GOP conservatives need to see reality
This is a response to Pat Harvey's letter (“Disappointment is understandable”) claiming that he knows why Greg Gardner was disappointed with the re-election of Obama because he also had those feelings of disappointment in 1980 while Carter was in office. He then goes on to claim that Obama may go down as a really bad president like Carter, along with his party.
This is complete nonsense. The first reason for the loss this year was that conservative Republicans refuse to admit that it was their policies and their really bad ideas that they were campaigning on, along with a really bad candidate, that caused Romney and the GOP to lose.
Another reason was the GOP's attempt to “block” the vote to keep minorities from voting for Obama. The GOP's attempt to disrupt democracy by using this voter fraud claim to change state voting laws to make voting much more difficult (Targeting Democrats) was a GOP scheme that “backfired” and resulted in Obama getting a second term.
The Carter/Obama ruse is another conservative “red herring” thrown in there to sway the spotlight away from the real reasons of the Romney/conservative GOP loss. Harvey and Gardner appear to have joined their fellow conservatives to further deny reality and “pretend” it was something else that caused the loss.
What it boils down to is that these people have essentially rejected the facts and continue to reside in the land of “denial.” They need to re-establish a grip and admit to themselves that Obama won fair and square that he ran a much more organized campaign then Romney did.
From that standpoint, I applaud the president for demonstrating his superb leadership abilities and “jeers' to Romney for his (and the GOP's) disorganized and “dishonest” approach to the campaign.
Of course, Harvey – as with the rest of the right-wing base – “blamed” the mainstream media for the Romney loss. That's to be expected – another one of their “red herrings.” As long as this reality “disconnect” continues among GOP conservatives, they will continue to lose elections in the near future.