So it looks like this November -- excluding 3rd parties and any last-minute, kamikazindependent candidates -- American voters will very likely face a choice between a competent, Centrist Democrat with a long history of public service, who holds some positions with which I very much disagree or which she seems to have adopted at the last minute at the drive-thru window of the Lonesome Liberal Economic Policy Puppy Farm...
...and a pathologically lying con man and openly fascistic bigot who will wall off whatever parts of the Earth he can't bomb and plunder and might very well try to appoint Ted Nugent to the Supreme Court because fuck you, I'm the goddamn president now.
Or, as Ron Fournier puts it:
The Worst of All WorldsWhat could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than a match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
Really. The worst? The actual worst?
This is as bad as it gets....
As bad as it gets? Oh my stars and garters! Hillary Clinton must be far and away the worst human being the Democratic party ever produced for the choice between her and Il Douche to qualify for "as bad as it gets". Do go on, Ron Fournier
This is not to suggest equivalence: The candidates are not equally revolting. But...
Really? Because literally all you do for living, Ron, is "suggest equivalence". On every fucking subject. Every god damn day of the week.
How bad is it?
Why it's so bad that Ron's Very Good Friend -- disgraced Bush re-election chief and born-again Both Siderist sock-puppet Matthew Dowd -- agrees with him
My friend Matthew Dowd, a former political consultant who now works for ABC News, said Tuesday’s results show just how “corrupt and broken” the political system has become. Even if the most experienced and, arguably, most qualified candidate wins in November, Dowd said via email: “Hillary won’t be able to govern, and the GOP is past its expiration date. Democrats are closing in on theirs.”
And then, because the name "Ron Fournier" has now become synonymous with the "lazy Both Siderist chuckleheadery", comes the obligatory, peevish, preemptive dismissal of his critics as idiots...because Both Sides!
A column like this will trigger torrents of manufactured outrage and exaggerations. From the left: How dare you compare Clinton to that bigoted, bullying empty suit of a man? And from the right: ARE YOU NUTS? She’s not qualified! She’d destroy America!
America's Sad Clown of Centrism left any pretense of professional integrity in a dumpster at the edge of town years ago.
He has never looked back.