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Democrats Are the Silent Majority -- For Now

Jack42 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:48 AM
I agree. Those who voted for Obama will pay a much higher price in the years to come. Those with brains will always do better in difficult times. I think of this election as nothing so much as a national intelligence test, and those that voted for Obama (or any Democrat this year) failed yet again. People like me will do just fine. I'm tried of trying to help idiots.
Don't get too depressed, Republicans; the national decline will be divvied up justly. After all, in a liberal nation, there is no higher calling than fairness.

And a liberal nation it is. The electorate is complicated, and factors of culture and geography can dictate party identification more than any specific policy. And yes, the Republicans rolled out some ghastly candidates. But that shouldn't fool anyone; there's been a fundamental shift in how Americans view government's role in society, and the GOP is losing the argument.

There was no theoretical hope peddling this time around. There was a record. And Barack Obama also promised...