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Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report on the newyorker.com, talks about what we learned from the conventions.
Andy - comparing the Romney campaign to "Weekend at Bernie's" is dead-on.
Shout out to my fellow Shakerite in the Big City. Good stuff!
I used to hear "Uncle Sugar" a lot as a derisive version of "Uncle Sam." But I heard it from people on the left, back when the US was supporting Central American dictatorships--you know, the ones that were authoritarian, not totalitarian.
I'm sorry but I have to disagree on the point of the who's poorer contest. If only because 1. that's the American dream, rags to riches (so don't start with the 'she's married to a millionaire' please. And 2. The Obamas came from humble beginnings, while the Romneys came from money, and voluntarily played house like students, having fun eating tuna casseroles on their ironing board, while still having those "stocks" to sell if things got really hard.
The thing that I found demeaning was that Michelle felt obliged to neglect to mention the days when she made more money than her husband and supported him, and default to "mom in chief." She's not just a mom, she's had a fantastic, lucrative career in her own right, which a lot of people aren't talking about because they want to "soften" her image.
pasta and tuna? a car with a rusted hole in the door? I bet some of the homeless would love to have BOTH!
Geez I hate that I agree, but I do. Uggh
Could NOT AGREE MORE about the demeaning wives speeches. I was cringing too. Heaven help the political wife that doesn't have children.
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