Pull ‘Em Out of Cars & Dip ‘Em in Some Tar

Posted in Extremism, Stumble and Fail at 8:09 am by George Smith

Ted Nugent constantly sells the idea that Barack Obama is unfriendly to business. And one wonders if he will use his place at the WaTimes to lobby for the US Chamber of Commerce now being properly framed as an enemy of the middle class.

Then there’s this, from Krugman:

True to form, the Obama administration’s response has been to oppose any action that might upset the banks, like a temporary moratorium on foreclosures while some of the issues are resolved. Instead, it is asking the banks, very nicely, to behave better and clean up their act. I mean, that’s worked so well in the past, right?

The response from the right is, however, even worse. Republicans in Congress are lying low, but conservative commentators like those at The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page have come out dismissing the lack of proper documents as a triviality. In effect, they’re saying that if a bank says it owns your house, we should just take its word. To me, this evokes the days when noblemen felt free to take whatever they wanted, knowing that peasants had no standing in the courts. But then, I suspect that some people regard those as the good old days.

However, in shared mythology sometimes the peasants rioted, burned stuff and went after their tormentors with pitchforks.

Hasn’t happened here yet and, perhaps, is not likely to as explained here last week:

That luck never seems to come [the Pennsylvania voters’] way, or any semblance of economic fairness at all, doesn’t seem to matter.

While they may rail against the bailout and the wealthy people in Washington, when it comes down to it they still harbor the hard kernel belief that they might be part of a class-less society, or at least one in which they share something with the old customary rulers — their whiteness. Its irreconcilable — but the human brain can carry such collisions around for a lifetime.


[In the end], they have always voted for the worst patrons of the ‘business people’, anyway. And they will again.

The Democratic Party always runs afoul of it, Too much Max Baucus, Bart Stupak, Ben Nelson — pick your favorite among the feckless. Not enough Alan Grayson.

They can be presented with irrefutable news of manipulation by those they claim to despise. But they will vote for the wealthy to put fingers on the scales against them. It’s proof of the brain’s limitless capacity to encapsulate notions which should, from a logical standpoint, not be able to exist together.

However, theoretically, there remains the possibility of pitchforks, riots and sackings.

So here’s another link to the Patriotic Class War Song from US of Fail.

The lyrics are here.

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