[FoRK] The Wingnut Revolution
lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 19:34:10 PST 2009
Santelli is a stooge for an astroturfing project: http://ping.fm/SJBgi
But even if the whole thing wasn't a typical product of the
rethuglican bullshit factory, the question is why moral hazard is a
right wing talking point, given that Bush's gang created this
Ok, so, I was in a cab with a talkative cab driver and the guy went on
a long rant about how the bank bailout was a ripoff giving the little
guy's money to the Bankers. And then a little further down the road
in the rant (and in the jammed up traffic) it came out that he
personally had stopped paying his mortgage in hopes of getting his
payments reduced. Irony failed me.
On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Rick Santelli and the "Rant of the Year":
> Traders on the floor are "a pretty good statistical cross-section of
> America, the silent majority"? Wow, really?
> Is this the flavor of koolaid needed to understand the WingNuts??
> Rick Santelli vs. Jim Cramer. Lol.
> The Wingnut Revolution
>> Then there's Glenn Beck who devoted an entire show to gaming out how
>> exactly a revolution would take place here. He dubbed the special episode
>> the "War Room" and it involved in-depth analysis from a team of experts who
>> agreed that an army of survivalist "bubbas" might take up arms against the
>> "communist" Obama government.
> Too bad the liberals have been practicing survival camp cities at Burning
> Man every year. OK, maybe that doesn't count. How about Survival Research
> Labs? http://www.srl.org/ They've got "shock and awe" down pat at least!
> (At least I don't think that they qualify as bubbas.)
> The bubbas should be careful what they ask for. In a real survivalist
> situation, the people who know how to get along with others are likely to do
> a lot better.
> "I said I never had much use for one, I never said I didn't know how to use
>> For the last year or so, Glenn Beck has been attempting to peg Barack
>> Obama and the Democrats as actual communists, and now he's going all out
>> with, quite literally, a red scare segment on his show -- festooning his set
>> with Soviet flag graphics, a "Comrade Update" logo and a Russian language
>> crawl in the lower-third of the screen.
>> I never thought someone would materialize on FOX News Channel who could
>> actually make Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly seem reasoned and rational, but
>> Glenn Beck has done it. To eleven.
> Wow. Just Wow. Is this a joint venture between the Comedy Channel and The
> Onion that I don't know about yet? Are they trying to out Onion the Onion??
>> But all of this silliness tends to overshadow the very basic fact that
>> these self-anointed revolutionaries have all along sought to derail and
>> defeat the largest tax cut in American history; going so far as to define
>> the recovery act containing this historical tax cut as socialism and
>> What this far-right movement appears to suggest is that middle class tax
>> cuts, job creation and affordable healthcare -- ideas that are supported by
>> 82 percent of Americans, by the way -- are criminal acts of tyranny, and an
>> eventual tax increase to the tune of pennies on the dollar for the
>> wealthiest two-percent is worthy of opposition by revolutionary means.
>> Okay, well. Good luck with that, wingnuts. But don't forget your permits.
> So, which is it skippy? It will be very interesting to see how all of this
> ages. I suspect there will be some very enlightening studies in political
> science research for decades to come.
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