"Midterm elections are like the returning menstrual cycle of the US politics. It comes and goes whether you're ready for it or not every two years and fall on the first Tuesday of November on even years. It's arrival is highly anticipated, and if all goes well then you can breath a huge sigh of relief and go back to life without a pregnan-Republican scare."
"American midterm elections are like the Goodwill Games: They both come around every four years, and that's about all you can say for them. Sure, both events are an important, high-level test of-respectively-negative campaigning and athleticism, but both pale in prestige and recognition when compared to their more muscular quadrennial brothers."
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