Join me at Politicon 2016, 'The Coachella of Politics' —Xeni


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Paying money to Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter.

Hmm. It’s tempting, but…


#3

That looks incredible! Totally off the rails in the best possible way.


#4

Treating politics as entertainment is exactly how you ended up with ‘politicians’ like Donald Trump. Don’t encourage it.


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I won’t buy the “Coachella for Politics” ad copy until I see mostly- or entirely-naked people on acid.


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I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it is kinda gross…


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My interpretation to the title of this article was that I was being asked if I wanted to go into a den of a bunch of silver-tongue snakes. However, after reading the article, some of the sessions listed are on subjects I find to be important too.


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I’m afraid that ship has sailed. In fact I’m pretty sure it sailed about five minutes after Aristotle published Politics.


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This is more like the Worldcon (or maybe Westercon?) of Political Fandom than the Coachella of anything.

Dinesh D’Souza vs. Cenk Uygur?

Only if it’s mud wrestling.


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I’m in Pasadena, I’m interested in politics, and I’ve nothing planned next weekend. Even so: I’d never pay money to support this abomination. As others have said: it’s politics as entertainment, involving the legitimization of grifters and frauds, not to mention the sincerely execrable (and then there’s those who manage to be all three - what would I pay to see Dinesh D’Souza opine? Would would I pay not to see that?).

Sure, some of the people involved are great - but the overall endeavor is unworthy.


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