everything else slide.

Obama made the election about A Whole Bunch of Things. Economy,Class Warfare,Abortion,Immigration,Education,etc.

Romney’s coalition was a one lane path to the White House.

Obama’s coalition was an 8 lane freeway to Reelection.

Romney forgot that Bush, Reagan, Nixon, and all modern Republican Presidents all built coalitions with many different groups which lead to their victories.

Romney is responsible for his campaign. He lost it.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

No amnesty. GOP will lose by larger margins if they agree to commit suicide.

Had they done it during George W. Bush, they could have split the vote, or locked it down, but not anymore.

The best bet is to keep saying no and let Obama’s coalition break down in disappointment.

El_Terrible on November 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Romney’s coalition was a one lane path to the White House.

Obama’s coalition was an 8 lane freeway to Reelection.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Haha.

El_Terrible on November 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Whatever.

Come on AP

I like your blogs..

Not this one…

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I’m sorry, I don’t mind giving work permits but no citizenship to people here illegally. What other country does that?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Anybody know of any websites or blog sites keeping track of allegations of voter fraud?

akaniku on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

It doesn’t matter…

“In a way the House GOP finds itself in the same position as Keyser Soze. Our home has been invaded. Our family despoiled. And we are facing a never ending series of ever increasing demands from the criminals who have abused us.”

Seven Percent Solution on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Ouch. Too close to truth.

the_nile on November 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Amnesty begets amnesty. Ask those who lived through it with Reagan.

CW on November 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Anybody know of any websites or blog sites keeping track of allegations of voter fraud?

akaniku on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

the_nile on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

brutal stuff. there’s lots of “evolving” to be done, i’m afraid.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I’m sorry, I don’t mind giving work permits but no citizenship to people here illegally. What other country does that?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Plus we need to enforce Border Security better..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”…

John “Crybaby Bonehead” Boehner was always going to betray America. It’s why there has never been any serious action taken on Fast and Furious, why he has been silent on Benghazi. John “Crybaby Bonehead” Boehner betrayed us just like Obama did when he committed the greatest voter fraud in American History.

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

ELECTRONGOD

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Hannity is funny.
Ahhh!! I get it now, Professor Hannity…
“Control the border…first!”
See, I was so screwed up before. Thanks, man.

When are we gonna do that, exactly? Let’s see. I’m certain they were talking about it almost non-stop over the last four years.

I’m pretty sure that the president can sign an executive order any time he likes, and move a ton of National Guard done there…

Huh?!

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Boy, Hannity has evolved alright–right into an establishment hack. Yet, he blathers on and on about how he is a registered “conservative.” Yeah right.

KickandSwimMom on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

Lanceman says “hey”.

SparkPlug on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

You know since Tuesday night the feeling I have the most of – sadness.

I’m just so sad.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Keyser Soze.

Let it burn.

Ca97 on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

brutal stuff. there’s lots of “evolving” to be done, i’m afraid.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Said the fool who watches and cheers as his country goes down the tube…..fo sb.

CW on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Romney is responsible for his campaign. He lost it.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Are we so sure he really lost? Take a look.

Fraud in PA: Obama Got Over 99% of Vote at Polls Where GOP Inspectors were Removed; Turnout Somehow “30%” Above Gov’t Numbers

Read it all and click through the stuff about Ohio, that’s where it really gets interesting.

JPeterman on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I have no word….

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Been there, done that… Didn’t even get a damned Tee Shirt… o_O

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I don’t mind giving work permits but no citizenship to people here illegally. What other country does that?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

cause we’re exceptional, you know.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”…

Jeez Boner. Your crew is still hurting and you say this? Shame pm you.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Too bad we didn’t heed that a long time ago.

Lanceman on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

ELECTRONGOD

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

What did I do to elicit that brutal response???

:)

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

We (GOP) have to do a better job of selling to the Hispanic community besides just naming a chairperson of Hispanic outreach ever 4 years..imho..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

People. The forest for the trees.

The number 1 ever expanding Demographic in this United State is not the “Hispanics “, it is …the OBESE.

CC2016.org (Clinton/Christie 2016)

To BIG to fail./

If we are going to pander, let us do so on a full stomach.

tonotisto on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

JPeterman and RWM, what you get for coming to America, the legal way…living in Amerika.

Schadenfreude on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

We (GOP) have to do a better job of selling to the Hispanic community besides just naming a chairperson of Hispanic outreach ever 4 years..imho..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Suzanna Martinez for the win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Been there, done that… Didn’t even get a damned Tee Shirt… o_O

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

LoLz..Good one..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Don’t you have a nice fiery crash you need to go die in or something?

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

HAL sing Daisy!!!

CW on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.

You want to barter with the federal government, bribing it to do its booger-flickin’ job?

How about something like this: “In exchange for protecting the citizens from foreign powers, you aren’t imprisoned for treason.”

Axe on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Another year of intra party squabbling

Great.

blatantblue on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Too bad we didn’t heed that a long time ago.

Lanceman on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

LoLz..Tell me about it..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Said the fool who watches and cheers as his country goes down the tube…..fo sb.

CW on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

hotair: home of the sorest losers.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Been there, done that… Didn’t even get a damned Tee Shirt… o_O

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

You weren’t a member of the Anti-American party ….

Understand,..

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Boy, Hannity has evolved alright–right into an establishment hack. Yet, he blathers on and on about how he is a registered “conservative.” Yeah right.

KickandSwimMom on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Evolved? He started out as one and has always been one.

These are the people you listen to. It’s time to turn off Rush, Hannity, Levin, et al., and pay attention to true conservative voices: Tom Woods, Peter Schiff, Mike Church

Dante on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Looking at the Pew chart above, it seems to be that if the hispanic group neither has a college degree nor makes > $50K/yr, that they overwhelmingly supported Obama.

This isn’t about immigration reform.

This is about people wanting “free stuff”. They are no different than the 40+% legal US citzens who love living off of federal government support while sucking your $$$ out of your wallet.

The problem is not legal vs illegal immigration.

The problem is parasites. & this country is infected by those native & foreign. Only a matter of time when, as my parents were told in the newly created Yugoslavia after WW2, that “your property now belongs to the state”, which is why they came here in the first place.

At least we can purchase firearms here… for now.

I think we’ll be needing them ~ 10 yrs from now.

Danny on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Why not open the borders and send the guards home?

Amerika is handing out goodies to all. Let the party begin.

Schadenfreude on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

blatantblue on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

ooks that way..The GOP loves circular firing squads..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.

You want to barter with the federal government, bribing it to do its booger-flickin’ job?

How about something like this: “In exchange for protecting the citizens from foreign powers, you aren’t imprisoned for treason.”

Axe on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Yea, sorry to have to remind everyone, but Reagan tried that, the democrats lied and we never got it.

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Some family friends, husband, wife, three children, are living in New Zealand for a job. If you don’t have a job, the longest you can stay is three months. If you do have a job you have to three year limits to those visas, extendable I assume. The wife is a real tiny thing and it took six months of medical testing to prove that she was healthy in order to be allowed in. We are doing it wrong.

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

What did I do to elicit that brutal response???

:)

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Nothing brutal about my post Tom…

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Fox News’ Sean Hannity told his radio listeners Thursday that he’s “evolved” on immigration and thinks undocumented immigrants without criminal records should have a “pathway to citizenship.”…

Funny how losing a winnable election in a big landslide can change ones world view.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Suzanna Martinez for the win.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Hopefully she wil become a strong voice..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

cause we’re exceptional, you know.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Why have laws?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

No Comment

SparkPlug on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Captain Kirk kills robots that way, you know. In case you ever need to kill a robot.

Axe on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

hotair: home of the sorest losers.

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Fundamental transformation will leave no one safe. You’re a loser too, you just dont see it yet.

Obama was eating popcorn watching Americans getting killed in Benghazi.

the_nile on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

What kind of CRAP is this? These clowns are not going to get anything by being Lib Lite! These Clowns have given up the Conservative message and Ideals! That’s why you can’t get the votes! The fact is that Reagan would still win an election if he would run today. The BS eSTAB repubs try to convince everyone of, is that it’s different now. NO IT’S NOT! The same principles will win elections, no matter what losers say to justify their losses! The only thing that’s changed, is that the eSTAB-Conservatives-in-the-Back repubs are more cowardly and even more Liberal than ever!
The Fight against the Obama Enemy media Continues: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Nothing brutal about my post Tom…

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I knows this, I was just being silly.

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Ronald Reagan began his 1980 election victory in 1964. His campaigning for Goldwater, giving speeches, radio addresses, building relationships with civic groups, He worked tirelessly spreading the conservative message for over a decade. People forget, but conservatism was a small minority of the Republican Party and not a pillar of it.

Reagan got this done, even during LBJ’s “Great Society” welfare crusade that put millions on generational welfare, shackled the Free black to a new master which was the Federal Government. Welfare infested through our society. Before the “Great Society” movement, churches and civic community “Poor Houses” made sure the poor were fed. Once the Federal Government stepped in, it was all down hill from there.

Reagan openly mocked Welfare and its recipients. He knew a time when grown men were ashamed to accept welfare. It was only acceptable for women and children to accept welfare. The stigma of welfare is gone. People have allowed Welfare to become the norm. This is our fault.

It is going to take time to reintroduce the begging class to what pride in work, pride in ownership, and standing tall to display what you have worked so hard to EARN.

We must make lead way into this new Welfare generations psyche. We must help them to know that the way of the BUM is no way of life.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I’m just so sad.

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Me too.
It’s like my dog died.
.
.
.
Coincidentally, his name was Mitt.

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

blatantblue on November 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Looks that way..The GOP loves circular firing squads..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Fixed..)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

We are doing it wrong.

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

We’re only doing it wrong if you first assume that the political elite’s end goal is for a strong fiscally sound sovereign America.

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Funny how losing a winnable election in a big landslide can change ones world view.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

“Funny” isn’t the word I’d use for that.

Axe on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Well done. Nice.

SparkPlug on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It’s true that Southern CA areas are quickly being swamped and taken over by Hispanics. Down from over 80% white just five decades ago, according to City Data, whites make up only 29% of LA County, as Hispanic numbers have ballooned to 47%: http://www.city-data.com/county/Los_Angeles_County-CA.html
Surrounding counties have as much as 76% Hispanic (check City Data), and as low as a paltry16% white. And a huge number of individual CA towns, like King City, suddenly have over 90% Hispanic now. Next stop… the rest of the country.

anotherJoe on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Percentage of voters that were non-white:

1992: 12%
1996: 17%
2000: 21%
2004: 23%
2008: 26%
2012: 28%

ZippyZ on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dire straits

We DEVOUR our own

The defeat Tuesday is stunning. Distressing

The infighting here? Fcking depressing.

However I believe the rallying moment will come.

blatantblue on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

Sixty-five percent of voters support giving undocumented immigrants working in the U.S. a path to legal status, including 37 percent of Republicans, according to exit polls.

Make friends with the bureaucracy.

Fund it and regulate it to death.

(Think coal,,,)

Bruno Strozek on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

HAL sing Daisy!!!

CW on November 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Lol. Is that the song your mother sang when your hero st. Romni gave his concession speech?

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It’s like my dog died.

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Did Obama eat it?

Left Coast Right Mind on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I knows this, I was just being silly.

tom daschle concerned on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Forgive me….

I caught on what position you were taking on the last post…
Just took me some time..

Electrongod on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

gophergirl on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Me too.
It’s like my dog died.
.
.
.
Coincidentally, his name was Mitt.

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

It is a bummer for sure..:(

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”…

@SpeakerBoehner 6:50 P.M.

ObamaCare is law of the land, but it is raising costs & threatening jobs. Our goal has been, and will remain, #fullrepeal.

Congratulations Mr. Speaker, that’s worthy of a Jay Carney crapweasel cya award. /

Flora Duh on November 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Dante on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Shouldn’t you be sucking off Ron Paul somewhere?

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Dante on November 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Dante, I’ll never turn off Levin. In fact, I would love to see him as Speaker of the House since the job does not require that you be an elected representative. He would eviscerate the Dems and Rinos daily. It would be delicious.

KickandSwimMom on November 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

How old are you? You act like a stupid teenager.

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

We’re only doing it wrong if you first assume that the political elite’s end goal is for a strong fiscally sound sovereign America.

SWalker on November 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

GOP needs to be punishes for sleeping with the enemy. Only way to get any change. Take away their inside dealing and fake oppostion.

the_nile on November 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I know many are shell shocked from losing, but the GOP is royally fluked if they accept any type of amnesty.

Its too late to hope that an amnesty will help the GOP soften its image. Arizona and Alabama mobilized Latinos against the GOP. Now would be the worst possible time for it.

El_Terrible on November 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Did Obama eat it?

Left Coast Right Mind on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Nah–It’s was Lobster and Wagyu Night with Moooo.
(I hear they’re shooting for $2Billion, this term.)

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

However I believe the rallying moment will come.

blatantblue on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I agree..We (GOP) have to fix some internal things to sell our message better..Hopefully those things have been started..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Dante, I’ll never turn off Levin. In fact, I would love to see him as Speaker of the House since the job does not require that you be an elected representative. He would eviscerate the Dems and Rinos daily. It would be delicious.

KickandSwimMom on November 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

That’s a shame. You might actually learn something if you did.

Dante on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Funny how losing a winnable election in a big landslide can change ones world view.

HotAirLib on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Funny how needing to pander to a particular group for votes can make one “evolve” on gay marriage.

Daisy HAL, sing it.

Flora Duh on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

hey homophobic sexist racist bible-thumper Republicans….

the country HATES you guys

and with good reason!

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Let.It.Burn

Jesse on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Romney is responsible for his campaign. He lost it.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Are we so sure he really lost? Take a look.

Fraud in PA: Obama Got Over 99% of Vote at Polls Where GOP Inspectors were Removed; Turnout Somehow “30%” Above Gov’t Numbers

Read it all and click through the stuff about Ohio, that’s where it really gets interesting.

JPeterman on November 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I can’t blame the libs. They are known liars,cheaters & thugs.

Do we blame a dog for eating a steak we leave on the table with nobody around?

I blame US. We knew from 2008 that the Dems were going to play games. Why weren’t we prepared? Did Breitbart and James O’Keefe with hisProject Veritas teach us anything? Of course they ran up the votes while the poll watchers got thrown out. Running around screaming “Teacher! Teacher! Look what they did !!!” doesn’t help us now.

Our poll watchers should have showed up with video cameras. Guards. Their own Security. Fight back! We need to fight fire with fire. We all expected the Black Panthers to show up again. They got away with it last time. Why weren’t volunteer Marines already planning to be there? Why must the Republicans always play catch up?

I’m so fed up with our side being the big Pussies of the Political world.

FIGHT BACK!

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

It is a bummer for sure..:(

Dire Straits on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I was trying to make gg laugh.
I’ve been pretty crushed too–as we all have. It’s hard to witness the destruction of something you love, especially at the hands of scumbag marxists.

(If I wasn’t so hopped-up on pills, I don’t think I’d make it. JK)
(I know–ha ha.)

RedCrow on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Why have laws?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

do you want laws that can’t be changed? are all laws perfect?

sesquipedalian on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Go find a knife and slice your wrists, troll.

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

the country HATES you guys

and with good reason!

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Starve, fool, starve, and die in the cold/dark.

Schadenfreude on November 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

hey homophobic sexist racist bible-thumper Republicans….

the country HATES you guys

and with good reason!

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Listen to this guy.

DO NOT ACCEPT AMNESTY. Latinos hate you right now and will only vote against you in higher numbers if you do it.

El_Terrible on November 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

unny how needing to pander to a particular group for votes can make one “evolve” on gay marriage.

Daisy HAL, sing it.

Flora Duh on November 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

but but but being for gay marriage was a sure loser bet right? history was on your side remember? the silent majority and all?

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Stupid troll still a loser.

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Go find a knife and slice your wrists, troll.

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

hey you guys made me promise to stick around after the election, remember?

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

“In a way the House GOP finds itself in the same position as Keyser Soze. Our home has been invaded. Our family despoiled. And we are facing a never ending series of ever increasing demands from the criminals who have abused us.”

Seven Percent Solution on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

He was too nice in the way he took care of business. /

Now can we have some on our own side show any spine? Somewhere between homicide, you coxsucker and rollin over, there has to be a middle ground. Apparently repub pols like to be kicked puppies.

arnold ziffel on November 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

There is no demographic reason to be afraid. No need for blatant Hispandering. Demographics are in our favor. The country is getting older and the only people reproducing in numbers are the Mormons and evangelicals. The vaunted Hispanic fertility has faded fast, as has immigration.

Let’s give them free contraception in exchange for universal vouchers. We’ll free our children’s minds and keep them from reproducing. Problem solved.

xuyee on November 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

DBear on November 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

No we didn’t. You’re like a damn tick that won’t die.

wargamer6 on November 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Courtesy RWM.

Starve the looters, in turn the moochers. They’ll get it.

Schadenfreude on November 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

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