The only problem with Hanson's argument is that all the things he listed in paragraph 4 are really true.
And the denial evident in the responses to teh article is astounding.
Get your butt kicked in 2008: learn nothing
Get your butt kicked in 2012: learn nothing.
What's your response to the two debacles: spew teh same empty rhetoric and animosity that got your butt kicked the last two elections. You are the very definition of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.