‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Beats the RNC

The RNC already has its slogan in “we built that,” but after last night’s TV ratings, they might want to make the subtext of that statement obvious and switch to “a dollar makes me holler.” That’s one of the catchphrases of Alana Thompson, the child beauty queen and titular star of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which beat the Republican convention in the ratings in the 18-49 demographic on every cable network and on CBS, ABC and NBC last night. Maybe Americans are more excited by go-go juice and couponing than Objectivism and mischaracterizations of Barack Obama’s record as president. And this is the only time where that could possibly count as a victory for American discourse.