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:


Anonymous 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.