All in all.....Its been a bad year for Republicans

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    2012 started with so much promise for the GOP. It was going to be a year when they took control of the White House and Senate. A year when they would kill Obamacare. A year when they would continue their assault on gay rights

    What happened?

    Against a vulnerable candidate they ran the worst field of Presidential candidates in a generation. They tied up their only credible candidate in an endless primary with endless debates only to pick the guy everyone knew would win anyway. They forced their candidate to pander to the mega rich and social conservatives. They attacked 47% of Americans. They ended up losing 323 to 206

    Only having to defend 10 GOP seats, they had a clear path to taking the Senate. The 23 Democrats were vulnerable. They drove away Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar. They ran candidates who supported banning abortion for rape. They tried to buy elections. They ended up losing two Senate seats rather than winning seats and have jeopardized their chances of taking the Senate in 2014

    Republicans were cocky about killing Obamacare. The Conservative stacked Supreme Court would gut the bill, President Romney would do the rest. Justice Roberts ended up saying he would not bear the burden as the man who killed universal healthcare and sided with the liberals. Romney was soundly defeated Obamacare is here to stay

    Republicans knew that voters would never vote for gay marriage and pushed for state legislation for an up or down vote. For the first time, voters supported the rights of gays to marry

    Yes, 2012 was a bad year for Republicans
     
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    But you were a douchebag when it started and still are as it ends. Day in and day out, the same old, same old. Zzzzzzzzz.

    Is there a creative, insightful bone in your body, drone?
     
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    ^ This.

    Now...what will they do about it. Fix their party to come up with ways to attract people to their "good" ideas? Or continue to make themselves more and more irrelevant in the 21st century? Hmmmmmm.
     
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    I am not surprised that you address the poster and not the post. It shows a lack of solutions to the obvious problem with the Republicans.
     
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    you mispelled Americans.
     
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    What did you mean by that? That only Republicans are Americans?
     
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    As expected from Willow Tree, a cavilous curmudgeonly response.
     
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    ^^^^^shortbus
     
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    Nope.
     
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    2012 GOP Lowlights

    1. Attack on women: Rush Limbaugh calls Sandra Fluke a slut for using birth control. Republicans demonize Fluke calling her ugly, a whore, a freeloader. House panel on womens birth control issues is all men

    2. Romneys 47%: In a private meeting, Romney calls 47% of Americans freeloaders looking for government handouts. After the election, he blames his loss on people looking for free stuff

    3. Donald Trump: Republicans pander to Trump who returns the favor by doubling down on birther nonsense and offers a bounty on obama's college records

    4. Akin and Mourdock: Shock even Republicans with their "legitimate rape" and "gods plan" quotes

    5. The Empty Chair: Republicans giggle at Eastwoods empty chair routine then end up getting destroyed in the elections by an empty chair
     
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