You can’t make this stuff up.
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) November 5, 2014
Yes, it’s really bad.
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) November 6, 2014
After a lengthy recount of how well they’re doing, they end with this gem:
Let’s start with the obvious: Republicans have won control of Congress — so now they have no excuses. They can’t just sit back and blame Democrats like President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. They’ll have to stand up and try to convince people that the Republican agenda is better than the Democratic agenda.
That’s a fight we’re looking forward to.
So if you’re still fighting with us… if you’re still standing with the President…sign our note to President Obama thanking him for all he’s done and letting him know that we have his back.
Why yes, let’s thank the guy who’s brought ruin to your party. Uh huh.
If that isn’t amusing enough, feast on this raging case of butthurt.
And Republicans? Simple. They won (again) because of their utter mastery at hurling empty propaganda, and their utter hatred of President Obama.
Let us emphasize this point fully and clear: Hate won. Ideas lost.
Don’t take my word for it. Republicans admit as much themselves. They widely acknowledge they forwarded not a single new idea, promised not a single fresh approach to governing. Far from it. In nearly every race in the country, Republicans ran on one campaign slogan and one slogan only: Obama is horrible.
And it worked. It worked shockingly well. As with every mid-term, turnout was abysmal, young (liberal) voters stayed away, and those who did turn out were the Republican’s most favorite chattel of all: older, fear-addled white conservatives who lack much in the way of critical thinking skills. Bingo!
Can you pity, for a moment, the poor Democratic party? For the horribly ironic bind it finds itself in, over and over again?
See, the party’s most fatal flaw is also its most appealing trait: It lacks the murderous cruelty and savage bloodlust of the Republicans.
Whereas the GOP has zero qualms about flinging outright lies (birthers, science deniers, creationists, et al) to get what it wants, not to mention an ever-present air of racism, sexism and a dark mistrust/hatred of everyone from Muslims to the entire African continent, Dems have no such arsenal, and no skill to use it if they did.
That person can cancel out your vote.