Via Digby, "What fresh hell is this?", via the Puck newsletter:
This weekend, No Labels is having its annual donor conference in Miami, and, naturally, the event presents a complicated decision for eager-beaver Republican ’24 candidates who would love to hobnob with mega-donors, like Dallas billionaire Harlan Crow, a supporter of Mike Pompeo, but don’t want to be showered with Ross Perot-style criticism. No Labels, of course, doesn’t see itself as a pesky third party spoiler vehicle, but rather an insurance policy against a Joe Biden and Donald Trump rematch—and they’re putting $50 million to work to get onto the ballot in all 50 states as they poll test for their ideal franken-party fusion candidate. So far they’ve been hyping a Joe Manchin and Larry Hogan ticket to donors. Manchin, Hogan and Susan Collins are all on panels at the retreat this weekend.
My question is, how long can the dumbass ecosystem remain viable with so many different Third Party grifts all plucking the same pigeons over and over again and delivering nothing?
Like overfishing the seas or clear-cutting forests, how long does it take for nature to restore the dumbass ecosystem after decades of ruthless over-grifting?
I Am The Liberal Media
"How do you afford your rock and roll lifestyle?
How do you afford your rock and roll lifestyle?
How much did you pay for a chunk of his guitar,
The one he ruthlessly smashed at the end of the show?
And how much will he pay for another guitar,
One which he'll ruthlessly smash at the end of another show?
And how long will the workers keep making him new ones?
As long as their soda cans are red, white and blue ones!"
-- Cake, "Rock and Roll Lifestyle" (played over the end credits to the broadcast version of Daria season 1 episode 11, "Road Worrier")
Ha! Chump change.
There will be plenty of Chumps looking for chumps.
They will find there are plenty f chumps to be had.
Those chops will have money to go around.
Just not as much as they want or need.
Many of their minions will and are in jail and out of work. Something to do with J6.
>>> My question is, how long can the dumbass ecosystem remain viable with so many different Third Party grifts all plucking the same pigeons over and over again and delivering nothing?
Infinitely. I'm thinking of an unverified quote usually attributed to H.L. Mencken, about nobody ever going broke betting on Americans being stupid.
Thanks for all you do.
Well, there doesn't seem to be any threat to the pigeon population posed by these grifters. They are hardly an endangered species, and as long as the pigeon population holds up, so will the grifter population.
What is in threat is democracy, with both the grifters directly, and the pigeons they feed off indirectly, posing the threat.
My proposal is that we pluck the pigeons of all their excess wealth. That excess is what the grifters harvest, not the pigeons themselves, who are, to shift the metaphor a bit, the geese that keep laying those golden eggs every cycle. The US will have more money, the pigeons won't have any excess to give to dangerous and destructive causes, and the grifters will die off in the absence of excess wealth to prey on.
run out of chumps? we got more chumps than are countable...the chumps are begging for being the biggest, silliest, broke-ass chumps..
the great example is: do we still have religion??
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