Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins ~ GOP Goes Bonkers ~ Update 2


pic via Kevin Drum on Mother Jones

Fox News Slowly Loses Its Mind Over Election Results
~ Headline on New York Mag

The white establishment is now the minority. And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff.
The demographics are changing. It's not a traditional America anymore.
If Obama wins, Sandy will have something to do with it. He got more currency from Sandy than he got negative currency from Libya. That to me is amazing.
. . . If Mitt Romney loses Ohio, the president is re-elected.
~ Bill O'Reilly on Fox News

Election 2012: Karl Rove raving mad on Fox News Channel after his own network declares President Obama the winner
~ Headline on New York Daily News

Mediaite: Karl Rove Causes Fox News Chaos
"We have got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote yet to count,” Rove warned the Fox anchors, much to their dismay. “Even if they have made it on the basis of select precincts, I would be very careful about intruding in this process.”
. . . Several minutes later, (Megan) Kelly took the initiative to head over to the “Decision Desk” and hear from the network’s own number crunchers that Rove is wrong and Ohio most certainly belongs to President Obama in the 2012 election. She walked the cameras over to a conference room down the hall, and asked several analysts to confirm Fox’s surefire decision to call the election for Obama.
“You tell me whether you stand by your call in Ohio, given the doubts Karl Rove just raised,” she said.
“We are actually quite comfortable with the call in Ohio,” they responded. “We’re quite comfortable with the idea that Obama will carry Ohio.”
Chris Stierwald added: “There just aren’t enough Republican votes yet for Mitt Romney to get there.”
When Kelly asked the two analysts what percentage certainty they have that Obama has won, they responded: “99.95%”


I don’t mean to cross-advertise here, but on the conservative cable news network Fox News Channel – Fox News Channel called Ohio for Obama, but the on-air talent at Fox News Channel is refusing to concede that they believe it...
. . . (Rove) is now trying to get on air the Fox News Channel to rescind its call in Ohio in favor of the candidate that he has bankrolled to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a remarkable thing.
. . . It’s worth looking at close races and I do not begrudge the Romney campaign for saying that they’ve got issues with what’s gone on with Ohio. But to decide that a result isn’t a result as long as you don’t like the outcome is something that means that we cannot work together as a country anymore. And we can’t go down this road very much further.
~ Rachel Maddow on MSNBC



I think the real story here is that Obama won, but he’s got no mandate. He won but by going very small, very negative, and we are left as a country exactly where we started but a little bit worse off.
~ Charles Krauthammer on Fox News


The realization at this point is that those Bain Capital ads that voters just got inundated with early on in Ohio, and some of these other areas as it pertained to the auto bailout, I think really hurt Romney.
This really is a catastrophic set back to our economy. And to any opportunity that we would have for Supreme Court justices to be appointed who strictly adhere to the Constitution.
. . . A win is a win. I cannot believe that the majority of Americans would feel okay with incurring more debt, not balancing the budget and and relying on foreign energy.
It’s a perplexing time for many of us right now, if things continue in this trend that we have seen earlier tonight.
~ Sarah Palin to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News

Donald Trump's Twitter:

Deleted Tweets Calling for "Revolution" Via



Now we're the shallowest country in the history of man. One photo-op walkin' over a two-by-four and all of a sudden he's handling a storm, which by the way hasn't been handled well.
~ Clueless Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends, cue SNL

Ted Nugent Twittery


Update 2

Charlie Daniels


Rush Limbaugh

Women. Let's start our own abortion industry. Let's go out and get the women's vote. The point is - I just want you to think about this - would that work? In this America today, would that work? It does for the Democrats.
~ Rush Limbaugh, 11-7-2012, audio here

Women voted Obama 55 to 43 for Romney. Massive gender gap. Unchanged from 2008. Unmarried women backed Obama 68% to 30%. They thought Romney was going to take away their birth control pills. Obama treats them like vaginas and they say 'He's my man.' Go figure.
~ Rush Limbaugh, 11-7-2012, audio here


Jennifer Rubin ~ Blame Everybody

Until October it was the Perils of Pauline campaign. It moved in fits and starts on foreign policy. The message was rarely consistent from day to day. Gobs of ads were aired to no apparent effect. The convention speech was a huge missed opportunity. Romney made a lunge now and then in the direction of immigration reform and an alternative health-care plan without giving those topics the attention they deserved. The communications team was the worst of any presidential campaign I have ever seen — slow and plodding, never able to capitalize on openings. It was hostile, indifferent and unhelpful to media, conservative and mainstream alike.

. . . Romney’s operation suffered from too many cooks in the kitchen, too much hesitation and too little creativity. For that the candidate ultimately bears responsibility. He did not direct a campaign with the single-minded focus needed to win, at least not until it was too late in the game.

. . . In the future, Republicans will have to find a way to appeal to the non-married, nonwhite, non-religious parts of the electorate. They must find a messenger or a message that is more than a standard conservative laundry list. They must figure out how conservatism can be presented as more than an abstract theory of the free market and as a compelling approach to addressing complicated problems.

. . . Republicans in this election cycle had many good candidates who chose not to run. Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie and Rubio did not put themselves on the line, for a variety of reasons. No one can be forced to run for president, but they should be spared no criticism for preferring to sit out a winnable race. Of the candidates who did run in the primary, only Romney had any appeal to speak of beyond the Republican base. Really, does anyone imagine that Rick Santorum or Texas Gov. Rick Perry or, goodness gracious, Herman Cain, could have made it through the debates or presented an inclusive message? The Republican electorate selected the most plausible candidates from the available choices; the non-candidates bear some of the responsibility for an Obama second term.
~ Jennifer Rubin of Washington Post via her column which was used shamelessly to campaign for Romney, whom she still refuses to blame for his own problems


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