Friday, January 16, 2015

Professional Left Podcast #267: Five Years On

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."
-- Groucho Marx

Da' money goes here:


Pinkamena Diane Pie said...

Don't wanna be That Guy (or Pony), but there's nothing actually linking Groucho to the "fruit flies" line.

DeistPaladin said...

I'll keep saying it because it bears repeating:

I'm beyond face-palming every time I hear Jeb Bush's name circulated even as a possible GOP nomination by our corporate media. Yes, I know why the powers-that-be would love to see him run. Yes, I know it's just a Beltway Bubble fantasy right now. But that it's even seriously discussed as a possibility is beyond disgusting and a sign of just how broken down our political discourse has become.

After the unmitigated disaster that was the W Bush administration, given how W Bush arrived in office at a time of peace and prosperity for the nation and left us a smoldering wreckage, the entire "Bush" name should be politically toxic. In a more rational country (or at least one with a more robust political discourse) even conservatives should be loath to even bring up the family name of Bush.

"Jeb Bush 2016" should only be heard as a punchline. That Very Serious People are talking about it in a very serious way is beyond troubling. We still have a lot of work to do.