Lately, our own George has been on a political roll. It’s about enough to make me put on a cheerleading outfit and jump up and down, because I haven’t anything to add except “Yeah, baby!”
First, read a succinct and cutting history of modern American politics in “What You Can’t Say, political edition,” which should be required reading for students. Then watch him deconstruct a scary Con flier in “Scared yet?” I’m now wanting to send him every stupid conservative political flier I get just so I can watch him unleash his Smack-o-Matic upon it.
In other political nonsense, I want everyone to go read this Think Progress post: “While GOP Sought Exemption For Their Industry, PA Debt Collector Tricked Consumers With Phony Courtroom.” Then give it to everyone you know who believes Cons are looking out for the little guy. Remind them that this sort of corporate behavior is considered just business as usual to Cons. That’s the free market, kiddies!
After that, if you need some entertainment at Cons’ expense, you can go read Steve Benen’s “Targeting Programs That Don’t Exist (But Should),” wherein we learn that the Cons’ Big Idea for cutting spending is to eliminate programs that no longer exist, while claiming they cost ten times more than they actually did.
Great job, America. You elected the most conspicuously unintelligent group of politicians to Congress in our country’s history. It’s too bad we have to watch this country die from terminal stupidity whilst living in it. Maybe it’s time for a move to a nice tropical island somewhere. One with an army of cabana boys, bringing me drinks on an assembly-line scale, because I’ll need vats of the stuff while I watch the Cons in Congress proceed to destroy what little they left standing the last time.