Line of the day

“A presidential term is 48 months; that the political media is transfixed by campaign coverage for 18 months every cycle means that a President can wield power with substantially reduced media attention for mor[e] than 1/3 of his term.  Thus, he can wage a blatantly illegal war in Libya for months on end, work to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past his repeatedly touted deadline, scheme to cut Social Security and Medicare as wealth inequality explodes and thereby please the oligarchical base funding his campaign, use black sites in Somalia to interrogate Terrorist suspects, all while his Party’s Chairwoman works literally to destroy Internet privacy — all with virtually no attention paid.”

Glenn Greenwald

It’s a provocative piece about the election cycle and our meaningless choices.

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  1. Not to mention signing an extension of the Patriot Act, persecuting—I mean—prosecuting whistleblowers, and forgetting to make appointments to the federal bureaucracy (seriously, I know it’s hard to get them approved, but it’s been years).

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