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Year in Review: The Political Highs and Lows of 2012

D G Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:48 AM
2012 was a bad year. USA lost the presidential election. Freeloaders won.
BK24 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:12 AM
That's 20th-Century thinking. Try this rephrase:

Productive workers lost the presidential election. USA won.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:12 AM
Statistics do not bear that out, buddy. What won is the fact that economic costs are accounted for, not simply pushed away to the broader community. What also won is that the job-destroyers--formerly, in better times, job creators, and in any event, neither job creators or job destroyers, but self-interested parties looking to preserve and possibly grow family wealth--will now have to bear some of the cost of recovery. We bailed out the creditors and the savers. Now it is time to help the debtors and unemployed.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:45 AM
What do you mean when you say accounted for?
katepatate Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 7:47 PM
You have no idea what a job creator is and you refuse to acknowledge there are people who vote only to get free stuff. Obama's base is full of those types.

Suddenly, 2013 is upon us.  New year, similar issues, familiar players.  But before we set our sights on the battles and controversies to come, let's cast our gaze backwards to the year that was.  2012 promised to be a politically consequential year, and it lived up to its billing, albeit with generally disappointing outcomes from a conservative perspective.  The following is my personal take on the most significant political peaks and valleys from the past calendar year.  Let's begin with the good stuff:

(3) Mitt Romney selects Paul Ryan as his running mate. Many conservatives viewed Mitt Romney's presidential...