2012 has been a big year.
Our president got another chance, in spite of the smearing he has had to endure over the past 4 years from GOP politicians and their propaganda service Fox News. The same president came out and supported the right of same-sex couples to get married, becoming the first United States president to do that.
Speaking of same-sex marriage, the people (not politicians) voted to legalize it in Maine, Maryland, and Washington. It was also announced that the Supreme Court will also take up the case in it’s 2013 session.
In 2012, Republicans tried to block people from voting. And they still lost! Do you think they got the message that the country hates them?
None of the options the GOP could come up with made them any more popular. Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Romney, Santorum.
The GOP took another blow on election night when two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized marijuana.
Remember that unconstitutional socialist, Marxist, commie, job-killing healthcare law that our Kenyan president forced through Congress in the middle of the night? In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that constitutional. Of course, that didn’t stop the GOP house from trying to repeal it (they did it 2 weeks after the ruling). And just like the other 32 times (Congress hard at work) it died in the senate.
3 years worth of a GOP talking point went away when in September, our country’s unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. The lowest rate in 3 years and only the second time it had been under 8% during the Obama presidency. Of course, the Republicans took considerable exception to this (How could the unemployment rate fall when we’ve been working hard for the past four years to raise it and blame it on the president?) and claimed the (nonpartisan) Bureau of Labor Statistics had “cooked the books” to get the president re-elected. Again, because Republicans are stuck in a world where they do no wrong and the country is a bastion of conservatism. This is what we call “the bubble.”
This is a bubble which needs to be popped. Now.
Yes, for liberals, 2012 was a banner year. With landmark rulings, comings out and election outcomes. 2013 will be even better.