Extreme right can't get over loss of ...

Extreme right can't get over loss of power

There are 24 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Nov 15, 2008, titled Extreme right can't get over loss of power. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

One would think that after Barack Obama's astonishing victory for the presidency, Republicans would take the lead of John McCain and President Bush and be gracious, accept defeat and go about rebuilding a party ...

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Susanna

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Nov 16, 2008
Great comment Orlando. My thoughts exactly.
djm

San Jose, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2008
"astonishing victory"
Really! I thought it was given all along.
Says where this paper is comng from.
You can find pockets of radicals of any stripe. I don't think the total "Extreme right" can be given this.

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#4 Nov 16, 2008
Republicans are already gearing up on how to win the next election, they can't let go! They will be the leaders of criticism of Obama and tear down this nation along with it.

They need to get busy and do the job that they were elected for.....serve the American ppl. And maybe then, they can discover why they're so disconnected from America.
DocMo

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Nov 16, 2008
Good editorial, Mr. Romero. Spot on!
I'm a registered Independent and I agree with the "Viva" comments.
The repubs need to get a (new) life and remember who they are here to serve...ALL of America's people in all their stripes and colors and ideologies.
Right-wing neo-con talking heads abuse the First Amendment with their vicious, petty and relentless chatter. Too bad the FCC can't outright ban some of this tripe from TV and radio as anti-American sentiment that is harmful to our country...the exact opposite of what they purportedly espouse!
Hopefully some of the worst extremists among them will self-destruct given time.
There's never been a more critical time for us to set aside politics and pull together for the common good of our country.
Sadly, President Abraham Lincoln~ if he were alive today~ would not recognize his Grand Old Party.

Since: Nov 08

northern New Mexico

#6 Nov 16, 2008
Candidate Palin reminds me of Spiro Agnew, not Dan Quayle. Let's hope this election marks the end of Nixonian politics, southern strategy, secret government, Cheney, et al.

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Nov 16, 2008
I think that Orlando is pretty much on the right track about the GOP, Limbaugh, Hannity & their ilk, except that he should have noted that Philip Berg, who has the obamacrimes website & thinks that Obama is not a natural born citizen, is a democrat.
chatterbox87501

United States

#8 Nov 16, 2008
Oyegi, all those rumors about Obama, not being a citizen, being a Muslim, etc., were all started by Democrats, during the primary campaigns, probably by the Hillary camp.

Because of that, I bet that Bill will become SOS.

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Nov 16, 2008
chatterbox87501 wrote:
Oyegi, all those rumors about Obama, not being a citizen, being a Muslim, etc., were all started by Democrats, during the primary campaigns, probably by the Hillary camp.
Because of that, I bet that Bill will become SOS.
I would not be surprised if that was true about those rumors. But it's surprising to see how many still believe it's true. I too think Richardson will get the SoS spot. I think that Hillary will get the Ambassador to the UN job.
proreviewer

Aurora, CO

#10 Nov 16, 2008
Aw poor Republicans. Their days of oppressing minorities and staring wars just for fun are over.
J Davis

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Nov 17, 2008
"Extreme right can't get over loss of power"

That's funny, I haven't heard anyone representing the "extreme right" screaming about stolen electoral votes, illegal voting practices, or filing lawsuits to overturn legitimate election results. For years, the "extreme left" has insisted that the Republicans stole Florida and Ohio, costing their candidate the presidency. If the Republicans figured out how to steal those states in the past, why didn't they steal them again this year? They needed both those states badly, and both went to Obama. Did they just forget how to go about stealing them?

Republicans have taken their loss in this election far better than the whiny crybabies of the "extreme left" took their losses in 2000 and 2004.
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Nov 17, 2008
J Davis wrote:
"Extreme right can't get over loss of power" That's funny, I haven't heard anyone representing the "extreme right" screaming about stolen electoral votes, illegal voting practices, or filing lawsuits to overturn legitimate election results. For years, the "extreme left" has insisted that the Republicans stole Florida and Ohio, costing their candidate the presidency. If the Republicans figured out how to steal those states in the past, why didn't they steal them again this year? They needed both those states badly, and both went to Obama. Did they just forget how to go about stealing them?
Republicans have taken their loss in this election far better than the whiny crybabies of the "extreme left" took their losses in 2000 and 2004.
You have an awfully short memory. Less than a month ago, there was the Alb/ACORN voter fraud story the Repukes floated that were totally without foundation (BTW: One of the most vocal accusers, Rep. Fox-Young, got beat!)

"They needed both those states badly, and both went to Obama." They needed a lot more than just those 2 this year.

"Republicans have taken their loss in this election far better than the whiny crybabies of the "extreme left" took their losses in 2000 and 2004." that's cause they got beat!

(part 10
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Nov 17, 2008
(part 2) "If the Republicans figured out how to steal those states in the past, why didn't they steal them again this year?" You can't steal a landslide. Plus there was a MAJOR lawsuit deposition on the day before the election that might have been the biggest factor in stopping it. the 2004 lawsuit is ongoing.

THE IMPACT OF MIKE CONNELL’S DEPOSITION
Was the Spoonamore Court Case Key to Preventing a 2008 GOP Election Theft?
"...Connell’s attorneys did everything possible to keep him from testifying. But since he was compelled to appear, he did show up on Friday with three high-powered lawyers from the Bush/Cheney ‘04 team–and they were ready to fight. It was a contentious three-hour hearing, in which he said he was too busy for a deposition until after the election. The lawyer said this was like the bank robber saying, sorry, he couldn’t show up in court because he was too busy making plans to rob the next bank. Attorney Cliff Arnebeck accused Connell in open court of rigging elections for Karl Rove. Connell turned “beet red” when the judge ruled that he would have to come back at noon on Monday to submit to a sworn deposition, exactly 18 hours before the polls were to open.

But Connell was as cool as a cucumber when he showed up in court Monday, Nov. 3 with his lawyers. He was placed under oath and grilled about election fraud,“man in the middle” computer manipulation of the vote count, Trojan horse remote control of the tabulation process, and threats from Rove if he didn’t take the heat for all such crimes.

He did his best to stonewall, but did indicate that, to his knowledge, there would be no tabulation manipulation of Tuesday’s election.

So what happened over the weekend after being under the eye of an attentive Federal Judge? Two weeks ago, Rove was confidently saying that McCain could win ten battleground states to become President. McCain was confidently telling everyone that he would win with a surge in the wee hours of election night (when the numbers could be manipulated). On Thursday, Oct. 30, Rove had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, telling voters to ignore the polls, and that McCain could win. But something changed over the weekend. By Monday after the deposition, Rove wrote on his blog that Obama would win by “a electoral landslide,” even in those states he had previously predicted McCain would win....."
Mark Crispen Miller has written extensively about it: http://markcrispinmiller.com/2008/11/the-impa...
J Davis

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Nov 17, 2008
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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You have an awfully short memory. Less than a month ago, there was the Alb/ACORN voter fraud story the Repukes floated that were totally without foundation (BTW: One of the most vocal accusers, Rep. Fox-Young, got beat!)
"They needed both those states badly, and both went to Obama." They needed a lot more than just those 2 this year.
"Republicans have taken their loss in this election far better than the whiny crybabies of the "extreme left" took their losses in 2000 and 2004." that's cause they got beat!
(part 10
Sound like the shoe fits, huh Roy!

So please tell me, why didn't the Republican AT LEAST steal the states they successfully "stole" in the past? They could have done that as easy as flipping a switch, if what "the extreme left" had told us in the past was correct.

And yes, they haven't whined because they got beat fair and square. Only losers carry on like spoiled children when their candidate doesn't win.
its good

Los Alamos, NM

#15 Nov 17, 2008
that the Neo Con faction of the Republican party lost, and hopefully dies.

Maybe now the real Conservative Republicans can rise up and because a loyal opposition.
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Nov 17, 2008
J Davis wrote:
<quoted text>
Sound like the shoe fits, huh Roy! So please tell me, why didn't the Republican AT LEAST steal the states they successfully "stole" in the past? They could have done that as easy as flipping a switch, if what "the extreme left" had told us in the past was correct. And yes, they haven't whined because they got beat fair and square. Only losers carry on like spoiled children when their candidate doesn't win.
Shoe doesn't fit at all. In addition to the MASSIVE margin of victory, there were several reasons the Repukes couldn't steal it this year. Mainly thanks to the work of 10,000's of election reform activists, dedicated investigative reporters shining the spotlight on the past practices, & legions of observers and lawyers on guard.

There were many lawsuits filed around the country to stop illegal voter purging. The attention on 'voter caging' greatly reduced that practice.

"They could have done that as easy as flipping a switch," You are showing your ignorance. This year Ohio require electronic voting machines (black box machines)to produce a voter-verified paper trail and that voters using black box machine could demand a paper-ballot.

Had you read the links you would have a pretty good idea why Ohio wasn't stolen.
Wait and

Polk City, FL

#17 Nov 17, 2008
see what shape the country is in, in 4 years!
George Martinez

United States

#19 Nov 17, 2008
Orlando is full of it as usual, a ranting left winger who just can't be happy about anything, even when he wins, or did he? Obama may not be the MoveOn.org and Daily Kos lap dog Orlando and other radical Marxists want, just wait.
J Davis

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Nov 17, 2008
George Martinez wrote:
Orlando is full of it as usual, a ranting left winger who just can't be happy about anything, even when he wins, or did he? Obama may not be the MoveOn.org and Daily Kos lap dog Orlando and other radical Marxists want, just wait.
I think Obama's worshipful followers will be a huge problem for him. They've already told us that he was walk on water, so anything less will be viewed as a huge disappointment. He cannot fix the economy, no president can. No president in US history struggled harder against a sour economy than FDR. And for all his economic proposals, for all the work programs and federal administrations he created, the only thing that really got the US out of the Great Depression was WWII. But adherents to the Cult of Obama assure us that he will magically succeed where even FDR couldn't. What will they think of him if the economy doesn't improve, after they have advertised him as the Second Coming? The ridiculous expectations of his own starry-eyed "flock" may prove to be a much greater impediement to his presidency than his political opponents.
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Nov 17, 2008
j Davis:"And for all his economic proposals, for all the work programs and federal administrations he created, the only thing that really got the US out of the Great Depression was WWII."

Repeating the myth spewed by the right-wingers. Stats tell a different story: Except in the 1937-38 recession, unemployment fell every year of the New Deal. Also, real GDP grew at an annual rate of around 9 percent during Roosevelt's first term and, after the 1937-38 dip, around 11 percent.

The premises that Obama supporters think everything is going to be rosy the day after inauguration is the one of the biggest myths Limpballs and his sycophants are trying to promote. It took 28 years to get this mess this bad and no one is assuming the everything will be just peachy in 6 months.
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Nov 17, 2008
This is TERRIFIC! Send the Christo-nazi whack jobs to the scarpe pile of history. Th MAJOR Rapture Right conference has confirmed the ding-bat from AK!

Palin Is First Confirmed Guest Speaker At CPAC 2009

In an apparent attempt to maintain her national profile following her defeat on November 4, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) scheduled a marathon of high-profile interviews with local and national media. Her media blitz concluded with an awkward press conference and a speech to the the Republican Governors Association last week.

Now, it appears that Palin’s post-election comeback tour will extend into next year. ThinkProgress spoke with Joseph Logue of the American Conservative Union who said that Palin is the first confirmed speaker for the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)...Her former running-mate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was booed at last year’s event and was left of the initial invite list for CPAC 2009 entirely. http://thinkprogress.org/

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