2. The 2012 Election Season: The Election to End All Elections
This year’s election was unarguably the ugliest, most slanderous, exhausting, painful, divisive, openly racist, misogynistic (what was up with all the talk about rape?!) and just plain annoying election 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 every person in America wishing for an end–any end—to it all. Somehow, now, it all seems like a bad dream. But for Republicans it’s the end of the world as they know it.