“If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane.”
Seems the best way to sum up Election 2010 while also adding: Dumbasses.
Really? Have we sunk so low? Have we degenerated so much as a participatory democracy that we can have candidates for the United States Senate don’t understand the First Amendment or Church-State separation; who go on the TeeVee Box to deny being a witch (okay, same candidate).
It’s hard to believe we have candidates for the United States Senate who have thugs set to arrest reporters or stomp the heads of opponents’ supporters.
It’s hard to believe we have candidates for the United States Senate who believe some communities are governed by Sharia Law. (No, no…that’s Shari’s Law and only in the community where Lambchop is mayor.)
It’s hard to believe we have candidates for the United States Senate who think is okey-dokey for supporters to bring guns to rallies.
It’s hard to believe we have a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives who likes to spend his free time dressing up like a Nazi and prancing around, or, actually goose-stepping.
But it’s our fault, really. We let it happen. We’re apparently too stupid to keep these morons out of races for elected office. We keep voting for them in primaries.
Yea, and not only that. A Bloomberg poll released this morning suggests that by a 2 to 1 margin likely voters in Tuesday’s election think taxes have gone up, the economy continues to sour and money given to banks to keep them from collapsing altogether and sending the nation into a full depression has been lost forever.
In fact, President Obama’s stimulus package cut taxes for middle class Americans. The economy has actually grown (meaning, slow recovery) over the past four quarters (by 2 percent in the summer quarter) and the Wall Street TARP bailout is going to earn billions in profits for the federal government.
Voters’ belief: higher taxes, failing economy, wasted money on bank bailouts.
Truth: lower taxes, growing economy, profit from TARP.
We’re dumbasses. Gee, wonder what role the Faux News Network had to play in any of that perception? Hmmm.
Election Season 2010 will go down as one of the most pathetic in history…until Election Season 2012.
PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize winning heroic effort of the St. Pete Times to separate fact from fiction in political campaigning gives the 2010 Election Season an overall rating of, “barely true.”
I give it an overall rating of “barely believe it’s actually happening like this.”