Well here we are. Labor Day weekend in the US traditionally kicks off the Silly Season of the presidential campaign. It only gets sillier and wackier from here. For those who thought the primaries were silly, the next 66 days will probably make you turn off of politics all together (which in some quarters is both the design and the intent.)
Hypocrisy, hyperbole, and hyena-like howls of hooliganism will abound through the media and the blogosphere. When you hear or see what looks like righteous indignation over some slur/slander/slime, just know it is because those who are being indignant are only ticked off that they didn’t come up with the idea first. Anything goes and will go, and I’m guessing this fall will be uglier and funnier than most, even with, or because the stakes are so high.
So, now that Obama has the nod for the Dems, and the Repubs are debating whether to hold their convention this week or postpone it due to a hurricane, here is some of the funniest Silly Season craziness I’ve seen just this morning.
Faux Fox News.
And from Andrew Sullivan (who has been tearing it up lately.)
I think we should get ready for lots more.