We lost… and we lost big. There is sim­ply no excuse. “Blue” Amer­i­ca just doesn’t get “Red” Amer­i­ca, and we’re shut out of gov­ern­ment as a result.

The mag­ni­tude of this loss can­not be writ­ten off or explained away as a fluke. Sure, we can stand ‘round the water cool­ers today, com­plain­ing about how “dumb” mid­dle-Amer­i­ca is, and where we’re all going to seek asy­lum abroad, (Ice­land? New Zealand?)—but that would just play into the Repub­li­cans’ hands.

John Ker­ry lost because the Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty is no longer a par­ty of val­ues. How else do we explain the work­ing poor vot­ing in large num­bers for the Repub­li­cans, and their tax cuts for mil­lion­aires? Clear­ly, some­thing is amiss.

In pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns, there are can­di­dates of “Rea­son”, and can­di­dates of “Faith”. Ker­ry had all the facts on his side, yet he lost. and lost big.

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