Republicans Failed to Understand Their Opponent

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    Well, it's coming from their own ranks now. So it's not the left that's misinterpreting or bashing them...it's coming from within. Hopefully this starts to seep into the thick skulls of the radical RW fundies of the GOP.

    Byron York reports on the bewilderment of Romney supporters:

    It isn’t Mr. Sweeney’s fault that he believed this, or at least not entirely. He trusted conservative media and conservative pundits not to mislead him, and they let him down badly. There really was a difference this year between the standard loyalist whistling-past-the-graveyard that one sees in every election and a full-out effort among quite a few in the conservative media to deceive Romney’s supporters about the prospects of success. It’s one thing not to want to be defeatist or to give one’s “side” reasons to doubt its success, and quite another to be boldly announcing that major, overwhelming success is just around the corner when there is no good reason to expect it. I sympathize with people who supported Romney for good, principled reasons, because they were being lied to throughout the year. First, Romney lied to them that they could trust him, and then Romney’s boosters in conservative media lied to them by painting them a rosy portrait of the political landscape that they had to know was almost certainly wrong.

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    Source: Republicans Failed to Understand Their Opponent | The American Conservative
     
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    that's an interesting paradox atlanta. say that you're not bashing us but then call us right wing thick skulled fundies.
    Well at any rate. I live in the bastion of rw fundies, southern Idaho just north of Utah, and we can still leave the keys in the ignition at night. I'll stick with being thick skulled.
     
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    Freedom loving people fail to understand marxism many times through history. Funny, pain and uselessness seems to win too damn often. We could elect someone that knows free market economics, but NO, we have to elect someone that cares more about a fish than a human being.
     
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    There is no honor in winning "ugly" you fugly demoncraps.
     
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    Socialism has a history of cheating, stealing and making everyone useless. Idiocy is what I call it.
     
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    Here we go again, it was the "conservative media":lol:

    you all notice after a election they go after of Freedoms of speech and to watch what ever the hell we feel like
     
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    That has more to do with location and less to do with political ideology. There are rural parts of the blue states just next door to you where you can do the same thing.
     
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    For republicans it was more a matter of ‘we have met the enemy and he is us.’
     
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    What's to 'understand' about gubmint dependents and freeloaders?
     
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    If people on both sides of the isle would stop watching TV they would begin to see that there is no difference between the two parties so there's no real reason for anyone to celebrate.

    "Yeah! the MSM fooled us all again! IN YOUR FACE!"
     
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