President Obama’s Re-Election

It seems to be a consensus in my mind that the Republicans have lived for so long in their own echo chamber (Fox, Rush, Hannity, et al) that they have started to believe the lies they are told and tell themselves.  They even defied math, simple math, in order to feed their delusions.   

So remote are the Republicans about the country and their role in it that they were gobsmacked when reality hit them the night of the election, disbelieving even their own Fox News in-house experts who called the race for Obama.

While I have no interest, a week after the election, in helping rehabilitate the Republican party, I also have no interest in feeling sorry for them.  I lived through 8 years of Reagan when he refused to even say the word AIDS until his 7th year in office, setting back AIDS research a decade during which many friends of mine died. I lived through 8 years of Bush who stole the election in 2000 with the help of the Supreme Court and lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq so he could attack and revenge his father.  I cry no tears for the Republicans, friends or not, for having to live through 4 more years of Obama.  They don’t know how lucky they are. 

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