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  •  Reality Show event - So sadly, yes. (2+ / 0-)
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    Having MSNBC on in the background from 7 am to 11 pm, it's been disturbing to hear so many talking heads frame this as some sort of sporting event. Andrea Mitchell specifically made a comment along the lines of "fun to watch".

    Well, it may be "fun" for some, but for me it's agonizing, especially now that we've seen, after the first presidential debate, how woefully uninformed the electorate is and what a joke there criteria is for declaring the winner of a debate.

    When bald-faced lying has become so accepted that bald-faced liars defend it as a legitimate tactic and Independent voters buy into the notion that calling out liars is petty and a failure to advance the conversation, then it's difficult to maintain hopefullness. If the truth just doesn't matter any more then we have to be better at lying than the GOP is or else we're fucked.

    I think I'd rather move to a country with a saner electorate than jump on the lying liar bandwagon. Sorry for being defeatist in what is a great rally the troops diary.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 04:42:55 AM PDT

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