While many “experts” are attributing Barack Obama’s historic reelection to his ground game and the amount of money he raised and the youth turnout and female voters and Latino support and Hurricane Sandy and swing state victories and the liberal gods, the Democrats couldn’t have done it without the help of Republicans. Their divisive rhetoric, coded racial attacks, and 1950s-era positions on women’s rights, helped highlight just how out of touch the GOP has become, as it continues it’s transformation from a mainstream organization to a group on the fringe of the U.S. political system.
But it was their high profile candidates and surrogates who are deserving of a mention. So, here’s to: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Rudy Guliani, all those rapey candidates, Newt Gingrich, Fox News (and their pool of loser politicians repurposed as pundits), the New York Post, Karl Rove, the Koch bros, Clint Eastwood, Kid Rock, Ann Coulter, Ron Paul, Ted Nugent, Allen West, Pamella Geller, Rick Scott, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Governor Jan Brewer, artist Jon McNaughton, Matt Drudge and his sirens, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Reverend Billy Graham, Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Frank Luntz, Rush Limbaugh, Meatloaf, Chuck Norris, Orly Taitz, Dave Mustaine, John Bolton, Eric Fehrnstrom, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Chuck Grassley, John Sununu, Reince Priebus, the Tea Party, and every other neocon that played their part by being themselves. Better luck in 2016.