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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:37 PM

"The Republicans still don’t get it" by Eugene Robinson at WP

The Republicans still don’t get it

By Eugene Robinson at WP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-republicans-dont-heed-lessons-of-the-election/2012/11/15/09dbf1a0-2f5c-11e2-9f50-0308e1e75445_story.html?hpid=z2

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The voices the party should ignore include those claiming that House Republicans, by retaining their majority, won some sort of mandate to continue pushing a radical conservative agenda. And yes, Gingrich has made this argument as well. The fog lifts, the fog descends.

A mandate for the GOP? Don’t make me hurt myself laughing. The ideological hero and policy guru of the House Republican caucus, Paul Ryan, couldn’t even carry his home town of Janesville, Wis. (And Mitt Romney, by the way, lost all of his various home states.)

Look, President Obama won 332 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. Much has been written about the demographic shifts that threaten the GOP’s future, but there has been less acknowledgment of an obvious fact about the present: Voters preferred Obama’s policies to Romney’s.

Obama campaigned on a pledge not to extend the Bush tax cuts for households making more than $250,000. He said umpteen times that he will insist on a “balanced approach” to taming the deficit, involving new revenue as well as spending cuts. At this point, if you woke the president from a sound sleep in the middle of the night and thrust a microphone in his face, the first words out of his mouth might be “balanced approach.”

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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #2
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3
Kath1 Nov 2012 #4
shanen Nov 2012 #5

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:42 PM

1. Have they ever?

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:33 AM

2. The longer the GOP is in denial about why they lost, the better for Dems

Let them keep talking about "legit rape" and other stupid stuff

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:57 AM

3. K&R nt

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:17 AM

4. They'll never get it.

A war on women and tax breaks for the wealthy have been totally rejected.

"Voters preferred Obama’s policies to Romney’s." Absolutely right.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:23 AM

5. Rational politics? Not in America.

If Romney is exactly and completely correct in his latest excuses, then he is saying that the only way the neo-GOP can win in the future is by offering bigger bribes.

Also, the article and the comments here forgot to note that the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives is in spite of an actual majority in the votes. Given that the Founding Fathers intended the House to be responsive to the will of the voters, that alone should hurt the heads of any real conservatives that are still confused about the bogosity relationship of the neo-GOP to the REAL Republican Party.

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