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Why Conservatives Should Cheer Up

Joseph1790 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:29 AM
The economy, GDP, national debt , unemployment, took a backseat to birth control, abortion and the Polar Bear. Unless we have an immediate crisis that people can easily attribute to economics, I'm afraid the results will be the same.

"Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can't always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges.

We'll see whether James Carville's and Stan Greenberg's words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War.

Meanwhile, as everyone...