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- Art Buchwald

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- Tyler Durden

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Everything Is A Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy

As the 2012 American Presidential election closes in, it has become sickening to watch how these "elected" humans that have been nominated by a public that grows more foolish as each new season of American Idol or whatever reality show de-jour is served it has become laughable how the MSM shapes the public opinion.  America was once a nation where the people honored those who chose to step up and willfully take the responsibility that comes with public office. The people understood the difficulty of managing the biggest "corporation" they knew of & offered to make it worth wild for someone to willfully chose to dedicate themselves for the betterment of the nation.

Now it seems the benefits of office have taken precedent over honor & a willful desire to serve ones country. These guys that buy their way into office & play into the public's expectations that are modeled by the arms of each political party, are nothing more than selfish shells that fill the spaces which once harbored some of the greatest minds in American history.  Somewhere along the way the public grew complicit and allowed the wolves to watch the hen house. 

As each 4 year cycle passes the platform used to garner recognition for office has become more & more predictable. Regardless of political party, the format for making a group nominee look "electable" has been dominated by proclaiming "the Other Sides" short falls.  The delivery always consists of promises the public will only be reminded of if they are achieved.  There is no honesty in regards to accepting failure, blame is always passed around.  The character of America has changed & for the worse.  It's been this way for decades, ever since our grandfathers saw themselves as part of something larger than themselves, willing to utilize the skill they knew they had so that something lasting could be produced.  My friends didn't die for the America many of us see today.

We have a SEC that couldn't possibly be more incompetent, a Congress that views themselves as above public law, and a public that has grown tied of the choices that have purchased their way to the public stage.  Why else would 48% of Americans vote in the most recent election (remember there were ample voters who were dead)? So why should there be any doubt that the American public will get the corrupt, selfish, & disconnected President they deserve? The corrupt nature that has overthrown American politics has become so predictable that the piece reproduced below the video from the Richmond Times-Dispatch captures Presidential campaign styles to a T.   Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.  

George Carlin summed it well years ago:

From Richmond Times-Dispatch
The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side wins. 
No reasonably intelligent person can deny this. All you have to do is look at the way the Other Side has been running its campaign. Instead of focusing on the big issues that are important to the American People, it has fired a relentlessly negative barrage of distortions, misrepresentations, and flat-out lies. 
Just look at the Other Side’s latest commercial, which take a perfectly reasonable statement by the candidate for My Side completely out of context to make it seem as if he is saying something nefarious. This just shows you how desperate the Other Side is and how willing it is to mislead the American People. 
The Other Side also has been hammering away at My Side to release certain documents that have nothing to do with anything, and making all sorts of outrageous accusations about what might be in them. Meanwhile, the Other Side has stonewalled perfectly reasonable requests to release its own documents that would expose some very embarrassing details if anybody ever found out what was in them. This just shows you what a bunch of hypocrites they are. 
Naturally, the media won’t report any of this. Major newspapers and cable networks jump all over anything they think will make My Side look bad. Yet they completely ignore critically important and incredibly relevant information that would be devastating to the Other Side if it could ever be verified. 
I will admit the candidates for My Side do make occasional blunders. These usually happen at the end of exhausting 19-hour days and are perfectly understandable. Our leaders are only human, after all. Nevertheless, the Other Side inevitably makes a big fat deal out of these trivial gaffes, while completely ignoring its own candidates’ incredibly thoughtless and stupid remarks – remarks that reveal the Other Side’s true nature, which is genuinely frightening. 
My Side has produced a visionary program that will get the economy moving, put the American People back to work, strengthen national security, return fiscal integrity to Washington, and restore our standing in the international community. What does the Other Side have to offer? Nothing but the same old disproven, discredited policies that got us into our current mess in the first place. 
Don’t take my word for it, though. I recently read about an analysis by an independent, nonpartisan organization that supports My Side. It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that everything I have been saying about the Other Side was true all along. Of course, the Other Side refuses to acknowledge any of this. It is too busy cranking out so-called studies by so-called experts who are actually  nothing but partisan hacks. This just shows you that the Other Side lives in its own little echo chamber and refuses to listen to anyone who has not already drunk its Kool-Aid. 
Let’s face it: The Other Side is held hostage by a radical, failed ideology. I have been doing some research on the Internet, and I have learned this ideology was developed by a very obscure but nonetheless profoundly influential writer with a strange-sounding name who enjoyed brief celebrity several decades ago. If you look carefully, you can trace nearly all the Other Side’s policies for the past half-century back to the writings of this one person. 
To be sure, the Other Side also has been influenced by its powerful supporters. These include a reclusive billionaire who has funded a number of organizations far outside the political mainstream; several politicians who have said outrageous things over the years; and an alarmingly large number of completely clueless ordinary Americans who are being used as tools and don’t even know it.
These people are really pathetic, too. The other day I saw a YouTube video in which My Side sent an investigator and a cameraman to a rally being held by the Other Side, where the investigator proceeded to ask some real zingers. It was hilarious! First off, the people at the rally wore T-shirts with all kinds of lame messages that they actually thought were really clever. Plus, many of the people who were interviewed were overweight, sweaty, flushed, and generally not very attractive.
But what was really funny was how stupid they were. There is no way anyone could watch that video and not come away convinced the people on My Side are smarter, and that My Side is therefore right about everything.Besides, it’s clear that the people on the Other Side are driven by mindless anger – unlike My Side, which is filled with passionate idealism and righteous indignation.  
That indignation, I hasten to add, is entirely justified. I have read several articles in publications that support My Side that expose what a truly dangerous group the Other Side is, and how thoroughly committed it is to imposing its radical, failed agenda on the rest of us.That is why I believe 2012 is, without a doubt, the defining election of our lifetime. The difference between My Side and the Other Side could not be greater. That is why it absolutely must win on November 6.