"OK, so Obama did a terrible job in the debate, and Romney did well. But in the end, this isn’t or shouldn’t be about theater criticism, it should be about substance. And the fact is that everything Obama said was basically true, while much of what Romney said was either outright false or so misleading as to be the moral equivalent of a lie."-- Paul Krugman, October 4, 2012
The distance between "isn’t" and "shouldn’t" cannot be calibrated in pounds or inches.
As the last 40 years of American political life clearly shows, the distance between ""isn’t" and "shouldn’t" demands to be calculated in failed wars, lost cities, ruined reputations, bankrupted treasuries, purloined futures, squandered lives and the size and strength of the lobotomized army of imbeciles that is giddily marching us into the abyss.
And, as the last the last 40 years of American political life clearly shows, the well-paid curators of the velvet "Both SIdes" curtain behind which the media continues to camouflage the difference between "isn’t" and "shouldn’t" will never stop lying to us until they are forced to stop lying to us.