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Why Conservatives Should Cheer Up

arpiem Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:23 PM
The problem is that the 2010 elections were meaningful to conservatives, but not to the established GOP idiots. Most of us didn't want Romney, as we didn't want Dole or McCain, because all three are liberals. Yes, I voted for them, because the alternative was worse, and when we got the alternative it was worse. Still, the people who refused to vote for them on "principle" lost just as much as the rest of us.
Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:04 PM
Yes, but the Paulists were not looking for improvements. They want(ed) a crash, so they could proclaim, "We told you so! You should have voted for Paul!"

"Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can't always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges.

We'll see whether James Carville's and Stan Greenberg's words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War.

Meanwhile, as everyone...