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Relocating to Realville

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When it comes to Paleoconservatism it's hard to get more authoritative than the American Thinker and today they're recommending that GOP punditry hightail their asses to "realville" before November. I disagree. This blog has been having so much fun with the GOP punditry and their reaction to Trump that I hope they never get real. Starting a year and a half ago the pundits have been making fools of themselves to such a degree that one wonders why they haven't just thrown in the towel and quit by now. Here is a brief, but not exhaustive review of their greatest misses (honestly, I could devote the KOTCB blog exclusively to GOP pundits because every day at least one of them writes a stupid hit piece on Trump). The road to Realville is a long arduous trek for these folks and there would be great suffering and maybe even death along the way.




This is just a partial list and not even a greatest hits - I've done a bunch of these over the past 12 months and I've still got, like, 5 months left. If the GOP pundits move to Realville I'm going to have no low hanging fruit to blog about when news gets slow and I'm lazy - I need these guys.

Don't run to Realville pundits but instead run a third party candidate - someone you can vote for. It will put unbelievable pressure on Bernie to run as an Independent (which is what he really is) and we'll get ourselves a 4 way contest like we had in 1860 establishing Obama as the James Buchanan of the 21st Century. An election with Trump, Hitlery, Bernie and French (or someone like him) would be fantastic and give America a real choice in 2016 - complete crap shoot. who knows who would win? No pundit that I know.

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