It's wildly entertaining to listen to Republicans try to figure out what went so terribly wrong on November 6th. They just can't seem to grasp why an ideology that vilifies so much of what America is today just isn't that attractive to, well, Americans.
Last week, the conservatives/libertarians/Birchers/Birthers and other assorted nutjob extremists at Babalu discussed the matter in a post titled, "Why?" [via Google] and specifically tried to understand why so many Republicans allegedly stayed home and did not even bother to show up on Election Day.
November 29th, 2012 at 2:54 PM
Yes, apathy. Plus a good number were also selfish dolts who put their principles and interests above those of the nation. Romney was not conservative enough for some of these absentee voters, or too conservative for others. Among the selfish dolts one can assume that many were Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals who refused to vote for a Mormon.
SFDB comment: Let me offer up that the truly principled Republicans are the ones that stayed home instead of voting for Romney who has leaned liberal his entire political career...until he decided to run for President.
But it's interesting to note that Eire adds "Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals" to the long list of Americans that 20%'ers love to hate.
November 29th, 2012 at 3:52 PM
Dick Morris, Karl Rove and many others telling everyone that Mitt Romney was going to win in a landslide. Many people felt it was a sure thing because the turnout was going to be sooooo greeeeeaaaaatttt, and decided to stay home. It just so happened that 3 million Republicans all thought the same way.
SFDB comment: So will these folks stop listening to Karl Rove and Fox News who told them all these lies?
THAT would make way too much sense for these Einsteins.
November 29th, 2012 at 5:34 PM
What the dems had over us was their relentless lying negative ads from the word go and the msm that repeated the big lies. I got letters from people who believed the dishonest image of Romney that those ads portrayed and I was dismayed how intelligent people could have so easily become susceptible to such ideas.
Romney did not have a strategy of counting certain areas or people that would have brought up his electoral votes. The dems did what they needed to do to win. Some of it surely was stealing votes for dems and cheating. But the win was too large for that to have been the reason.
The American electorate has changed for the worse and now we will all have to suffer for what has been elected.
But the news is not all bad. All polls showed that Americans by a big majority did not want Obamacare or big government or big spending. We have 30 governorships and that is huge and some are terrific - Pence is good presidential material; he's Gingrich without the flaws. We got statehouses and two solid new conservative senators (one not too well liked here) and we kept the House in the wake of Obama's "landslide".
Now the left will do lots of damage, no doubt; they already have continued their worst. But this country does not want what these guys are selling. We must keep testing Obamacare in the courts. And we must not allow these people to steal our retirement funds and turn them into defined benefit plans from government largesse. We must not allow the U.N. to be our masters, etc.
And we have got to be sure in future to find some way to get every vote from our side and not take them for granted, and to woo those groups of voters who drank the Kool Aid in the Hispanic and Asian communities, not by lying or promising them or pandering, but by going to them and showing that we are interested in them and that we have the policies that will make their lives better.
And when there is a foreign policy debate, we must not shirk our responsibility; we must be prepared to bring up Bengazi, for example, if it is something the American people have been lied to about. As one person on the NR cruise said, "Nest time, I don't want a nice guy; I want a bastard!"
SFDB comment: Honey, oh Honey, where do I start?
The Democrats cheated and Republicans must appeal more to an electorate (who has "changed for the worse" and "drank the Kool Aid") by finding more candidates who are "bastards."
Wow. This is a such witch's brew of contradicting stupidity that I think I'll just let it speak for itself.
November 29th, 2012 at 6:53 PM
I heard many a foolish jerk, supposedly conservatives, say they would not vote for Romney because he was a 1) mormon, 2) not conservative enough, 3) not another guy they liked better, 4) you fill in the blank. No amount of explaining the harm this would do swayed these idiots from their stubborn position. I'm sure the election results has not taught them a lesson either, because if they had been capable of learning they wouldn't have done this in the first place. Shows how the dumbing down of America is not only found in obvious liberals, the mental void has spread out to all segments of society.
SFDB comment: More stubborn "idiots" and dumbos who didn't vote for Romney but will hopefully do better next time around and vote Republican.
November 30th, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Alas, the number of people stupid enough to be dysfunctional as a result is VERY high, probably higher than anybody wants to know. Non-liberals who could have voted for Romney but chose not to, for whatever reason, are at least as stupid as people who voted for Obama, and if they could see that Obama was bad for the country, then not voting for Romney was both irresponsible and counterproductive. It was actually worse than that—we’re talking useless citizens, even if it’s a case of purity-unto-death (which is typically not about purity, but about pride).
So there you have it.
America has a lot of stupid people in it who voted for Obama so conservatives need to find a way to appeal to that stupidity so that more of these idiots will vote Republican in the next election.