Bonnie Bucqueroux teaches at Michigan State University's School of Journalism and experiments with citizen journalism, including co-publishing Lansing Online News with Bill Castanier. They also co-host a radio show Mondays at 7 p.m. on LCC Radio - WLNZ - 89.7.

3 responses to “Pretending that crazy is the new normal”

  1. David Sjolander

    I think that the only good thing that can be said of these ultra-rightwing nuts is…They may split the Republicans and, help the Democrats in November.

  2. David Sjolander

    I’m very concerned about the future of the United States. People like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Connell and Rand Paul creep me out. Hopefully, rational Americans will prevail in November.

  3. Kenneeth F Bjornbak

    Were there no Democrats running in that primary? Have we all lost track of the numbers? In all the primaries across the country, which I have noted, one common element. The Democratic voters have more participation in the elections. In fact they average 1.75:1, in some states the vote is closer to 2:1 and the independent/progressive voters have generally been excluded from voting on either ballot.
    Yet here we are pressing the panic button instead of playing the power trump card. Democratic Party people need to recognize that diversity is a good thing. They keep saying it is then they pack-up like water buffaloes to protect the herd. (Just as the Republicans did the congress these past two years).
    Scott Brown won in MA because the independent vote did not like the Democratic offering. Neither party has enough base to carry any race unless it is the local dog catcher. If Rand Paul had been in a race to the finish, he would be finished. Democrats must come together in this mid-term, focus on keeping the change motivated and Mr Obama must show real leadership. No more West Wing style White House. You do something good for people you tell them don’t make them guess and if the word does not get out keep telling them until they get it.

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