Conservative pundits like Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, Michael Barron, Charles Krauthammer et al were fairly confident in their predictions that Romney would sweep to victory. Some, like Dick Morris, had even mentioned a possible landslide. The mood around conservatives was increasingly optimistic that the country would be saved. I held back on this hope because most journalists and pundits live in a different world than I and consequently I have a different perspective because I live in the real one. That means living in the neighborhoods with the, "Keep Obama in president, you know, He gave us a phone" citizens.
"Robbed" is the most interesting word in this otherwise still interesting column. The current protection of institutionalized cheating must stop. It robs honest citizens of their votes by diminishing their impact by use of illigitimate ones.
She makes some very valid points. Republicans spend too much time talking to one another. Get out there and actually talk with those who are struggling and listen to what their concerns are. Then brainstorm and offer some practical solutions. I hear all of the time, "Why, when I was your age, I worked two jobs!" Well, most of the people saying that didn´t come of age in an economy like this one. There are plenty of young people who can´t find any jobs. For them, the thought of cutting back government services, when that is all they have, is frightening.
The problem #4 is that it happened at all, not if it "turned the tide." There is no longer any integrity in our elections, and while everyone is pumping out stories with their theories of how Romney lost no one will dare look or speak seriously about the problem. Why, because the enemy has infiltrated our education system and our media. They have indoctrinated an entire generation with the ridiculous notion of political correctness. They have created protected classes of people, who are free to be offended and punish the alleged offender with boycotts and sometimes legal action, basically ending free speech. Very difficult to find a bright spot these days.
Good article. Both the article and the commenters are correct and scary. Any person that lives in the Cleveland area or in St. Lucie County should be outraged. If there was ever voter fraud to this extent in my area it is assured that the electronic voting machines would be toast. There are too many sheeple. And we all know that the Department of Justice and the FBI are a complete farce. Next time you see one from these organizations I hope you will give them the respect they have earned.
Maybe the best analysis so far, especially at the end. The problem is, Republicans can never out-pander the Democrats. We aren´t shameless and dishonest enough. And "education" only goes so far, particularly in the case of the morons comprising the bulk of today´s electorate.
In other words, we´re done. This wasn´t just another lost election.
One of the reasons Romney lost is because he only spoke the truth about all the issue facing us. Obama handing out trinkets and apeing famous singer was the substance of a con-artist and hustler. It was interesting that in Philadelphia 90 or 60 precincts(not sure) there wasn´t a single republican vote...it defies probabilities. IMHO, people in those precincts gave up their vote for a cheap prize. They will find out the price they will really have to pay for a piece of glitz that will turn into trash and there is nothing on the table to eat.
Thank you, Alicia. If we live in reasonably comfortable zip codes, it is easy to forget that there are honest, decent people struggling mightily to get by and they are vulnerable to pandering Dem pols and their agents.
I´m dreaming of something like a conservative ACORN, but instead of agitating for government benefits, we should infiltrate Boys & Girls clubs, for example, to set up after-school programs that help young people learn about running a business, or American heritage, or volunteering to help elderly neighbors with lawn care, etc. We have to think outside the box to undo generations of bash America/free enterprise education. Ramona (the Pest)
We have given the left a 40 year headstart and they own the young people. Far too many young people can´t even make change with your payment for a Big Mac let alone change their thinking about abortion and personal responsibility. The work is in front of us, die fighting or die on your couch you´ll be just as dead.
Having spent some years as a resident of Spanish Harlem I know and feel exaclty the way Ms.Colon has expressed her views. The Republican Party as a whole is really a poor excuse for a party who professes honesty and fairness in government. Today it is controlled by people that have not faced or admitted to real facts. Their interest is simply for self-preservation regardless of the consequences to every one else. The Democrats have always being a party of manipulators and simply educated crooks and skirt seeking men.No wonder people are loosing interest in what is going on in Anerica. I as an Independent who has voted in the past for candidates - not party - has little positive to look forward in the next 4 to 8 years.
Republicans will never be able to out pander the liberal Democrats for the votes of mostly poor ethnic and racial groups. In the case of the Hispanic ethnic group the liberal Democrats are now pushing for the Republicans to accept an amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens, most of who are poor Hispanic people from socialist oriented countries.
These liberal Democrat devised amnesty programs always have a "path to citizenship" component that is liberal Democrat code for eventually granting most of the legalized aliens US voting rights. The object of which to to generate many millions of new poor Hispanic voters. The highly partisan liberal Democrats would not be pushing for such amnesty programs if there was any chance that more then a very small percentage of those would be new voters would ever have an epifinany and vote for conservative Republicans. Common sense tells you that.
#5, I recommend one slight change in your post: There are plenty of young people who can´t find a job THEY WANT. I have two sons who just graduated, one with a masters, one with a BA. They didn´t find the jobs they wanted, but they took the jobs they could get. And they are paying their own way. They aren´t getting rich (yet) but they are earning a living and not depending on the government or other people to support them.
The Republican Party is simply not street smart. When the RNC had Michael Steele as chairman it ignored all his recommendations to wise up and instead the establishment voted him out as soon as possible.
Mr. Electable didn´t get elected, did he. And we´re all complaining about the Republican establishment, aren´t we.
Honestly, I am feeling a bit humbled and defeated right now, and I´m open to new ideas. Let´s hear what Mr. Steele has to say.
Remember, Chuck Schumer feared Michael Steele. Liberals don´t fear John McCain.
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