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The Liberal Gloat
New York Times, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/18/2012 5:53:05 AM

WINNING an election doesn’t just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you’ve just beaten. This is an inescapable aspect of democratic culture: no matter what reason tells us about the vagaries of politics, something in the American subconscious assumes that the voice of the people really is the voice of God, and that being part of a winning coalition must be a sign that you’re His chosen one as well. (Snip)Maybe it’s too soon to pierce this cloud of postelection smugness.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/18/2012 6:02:12 AM     (No. 9021494)

The left has no reason to gloat. They haven´t won over the hearts and minds of the majority of people and their votes were well paid for and maybe even stolen.Obamacare has 37% approval but somehow the personna Obama separated himself from the failed president Obama.

I wouldn´t believe Obama if he told me it was going to rain and I saw a guy outside building an ark.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/18/2012 6:33:27 AM     (No. 9021525)

Mr. Douthat assumes that liberals are "winning" elections. Who can be sure with so much voter fraud being perpetrated by the left to ensure that their pathetic boy king reigns for four more years. Put voter ID in place and you will see the truth. Romney won the 15 states with Voter ID, but I guess that it only coincidence, right?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hot coffee, 11/18/2012 6:58:44 AM     (No. 9021537)

Personally, I haven´t seen any gloating. All of the Democrats I´ve encountered since the election have been every bit as angry and hate-filled as they were before the election.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/18/2012 7:16:22 AM     (No. 9021551)

The author´s point is well taken. Democrats winning as the civilization is in decline is true. As they destroy the family and many become more atheistic their support grows. Morality counts regardless of what the Republican Establishment tells us. Surprising the editors at the NYT´s let this slip through.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bmw50, 11/18/2012 7:21:33 AM     (No. 9021557)

Excellent!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nycvoter, 11/18/2012 7:44:49 AM     (No. 9021586)

We have voter ID in Florida and Romney still lost so that is no impediment to stealing an election. If we don´t have police officers enforcing the law in polling places we will never stop it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/18/2012 8:04:41 AM     (No. 9021617)

Bread and circuses and voter fraud--all good reasons to be smug.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: vigilant, 11/18/2012 8:17:10 AM     (No. 9021642)

The author just gave a reasoned summary of the Republican (conservative wing)philosphy.
I wonder if he recognizes it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 11/18/2012 8:52:51 AM     (No. 9021704)

So Satan´s minions are having a party because they "won."

I really doubt they have any clue what they´ve actually "won."


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/18/2012 9:29:13 AM     (No. 9021770)

Obama didn´t win. There are so many stories of stealing it boggles the mind. One area had a voter registration of around 167,000. In the end, almost 250,000 voted there. That´s just one we know of, much less the almost 20,000 vote count for Obama in Philly, and zero, none, not one vote for Romney. That´s statistically impossible considering not everyone is going to mark the ballot in the right place. The libs can gloat, but they didn´t win - they cheated and stole yet another election.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wordstress, 11/18/2012 9:33:30 AM     (No. 9021780)

I used to have faith in the American people. What´s happened to them?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/18/2012 9:41:18 AM     (No. 9021793)

Gloating is one thing, believing they have a license to demand the fruits of my labor is quite another. It took over 40 years to dumb people down enough that they expect me to feed and shelter them and provide them with phones. Now they are brazen and in your face demanding everything.
The way to stop elections such as the atrocity of Nov. 6 is to allow ONLY Federal taxpaying citizens to vote.
Unless the politicians in Washington learn that they are accountable to the taxPAYERS of this country, not the leeches..we are lost.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/18/2012 9:41:44 AM     (No. 9021796)

He´s right - Democrats have cobbled together a coalition that largely feeds on pathological behaviors. They are losing in a landslide those who are stable and productive members of society. What kind of America do you really want?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: FormerDem, 11/18/2012 9:52:28 AM     (No. 9021818)

If you enjoy your gloat you´ll have to allow us our schadenfreude later. Why do I say later? It´s now. You voted deficits, Mideast war, unemployment, poverty, and national polarization, and you are going to get it. This time there´s no defense that you didn´t know or were lied to. Nope. It was clear. You went for it anyway. Down you go with him. He is headed for status as the most unpopular president in the history of the United States and the NYT is headed for the books as the institution that boosted him for a second chance when he hadn´t apologized for what he did with the first. Truly and strictly your fully-informed fault. Go ahead and gloat. Put your name on his re-election, loud and clear. Go Ahead.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/18/2012 10:33:48 AM     (No. 9021890)

The Left is filled with haters, who love a decline. They rule over shambles...some victory.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/18/2012 10:44:10 AM     (No. 9021907)

I have no problem celebrating a victory, but the left celebrates ruin, which is why everyone, including most liberals, are saddened.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/18/2012 11:43:05 AM     (No. 9022027)

If a dim could read this article, s/he might have a moment´s pause. I believe that this article is about as introspective as the dims are capable, wrapped up in their self-righteous holier than thou waxed paper as they are.

I´ve always thought the dims to be the party that exploits human weakness. The writer does a pretty good job of articulating that in a way that the dims´ digestive tract won´t reject the article outright.


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