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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

Republicans mourn 'the day America died' and plot the path ahead [View all]

Source: LA Times

The morning after President Obama’s reelection, tea party activists and movement conservatives reacted with dejection, rage and considerable resolve — saying they just need a better national candidate and a purer distillation of their anti-tax, small-government message to win the presidency in 2016.

That did not inspire high hopes for compromise in Washington — where automatic tax increases and budget cuts loom even before Obama’s January inauguration. If there was one subject on which the political right made conciliatory noises, one day after Mitt Romney’s defeat, it was immigration. Republicans must think about the issue in new ways if they hope to expand their appeal among the growing Latino population.

Out in the land, though, some hard-core conservatives spared no hyberbole in expressing their anguish over Obama’s victory. The political blog for the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that a tea party group in Warren County, Ohio, sent an email Wednesday morning saying “the world mourns the loss of America. Socialists, welfare and unions took over this country yesterday. Today I wear black. The day America died.”

Not to be outdone, right-wing commentator John Stacy McCain (no relation to the U.S. senator from Arizona) fulminated at the “American Spectator” website in an essay entitled “Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption: Dark thoughts on the meaning of a catastrophic election.”


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-republican-reaction-obama-reelection-20121107,0,3211220.story

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