If you haven’t noticed, every four years our country loses any connection with reality and all our sources of communication are filled with outright falsehoods, extreme exaggerations or downright stupidity over election issues. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat makes no difference – the mania virus is all consuming. Unfortunately here in Wisconsin we have suffered longer than the rest of the country what with the Madison protests and the recall election, but that hasn’t necessarily put a damper on local current irrational ravings.
A good example is a letter writer in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who states that his vote is dependent on which party promises that their Congressional delegation will forgo their federal employee medical insurance plan coverages and " accepts their new Medicare plan as their sole coverage." Of course, Medicare coverage is by law only authorized for senior citizens 65 and older, which would eliminate most of Congress, but that doesn’t seem to have clicked with the writer. He obviously suffers from election year mania listening to all the conflicting political views of how to rescue Medicare from bankruptcy.