Saturday, February 12, 2011

What's Missing From This Picture?


A member over at Huffington Post commenting on this article pointed out that in the above picture, Ron Paul was the only one not wearing a red tie. But I noticed something else missing. Something obsequious during the last presidential election cycle, something that was an issue in certain cases.
Of course, I'm talking about the flag lapel pin that every politician wore to show people that he was his own man and didn't bow to any pressure they were a real American. Don't get them, wrong, the Republicans are still trying to sell themselves to voters as the party of America, Ronald Reagan, Jesus Christ and working people. Well, their definition of "working" people may differ from mine of yours, what we call workers, they refer to as "whiners", lousy ingrates who work long hours for less than a living wage and want the government to enforce job killing safety regulations.
No, their definition of "producers" are the bean counting misanthropes who try to squeeze every drop of sweat from those whiners while trying to squeeze every last dime out of consumers. And if the government would just let them privatize everything, we'd all be better off because more of us would have jobs hauling these 'producer's' big bags of money back to the panic room of their McMansion in a gated community. Hooray. Yippee.
So the GOP is trying to sell itself as the party of change-remember when they mocked candidate Barack Obama for that whole "hope-y change-y thing"? No lapel pins, vote for change, it sounds like the GOP is trying to morph itself into a whiter, older, and meaner version of Our President. The only thing that might possibly stand in their way is the next two years of Republican obstructionism in the House of Representatives, which will remind people of what they really stand for, which is rich people getting richer while government services to the victims of their economic policies are removed. None of this will create jobs, but it will continue the Middle Class removal program started under the Reagan years.

9 comments:

Tom Harper said...

Oh my God, no flag lapel pins on any of those GOP candidates?? They all hate America and everything she stands for. Just wait 'til Fox News broadcasts this shocking fact.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

"What's Missing From This Picture?"...there's not a brain amongst them.

Dave Dubya said...

What's missing? Compassion, concern for non-millionaires, humility, fairness, justice, democracy, etc.

Snave said...

http://www.truth-out.org/what-conservatives-really-want67907

I think what is missing from that picture is a five-pronged voice balloon that could contain the words "I suck" and/or "I am a corporate tool"!

libhom said...

At first, I thought you meant that Sarah Palin was missing from the picture.

You make a great point about the shelf life of their flag lapel talking point.

Anonymous said...

unbrainwashed,


My name is Barbara O’Brien and I am a political blogger. Just had a question about your blog and couldn’t find an email—please get back to me as soon as you can (barbaraobrien(at)maacenter.org)

Thanks,
Barbara

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Anonymous said...

Wow Lew. You really don't have a clue do you? I've never had a single person on welfare give me a job. Have you? ALL of the people that have given me a job have had money. Most of them lots of it. Thank God! I've worked my butt off and now have a combined family income of just over 110K. I'm not rich, but I live OK. The owner of the company I work for makes 5 times that amount. That is OK with me. He is the one that stuck his neck out in the first place and started his business out of his garage with every bit of saving he had ($5K) and some borrowed cash from friends. He is the one who worked his butt off too, risking everything should he had failed. Me? I just played it safe and asked for a job. I could have borrowed money to start my own business. I didn't have the balls to do it. He did. So he makes more than me. Risk more, make more. What is wrong with that? So, yes, you little "whiner", if you don't have the balls to set up your own company and be the boss, you've got to work for one of those "producers". Someone has to employ your lame ass...

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