Thursday, May 20, 2010

I got cariied away by liars.

Joe and Gene Show Redux

Boned Jello

This morning I direct your attention to articles by the only group more confused about the Tea Party movement than the Republican Party; asshat liberals.  First, Joe Conason.  Of all the hacks who made a living defending President Bill Clinton's every fart and burp, Conason was among the most shameless.    He managed to go eight years without writing a single paragraph that could survive a rudimentary fact-check.  Here he is, toady, on Salon.

How will Republicans, and in particular Washington's’s neoconservative Republicans, cope with libertarian-leaning Rand Paul as their party’s Senate nominee in Kentucky? Having denounced the son of Ron as a kooky isolationist only days ago, their responses to his victory have ranged from sugarcoating to stunned silence. Now they just want to hold that seat.

Just fine Joe.  But, who are these neoconservative Republicans, Joe?  Mitch McConnell?   That's what the Tea-party is about you clod; America first, not a political party.  The only difference between today's elected Democrats and Republicans is not all Republicans are shameless liars.  And no Republican is a socialist, Marxist, Maoist, Obamunists, nor any other kind of  ideologue-ist.  Gah!

If Conason had a peer when it came to apologizing for the Clintons, it was Gene Lyons, a co-author with Conason of The Hunting of the President: The 10 Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Take it away Gene.

One minor mystery of the Obama administration is whether the president has actually believed that the nation's most intractable problems could be solved by the wonder-working power of bipartisanship and the emollient balm of his personality. He wouldn't be the first politician whose ego convinced him he could sweet-talk his bitterest opponents.

That's the lede from his Salon article, No, GOP, you can't have the car keys back;  your warning to have a vomit bag at the ready.   Salon, by the way,  is the interweb's version of HBO;  giving face time to Bill Maher types who are otherwise unemployable.  Lyons continues with a paean to the greatest job creationist since Michael Dukakis pulled off the "Massachusetts Miracle."    

It's a fact. Should current growth persist, the U.S. economy will gain roughly 1.7 million jobs this year. From 2001 through 2008, the Bush economy generated about 1 million.

Let's forget that the Administrations "job creation" numbers are rife with this sort of fraud also shows 2,893.9 jobs created with $194,537,372 in stimulus funding in New Hampshire’s 00 congressional district. But, there is no such thing.

Or that Moody's estimates that offering tax breaks to businesses that hire new employees,  creates jobs at a cost of ... $43,000 a pop!  Let's forget that George Bush inherited Bill Clinton's recession, and turned it around with tax cuts.  No, let's see if four years hence Obama's bone crushing taxes a-coming yield anywhere near a million net jobs created (and government jobs don't count).  Any bets?  

Boned Jello
Marcus  Aurelius Miller


USMC8541 said...

It's time we oust our two party government and go back to a three branch government. The Republicans and Democrats are content to take turns messing up our country every four to eight years. A president not only controls his party's congressional delegates but also stacks the courts with like minded puppets willing to ignore the constitution for the good of the party. Remove party affiliation from every ballot and let them run on the own merits.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Wow, that would be like making Dook's basketball team play without the officials knowing they were Dook.

Scottiebill said...

USMC is right. We need to return to a three-branch government as laid out in the Constitution. Today we have the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, the Judicial Branch, the Mainstream Media Branch, the Environmentalist Branch, the Illegal Alien Branch, the Foreign Country Branch (Mexico and China as the co-chairs), the Palestinian Branch (aka the Anti-Jewish Branch), the Muslim Branch, the Anti-Military Branch, the Czar-Pool Branch, and, last but not least, The Komrade Obama Branch.

That makes thirteen branches of government under the reign of the Komrade Peter Principle President. No wonder that 13 is considered an unlucky number. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson would be SO proud! NOT!!!

Anonymous said...

I think we should go to a tree branch government. You screw up, we take a rope and find a tree branch.

vanderleun said...

It's always been amazing to me how Conason can even manage to type with both Clinton and Obama lodged in his throat. Maybe he dictates.

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