The Internet is basically a giant echo-chamber where the loudest opinions (or those written in all caps, as the case may be) create a sort of ripple effect that results in everyone hearing the same sh!t over and over, and the BS only spreads further as it reverberates. Those who best understand this effect use it to their advantage, effectively drowning out anything that resembles reasonable discourse. This is never more evident than during a presidential election season.
Unfortunately, many of the skinny-jeaned borough-dwellers who do the most screaming these days are too young to remember the Dubya era when we had some serious gaffes to make fun of, so the web is forced to make do with minor slip-ups like Mitt Romney's now-infamous "binders full of women" remark, made during last night's presidential election debate.
In case you missed it, when asked about his feelings on the wage/gender gap, Mitt rather retardedly claimed he'd been presented with "binders of women" and the Internet responded rapidly with Twitter and Tumblr accounts devoted "Mitt's binders" popping up just minutes later.
C'mon, people. Mitt Romney gives us so much to make fun of, do we really need to resort to his gaffes? Didn't you guys get the Liberal Conspiracy newsletter this month? Bush was the dumbass; Romney is the soulless, Mr. Burns-esque bazillionaire (actually, that describes Bush too, but you see my point).
Anyway, notice how I've been talking about the debate for several paragraphs now and I haven't said a thing about the issues or Obama or, for that matter, the fact that Romney effectively dodged a direct question about equal pay for women? That's what happens when you focus on the gaffes. Next thing you know, we'll all be spending the rest of the election season focusing on Freudian slips, rather than the epic battle between Romney and Osama. (See what I did there?)