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Wow, that was a real squeaker. Wait. That was the 2000 election when George Bush barely won, after the 37-day Florida recount. Last night would be better described as a thorough ass kicking.
Mitt Romney not only lost the Electoral College (303 to 206), but also the popular vote by more than two-and-a-half million votes. And he did so against a opposition campaign of lies and deceit fostered by the MSM.
How could this have happened? Well, Chris Christie going into that Jersey Shore men’s room with Barack Obama didn’t help.
Christie dealt a devastating blow to the Romney campaign when he declared Obama ‘outstanding’ for his Hurricane Sandy response and scribbled down the president’s private number as he was leaving town.
Was Obama ‘outstanding’ in the face of Hurricane Sandy? No. In fact his FEMA director still hasn’t found Staten Island on the map. But at least he made it into the Situation Room this time. He went to bed during the Benghazi attack.
What have we learned from this rather expensive lesson? And it will cost us dearly. Well, first of all, that the rumors are true. Bill Maher did slip that ideological date-rape drug into Ann Coulter’s drink, way back when she dated the liberal bomb thrower.
Okay, this of course isn’t Coulter’s fault at all, even though she trotted the countryside beginning a year and a half ago declaring Christie the coming GOP messiah, and then switched to Romney when Christie didn’t gain traction.
But it does tell us a lot about the mindset of the modern Republican Party. It could not be more evident than with the party’s pundits and power players. Britt Hume, Karl Rove, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, the list is endless; all of them preached a moderate, if not Romney, nomination immediately after the party base destroyed congressional Democrats in the 2010 midterms.
How did the establishment translate this historic event as a mandate for moderates? Well, they all but ignored it, that’s how.
Coulter was surprising, in that many in the so-called tea party wing thought she was a conservative. And she is — to a point. At least until it comes to actually nominating a conservative candidate for president.
But I didn’t blog this morning to beat up on Ann Coulter.
Just saying, is all.