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Analysis: Four More Years

bassist33 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:53 PM
This is such a BS argument. The only time Republicans don't advocate for government control is when it's something that they don't agree with. You want government to decide who can or can not get married. You want government to tell people what to do with their bodies. You want government to be held responsible for every issue our country faces while simultaneously tying the government's hands when it comes to having any real control to fix those problems. Where is the dissonance? Your party needs to do some real soul-searching. You've become the party of extreme ideologies. You're going the way of the dinosaurs. You think the latino vote was big this year? Wait until the next election and every election after that. Get it together!

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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