See, this is the problem with the right wing echo chamber. The right figured having their own megaphone, via Fox et al, would be a great way to combat "the liberal media" and the truth would be told at last. Trouble being, once you start relying entirely on your own self-reinforcing bubble, you stop having any motivation to update your world view with any information that seems contradictory.
So you get the Romney campaign, and the Romney campaign apologists. A world where Obama is broadly perceived as a feckless weakling, and free men long to be released from their chains of, um, unemployment insurance and Social Security? Veterans benefits? Student loans? Which are socialism and a sure sign of the collapse of America as we know her.
A world where "government assistance" is synonymous with "welfare" which is synonymous with "those people" whom Obama buys off with checks in the mail for nothing. Despite the fact that the average (by a wide margin) welfare recipient is a white red state inhabitant.
The people defending this honestly don't see how insane, how ahistorical, and how factually wrong any of this, because they can either consume media that flatters their prejudices, or ignore any contrary information as being a product of the liberal media complex (without every explaining why huge corporations are so dead set on socialism and income redistribution and punitive taxation policies. Self loathing? Secret long range plan? Hard to say).
So go for it. This Republican party of unrepentant America hatred, apocalyptic doom mongering, fringe economics metastasized into platform planks, malformed rage and incoherent resentment is working as hard as it can to become the party of the thinly populated plains states and the South. You can't win any national elections if that's all you got, and now that the Fox/Tea Party/talk radio/blog empire has made it possible for a minority of cranks to imagine they represent a vanguard, I don't see any signs that you're going to get much more.
I say all this more in sorrow than triumph, despite being a life-long Democrat, because I don't think a 2 party America with one party lurching for the weeds and apparently intending to build settlements there is good for the country. I think an Obama administration and a Democratic Party is made better and stronger by principled opposition, by having to defend their ideology against actual, worked out ideas regarding governance, fiscal policy, etc. But stuff like Obama not being a citizen, or a socialist, or a weak appeaser, or a closet tyrant, etc., is just childish nonsense and name calling. Imagining that a marginal tax-rate that's even within spitting distance of what we had during some of most prosperous times as a country somehow represents a sinister foreign ideology of government control is insultingly childish nonsense. Carrying on as if the running the country like a modern democracy instead of a civil war era homestead represents a fatal collapse into decadence requiring all free men to rally to the cause is just ludicrous theatrics.
Romney's going to lose (even thought clearly, given the economy, the election was his to win), because he's a shitty candidate with a shitty message (when he has any message at all) representing a shitty husk of an outfit that's lost all sense of being a national party. They think the fact that they're filled with righteous indignation at what that 47 percent are up to, despite being wrong about who they are and how they get along, will win the day because, you know, righteous.
Of course, once he does lose, they'll just go further into their bunker mentality re the horrible citizenry of America who are so contemptible that they were gulled into voting for a monster. And until they let go of this stupid, pig-headed burlesque of the electorate, they're going to keep right on losing.