Let’s get ready to rrrrruuuuummmmbbbbbllllle!
On Tuesday Americans (or at least a small portion of them) will be heading to the polls to select the least bad options to move the country in the right direction. If current polls are to believed, and that is always a big ‘if’, the country looks like it will be moving in the Right direction. While every election season seems to follow the similar downward trajectory toward dirty-tricks, demagoguery, and disenfranchisement, this latest episode in democracy feels even scrappier and mangier than usual. It seems only a matter of time before the U.S. Congress begins to follow the parliamentary procedures of Ukraine.
As such it is only fitting that Linda McMahon of WWE fame is running for political office (to be senator of Connecticut). But wait….and now entering the ring, here comes the fearful dynamic duo of Stephen “Puss” Colbert and Jon “Boots” Stewart with their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Take that, Glenn Beck.
However, if you are sick of the mosh pit and just want to walk away from the food fight, then you may want to pour yourself a hot cup of water, steep your favorite tea bag and bury your nose in P. J. O’Rourke’s latest book, Don’t Vote It Just Encourages Them. Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.
And finally, so as to not let sarcasm have the final word, in times like these we would all benefit from the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers. You will soon come to appreciate that times like these have always been times like these.