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Obama won…fact…. but, only 50.4% to 48%, which is not a mandate. Looking forward to 2014 and working to win the Senate is our goal. We start now; Via Clarice Feldman at American Thinker

Here’s  the breakdown:

–  20 Democrats will be up for reelection, compared to 13  Republicans.

–  12 of those 20 Democrats come from either red states (six) or swing states  (six).

–  Only one of the 13 Republicans comes from a state that isn’t red, and that’s  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose seat is basically safe unless she  retires.

Top  GOP targets are likely to include Democratic Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Mark  Pryor (Ark.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Tim Johnson (S.D.), Mark  Udall (Colo.), Al Franken (Minn.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.).  Five of the nine are first-term senators, and Republicans have already got a  strong potential candidate against Johnson, with former governor Mike  Rounds launching an exploratory committee  last week.)

Republicans  could also have a chance at winning the seats of Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)  and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), particularly if either of them (both are in their 70s)  retire. And Virginia could also be a target under the right circumstances, but  right now Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is very popular.

On  the Democratic side, besides Collins’s seat, about the only apparent target is  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and even he will start as a  significant favorite to win reelection.

If  the Republicans take back the Senate in 2014, the significant damage Obama can  inflict in a second term is substantially diminished.

Feel better? I know I do. Remember this as well, there are 30 Republican Governors. Those are the ones we need to support to get voter ID enacted. Minorities are not disenfranchised by voter ID. Most have driver’s license or state ID with their picture on it. Even the high school kids of voting age (yes, there are some) have an ID with their picture on it through the school system.  Voter ID laws would go a long way to keep both parties honest and to end fraud if proof of citizenship was used as a metric for ID.

What can’t go on forever won’t….we here that comment a lot now.  America has again kicked the can of sloth and greed down the road. The “takers” are quickly outnumbering the “makers” and as a result America is becoming dormant. When MO asks “what kind of America do we want to be?”, the answer is clearly not the one she envisions. The ethics of Obama policies stink.

Even some Democrat supporters refer to the ‘Latin American’ way in which politics is now done in this country. Large groups  of voters are bought by bribes, and are bribed by a President who poses as  morally superior and who uses public money to buy off his clientele…….[snip]

The incentive to work and to create wealth,  as opposed to taking it from  someone else, is steadily reduced. Meanwhile, the  government borrows  another $3 billion every day.

Even if a compromise is reached before  January 1, and some means of saving  more money can be found to prevent the  enterprise-crushing tax rises,  that will only be buying time.

At some stage a serious deficit reduction  plan will have to be agreed, or  America  will head the same way as the  eurozone. Paul Ryan, Mitt  Romney’s running mate, is the architect  of such  a plan. However, the   public just weren’t ready for that last week.

The mood is likely to change by the time of  the mid-term elections in 2014, especially when it is realised how much  Americans in work are paying  for Americans who won’t work.

So, the left may have won the skirmish, they have not won the right to declare victory…yet. What has happened to the business sector since Obama’s re-election validates our point of view. Those who have worked to build a business have made the decision to cut back, issue pink slips, re-organize and down scale. If that was a win for the left what would they call a failure? Let them gloat and hurrah, we have bigger things to do than feel depressed or get whiny. We have some Senators to elect.

open thread….

 

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31 Comments

  1. I know I just posted this on the last page, but it’s worth repeating.

    “Obama To Unleash Racial-Preferences Juggernaut”

    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/110812-632759-obama-to-wield-bigger-disparate-impact-club.htm?src=Sthru

  2. The Original

    Here is a story about more than 100 precincts in Ohio voted over 99% for BO. Does anything really believe that?

    http://marketdailynews.com/2012/11/12/election-fraud-barack-obama-won-more-than-99-percent-of-the-vote-in-more-than-100-ohio-precincts/

    • Annie's Mom
      • The Original

        Yes, it does. That I think happened is that there was a certain amount of fraud in 2008. Because nothing happened then, they doubled down this year. Eventually, fraud will be so widespread that we might as well not have elections. They will be like the elections in the old USSR. 100% for the communist candidate.

        • Voter turnout election day in Cleveland was incredible…even with early voting.

      • Liberal, black, hispanic….it’s always been that way. There are some small enclaves of conservatives but, not nearly enough to make any difference.

    • No, I live in OH…

      • srdem65

        Here’s MrObama’s thanks to all the Obots who voted for him in Ohio:

        http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

        My goodness, the Feds are going to cut food stamps by $50 a month for Ohio residents.
        I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’m assuming that all those collecting and living on food stamps really need them to fee their family.
        O-Bam-A….spit

        • If people would not buy junk food and soft drinks (empty calories) with food stamps, perhaps that $50 would not affect them as much. Filling nutritious food can still be purchased. Times are tough for everyone, but people who are smart can eat well. Not to brag, but I made a veggie-meatball soup for six people the other night and I spent less than $10 for ingredients!

        • S**t happens…Maybe the Dept of Agriculture should have not given all those “Pigford” not-farmers $50,000 each. Think what that 2 billion in reparations could have done and the harm it caused to farmers who were really discriminated against.

          http://breckfield.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/the-pigford-scandal-greenbacks-and-white-guilt/

  3. Francine
    • The Original

      I just don’t believe that one.

      • That’s the one thing I do believe…the rest (affair) is just a shiny object

    • Annie's Mom

      Wouldn’t surprise me one bit. I’ve thought all along that Stephens was CIA. Shortly after the attack (the 13th or so), it was reported that all the CIA in Libya were flown out of the country. The plane to take them had to make 2 trips…there were so many agents. The Libyans had no idea, and were not pleased.

      Interesting to note that Broadwell’s youtube speech in Denver has been pulled.

    • Annie's Mom
      • Remember…no more renditions, no more holding without benefit of the legal system….must be rrad their rights….what a bunch of lies from BO and Holder. IIWAR?

  4. I love this blog…
    Good luck, America. It’s only Monday.

    http://nakeddc.com/2012/11/12/morning-report-the-love-triangle/

    and this….
    Head of CIA apparently not intelligent-y enough to not secure official email

    http://nakeddc.com/2012/11/12/head-of-cia-apparently-not-intelligent-y-enough-to-not-use-official-email/

    • srdem65

      We, the little people, know that we are “on camera” all the time. We know that the government has programs to pick up “key” words from the internet, we know that the IRS can poke into the smallest secret of our lives, but these prominent, well-known government officials act like their lives are “private” and any secret is theirs to keep.
      Hackers can (and have) infiltrated security firewalls everywhere from the Defense department to our own little internet “homes”.

      It’s been my observation over a long and vigilant life to notice that our Lord and Maker gave men a horrible cross to bear and one they cannot seem to carry; to be faithful, true and loyal to their wives and family. No matter how high in life, or how low, they seem to follow their lust to wherever it goes, no matter how much they might lose or how steep the price.

      My heart goes to the General’s wife and family. They are the ones who will bear the shame and humiliation of something that wasn’t their fault.

      • The Original

        I have a feeling his wife knew, but I do feel very sorry for the family. How horrible to have to face it over and over again. No place to hide.

        • Of course she knew…

      • Looks like General Allen is caught up in this whole sordid mess.

        DOD is investigating him now.
        “The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen’s communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.

        “Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter,” the official said. He said Allen currently is in Washington.”

        http://news.yahoo.com/general-investigated-emails-petraeus-friend-060336448–politics.html

      • Interesting article….from the left leaning Daily Beast…says Broadwell never threatened Kelley in any way…Kelley went to a “friend” in the FBI because she felt she was being harassed…FBI?

        “Broadwell’s notes to Jill Kelley were full of ‘cat-fight stuff,’ a source tells Michael Daly—but there were no overt threats, and Petraeus was barely mentioned. So why did the FBI jump in?”

        http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/12/exclusive-paula-broadwell-s-emails-revealed.html

  5. The Original

    Actions have consequences . . . this gives me a big smile. I just hope we don’t end up with Twinkie shortages.

    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/hostess-closes-st-louis-plant/article_a27e262c-ee54-5bf1-9f18-5c6c4c187f15.html

    • Considering the job market, they’re lucky to have a place to work…..

  6. Governed by clowns…

    The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials. Ms. Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained in May about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation.

    However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.

    The FBI officials found that he had sent shirtless pictures of himself to Ms. Kelley, according to the people familiar with the probe.

    That same agent, after being barred from the case, contacted a member of Congress, Washington Republican David Reichert, because he was concerned senior FBI officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug, the officials said.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/12/report-fbi-agent-who-investigated-broadwell-sent-shirtless-photos-to-other-woman-in-case/

  7. and this….very suspicious that ….if no charges why the hell do it in the first place?….

    “The search of Broadwell’s home is not expected to yield information that would lead to charges against her, the official said. At the house, agents did not respond when reporters asked for their affiliation, although WCNC in Charlotte, N.C. confirmed they were with the FBI.”

    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/12/15119872-emails-on-coming-and-goings-of-petraeus-other-military-officials-escalated-fbi-concerns

  8. […]The accusatory emails, according to officials, were sent anonymously to an account shared by Ms. Kelley and her husband. Ms. Broadwell allegedly used a variety of email addresses to send the harassing messages to Ms. Kelley, officials said.

    One asked if Ms. Kelley’s husband was aware of her actions, according to officials. In another, the anonymous writer claimed to have watched Ms. Kelley touching “him” provocatively underneath a table, the officials said.[…]

    Sounds like the FBI has overstepped….hmmmmm

    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/12/the_fbi_has_some_explaining_to_do

  9. Disproportionately affected….and raising taxes won’t help at all. Local governments who raise taxes on everyone cause more problems. Workers and companies flee. It’s inevitable when you lose the tax base, people lose their jobs

    […]Morial tells Whispers he is worried that the fiscal cliff would disproportionately affect African Americans because budget cuts would likely slash jobs in state and local government. African Americans make up a disproportionately large share of the public sector workforce.

    On Tuesday, Boehner said in a press conference that President Obama must lead the efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff.

    According to the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, this has historically been true. The higher number of African Americans working in public sector employment has meant higher rates of job loss due to the economic recession, the think tank reports.[…]

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/11/09/national-urban-league-says-fiscal-cliff-could-disproportionately-hurt-african-americans

  10. Oh my, this isn’t good…all the President’s men are withholding info from him…guess BO doesn’t really run the country…just a face for the others…who’s running the show?

    “Attorney General Eric Holder is under fire as questions emerge over why he did not tell Barack Obama that David Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer.

    Holder was told by the FBI that they were investigating the relationship between the director of the CIA and Paula Broadwell in late summer, but appears not to have shared the information with anyone else.

    The President did not find out about the scandal until Wednesday – just two days before Petraeus resigned – even though multiple senior politicians had apparently been aware of it for months.

    The revelation that the Attorney General knew about Petraeus’ infidelity could increase pressure on Obama to replace him when he puts together his Cabinet for the next four years.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232054/David-Petraeus-scandal-Eric-Holder-knew-affair-months-did-tell-Barack-Obama.html#ixzz2C7Minan0

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