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Year in Review: The Political Highs and Lows of 2012

June56 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:44 AM
2012 will long be remembered and our children and grandchildren will know that we had an opportunity to get our country back on the right track and instead sat back, stayed home and just allowed it to be be taken down.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:56 AM
No one sat it out. You came out full force and were smeared anyhow. You were smeared because you treated your countrymen, starting with Obama, like bums and they didn't appreciate it. You were smeared because your formerly dominant coalition is no longer dominant. It is no longer dominant because its governing principles are demonstrably false and failed, except to stupid losers who are blinded by ideology to the evidence of the data.
katepatate Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 7:45 PM
No, you are wrong. Millions of conservatives did stay home because they refused to vote once again for the lesser of two evils. Unfortunately, the most evil won because of it and they are partly to blame. The next election will see a complete turn around. I don't expect many Democrats to get elected.
azeelie Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:21 PM
And what would you base this on, o wise one?

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...