Oh, it’s only YOU.

The GOP power acquisition and propaganda machine is a fearsome opponent. It owns a worldwide media empire. It has enjoyed remarkable electoral success by pumping out race-baiting bilge and generating pseudo-science and artfully worded lies to convince low-info voters to vote against their own interests and preserve and expand already lavish advantages for plutocrats.

It’s underwritten by fat cats who are capable of pooping out billion-dollar bales of cash to support the cause without experiencing the tiniest impact on their unimaginably privileged, Sun King-like lifestyles. So it’s tempting to view that operation as infallible and to imagine that its strategy is crafted by evil geniuses against whom it may be impossible to prevail. And then you see something like this:

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Hahaha! The Koch brothers flew the blogger formerly known as “Hindrocket” in to their confab to provide intellectual fodder! The blogger perhaps most famous for his tremulous reverence for the unappreciated genius of George W. Bush!

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

It’s like riding out onto the plain of Minas Tirith to face the Nazgûl and confronting a cranky, mange-ridden ferret instead. They got nothing. Well, they got the aforementioned bales of cash and global media empire. But aside from that, they got nothing.

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Posted by Betty Cracker on 02/13/12 at 07:33 AM • Permalink

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But…George Soros!

I know.  I keep struggling to come up with an appropriate simile or metaphor or some goddamn thing to encompass the absolute and utter mediocrity of “the other side.” 

In the 70s, National Lampoon ran a piece called “You Want, You’ll Take, You Get,” about how your dreams in casting your movie are inevitably shattered.  You want Robert DeNiro.  You’ll take Al Pacino.  You get Danny Aiello. (Not that he’s mediocre.)

The GOP is at the point where their greatest stars come from the You Get column.  They want Abraham Lincoln.  They’ll take Ronald Reagan.  They get Newt Gingrich. 

But in everything.  They want Susan Sarandon.  They’ll take Bo Derek.  They get Victoria Jackson.  They want Edmund Burke.  They’ll take Thomas Friedman.  They get Assrocket.

Danny Aiello is still way, way, way too talented for that analogy. So FIFY:

your dreams in casting your movie are inevitably shattered.  You want Robert DeNiro.  You’ll take Al Pacino.  You get “The Situation”.

This is all true, but we mustn’t misunderestimate the power of highly funded screeching and a misinformed, numb electorate. I’m astounded by how many well-meaning, ordinarily liberal FB friends of mine unthinkingly rattle off right-wing talking points about social spending and such just because it’s all they’ve ever heard.

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

You know what I always loved about the defence of Bush when he was President?  That the right would say how brilliant he was and then when Obama became President they acted like he never existed and Reagan was their last guy in the oval office.

Having said that, I never ever saw crap like the above written about him until now.

I’m astounded by how many well-meaning, ordinarily liberal FB friends of mine unthinkingly rattle off right-wing talking points about social spending and such just because it’s all they’ve ever heard.


Too true.  I’m amazed how much “information repair”  I have to do with people who really should know better.  Fox/Murdoch/Koch have the money, and that means they have the microphone.

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