Happy Thanksgiving

First and foremost, I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. We still have a lot to be thankful for. There are many throughout the world who wish they could be so fortunate as to be in the bottom rung demographic in this country.

There’s something else I would like to say on this Thanksgiving. I direct this to all of the so called experts, consultants, pundits and other assorted professional talking heads who, since the election have bemoaned the fate of our republic. Who have accepted that there has been a major demographic shift. Who fear that this country has irreversibly shifted to the left, or that we now live in a ‘post constitutional’ country, based on this past election. To them I say, sit down and shut your bleating pie-hole!  Quit crying and act like grown men (or women) for God’s sake.

Before I go further, let’s look at some numbers.  Below you see the voting results for three elections, 1972, 1984, and 2012.  In 1972 and 1984 there were resounding republican victories, while 2012 was a narrow victory for the democrats. Also note that the ’72 and ’84 percentage of population shown below was for the entire population because I couldn’t find figures for the voting age population like I did for 2012.
                         1972                    1984               2012





% of Pop.

*indicates the entire population
** indicated voting age population only

First, note that according to the 2010 U.S. Census, the total population was 308,745,538.  So the number who voted, were approximately 39.9% of the total population. That’s roughly equivalent to the ’72 and ’84 turnouts.

Second, the number of votes difference between Obama and Romney was 3,814,410, that's 1.63% of the eligible voting population.  The difference in ’72 was 17,995,488, and the difference in ’84 was 16,878,120. Both ’72 and ‘84’s amounts are over five times greater than the 2012 difference.   
Yet here sit the republicans walking around shell-shocked, or crying and blubbering silly shit like this quote, I am not alone, I know, in sensing a fateful shift in the temper, the emotional weather, of America. I cannot pretend to know what it portends.”  
Give me a break. How do you think the democrats felt after the far worse ass-kickings they got? Did they decide that the best course of action was to cave-in on the important issues and act more like republicans?

The cold hard facts are that this election was against a weak president with no accomplishments and a gob-smacked economy, it was the republican’s for the taking, and they didn’t just lose it, they threw it away. Two easily winnable senate seats, (Missouri and Indiana) were lost because the republicans nominated two of the stupidest candidates they could have found. Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock were utterly stupid and clueless.  A weak field of presidential candidates devolved into the least unpalatable candidate.

The other hard fact the republicans do not want to face is that in this fight, the other side wanted it more than they did. The other side saw its objectives and went after them, with a will to win. The other side was willing to fight harder & dirtier and do whatever it took to win. Period. The democrats analyzed the electorate and what it would take to snag a sufficient majority in the key states to win sufficient electoral votes. They did their demographic homework, mobilized their ground game and ran the nastiest, most negative, issues free  campaign in recent memory.  Not only that, but over the years, they didn’t just sit and bemoan their fate, they built their base, they organized. It was a long march and it enabled them to pull out an election they should have taken a drubbing on similar to the ’72 and ’84 ass kickings they got.

The republicans, while talking a good game, were out hustled and out fought and lost an election that was ripe for the taking. (Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.)  They got what they deserved. When you listen to them, you get this sneaking suspicion that they really don’t believe what they’re saying. They don’t really share the values they talk about. They’re just saying it because they think it’s what you want to hear. In the country clubs, senate drawing rooms and elsewhere, where the public usually isn’t around to hear, they really agree with and have more in common with the democrats than with the citizenry.  They seem resigned to the democrats vision of America as a sinking ship and their main objective is to ensure they go down first class.

 Just remeber one thing, in spite of a lackluster republican campaign, inspite of a mainstream media that was the defacto publicity arm of the democrat party, despite the rampant vote fraud, the democrats only won by 1.63% of the votes cast.

I won’t go into what I think they need to do to re-tool their brand and get back in the game. There are others who have far more eloquently delved into those issues. But do it, either the republicans or a new party, must. I wonder how many have the sand for it?

Go eat some turkey, we’ve all had enough crow to last us for a good long time.

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