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Year in Review: The Political Highs and Lows of 2012

NW-Res Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 4:36 PM
We get it AmOb, you hate Benson. So, give it a rest. And, nobody cares what Huntsman has to say. And your rant about Obama hating republicans is a bit ironic.
AmericanObserver Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 4:47 PM
No, you don't get it. How can I hate Benson? I don't even know him. He could be the nicest and brightest guy in the world for all I know. What I 'hate', though, is the fact that his columns are nothing but a string of 'let's see what issue I can focus on to hate the Democrats, the President, and liberals...or whatever.' You will notice that posters on this rag are in the business of propaganda, which is fine, of course, That is their right. My problem is that these posters are paid by corporations and right wing organizations exclusively for the purposes of hate and disinformation. I just wish he/they would admit it.

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...