And the only prescription!
Is more Centrism!
Same as It Ever Was: Both Parties Fighting Old BattlesBY CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN
...So it’s just not the legislative process in Washington that is stuck; it’s the issue terrain, too. Democrats and Republicans are simply fighting the same battles, the ads and campaign messages are almost identical. What’s most depressing: There aren’t any NEW ideas, just rehashed talking points. It all brings to mind the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 -- soldiers were fighting and dying, even though the war had already ended (the news simply hadn’t traveled to them yet). The Obama wars are coming to an end (and may have ended for the public), but the candidates on the 2014 trail have decided to continue to the fight.
It has long been self-evidently true that it is beyond Chucknado's abilities or interests as a "journalist" to discuss the "merits" and "validity" of any of these "issues" which bore Chuckles to tears but which Both!Sides! keep carping about for some reason.
Because, one may speculate, fidelity to truth or facts or merits or the rules of basic, high school journalism are not mile markers on the Golden Path that will land Todd in the Big Sunday Chair at NBC.
But separate and apart from being a terrible journalist, I had never really never take the time to appreciate what a terrible analogist Chucknado! is as well. Sure "It all brings to mind the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812..." is too linearly idiotic -- too blunt-force stupid -- to be qualify as transcendentally Friedmanesque awful (yet!) but unlike so many other Beltway tools, at least the kid is taking the trouble to study the game films
and put in his time in the batting cage.
We now join Kirk Douglas' TED Talk on why Liberals are never, ever allowed on Beltway teevee already in progress...