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Thank God I don't watch TV and I live in California, where the Republicans apparently aren't throwing away their money on robocalls, or maybe I'm just not on the right list.  I don't know how people are keeping any shreds of sanity during these last days before this horrendous, hateful election.  How many hundreds of millions of dollars are the political parties spending on ads?  And thanks to Citzens United, this tsunami of electoral waste will likely be the norm from now on, just like gigantic "fluke" storms coming from climate change.

Next election cycle (which I suppose begins the day after the election and any subsequent turmoil is resolved), how about we ban ads altogether?  The parties can still spend their billions of PAC dollars, but instead of swirling it all down the toilet in ads, force them to compete by investing that money in new technologies, thus creating real jobs, and on improving infrastructure.  Whoever does the best job of making a spanking new, cleaned-up, refreshed, prosperous America will win!  Talk about positive campaigning!

Isn't that how the parties once used to try to win elections, by actually doing something constructive for the country while they were in office?  Back in the 1930s or something?  When people used to think government had a rational function? 

I know, I'm a looney.  I'll go away now.
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