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What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 6:07 PM
Those aren't "subsidies." Many of the red states are home to giant military bases. They're paid to help defend the country. Other red states receive tax breaks to drill for oil and natural gas. Would you rather they didn't? Oh, yes, you would probably prefer they didn't; to fight global warming we'll all just have to freeze in the dark every winter.

Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama.

The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?”

And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?”

The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster.

Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have...