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November 14, 2012


By the summer of 2015, Americans may find the early skirmishing for the presidential nomination more riveting than the seventh year of the Obama presidency.

I didn't realize that governance required ratings. Oh, how wrong I have been.

I blame you, Ms. Gates, and your shitty fifth-grade civics lessons.

Petraeus has been erecting his own marble statue, from what I hear.

I certainly doubt that he will turn out to be right.

But even if he is, in many ways it doesn't matter all that much. Rachel Maddow has a riff that explains why; a second Obama term means we won't have a Supreme Court that ends Roe v Wade, ObamaCare won't be dismantled, the Consumer Protection Agency won't be dismantled, etc etc.

"I have never ever met anyone who wanted to give Nixon a blowjob."

Does the name Pat Buchanan ring any bells?

@MFA: buchanan, maybe. pat nixon, probably not.

"After six years of anyone in the White House (even FDR or Reagan), the act begins to grow stale and voters crave a different kind of change."

in truth, i was tired of reagan on 1/21/81. and after 6 years of FDR, people were so tired of him they had to wait 7 more years until he died in office.

Petraeus and Joe Paterno are exhibits A and B as to why it's a good policy not to honor living persons on a postage stamp.

"Obama built Petraeus a statue? Where is it? I think we should lay boxes of condoms at its feet and pray to it for virilty. "

You know I love you, but shit like this makes me love you more.

Unfortunately, with the repub fails there will be plenty of failed repubs to act as pundits in 2015.

@Jude - remember all the Bush II comments on how they didn't pay attention to polls. And the famous time they were confronted with polls and answered, "So?"

I met idiots like Walter Shapiro when I was at Mizzou. Of course, back then, someone that stupid with an inability to write didn't even make it into Journalism school, much less get to unwrap their tinfoil hats in a major information medium. This guy wouldn't even warrant a C in my freshman comp. class—I'd run out of red ink writing "opinions unsupported by evidence" in the margin.

I am really getting sick and tired of the so-called punditry calling Obama supporters, "acolytes," "true believers," and similar nonsense. I'm tired of issues being framed as liberal idealism vs. conservative pragmatism. It's complete bullshit and has been factually inaccurate for about forever.

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