It’s been two weeks since the election, but you wouldn’t know it by the daily barrage of stories in the media of Republicans wallowing in their misery and trying to figure out how to fix their broken party.

Yes, the Republicans suffered a rather surprising defeat in the presidential election, but the Civil War that has been so heavily mentioned in the media within the party has largely been driven by the media would like nothing better than to see the party fight to the degree that they will be too weak to defend their turf in 2014.

Of course it hasn’t helped that several Republican leaders have bought into this notion and have run away from Mitt Romney and the Tea Party faster than you can say “boo,” but instead of banding together and putting up a united front, they have decided to play the blame game to the media’s delight.

There is no doubt that Romney should have won the election. But he was hobbled by a brutal primary campaign that gave the Democrats plenty of fodder for the general election.  The same could have been said had any of the other Republican candidates won the nomination as well, since the primary was more about beating each other up, than beating the president.

Romney was plagued by other problems as well, but when your party brings 2 million fewer voters to the polls than they did for John McCain, the problem is larger than the candidate.

And it wasn’t just the presidential race that was a problem.  The GOP lacks a credible system for vetting their Senate candidates and making sure they are media ready.  For two elections in a row, the Democrats were ready to give the Republicans majority control and twice the GOP ran unprepared candidates in key races and dug themselves a deeper hole.  They’ll have another chance in 2014, but they have to do a better job in selecting and preparing candidates were skewered by the media in 2010, and 2012.

The media has also been dancing prematurely on the grave of the Tea Party.  On the one hand the Tea Party suffered losses in key Senate and House races, but overall they still helped keep the Republicans in control of the House, and the incoming GOP freshmen are more conservative as a whole than those who lost their seats.  And the election did bring the party Ted Cruz in Texas who will be star for many years to come.

So to all those in the GOP who are whining and moaning about losing two weeks ago, stop it now, and start recruiting for 2014 and beyond and build a ground game.

And stop all the talk about how the party has to change.  If you can’t stick to your core principles, then get out!

The longer you complain the more the liberal media will divide you. And who needs four more years of the clowns at MSNBC whooping and hollering?

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President Obama did his best to spin the jobs report on Friday as a sign of progress, but as the liberal New York Times reported it’s not all wine and roses.

A report from the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy organization that focuses on labor issues, found that while the majority of jobs lost in the downturn were middle-income jobs, the majority of the jobs created since then had been lower-wage ones.

And for those looking for a job, things are still tough.

 “I’m not just competing against all the other people who are out of work,” said Griff Coxey, 57, of Cascade, Wis., who was laid off in May from his controller job at a small business. “I’m also competing against all those people who are actually working but are underemployed.”

We don’t need another 4 years of stagnant or low-wage job growth. We need some real leadership and real action that will put this country back to work and move it forward not backward, as we have been for the last four years.

 

On Saturday during a speech vice president Joe Biden referred to a crying baby in the audience by telling the crowd that the baby knows what kind of a future it has under a Romney administration.

Biden was addressing supporters in Florida when he made his remarks.

They eliminate help for middle-class families who want to send their kids to college like that beautiful baby over there. I don’t blame her for crying! I don’t blame that baby for crying! That baby, that baby, that baby knows what’s in store for him or her if Romney wins! I’m glad someone understands my speech!

If the baby was thinking about anything political, it would have been far more likely that it was more worried about the additional $5 trillion in debt that the Obama administration has piled up in less than four years that he/she will have to pay for in his or her lifetime.

That should be enough to make both adults and babies cry.

 

 

Denver is known as the Mile High city and as far as Al Gore is concerned, the high altitude, the thin air of the city may have been a contributing factor to President Obama’s poor debate performance agains Mitt Romney on Wednesday night.

I’m going to say something controversial here, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today – just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust – I don’t know…

Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Yes, it can take time for some people to adjust to the altitude in Denver, but the president has been there many times before for speeches and has never shown any ill effects, until now apparently.

Then again when it comes to climate, we all know how accurate Gore has been in the past.

The fact is that Obama came into the debate totally unprepared and his performance was so stunningly bad, that even the liberal media couldn’t provide cover for their favorite son.

It wasn’t the altitude, but the attitude that sank Obama in Denver on Wednesday night.

Last night’s presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama set a new record topping the previous record set during the Democratic National Convention thanks in part to Big Bird.

According to the Twitter Government team, Romney’s mention of Big Bird and  cutting subsidies to PBS generated 17,000 tweets per second while tweets about PBS clocked in at 10,000 tweets per second.

According to Twitter, the debates generated 10.3 million tweets, topping the 9.5 million tweets issues during the Democratic National Convention in early September.

I knew something was up when I saw my twitter feed appearing on my computer at lightning speed, making it hard to keep up with those that I follow.

The next debate will be between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden and should attract a significant amount of attention, but it will be hard pressed to top last night’s figures.

President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign continues to hammer Mitt Romney by claiming that his firm Bain Capital was a “outsourcing pioneer.”

The campaign has based this claim on a June 21 Washington Post story on Romney and Bain, and has been running an ad to that effect, despite the ad being rated false by FactCheck.org

Not only that, but the Post’s own fact checker, Glenn Kessler who had previously rated a similar Obama ad as false and gave it four Pinocchios, said that the Obama camp had misinterpreted the Post article and said that there was “little in the article that backs up the Obama campaign’s spin.”

Ouch!

Senior Obama adviser Robert Gibbs, stuck by the ad Sunday when he appeared on CNN’s State of the Union, telling host Candy Crowley that everyone should read the Post article when asked about the false ratings the ad had received.  The same article that the Post fact checker said they misinterpreted.

But that hasn’t stopped the campaign from pushing this issue.

On the Washington Post website the Obama campaign is running an ad promoting their view of Romney as an outsourcer next to the June 21 article.

The ad reads in part.

“Romney’s companies were pioneers in shipping jobs overseas”

The problem with this is that the Post is reporting that Obama has his own outsourcing headaches as jobs have continued to move overseas since he took office in 2009.

In addition, Obama’s former economic policy adviser, Diana Farrell, was the primary author of a report in 2003 for the McKinsey Global Research Institute entitled “Offshoring: Is It a Win-win Game?” that concluded the benefits of offshoring to the U.S. exceeded the costs.

Then there is the study by the Energy Department that found that 60% of the 40 largest wind farms financed by the stimulus relied on foreign manufacturers for their key components, including turbines.

All I can say is Pot,Kettle,Black.

Mitt Romney spoke yesterday at the NRA convention in St. Louis and received a warm welcome from the attendees, but the media did its best to downplay Romney’s appearance.

James Hohmann of Politico was one of the biggest offenders when he wrote about the venue and what he thought was the NRA’s plan to make Romney’s speech sound bigger and better than it actually was.

Here is what Hohmann wrote;

Romney spoke in the cavernous stadium where the St. Louis Rams football team normally plays. The dimly-lit venue was divided for the conference to make it feel smaller and less empty. High ceilings meant Romney’s voice echoed around the arena.

Hohmann made it sound like this was some kind of tactic that the NRA had set up juts for Romney’s speech, when in fact this type of venue has been used for years, starting in 2008 at the US Airways arena in Phoenix.  As for dimly lit, Hohmann didn’t realize that the stage lighting was set for daylight for the television cameras and to accentuate all the speakers rather than have them being washed out in a sea of stadium lighting.  Hohmann would know this if he had actually attended previous NRA meetings which he obviously hadn’t.

Maybe Hohmann was feeling a bit put out though by the time Romney stepped up to the stage.  The two previous speakers, Chris Cox the executive director of the NRA-ILA and Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA made withering attacks on the mainstream media for their coverage of the gun issue and challenged the audience to let  the media know who they really were.