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  •  Excellent point (8+ / 0-)

    It also explains why the GOP are totally perplexed about "how" President Obama could have won re-election so decisively in 2012. They were using the "innocence" yardstick of 2008 to completely discount our steely determination to deny them victory. They misread our rationales for supporting the President both in 2008 and now, so they never saw their ass-whupping coming.

    I have found it truly amusing the assertions by Romney flacks and corporate media that there was no "enthusiasm" among Obama supporters, like there was in 2008, and conversely Romney had his hopes high because he was beginning to see "enthusiastic" crowds. I thought WTF! But that is what they reduced us Democrats to "Obama groupies".

    So if their warped eyes didn't see the same "orgasmic" support then it meant we had disappeared?
    that says more about their own shallow reasons for voting for their candidates than it says anything about the reasons why Democrats supported candidate Obama in 2008 and now.

    All I wish is for the GOP to remain in their willful blindness until Democrats complete the long overdue economic and civil rights course correction this country needs.

    "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them." -- Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

    by zizi on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:14:27 AM PST

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    •  Amen. (1+ / 0-)
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      It is certainly true that the Republicans Achilles heel is their steadfast underestimation of Barack Obama.  And even though Obama sticks it to them again and again, they still  get confused after a long day of telling the country what a weak president he is, and they go to bed believing it---only to find the rug pulled out from underneath them again, the next day.

      The rule of battle is to know your enemy.  This last election  shows republicans lost the battle because they STILL DON'T KNOW THEIR ENEMY, still can't come to terms with how tough he really is.

      And watching their shock at their loss was schaudenfreude with a cherry on top.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:42:54 AM PST

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