Angry? Yes I am and I'm not going to mince words and be nice right now. This was an election that by all rights we should have run. So I'm willing to name and shame some "conservatives" and Republicans who are partially responsible for how we got to Obama's second term.
Ann Coulter - One year after saying Mitt Romney was a loser at CPAC, Coulter went off at the 2012 gathering about how Romney was our only hope because he was "square." At one point, I thought she was about to join in a sing-a-long of "Hip To Be Square" with Huey Lewis during her speech. Romney was her fallback, since her Tony Soprano look-a-like boyfriend from New Jersey took a pass. Coulter should be relegated to a McDonalds drive through uttering the lines "would you like fries with that?"
Chris "Krispy Kreme" Christie - His embrace of Obama for the Hurricane Sandy photo op, and drooling like a little boy over his chat with the overrated Bruce Springsteen was sickening, while acting like he didn't care if Romney came to visit New Jersey after the storm. Keep in mind Christie was one of Romney's first big endorsers, which proves the only thing bigger than Christie's waist size is his ego.
Karl Rove and Dick "The Toesucker" Morris - Stay away from these two clowns when it comes to polls. Rove was a pro-Romney backer, even joining in the Newt pile-on in Florida. Both of their polling numbers were way off.
I would also add to my "name 'em and shame 'em" list David Frum, Jon Huntsman, John McLame, as well as Obama's second debate partner Candy Crowley, SeeBS 60 Minutes, Chris Matthews, the racist Toure and other hosts at MSNBC, the Washington ComPost and L.A. Slimes for still holding on to the Khalid Rashidi video.
I have to say I'm not enthused by the GOP "leadership" in the Congress. John "Crybaby" Boehner is already signaling he's ready to roll over and play dead for Obama. The dickless wonder in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, is willing to do the same for his friend and colleague, the Dingy one, Harry Reid.
What will make this loss even more damaging is that Obama will have the chance to turn the Supreme Court into an activist, liberal court in the next four years, and the GOP Senate minority won't even try to put up a fight.
Oh, and all those who are saying Obama will be impeached over Benghazi, forget it. Don't get me wrong, he should be. What happened in Benghazi was a disgrace and a crime, far worse than a third-rate burglary at a DC hotel, and worse than a President covering up getting a blow job from an intern. The GOP leadership will be too afraid to impeach, the activist media will cover for Obama, and a Democrat Senate will never remove.
To the four who were killed on 9/11/2012 and to their families, I am deeply sorry. This nation let you down on that day and yesterday as well.
Other reactions to Tuesday's disaster:
Robert Stacy McCain: On the Encroaching Gloom: ‘We Are Permanently and Irretrievably Screwed’
Here’s the thing: Conservatives warned that the re-election of Obama would have disastrous and irreparable consequences. In the wake of what happened, it ill behooves us to say now that the future offers anything but a descent into squalor and despair. If our arguments before Election Day were correct, we can scarcely enhance our credibility after Election Day by pretending that we can prevent what we previously said would be inevitable. The re-election of Obama heralds the advent of the post-American era.
Lee Rodgers, former morning host at KSFO-AM:
Those with some knowledge of historical references will see in Obama's victory a realization of the words attributed (correctly or not) to an 18th Century Scotsman named Alexander Tytler:"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
* From bondage to spiritual faith;
* From spiritual faith to great courage;
* From courage to liberty;
* From liberty to abundance;
* From abundance to selfishness;
* From selfishness to complacency;
* From complacency to apathy;
* From apathy to dependence;
* From dependence back into bondage."
There is no longer doubt that this nation has reached the tipping point predicted by many of us. The point at which half the population pays no income taxes and basically lives off the work and income of people whose earnings are expropriated by a corrupt government.
A majority of voters demonstrated yesterday that they prefer the honeyed lies of a man whose personal history and governing practices are a patchwork of falsehoods and whose administration of the nation's affairs is manifestly a failure.
The America that was ... is gone. Probably irretrievably, as the culture of dependency continues to grow. Welcome to the USSA -- the United Socialist States of America. Or, as some have already succinctly put it, "USA ... RIP."
I’m tired of the Establishment vs. Tea Party wars. I’m tired of Republicans still treating tea partiers like idiots for being outraged. The tea party protested Mitt. We fought his nomination. Then we rallied around him anyway, and we still lost. If you don’t get why that’s infuriating and disheartening and why people need to be angry about it, fine. Berating them is the opposite of helpful and encourages the indignation. If Republicans can’t win WITH the Tea Party, what makes you think you have a snowball’s chance in hell without us?
I spent the primary being told to shut up, you’ll fall in line anyway. I said I wouldn’t, but I did. I thought I was doing the right thing. Obama was too scary, and Mitt is a good man. What did it get me? The most bitter loss I could have imagined, because everyone actually thought we had a chance this time. Mitt was the electable one, after all. Surely the GOP brain trust had info we didn’t and Romney was really the smart choice, despite what the grassroots told them.
I’m tired of the circular firing squads (which “establishment” types are EVERY BIT as guilty of). The self-flagellation and naval gazing are inevitable, and we all need a break. I know that I, for one, am completely burned out and broken hearted. There’s no way I’m going to be effective without a recovery period.