(Nick Gillespie) Who (besides libertarians) would have figured that the 2016 election is really an extended case study in what Freud termed “the narcissism of small differences,” or “the phenenomen is the phenomenon that it is precisely communities with adjoining territories, and that are related to each other in other ways as well, who are engaged in constant feuds and are ridiculing each other because of sensitiveness to these details of differentiation”?
(Barbara Kollmeyer) As the Republicans presented their vision of the country, Americans appeared to be hot on the hunt for an alternative presidential candidate.
Searches for “third party candidate 2016” soared by 1,150% in the past week during the Republican National Convention, according to Google Trends. The spike shown in the below chart spiked toward the end of what was at times a raucous and bizarre convention for the Republicans that ended with Donald Trump’s nomination…
Rayn: “The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.” – Ralph Nader