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Analysis: Four More Years

Ress Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:13 AM
Well, it's been coming for decades, but the idiots and the liars who lead them have finally gotten firmly in control. No matter how far the country sinks in the future, they will always get away with blaming someone else. Welcome to permanent Chicago machine government at the national level. Middle class, kiss your a-ss good bye.
DotWins Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:24 AM
They already were but there are ways to fix that. Hopefully we will try some now.

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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