Remember the time in Los Angeles when Bill Graham told the crowd that if they didn't stop booing Prince, they wouldn't get the Stones? Boy, that shut the rude boys up real fast.
The is a folk axiom that says "If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't really there." Back then people had to work hard to be well informed about the contemporary culture. The Village Voice, the Berkeley Barb, and the L. A. Free Press worked diligently to keep people informed about what was happening. The older WWII vets thought that the kids and their opposition to "Tricky Dick" were amusing.
People who rely on Fox Views to be well informed might some day look back on the Bush-Obama era and realize that there was an ideological explanation for questions about why the Occupy Wall Street movement didn't get noticed by the mainstream media until there some good old Sixties-style mass arrests were made.
Political chicanery may be ubiquitous but it is never amusing -- except to existentialist cynics. Fool the voters once, shame on you. Fool them every time and it is time to reassure the rubes that the electronic voting machines are unhackable.
The Cain win in Florida is exhibit A for making the case that the Republicans are not racists. The Obama win in 2008 is exhibit A for proving that the results from the electronic voting machines are reliable.
Part of Karl Rove's strategy has always been to attack the opposition's strong point. Does that mean that if JEB is nominated his ads will feature a sound byte of his brother's quote: "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."?
Now the disk jockey will play the Del Vikings "Don't get slick on me," the Kink's "Who will be the next in line," and Jerry Lee Lewis' "What a heck of a mess." We have to go find our draft card. Have a veto proof type week.
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