But Max! Isn’t there any GOOD news?
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.
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.