What's the point? If you watched the Republican debate and you've got someone to hiss at or, better yet, root for, good for you!
I don't. Sure, I dislike some of them more than others, but it's a matter of degree, not of kind. Barry Goldwater's gone, William F. Buckley's gone, and any lip service their party gave to intelligence died not long afterward. The Dems went populist -- and smug -- at least a generation earlier and I will bedammed if I'll settle for choice of idiots. Sure, many of them -- probably most of them -- are only playing the fool for votes, but they can't stop playing and in the end, they are all effectively cynical, hypocritical morons, driven by polls or other indicators of mass opinion rather than some inner compass.
A choice of crude thugs is not really a choice.
No, I don't want to watch it blow up. Why does anyone? All my stuff is here. I like having the gas laid on, indoor plumbing and hot and cold running electricity. Too many people fail to understand that those amenities are not a given. We may yet learn the hard way.
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