Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's pathetic, and if Bush-Clinton turns out to be the general election menu, it's going to make kleptocratic paradises like the Soviet Union or the PRC look like vibrant democracies in comparison.
And man, could anything be less exciting, less of an inspiration to get the vote out than that lineup? "Vote 2016! Nothing Ever Changes!" People will stay home and hand-remove their own moles before dragging themselves to vote in that contest.
I'll add that we can look forward to the inevitable runs at the presidency by Chelsea Clinton and George P. Bush. Hell, if only we could just get those bright young things to marry and reproduce we could see the beginning of a genuine royal dynasty.
Six in 10 Americans say the CIA’s treatment of suspected terrorists was justified, more than half think it produced important, unique intelligence – and 52 percent say it was wrong for the Senate Intelligence Committee to issue a report suggesting otherwise.
I see where President Obama's BFF, Jamie Dimon, was whipping votes this week for the cromnibus bill. Have I told you lately that I hate JPMorgan Chase and how pleased I am that they no longer have any of my money?
Actually, they still have 50¢, but it's a long story and will wait for another day.
Jared Polis (D) from Boulder is my house rep and it looks like he voted the way Jamie and Barack wanted him to vote. Those big money boys stick together.
UPDATE: Via comments Jared Polis informs me he voted NO, so my apologies for the error. I should have googled it, but I heard on the local news that only Degette and Lamborn voted no.