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What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:11 PM
Unfortunately, since the 1964-65 Civil  & Voting Rights Act AND flight of the Dixiecrats to the Republican party... it has been about race for the past 50 years .  It has always  been about race.  There are raw  tangible examples of race based ideology coming from the right everywhere you look     The  blogs/websites supporting  the groups mentioned   espouse a racist  " them against us" agenda.   Websites on the left counter with their own brand ...but no where near as vitriolic and degrading.  Extreme conversations remain the same, even on this site...post election.   The anonymity of the Internet allows folks to express true feeling.   You need to reach " in"  rather than "out" .  Won't  happen though.  Folks are comfortable with their
Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:12 PM
...Folks are comfortable with their racial biases & big cities won't go for political trickery & code words.  Why would "paternalist outreach" from the right be any better than from the left?

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...