Sunday, June 10, 2012

More "when the other team does it, it's bad."

Chris Hayes is in the next room (only virtually, thank Vishnu,) kvetching at length with a panel of guests* about how money is corrupting politics, based on the news of Walker outspending what's-his-face, the guy who got slapped, and the nearly simultaneous announcement that Romney had actually taken in more donations last month than The Big O.

This was not a problem, of course, four years ago when Barry swamped McCain under a tidal wave of greenbacks.

In much the same way, the Koch brothers are worrisome meddling plutocrats, trying to influence elections with their filthy lucre, while George Soros, who could buy the Koch brothers with his pocket change, is a noble philanthropist. The wonder of partisan politics is how people can finger-point with a straight face. I can't remember, are filibusters obstructionist twaddle or a vital parliamentary tool this year?


*A panel so diverse that, out of five people including the host, only 40% are columnists for The Nation.

15 comments:

Fred said...

I'm getting pretty tired of hearing about the Koch brothers... you'd think people would shut up about since the recall is said and done, but no.

Anonymous said...

It's absurd to whine about Walker overspending Barrett. Out of state union thugs and community organizers poured in by the bus load. Did that guy mention how the Wisc Teacher's Onion blew $4M on the gal that LOST the Primary to Barrett?

Talk about self-esteem issues in school...teacher's pet candidate got shellacked by the guy who got shellacked by Walker.

Of course, Walker supporters had the catchiest slogan thoughout the Dem primary: "Don't Falk it up; we couldn't Barrett."

Weer'd Beard said...

Also on the same level that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dad served in the Nazi army, and Brigham Young didn't much care for the Dark people, making those guys evil Klansmen looking to kill minorities....but Soros made his fortunes on Nazi Blood Money and is a kind man who cares about "Democracy".

perlhaqr said...

I think I can get on with this bus.

Since all this uneven money in politics is so unfair, I demand that Obama and Romney both share out enough of it to bring Gary Johnson up to par. I mean, since neither of them are particularly opposed to wealth redistribution, I don't see why they'd have a problem with that...

Kristopher said...

"I can't remember, are filibusters obstructionist twaddle or a vital parliamentary tool this year?"

Yes.

The Jack said...

Lookit all these duckspeakers.


Newspeak is very convenient, you can use the same word to refer to the same behavior and have its meaning change depending on who is saying it.

Pathfinder said...

@Fred - to paraphrase Bluto - It's not over, it's never over, until the libtards get their way. I see your problem, you were using logic!

Buzz said...

Help me out here, Jack.
Did the conversation move to racial epithets or are we still talking about campaign money?

bluesun said...

Spinning, spinning spinning, it's a wonder their eyes can still both point in the same direction...

Stranger said...

Since Harry Reid, the "gun owners friend," is promising to end Senate filibusters if Bam Rubble is reelected and the Dim's hold on to the Senate, it appears filibusters are obstructionist.

Of course, if it had not been for filibusters, we would long since become a disarmed People's Republic, but that is the point of eliminating them.

Stranger

Fred said...

@ Pathfinder,

Yeah, I've been away from "real" internet all last week (just the Android in my pocket) and it's still on everything. The ol' facebook may need a good cleansing soon.

Stretch said...

Standards are good.
Double Standards are better.

Brian J. said...

Given the slap and the altercation at the State Fair a couple years ago, Tom Barrett might go down in history as the only political figure remembered for being literally beaten.

Josh K. said...

Integrity I wonder if either dide know what it means?

Josh K. said...

...side...