Sunday, November 22, 2009

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others


One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?


Dear Associated Press,

Holy Joe Lieberman is a man of many parts.

He is a sleazebag, a warmongering Neocon, a sanctimonious backstabber, "Armageddon" John Hagee's

special Zionist Reacharound Buddy

a serial betrayer of the leaders

of the Democratic Party

...and many other things which could not be adequately described given the family nature of your publication.

One thing he emphatically is not is a "Senate Democrat".

Perhaps as they clean out their desks and make their way out the door, one of your many hundreds of newly laid-off reporters could pass along to you that portion of their notes which detail the recent political history of Joesph I. Lieberman wherein he:
  1. Lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut to an actual Democrat.
  2. Formed his own Lieberman Uber Alles Party (Motto: A Smarmy Of One)
  3. Ran against the candidate of the Democratic Party and,
  4. With massive assistance from a cartel of banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and Republicans who now collectively own his quisling ass, managed to win back his former Senate seat.
Which means, as I said, despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama both still inexplicably seem to want to have his babies, Joesph I. Lieberman is not a fucking Senate Democrat, and is most certainly -- as your strange photographic juxtaposition suggests -- not THE fucking Senate Democrat.

I hope this clears thing up.

Yours in Christ,

driftglass

9 comments:

libhom said...

My favorite part is that the Joe Lieberman party actually kicked him out after the election.

Distributorcap said...

and dont forgot Mrs Joe Lieberman, payroll queen driving the big Pharma cadillac.

i STILL think someone should shove a shrimp covered in ham, with a cheeseburger down his throat

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

And SOMEONE NEEDS TO WRITE A BOOK about how the media cooperates with the status quo, whatever that quo is, for ratings and money. One way to do that would be to, oh, focus on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows over the course of the second Bush administration 2004-2009.

I have no idea who would have the guts and archives to write such a book, but my sense is libidinous liberal lasses would love it, and the author might get a bottle of decent scotch from his agent, if nothing else whatsoever.

thebanana said...

Lieberman (D-Israel)is only doing what he's been paid to do.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

Frances, iirc, that was wuite the explicit sub-text of Stewart Ewen's Captains of Consciousness, also of Chomksy/Hermann's Manufacture of Consent. Ben Bagdikian, way back in the mid 70s, was all over that too. And another cat, Michael Schudson. Hell, Michael Parenti has mostly made an invisible career of shrieking that message into the wilderness...

The books have beenout there, but for some reason that message doesn't draw the same kinds of hype as do the maunderings of some incompetent, dishonest parvenu...Go figger, huh?

gruaud said...

Smarmy of One.

That's gold, that is.

Suzan said...

Best closing I've ever seen.

S

Yours in Christ,

Bluesborn said...

Joe Lieberman can send my pulse racing from normal to near aneurysm in seconds without even trying.Or apparently caring.
It's what he does.

Manitoban said...

... and the horse he rode in on.