there has been much bandied about on the airwaves and intertubes lately about why the rethuglicans got a big smack down. it's really very simple- they are a sham. the party has no substance other than making buttloads of money for their elite at the expense of the masses and they try and dress that pig up in lipstick and sell it to the american people in the shape of a wasilla hillbilly- who apparently has a taste for saks and neiman. go figure. the republican party's talking heads and hate radio pundits barely contain their scorn for their viewers and loyal listeners and even insult them- but they know that the knuckle dragging 'values voters' will keep coming back for more if they are told to.
the reason that the right got its ass handed to it isn't because america is a 'center right' nation or because of the economy- it's because people of america- right and left- are tired. we are tired of the lies; the fearmongering; the ugly, smearing, divisive words tearing at each other all of the time. we know that in the real world we can agree to disagree or we can compromise- words that aren't in the hard right's or hard left's vocabulary. now, this isn't to absolve the ralph naders on the left of blame- certainly not. but at least the hard left believes in science.
so, now we get to see palin ripped to shreds. as much as i enjoy a talentless, rabidly ambitious to the detriment of her family candidate being dragged over the coals in public- i must say that the issue isn't whether she was ignorant or a shopaholic- the issue is that the republican party shamelessly tried to sell her to the public. she wasn't vetted as the most able candidate- that wasn't her role. her role was to get john mccain elected. now, 'she' failed at that- she is being ripped. that's the issue isn't it? the right sold america george 'i am a christian but will have a beer with ya' bush- and we got cheney and rumsfeld and 2 wars and a soaring deficit.
isn't the real reason that the right lost because they aren't real? they continue to attempt to divide on issues that are non issues. abortion, gay marriage, 'values' voting- those aren't real issues. economy, civil liberties for all americans, global climate change- those are real issues that the right doesn't understand. this is not- nor ever will be willingly- a christian nation. the american constitution in the bill of rights- gave us freedom from a state religion. there are those of us who will fight to the end for that. so, mormons, catholics, evangelicals- you keep pouring all of your money and your ignorance into defeating lgbt families' civil liberties- we will keep fighting to make you increasingly and one day completely- irrelevent.