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Subject:  The next four years and 2016 Date:  11/7/2012  2:25 AM
Author:  TheDope1 Number:  110049 of 153720

The one lingering question that I had has always been this: What does the electorate really look like? Is it similar to the Obama ascendancy of 2008 or is there a mass of people sympathetic to the Tea Party as in 2010?

Well now we know. Obama got his 332 electoral votes and he appears to have built a coalition of the 50.1%.

This is now the America we live in: democrats are a structural majority. Say what you will about Romney being a liberal flip/flopping so and so, the reality of it all is that there are more of them than there are us.

So what are the next four years going to be like?

A word? Painful. I didn't listen to Obama's speech but I'm sure he offered up all the bromides about unity that he issued last time. Obama will have learned from his last four years: he won't say "I won" and that "elections have consequences" anymore. Now he'll have learned to say "I'm reaching out to the GOP" while screwing us all with as much unchecked liberalism as