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At the end of each year, broadcast media, print media and awards shows will always do a tribute to ‘those who have passed on’ in the past year with slow panned still photos and sappy music overlaid with the birth and death dates of the subject celebrity. I don’t have that capability, but I would like to present my own list of people I am most delighted to see move on to that netherworld of political irrelevancy (although they are still breathing).

Karl Rove (November 6, 2012) -  Do not despair for Karl; he is rich beyond all belief. But he has been removed from more speed dials in one night than any human in history.

John Bolton (November 6, 2012) – This man, after clawing though his political casket with his fingernails, and digging his way out of his grave was captured on his way to the UN Building. He has been re-buried in chains in a concrete sarcophagus.

John Sununu (November 6, 2012) -  was last seen on Fox News wearing a white hooded cloak. He has since been re-relegated to his usual place in a closet in G H W Bush’s storage shed with Willie Horton and is being fed table scraps.

Donald Trump (November 6, 2012) – is hunkered down in a bunker in the penthouse of one of his Trump Towers plotting revolution. However, his comrades have all deserted camp leaving him alone with nothing but his hair and a twitter feed..

Rush Limbaugh (November 6, 2012) – The incredible shrinking man (in stature, not girth) finally disappeared from the view of human eyesight. He is still visible to a small population of sub humans with whom he uses a loud dog whistle to communicate with.

Mitt Romney (November 6, 2012) – will wander the empty halls of his five mansions muttering something that sounds like ‘rosebud’. He will attempt to buy FEMA, lay off all employees and outsource the jobs to China.

The White Male (November 6, 2012) – is sitting in the corner of the senior activity room in his ‘Re-Elect Reagan’ hat yelling at no one in particular about how his kids have deserted him. However, I am a notable exception as I have drunk the progressive potion of political youth to maintain my relevancy.

There are plenty of others including Meat Loaf, Sean Hannity, the Ohio Secretary of State, and the Governor of Florida, but the above are, no doubt, the least missed.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    Isn't it discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit? (Noel Coward)

    by Mid10Dem on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:24:06 AM PST

  •  Plus Clint Eastwood, George Will, Peggy Noonan (2+ / 0-)
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    Mid10Dem, Schmoopdawg

    Fox 'News', Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Dick Morris, Jennifer Rubin, Rance Priebus, Alan West, Michele Bachman, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry,

    So many luminaries in the Republican firmament tarnished beyond repair. Sad.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:33:31 AM PST

    •  I think Ann Coulter... (0+ / 0-)

      ...thrives in this type of political environment as she feeds off right-wing hate and anger. She would only be irrelevant if the Republicans were on a winning streak.

      I'm afraid we are stuck with her for awhile. Especially when she can keep saying 'I told you so' regarding her support of Chris Christie.

      Isn't it discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit? (Noel Coward)

      by Mid10Dem on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:44:22 AM PST

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  •  don't forget that happy "whistler" clint (1+ / 0-)
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    eastwood, now relegated to yet one more for a few dollars while being forcefed a diet of cold spagett!

  •  I disagree on the white male (2+ / 0-)
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    Mid10Dem, EthrDemon

    While nowhere near enough to turn this election (and it was never going to be), there's still some risk in 2014 if the Dems don't show up.  

    Plus, being a middle aged white male progressive, don't bury me just yet.  I still have Democratic candidates to vote for, gay marriages to approve in Pennsylvania (eventually, one hopes), and plenty of happy liberals of all colors and genders to mentor.

    (-6.25, -6.77) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

    by Lonely Liberal in PA on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 10:00:06 AM PST

  •  Definitely Bachmann (0+ / 0-)

    Barely, barely won. Which Republican wants to be seen associating with her?

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