November 7, 2012 at 5:00 am / by

About Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie recei… More

At this moment I am at an election party at one of the most beautiful homes I’ve ever been in.  I’m sitting outside next to a fountain with a view of all of Los Angeles behind me–but instead of talking to people and trying to be “pleasant”, I’m on my computer, prepping election articles for PolitiChicks and trying to find ways to stay optimistic and positive for my Facebook and Twitter friends. People stopped trying to talk to me long ago anyway, and anyone who doesn’t know me has probably written me off as a total nerd.

Unfortunately it’s not a happy, joyful party for any of us tonight.  What started as a hopeful evening has become quiet, pensive, and strange.  People are huddled in groups, commiserating, trying to figure out what went wrong.   I have personally eaten a dozen or so cookies and plan to eat more.

So what do we do next?

We do what my family did growing up in Texas during hurricane or tornado seasons:  we batten down the hatches.  We expect the best and prepare for the worst. We look at what’s happened on the East Coast with Hurricane Sandy; when faced with starvation, even the most “cosmopolitan” people in America will dive into dumpsters for food.

Bottom line, Conservative Americans are very intelligent, resilient people; we know what we’ve got to do to survive.  We know about stocking up, protecting our family, our homes and our property. Yes, tonight was rough—but tomorrow will be better, and together, we will carry on.






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Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award. Ann-Marie writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall, Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more. Ann-Marie is often a guest speaker at rallies across the US and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, including a 2013 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show in which she represented the conservative viewpoint. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television shows, including Fox News, BlazeTV, the Dennis Prager Show, the Janine Turner Show and she is a regular commentator and guest host on One America’s Rick Amato Show, Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang and the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer. Ann-Marie is one of the go-to conservative reporters in Los Angeles and has covered multiple political events throughout the United States. Ann-Marie has conducted hundreds of interviews with conservative leaders including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and she was one of the last reporters to interview the late Andrew Breitbart. Ann-Marie speaks at various Conservative rallies and 2nd Amendment events across the country, from California to Texas and many cities in between, and was the exclusive reporter for the David Horowitz Freedom Center West Coast retreat. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter (@PolitichickAM). (@PolitichickAM).

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  1. brianjconway says:

    Good article Ann-Marie. God help America now!

  2. Bob Marshall says:

    Those who have read both of Obama’s book as well as THE ROOTS of OBAMA’S RAGE knew what was in store for America if he was elected as president in 2008. Now, his plans for a Socialist America will continue. He will be able to appoint new members to the Supreme Court to further dismantle our present Constitution. Obama said what we need is a more “progressive living” constitution. Holder, Sunstein and Soros have all agreed. how many have forgotten that bush said the Constitution was just a G_d__m piece of paper. Obama stated that the present Constitution was out of date for the times. He has ignored our Constitution over sixteen times. He will continue to use executive orders to bring America down. The rest of the world must be shaking their heads this morning and wondering how can so many voters be so ignorant? Israel has been betrayed as well by the majority of American voters.

    • I agree, Bob. Mostly this morning I have a giant question mark hanging over my head, a mixture of confusion & disgust. But I strongly believe God is with us & has given us continual signs that WE are on the right path. Gotta stay on course and fight on. Blessings–

      • RJTGBG says:

        If God was really with us why oh why did he abandon us

        • Who said He has abandoned us? More like we as a nation have abandoned Him. Sometimes we are presented with seemingly insurmountable odds but He will never give us anything we cannot handle. A tough battle was fought and lost last night but the war is hardly over. Time to take a step back, reexamine the situation and attack it from a different angle.

          • Right, Matt. When we’re faced with a democrat party that literally tries to vote Him OUT of their platform, that should tell us the type of “people” we’re dealing with & it should also make us realize what type of battle this is going to be.

        • MyTwentySense says:

          Because we have turned away from Him, and have not “learned” our lesson. As a nation we had a choice. And,I truly believe that this path was chosen to “learn” that lesson. It will take us to the same place, however, we will all need to encounter our “tribulations.”

    • Bob, you may correct me with a reference, cite and page, but I do not recall Mr. Bush, a decent and patriotic American, ever made such a remark about the Constitution. Other than that, your remarks were quite fitting.

  3. RJTGBG says:

    Load your guns and protect your property!

  4. Well said, Babe, and hatches are being battened down here and many other places where people feel as you do. You have done the very best and most inspirational work that I have seen anyone do in this time period. You have rallied ’round the flag and built almost single handedly, a movement that was built without entitlement and handouts. Now we shall see that ‘we have sown the wind, and will reap the whirlwind’ really means to those who will eventually have to be thrown to the wolves when the scraps are all gone. You are wonderwoman and moses wrapped together, and I leave that to you to determine what I mean, as it has nothing to do with age, but character. We love you beyond words, and Lisa is concerned for you as well. Give her a shout when you can. My hopes for things to improve in America may have to be jolted back into working order, and we shall see how it goes.

  5. John V. Rigdon says:

    No NERD can do this. Only a Patriot and their unconditional love for a Great Nation! Yes, there was a battle lost. That is when a short retreat is called for. Rest, re-arm and prepare. The war is not over.

    Thank you Ann-Marie for your strength and energy for those of us who depend on you. You are an inspiration for everyone that also has a dream for our Nation. Soon there will be the next battle. Know that we love your resolve and will be there to help. And take the “-Stars” down! For some reason, mine only shows negative stars. :(

  6. sabrina wheeler says:

    Thank you for all that you’ve done Ann-Marie. We appreciate your insight and know that this too shall pass. Our work has just begun and we all need each other for inspiration and commitment to carry on. God Bless America! We shall not stand down to defeat.

  7. I was looking at this in 2009, it may be time to revisit

  8. Jonathan says:

    Wow, just because you’re literate doesn’t mean you should write.

    The war analogies I see used here are creepy; women’s cry about the war on them is real, and it’s from folks like you.

    You are disgusting, and you and your ilk should be prepared to get out of the way. You can’t stop progress, and progress is what we’re seeing. No more time to listen to racists and classists.

  9. Rich Knoch says:

    Allen West needs our support in Florida . . . . immediately . . . .

  10. Tina Drake says:

    If you are a “nerd” then so are many of us. There is nothing nerdy about loving our country. Well said my friend.

  11. PLANETJ says:

    I know what you are feeling Ann-Marie. I feel like someone smacked me in the stomach with a 2 X 4 and then stood there and laughed about it. The empty feeling is still with me but life will go on and I will handle it. Conservatives do not give up and throw in the towel ever. To use a Texas term, we will pull ourselves up by our boot straps and soldier on. There may come a time when we all must say enough is enough and take a more solid stand then we have done thus far. I am afraid that that time will come some time during the next four long hard years. Hang in there because there is no better alternative right now.

  12. Bob Marshall says:

    You are not a nerd. Neither are you a loyalist but you are a patriot.The majority of the nation chose to be loyal to the president. I chose to be loyal to my country. Norah Webster, The (father of Education) “If we vote an immoral man into office we are a traitor to our country.”

  13. Brenda Morris says:

    I see you in this pic Ann-Marie, and my heart goes out to you because I was on the other Coast in tears. But we are back, we are strong, we have truth on our side!

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