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Analysis: Four More Years

Anonymous19003 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:55 PM
This is no longer a free nation just a socialist country like russia with a bunch of self rightous corrupt dictators and a bunch of peasants. Last I Iooked we have fallen to like number 18 on the list and falling. What a mess we are leaving our kids with.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:00 PM
Anonymous: Perhaps its time to dissolve the Republic which no longer serves a large per-
centage of the populace, as it only seeks to punish those who are successful & prosperous
& reward those who choose to sit back & live on the "sweat equity" of others.

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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