Re: Epistemic Closure on the Right Takes a Direct Hit
posted at 11/9/2012 2:55 PM EST
In response to jmel's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
'Cause some folks still ain't getting it.
What is it that "folks aren`t getting"?
That Obama won by 2%? That NO president since George Washington has ever been re-elected with LESS votes than they got the 1st time? 10 million LESS votes? LESS electoral votes? LESS states won? Are they "not getting" that we are in the EXACT same position we were in before the election (except for 2 senate seats)? Are they "not getting" that 60 million people voted one way and 58 million voted the other, leaving a deeply divided nation? Certainly Obama isn`t "getting it" as I just watched the fool saying that taxes need to be raised. Apparently he doesn`t "get" that he has us borrowing $9 BILLION per day and a tax increase will cover about 7 days per year. Apparently he doesn`t "get" that the problem is SPENDING not taxes.
I`m guessing that because 2 whack-job senate candidates that have serious issues about women exposed their craziness and lost (rightly so) , that you think 58 million that didn`t vote for an incompetent are of similar beliefs and aren`t "getting it"? Or the 58 million that didn`t vote for an incompetent are sick to death of paying the bill for illegal folks to have healthcare, EBT, food stamps, and welfare checks, aren`t "getting it"?
Should the 58 million give in, roll over, and accept the fact that half of the country wants free things? Should we continue to work and pay (higher) taxes to support the layabouts? Should we do these things so a Republican candidate can win the "gimme-crowd" vote? Should we give in and watch America go the way of Greece as there are more takers than givers? Did you see the DOW? How about the layoffs? Boeing, HP, Ford, Welch Allyn, etc? This election will have consequences, and they will not be good for the economy.
What is it that people are not "getting"?
That sad sack, class-warfare-style, finger-pointing, doom-saying rhetoric like yours is a massive turnoff for voters. "Takers vs. Makers" is a poor excuse for thinking, and an even poorer substitute for compassion.
That Romney's policies were vastly seen by voters as "favoring the rich". Whether they were or not, he never convincingly made the case otherwise. Not easy anyway for an elite blue-blood political scion. (W. pulled it off somehow, though, in spite of himself.)
That it's disingenuous to blame the "lamestream media" for everything, when their own conservative media outlet (hereafter forever known as "Bulls**t Mt.") is so blatantly self-serving and un-self-conscious. The biggest attacks on Romney were provided by his own party rivals in the primaries, and they stuck.
That there ARE such people as moderate dems and moderate repubs who deserve their place at the bargaining table like everyone else - ideology, purity tests and artificial tax pedges be dammed.
That the way they mis-characterized and vilified the President from day one was not only incorrect and divisive, but also insulting, demeaning and disrespectful to the office, much less the man and his family.
That, yes, some dems/libs work very hard at success and capitalism and some repubs/cons collect welfare, food stamps or any number of govt assistance programs.
That the continued, inevitable diversification of the U.S. is a positive thing that will inevitably bring the nation closer to the world, and the world to us.
I could go on...
...any of this sinking in, yet?