The epic fail of the American electorate. – Petula Dvorak. 

Hey America, do you like this election?

No?

But this is what you created.

You, America, stopped listening to facts you didn’t agree with, stopped reading newspapers or watching broadcasts that didn’t entertain you or confirm what you already believed, stopped trying to understand legislation and policy, stopped bothering to engage in civil discussion or master the basics of civic responsibilities.

You, America, blame Washington for everything that’s wrong with this country, but then told pollsters that the federal Government isn’t doing enough to help you.

You, America, actually believe that reality television is real. And that politics is a form of reality TV. And thanks to that, we have an election that’s more American Idol than American Constitution.

You realise we’re probably just one election cycle away from a Kardashian in office. Because, what the heck? Let’s try something new!

NZ Herald 

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