Friday, August 7, 2015

Shoot Your TV

The next Presidential Election is 15 months away - meaning we have to celebrate Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years on up past Valentine's day 2016.

I mention this because excitement (whether manufactured or real) is going to be with us for a long, long time.  Thus it  doesn't make sense to get heavily involved in any one candidate now.  Just eyeballing the candidates tells me that Christie's extreme weight could give him a massive coronary any minute, Trump's hair could successfully battle the hair spray and whisk him off to a Macao casino; any of the right wing conservatives could suffer a sea change and espouse free love,  cocktail hours from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.   You do see what I mean ...

Meanwhile the misquotes, deliberate omissions and pure hogwash will continue to stream across our TV screens.  For 15 seemingly endless months.  By the time the actual election takes place voters will be so bored that many of them will just stay wearily at home, all enthusiasm killed months ago.

An early example:  I saw Donald Trump say on a bit from the debate:   (this is words to that effect, not actual quotes)  Build a wall between Mexico and America, a great high wall -- with a great big beautiful door to admit legal immigrants.     The BBC saw fit to use only "Build a wall between Mexico and America."

Shoot your TV and get it over with.

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