For a week after the election, the Neo-CONs hunkered down in their bunkers to lick their wounds, and to contemplate what the hell happened. They are now "getting their stories straight," and are beginning to come back with their usual propagandistic excuses -- like Romney saying that President Obama won because he gave "gifts" to various demographic groups.<quoted text>Dawg I am hearing all these doom and gloom stories about loss of jobs, layoffs and such. These are bad to be sure, but they are being told here to shore up a position that I don't accept to be true.
As a personal example, I will say that the company I work for has just come off a tremendously good year. We aren't shipping jobs overseas and we are hiring, hiring, hiring. The comapany is dependent on a very broad base of our economy and I take it as a great sign that overall there is improvement in the economy that we should all be happy to see.
Sure there are businesses that will falter and some segments of the economy that need more time to recover, especially a business like Interstate Brands (Hostess/Wonder Bread) that was financially in trouble before Obama took office. I consider the situation to which I am personally aware to be a sign of some significance and a positive sign overshadowing the negatives.
Gov. Christie of NJ perhaps said it best, "President Obama won because he got more votes!"
As you know, I am fond of quoting California Republican US Representative Sonny Bono, who said, after a similar Republican defeat, "Our problem was that we began to believe our own rhetoric."
As an example, "SPC" continually said, or implied, that 2012 is exactly like 1980 -- when Romney debates President Obama, everyone automatically will move over to the Republican side. "I can hardly wait," was their catch phrase. That phrase now should be expanded to "I could hardly wait to get my azz whipped!"
Typical Republican "historical" opinions were offered by the Neo-CON propagandists, like: "No one has ever had such a low [fill in the blank] rating and successfully became president."
Better re-write your history books, Neo-CONs! President Obama demolished all those "historical" hopeful prognostications of yours.
Since the shock of defeat is now beginning to be forgotten, the Neo-CON propagandists have returned with "all the businesses are closing" -- "Obamacare will mean the downfall of the Republic" -- "Obama is a [FILL IN THE BLANK] and not an American."
Listen to the wind blow. At least this thread is keeping some of them off the streets where additional damage could be inflicted upon their psyches. If one is a thoughtful person, sometimes a good "azz-whipping" can be both educational and therapeutic.