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Politics

Yvonne Abraham

Expensive lessons of 2012

Tuesday night was a pretty spectacular occasion for Democrats, women, pot-smokers, gay-rights supporters, and people who think rape is an actual thing.

For others, not so much. But despair not! Even if your cause or candidate tanked, the obscene, untold billions spent assaulting voters’ senses and ripping candidates apart this election season were not squandered entirely. They yielded some enlightenment — and generous helpings of the absurd.

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