I am retired on disability and have a lot of time to spend on the internet. I have put most of it to use on reading about politics during this election and have continued that habit since the election, checking out various sites including some on the right that I visit to see what "the other side" is thinking.
I've read much and watched many clips about GOP efforts to understand and explain what happened in this election, how President Obama prevailed, how they were blind-sided and what it will take for them to have any chance at winning in the future.
One of the most distinguishing and frequently mentioned policy differences between the two candidates was their approach to taxes and the deficit. In polls before and after the election the majority affirmed that the President "understood people like them" and was most concerned about the middle class. Conversely, Romney was seen as not only rich but as preferring and protecting the rich in his policies. Finally, both before and after the election, polls clearly indicated that a significant majority of Americans either want taxes to increase on the rich or to increase across the board.
So why isn't this aspect of the perception of the GOP by the electorate mentioned in any of the discussion about the election results, even by the left? (If I've missed it, somebody give me the link(s) in the comments.) And on election day, before we even knew the outcome, and every day since, Boehner has been out there making keeping the Bush tax cuts for the rich the top priority of the GOP.
I am just baffled. I understand the misguided greed of the rich and their dominance over the party but how can they ignore this issue completely?