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.