David Simon | Barack Obama And The Death Of Normal

But the country is changing. And this may be the last election in which anyone but a fool tries to play — on a national level, at least — the cards of racial exclusion, of immigrant fear, of the patronization of women and hegemony over their bodies, of self-righteous discrimination against homosexuals. Some in the Republican party and among the teabagged fringe will continue to play such losing hands for some time to come; this shit worked well in its day and distracted many from addressing any of our essential national issues. But again, if they play that weak-ass game past this point, they are fools.

via David Simon | Barack Obama And The Death Of Normal.

David Simon is bang on. This is a lovely post. Also, he’s an amazing storyteller. You’ve probably enjoyed a lot of his writing for television and never even known it.

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