They--the GOPhux--didn't WANT to "Win." They didn't NEED to win to have their way.
They threw it.
Look at the candidates and tell me ANY of them was a plausible contestant in a SERIOUS race? Just like they threw it in 2008. Sarah Palin? Really?
This was all entertainment, a distraction, friendz. They just needed to put on a good show. They didn't "spend" 800 million bucks, they merely passed into different hands. The same folks still have all the money.
And they're fixing to steal a WHOLE lot more.
You know how to know this is unreal? Nobody went broke.
As Mencken said, nobody ever lost money underestimating the taste of Average Americans; it's true whether you're selling soap or snake oil.
No Dirges Needed: Racism is not "dead" in Murka. It won't die. It's not even particularly injured. Electing a smart, slick, erudite corpoRatist as president who happened to be half-black did NOT fundamentally change the underlying structures of society. Racism is embedded in the very core of the country's being.
“Take That Nigger Off The TV, We Wanna Watch Football!”:
Idiots Respond To NBC Pre-Empting Sunday Night Football
Timothy Burke (via Deadspin)
NBC pre-empted the first quarter of tonight's 49ers-Patriots game to show President Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. As you might expect, many football fans didn't take kindly to this. (So, too, some Bob's Burgers fans.) Here are those idiots, led by someone who claims to be a Division II football player in the state of Alabama. [Update: The Birmingham News reports he was a walk-on long snapper and is no longer on the team.]~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~