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Thread #147963 Message #3433162
Posted By: Little Hawk
08-Nov-12 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Obama Wins!!!
Subject: RE: BS: Obama Wins!!!
I agree, Stringsinger, that Obama didn't win the election...Romney lost it. Romney lost by thinking that a single declining demographic (conservative old White men) would be enough to get him elected. It isn't enough anymore. It was once, but the country is changing.
If I were an American and could have voted, I could not have voted for Obama with any real enthusiasm, having been very disappointed in him over the last 4 years, despite the high hopes I had for him in 2008...but I WOULD have voted for Obama for one simple reason: to prevent Romney from winning!
The Republican Party has gone so far to the Right that it would appear like a lunatic fringe movement anywhere in the world except in the USA. It's gone right out of touch with reality. If the Republicans want to remain competitive, their only hope is to return to the political center, as they were when they were led by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The Tea Party folks don't get it. They think the party has to go farther to the Right. That's funny! ;-) If they get their wish, they will simply destroy any chance the Republicans have of ever getting elected again.
As for Obama, he's actually gone far enough to the Right that he basically occupies the same general political ground as Canada's most Rightwing party, the Conservatives. Our other parties are considerably to the Left of Barack Obama. He is a center-right politician by world standards.
And perhaps that is partly why the Republicans have moved SO far to the lunatic Right since the days of Bill Clinton. The Democrats, by moving closer and closer to traditional Republican ground, have left the Republicans almost no place to go except to teeter wildly on the edge of falling completely off the rightwing wall and into the abyss. ;-D
This can be done in a country where so many people equate "socialism" with Communism...and think of "liberal" as a pejorative word.