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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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

One Day More

Yes, the debates are tomorrow, but so is Falcons-Saints.  Priorities.

Debates rarely make much difference.  We like to think that they do, but they don't.  Not in the long run.  I suppose Trump could come out and sound like a policy briefing or urinate all over himself and light the stage on fire.  Neither one of those things is likely.

Debates suck, because they are designed to suck.  The idea that you shouldn't fact-check the candidates is so absurd that I scarcely no where to start.  Candy Crowley caught shit in 2012 for pointing out an obvious fact that was a fact.  But that's not what the moderators want to do, which is absurd.

When the media create a universe of "both sides do it" and "he said-she said" and then expect the candidates to fact check each other....What the fuck is their job?

So, bad news, tomorrow night will likely be either boring or infuriating.  The good news is that it's unlikely to matter much.

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