Bullets: shorthand politics
The back and forth of the current GOP campaign cycle has pundits reeling. The folks that see themselves are serious analysts are now having to cover what has become a tacky reality show. Any veneer of respectability was removed when some of the GOP presidential candidates, including the current front-runner, actually agreed to be publicly question by ” The Donald”. Imagine seeing yourself as a a journalist and waking up to find yourself with a job better suited for an employee of the Enquirer or News Corp.
Here is a traditional pundits guide to today’s shorthand reality TV politics:
Weepers & Whiners: Michelle Bachman is blindsided by a child and she and the right wing pundits are shocked, shocked, shocked that anybody would pull a stunt in order to draw media attention to a political issue!
Winners & Losers: Romney is out and still doesn’t know it and Gingrich is in with perfect timing, so the big winner of the GOP primary is ….. Barack Obama.
Beggars & Choosers: Jon Corzine can’t find a billion and is forced to testify in front of a key House committee: Corzine is a Democrat which means that the overly partisan GOP congress will finally provide some real scrutiny to a case of alleged financial mishandling.
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