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  •  i think the shadenfreude is so profound... (11+ / 0-)

    this year because the republicans were SO confident that they were going to win, SO sure that the math was wrong, that the facts didn't mean anything.

    It was amazing to watch it, this incredible optimism in defiance of reality. They were so confident, they even convinced a lot of liberals I know that Obama was done, the senate was lost and the house would be irredeemably red for all eternity.

    When someone is that willfully wrong in the face of literally mountains of scientific, mathematical evidence to the contrary, It's hard not to revel in that dumbstruck shock when they realize that yes, America, there is a reality, and their party is on the wrong side of it.

    "Ruin comes when the trader, whose heart is lifted up by wealth, becomes ruler" - Plato, Republic

    by sixeight120bpm on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:25:30 PM PST

    •  This should at least (2+ / 0-)
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      nota bene, sixeight120bpm

      put a serious damper on the worst expected abuses of the Citizens United decision. Rove cashed in big time during the first post-CU election, promising the plutocrats the best government money could buy. And it's not hard to see (if one is looking at the facts) that they did their best to deliver.

      But it didn't work, every attempt at voter suppression just got more people to the polls determined to vote no matter how long they had to stand in line. The people defeated their Big Lie. Now I have sincere doubts that billionaires will again waste hundreds of millions of dollars to buy national elections. It would be much cheaper for them to simply pay a bit more taxes.

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