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Axelrod: Twist's The Knife In Rove's Back - "I'd be asking for a refund."

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

"I'd be asking for a refund."

“What was the impact of this unprecedented deluge of media?” Axelrod asked. “How much influence did this actually have?”

“The heartening news is that you can’t buy the White House; you can’t overwhelm the Congress with these Super PAC dollars,” Axelrod continued. “I would think there will be reluctance in the future, when Mr. Rove and others come knocking on the door, because of what happened on Tuesday.”

-- David Axelrod, quoted by Greg Sargent, joking what he would do if he were one of the billionaires who had handed big checks to Karl Rove.


Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss


Romney was stoic as he talked the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

"There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."


Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.

"He was shellshocked," one adviser said of Romney.

the rest:

NEAT! I want stuff TOO.

I want stuff.

I want to be able to go into the gold room at Bremer's palace in Baghdad with two large tote bags and stuff them with stacks of crisp unused hundred dollar bills.

I want a supply contract to the Pentagon with a no limits purchasing order, and a fixed percentage on top and no oversight when I buy useless worn out Polish helicopters for the Iraqis, sell them to myself with a generous 100x price hike, and then sell them on to the Transitional Authority with a bonus.

I want reduced taxes, subsidies and benefits, as well as promises from the state I choose to establish my company in to supply me with free land, infrastructure and power subsidy.
I want my own politicians, to ensure I get even more stuff.

I want no consumer protection, I want the EPA to evaporate, I want micron-large government regulatory bodies, and I want to be allowed to thrash the economy if it suits my investment plans, without risking jail for having done so, and with the tax payers bailing me out afterwards.
Hey - I want government to allow me to privatize my profit and socialize my losses. Neat.



Obama Teabags GOP

Romney spotted driving off in the backseat of his son Tagg’s car. His wife, Ann, was riding shotgun.

Late Wednesday afternoon, as sleet fell in Boston’s North End, Romney visited his campaign headquarters for one final staff meeting. He thanked his aides and said goodbye. His Secret Service detail gone — and with it his code name, Javelin, after a car once made by his father’s company — Romney was spotted driving off in the backseat of his son Tagg’s car. His wife, Ann, was riding shotgun.

the end.

47%- ain't irony a b!tch?!

To wit Romney's vote total in the following states:

Colorado - 47%
Iowa - 47%
Nevada - 47%
New Hampshire - 47%
Pennsylvania - 47%
Virginia - 47%
Wisconsin - 47%

Amazingly, ALL of the above states were amongst the most contested "swing states", and Romney didn't hit 48% in ANY of them. And, in the biggie, Ohio? 48.2%!

One final stat. The Gender Gap. Wanna know what percent of the vote were cast by Romney's strong suit (MEN)? 47%

And, Romney is, with a bit of rounding magic, at just about 47% in the NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE to boot - ain't irony a b!tch?!



Notice anything simply delicious? I mean, besides Obama winning 8 of the 9?????

Hint: MATH!!!!!

ROMNEY's final Popular Vote Percentage in the 9 Battleground States Was.........

Wait for it..........


Harry Reid: 'We Are Not Going To Mess With Social Security'

Source: Huffington Post

Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate are saying this week that they won't push changes to Social Security as part of a deal to reduce the federal budget deficit.

"We are not going to mess with Social Security," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters as he left a news conference Wednesday, according to Reuters.

During the conference, Reid invited Republicans to "dance" rather than fight over the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- the nickname given a looming expiration of tax cuts and spending cuts that will take effect at the end of the year.

"Everything doesn't have to be a fight -- that's the way it's been the last couple of years," Reid said. "So everyone should comprehend, especially my Senate friends, that legislation is the art of compromise and consensus building."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/social-security-harry-reid_n_2093482.html

How to Repair the Voting System: Sec. Debra Bowen's Answer

So, what's the answer? It's actually remarkably simple:

Optical-scan paper ballots that can be filled out using an ordinary black pen. This makes fraud hard, is inexpensive, doesn’t require (limited-in-number) machines that then cause lines to grow long.

Mandatory random hand recount of 1% of ballots, followed by increasing fractions for close races.
Optionally, a limited number of electronic voting machines that print optical scan ballots for those who have bad eyesight.

Really, that's it. There are of course policy issues regarding early voting, and the like, but the actual machinery of the voting itself is straightforward, and we just need to apply the learned wisdom of Sec. Bowen and her team across the country.

much more (links):

Dammit when I buy an election, I expect it to be delivered!

Last Days Of Romneyland

"Outside Republicans and donors are another story. Some are angry over
what they felt was an overly rosy picture painted by the campaign, and
at what amounts to the loss of their investment."


Bennett: "Election Night" In America

and today's:

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