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Civic Illiteracy Won the White House for Obama

Bonsall Billy Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:50 PM
It is idiotic ideas like this that allowed Obama to fool enough people to get re-elected, and what will end up allowing the country to go bankrupt if we don't find a way to change course. By the way, slowing the growth in spending is not the same as "catastrophic cuts".
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.