Thursday, November 08, 2012

O' Reilly Channels Marx

In a despondent moment, Bill O Reilly revealed his thoughts on why the Dems won. "People want stuff," he said. Of course he insinuated it was only darker skinned people who had this primal desire and that they wanted it given to them, but he did find himself espousing materialism. I have not worked up the courage to go see what Rush or Glen Beck are saying. Is recreational pot a Mark of the Beast? It was obvious by his tone that he, like Romney, believes himself to have a more elevated nature, that for him, "stuff" is just a by-product of his more glorious, refined qualities. That's what civilization is, right? getting off the jungle floor and learning how to exchange. It is also interesting that the post Citizens United landscape looks so similar to the pre. Progressive pundits are trying not to notice though they can't help ribbing old Sheldon Adelson for wasting so much hard earned cash. The cognitive map is drawn through a deep matrix of sources, with campaign advertising playing the most marginal of roles. A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest, says St. Paul(Simon). The stock market is signalling its displeasure with the cliff and oil prices are jerking about spastically, along with consumer confidence. The New Republicans want to "close loopholes" to bring us into equilibrium. Would they go after off-shore accounts? Swiss Banks? Futures markets?


At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Lichanos said...

That was a rich comment by O'Reilly. I'm sure the older-white-men of the midwest and south that are the core of the Republican Party are happy to forgo veterans benefits, social security, medicare and medicaid payments. No, they don't take any of that...

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Ducky's here said...

Well he's correct. I assume we all want decent health care, housing, education. Nourishment.

Well now they'll all be clambering for 62" widescreens and free cable, right Bill?

"Hey Karl, it's the Koch Bros. They say they want something for the 400 million or they're going to slap some serious vigorish on your ass."

Poor Karl is going to get a serious paddling. And maybe there's a bright side. Maybe there is a coalition that money can't dissuade and maybe we pull back from the edge.

Don't know how much more we can ask for in the present day.
Now what happens when Obama can't sell the "grand bargain"?


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