I can speak for myself about why I think we’re more despondent. The fact that Bush got re-elected was par for the course, more of the same. The Dems weren’t facing any sea change that seemed insurmountable.
With Obama’s first re-election, we had plenty of reasons to write it off as a fluke (bad Rep. candidate, anger against Bush, anti-war sentiment, the economic crash, first black candidate, etc). Now that he’s re-elected, most of those excuses have been shredded, and we are left facing a real gamechanger. There’s no disputing any more that America IS stupid enough to elect an open communist as President.
They didn’t vote while blinded by sentiment, or out of ignorance, and they weren’t voting against Republicans rather than for Obama. They know what he is, and that is what they really wanted. That is a huge development, and a very disconcerting one.
“They didnt vote while blinded by sentiment, or out of ignorance, and they werent voting against Republicans rather than for Obama. They know what he is, and that is what they really wanted. That is a huge development, and a very disconcerting one.”
So explain to us all how Obama was re-elected with multi millions fewer vote this time? The problem was with the Republicans more than it was that everyone was in love with Obama. Face it, conservatism requires intellect, something that’s in short supply in this country today. But the morons on the Right who stayed home because Romney wasn’t pure enough for their vote got FUBO re-elected. Romney was admittedly the shits of a candidate both as to his politics as well as his wooden personality on the stump, but if the “intelligent conservative” sits out the election ( and they did) all of us suffer. The idea of waiting around for the “right candidate” guarantees that the country will go Marxist, and it is!