Archive for November 9th, 2012
CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama citing personal reasons, a U.S. government source tells CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly. The source said Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair and that is why he is resigning.
President Obama is speaking today at 1:05 about the economy and (presumably) about the so-called “fiscal cliff” that will roll back the Bush tax cuts and implement serious cuts to several government agencies (including the DOD). Remember throughout all of this — the GOP and their Democratic deficit hawks have been publicly hand wringing about too much spending and too big deficits. Just letting these two things happen put a substantial dent into both. That’s just basic math. There’s not many hints as to where President Obama will take this conversation, but there are some hints.
After his victory speech, President Obama tried to call both House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “but was told they were asleep,” the New York Times reports. Bull. Fracking. Shit. McConnell was awake writing a petulant statement that was released to the press that early morning. And Boehner was on his third pack of cigarettes that hour.
Seriously, they were not asleep. And they refused a call from the President because they were sore losers.
The last time the Republican Party won a Presidential election without somebody named Nixon or Bush on the ticket was 1928. It is likely that Hillary Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016 and extend that streak to at least 2020, or 92 years.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 was Delaware Liberal’s busiest day in its history. We got 15,339 page views, topping the previous record set on the Thursday after the 2010 primary when the nation decided to visit Delaware Liberal to learn about the wonderous Christine O’Donnell. And we are one or two months away from our 5 millionth visit.
Public Policy Polling took an early look at the 2016 presidential field in New Hampshire. The firm found two clear frontrunners in the race: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Republicans and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democrats.
Women made up 53% of the electorate this year and Republicans failed spectacularly, again, at basic math. My guess is that they’ll keep on failing, choosing to focus on Hispanics while ignoring that Hispanic women are part of that whopping 53%. So are African American women and Asian women – which means that women are the biggest voter demographic Republicans need to win an election.
Republicans are frighteningly out of touch with women who handed the election to President Obama. They refused to accept, and even mocked – I’m looking at you, Joe Scarborough – that women’s reproductive rights were a serious economic concern. They dismissed rape in the way one dismisses a hangnail. And they lost. Big time.
“If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”