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Civic Illiteracy Won the White House for Obama

Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:51 PM
Only let property owners or people who pay income taxes vote. Everyone who has a say in this decision should have a stake in it.
It was only 7:15 last Tuesday evening when my daughter, who works in conservative journalism, texted me to say the election was lost. For a painful four hours, I watched the results confirm her early analysis. When it was clear the president would be re-elected and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had lost, I took an over-the-counter sleep aid and went to bed.

On Wednesday, I began a weeklong home improvement bender, drowning my sorrows in a five-gallon bucket of latex paint the color of vanilla creme. But there was no painting over my pessimism about the future.

I...