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Analysis of the U.S. elections—which gave the Republican party control of the House and most governorships—mostly misses the mark. Ranging from the traditional (the incumbent always takes a hit in the midterms) to the absurd (Obama was out of touch with most Americans), it adds complexity where there is none. One need look no further than the Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited funds on political campaigns. It was this ruling that finally broke our democracy.

It was corporate money that pushed the notion that Obama was not a citizen, that created the Tea Party, and that directly funded the GOP candidates who have now taken office. Of course, none of this would be possible if the electorate were not so stupid. But, hey, lemmings have no idea what’s at the bottom of the cliff until they drop into the sea.

November 3, 2010   Comments Off on Midterms


Leaves swirling around
Like dogs chasing each other
Until exhausted.

November 3, 2010   1 Comment