Friday, May 17, 2013
I'll retire to Bedlam . . .
As I have mentioned now and again, I am afflicted with a lengthy commute, during which I tend to OD on National Pubic Radio. (Did I commit a typo?) Lately it's been absolutely unendurable -- nothing but an endless stream of ridiculous bullshit about how ordinary imperfect operations of government are the worst thing since Hitler or something. Meanwhile, stuff is happening in the world that you know, actually matters, but we obviously don't need to know about it.
Sure, as Ezra Klein lays out very clearly, perhaps with a bit too much restraint, it's all about nothing, so he expects it just to go away. Unfortunately, it is completely irrelevant whether any of this crap is meaningful, has anything to do with president Obama, or is even wrong. If the Republicans keep talking about it, and the corporate media keeps channeling everything they say and Cokie and Mara keep yammering on about how the Obama presidency has now officially failed, well then -- that will be the reality.
There's nothing we can do about it.