Weaver95: Limbaugh and his buddies are actually some of the best recruiters for the Democratic party in the history of ever.
syrynxx: They're just going to keep bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.
Weaver95: talk to your friend. just be aware that transitioning from the echo chamber to reality can be a very jarring experience.
DubyaHater: News flash neocons......Rush Limbaugh and the pundits don't give a shiat about you and your ideology. As long as that steady paycheck keeps rolling in, they will keep shoveling the shiat you want to hear. Outrage and conspiracy theories keep you neocons foaming at the mouth. You are being duped and the pundits are laughing at you.......and rightly so.
Girl From The North Country: I have to thank you Weav. It was stories like this that kept me confident during the last couple weeks leading up to the election. While the media was touting their horse race narrative, and team Romney was touting enthusiasm, I found comfort in the ground game disparity.So thanks. CSB
Millennium: Over the past few decades, but especially the most recent, those in power among the liberals have done an excellent job of convincing the rank and file that the opposition is unthinking, greedy, hateful, dishonest, delusional... in a word, evil in the mustache-twirling villain sense.
Girl From The North Country: You would have thought that this election would have snapped them out of their echo chamber. They have to realize they were being fed a false narrative.I have a friend who is a huge Glenn Beck fan. He is otherwise a very smart, analytical type. If this doesn't wake him up then I will have lost all hope. He honestly believes he 'knows' Glenn, a true patriot, who would do anything to save this country from the Socialist. Not an 'entertainer' who makes millions off of scaring people about the various atrocities that the Dems want to inflict upon them for all eternity.
swahnhennessy: Much like the GOP's demographic of angry old white guys is dying out, so too is their media demographic of angry old gullible white guys. Sooner or later what remains of their audience is going to be too smart to fall for the lies and manufactured outrage, and wise up to the fact that they're being used.No doubt the noise will continue, at least for a while longer, but if the GOP has any hope of surviving they need to come straight with potential voters and not just tap into anger that they help manufacture. 2010 gave them false hope for that, but with each passing year they lose more and more adherents. And not just to the grave. After a while, even the most ignorant of consumers will realize that what FOX is telling him just doesn't jibe with reality, no matter how much he has come to want it to.
Laughs at your silly optimism
swahnhennessy: Much like the GOP's demographic of angry old white guys is dying out, so too is their media demographic of angry old gullible white guys. Sooner or later what remains of their audience is going to be too smart to fall for the lies and manufactured outrage, and wise up to the fact that they're being used.
Erix: I'm sure you're right with the first part, that the inner circle is debating this. But I'm not so sure that an inner circle is actually in control of the party anymore. The Tea Party has had enough success in the primaries against establishment backed candidates that it will be tough to take charge again. It's really the Republican party's fault for being desperate enough for votes to let the extremists have the driver's seat, but now we all have to deal with the loss of moderates. Do you really think that Rush, Beck, and Fox followers will willingly brought back to the center, just because it's better for the party?Too many people are convinced that Romney's problem was not being conservative enough, when it's probably more likely he was too tainted with the extreme conservative stink he had to wallow in to win the primary.
blastoh: At some point, people have to ask.... how many times are these people going to be wrong.
blastoh: I think Nate Silver accuracy did a lot more to damage and discredit the conservative media than anything else..
FeedTheCollapse: I disagree with the bolded portion. Behind the Republicans being firmly up their own ass and ignoring reality, the next biggest problem is that no one really liked Romney. They danced around nominating him during the primaries, but their motivation for voting for Romney had more to do with voting against Obama than supporting any of Romney's policies. Though the willingness to swallow all of Romney's bullshiat was a bit disheartening, but I guess that's what Republicans have come to.
shastacola: This is the most delicious irony of the GOP's slow crawl toward irrelevance since their embrace of the southern strategy,They're forced to "dance with one that brung ya", and it's going to destroy them.
MacWizard: The article's lede: "When Republicans perform a full autopsy on the 2012 elections, they'll realize they only deluded themselves"Ain't gonna happen anytime soon. They ran an quick post-mortem and decided that the obvious problem was that they simply weren't conservative enough.
Weaver95: syrynxx: They're just going to keep bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.again, I was floored by the near complete lack of ground level organization among Team Romney supporters. they had fire, passion for their candidate...but no organization. their own ideology is central command driven, it doesn't teach them individual initiative. everything HAS to be approved by someone further up their chain of command and GOD help you if you do something without authorization. so in the end, they had a bunch of Romney voters standing around waiting for orders while Team Obama ran the table.
i upped my meds-up yours: It could be that they'll just go full entertainment, dop the pretense of news analysis and do nothing but crazy Limbovian / Beckesque rant sauce. This would be win-win for the stupids and the rest of us, as anyone with half a brain tunes it out.Rush or Beck can't turn a rant into an email campaign to Congress these days; their shows are meant for potato-chip-and-bourbon jack-off sessions, and their listeners know it.
St_Francis_P: The next four years will be boom times for conservative media; it's always good for business when your enemies are in power. They will continue to infuriate liberals. But the next time you see Fox propagating some absurd fantasy of Barack Obama's perfidy, or see Limbaugh and Carlson ramping up another episode of race-baiting, remind yourself that they're probably doing the most harm to their own side.And they'll keep right on keeping on. There's lots more money to be made spinning yarns for stupid folk.
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