#811484 Nov 26, 2012
A must read....
Revenge of the Reality-Based Community
My life on the Republican rightóand how I saw it all go wrong.
By Bruce Bartlett
"I know that itís unattractive and bad form to say ďI told you soĒ when oneís advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican election debacle, itís essential that conservatives undertake a clear-eyed assessment of who on their side was right and who was wrong. Those who were wrong should be purged and ignored; those who were right, especially those who inflicted maximum discomfort on movement conservatives in being right, ought to get credit for it and become regular reading for them once again.
Iím not going to beat around the bush and pretend I donít have a vested interest here. Frankly, I think Iím at ground zero in the saga of Republicans closing their eyes to any facts or evidence that conflict with their dogma. Rather than listen to me, they threw me under a bus. To this day, I donít think they understand that my motives were to help them avoid the permanent decline that now seems inevitable."
"At least a few conservatives now recognize that Republicans suffer for epistemic closure. They were genuinely shocked at Romneyís loss because they ignored every poll not produced by a right-wing pollster such as Rasmussen or approved by right-wing pundits such as the perpetually wrong Dick Morris. Living in the Fox News cocoon, most Republicans had no clue that they were losing or that their ideas were both stupid and politically unpopular."
Since: Oct 08
#811485 Nov 26, 2012
That's true. It's still the bluest county in the state, except Lake County? Who did Marion County support in 2012? Bet a dollar to a doughnut it was Barack Hussein Obama?
#811486 Nov 26, 2012
"Marijuana Legalization Wins Solid Majority Support In HuffPost Poll"
Since 1964 the Surgeon General has been against smoking...
#811487 Nov 26, 2012
Then no need for them to complain about having to pay more taxes.
#811488 Nov 26, 2012
We have a winner!
Lucky 10K get to stay in Afghanistan...
#811489 Nov 26, 2012
Say no to Marinol...Legalize enhaled marijuana...
"Smoking 'rots' brain, says King's College study"
#811491 Nov 26, 2012
Congratulations pot smokers...
"Beginning with the first report in 1964, smoking has been the single most important issue for all the Surgeons General of the past five decades. The reports of the Surgeon General on tobacco have alerted the nation to the health risk of smoking and have transformed the issue from one of individual and consumer choice to one of epidemiology, public health, and risk for smokers and non-smokers alike."
#811492 Nov 26, 2012
What will the idiot you voted for do with all that extra cash?
#811493 Nov 26, 2012
More government...Obamacare WILL protect us from evil insurance companies but can it protect us from....
"Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill"
#811494 Nov 26, 2012
Probably something to do with deficit. It seems that it does matter.
And who was that idiot that said it didn't? Though I must admit, he did help Obama win 2 elections.
#811495 Nov 26, 2012
I agree, what one does in his own time, car, home etc should not be grounds for firing.
#811496 Nov 26, 2012
Mitt was Mexican; Bush AG was Mexican wasn't he ? Or perhaps Guatamalen, anyway, we are All Americans!
Jeb Bush wife is Mexican, Rubio is Cuban, so? We are all Americans! It is ignorance like yours that caused you, in part, to lose the election.
Since: Feb 10
#811497 Nov 26, 2012
You are sadly mistaken. When I was in college the teachers/Professors smoked in the classrooms and at the lecterns. Students were also allowed to smoke in the classrooms. Lol,,,and it wasn't 45 years ago.
Since: Feb 08
#811498 Nov 26, 2012
This exemplifies the whole federal system. When services are not only freely offered but actively given, people are going to sign up without the least hesitation. Then, the government construes these elevated numbers to manipulate public opinion. Our government is now running radio and TV adds in Mexico, informing prospective 'immigrants' how to take advantage of all the services we offer. What kind of sh!t is that? I think 49% of us know what it is, but 51% are already signed up.
#811499 Nov 26, 2012
Republicans get out of the Way!! The Liberals/Democrats has always believed FDR didnít spend enough!! So todays Liberals/Democrats are trying to prove if FDR would have only spent more it would have Shorten the Depression but history shows otherwise!! Like they say "Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It"
#811500 Nov 26, 2012
Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People!
You now own it and you can't blame Bush.
The next terrorist attack you own it.
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care, you own it.
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies mistrust, you own it.
Another trillion of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi situations, you own it.
No one willing to join the military, you own it.
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you
Trouble finding good employment, you own it.
Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.
A World Government, you own it.
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it.
China controlling our world trade trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.
President George Bush is out of it now, and
there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about.
In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it was impossible to clean up this mess you voted for.
Have a good day.
#811502 Nov 26, 2012
Who is John Galt?
this is funny (in a sad way) and very true...
Now O has to do is walk the walk, no more excuses...
#811503 Nov 26, 2012
I know Liberals/Democrats are a party of Cowards!! So to prove me wrong join me in demanding Reid to submit a Budget itís only been Three Years!!
Since: Nov 12
#811504 Nov 26, 2012
Excellent post! May I use it?
#811505 Nov 26, 2012
So you might think, but Obama always has an excuse for everything.
Just like children.
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