Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Blood Money for Billionaires


"And, for an instant she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human"

-- Count Zero (1986)


Blood Money for Billionaires.

This is the hill the Right was willing to die on.

Blood Money for Billionaires.

This was the issue over which the Party of God was willing to screw "...the least of these."

This was the issue over which the Party of Personal Responsibility was willing to hold America's unemployed hostage during the worst economic calamity since the Republican Great Depression.

This was the issue over which the "How fucking dare you question the Commander-in-Chief" Party was willing to endanger American lives and let a nuclear treaty with Russia rot just to make the Commander-in-Chief look weak.

And it worked: they got their Blood Money for Billionaires.

So, are they celebrating? Dancing little goose-stepping jigs?

Of course not.

They're bitching that their patriotic, deficit-warrior, Tea Party sensibilities were cruelly violated because the tax cuts did not go nearly far enough.

They're moaning that the weak-willed GOP was willing to give up one pfennig to subsidize the lazy, mooching lifestyles of unemployed losers.

And they're breathless awaiting Conservative Media Hero Andrew Breitbart's latest cinematic opus about Sinister Negroes, Reparations and Obama's Secret Radical Liberation Theology.

Or ACORN.

Or those evil Unions.

Or something.

Because it's always something,

We cannot endure permanently half-Fox and half-free.

We will become all one thing, or all the other.



10 comments:

fish said...

They're moaning that the weak-willed GOP was willing to give up one pfennig to subsidize the lazy, mooching lifestyles of unemployed losers.

I thought you said the billionaires got their tax cuts...

Kathy said...

It isn't enough that the Billionaires get tax cuts. Even if they paid NO taxes, they'd still be furious about seniors getting Social Security and poor kids getting "free" lunches and workers being able to pay rent AND buy food AND have heat! It's just Not Fair! They. Want. It. ALL.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is what Neville Chamberlain Obama gets. If he thinks the Repubs were going to be nice to him after his cave-in, he's got another think coming. It's like with all bullies--once they figure you're a wimp, they'll just keep pounding you.

Yes, Obama apparently learned the art of negotiating from the Munich 1938 school...

US Blues said...

Stock up on pitchforks and torches now. There will be a run on them in the next few years when the pig people finally figure out they are not in the 1%.

Monster from the Id said...

Anonymous--"Neville Chamberlain" my @$$.

Obummer is bought and paid for.

He's Benedict Arnold.

Cirze said...

And it is symbolized with a swastika.

There is a reason that Prescott Bush and the banksters continued to fund Hitler right up until they were stopped.

They favored him.

Love ya, Dg.

S

Because it's always something

Anonymous said...

...and the GOP will still have the Deficit Commission recommendations and control over the Debt Ceiling.

Forget two years from now. Even if we all agreed Obama got a good deal for America today, what's to stop the House from yanking it right back in a few months while threatening to let the country go into default?

Please tell me I'm missing something...

fish said...

they'd still be furious about seniors getting Social Security and poor kids getting "free" lunches and workers being able to pay rent AND buy food AND have heat!

Yeah, it was my failed joke of suggesting the shiftless and lazy were the billionaires.

driftglass said...

Anon,
OK. You're missing something.

fish,
I got it.

Anonymous said...

And the goobers all cheer on a society of exploiters.
They're so stupid that they think that because they share the same sky-daddy Jeebus illusions as the exploiters, that they are in on the con.

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