Daniel Ruth considers the tremendous amounts of right-wing money expended on the recent election and the stunning lack of ROI for the rich guys who expended it. A nugget:
They (the Koch brothers–ed.) had plenty of disciples to keep them company on their Cirque du Soliel of stump chicanery. Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson, the Daddy Warbucks of blackjack, also tried to buy an election and wound up holding an inside flush of jokers.
And Donald Trump, the Lord of the Lies? Can we all agree that the Great Pumpkin of Puffery has retired the title of the nation’s village buffoon?
As for talk radio’s conservative fringe — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Todd Schnitt — in the run-up to Election Day, there was more foaming spittle flying through the speakers than Old Yeller in his death throes.
Certainly a case can be made election night was a triumph over the politics of stupid.
Read the rest. It’s a gem.