America won’t survive if (insert name of candidate here) wins!

Brigitte Gabriel of the anti-Muslim group ACT! for America says America won’t survive if Hillary Clinton wins.

Yeah. They said America wouldn’t survive if Obama won in 2012. They said America wouldn’t survive if he won in 2008. They said America wouldn’t survive if Bush won in 2004 and 2000. They said America wouldn’t survive if Clinton won in 1996 and 1992. And so on. And so on.

This is the Achilles heel of American politics: It forces idiots to make outrageous claims in order to get a majority of other idiots to elect — or not elect — someone. The system is predicated on stupidity to reach a stupid electorate getting dumber all the time.

With some studies showing that about half of Americans are marginally or functionally illiterate, is it any wonder that campaigns have to be less and less intelligent in order to reach them?

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