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Sheldon Adelson bet against the American people — and lost.


The biggest single donor in political history, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, mingled with other Romney backers at a postelection breakfast, fresh off a large gamble gone bad. Of the eight candidates he supported with tens of millions of dollars in contributions to “super PACs,” none were victorious on Tuesday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/little-to-show-for-cash-flood-by-big-donors.html?hp
http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/11/09/sheldon-adelson-bet-against-the-american-people-and-lost/

Rasmussen Poll: 68 Percent Of American Voters See Global Warming As A ‘Serious Problem’

Source: Think Progress

Rasmussen Poll: 68 Percent Of American Voters See Global Warming As A ‘Serious Problem’
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/energy_update
By Stephen Lacey on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

Polls have consistently shown that Americans’ understanding of global warming grows with an increase in extreme weather events. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, that number continues to grow.

According to a new Rasmussen poll conducted a day before the election and released this morning, 68 percent of American voters said that global warming is either a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem. This represents a major increase over the last few years. In 2009, Rasmussen reported that only 46 percent of Americans believed that global warming is a problem.

The Rasmussen poll backs up others showing an increase in awareness of the problem. An October poll from George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication showed that 74 percent of Americans understand that “global warming is affecting weather in the United States” — an increase of 5 points from a March 2012 survey. The Yale/George Mason poll also found that a majority of respondents said global warming made the summer heat wave and Midwest drought worse.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/11/09/1170901/rasmussen-poll-68-percent-of-american-voters-see-global-warming-as-a-serious-problem/

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GREAT CHART: The white establishment, undone by hordes of various-colored people who demand stuff.

Eighty-Eight Percent of Romney Voters Were White
The GOP candidate’s race-based, monochromatic campaign made him a loser.




The white establishment, undone by hordes of various-colored people who demand stuff. Even as he admitted the white bloc was too small to win, O'Reilly still saw the winning side as an undifferentiated counter-bloc, rather than a coalition of Americans.

Obama won the Latino vote, 71 to 27. He also won the Asian vote, 73 to 26. Those voters all look the same to the losers. That's why they're the losers.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/scocca/2012/11/mitt_romney_white_voters_the_gop_candidate_s_race_based_monochromatic_campaign.html

LOL: Ann Coulter Tells Conservatives to Stop Talking Crazy Sh*t



No one can be blamed for the hurricane that took the news off the election, abruptly halting Romney's momentum, but Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock can be blamed on two very specific people: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.

The last two weeks of the campaign were consumed with discussions of women's "reproductive rights," not because of anything Romney did, but because these two idiots decided to come out against abortion in the case of rape and incest.

After all the hard work intelligent pro-lifers have done in changing the public's mind about a subject the public would rather not think about at all, these purist grandstanders came along and announced insane positions with no practical purpose whatsoever, other than showing off.
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Purist conservatives are like idiot hipsters who can't like a band that's popular. They believe that a group with any kind of a following can't be a good band, just as show-off social conservatives consider it a mark of integrity that their candidates -- Akin, Mourdock, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell -- take wildly unpopular positions and lose elections.

http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/ann-coulter-tells-conservatives-stop-ta

THEY should be heroes to every little kid growing up in a tough neighborhood or boring suburb.




from a reader at "Sullys":

The last two Democratic presidents were honest-to-goodness American Dream success stories. Men who came from broken homes and poverty only to transcend their status to become brilliant and powerful forces in America.

They should be heroes to every little kid growing up in a tough neighborhood or boring suburb.

But not on the right. They degrade both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama while at the same time trumpeting the privileged soft-handed sons of power. How is that American? How is that patriotic? How does this appeal to those of us who believe in our public schools and our dart league at the our favorite tavern and our "dinner for eight" every Saturday night at our church?

Just because a person decides to write code for a living or they have to wait tables or they are promoted into middle management in some shitty corporation instead of "taking chances" and "sticking their neck out" as entrepreneurs or "Job Creators" doesn't mean we are not good, loving Americans. And we vote Democratic now because we don't want to hate our neighbors for simply being normal people.


http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/11/will-the-rights-fever-break-ctd-2.html

YUM: TRUMP poops on ROVE




update to add toon:

For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser

Source: Washington Post

The day after an election in which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent millions of dollarsbacking losing Republican candidates, executives began the brutal process of assessing what went wrong at the nation’s leading business organization.

The Chamber spent nearly $24 million to defeat several high-profile Democratic Senate candidates, including Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, former governor Timothy M. Kaine in Virginia and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. But out of 15 Senate races where the business organization put down money, only two went the Chamber’s way.

The results were not much better in the House, where the Chamber poured more than $7 million into 22 races, according to the CRP. The Chamber’s candidates picked up only four wins.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/for-chamber-of-commerce-election-was-a-money-loser/2012/11/07/ce32327c-2920-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html

Michael Gerson: "The 2012 Obama coalition is not a fluke; it is a force."

Michael Gerson:

The 2012 election was a substantial victory not only for President Obama but also for liberalism. Obama built his campaign on abortion rights and higher taxes for the wealthy. He was rewarded by an electorate that was younger, more pro-choice and more racially diverse than in 2008. The Obama coalition is not a fluke; it is a force.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-renewing-the-republican-party/2012/11/08/4d3f6294-29d8-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html

David Frum on Morning Joe: Republicans have been exploited and lied to by Right Wing Media

David Frum on Morning Joe: Republicans have been exploited and lied to by Right Wing Media
by SomewhatEsoteric

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc-morning_joe/#49757420

Republicans have been fleeced, exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex...there are too many to name. Because the followers, the donors and the activists are so mistaken about the nature of the problems the country faces...just a simple question, and I went to Tea Party rallies and asked this question, have taxes gone up or down in recent years? They can't answer this question.

He continues, "The people who put the cement shoes on Romney's feet are now blaming him for sinking."


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/09/1159450/-David-Frum-on-Morning-Joe-Republicans-have-been-exploited-and-lied-to-by-Right-Wing-Media
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