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AVCurmudgeon Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:55 AM
All this is well and good, but having talked with several libs I know who voted Obama, issues did not mean much to them. Ask about the fiscal cliff, they never heard of it. Nor the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and the others at Benghazi. Nor the coming tax jolt. Nothing. Essentially, they voted for a mirage; issues did not really matter and to the extent the economy mattered, it was still Bush's fault (though none could say what Bush had done in his term to create what we've experienced in the last 4 years. I am an independent conservative who voted for Romney in the general election because he is who the GOP ringmasters gave us, and defeating Obama was the main thing. That said, this election was a victory for charisma over substance.
Illbay Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:15 AM
This is exactly my experience. When you ask Leftards WHY the voted for Obama their answers break down quite simply into these categories:

1) He's black.

2) He's cool - Jay-Z performs at his campaign functions.

3) Romney is rich and rich is evil.

4) I got a free phone.

The MAJORITY of those who voted are getting what they voted for. Unfortunately so are the rest of us. "When in the course of human events" time. If only someone SERIOUS would stand up and take the lead on it.
Bran13 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:16 AM
Amen. And hasn't that been the direction for some time now?
latebloomer Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:44 PM
No surprise there- modern liberalism is the embodiment of style over substance. What else could you possibly get from people who turn the word "optics" into a verb in order to use it as a euphemism for "appearances"?
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...