Here’s where I am in this election cycle: I’m not paying attention to anything anymore. I know who I’m voting for in the Democratic primary, nothing will change my mind, and I will vote for whoever wins that primary because even listless, uninspiring politics as usual would be an improvement on the mess we’ve made over the last three years. (Okay, no, I don’t think I could ever vote for Bloomberg, even if he was up against Trump. Or Buttigieg. Or Steyer. Or Klobuchar. Or Biden. Or… shit.)
Good thing I still have almost 10 months to steel myself for voting for somebody that I detest and would never normally support.
There was a Democratic debate tonight. It was on CNN. There were only six candidates there this time: Sanders, Warren, Biden, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, and Steyer. It was, by all accounts, a miserable exercise all around, yet another debate that was less about the issues actually facing the world today than the obnoxious horse race shit that has typified political media for the last 20 or so years. Also it was clear once again that CNN has it in for the progressive wing of the party, bubbling up more of that anti-Bernie bias and framing the entire healthcare debate around how any changes would be funded instead of the changes themselves. The whole damn thing got Wolf Blitzed about as hard as could be.
Once again Twitter is where the people turned to to vent their frustrations, often through jokes. A very small percentage of those jokes were actually good. A small percentage of those were good enough to get embedded into this article here at Paste, which is going up when it is mostly because I’m still on West Coast time even though I’m back in Atlanta.
Hey: just read these tweets already. And follow the people who wrote them. It won’t help anything or make the world better at all, but it also won’t hurt you.