BLAME, Blame, blame!

Years ago, when children were playing and did not get their way, some threw a fit, some folded their arms and pouted, and some said, “I’m going to take my toys and go home!”

Nothing has changed.

Now, disappointed voters, upset over the Mitt Romney loss to Barack Obama, are looking to  blame anyone, including Romney who stood tall through an entire seven-month primary election process. Why do folks not remember the man was selected by primary voters, not by a Washington elite, in a smoke-filled room?

Certainly, it can be acknowledged the Republican elitists exist, but so do those in the Democratic party. Surely, there are matters about every candidate about which some disagree. However, the defeat was NOT the fault of the candidate, and I have said so previously in this space!

In her November 23, 2012, column, conservative writer Ann Coulter said this:

“But, since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: ‘What we got was a weak, moderate candidate handpicked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party. The presidential loss is unequivocally on them'”

Voting demographics in this country are changing every day. In my opinion, it is pointless to attempt to force a strident, intolerant, unbending, point-of-view upon everyone. Would it not be better to stick with four or five primary principles and have won with a candidate who may be less than that wanted by a particular group? A win is a win.

Frankly, I’ve always figured it was better to have a small piece of pie than none at all. Next time, I’ll get more! Mrs. Martin does not speak for me.

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