What we witnessed on Tuesday was the collapse of the right. The Establishment money men in a post-Citizens United world - failed. The hate fueled Talibangelical social conservative Tea Party people with a throw-the-bums-out public who have given nearly 4 continuous years of 60% wrong direction polling - failed. The enthusiasm powered Church led volunteer GOTV missionary army - failed.

Is it because they suck? Mostly yes. Each fractious no compromise slice of the conservative coalition has its own festering pile of deeply distasteful garbage. Odious cretins that carry with them a stench foul enough to turn away multitudes. And while there may be a lot of overlap, each beyond the pale offense has the potential to put off different people.

The anti-immigration folks cemented the Hispanic vote for Barry. The legitimate rapists brought women to the ballot box. The 1% of the 1% of the 1%, so out of touch that the idea of writing off 47% of the population is not only reasonable, but righteous - well 47%.

It probably goes back a lot further than I am aware of, but at least since Reagan, the GOP has been the party of hate. Everyone hates taxes, but it's understood that if you want services you have to pay for them. It only became a winning argument when you could put the face of the Cadillac driving welfare queen onto it.

So they hate. And the hate is ugly. And ugly loses elections.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's good to see that we've woken up from the long national nightmare.

I now have no need to move into a room above your garage and to become your "Fonzie". Ayyyy, Mr W!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The Five Stages of GOP Grief:

1) Denial
2) Denial
3) Denial
4) Denial
5) Aneurysm

Substance McGravitas said...

Gosh darn that moderate Romney who wasn't hateful enough.