Generally Awful

image of Mitt Romney giving an address at Liberty University with a huge LIBERTY UNIVERSITY sign behind him, saying: 'I'mma start this speech soon as my giant liberty sign gets here.'

Isn't that a terrific picture of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney giving the commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, an institution of higher learning [sic] at which students are taught that Mormonism is a cult? IT'S SO GREAT. What a cool candidate he is!

The big election news today is that Mitt Romney is terrible, and President Barack Obama is less terrible. Oh, and also he's gay. Obviously.

Please look for my upcoming presidential history, which will win ALL the prizes, My Big Gay Muslim President. It's definitely about Barack Obama.

In all seriousness, the most important election story to which I can direct your attention today is "Money Unlimited: How Chief Justice John Roberts Orchestrated the Citizens United Decision" by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker. It's really worth your time and attention, in order to understand how politics really works in the US now and why our democracy (such as it is) is so deeply and irreparably fucked up.

Once you've read that, check out this Bloomberg piece: "One-Man Florida SuperPAC Finances Attack on Obama in Ohio."

We are in real trouble.

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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