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My favorite definition of a cynic: a premature realist.
Today we are all cynics or damn well should be. Show me an American who trusts politicians, polls, news organizations and social media bigs who fancy themselves our new masters and I’ll show you a fool.
Regarding the forecasts of how the election would go, Casey Stengel’s line about the hapless 1962 Mets fits the moment: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”
As we stand on the smoking ruins of shattered predictions, the answer is no, a thousand times no. The usual suspects are bumblers — and that’s being kind because some are downright dishonest.
A disputed presidential election that appears destined for the courts is the worst possible outcome for a nation already gagging on anger and polarization. Yet that’s where we are. …