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Democrats Are the Silent Majority -- For Now

phadras Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:45 AM
You're still thinking inside the box. The box was thrown away on Tuesday. The union should be dissolved and the red states should go their own way. We in the red states WILL NOT be dictated to by the blue states. You know there was a guy who was from Illinois who became President and saw the country divide itself. Now we have another from Illinois that will do it again. The cause of trying to obtain and keep a free republic is over. (Sorry Mr. Franklin we could not keep it). I have nothing in common with the blue staters save that we were born in the same country. They have chosen to destroy that country. I am a child of liberty and will fight to my death for the same.
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.

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