Thoughts from South Sacramento
First some background! I am the son of (legal) immigrants, a mother from Nicaragua, a father from Mexico. Both arrived here in the states in the late 60s before “oprima uno para Espanol!” in order to better their lot in life. My father and I have very different politics but he and I are both practicing Catholics and social conservatives. Yesterday I spent time with | Read More »
Where We Go From Here
Well, that was fun. My ride this past election cycle was much like Erick Erickson‘s. And by “ride,” I mean being strapped to the front of a locomotive that was heading into the side of a mountain. From the beginning, Mitt wasn’t the candidate I wanted representing our party. As a conservative, he didn’t have a sterling record, being pro-choice and all before he became | Read More »
Why, How, What Now?
It’s been almost a week, and it’s still hard to fathom. Mitt Romney was so confident in a victory that he created a transition web site and planned a fireworks show in Boston. Headlines claim that Romney was “shell-shocked” when he realized that he had lost. Mitt didn’t see it coming. That sad fact underscores the magnitude of the campaign disaster that was the Romney/GOP | Read More »
Apologies To Sarah Palin
In light of the revelation that Romney-Ryan received fewer votes than McCain-Palin, despite running against an incumbent president with the worst record in our nation’s history, I think it’s time to lay the theory that Sarah Palin cost McCain the election to rest. In fact, I would argue that McCain would have lost by a much bigger margin without her on the ticket. He is | Read More »
7 Million Fewer White Voters Than 2008?
That’s what Sean Trende from Real Clear Politics has concluded. As we speak, Mitt Romney has 58,237,566 total votes. In 2008, the Republican ticket garnered 59,934,814 votes, or nearly 1.7 million more than Romney-Ryan. Yes, there are still some votes to be counted, but very few at the time of this posting. See for yourself here. All but a handful of states have reported 100% | Read More »
Akin and Mourdock did not hurt Romney
The notion that Akin and Mourdock’s comments cost Romney the election is utter nonsense. The following is all the evidence needed to destroy that argument. The comments had absolutely ZERO effect on the presidential race in Indiana or Missouri. We’re supposed to believe that they influenced voters in Florida and Ohio to vote for Obama? Please…………. Missouri Romney: 53.9% Obama: 44.3% RCP Missouri presidential race | Read More »
My Theory to how we lost
I know how people are blaming this group and that group, I think it was a culmination of factors, I do not believe social conservatives are to blame. As everyone well knows Obama’s political experience comes from Chicago, they are masters of demonizing people. 1. Most of the Republican voters let themselves get manipulated in the primary, so the Democrats got the candidate they wanted | Read More »
More Mormons Voted For Bush Than For Romney
Here’s an interesting data point from Tuesday’s election. George Bush actually received a larger share of the Mormon vote in 2004, as compared to Romney in 2012. 2004 Bush: 80% Kerry: 19% 2012 Romney: 78% Obama: 21% Considering that the 2004 turnout greatly exceeded that of 2012, I assume Bush received many more Mormon votes in terms of the raw vote total as well. The | Read More »
Two Jokes That Aren’t Funny Anymore
Over the last four years, Republicans have consistently made two jokes about Pres. Obama that lost all humor on election night, 2012: 1. Barack Obama is the Campaigner-in-Chief 2. The only real job Barack Obama has ever had was as a community organizer. What does a community organizer even do? Here’s why they aren’t funny anymore. First, it’s true that Barack Obama never stopped | Read More »
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When America needed a leader, Mitt Romney was a manager
As one who writes about everything political, one of the downsides of living in a state that is utterly unimportant from the Electoral College perspective is the fact that you’re insulated from much of the advertising campaigns that ravaged the battleground states. (From the perspective of a normal person however, that would likely be a blessing…) I had friends who complained about not being able | Read More »
Election Day 2012: The Aftermath
(Originally posted on my personal blog – http://nsagraduate.wordpress.com.) I woke up this morning to find that last night’s results remained the same. Well actually, that’s not true – this morning it was worse. President Obama increased his lead in the popular vote, proving that at least 60 million of our countrymen are incapable of discernment, considering him to be worthy of another four years of leadership. | Read More »
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Conservatives need a vision that includes the emotionally visual
Since the site will prob. announce I am not allowed to post and will drop my name, I am renny, and somehow cons. and Reps. have to find a way to make serious matters like debt and tax rates and unemploymnet impact visually and emotionally. FOX says 15% of so-called undecideds cast their vote for zero because they saw him on the beach (really a | Read More »
So Romney is the only guy who can beat BHO?
For all those who claimed a moderate was the way to go and Romney was the ONLY candidate in the field who could beat Obama I will now entertain your excuses for why the only guy who could beat Jimmy Carter Jr. failed to do so…………….
Today, Finally, Obama is on the Ballot. VOTE.
Today is the day you’ve been waiting YEARS for. Obama is on the ballot. VOTE Remember how you felt when Mr Bipartisanship said “I won.” Today, Obama is on the ballot. VOTE. Recall the guy who said he was a deficit-cutter trying to spend his way out of debt. Today, Obama is on the ballot. VOTE. Remember the town halls expressing anger at Obamacare and | Read More »
USA 2012 is not +11 D
National and state polls continue to show the future ex-President with a slight lead in key areas. A few points up in OH, VA, WI, NH, and others pointing to Obama running away in PA, MI, and IA. Nationally he maintains a 2-3 point lead in most polls. Governor Romney has flipped the map, but not enough it would appear. Looks like we get four | Read More »
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