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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:03 PM

My guess is at least one more full cycle before [View all]

the GOP makes any real attempt to pull their heads out of their asses and face reality. While there are even some on their side acknowledging the facts, early indications point to the Faux-Limbo-Fundy coalition simply concocting some more kool-aid and hunkering down in their bunker bubble.

The 2014 midterms--because the turnout is historically much narrower--are probably not very likely to lead to any GOP enlightenment and they'll probably pick up a few seats. They've got two years now to stoke the hatred fires over this defeat, to blame the 'takers,' a message that on the whole couldn't get traction... but is a very effective dog whistle to their knuckle dragging base. Might even be as effective to their neanderthals as their use of abortion and "gay agenda" has been in the last couple decades.

So long as our side doesn't make any huge blunders, 2016 should be a slightly stronger version of 2012--the coalition of everybody else (not plutocrats, not fundy, not angry white men) will grow a little more and, at that point, the GOP might have to face this.

In the meantime, these people truly believe they simply blew a winnable election and their ideology is right and true. This was just because Romney was a bad candidate, or because Sandy happened, or because... whatever.

While we know the long term--barring serious screw ups--is quite favorable to our progressive forward march.... The reality for us is today is that for at least another cycle, these motherfuckers are going to dig in, hunker down, and obstruct EVERYTHING from inside their alternate, as yet un-popped bubble.

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