Elections have consequences and certainly the election of 2012 was no ordinary election because the financial stakes are so great.
Many of us on the right wing punditry have looked deep into the election returns for answers to why the Republicans lost this past election. You can blame it of Romney’s flawed campaign computer analysis program or this or that but when you look at the following set of numbers, the answer seems fairly simple.
Presidential Election: 51% Obama …47% Romney —— Democrats + 4
Party Identification: A recent Gallup poll shows: In 2012, 47% identified or leaned Democratic, 42% Republican——————————– Democrats + 5
That re-establishes a Democratic edge in party affiliation after the two parties were essentially tied in 2010 and 2011.
Generic Congressional Ballot: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 38% would choose the Republican instead. ———————– Democrats + 6
Democrats Now Trusted More on Economy: Following the “fiscal cliff” deal, voters trust Democrats more than Republicans to handle the economy for the first time in just over three-and-a-half years. Democrats 47% to 41%—- Democrats + 6
So why did the Republicans lose the 2012 election?
The simple answer is they were outnumbered by Democrats!
Commentary: If you look at the results above, they totally dispel the notion that has been around for years …”that America is a center right country.” What America is today is a center left country well on its way to becoming a Socialist welfare State.
When you consider that 49% (150 million plus) of the American people receive some form of government aid, then it is not hard to understand why the country has turned left. Or as someone said after 2008 election…”We are only days away from transforming America.”
We are no longer a nation of ‘mover and shakers’ that was the backbone our economic success, we are now a nation of ‘makers and takers’ and the ‘takers’ have won the day. The only saving grace in this mess is the prospects that many American people will wake up to the reality, and it better be sooner than later, that this system of government does work. Eventually, America will run out of other people’s money to borrow and the check in the mail will stop coming. At that point the hard truth will become evident… “the free ride is over.”
The more people who receive benefits, the harder it’s going to be to make cuts, and it’s never popular to raise taxes. In some respects that argues for letting a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that is set to automatically hit in 2013 take effect. There’s just one problem: the Congressional Budget Office says it would sink the economy into recession.
It is hard to rationalize why this once great country has allowed us sink into this economic malaise but the answer again seems to be very simple, you can buy elections with free giveaway programs.
As Rush Limbaugh said….”You can’t beat Santa Claus.”