Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:44 PM
JRLeft (6,823 posts)
Column: Reality crashes the Republican Party
It turns out this presidential election wasn't so much about race after all, but about something bigger, more fundamental and harder to ignore. And there's a lesson here for shellshocked Republicans, still wondering how things went so wrong:
It's time to drop that "Take our country back" stuff and take your party back instead.
Barack Obama's romp took many by surprise. Even as Obama votes piled up on Tuesday night, political operative Dick Morris, who has worked both sides of the aisle, kept predicting a Mitt Romney landslide.
It's hard to argue with the demographic dimensions of Obama's victory. He won in almost every category of voters except senior citizens and white men.
That's led to lots of head-banging for GOP pundits: Romney might have won, they say, if he had eased up on illegal immigration and found a running mate who could attract Latinos or draw votes in swing states.
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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
Skittles (108,951 posts)
4. this part
".......that's a collection of folks alienated, over time, by Republicans and their mission to return America to an era when some people had it really good — and whole groups of others had to settle for leftovers."
It underscores what I have been saying - we don't want "free stuff" - we want a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD!!!