"It is not much of a landmark, but, in 150 days, we’re going to be electing ourselves a president again. We will do so in a political world made wholly different by the power of anonymous corporate money and by the ongoing descent of the Republican party into the kind of madness from which there seems to be no real escape. The airwaves are going to be full of slander and calumny. Imaginary, but profitable, hobgoblins will stalk the land, howling through 10,000 thirty-second spots. The whole event will take place within the sprawling corporate Id of the country. In 150 days, we’ll be electing ourselves a president again, and the story this year is the money, and the money is the only story, and everything else is a puppet show."
Rethuglican sociopaths, plutocrat money flooding campaigns, corporate Dems (yo, Mayor Booker) backstabbing Obama, all played out in front of an audience of low-information, easily-swayed voters with 5-second attention spans. We can hardly wait as the depressing spectacle unfolds.