As the reality of the election results slowly sets in with liberals, let me save us from having to read The N&O editorial page’s rehashing of what caused the Republican landslide and provide a synopsis of the drivel you would otherwise force us to digest.
First, you will focus on some alleged “voting irregularities” and supposed disenfranchisement in remote locations (none of which seems to occur during a Democratic victory) and claim that confusion due to recent changes in election law undermined the people’s voice.
Second, you’ll claim that a low turnout means the results don’t actually reflect the mood of the entire nation and thus imply that the majority is somehow illegitimate.
Third, ignoring your previous claims of Democratic mandates even when they have won by smaller margins, you’ll argue that the recently elected Republican majority “owes it to the country to listen to and represent all people, not just the polarizing views of right-wing extremists.”
And, lastly, you’ll ignore Sen. Harry Reid’s unwillingness to present virtually any Republican-sponsored bill for vote in the Senate (as well as President Obama’s disregard for Republican input) and claim that all future disagreements between our Congress and Obama are the result of “continuing intransigence on the part of the Party of No.”
Does this pretty well sum it up?
Scott V. Cooper