People should avoid drawing conclusions until the emotions have quelled. Both sides are misreading this right now. We are in for some interesting times over the next 4 years, much of it, at this time, unexpected.
Indeed, the financial facts will dictate a new situation. Add in the soon to be nuclear Iranians and many other unforseen problems and it may force obamas hand in directions he never intended. It’s not the end of the world. Chin up!
Sorry, but I cannot but LOL here.
And what do you expect to miraculously happen in the next 4 yrs? The GOP to hold yet more hearings w/ no outcomes? The GOP to voice their opposition strongly/loudly?
Where have they been (Boehner/McConnell) but white-washing the same shit the Dems put out....F&F, Benghazi, etc.
No, they died when they force fed everyone Mitt, last night was just the death knell
Well said. It is too early to say that the GOP is dead. We heard this about the GOP after Nixon, and we heard about the Dems when Nixon was first elected (Seems I remember telethons for the Democrat party back then.).
That said, while I am a Republican, I am a conservative first. There is some major rebranding to do. Some of the social issues should be dumped (mostly the homosexuality-related ones) and others (such as abortion) need to be re-tooled. In my view, abortion is a matter that needs to be addressed at the level of women’s hearts, because we have lost the legal battle. Science will likely catch up and render the abortion issue moot, either by developing contraceptives that even liberals can use, by making viability even earlier in a pregnancy, and/or other developments that we cannot anticipate.
The truth is, the VAST majority of people live their lives in a conservative manner. They work, they go home, they spend time with their families, many still go to church weekly and very few raise their children the same way that liberal government “raises” its citizens.
Don’t shoot for the young vote. The young will always be idealistic and naive. Conservatives are grown up. They will always be the majority.
The race issue really troubles me. The fact of the matter is that many conservatives remain prejudiced against racial minorities, based on skin color alone. That must end. For those of us who believe that ability and a good work ethic trump all other characteristics as a matter of economics, racism just doesn’t fit in. As for myself, and I believe most other conservatives (at least I hope so), it is not skin color that matters, it is behaviors and attitudes that can be adopted or rejected (irrespective of race, in fact). Conservatives need to concentrate on responsible fatherhood, valuing education, personal responsibility and content of character. Those who share those values, and I believe that most people of all ethnic backgrounds share them, can make a powerful impact on the social and political scene.
Forgive my rant.
Me, last night was just one liberal losing to another liberal. The real loss was a death of a thousand cuts during the Republican Primary.