One-Sided Break In Reality

July 5, 2024

Just short of the noon hour Friday here in California’s Central Valley — another hot one again as we hurdle into the weekend with our county’s future at stake on a day-by-day basis.

The view from our political/media system is freaking f*cked. Despite ongoing contrary notion, The New York Times this morning tapped it out correctly:

One of America’s political parties has a presidential candidate who is really old and showing it. The other has a presidential candidate who is a convicted felon, adjudicated sexual abuser, business fraudster and self-described aspiring dictator for a day. And also really old.

One of the parties is up in arms about its nominee and trying to figure out how to replace him at the last minute. The other is not.

Although back-ass-ward:

Peter Baker at the Times continues:

But the distinction of recent weeks has been striking. After Mr. Trump was found guilty of 34 felonies by a Manhattan jury in May — a verdict that came after civil judgments against him for personal and professional misdeeds — there was no significant groundswell within the Republican Party to force him out of the race in favor of a less-tainted candidate. Even though many Republican officeholders and strategists privately loathe him, they fell in line and made clear they would stick with him no matter how many scandals piled up.

Until last week, Democrats had also resigned themselves to a candidate many considered far from ideal. Mr. Biden and his allies had effectively squelched any internal dissent, forcing Democrats to stay quiet despite fears that his age would ultimately undercut his campaign. After last week’s debate showcased concerns about his mental sharpness, however, the conspiracy of silence was broken. Suddenly, a wide swath of Democrats concluded that he was no longer viable and mounted an effort to pressure him to step aside for a younger candidate.

“While Biden had the worst debate performance in all of presidential history, Trump’s was likely the second-worst,” said Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “Yet we hear crickets from Republicans after their presumptive nominee was incoherent, rambling and utterly divorced from the truth. Oh, and also a convicted felon.”

Yet the media attention is on Biden and not that large piece-of-shit Orange Turd. One hopes the bulk of American voters see through the shit-smoke screen and do the right thing this November. The only recourse we have at this time is through the ballot box. Get the fuck out and vote!

And get everyone you know to hit the ballot box, too.

Contrast and go with it, or not, yet once again here we are…

(Illustration out front: ‘A Break in Reality,’ by Xetobyte, found here.)

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