Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh isn’t so much sad that President Obama won re-election as he is dismayed that Republicans seem to be losing the national conversation.
Today, the day after Election Day, figures on the left get to smugly cross their arms with satisfaction while their opponents across the aisle express confusion, disillusionment, and extreme existential depression. Though the immediate trend is for GOP figures to admit they were wrong, regroup, and figure out how to fix their party, some Republican figures like Rush Limbaugh seem to believe that the battle is forever lost and things will only get worse.
Limbaugh announced on his radio show Wednesday that “we are outnumbered” now in the US, and called President Barack Obama’s re-election victory “the trend” from now on.
“We have to face some truths, we have to face some reality,” Limbaugh said. “We are outnumbered and we are losing ground. This was not a glitch. This is the trend. That happened last night. This is the trend. We are outnumbered. Whether you want to put it in terms of, ‘Have we lost the country or not?’ There’s no other explanation.”
Despite President Obama’s 100+ lead in the electoral college, the popular vote has been much closer. Balancing with exit polls and nationwide sentiment on key issues, the US has proven once again to be a nation deeply divided, roughly half-and-half, give or take.
The future for the left is bright, though the GOP isn’t going anywhere. What they will become in the next four years remains to be seen, and whether or not a bipartisan climate can truly be hoped for seems to be an ambitious dream more than a political reality for the moment.
Do you agree with Rush Limbaugh? Is the GOP pretty much over? Here’s audio from the show, via DailyRushBo: