For the record, the most "Oh fuck, I just give up" sentence I heard in the last week was spoken aloud by John Dickerson, who was appointed moderator of "Face the Nation" once Bob Schieffer quit the Great Game to become an undercover detective on the hod rod circuit.
Lets burn rubber baby!
See if you can spot the point where my patience ran dry:
DICKERSON: Susan, haven't we known, though, that voters are angry and upset for a while? I mean when we -- I -- I -- because what I'm trying to figure out is -- I mean if you covered the Tea Party movement, you -- you knew that people were unhappy...
By continuing to deliberately conflate "unhappy people" and "angry voters" with the "Tea Party movement" media featherweights like Dickerson continue to do the work of the radical Right by letting them hide in plain sight.
See, There. Is. No. Tea. Party.
There never was.
There was only ever a rebranding scam by millions of unhinged imbeciles who did not want to be held accountable for backing the worst President in American history to the hilt for eight, disastrous year. Instead, they wanted to get a head start on hating Barack Obama -- whose mere existence had driven them exponentially more unhinged than they already were -- with the heat of 1,000 suns without a lot of tricky questions like "How come you suddenly give a shit about deficits? " and "Remember about 10 minutes ago when the white Christian Conservative idiot was president and you averred loudly and unequivocally that saying mean things about a president during these parlous times was tantamount to treason?"
So here we are in 2016 when everybody -- and I mean everybody -- knows full well that the Tea Party was just another Republican responsibility-deflection scam. And yet the irresistible, lemming-like compulsion to continue repeating the lie is still so strong -- so deeply rooted in the Beltway's corrupt narrative -- that they simply cannot stop themselves.
Oddly enough, the most "Marie Antoinette" sentence I've heard in the last week was also spoken aloud on the aforementioned "Face the Nation" by famed Beltway prophetess and Modern Drunkard Magazine's "It Girl" of 1985, Peggy Noonan, And here it is.
NOONAN: All this is true, but you know what was interesting in Anthony's polling? It was that in each of the states he looked at, the battleground states, it was fairly close, but also Trump was holding on to Republicans. He may be losing Republicans in Washington. He may be losing Republicans in media land, but he's holding on to Republicans in Colorado and various states that's so interesting to me. It's as if they're looking at all of us and saying, I don't care.
John Dickerson, professional corporate news moderator, loyally beating one of the Beltway's deadest horses because no one told him to stop.
Peggy Noonan, professional Republican pundit, giddily admitting in front of three million people that she has never had the slightest fucking clue what was really going on down on the factory floor of the Republican party.