Archive for April 19th, 2011

Agree & Disagree

I agree wholeheartedly with the Republicans that something must be done to rein in the overpaid parasites who take our money and produce nothing of value in return.

Where we disagree is on who they are.

April 19th, 2011 at 08:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

The Civility War

Krugman nails it:

At the beginning of last week, the commentariat was in raptures over the Serious, Courageous, Game-Changing Ryan plan. But now that the plan has been exposed as the cruel nonsense it is, what we’re hearing a lot about is the need for more civility in the discourse. President Obama did a bad thing by calling cruel nonsense cruel nonsense; he hurt Republican feelings, and how can we have a deal when the GOP is feeling insulted? What we need is personal outreach; let’s do lunch!

The easy, and perfectly fair, shot is to talk about the hypocrisy here; where were all the demands for civility when Republicans were denouncing Obama as a socialist, accusing him of creating death panels, etc..? Why is it OK for Republicans to accuse Obama of stealing from Medicare, but not OK for Obama to declare, with complete truthfulness, that those same Republicans are trying to dismantle the whole program?

Calling criminals criminals, liars liars, and hacks hacks = Uncivil.

Calling poor people and seniors greedy moochers, liberals unpatriotic, and gays degenerate = Serious.

Presented with that choice, I’ll choose uncivil and unserious any day.

2 comments April 19th, 2011 at 11:34am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Save us, Donald!

Donald Trump’s will-he-or-won’t-he shadow presidential campaign continues.  This is far and away my favorite part:

“I can send two executives into a room. They can say the same things; one guy comes home with the bacon and the other guy doesn’t,” Trump said. “I’ve seen it a thousand times. … We don’t have the right messenger. [President Barack] Obama is not the right messenger. We are not a respected nation anymore and the world is laughing at us.

Because the only way to regain our respect and stop the rest of the world from laughing at us is to elect Donald Trump President.

April 19th, 2011 at 07:58am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans

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