Happy Democracy Fatigue Day

by matttbastard

Digby asks a (simple) question [link corrected–mb] that a number of us Canucks watching from the sidelines have also posited numerous times during the (over)extended run up to November:

Is there any reason why the parties choose a nominee through this delegate system at all? Why don’t they just count up the votes and give it to the one who won the most?

Pshh, what would she have the Best Political Team On Television talk about instead of the all-important horse raceissues?!

Yawn city, dude.

Via Fester @ The Newshoggers, BJ nails it:

Whatever else, I don’t want to see the Democrats wasting their resources beating each other down for the next several months, because I really, really don’t want to listen to failed Beach Boy President McCain tell us all how great his “bomb, bomb Iran” strategy really is.

Yeah, it’s a very catchy tune:

Just remember: the MSM’s favourite saintly maverick can sing any damn song he wants (even dog-whistlin’ Dixie in Arabic via third party) and the press will reflexively declare it to be a hit, whether or not they bothered listening to the entire album–kinda like that Maxim critic who preemptively slammed the Black Crowes’ new record, but in reverse.

Oh, and a sincere thank you to the voters of Alberta (all 41% percent of you!) for showing the powers-that-be what a (supposedly) dissatisfied Canadian electorate will do when pushed against the wall by (apparently) shoddy leadership: stand up and reward the incumbent party with 88% of the legislature on 53% of the popular vote (I truly heart first past the post).

But I’m sure the other 59% had much better things to do yesterday instead of casting a ballot:

Methinks it’s time to turn off the intertubes for a bit before I get the urge to convert to anarchism.

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8 Years.

by matttbastard

Now that’s precisely the sort of experienced leader you want answering the White House phone at 3am. It should be clear by now that Senator Kerry Clinton is the only Democratic candidate in 2004 2008 who can match George W. Bush’s John McCain’s national security credentials.


h/t Matthew Yglesias

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International Women’s Day Comes Early on Fox News

by matttbastard

Jesus, what the fuck happened this past Sunday? It’s like the USian MSM got together and collectively decided to pretend that the past 40 years never happened.

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