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Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP

birdfighter Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:34 AM
I always wonder why they "feel" the way they do. I mean, you have to be somewhat self-aware of your feelings, or else you are on the level of a reptile. So what I'm wondering is their self-approval of their self-awareness of their feelings--where do they get that self-approval?

Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.

In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans."

Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing of...