Good article, jaz, although I don’t totally blame Romney. I also blame the voters. Romney did not win over the “low-information” voters (aka, the stupid voters). Sowell’s point about Boehner/Republs not being able to articulate why what obama/dems are proposing is wrong is spot on.
Boehner et al should not be afraid to call out obama and what he is doing. He WANTS to go over the cliff. He wants the chaos. He wants the outcry that will ensue once peoples’ taxes go up.
The Repubs and Boehner should also not be afraid to call out the public that think it’s okay to rob wealth from some to “give” to others. The reeducation has to start somewhere. It won’t start in the schools. It might as well start in the public square. The Repubs are getting blamed no matter what happens. They might as well stand on conservative principles.
Considering how stupefied the stupid voters have become, I'm at a loss to name a single Republican candidate who could have done better than Romney. The stupid are led by the enemedia who tell them how to think and how to vote. I had high hopes the information available on the internet and competing news sources would see the power of the enemedia wane. Instead, 2012 saw it wax with the dilution of voter rolls with more stupid voters, more fraudulent voters and more racist voters who are unwilling and unable to think for themselves.
While I was not surprised by the GOP losses, I was dumbfounded by the extent of those losses, including Senate seats we should have easily won in states like Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota and Montana.
This is no longer our American government. It is a hostile occupation regime imposed on us by foreign invaders, malcontents and puppets of the enemedia.