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The Consolations of Denial
National Review Online, by Mark Steyn

Original Article

Posted By:supersid, 11/9/2012 10:21:05 PM

With respect, the analysis below is wishful thinking. (Snip) That’s the main reason his re-election was so narrow – because he spent his first term concentrating only on things that, whatever their immediate downside, offer his team serious long-term advantage. Our guys might usefully learn from that: Too often Republicans, even when they win, are content to be in office rather than in power. If that’s what he did when he had a re-election to fight, what do you think he’ll do now that he doesn’t?

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Obama used his first 2 years to fundamentally change USA. The Bush tax cuts can be easily reversed. Obamacare? Not so.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/9/2012 11:22:52 PM     (No. 9004227)

fta - "..in his general worldview he is entirely typical and perfectly representative of tens upon tens of millions of Americans. Tuesday’s majority confirmed that. They don’t need a “conspiracy”: They agree with him."

The upshot is support for Obama but I disagree with Steyn´s reason -- shared ideology. Obama and his supporters are unified in hatred for their opponents. Emotion is a more powerful motivator than reason. It´s the essence of The Struggle.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/9/2012 11:28:09 PM     (No. 9004239)

I´m drawing lines now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/10/2012 8:54:01 AM     (No. 9004762)

Here in the midwest, in a county that voted 75% for Romney, I literally know only one outspoken Ombama supporter. Here is his description, with no exaggeration: 55, never married but not gay. Lives with his mother. Intelligent, but never had any sort of challenging or responsible job. Seriously believes ObamaCare is going to give him free (or very cheap) health care. Nice man with the emotional maturity of about 12. I could absolutely see him huddled in a shelter in Jersey, or New York, or New Orleans waiting for "someone" to fix things for him.

When men are not embarassed to be whiny little boys, and women are not embarassed to be irresponsible and whores - Houston, we have a problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 11/10/2012 12:53:02 PM     (No. 9005314)

The media, with the constancy of the rolling stone in "The Temple of Doom," has prevented ANY critical observation of Obama. This was from the the Indonesian grade school to last night.

People reading Lucianne are generally well aware of the the life that made Barrack Obama what he is and who knows what horrible catastrophe would cause the American electorate to change their minds.

IMO the United States is doomed to suffer socialism until the media is changed.

It is said that the availability of knowledge from the internet provides a more balanced information source. I differ, the internet is selective to its users. We seek what supports the way we have been trained.

Pavlov anybody?



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