Election-Year Reminder #1linerWeds


Here in the US we are just about thirteen months away from having to choose between “damned if you do” and “damned if you don’t.” In other words, the next Presidential election is November 8, 2016, a fact I can’t escape no matter how much I try. It’s been thrown in my face since sometime after January 1 by half my Facebook friends and by just about everyone on Twitter. When it hits Instagram, I’m checking out.

There was a time I really cared who took up temporary residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500. Then I realized they’re all pretty much the same. Same with Congress: Red Team or Blue Team, it makes no difference. It’s like a smorgasbord where you hate everything on it, but you’ve already paid your ten dollars and they won’t refund your money, so you feel obligated to take something and choke it down as best you can. Whenever I’m feeling that way, PJ O’Rourke never fails to cheer me up. The book this is from was published in 2012, the last time we had one of these exercises in frustration democracy. Heaven help us all.

This is a contribution to Linda Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. She has all the rules over at her place, where you can also find pingbacks from everyone else participating today.

10 thoughts on “Election-Year Reminder #1linerWeds

  1. It’s pretty depressing, isn’t it? I love Bernie Sanders, but I agree with you, it ain’t happening. Even if it did, he would still have to deal with a gerrymandered Congress that would refuse to work with him. A favorite saying in our home is “We’re so screwed.” We seem to say it more and more these days.


  2. This is the first year I’ve ever really favored a candidate. I’ve been so discouraged in past years, but I think we have one now that really cares and means what he says. That always remains to be seen, of course, but I really care this year.


    1. Sorry to say, if he really cares and means what he says, he’ll probably be crushed like a grape in the primaries, especially if you’re talking about Bernie Sanders (which I suspect you are). I appreciate that he’s not trying to be all things to all people, I just think he’s up against impossible competition who the media appear to have already anointed as the candidate.


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