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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Fifty weeks of trying to reverse last year’s election have failed: The black guy still won!
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 16, 2013 11:17 a.m.



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At this time last year, with only a few weeks remaining before the 2012 presidential election, countless Republicans were telling themselves that the polls were all wrong. They were sure that Barack Obama could not win a second term in the White House. They told themselves that the election of 2008 had been a fluke, an aberration arising from the near-collapse of the financial markets near the end of George W. Bush’s presidency.

This year would be different, they thought. Times had changed, they assured themselves. The Tea Party movement had arisen, carrying Republicans to new heights of power and ...

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