Great to hear @matthewjdowd address business leaders. "Capitalism is a force for good." It a moment of optimism & hope. #ILBizDay2017 pic.twitter.com/XLJhYdVKJ0— Mark Denzler (@IllinoisMfgAssc) April 26, 2017
Dowd: "On Election Day, we end up with immensely flawed candidates and parties that are both disliked" #ILBizDay2017— IMA TODAY (@IMA_Today) April 26, 2017
Dowd: "The fastest growing group of voters we have today are independents" #ILBizDay2017— IMA TODAY (@IMA_Today) April 26, 2017
But they're not a "group", Mr. Dowd.
As I patiently explained back in 2009 as Bush regime dead-enders were frantically rebranding themselves as "independents" to avoid being held accountable for all of the shit they had talked for eight long years, they're what Kurt Vonnegut called a Granfalloon.
A "...proud and meaningless association of human beings".
And telling them fairy tales that cater to their delusions and self-regard is clearly the most secure and profitable scam in journalism.