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LIONEL PODCAST: The Elections Are Over. The Democrats Have No Message. The GOP Has Better Slogans.

Nothing to see here. Stop the caterwauling, the high fives, the sturm und drank, just stop. There’s nothing to see here. It’s as Professor Quiqley noted, they threw the bums out only to have the latest contingent of bums jettisoned later.

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy” (Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1966.)

For Chrissakes, just get over it. Because neither party is able to answer my concerns and interests over a host of issues, viz. war, Wall Street predation, the derivatives bubble, 1033 hyper-militarization of police, the eroding Second Amendment, NSA and repressive surveillance, GMO proliferation . . . shall I go on?

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LIONEL AUDIO: Post-Rally Analyses, Election Day & Psephological High Jinks

Don’t feel bad. I didn’t know what it was at first either. It’s an American pie. I hope.

Election day, midterms and our own New York governor’s race. What’s an informed American to do? Well, it’s not watching the garbage on 24/7 cable news, that’s for sure. The dearth of substance is mind-boggling. Politics is about visceral reactions, gut feelings, team politics and who’s hot and who’s not. Saturday’s Comedy Central rally for whatever, a P.R. work of genius, shows us what’s critical: even in that group of seemingly hip and sentient politically savvy they had nary a clue as to the gravamen of the problems that plague our country. They were just “here for the beer.” And a word on the wonderment of  life after death, the most impossible of oxymorons.