Fantasyland Denial has poisoned the GOP

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. one thing america found out for sure. being a morman does not mean you are honest:

    Mitt Romney is already slithering into the mists of history, or at least La Jolla, gone and soon to be forgotten. A weightless figure unloved and distrusted by even his own supporters, he was always destined, win or lose, to be a transitory front man for a radical-right GOP intent on barreling full-speed down the Randian path laid out by its true 2012 standard-bearer, Paul Ryan. But as was said of another unsuccessful salesman who worked the New England territory, attention must be paid to Mitt as the door slams behind him in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s brilliant victory. Though Romney leaves no political heirs in his own party or elsewhere, he does leave a cultural legacy of sorts. He raised Truthiness to a level of chutzpah beyond Stephen Colbert’s fertile imagination, and on the grandest scale. That a presidential hopeful so cavalierly mendacious could get so close to the White House, winning some 48 percent of the popular vote, is no small accomplishment. The American weakness that Romney both apotheosized and exploited in achieving this feat—our post-fact syndrome where anyone on the public stage can make up anything and usually get away with it—won’t disappear with him. A slicker liar could have won, and still might.

    http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/gop-denial-2012-11/
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Has someone not informed our raped as an alter boy truck driver yet, that Obama won?
     
  3. What is more fascinating is the reaction to the shellacking they got. They were honestly surprised. They had been living in their own echo chamber for soooo long that they literally had no idea what was coming on election night.
     
  4. yes look at jems "romney will win" thread. he was delusional from day one but no matter how many people tried to clue him in (576 pages of people patiently telling him he was wrong)he refused to understand.
    even the day of the election he was insisting romney would win in a landslide because everyone else but him skewed the polls. like i said. delusional.