Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday Morning Comin' Down -- UPDATE

"Super-Lies Last All Summer Long" Edition (h/t Brian Aldiss.)

Over in Roger Ailes unscooped political litter-box, Congressman Lloyd Christmas

Sorry, that's spelled "Lloyd Christmas" but pronounced Trey Gowdy

was indignant that anyone would even suggest that dead horses will be beaten on his House Select Dead Horse Beating Committee (video not yet available.)

It's a riot watching the GOP force their mouth holes to shape the minimum number of perfunctory words necessary to pretend that, since before inauguration day, they have ever given a fuck about anything but destroying the presidency and legacy of the Kenyan Usurper.

The Meet the Press ratings death-spiral was briefly arrested due to preemption by a soccer game, which meant that the John McCain/Lindsay Graham Human Neocon Centipede was able to sleep in today, and Chuck Todd had to read his 2016 goat entrails alone in his kitchenette with no one listening.  I think this bold "Saving Meet the Press by not actually airing Meet the Press" idea has a lot of promise. 

A little further down the dial, we find that for some reason Bill Kristol still hasn't been burned off the body politic like a tic.

UPDATE:  Over in Westeros, the similarities between the GOP Benghaaazi Farce and the Cersei Lannister Select Committee On Finding Tyrion Lannister Guilty grow ever more striking (Spoilers ahead.)

But the best piece of tape from the entire Mouse Circus had to be this snip from ex-congresswoman Mary Bono.   Stutterin' Steve Kornacki was unable to get any active Republican elected officials to come on his "Good Morning New Jersey!" cable teevee show and talk about Benghazi, but he did find an out-of-office Republican footnote willing to literally phone it in:

At the :55 mark -- "The American People" are invoked.  So you know it's gonna be bad.

At the 1:00 mark -- "There are still questions..."  No, there are not. There are only still Republican Prime Directives

At the 1:09 mark -- "having a bipartisan group look at"

At the 1:12 mark:  "If we can get simply beyond hyper-partisanship..."  Once we have ripped the beating heart out of the Party of Jefferson Davis and shown it to them before they die, I predict hyper-partisanship will decrease measurably. 

At the 1:40 mark: We are told that the Benghazi witch-hunt is actually being done to "honor" the men and women who are serving in similar capacities around the world.  Which, if you old enough to remember, is eerily reminiscent of what some Republican fingerpuppets were saying when asked why they thought it was a good idea to impeach the Commander-in-Chief over trivia while Americans were in harm's way overseas:
REP. DUNCAN HUNTER, (R) California: You know, there's one term, I think, that is common to both this House and to our military, and that term is duty. We refer to it often, and it's clear now that our uniformed people are carrying out their duty in difficult circumstances to defend the liberties and the security of this country.They're doing that so that we can perform our duty. And our duty is to carry out the Constitution.
At 2:35, in response to a direct question about Republican motives behind this freak show, we get this: 
"There is hyper-partisanship all around on this issue. There are those who have gone that far, and then there are the complete deniers and apologists..."
And that is when I literally started the mental countdown clock, because you can fucking well hear it coming...


At 2:45 -- But you know, there really are people in Congress on both side of the aisle...

At 2:50 -- I don't know that people need to make statements --over the top statements -- on either side...

For the good of the republic, I feel compelled to reprint this little reminder of what the Clinton Impeachment freakshow looked like as it's fires were being stoked by a remarkably similar band of Republican degenerates and traitors:

Twelve Years Ago Today

When the Congressional power dynamics were reversed, the GOP was focused like a laser on using its Sacred Nonspecific Calendar Interval Christian Holiday Lame Duck session to the single issue they considered more important than anything else in the world.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton.

For no reason other than they just fucking hated him.

Of course now many of the the same media hacks and politicians who dined out in parasitic splendor on ginned-up scandals and fake outrage against the "Sociopath"-in-Chief who "trashed" their happy little inbred Byzantium on the Potomac now bury whole decades of their own past under a thick layer of Villager, history-nullifying nostalgia goo and fawn over the statesmanlike sagacity and triangulatory genius of the same man they had only recently been trying to bum rush into impeachment, prison and political oblivion.

But some of us rubes out here in the hinterlands do not forget. And rude, unschooled fuckers that we are, we keep forgetting our places and bringing up the inconvenient histories of our betters over and over again.

Here, for example, is what some of the Heroes of the Party of Personal Responsibility were saying exactly 12 years ago..
This from a December 17, 1998 airing of the News Hour on PBS

First, excerpts from a lively little chat between Mark Shields and Paul Gigot on the insistence by Wahabi Republicans that the frivolous and irresponsible impeachment of one William Jefferson Clinton proceed despite military action in Iraq.

Remember that at this time we were being warned, daily, that the Hussein was incredibly dangerous and volatile.

It began with a lot of procedural information about how long debate and rebuttal would proceed, etc. And then (with emphasis added)…

ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: All right. Paul, assess for us on both sides the risks and the benefits in going ahead with this tomorrow while the bombing is going on.

PAUL GIGOT: Well, the benefits for the Republicans are that they get it over with. They believe they have the votes, and they can put this behind them, and a lot of their members, frankly, want to get it done. The leadership, I think, also fears that if it's delayed into next week, as Lee Hamilton suggested, just wait till Monday, there will be another objection on Monday. Why not do it after Christmas, and then why not after New Year's, so let's get it done. ...

ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: But there are some risks, aren't there?

PAUL GIGOT: Well, there is some that the Democrats are going to talk about process; they're going to talk about shackling the commander-in-chief. So this takes away from what the Republicans would like the debate to be about, which is the behavior of the president, and that's the advantage the Democrats have in this, which is they can change the subject and try to undermine this as a strictly partisan exercise pointing to the Senate down the road.

MARK SHIELDS: … But there is within the Republican House caucus a strong conservative group, and I think the only way to describe many of them is they're seized and animated by a phobia about Bill Clinton. I mean - and there's no question - they do have the votes; they want to do it; they want to get it over with; they want to get him; they don't want him to have another day without being impeached. And I'll tell you where it comes down to - you can see their attitude toward the president on foreign policy. I mean, they say is a diabolically shrewd fellow - oh, my goodness, he calibrates every move. The move to go into military action didn't change a single vote in the House on impeachment. There was no way it was going to change a vote.

ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: So you're saying the bombing hasn't made any big political difference.

MARK SHIELDS: It hasn't changed a single vote in the House on either side, and I defy anybody to tell whose vote has been changed by it.

PAUL GIGOT: I think they believe that if they wait until Monday, the Democrats will find a reason not to hold the debate on Monday too. And who knows what Saddam Hussein might do and what the president might do, and so if we're going to have the debate at all this Congress, let's do it now. And if the president can do his - undertake his constitutional responsibility as commander-in-chief on the eve of impeachment, then the House should be able to do its constitutional duties, while the president is pursuing his.
Listen to Bob Livingston argue that just because we had troops in harm's way in Iraq and by his reckoning had no timetable or metric to measure when or if we reach “Mission Accomplished”, that is no reason why the President should not be impeached.

REP. BOB LIVINGSTON, Speaker of the House-Designate: Do we just anticipate that the troops in the field will complete their business by Ramadan or by a time certain, or by Tuesday, or by Christmas Day, or by New Year's Day, or by two weeks into January? How do we assess when that mission is going to be complete? There's no way to know when the troops will have completed their mission. There's no way to know whether or not Saddam Hussein in his mindless self-absorption decides to lash out at American troops, at British troops, at Kuwait, at his neighbors anywhere in the Middle East. We can't anticipate what Saddam Hussein will do, and yet, we cannot refrain from advancing the people's business under this critical issue.

KWAME HOLMAN: Livingston reminded Democrats that when the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon, the United States had troops on the ground in Vietnam.

REP. BOB LIVINGSTON: And, yet, the Democrat Congress at the time undertook the responsibility of impeaching Richard Nixon, but he resigned.
Now note here where Republican and veteran Duncan Hunter argues that it is an insult to the troops NOT to proceed with impeachment and work straight through the Christmas holidays if necessary...
KWAME HOLMAN: Republican leaders backed up their argument with the support of several of their members who are veterans of foreign wars.

REP. DUNCAN HUNTER, (R) California: You know, there's one term, I think, that is common to both this House and to our military, and that term is duty. We refer to it often, and it's clear now that our uniformed people are carrying out their duty in difficult circumstances to defend the liberties and the security of this country. They're doing that so that we can perform our duty. And our duty is to carry out the Constitution.

KWAME HOLMAN: But Minority Whip David Bonior said there was another reason Democrats were blocking the Republicans' proposed rules of debate.

REP. DAVID BONIOR, Minority Whip: And that is the inability of this side of the aisle to have the chance to offer a reasonable alternative, a censure alternative, which the majority of Americans now support. It is unfair, it is wrong, there is something about this whole process that shows a lack of judgment, a lack of proportionality, a lack of common sense…
Then there was this jumble of superpatiot doubletalk, all but one of which is from the WaPo...
Rep. Marge Roukema (R-N.J.):

And we all share in the emotional trauma getting back to our subject of this constitutional crisis in which we are ensnared. But this cup cannot pass us by, we can't avoid it, we took an oath of office, Mr. Speaker, to uphold the Constitution under our democratic system of government, separation of powers, and checks and balances.

And we must fulfill that oath and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial. …

Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.):

How can we expect a Boy Scout to honor his oath if elected officials don't honor theirs? How can we expect a business executive to honor a promise when the chief executive abandons his or hers?

Rep. Richard K. Armey (R-Tex.):

How did this great nation of the 1990s come to be? It all happened Mr. Speaker, because freedom works. . . . But freedom, Mr. Speaker, freedom depends upon something. The rule of law. And that's why this solemn occasion is so important. For today we are here to defend the rule of law. According to the evidence presented by our fine Judiciary Committee, the president of the United States has committed serious transgressions.

Mr. Speaker, a nation of laws cannot be ruled by a person who breaks the law. Otherwise, it would be as if we had one set of rules for the leaders and another for the governed. We would have one standard for the powerful, the popular and the wealthy, and another for everyone else.

This would belie our ideal that we have equal justice under the law. That would weaken the rule of law and leave our children and grandchildren with a very poor legacy…

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI):

The framers of the Constitution devised an elaborate system of checks and balances to ensure our liberty by making sure that no person, institution or branch of government became so powerful that a tyranny could be established in the United States of America. Impeachment is one of the checks the framers gave the Congress to prevent the executive or judicial branches from becoming corrupt or tyrannical.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas):

When someone is elected president, they receive the greatest gift possible from the American people, their trust. To violate that trust is to raise questions about fitness for office. My constituents often remind me that if anyone else in a position of authority -- for example, a business executive, a military officer of a professional educator -- had acted as the evidence indicates the president did, their career would be over. The rules under which President Nixon would have been tried for impeachment had he not resigned contain this statement: "The office of the president is such that it calls for a higher level of conduct than the average citizen in the United States."

Rep. Charles Canady (R-Fla.):

Many have asked why we are even here in these impeachment proceedings. They have asked why we can't just rebuke the president and move on. That's a reasonable question. And I certainly understand the emotions behind that question. I want to move on. Every member of this committee wants to move on. We all agree with that.

But the critical question is this: Do we move on under the Constitution, or do we move on by turning aside from the Constitution? Do we move on in faithfulness to our own oath to support and defend the Constitution, or do we go outside the Constitution because it seems more convenient and expedient?

Why are we here? We are here because we have a system of government based on the rule of law, a system of government in which no one -- no one -- is above the law. We are here because we have a constitution.

A constitution is often a most inconvenient thing. A constitution limits us when we would not be limited. It compels us to act when we would not act. But our Constitution, as all of us in this room acknowledge, is the heart and soul of the American experiment. …

We would all be spared embarrassment, indignity and discomfort. But there would be a high cost if we followed that course of action. Something would be lost. Respect for the law would be subverted, and the foundation of our Constitution would be eroded.

Rep. Bob Ingliss (R-S.C.):

I think is important to point out here is that we have a constitutional obligation, a constitutional obligation to act. And there are lots of folks who would counsel, Listen, let's just move along. It's sort of the Clinton so-what defense. So what? I committed perjury. So what? I broke the law. Let's just move along. I believe we've got a constitutional obligation to act.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.):

Mr. Chairman, this is a somber occasion. I am here because it is my constitutional duty, as it is the constitutional duty of every member of this committee, to follow the truth wherever it may lead. Our Founding Fathers established this nation on a fundamental yet at the time untested idea that a nation should be governed not by the whims of any man but by the rule of law. Implicit in that idea is the principle that no one is above the law, including the chief executive

Mr. Chairman, we must ask ourselves what our failure to uphold the rule of law will say to the nation, and most especially to our children, who must trust us to leave them a civilized nation where justice is respected.

Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.):

You know, there are people out all across America every day that help define the nation's character, and they exercise common-sense virtues, whether it's honesty, integrity, promise-keeping, loyalty, respect, accountability, they pursue excellence, they exercise self-discipline. There is honor in a hard day's work. There's duty to country. Those are things that we take very seriously.

So those are things that the founders also took seriously. Yet every time I reflect upon the wisdom of the founding fathers, I think their wisdom was truly amazing. They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to escape the tyranny of a king. They understood the nature of the human heart struggles between good and evil.

So the founders created a system of checks and balances and accountability. …

Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.):

In the next few days I will cast some of the most important votes of my career. Some believe these votes could result in a backlash and have serious political repercussions. They may be right. But I will leave the analysis to others. My preeminent concern is that the Constitution be followed and that all Americans, regardless of their position in society, receive equal and unbiased treatment in our courts of law. The fate of no president, no political party, and no member of Congress merits a slow unraveling of the fabric of our constitutional structure. As John Adams said, we are a nation of laws, not of men.

Our nation has survived the failings of its leaders before, but it cannot survive exceptions to the rule of law in our system of equal justice for all….

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.):

I suggest impeachment is like beauty: apparently in the eye of the beholder. But I hold a different view. And it's not a vengeful one, it's not vindictive, and it's not craven. It's just a concern for the Constitution and a high respect for the rule of law. ... as a lawyer and a legislator for most of my very long life, I have a particular reverence for our legal system. It protects the innocent, it punishes the guilty, it defends the powerless, it guards freedom, it summons the noblest instincts of the human spirit.

The rule of law protects you and it protects me from the midnight fire on our roof or the 3 a.m. knock on our door.
It challenges abuse of authority. It's a shame "Darkness at Noon" is forgotten, or "The Gulag Archipelago," but there is such a thing lurking out in the world called abuse of authority, and the rule of law is what protects you from it…
And, of course, what would any Roll of GOP Dishonor be without Republican-Citizen-Hero-and-Convicted-Felon-Number-One, Tom DeLay, weighing in via the “Bluegrass Report”
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.):

I believe that this nation sits at a crossroads. One direction points to the higher road of the rule of law. Sometimes hard, sometimes unpleasant, this path relies on truth, justice and the rigorous application of the principle that no man is above the law.

Now, the other road is the path of least resistance. This is where we start making exceptions to our laws based on poll numbers and spin control. This is when we pitch the law completely overboard when the mood fits us, when we ignore the facts in order to cover up the truth.

Shall we follow the rule of law and do our constitutional duty no matter unpleasant, or shall we follow the path of least resistance, close our eyes to the potential lawbreaking, forgive and forget, move on and tear an unfixable hole in our legal system? No man is above the law, and no man is below the law. That's the principle that we all hold very dear in this country.
Of course, to those on the Right for whom history began on January 20, 2008

this is all incomprehensible gibberish.

Never happened.


Didn't matter.

Or it was all just a joke! Can't you take a fucking joke!?

Twelve years later with power in D.C. is once again reversing poles, the Democrats are spending their waning days of agenda-control and their last few ingots of political capital fighting and winning a historic battle for civil rights, and fighting and losing other battles for core-principle causes the GOP holds far, far too dear to permit to be compromised. Causes like:
  • Denying health care to 9/11 first responders;
  • Committing national fiscal suicide at the behest of their billionaire puppet-masters;
  • Denying access to the same American Dream John Boehner can't think about without blubbering to the deserving children of illegal immigrants, and;
  • Shooting craps with global thermonuclear peace for partisan political gain.
Of course, in a civilized country run by grownups, none of these issues (and almost none of the hundreds of bills that passed the House and were killed in the Senate) would be in any way controversial and would have been passed by acclamation long ago.

But we do not live in a civilized country.

And as long as the Fox/Republican Party remains a force in American politics, we never will.


Fred said...

I think people on both sides of the aisle want to know what Mary Bono's involvement was in the death of Sonny Bono. There is after all no statute of limitation on capitol murder. Not that I'm making an accusation here but somebody could have pushed Sonny into that tree or even pushed that tree in front of him.

Inquiring minds want to know!

the cheese eater said...

A small note from the historical record regarding the policy prescriptions of the Democratic Party and the "New Left". The New Left wanted to reshape the Democratic Party making its policies track the policies of Republicans much more closely.

One vehicle the New Left used to achieve this objective was a group called the Democratic Leadership Council or DLC.

Former Democratic Leadership Council Chairs include Bill Clinton, Joe Liberman and Harold Ford.

The DLC started as a group of forty-three elected officials. [They] shared [the] goal of reclaiming the Democratic Party from the left's influence prevalent since the late 1960s. Their original focus was to secure the 1988 presidential nomination of a southern conservative Democrat such as Nunn or Robb… It is the opinion of the DLC that economic populism is not politically viable, citing the defeated Presidential campaigns of Senator George McGovern in 1972 and Vice-President Walter Mondale in 1984.

The DLC states that it “seeks to define and galvanize popular support for a new public philosophy built on progressive ideals, mainstream values, and innovative, non-bureaucratic, market-based solutions."[9]

• The DLC has supported welfare reform.
• The DLC supports expanded health insurance via tax credits for the uninsured and opposes plans for single-payer universal health care.
• The DLC supports charter schools, and supports the No Child Left Behind Act.
• The DLC supports both NAFTA and CAFTA.
• The organization supports some forms of Social Security privatization.
• The DLC gave strong support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq
• During the 2004 Primary campaign the DLC attacked Presidential candidate Howard Dean as an out-of-touch liberal because of Dean's anti-war stance
• The DLC dismissed other critics of the Iraq invasion such as filmmaker Michael Moore as members of the "loony left"
It’s founder called upon Democrats to balance their criticism of Bush's handling of the Iraq War with praise for the President's achievements and cautioned "Democrats need to be choosier about the political company they keep, distancing themselves from the pacifist and anti-American fringe."

So Bill Clinton was being impeached at the exact same time he was pursuing the Republican policy platform. Interestingly, Barack Obama is constantly under attack and being maligned for passing the Republican healthcare plan.

This means something significant.

One thing IT DOES NOT MEAN is that Republicans are mainly responsible for preventing single payer. It does not mean that Republicans are mainly responsible for the global financial crisis. It does not mean that Republicans are mainly responsible NAFTA.

JerryB said...

There is a part of me that hopes they do try to impeach. I sure they have the votes and want to get this behind them. I'm also sure that impeachment would be the cherry on top of the obstructionist icing on their cake of hatred, bigotry and utter incompetence. Impeachment will only hasten the political doom they are already staring down the barrel of.

OBS said...

One thing IT DOES NOT MEAN is that Republicans are mainly responsible for preventing single payer. It does not mean that Republicans are mainly responsible for the global financial crisis. It does not mean that Republicans are mainly responsible NAFTA.

Yes, it's quite clear the Vampires are responsible. Damn bloodsuckers are always causing trouble. Vote Werewolf/Sparklepony 2016!

OBS said...

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't blogwhore a link to my terrible Trey Gowdy/Greedo mashup.

steeve said...

"They have asked why we can't just rebuke the president and move on"

Let's not forget that this was (and still is) the liberal position. Liberals are often to the right of the facts. What would it take to find a group of people to the left of the facts?

The only factual position is that, in the Clinton witchhunt, the prosecution should have been impeached, then impeached again, then censured a few dozen times, then rebuked. Then and only then, if there's still time, we can declare that Bill Clinton was imperfect.

the cheese eater said...

I'll leave it to you to search your own memory hole and the internet machine to remind yourself about what Clinton said and did regarding NAFTA and what Obama said and did regarding single payer once elected.

Anonymous said...

"I think this bold "Saving Meet the Press by not actually airing Meet the Press" has a lot pf promise."


I concur with your theories and would like to subscribe to your news letter.

Neo Tuxedo said...

steeve asks:

What would it take to find a group of people to the left of the facts?

Personally, I'd look for them among people who believe that tearing down all current hierarchies will, of itself, be enough to prevent new hierarchies from forming. And I'd start that search among the people who believe in a need to tear down all current hierarchies, not just the ones that annoy them personally.

OBS said...

the cheese eater said...
what Obama said and did regarding single payer once elected.

Oooh, that's a tough one... Hang on... Let me see... Divide by eleventy... Carry the two... Got it!

He. Didn't. Even. Try!

What do I win? Is it a sparklepony? I bet it's a sparklepony.

e.a.f. said...

and I thought American politicians were stupid before I read this article. Now I know it. You would think in a country, with unemployment not exactly low, more than a million in jail, inadequate care for seniors, inadequate care for veterans, the infrastructure following down around its ears, the politicians of the U.S.A. might find something more meaning full to discuss. ah, well only in America? thank god.

When ever I feel down about our politicians in Canada, I just look south and am so thankful we don't have American politicians.

Kathleen said...

This is somewhat OT and extremely shallow and childish, but what the hell is it with male Reputhuglican politicians and weird, bad hair? First Rand Paul and the Dead Ferret look. Now this Trey Gowdy guy. Sheesh.

tmk said...


...not to put too fine a point on it, but I think in Gowdy's case it's called Inbreeding.

The hairstylist was stumped as to how to do =anything= to disguise his pointy head short of a Dolly Parton wig...

Horace Boothroyd III said...


President Obama did not even, as you correctly observe, try for the very good reason that HE DIDN'T RUN ON SINGLE PAYER! (Sorry to shout, but some of us are rather hard of hearing) That whole idea was a wish fulfillment fantasy projected by some of his more enthusiastic followers who subsequently turned on him like a pack of rabid hyenas after he failed to be the Great Lefty Savior that they had imagined him to be.

The fact is that nobody ran on Single Payer (well, except for Jill Stein but only idiots vote for her) because there is no mass political constituency demanding it (and no, the Green Party and its sparklepony sycophants do not constitute a mass constituency). The ACA was the best we could get, given the political realities, and while it's not everything we want (because we all want Single Payer, despite the howler monkey chorus of "Sellouts!") it is in fact the biggest single move forward in public health in a generation and a fine base for generating more progress down the road.

the cheese eater said...

OBS and Horace,

The entire point is that nobody ran on single payer or "Medicare for All"! The Democrats are especially incapable of such a maneuver.

Everybody already knows that the Democrats passed the Republican healthcare program, the Democrats passed Republican welfare reform proposals, the Democrats passed the Republican Wall Street deregulation program, the Democrats passed Republican free trade agreements and that Democrats were in wild eyed support for Bush the lessor’s invasion of Iraq.

None of this is in dispute. It is the historical record.

Driftglass will tell ya that Democrats did all these things because Both Sides Don't. If anyone suggests that Democrats are active, complicit enablers and promoters of the above policies and that Both Sides Do, in fact, they Do It All the Time you get name calling. Don’t be a closet Republican, you purity troll!!

Guess what?
Both Sides Do.
Both Sides Do It All The Time.
In fact, Both Sides are working in ways to screw you over right now.

Anonymous said...

It will probably take a little time, but I foresee a future populated by key players from "Both Sides" pissing and moaning about the rude tumbrel ride while staring into the basket cam of one of those new-fangled, solar-powered, laser guillotines erected in town squares everywhere.

the cheese eater said...

Larry Wilkerson has an explanation for why Both Sides Do. He doesn't say that one team is the good team and the other team is the bad team. He doesn't say that our political system would work and result in more agreeable outcomes if one party were burned to the ground.

That is a misdiagnosis.

Instead, he thinks individuals, especially groups of individuals use the political process to advance their own narrow interests. He speaks convincingly about what is really happening in America. It's essentially politics 101.

the cheese eater said...

Here is Timeeh Geithner man-splaining to Elizabeth Warren why AIG HAD TO be bailed out at 100 cents on the dollar. (Capitalism for thee but not for me!)

It's truly hysterical viewing.

Please remember that Obama picked Geithner during a time of crisis because Geithner was the best man for the job at hand. Think about that for a second. Then tell yourself that both sides don't and if we could only piss on the ashes of the Republican Party...

ps I stumbled across this amazing clip over at Esquire where Charlie Pierce was making fun of Timeeh for his own purposes.

Kathleen said...

You described perfectly what struck me as not quite right with the Trayster. It's bigger than the hair. Literally and figuratively.