I was shocked that Obama won this election. I give a lot of credit to the boot-licking mainstream media, which has taken orders from the White House the last four years. It's a scandal.
LOL Still banging the "blame the media" drum. Blame your party for being behind the times and change that is occurring to this country's demographics. In 20 years, white people will be the largest minority!
Still, it's a humiliating loss for the Republican Party, which needs to communicate the greatness of conservatism to Latinos, women, blacks. The effort needs to be much better. Having a dynamic, conservative presidential candidate is a must. Romney was all over the place in this campaign, and his "move to the center" in the last couple weeks of the campaign was blatant pandering. It's not to be respected, and people see right through it. The solution is not to move to the center. Move to the right, especially on fiscal issues.
The solution is absolutely to move to the center, which is what the majority of pundits (including prominent conservatives) are saying post-election. Why don't you hard right automatons get this? Don't just look at the presidential race, look at house and senate races where hard right conservatism was smoked all around! The Tea Party took an absolute beating on Tuesday night. You throw Dick Lugar out in Indiana during the primaries who is/was the definition of a moderate for a Tea Party loon and a Democrat wins a traditionally red seat. Romney portrayed himself as a center-right candidate during the first debate and thats when he finally came alive in the polls. George W. Bush ran as a center-right candidate and won, albeit by the skin of his teeth. Far right and far left candidates do-not-win
national elections. It may be enough to win a House seat in some random district, or maybe a senate seat depending on the political temperature at that time, but this has been proven over and over again since Goldwater that hard right won't win and if they do win, they get slammed shortly thereafter. The leading names already being thrown about for '16 are Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, NEITHER of which are "true" conservatives. Whatever the fvck that means.
The more the demographics change, the more left this country is going to go. Its exactly
what happened in Western Europe in the 80s and 90s. White Conservatives are an aging breed. This election had a higher turnout of young voters and minorities than last time and its far more likely to keep trending in that direction than not. Something like 5000 Latinos turn 18 every month in this country and putting up Marco Rubio isn't going to win it for you. Its stunning that the GOP hasn't crested 40% in California in the last 2 elections.
the full implementation of Obamacare will sink us, and the debt will rise and rise. God help us if it all comes crashing down.
When it doesn't, will you admit you were wrong?
Obama and Harry Reid's olive branch after the election was such a crock after the dirty campaign that they ran. The Bain Capital ads that attacked Romney's character, Reid's unfounded accusation of Romney being a tax cheat ... those two can go fvck themselves. I have never seen anything like it. It made swiftboating look like a sea cruise.
And John Boehner's isn't? And Mitch McConnell's isn't? Karl Rove and Sheldon Adelson are bastions of integrity to you? Have you seen the Ohio Jeep ad that basically sunk Romney there in the last 2 weeks and how they got basically told off for blatantly lying about what they were presenting? They can ALL go fvck themselves. I still don't get where the right was in respect to Romney's taxes. All presidential candidates release tax returns dating back decades. Ryan released something like 10-15 years of them, yet Romney DIDNT. Its a known fact that he has offshore holdings and while there is nothing illegal about that, his refusal to be honest about them was galling. If it was the Democrat who was pulling that same stuff, it'd have been hammered to death.
And again as I stated during the primaries, Santorum would've been obliterated in this election. Obama would've gained close to if not more than 400 EV's. I find it absolutely hilarious that Romney did not win anywhere he has roots and fared worse than McCain in many respects and only minimally improved on McCain overall by the time it was over.