People are looking at the consequences of Obama re-election, watching more people lose their jobs, their retirement, and their spendable income. Conservatives are looking for answers as to how, why, what. Mostly they are comisserating with each other. And the bad news keeps rolling in...
What We Lost in This Election, by Daniel Greenfield, is a fine article if you are looking for consolation after Barack Obama's victory. Here are the last two paragraphs:
Romney ran an effective enough campaign, but it was the campaign that he needed to run, not the one that the country needed. And now that it's over, we are back where we need to be, fighting the good fight. We have the opportunity to organize and radicalize, to bring together growing numbers of people around opposition to everything that the Democratic Party has come to stand for. That is something we could not have done under a President Romney. It is something that we can only do while in the opposition.
And equally importantly, we once again have the opportunity to mobilize and transform the party. That opportunity may be more than the answer to winning the next election. It may be the means of saving this country.
Surprise?? Fraud in PA: Obama Got Over 99% of Vote at Polls Where GOP Inspectors were Removed; Turnout Somehow "30%"Above Gov't Numbers
Iranian Fighter Jets Attempt To Shoot Down U.S. Drone In International Airspace . . . On November 1st…, but the Obama administration kept it quiet until after the election. Iran says Obama and Democrat party have “pinned their hopes on diplomacy” on nuclear weapons program
And just a few weeks ago Morsi was shown on state-run TV clearly mouthing “amen” when an imam prayed for Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”
A tradition of American presidential elections is that the winner gets congratulatory phone messages from many foreign heads of state. It’s pro forma diplomacy, but it can be revealing in who the president-elect (or, in this case, the sitting president about to serve his second term) chooses to call back, or not call back.
The White House just put out a press release of which world leaders got return calls from President Obama, all of which it says he made personally and this morning. The list is a little bit surprising: Obama called four Middle Eastern heads of state, three European, two Latin American (but not Mexico!), plus Canada, India and Australia. Conspicuously absent: the East Asian states to which the Obama administration has been pivoting.
It is interesting that Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the democratically elected leader and Muslim Brotherhood ally who is also a source of some wariness in U.S. security circles. That would seem to suggest a degree of at least interest in high-level engagement with the new Egypt.
The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change, especially as it pertains to Saudia Arabie, Palestinians, Israel, after President Barack Obama’s reelection. We already know Obama will change his policies pertaining to Russia now that he has won another 4 years. (Via Weekly Standard:)
Christie Calls Obama To Congratulate Him, E-Mails Romney…... Expect any less from Judas? Via The Hill.
The post-election issue of Newsweek hits newsstands and tablets tomorrow morning. On it, a very Napoleonic-looking Barack Obama stands triumphantly with sabre under the cover line, “The Obama Conquest.”
“Give me generals who know something about tactics and strategy,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “but best of all give me generals who are lucky.”
So the question: Is Obama a lucky general—or master of the game? Daniel Klaidman’s cover story, Fortunate One, says sure, Obama’s lucky. But he also relentlessly seizes his chances and makes every one of them count.
Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees....we'll be seeing this a lot.
Here comes Harry....more taxes for all!
Boeing lays off scads of workers....
FEMA where are thou???? People in NY starving, freezing while FEMA takes a vacay!
Dow down 313 points after Obama win....
And the good news?