Conservative Republicans fight back after Romney loss

Unions Flexed Muscles In State Campaigns

Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada… and he’s a Republican

Maine ACLU warning feds about Webster comments

The GOP and Social Issues: Sophomoric Arguments at the Wall Street Journal

Dobson: Where Have GOP Values Gone?

    WorldNetDaily: He noted he and a handful of other conservative leaders, including Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Gary Bauer and Gen. William Boykin, had met with the GOP candidate to encourage him to address social issues important to Christians across the nation. “We begged him to deal with eight issues. We listed first the sanctity of life, marriage, religious life, ‘Don’t Ask,’ ENDA, on it went,” Dobson said. “We said we really are not here to jump on you, but evangelicals are not excited about your candidacy, not energized. … You could connect if you’ll even mention these things. “He nodded and he smiled and he was gracious as he always is, and he went out and was silent,” Dobson said.

  • Posted: 11/19/2012
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GOP’s Senate Crack-Up

    WSJ (via Google): Senate Republicans hunkered down this week to reflect on their drubbing last week. Perhaps they should have invited Bama football coach Nick Saban to give them pointers on how to identify and recruit talent. A lesson in blocking wouldn’t hurt either. The GOP fumbled every opportunity to pick up a Senate seat save for in Nebraska, where political amateur Deb Fischer steam-rolled veteran Bob Kerrey

  • Posted: 11/19/2012
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Faith on the Hill: 113th Congress Increases in Religious Diversity

“Legalize it! The stark generational divide on pot, gay marriage and illegal immigration”

“Gay Vote Proved a Boon for Obama” | NY Times

Moderate Senate Republicans Fall Off Their Own Cliff

    Stuart Benjamin at the Volokh Conspiracy: The most commonly used scores for ideological distance are DW-Nominate scores, based on representatives’ actual votes. These measures reduce various flavors of “liberal” and “conservative” to a single metric, but they are the scores most widely used and trusted by political scientists and political commentators because they measure virtually all the actual votes in a careful and rigorous way. As many people have noted, there used to be lots of ideological overlap between the parties, and lots of moderates in both parties, but there is less overlap, and in particular there are fewer moderate Republicans.

  • Posted: 11/16/2012
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Do elections indicate the death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

Sifting Through the Wreckage | George Weigell at NRO via EPPC

    George Weigell at NRO via EPPC: It takes a certain kind of people, living certain indispensable virtues, to make the market and democracy work so that justice, prosperity, and human flourishing are the net results of freedom. That elementary truth–recognized by the Founders, ignored by the newly reelected administration, and avoided by libertarians and Republican campaign consultants–has to be at the center of the conversation about the American future, and about playing good defense during the next four challenging years.

  • Posted: 11/15/2012
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GOP leaders back West’s call for recount

Planned Parenthood takes credit for Obama reelection

“Gay marriage should be at the ballot box” | Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe

Rasmussen: 54% Are Pro-Choice, 38% Pro-Life

White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation

Allen West: ‘unconscionable’ Vote Shenanigans

Poll: 60% of voters back traditional marriage

Mathematically possible? In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

Obama Secession: Citizens From 18 States Ask President to Secede From the Union

Thousands sign petition for Arizona to secede from the Union

Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment – 25,000+ signatures

Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues | NY Times

AZ: “Kyrsten Sinema Becomes Nation’s First Openly Bi Congresswoman” |

What’s Next For Marriage After Tuesday’s Vote? | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Three Florida State Supreme Court Justices Could Leave the Bench

    FedSoc Blog: On Monday, November 5, SLF, on behalf of another Florida citizen and taxpayer, filed an original action in the Florida Supreme Court asking the Court to issue a writ of quo warranto regarding the actions of Secretary of State Ken Detzner in determining the Justices “qualified” to be placed on the ballot. The argument is not one of conduct, but instead contends that none of the three justices lawfully qualified for the retention election and that the secretary of state failed to properly carry out his constitutional and administrative duties in the matter.

  • Posted: 11/09/2012
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The National Organization for Marriage responds to election night defeats

After Obama reelection coal company CEO reads prayer to staff, announces layoffs

Republican Tim Fox wins race for Montana Attorney General

How Did Marriage Fare in the 2012 Election? | Ryan T. Anderson and Andrew Walker at Heritage Foundation

Senate, House Dems face tough election fundamentals in 2014

Colorado: “Ferrandino will be first openly gay Speaker; Democrats elevate Latinos”

“Gay marriage groups hope to turn focus from the ballot box” | Salon

Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans | Heather Mac Donald at National Review

    Heather MacDonald at National Review: Hispanics will prove to be even more decisive in the victory of Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which raised upper-income taxes and the sales tax, than in the Obama election. And California is the wave of the future. A March 2011 poll by Moore Information found that Republican economic policies were a stronger turn-off for Hispanic voters in California than Republican positions on illegal immigration. Twenty-nine percent of Hispanic voters were suspicious of the Republican party on class-warfare grounds . . .

  • Posted: 11/08/2012
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Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party

Exit Polling Data Shows Pro-Lifers Failed to Vote Pro-Life

TN: DesJarlais re-elected despite abortion revelations

Presidential Preferences of George Mason Law Students

Pope, Cardinal Dolan urge Obama to respect life and religious freedom

Voters retain all AZ judges

Win Offers President Time to Shape Court | Jess Bravin at WSJ

“States’ Votes for Gay Marriage Are Timely, With Justices Ready to Weigh Cases” | Adam Liptak at NYT

Analysis of Tuesday’s Results By Religion of Voters

Obam won minority voters: Hispanics 71%, Blacks 93%, Asians 73%

Youth Vote: Obama 60%, Romney 37%

Allen West Demands a Recount

Buddhist, Hindu Make History With Elections To Congress

Three Ways of Explaining Defeat | Victor David Hanson

La County Voters Mandate Condom Use On Porn Sets

“How gay marriage won at the polls” | Nathaniel Frank at the Daily Herald (AP)

    Nathaniel Frank at the Daily Herald (AP): After the losses in Maine in 2009 and California a year earlier, LGBT advocates knew they needed to craft an effective response to Schubert’s false message that gay equality harms kids. Enter Freedom To Marry. The umbrella group was founded in 2003 by the civil rights lawyer Evan Wolfson, who has consistently preached about winning hearts and minds in between elections rather than in the frenzied lead-up to them. While gay groups had spent millions of dollars on public opinion research before and after the Prop 8 loss in California, no one had ever stopped to pull it all together . . . Frank, author of “Unfriendly Fire” and a visiting scholar at Columbia’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, is writing a book called “The Anti-Gay Mind.”

  • Posted: 11/07/2012
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“RI gay marriage supporters win in election”

GOP Women And Abortion Dismissal Was A ‘Strategic Error,’ Conservatives Scold

Electoral Maps: Results Indicate Deepening Racial Divide Among Voters

California Voters: Please Tax Us – Prop 30 $6B Tax Hike approved

Global stocks sink on fiscal angst after U.S. vote

Ohio Supreme Court: 2 incumbent justices sent packing by voters

Michele Bachmann Squeaks By In Minnesota

Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state

Democrats Expand Senate Grip But Fail To Win House

Washington: McCloud wins state Supreme Court seat; foils Sanders’ comeback bid

Republicans stayed home: Romney gets fewer votes than McCain got

MA voters reject doctor-prescribed death | Alliance Defending Freedom

MT voters approve parental consent law | Alliance Defending Freedom

Election Results

Democrats retain control of the Senate

Election 2012: Incumbents defeated

Alabama: Roy Moore wins chief justice race

3 Florida justices win retention bids

MO: McCaskill beats Akin

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Gronstal retains seat