Both sides are officially in high dudgeon.. Either it's a conservative pounding a fist about "the gutter media's attacks on conservative women." or it's a liberal sanctimonifying about the GOP's gains being the fruits of an evil sham based on nothing but unscrupulous lies.
The takeawy for the sane?
Clearly we're now at douche-con 5, folks. DOUCHE-CON 5.
Red Alert. The future of the republic rests on a razor's edge, and the outcome is in your hands.
So, 4 days until the election. You won't see or hear any new arguments in these closing days. Just higher volume, higher frequency, more vitriol, and more dirty tricks. Pretend revelations. Arm-waving.
What a great weekend not to watch TV or answer the phone or read a poll or an editorial. Hug your kids, Take your spouse to dinner. Go for a walk. Let things settle and digest. Remain calm. Don't be afraid. If the poison energy of the election comes your way, take the long way round.
Then, on Tuesday. Please vote. Think both of yourself and of your fellow Americans. Do the best you can. On Wednesday the sun will rise, Earth will turn, and we'll keep picking up the pieces.