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From FOX:

The Obama/Biden lawn sign remains proudly planted in front of Melowese Richardson’s Cincinnati home, three months after the presidential election.

It seems that President Obama has an especially ardent supporter in the veteran Ohio poll worker.

Richardson told a local television station this month that she voted twice for Obama last November. She cast an absentee ballot and then voted at the polls as well.

“Yes, I voted twice,” Richardson told WCPO-TV. “I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted. I voted at the polls.”

But there’s no voter fraud.

Authorities also are investigating if she voted in the names of four other people, too, for a total of six votes in the 2012 presidential election.

“I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States,” Richardson vowed when asked about the voter fraud investigation that is now under way.

Richardson is one of 19 people suspected of illegal voting by the Hamilton County Board of Elections in the last election.

Nope, no voter fraud there.

Also note that she says she’ll fight for “Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States”.  It’s his “right” to rule you, no matter how many laws are broken to put him there – and she’ll make sure that he gets his “right” to be your president – no matter how many times she has to vote to make it happen.  It’s his right to be your leader.

Barack Obama

May as well finish this title with “part 1 of many”, but it’s interesting to see how panic/prep buying has showed up in the last week.

From ZeroHedge:

 

This isn’t really a surprise, especially after Obama saying he wanted a new scary-looking gun ban during the second debate with Mitt Romney.

Anecdotally, sales were skyrocketing.  Across the internet, different gun boards and forums were reporting massive sales from different distributors the day of the election and the morning after.  The reason things aren’t as bad as 2008 is that the gun and ammo industry in the last four years has been massively expanding its production.  Supply is way up.  Years have been “good” for them based on fears of government crackdowns on citizen freedom, as well as actually good from expansions of shooting sports and expansions of self-defense interests by a broader customer base, as well as the return of US troops from combat zones, many of whom would like to have their old rifle back (or as close as they can get to it).  There are a myriad of new folks interested in guns, especially women (there are even gun stores for women now, which was something I’d been thinking of doing for years… but it’s actually kinda cool to be beat to that punch).

Now that we have a lame-duck president who’s anti-gun, he really has few obstacles to restrictions.  Congress might be a roadblock, but as we’ve seen with regulations and agencies that exist outside of congress’ control, there are plenty of ways he or his minions who share the same anti-rights fervor can start restricting the citizen’s ability to defend themselves against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Folks are taking the Brain Gremlin’s investment advice seriously.

Alfonso Rachel is a very, very sharp guy.

Can we have Colonel Allen West in 2016, please?

He may not be busy, depending on how many extra votes the Democrats find.

From Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge:

Trish Regan and Adam Johnson do their best to hold themselves together in this sublime rant by ‘Gloom, Boom & Doom’s Marc Faber on Bloomberg TV as he sees Obama’s re-election as “very negative for the economy”. From his view that the market should be down at least 20% – and maybe 50%, to the implied ignorance of both of the candidates, he believes fervently that the “standards of living of people in the western hemisphere will continue to decline.” Faber views Obama’s re-election as one of many unintended consequences of market manipulation (since Democrat attacks on the wealthy were ‘enabled’ by their profiteering from Bernanke’s money printing) and sees the need to protect one’s assets “with a gun, a machine gun... or perhaps a tank.” He concludes with a stunner as he exclaims his view doubting Obama will make it through the whole four-year term because “there will be so many scandals” since “there is so much smoke, there must be some fire!”

Video at Zero Hedge.

But it’s basically the same advice the Brain Gremlin gave back in Gremlins 2.

The good news is Walmart has been carrying ARs for a while now.

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In other news, the DOW, NASDAQ and other markets are sliding, precious metals spiked a bit last night on international markets when his reelection was announced, and anecdotally, my job is hitting us with a pay cut across the board of about 25%.

I’d be mad, but I’ve been expecting hard times for years so I’m not really surprised, and I’ve planned ahead; and I feel really sorry for the poor defense industry workers who are about to get pink slips for Christmas, and had the Obama administration offer to pay their companies’ legal fees for violating the law and not informing them ahead of time… ‘cuz, y’know, they might not have voted for Obama if they knew he was firing them.

Update: Graphics and data from Zero Hedge on how bad the markets really did react.

2012 Presidential Election

Posted: November 7, 2012 by ShortTimer in 2012 Campaign

Nuts.

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Okay, complaining over.  The presidential election isn’t everything.  We’ve still got good people in Congress, and some states’ legislatures have improved.

The presidential race looks like it’s going to be a popular vote win for Romney, and an electoral vote win for Obama (at least as of right now), but there’s going to be some legal wrangling and recounts unless Romney concedes.

As anyone who’s followed The Patriot Perspective for more than a day knows, Operation Gunwalker/Fast and Furious are very, very important issues.  Two of the key congressmen involved in the House Oversight and Reform Committee are Jason Chaffetz and Trey Gowdy, and both are staunch advocates for facts, pushing for the whole story of gunwalker and for accountability for the DOJ and ATF and the criminal operation they were running.

So the good news, if the preliminary reports of Obama winning re-election are right, is at least that Chaffetz and Gowdy have both won their respective districts.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

After relatively quiet campaigns, Republican Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz appeared headed toward big wins in their races Tuesday.

Both were ahead in early unofficial returns, and both were projected as winners by the Utah Colleges Exit Poll.

And from AP State News on The Item:

The GOP’s Trey Gowdy has easily won a second term in South Carolina’s strongly Republican 4th District in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

With about a third of precincts reporting, Gowdy had about 65 percent of votes cast in the three-way contest that included Democrat Deb Marrow and Green Party candidate Jeff Sumerel.

The long march towards accountability in the Gunwalker/Fast and Furious case goes on.

Last Friday, Obama spoke in front of a crowd in Ohio.  In one of the few non-teleprompter unscripted moments, he had this to say:

Obama made the remark at a Friday rally after supporters booed Romney. “No, no, no. Don’t boo. Vote,” Obama told a crowd in Springfield, Ohio. “Voting is the best revenge.”

Let’s read that one more time.

VOTING IS THE BEST REVENGE.

Romney responded on Saturday by not just sounding, but being presidential:

“Vote for revenge? Let me tell you: Vote for love of country,” Romney said to cheers.

There was plenty of talk from Obama later trying to cover for his statements, including accusing Romney of making attacks based on Jeep’s threats to move to China.  Thing is, no one was discussing that when the revenge comment was made.

But a transcript posted on the White House shows that Obama was not speaking in the context of Romney’s controversial ads about Chrysler, bailed out by the U.S. government, adding production of Jeeps in China.

Obama has (sic) not mentioned the Jeep issue when he talked about ‘revenge’. Rather, he had spoken about Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. economy, national security and Clinton’s record.

Jonah Goldberg at NRO notes that it’s a very strange, narcissitic, bizarre thing to say.

I’m not so sure that it’s that bizarre.  In the context of an anti-colonialist who believes his life is a struggle against phantom oppressors, reliving the dreams of his father – an anti-colonialist anti-western communist radical, it’s not so strange.  If you see him as an angry street agitator, furious at the perceived oppression, viewing the success of anyone as a strike against him in his zero-sum game mentality, then yes, he really does want revenge against Romney.  He wants revenge for everything Romney stands for, much like he wants revenge against America for everything he thinks they did to “his people”, the same varying, fluctuating masses that every leftist claims to want to avenge (though the leftist keeps them down to perpetuate their own existence).  You can see it in who he identifies himself with, who he learned from, and who he allies with.

It’s actually quite sad.