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  1. PaigeMJ says:

    Woo hoo! Break a leg, Tammy! When you’re on Laura’s show my technologically-challeged father can hear you. Say hi to Dad!

    That pic of Laura is awfully sultry…

  2. sourkraut says:

    Great! Will set my alarm for 6am PST. Will there be a Tam Briefing Tonight? 11/8
    /12?

  3. GarboSpeaks says:

    Oh now I’m really depressed after reading the article on Breitbart about the failure of the Romney GOTV on election day because of their failed system Orca.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/08/Orca-How-the-Romney-Campaign-Suppressed-Its-Own-Vote

    What? What? You can’t be serious!!!!!

    Romney would have won if not for some stupid computer software???!!!

    I really hope that article is not entirely accurate for the sake of my sanity!

    I hope he lost because of messaging, or the policy issues, or even the biased MSM, or heck, even Sandy!

    To lose because your team used some ineffective software system for GOTV really SUCKS!

    Apparently Romney was “shellshocked”. They really thought they were going to win. So did I.

    Ann Romney cried. Paul Ryan was shocked. Janna Ryan cried softly.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57547239/adviser-romney-shellshocked-by-loss

    Now I want to cry too. No actually, I don’t.

    I want to throw something at someone!

    Man oh man. Please tell me this is not true about Orca!

  4. geezer says:

    I’m a little disappointed to read that the Romney campaign would try to implement a clandestine technology which bugs the polling places to secretly eavesdrop on the people showing up to vote; employing a conspiracy of poll watchers who are charged with keeping shenanigans out of the polling places to install a software app on their cell phones that listens to unsuspecting voters identifying themselves, uses voice recognition to capture and secretly pass their names to a central data server, and uses that data to scramble GOTV teams.

    “Project Orca was supposed to enable poll watchers to record voter names on their smartphones, by listening for names as voters checked in. This would give the campaign real-time turnout data, so they could redirect GOTV resources throughout the day where it was most needed. They recruited 37,000 swing state volunteers for this.”

    And these are the “good guys” I voted for? Anybody else think this is kind of slimy?

    If partisan election officers wanted to periodically pull copies of the precinct voter logs while the polls are open and phone them back to campaign HQ for GOTV followup, would this be allowed?

    I honestly don’t know, maybe it’s all public record. But it seems like a violation of a sacred polling place.

    Maybe it’s time to ban poll workers from taking cell phones inside of voting places.

    I wonder how the poll watchers felt about being asked to use their own cell phones to electronically eavesdrop on their fellow citizens?

    • Chuck says:

      The campaigns have lists of registered voters with party affiliations. If a person comes in to vote and they (the poll watchers) know their name, the campaign can check their list and see whether the person is on their party list. In that way, they know who is coming to vote (R or D) and direct resources to get those people that haven’t voted to show up in the voting booth. They don’t know how they voted — they only know who showed up to vote. There’s nothing wrong with that, and both parties do it. That’s how both parties mobilize people for the GOTV effort. I don’t know if the Democrats used software to automate some of this, but they were infinitely better at this than the Republicans.

      • geezer says:

        Chuck, thanks for the explanation. Everything you said makes sense. Software to automate keeping track of lists of people sounds smart, too.

        It still kind of creeps me out that this orca tool collects its data by listening to people say their own names when they check in at the table. Maybe I’m watching too much Mr. Finch on Thursday nights. :)

      • geezer says:

        … and after reading a different article, I don’t think it was voice recognition software, just a web based app with a list to click on when a poll watcher heard a name. Chuck you already knew that, but you posted a gracious and informative reply anyways, thanks for being kind to a geezer.

      • GarboSpeaks says:

        That’s correct.

        The Obama team used the more old fashioned way called “strike list”, which all campaigns had used in the past. It’s more a pencil and paper approach.

        The Romney camp tried to be more technologically “savvy” this time, and it backfired on them. The system was not beta tested. They should have used more money to rent vans to bus people to the polling places the old fashioned way instead.

        Team Obama was better at GOTV. But perhaps it shouldn’t have surprised anyone.

        It’s clear now that they had a better strategy to get out the early votes. All that talk on getting “high propensity” vs “low propensity” voters out to vote early ended up being quite silly.

        Just get as many people out to vote early and bag them! Surely they could have done both at the same time.

        Live and learn.

    • larrygeary says:

      Geezer, it was nothing like you think. You can read about it from a participant here: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/334783.php

      The comments have experiences of others involved, but be warned that the comments tend to be, uh “salty”, to put it mildly.

  5. greenlantern2011 says:

    This is the best election response I’ve seen so far:
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1112/ahlert.php3#.UJ0vbM3Ad8F

    • GarboSpeaks says:

      I posted this on another thread below, I’ll repost it here.

      Most people are low information voters.

      The GOP message can’t be “Big Government vs. Small Government”, or ” Handout vs. Handup”. They don’t sound scary. The idea of free stuff sounds great to most people. If you give them that choice, they’ll choose freebies!

      It should be a choice between “Bankruptcy and Prosperity”. Do you want the country to go Bankrupt or Prosper?

      Even Romney’s 5-point plan sounded too complicated.

      That’s why “Hope and Change” was so effective for O. It was a very simple and catchy slogan.

      The GOP needs a new slogan. I know, it has come to this.

      Nevermind 140 characters for Twitter’s, as that article suggests. You can’t have more that 5 words.

      Let’s hope the new generation of young GOP leaders will figure something out.

  6. RuBegonia says:

    AUDIO of the FULL program ➤ http://tinyurl.com/cbxyotx
    ☄☄☄
    AUDIO EXCERPT ➤ Tammy interviews Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers ➤ http://tinyurl.com/dxh7x8w
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  7. n9zf says:

    Great show, Tammy. I was able to tune in and listen between folks visiting my office. Listening to last night’s DTB while I slurp my soup :)

  8. littlefirefly says:

    Tammy, what Boehner said to Di Sawyer is enough to send him packing. He said Ryan was no leader, a policy wonk only. Time for John to go, he is not the right guy for these times. Newer younger blood to deal with “The Rapper”. These leaders McConnell and Boehner are taciturn at best!

  9. Chuck says:

    I had not heard about Hannity’s remarks on immigration until Tammy pointed it out. It is posted in Politico.

    Sean’s buddies need to educate him. After Reagan granted amnesty in 1986, did the GOP Hispanic vote increase? Reagan in 1984 had 37% of the Hispanic vote; Bush in 1988 got 30%: a 7% drop. Second, someone needs to send him Heather Mac Donald’s latest article in NRO: “Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans.” In her analysis of the data, she notes that the majority of Hispanics vote Democrat not because of amnesty, but because they believe that government should provide “a generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation.” Her conclusion is chilling: “The demographic changes set into motion by official and de facto immigration policy favoring low-skilled over high-skilled immigrants mean that a Republican party that purports to stand for small government and free markets faces an uncertain future.”

    We have a big problem in our hands.

  10. GarboSpeaks says:

    It looks like Romney will end up getting more popular votes than McCain did. The votes are still being counted.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-likely-to-win-popular-vote-by-more-than-3

    “When all is said and done President Barack Obama is expected to win 67,924,682 to 63,726,025 for former Governor Mitt Romney. There should be about 133,724,450 total votes cast when the tallies from the smaller candidates are included. This will surpass the record setting total of 131,463,122 from 2008.”

    This actually makes me feel a little bit better.

    McCain got something like 59 million. Romney will end up with about 63 million, that’s 4 million more than 2008.

    Obama had 69 million in 2008, if he ends up with 67-68, then he will have less.

    I think Romney voters were more passionate, and Obama’s were less enthusiastic. But a vote is still a vote, however reluctant.

    Romney did close the gap, unfortunately it wasn’t enough.

    I just wanted to know that our side did everything we could.

  11. tamcat says:

    Thanks RuBegoina for posting the audio for Tammy’s fill in on Laura Ingram Show. I needed a Tammy Bruce Radio Show fix today and this will satisfy me until the Daily Tam Briefing later tonight. I liked the discussion on how the Republicans need to convey their message.

  12. Kimj7157 says:

    Appreciated the George Washington analogy in terms of the recent reaction of the “conservative” establishment in the election aftermath. And “fluently conveying” the authentically CONSERVATIVE message–NOT changing it–is what should be the focus.

    Rogers sounds absolutely terrific. And I hope that the smug, weakling Boehner gets blind-sided when he’s voted down as speaker.

  13. geezee says:

    Heya Tamily! Don’t confuse me with geezer. our screen names similar!

    Tammy was FABBBB on Laura today. I always find she’s a bit less angry and a bit more funny on Laura, totally ok to show her rage & fury at home on tammy radio tho…. i laugh out loud at her, totally hilarious.

    Love the Tamily life, thanks guys!!

  14. wubblephutz says:

    Miss you when you are on Laura, Tammy. Used to subscribe to Laura but just had to go as she started to veer into being a full Republirat and anti Tea Party. Hat tip to Laura for introducing me to you though.

    Why as part of your substituting for Laura are you not also allowed to at least post the podcast of the show for your subscribers? TAMs get less value from our subscriptions when you sub for Laura. I understand that it’s not possible to stream Laura’s show live due to her affiliates rights to that live broadcast, but TAMs could at least get a copy of the mp3 for download.

    • Rob_W says:

      The show can be downloaded from Ru Begonia’s blog.

      First, click on the link in Ru’s above post to get to her blog.

      Here is how it works in Internet Explorer (not sure about the other browsers): Right click on, “CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO” and select “Save target as…”. Then select an easily accessible location on your computer. For example, you can save it with your i-tunes music files so that it will synchronize with ipod, etc.

      Hope I’m not giving away any secrets. :)

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