2. The Entire 2012 Campaign Season: The Election to End All Elections
This year’s election season was the ugliest, most slanderous, exhausting, painful, divisive, racist, misogynistic and just plain annoying in the history of modern politics. With record spending (there were a lot of records this year) on both sides, America was thrown into a dark age of political ads and dirty tactics that left us all wishing for an end—any end—to it all. For progressives, it all seems like a bad dream. But for Republicans it’s the end of the world as they know it.