Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yes, Obama Won.

Now is when the Republican party will try to tear itself apart looking for why things went the way they did in the election.  They will have to pony up to their mega-donors.  They will look at every nook and cranny trying to figure out why their "internal polling" was so off base.  It's not that hard to see what went wrong... really.

The R's could start by getting real and realize they have attracted the largest block of bigots in the country. They could realize that lying to everyone on every issue is a bad idea. They could figure out that the country is not conservative and will push back when shoved. They might realize that preaching hatred and being anti-everything is just plain stupid. Anti: education, union, LGBT, women, Latino, Asian, Black, Medicare/caid, Social Security, Small Business, Obamacare... (very long list to follow) is no way to build support. One of their biggest problems is having spokespersons like Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sean Hannity... and the like is toxic. They might come to realize that they have developed a new code language of disparaging America and that gets the attention of everyone. Many R's have said to me lately that they are embarrassed by what the party has become and are open to discussing Democratic ideas going forward. Several I know voted Dem this time because of that embarrassment.

We will see what level of realization the R's can actually get to but in the mean time their self inspection brings nothing but vitriol to the surface. They may just implode in the process and cease to exist as a party.

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