Ruining the brand

A lot of names don’t mean what they used to mean. Like “Cadillac,” for instance. Or “Democrat” or “Republican.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 June 2016 · 7:38 am

    again: we desperately need a “None of the above; go back and get some better candidates” choice on the fall ballot. Downside: another damn year or so of politicking. Upside: neither party’s frontrunner will become the King or Queen they apparently expect that they will become.

  2. McG »

    1 June 2016 · 8:31 am

    We three (and anybody else who comments after me) are more democratic than the Democrats, more republican than the Republicans, and more libertarian than the Libertarians.

    Let’s start a We Mean What We Say Party.

  3. Francis W. Porretto »

    1 June 2016 · 9:58 am

    Rather than the “traditional” None Of The Above, which means only “hold another election,” let’s have “None Of The Above, Super Steroidal” (NOTASS), which I shall now delineate.

    If in an election for some office, the NOTASS choice gains a plurality of the votes, then:
    1. The office shall become vacant as of the expiration of the current holder’s term.
    2. The office’s powers shall go unexercised until it can be electorally filled.
    3. All candidates defeated by NOTASS shall be barred from ever holding any elective office.
    4. The parties that proposed those candidates shall each be fined an amount equal to ten times the filing fee required to run for the office.

    I briefly considered having the NOTASS-defeated candidates incarcerated until the next election for that office, but we wouldn’t want to lower the average moral-ethical level of America’s prisons any further.

  4. CGHill »

    1 June 2016 · 1:52 pm

    Sounds good to me.

  5. fillyjonk »

    1 June 2016 · 3:48 pm

    I particularly like #3.

  6. ETat »

    4 June 2016 · 8:11 am

    I’ll sign.
    The rarity of my agreement with Francis means we truly found a common denominator sufficient to unite American public

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