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Ace Rothstein7/16/2012 3:17:08 pm PDT

re: #203 palomino

I’ve been hearing the same shit from RW and LW talking heads for 20+ years. It’s the hysteria that TPers and other low information voters, as well as sloganeering charlatans like Hannity, trade in. It’s meaningless political rhetoric, meant only to fire up the bases, not to actually provide substantive analysis. America’s not going to end, just change, as it always has…the right may not like evolution, but large nation-states can’t avoid it.

It’s even worse than the well-worn cliche that “this is the most important election of our lifetimes.” After you’ve been around a few decades, you realize that every election can’t actually be the most important. Yawn, heard it all before.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

On my mother’s side of the family, Obama is Satan! He will transform our Great Nation into a socialist state like the Euro-weenies! Trust me, that shit gets real old around the Holidays. Anyway, I’ve been hearing all the usual “Most important election of our lifetimes” quite a bit recently, and I always respond “Both sides said that in 2008, the Democrats said that in 2004, both sides said that in 2000, and our country is still here and will survive ANY POTUS, regardless of party persuasion.” This has led to blank stares lately, which is fine with me. I can eat my dinner and watch my baseball in peace. :)