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Response to CTDem44 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:41 AM

32. "Somehow they got ‘em to vote.” Yes, somehow in spite of all the Republican voter suppression

strategies.....an maybe a little bit BECAUSE OF those strategies, suckers.

This may go down as one of the greatest political miscalculations by a political party in the U.S since 1948. At least in 1948 the Republicans had some cover with nearly all of the media calling it for Dewey. But this year the state polling was showing that a fairly comfortable Obama win was possible, maybe even likely. But the Republicans simply refused to believe the arithmetic. For all of the Republican talk about Obama hubris regarding his reelection, it was Obama who prepared both a victory and a concession speech and it was Romney who wrote only a victory speech. Now that is hubris.

It is a cliche but very true that the Republicans have fallen into the trap of believing their own press releases. They have created an alternative reality based on wishful thinking about how things SHOULD BE rather than how things ACTUALLY ARE. This is a fundamental flaw in Republican thinking and it is more than just about elections. It carries over to issues like climate change, gay marriage, health care, taxes. economic growth, immigration and how science works. They simply do not believe anything which their gut tells them is not so and they will not change their beliefs even in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.

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