So, was this opinion piece by Bennett so devastatingly dull that nobody has
commented? Frankly, I don't know. I couldn't bring myself to read it
Millions of dollars of conservative money spent pre-election on advertising,
thousands of hours of conservative talk radio and Fox News broadcasts, thousands
of appearances by conservative spokespeople, tens of thousands of hours of
conservative strategist meetings, and Republican congressional compliticity in
subverting government action all directed toward undermining and making Barack
Obama a one-term president.The anti-Obama rhetoric was so ramped up
with Birther nonsense, claims that Obama wasn't a "real American",
that he was a friend of terrorists, and other movement conservative propaganda
that it appeared that almost anyone put up by the Republicans would easily be
the next occupant of the White House. Partisanship was running hot
and heavy with anyone identified as Republican solidly in the anti-Obama camp.
Republicans were quickly purging the non-ideologues, those seen as not
conservative enough, those thought of as not conservative enough, and those
suspected of not being conservative enough. So, after all of this
preparation, only about 10% of the electorate remained to be brought into the
Republican voter fold in order to win the election. The battle is over factual
information which Republicans strive to make irrelevant.
The severely moderate Which Romney who showed up that night had nothing remotely
to do with the severely conservative positions severely conservative Which
Romney had taken in the primaries.The message was sent...and
"message sent - message received" Some people will never listen to
anything other than that which echoes their own opinion.