LA LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU ANYMORE! Let's see what we've learned in this election cycle:
"Queers are taking over the country!"
"Free abortion on demand!"
"Obama is a Muslim!"
"Obama is a Communist!"
"Obama is a Muslim Communist!"
"Abortion providers should be shot!"
"Workers have no rights!"
"(Especially government workers!)"
"We need so little government we might as well declare anarchy!"
"We need much, much more government!"
"Refuse to pay your taxes!"
"Raise taxes on everyone so folks on welfare can have more money!"
"We're rich, and we need more tax breaks!"
"Obama is the antichrist!"
"All public employees deserve to be punished indefinitely!"
"No one making under $250,000 should have health insurance!"
"Free health insurance for everyone!"
"Why should the working class have jobs OR get food stamps?"
"Iran just feels misunderstood, and wants to be our friend!"
"Kill the bankers!"
"Give the bankers whatever they want (including your house, if you're middle class)!"
"Unemployment is way, way up!"
"Unemployment is way, way down!"
Excuse me if I'm less than thrilled in this election cycle. The above is what passes for our political discourse these days... and no one on either side of the aisle is promoting anything that sounds even vaguely like a solution. Meanwhile gas is $4 a gallon again, killing what remains of a very feeble recovery, and no one can do anything about it. Our healthcare system is out of control, and no one can do anything about it. Unquenchable greed is murdering this country one slow stab at a time, as the wealthy conspire to take more and more from the suffering middle and lower classes to maintain the lifestyle they grew accustomed to during the 1990s. Nobody can do anything about that, either, even though it's patently obvious that that's exactly what is happening.