bobbette: DubyaHater: What the fark was that? That article explained nothing. If she was trying to make a point, she missed wide right. Go back to bed Peggy. We'll wake you up in four years.Peggy's columns are like four Inception levels deep of vague. She usually has about one point per extensive paragraph of verbose, meandering prose.Her points:1. Voters are naturally Republican and embrace Republican values like low taxes (as Peggy defines it, the "center-right" equilibrium) but the GOP campaigned stupidly and were wrong about where they should have been finding votes, ie you can't win an election in America just by winning old white people, anymore. "The base" has shrunk relative to the whole population.2. Obama campaigned harder and better, and that is the only reason why Peggy was wrong in her election forecasting. Peggy was right on the values, but she was defeated by Obama's army of technical GOTV wizards and their enthusiasm gappery.3. "People standing in the crowd react while watching election results displayed on a television." (???)
tallguywithglasseson: -America is a center-right country-Obama is a far-left Marxist SocialistGiven that Obama won re-election handily, have fun trying to keep these thoughts in your head simultaneously, right-wingers.
shower_in_my_socks: How will you ever know what a paid shill like Peggy Noonan REALLY thinks?[img16.imageshack.us image 450x606]Only in the world of the rightwing media can you be proven so spectacularly wrong, and so spectacularly two-faced, time and time again, and still continue to have a career.
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Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: America IS a center-right nation, relatively speaking.The problem is that the Republicans are nowhere hear the center and keep screaming for the heads of any of their own who wander anywhere near it.
shower_in_my_socks: Only in the world of the rightwing media can you be proven so spectacularly wrong, and so spectacularly two-faced, time and time again, and still continue to have a career.
Mr_Fabulous: To this day, to this very minute, the GOP is fully in denial about the election."The voters didn't reject our values and our policies. It was just really good, strategic gamesmanship by Team Obama, and all the gifts they offered to the filthy non-whites. But America is still on our side, and we'll get 'em next time!"No. Next time, it'll be a lot worse. Trust me.
Flaming Yawn: "Meanwhile, we'll do everything we can in the House to block any legislation larger than recognizing National Parsnip Month and hope that the SCOTUS continues to wrench the country back to the halcyon days of the Reagan Pontificate, I mean, Presidency."
Tedlick: America is a center-right nation, and it re-elected the center-right candidate.
kindms: The current Dem party is what the republicans used to be like before the religious crazies got a hold on the party. So they have been able to steer the country right on many topics.
Flab: America is a center-right nation [...] Except for the demographicsWAT?
the opposite of charity is justice: President Obama did not lose, he won. It was not all that close. There was enthusiasm on his side. Mitt Romney's assumed base did not fully emerge, or rather emerged as smaller than it used to be. He appears to have received fewer votes than John McCain. The last rallies of his campaign neither signaled nor reflected a Republican resurgence. Mr Romney's air of peaceful dynamism was the product of a false optimism that, in the closing days, buoyed some conservatives and swept some Republicans. While GOP voters were proud to assert their support with lawn signs, Democratic professionals were quietly organizing, data mining and turning out the vote. Their effort was a bit of a masterpiece; it will likely change national politics forever. Mr. Obama was perhaps not joyless but dogged, determined, and tired.Apart from those points, everything in my blog post of Nov. 5 stands.I'm not going to look up her Nov 5th posting but I gather from her disclaimer that she said:- Obama would lose- It would be a close race ending in Romney's favor- There was zero enthusiasm for Obama- Romney's base was energized and would turn out in record numbers- This was a turning point for a republican thousand years of rule- The Obama campaign was a train wreckSo, apart from those points everything in her Nov 5th post stands? Phew, glad you cleared that up for us.
Gyrfalcon: I loved the first two paragraphs. In summary: Everything I said was wrong--but I'm still right.In a weird way, this is the end result of two decades of feel-good education. If it feels good and it feels right, it doesn't matter if it's true has finally taken root in today's Republicans. No! I want to believe Americans really do think the way I do! They really DID vote for my candidate, just not quite as much as I wanted them to! We really do run the country, just not quite as much as we really think we do! I FEEL it, so it has to be true!! Right? Please?And feel-good Republicans like Noonan just can't seem to figure out why it's not working like she was promised it would.
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