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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Can't Believe We Are Going To Elect These Maroons

I think the odds of the GOP controlling the Senate are decent.  I do wonder if the polls sample sizes are being calibrated to reflect 2010, when it's not a 2010 electorate.  I guess we'll see on Election Day (or the following morning).

Meanwhile, Rick Scott refuses to show up on stage to debate Charlie Crist because of a small fan under the podium.  And yet, he could conceivably get another term as governor of Florida, despite having done very little for the people of his state.

Mitch McConnell - a man with negative charisma - makes a statement so obtuse and cynical that it should disqualify him from public office.  Yet he will probably win re-election.

Cory Gardner - whose entire campaign is built on his personality - has been trying to obfuscate a career of carrying water for the anti-abortion extremes.  He currently leads in Colorado.  Same with Jodi Ernst in Iowa, and she's the second coming of Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin by all accounts - a good looking wingnut whose physical attractiveness hides some pretty awful policy positions.

I think Democrats will have a good night on the governors side of things, but the only bright side of the GOP winning the Senate is that they will own the massive clusterfuck that is the US Congress.

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