Wednesday, December 05, 2012

About Half of Republicans Think ACORN Stole The Election

Which is particularly strange given that ACORN no longer exists...

Also, 25% say they'd like their state to secede and 19% aren't sure.

So I guess I think about this what I've thought for quite some time: as they get crazier and crazier, their odds of winning go down, but the cost of their winning goes up. So the expected loss stays more-or-less the same...

It's easy to start wanting to count them out, but I think that's a mistake. Say the economy stays crappy--which is eminently plausible so long as the House GOP stays its course...say they manage to make one of their fabricated scandals (say, whatever comes next after Solydra and Benghazi) stick...say they get a charismatic candidate for 2016, say they even nominate someone female or a member of a minority group, and say they convince enough people that they've changed their stripes...  No, they're down, but not out.

And Gerrymandering should keep the House under GOP control at least until 2016.

Well, anyway.

(h/t S. rex)


Blogger Pete Mack said...

Just reread dutoitification for the laughs. Just so ya know, Ross Douthat on the decadence of not having babies should be right up your alley. He wrote not one, but two, articles in the New York fucking Times on the topic. If there's anything more decadent than a smug middle aged man shouting at the kids to get off the grass, I don't know what it is.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Egad, sounds gut-wrenching...but duty calls...

3:24 PM  

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