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Civic Illiteracy Won the White House for Obama

Kibitzer Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:23 PM
Perhaps it isn't so much about illiteracy as it is in the perceptions (rather than realities) created by all of the political propaganda. Perception replaces reality when the true reality is not known.
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.

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