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Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

Benga Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:59 AM
1. It is a common misconception, but the Left doesn't hate the rich. What we hate is the system by which the rich wield undue influence over our politicians, in order to rig the rules for privatized gain and socialized risk at the top. We don't believe this represents the ideals of Capitalism or democracy. Politicians will always listen to who pays them the most (for campaigns, kickbacks or future job prospects), and we feel that either they can work for the rich, or we can change the system and have them work for the non-rich majority, and thus for the public good. I don't think any rich person is by definition evil, but if their "speech" (money) drowns out mine and produces policies I think hinder the country, I have to view those
In the aftermath of the reelection of the worst president since James Buchanan, the question must be asked. Clearly, the Republican Party is on the downswing. But why?

There are two easy answers. Neither of them is correct. The first answer is advanced by proponents of liberalism. They say that the 2012 election was an ideological election, the seminal, long-awaited decision of the American public to fully embrace their inner socialists. This argument posits that Mitt Romney was an extreme conservative, Barack Obama was an extreme liberal, and the American people cast their lot with the liberal.

That argument is incorrect. As...