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  • w.heinlein w.heinlein Nov 11, 2012 12:02 PM Flag

    Why the right can't undestand their loss

    When you spend 4 years convincing yourself that the President is an alien, a subversive, a criminal, a usurper, a communist, a nazi, an islamic fundamentalist, in short, the Devil himself....what does it say about YOU that the public prefers him?

    Mitt Romney is the tall handsome white guy with the Mt. Rushmore profile. He's SUPPOSED to win the battle, get the girl, defeat the bad guy, and ride off triumphantly into the sunset, like Ronald Reagan. But he didn't. The sknny dark-skinned guy with big ears and a funny name took home the big prize. In the Hollywood fantasy in which the right has spent the past 4 years, that's not supposed to happen. If the 2008 election was "The Empire Strikes Back" 2012 was supposed to be "Return of the Jedi". Only the Jedi didn't return and the Emperor is more in charge than ever.

    There are some encouraging signs that the Republican Party is waking up and preparing to act like a modern-day political party instead of some fantasy cabal out of "Atlas Shrugged". I am modestly hopeful that John Boehner can send Eric Cantor to stand in the corner while he works out a deal with Obama that, quite frankly, both parties and the country deperately need. We're not there yet but the looming fiscal cliff brings to mind the wise words of Samuel Johnson: "The sight of the gallows wonderfully quickens the mind."

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