I'm seeing a lot of people on the info-pipes analogize politics to professional wrestling. I guess the point is this: there's lots of bullshitting, meaningless posturing, endless boasting, pretend skirmishes, big fucking cage matches, etc. - but ultimately all of the outcomes are known well in advance. The whole thing is theater for the average American voter who might as well be a tea-bagger given how little they understand about most things generally.
That sounds about right to me. And remember, it's not fake just scripted. There is a difference.
The winners and losers are all very real.