I am intrigued by this story in the New York Times, not necessarily for what it says, which is some prime Grade-A Both Sides ground beef, but for what it portends for the postgame analysis over the next several months. It’s all very ill-omened and it has made me doubt if, even now, anyone is ready to confront the simple fact that one of our two major political parties has gone completely around the fcking bend, and that it went completely around the fcking bend long before it lined itself up behind a vulgar talking yam.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire.