Political Affective Disorder: Open Thread…

Wonk the Vote coined that term above, PAD, and I think most of us are feeling exhausted and disgusted with the news of late, so for tonight I just have one cartoon for you, and then y’all have at it in the comments.

Outrage Fatigue

Outrage Fatigue © Joe Heller,Green Bay Press-Gazette,Outrage Fatigue, cable news, tanning mom, time magazine, breast feeding, dog, obama, rush, stay at home, pundit, gaffes, media

And with that, please enjoy your Monday Evening. This is an open thread.


4 Comments on “Political Affective Disorder: Open Thread…”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Here’s some good news. Jamie Dimon may lose CEO job–he has to face shareholders in Tampa tomorrow. Plus, the fed are getting ready to investigate.

    • quixote says:

      BB, the bad news is that JD is just one head of the hydra. Neither the Dems nor the Repubs show any sign of dealing with the actual monster. It wouldn’t even be difficult. Hedges are very easy todistinguish from gambles: the company owns the underlying security. *No* trades on derivatives when the bank or shadow bank doesn’t own the security. And a financial transaction tax. End of problem. Do they do it? Nooooo. Instead we get multi-hundred page bills that enable the bastards. Obama is up to his neck in this just like everyone else. There’s no escape in our current setup.

      (Is there any hope? See my next comment below!)

  2. quixote says:

    With that title, I have to clock in! I could write the book on P.A.D. by now … but I’m too disaffected.