Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of November 8, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11 am.



1. The Great Escape with 790AM KFYO & 1340 The FAN

On Thursday and Friday this week, I will be broadcasting from Red River, NM in the mornings here on KFYO. Ryan Hyatt of the Williams and Hyatt Show will broadcast his show from here as well the next two day. Our friends at Lifts West in Red River are hosting us and later this month you will get a chance to win a trip to Red River.

So why head to the mountains? Well, we all need to escape every now and then and Red River isn't a bad place to relax and clear one's mind.

Of course I will still talk politics and take your calls over the election and other key issues you care about the rest of the week. The only thing that really changes is the backdrop of the studio. You gotta love the mountain air!

2. Tone of Ted Cruz (link)

Ted Cruz has a certain style. It's a defiant tone that many like and some don't. If you are looking for him to change anytime soon, I've got bad news for you.

A rigid, even angry tone fueled Ted Cruz’s rise from virtual unknown to senator-elect, helping him become a national tea party sensation by pledging to beat back government and choke off federal spending no matter what.

Now the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the Senate is vowing that unless President Barack Obama takes America in a new direction, he will fight the White House at every turn.

If Obama “means what he says on the campaign trail, if he is interested in working to bring people together to reduce the deficit and get people working, then I will work with him,” Cruz said Tuesday in a victory speech. “But if he is re-elected and intends on continuing down this same path, then I will spend every waking moment to lead the fight to stop it.”

Such pronouncements helped the former state solicitor general rise from the longest of long shots to become one of the few Hispanics elected to the Senate. At the start of the primary season, he was polling in the single digits, far behind Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a formidable rival who was backed by the mainstream GOP, had overseen the state Senate since 2003 and poured more than $20 million of his vast personal fortune into his campaign.

I didn't vote for Ted Cruz so he'd go to Washington to play nice with everyone. I voted for Cruz because he seems tough and ready to defend his ideals. Is it a mean or angry attitude? I don't think so.

3. Race and Politics  (link)

According to the National Review, President Obama didn't do well among white voters. 72% of voters are white, but according to the story only 39% of white voters casted their ballots for Obama.

Obama managed to win again, despite securing only 39 percent of white voters--who still represent the nation's largest voting bloc at 72 percent.

Poll after poll indicated the issue atop all voters mind this election season was the still-weak economy, a color-blind issue affecting nearly everyone.

However, analysis of voter data shows that the racial divide that dominated much of the race in 2008 is getting wider. Obama failed to capture the majority of the white vote in many of the nation's states--even the ones that traditionally bleed blue--and endured a 4-point drop among white votes over 2008.

Based on racial exit-poll data available from select states, Obama would have definitively lost 12 states to Republican nominee Mitt Romney if only white voters mattered. Add another three possible toss-up states and that's a full 242 possible electoral votes that Obama would not have.

So what? Is the writer wanting us to believe that this was a race thing for the white people who voted against Obama? Only 39% of white voters backed Obama? Any figures on how many blacks backed Romney?

4. Protest and Rumors of a Riot (link)

This is just stupid. I don't like that Obama was re-elected, but it's no reason to make yourself look like an idiot.

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.

Protest on campus if you want. Throwing out racial slurs and trying to riot does nothing but make you look like a food.

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