Thursday, November 08, 2012

Teachable Moment

It's a truism that in failure is when we actually learn something.  This election presented the opportunity for much to be learned by conservatives since their failure was so striking.  With thanks to Rachel Maddow, here's a list of things to learn:

Ohio really did go to President Obama. 
And he really did win. 
And he really was born in Hawaii
And he really is legitimately president of the United States, again.
And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. 
And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. 
And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. 
And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math.
And climate change is real. 
And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. 
And evolution is a thing.
And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. 
And nobody is taking away anyone`s guns. 
And taxes have not gone up. 
And the deficit is dropping, actually.
And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. 
And the moon landing was real. 
And FEMA is not building concentration camps. 
And U.N. election observers are not taking over Texas
And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services
industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.

She had so much good stuff to say in that broadcast, I may be putting some more up as I process it all.

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