Don’t get too depressed, Republicans; the national decline will be divvied up justly. After all, in a liberal nation, there is no higher calling than fairness.
And a liberal nation it is. The electorate is complicated, and factors of culture and geography can dictate party identification more than any specific policy. And yes, the Republicans rolled out some ghastly candidates. But that shouldn’t fool anyone; there’s been a fundamental shift in how Americans view government’s role in society, and the GOP is losing the argument.
Oh, for heaven's sake. Conservatives should stop writing this nonsense! You would think that just having made ourselves look stupid by believing a D+6 poll from Ohio could not possibly be right, we would have learned to stop and make sure what the numbers are telling us before we form any grandiose opinions. It has not suddenly become a liberal nation with a new majority, or at least we do not know that yet. Stop running around and panicking like little girls! You are giving scared little girls a bad name! Data will be coming out over the next days and weeks and we can see what happened. Sadly, I expect there will be a news blackout on it if the story turns out to be, oh, maybe there's only kinda sorta a new majority or perhaps not, but the story will get out eventually. It may very well turn out that the story is, oh, I guess Mitt pretty much sucked as a political office seeker and I guess the geniuses that run the GOP are really bad at what they do. That's if it turns out lots of people who are quite willing to vote Republican chose not to this time around. This sort of talk is no doubt encouraged by the same people who dropped the ball. Oh, it wasn't us! We just got in the way of a world-historical political culture-shift that taking place before our eyes! What were we to do! Can't stand in the way of history! Or maybe the GOP candidate was lousy, GOP elites spineless hacks, and would-be GOP voters rationally uninspired. Maybe this is the cat food maker blaming the cats. In any event, if it really is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, with Obama as our Hippie Cult Leader, we'll know soon enough. We can stand to wait for all the exit poll data to come out. Geeze. --TS