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http://www.blogher.com/reality-bites-lessons-learned-november-6th


Democrats had an amazing election night, so much so one would think Republicans would be doing some serious soul searching. Instead what are we hearing?

• We lost our momentum due to Sandy
• Our country is made up of more “takers” than “makers” with those takers just wanting free stuff.
• We weren’t anti-abortion enough
• The liberal media is in the bag for Obama
• Democrats suppressed the vote

Nothing in their assessment questions why their policies do not appeal to the majority of Americans.

They were truly shocked at the results. Their polls had Romney winning, keeping the House and taking the Senate. While they did keep the House, they lost seats even after massive re-districting to assure Republican control. All of the rightwing news media and pundits had them convinced of this winning scenario and with the advent of Citizens United, the hundreds of millions spent by Rove’s Super Pac, the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson, how could they lose?

You only need to look at their reality to understand why the Republicans were so surprised by the outcome.  Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher define the world in which they exist a “bubble”. You decide.





I really agreed with this and think that both sides can take a page from this book.  Do a bit of soul searching and maybe you will come up with some answers instead of blaming.

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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blues_pagan
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I completely agree with you but I have seen more on this board that very few of the Republicans here have looked at their own party for reasons why Romney just didn't make it and lost by a lot.  

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 The solution would be no more excuses..how about taking responsibility and being accountable.

Romney--for moving jobs to China, which by the way he is NOT the only business man/corporation to do so.

Obama--for not doing much when he had democratic control of congress, and resting on his laurels for passing Obamacare. (which should be called Kennedycare because national healthcare was his baby)

Quoting blues_pagan:

If you noticed  I noted at the bottom that both sides can take a page from this.  Stop pointing fingers and start coming up with solutions.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Funny, because when Obama preformed dismally at the first debate, they were giving excuses from..."it's his 20th anniversary" to "it's the altitude"...

Ssooo it's ONLY ok for dems and Obama to give "excuses" and not republicans?

It's the same thing, Obama "changes his mind" and "evolves" Romney "flip flops"...

Double standard.


 


mom2twinboyz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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Now that is interesting..it seems the blue understandably are in the urban areas (where many minorities live) Romney still outperformed McCain so I can believe this. I don't think republicans are on the way out ( it wasny a beating in the popular vote). They just need a better way to get to those minority voters.

Quoting blues_pagan:

May I ask for the link to that source.  I would very much like to see it and check for fact.  Thanks!

Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

I think BlogHer should look at this map, which shows how much "more Republican" districts went in 2012 versus 2008s. The redder the area, the more right the votes.





blues_pagan
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM

If you actually click on the counties you will see that the shifts are not as drastic in many places as this graphic shows. 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578105031877259720.html

Quoting mom2twinboyz:


Now that is interesting..it seems the blue understandably are in the urban areas (where many minorities live) Romney still outperformed McCain so I can believe this. I don't think republicans are on the way out ( it wasny a beating in the popular vote). They just need a better way to get to those minority voters.

Quoting blues_pagan:

May I ask for the link to that source.  I would very much like to see it and check for fact.  Thanks!

Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

I think BlogHer should look at this map, which shows how much "more Republican" districts went in 2012 versus 2008s. The redder the area, the more right the votes.






NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I think both side should do some Soul Searching and decide if they want to do their JOBS or just worry about being relected. They all stared the day after the election raising funds for 2016 This is shameful IMHO.   The People send a clear message they want to Grid Lock to Stop and that is a message I think Everyone in Washington should take to heart. 


emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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As I said in another post, they like to say the left blames bush when things go bad, but they are blaming Romney's loss on everyone and everything other than the person who is truly responsible: Romney.

He is the reason why he lost. No one else. Maybe next time he will learn to keep his foot out of his mouth

jett286
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM


Quoting NancSBRN:

I think both side should do some Soul Searching and decide if they want to do their JOBS or just worry about being relected. They all stared the day after the election raising funds for 2016 This is shameful IMHO.   The People send a clear message they want to Grid Lock to Stop and that is a message I think Everyone in Washington should take to heart. 


I don't think the people voted for the gridlock to stop.  I think they voted for status quo.  Keep doing what's been going on or we would have the same party in the majority in the house/senate and white house.  Since we have the same thing now as we've had for 4 years I think we are in for more of the same.  Our country is so divided and the vitriol being spewed from everyone is very disheartening...

Jeanette

"Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief". -- Anon.
stringtheory
by Bronze Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM
Oh please, the sample "excuses" you are giving were tongue-in-cheek and you know it. The left plainly admits that Obama just did poorly the first debate.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Funny, because when Obama preformed dismally at the first debate, they were giving excuses from..."it's his 20th anniversary" to "it's the altitude"...


Ssooo it's ONLY ok for dems and Obama to give "excuses" and not republicans?


It's the same thing, Obama "changes his mind" and "evolves" Romney "flip flops"...


Double standard.

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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Congratulations on the election. Be happy and kind, don't gloat  - Does NOT reflect well on liberals. In fact makes you look like the intolerant party.

Please remember that conservatives were sympathetic and kind to liberals when they lost elections. It would be nice if liberals also acted according to the Golden Rule - Don't even have to be religious to do that. 

jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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Post a negativity thread - way to go...  Now you cannot complain when repubs respond back...

celestegood
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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 That's funny, because I'm liberal and never made excuses as to why Obama did poorly in the first debate.  In fact, I was on here in a post about just that (written by a republican) and she asked what excuses I have.

And I told her none!  What the hell, do I look psychic?  I don't know why, and honestly, why would I waste my time making excuses for someone I do not know?

Bottom line here, is that the country needs to get past the BULLSHIT, and start working together!  This isn't republican vs. democrat, its a melting pot and if we are going to fix what's wrong, we need to stop the shit and work together!!!!!!!

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Funny, because when Obama preformed dismally at the first debate, they were giving excuses from..."it's his 20th anniversary" to "it's the altitude"...

Ssooo it's ONLY ok for dems and Obama to give "excuses" and not republicans?

It's the same thing, Obama "changes his mind" and "evolves" Romney "flip flops"...

Double standard.

 

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