Now They’re Bad at Losing
In 2000 George W. Bush won the Presidency. Well not really. He won because the state that was to decide the electoral vote happened to be the state where his brother was the governor, and an extremely close Bush ally, Catherine Harris did everything she could to deny a fair count of the votes. The ultimate decision came from the Republican dominated Supreme Court of the United States. For the first time in our history, the government elected the President. Gore won the popular vote, and the result was that the American people lost one of its greatest freedoms, the right to vote.
In 2004 Ohio was the deciding state in the race for 270 electoral votes. Bush was again declared the winner over John Kerry.
After the exit polls in Ohio were studied, an independent group went to Ohio and dissected the operation and accuracy of their voting machines. They discovered that they had been tampered with, and there was certainty that they had been altered, guaranteeing a victory for Bush. An HBO special was made, but was forced off the air before most Americans had a chance to see it by the Bush administration.
Now that Romney has suffered a devastating defeat in the Presidential election, groups of disgruntled Republicans are searching for vague “facts” that show that the Democratic Party “fixed” the election.
Republican Congressmen, Senators, and Governors have had a great deal of difficulty accepting “facts” during the first four years of Mr. Obama’s administration. With the aid of “FOX Noise” they have attempted to spin many of our President’s achievements. Now they cannot recognize and accept defeat.
If the Republican Party was truly the GOP of old, Romney had a chance of winning the election. But they are not. They represent special interest groups, and are divided irreparably within their own party. Boehner and McConnell catered to the TEA party and lobbyists for four long years. Their efforts came to fruition. They lost an election because they ignored the American public. Their policies were anti-women, anti-Hispanic, anti-African American, anti-education and anti-middle class.
When you are a big loser, it’s easy to blame the other side for your failure. The Republican Party will never win a major election in my lifetime if they continue to support policies and project attitudes that are contrary to mainstream America.
Politics is a four letter word. It destroys government that is supposed to be “by the people and for the people”. Spending every moment of your term in office running for re-election must end. Our legislators are elected to do the bidding of the electorate. Returning to this fact of life is necessary if our country is to survive. Remember, historians. Our country has often been compare to the ancient Roman Empire. They destroyed themselves. At present we are on the same path.