Okay, that's it, I almost fell out of my chair weaving there. Sorry.
Gatehouse News Service offers an editorial slamming voters:
The midterm elections of 2010 were perhaps most remarkable for the issues that went unmentioned. From the campaign debates, advertisements and months of commentary, you'd barely know that the United States is at war.
In Afghanistan, we're fighting the longest war in American history –– and it's not going well. In Iraq, U.S. involvement in another war is sputtering to an uncertain end; the prospect of a third war, against Iran, hangs in the air in Washington.
It took some effort for candidates to ignore these wars.As C.I.'s rightly and repeatedly pointed out, it sure is interesting how the press ignored Iraq and now wants to whine that the candidates ignored it. Somewhere at TCI, you've got C.I. writing about how, all year, she never heard a candidate beg off answering an Iraq question but she did see many reporters avoid the issue.
I don't know why journalists feel the need to blame the people for the press' mistakes?
Here's who worked on the latest for Third:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And here's what we came up with.
And that's it. I just almost fell off the chair again. I'm just too tired. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"