Monday, November 12, 2012

Reflections on Elections

Why Obama Won

The young voters who celebrated Obama's victory don't know that they are voting against their own interest, because although many may have advanced degrees, they are substantially uneducated.

By Gary Aminoff, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County

The GOP's Epic Senate Fail

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, lead by establishment Republicans hostile to the grassroots and to the Tea Party, promoted a slate of mediocre candidates.

By Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal

Economy: Post-Election Firings and Layoffs Surge

The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking.

By Michael Snyder for Market Daily News

What Does the Election Mean for Obamacare?

The bad news is that many of the health care law’s serious effects were delayed until after the election. Ten of its 18 new tax hikes have yet to kick in. And there is still so much about the law that we don’t even know.

By Nina Owcharenko for The Heritage Foundation

Business Rejects Obamacare Elections, as it is often said, have consequences. As a result of the president’s reelection, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will be fully implemented. Unsurprisingly, several businesses are looking for ways to avoid the costs associated with the law. Just as unsurprisingly, American leftists consider such efforts to keep one’s business profitable–or solvent–unseemly.

By Arnold Ahlert for Front Page Magazine

The Meaning of Yesterday's Defeat

America is a deeply divided country with a center-left plurality. This plurality includes a vast number of citizens who describe themselves as moderates, but whose views on the issues are identical or similar to those that have historically been deemed liberal.

By John Hinderaker for Powerline Blog

¡Estimados Republicanos!

The GOP's immigration and Hispanic debacles.

The Wall Street Journal Review & Outlook

Vote Data Show Changing Nation

President Barack Obama's election victory exposed tectonic demographic shifts in American society that are reordering the U.S. political landscape.

The 2012 presidential election likely will be remembered as marking the end of long-standing coalitions, as voters regroup in cultural, ethnic and economic patterns that challenge both parties—but especially Republicans.

By Neil King Jr.

The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

Mitt Romney won the primaries because he was electable. But, as it turned out, he really wasn’t electable after all. Not when the chief criteria of electability is having no opinion, no point of view and no reason to run for office except to win. Not when the chief criteria of being a Republican presidential nominee is being able to convince people that you’re hardly a Republican at all.

By Daniel Greenfield

After Election, GOP Openness to Immigration

The need to overhaul immigration laws has emerged as a rare area of agreement among leaders in both parties. The president wants to reward one of the voting blocs that helped him secure a second term, and Republicans are eager to make inroads with a constituency that seems to be moving away from them.

By Patrick O'Connor for the Wall Street Journal