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Why do we even have Sunday Morning political shows….

…if their only purpose is to get a bunch of people together who want to make us accept the unacceptable?

If nobody watched them, we could think for ourselves, couldn’t we?  We wouldn’t have anyone smugly telling us to sacrifice or that the candidate we really wanted was never going to get elected or that reducing the deficit is more important than anything else in the entire world or that the bankers must be saved first, last and always, you people in steerage are just going to have to die.

If we didn’t watch them, then maybe they would realize that they’re just talking to themselves.  Maybe we could get reruns of the Lone Ranger on Sunday mornings, just like we used to.

Whatever it is they think is important, would become unimportant because our voting decisions would not be influenced by their stupid, inanities.  It’s worth a shot.


Note to the Democrats who still insist on voting for Obama after this week’s fiasco:

Read Barofsky’s book, and Ron Suskind’s book Confidence Men, and Sheila Bair’s book Bull by the Horns and recall what happened to Elizabeth Warren and Christine Romer.

Go ahead and vote for Obama if you can’t face the prospect of losing.  But if Obama takes office and Tim Geithner is still his Secretary of the Treasury, then you will be the biggest fools the country has ever known.  Geithner is the economic equivalent of Dick Cheney and anyone who doesn’t insist on his immediate dismissal should have their heads examined.  The damage he has done to this country is probably irreparable.  And let’s not forget who appointed him.

No, don’t even whine to me about how bad it will be if Romney wins.  I despise Republicans but now feel we have less to fear from them than leaving Obama and Geithner in office.  You can’t make Romney look like a viable choice and I’m not going to make shit up to make him seem palatable but if it can be believed, leaving Obama in charge would be sooooo much worse. I’m just glad that Hillary is getting out at the end of this term and staying clear of the fetid mess that Obama and Geithner have made.

Save your breath.  Go read that book and if you can still vote for Obama afterwards, there’s something really wrong with the way your mama raised you.