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Analysis: Four More Years

Robin311 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:34 PM
Dot, you're being idealistic whereas we're being realistic. Conservatives are inclined to be pro-free market capitalism supporters. It fits in nicely with our beliefs about independence from government and self-reliance. But when taxes shoot sky high and regs out of DC become a burden that suppresses and represses free-market activity, we don't have a lot of options on that one. Obama is talking about putting different job programs in place, and chances are there will be a lot of affirmative actions policies including in those job opportunities. That could be a genuine opportunity for minorities who genuinely want to get out of poverty. But how many is that, really? How many of them are of the "entitlement" mentality?
Robin311 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:36 PM
How many of them will take a step up on responsibility, Dot? We can't do anything about that, either

You guys voted for this stuff. If you aren't willing to put your backs into it, then it will FAIL. And that failure will take all of us down with it because of the debt.

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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