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  •  No shit, Peggy Noonan! (4+ / 0-)
    The outcome was not only a re-election but on some level and to some degree a rejection.
    Gee Peggy, how astute you are. And to what level and to what degree? Instead of purging people for not being RW enough, why don't you start with purging your hate mongers, war mongers, and fear mongers. I'm still waiting for someone to apologize for Iraq war, which I know won't happen. But your team could stand up to Rush and Glenn and their ilk and tell them to STFU and take a hike. When will your team repudiate those turds?
    President Barack Obama won re-election despite an electorate that sees a nation on the wrong track ...
    No one ever drills down on this question to ask, what it is about the the nation's wrong track that makes it wrong? For me, it's the methodical  obstruction of the RW and their total refusal to compromise to solve problems that is the wrong track.

    the Republican brand is totally bankrupt.

    by vlyons on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:28:06 AM PST

    •  More on this theme: (6+ / 0-)

      Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues

      “Millions of American evangelicals are absolutely shocked by not just the presidential election, but by the entire avalanche of results that came in,” R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Ky., said in an interview. “It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out.

      “It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed,” he said. “An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.”

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:38:16 AM PST

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      •  LOL Evangelicals are shocked too? (2+ / 0-)
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        skohayes, mmacdDE

        Yes Mr. Evangelical, I think the electorate is getting  sick and tired of you trying to push them around and telling them what to think.

        We have a constitution that separates Church from state...stay out of politics! Your congregation can think for themselves.

        It is amazing that evangelicals that Luv the Lord, won't stand up to right wing slashing social programs, their hatefulness and racism, but can talk about same sex marriage and abortion. Hypocrites!

        This is our moment...this is our time! President Barack Obama

        by ankae on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:34:01 AM PST

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        •  Other losers: (2+ / 0-)
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          American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-led Super PAC, had an awful won-lost record in 2012. Only 1.29 percent of the $103,559,672 that that group spent resulted in American Crossroads’ expected outcome, and the group did not support a single winning candidate.

          Rove’s “dark money” group, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, didn’t fare much better. It had a 14.4 percent batting average — but also didn’t support any election-night winners.

          Rove’s terrible return on his donors’ investments may come back to haunt him. As one Republican operative told The Huffington Post’s Jon Ward, “There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do… I don’t know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing.”

          Charles and David Koch didn’t fare much better than Rove. The Koch brothers-linked Center to Protect Patient Rights backed several outside spending groups, few of which found much success in the election results. The American Future fund spent only 5.57 percent of its $23,613,532 successfully, opposing three losing candidates and supporting zero winners. Americans for Responsible Leadership was even worse, getting the desired result on only 1.96 percent of its $5,022,762 spent.

          The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, another of the most prominent outside groups on the right, also found very little success — 6.9 percent of its spending ended with the intended result; the Chamber supported just four winning candidates, and opposed three election-night losers.

          The Ending Spending Action Fund — a Super PAC backed by conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts, which memorably considered an ad campaign that would have painted President Barack Obama as a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln” — had a relatively low 15.34 percent ROI on its $13,238,296 of spending.

          No outside spending group fared worse than the National Rifle Association. The National Rifle Association Of America Political Victory Fund spent $11,787,523 in 2012, only 0.81 percent of which delivered the group’s preferrd electoral outcome.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:47:08 AM PST

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      •  So America doesn't like intolerance? (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm shocked. Not.

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