America voted for change...in the Republican Party. Since Obama's victory, conservatives are asking a lot of questions as to why Romney lost. Was it his flip-flopping? Was he conservative enough? Do numbers have a liberal bias? Well, for Obama voters like myself, it wasn't disdain for Romney, it was the lunatic horse he rode in on.
This election was more of a nationwide referendum on the outlandish extremism of the Republican Party than it was a reflection of Obama's approval. And, that is why I am far prouder of my country after the 2012 election than I was following 2008.
Social issues are what people understand best. If the Republicans want to remain viable, in the new rational America, there are aspects of their platform they must drop. No more anti-science, no more Bible-thumping, no more debating the definition of rape. The culture wars are over, you lost, get over it or go home.
Certain issues should not be controversial anymore. Gay Marriage: Not an issue, it's legal. Roe v. Wade: Not an issue, it stands. Teaching evolution in schools: Not an issue, we're doing it. Legalizing marijuana: Not an issue, eat potato chips.
The message of this election is that future generations of this country want each side to debate the nuances of tax cuts vs. revenue increases within the context that the aforementioned is unquestionable. Ignoring the lunatics will lead to a more civil and efficient political discourse. Get the message?
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