About one half of one per cent of all registered voters in the United States—ninety-six per cent of them likely to be white, a hundred per cent certain to live in Iowa or New Hampshire—will now exercise their inalienable, God-given, legally mandated right to choose the Presidential nominees of the two parties. ...GeorgePacker,NewYorker
Grumble, grumble! It could be Idaho and -- say -- Texas...
We like partisanship. We roll around in its delicious glories. Me vs. you is so much more -- well, yeah -- sexy than me 'n' you! Packer goes on to remind us that at least one New York pol would disagree.
These disruptions have troubled the former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg enough to make him consider an independent candidacy. He disapproves of partisan primaries. An aide told the Times that Bloomberg thinks that Americans are seeking “a non-ideological, bipartisan, results-oriented vision.” He would spend at least a billion of his own dollars to find out. Nothing about the campaign so far suggests that he would get much of a return on the investment. ...GeorgePacker,NewYorker
No way. Fuck that! We like the spectacle of football players getting their brains fatally scrambled. We pay hard cash to get into movies where whole populations are annihilated by evil strains of flu. We carry guns and we use them by god to get our way. Or to bolster our conviction that we're "patriots."
Actually getting up earlier one morning to make sure we have time to vote? Are you kidding? You some kind of deviant? Or what?