Was the 2012 Election a Watershed Moment in U.S. History?

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    No flames, please. I am just wondering how you see this election from an historical perspective. Does it signal a fundamental change in the relationship between our government and people and if so, in what direction are we headed? Will we remain the world's economic superpower? Will our debt become an albatross around our necks? Will religion still play an important role in our national identity? Where do you see us in 50 years?
     
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    My guess is that it was a turning point election. While the GOP evidently wants to deny it, there is a permanent and irreversible demographic shift taking place, and the Democrats have clearly beaten the Republicans to the punch. The GOP has made no discernible effort to reach out to minorities and women, while the Dems have made it a top priority. And now, any effort the GOP makes may very well have the stink of desperation and insincerity.

    The GOP has its work cut out for it. It has to change its messaging, marginalize its loons and find some decent leadership. And all that, before it even decides whether it wants to dial back on the issues.

    No doubt we're headed towards significantly more dependence on government. If the GOP doesn't like that, they'd better start looking in the mirror before it's too late. Less effort worrying about birth certificates, turkeys and pledges, and more effort getting their shit together and gathering voters.

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    Yes, it was: the takers have won. There are now more takers than makers, more pigs feeding at the trough than filling the trough. We're screwed.
     
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    It reflects a pronouced dumbing-down of American voters and our start on the path to cradle-to-grave government entitlement.
     
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    be interesting when the takers want more and the dems say no
     
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    I dont know.

    2010 seemed like people were rushing towards a frenzy of govt slashing, smaller govt, etc.

    2012 seems to have reversed that.

    Not sure yet.
     
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    Not watershed

    Just another run of the mill butt kicking by the Dems
     
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    "Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your government can do for you!"

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