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GOP Constituency

The perfect memorial for the Romney campaign

The "Group Of Four"

“Four presidents in the last century have won 50 percent of the vote twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama.” — Bill Kristol, reminding the GOP it’s time to wake the fck up.


Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana laws

Source: The Hill

Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana laws
By Zack Colman - 11/11/12 10:12 AM ET

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington.

“It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,” Brown said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I believe the president and the Department of Justice ought to respect the will of these states.”

Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use through ballot measures last week.
But marijuana is still outlawed at the federal level, which likely foretells a legal battle over implementing the state laws.

Read more: http://thehill.com/video/policy-areas/267241-calif-gov-brown-feds-should-respect-state-marijuana-laws

If she breaks a hip, shoot her, like they did in the old days.

How Not to Appeal to Latinos

I would argue that Latino children brought here illegally by parents are our first concern, and that religious conservatives need to take the lead here, Catholics and evangelicals. These children are our children — they have no country to call home except America.

We might also think about throwing in a “Mom visa”: you can bring your mom here if you promise to support her. She won’t be a citizen, and she won’t get Social Security, but you can bring her here and help care for her in her old age.

No health care, neither. If she breaks a hip, shoot her, like they did in the old days.


College Repukes: "We have chosen to cancel/rescind Ms. Coulter’s invitation to speak at Fordham"

Response from the College republicans.

"The College Republicans regret the controversy surrounding our planned lecture featuring Ann Coulter. The size and severity of opposition to this event have caught us by surprise and caused us to question our decision to welcome her to Rose Hill. Looking at the concerns raised about Ms. Coulter, many of them reasonable, we have determined that some of her comments do not represent the ideals of the College Republicans and are inconsistent with both our organization’s mission and the University’s. We regret that we failed to thoroughly research her before announcing; that is our error and we do not excuse ourselves for it. Consistent with our strong disagreement with certain comments by Ms. Coulter, we have chosen to cancel the event and rescind Ms. Coulter’s invitation to speak at Fordham.We made this choice freely before Father McShane’s email was sent out and we became aware of his feelings – had the President simply reached out to us before releasing his statement, he would have learned that the event was being cancelled.


What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it?

... McGovern and Dole were war heroes. They asked what they could do for their country. Romney, who avoided military service as a missionary, said none of his sons of military age could serve because they were serving the nation by helping him, year after year, run for president. Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for your family.

Many losing candidates became elder statesmen of their parties. What lessons will Romney have to teach his party? The art of crawling uselessly? How to condemn 47 percent of Americans less privileged and beautiful than his family? How to repudiate the past while damaging the future? It is said that he will write a book. Really? Does he want to relive a five-year-long experience of degradation? What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it? His friends can only hope he is too morally obtuse to realize that crushing truth. Losing elections is one thing. But the greater loss, the real loss, is the loss of honor....Wills, NYRB


'Tell him the door thing'

The power of this operation stunned Mr Romney's aides on election night, as they saw voters they never even knew existed turn out in places like Osceola County, Fla. 'It's one thing to say you are going to do it; it's another thing to actually get out there and do it,' said Brian Jones, a senior adviser."

Here's an excerpt from a discussion with an Obama campaign manager:

In describing the ground game, the official told of a conversation he had with a top field director on Monday. The GOP had tweeted that they had knocked on 75,000 doors in Ohio the day prior. Not to worry, the Obama director said, 'we knocked on 376,000.'

"Then the president came in, and this aide said, 'Tell him the door thing.' So he did. And the president responded, 'That's my team.'"


Ancient Political Culture-GOP Island Of White Males

"Yes, We Canned..."

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