| Republicans have been trending anti-science, anti-fact for quite a while now, to the extent that one of our most profound political analysts, Stephen Colbert, was compelled to conclude that facts do indeed have a liberal bias.
Those of you familiar with the fact-based universe that Democrats and Progressives (and maybe some Independents and Republicans) live in might say Stephen was stating the obvious. But for modern day Republicans, facts, reality, and history are shape-shifting pieces of a puzzle that somehow always portray their ideal Father Knows Best America (or the Socialist/Anarchist Hell that they are trying to save you from.) This is not necessarily a religious argument: many scientists and faithful are confident science and faith can peacefully coexist.
What many on this side don't understand is the benefit Republicans and their Funders derive from this ever-present antagonism to facts and how the lies are enabled by a press that wants to appear bipartisan by claiming both side's lies are equal and therefore cancel each other out:
These are some of the reasons tomorrow will be a win no matter the crushing defeat Mitt Romney suffers. Romney really wasn't their ideal candidate, and conservatism never fails, it is only failed by soft and squishy leaders like Mitt. The base will remain fired up, ready to give, always fearful Obama will be at the door to take away their guns, eager to hear the next dire prediction from snake-oil salesmen like Grover Norquist and Mike Rosen, Peter Boyles, the Koch Triplets, the NRA, et al., always waiting for the next leader that will take America back to the gloious past that never really existed that is always just out of reach.