But Max! Isn’t there any GOOD news?

Of course!

Behold, proof that grassroots political activism isn’t dead.

Yes, I’m blogging about something that’s going to be beat to death in the current news cycle, but I’m actually going to distinguish the effort by not making juvenile references to her platform. Indeed, I think this should be taken seriously. There are a great many contentious issues on the table with far-reaching implications that will be impacted by the outcome of the midterm elections, and this represents a major victory for the tea party.

Except that you already know the narrative; O’Donnel doesn’t have a hope in hell against Chris Coons and the defeat of Mike Castle effectively torpedoes the GOP’s one clear shot at a senate pickup.

Meanwhile? The Tea Party has a good shot at defining the debate going into the midterms. This would be great if there was some kind of actual platform involved, but O’Donnel’s campaign site provides a better punchline than any night time talk show host is going to come up with. Nothing about it will tell you what she actually stands for, but you are free to contribute money. If you go digging, you’ll eventually learn that she favors repeal of healthcare reform but offers no specifics whatsoever about how to approach a proposition widely regarded as improbable enough to make it a non-starter.

Meanwhile, pointing any of this out is conflated with name-calling.

If republicans succeed in winning a house majority, as is presumed likely, the consensus is that the result will be the product of a democratic “enthusiasm gap” and the electorate’s vulnerability to demagoguery.

Because nobody wants to tell the public that electing a diva of milfy fapness who doesn’t want you to grease your weasel is a really stupid fucking idea when everybody’s broke and we’re all in debt.

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    • RHertz
    • September 17th, 2010

    Would this be the Max Bell of SciFi.com BSG board fame? A fellow Farker? Been a while Max.

      • Max Bell
      • September 17th, 2010

      Indeed; I didn’t know you were on Fark. Do you use a different screen name, there?

    • RHertz
    • September 17th, 2010

    Nope. Same one. Good to talk to you. I actually fired up the old Skiffy account a couple of days ago for the first time in months and recognized not a single person on the Caprica board. Twas sad.

      • Max Bell
      • September 17th, 2010

      There was something of an exodus after the finale; most people moved to Facebook or Twitter (I’m still on Twitter, at least). Okay should be picking up again as we get closer to the fifth.

      Fark’s been fun so far; a lot of the people there seem to take it a little too seriously, but it’s not too bad if you’re willing to maintain a block list. Gives me something to do; the midterms are turning out to be pretty entertaining this year.

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