Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Loyal, Simpleminded and Full of Misdirected Anger

Matt Taibbi grapples with the oddities of the War on Keynes and its proximal battles now being fought bravely, albeit confusedly, by the Teabaggers:
[T]hat’s what we’ve got now, a lot of misdirected anger searching around for a non-target to mis-punish… can’t be mad at AIG, can’t be mad at Citi or Goldman Sachs. The real villains have to be the anti-AIG protesters! After all, those people earned those bonuses! If ever there was a textbook case of peasant thinking, it’s struggling middle-class Americans burned up in defense of taxpayer-funded bonuses to millionaires. It’s really weird stuff. And bound to get weirder, I imagine, as this crisis gets worse and more complicated.
Bonus! Untoppable comment in Taibbi's, uh, comment section:
I can’t wait for the next round of Republican protests where they all wear pearl necklaces.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, god, I can't wait for national Pearl Necklace Day. Both the embarrassing sexual meaning as well as the fauxtrage, "pearl-clutching," fainting couch meaning.

    Tea Bagging and Peal Necklaces - let they forever be linked to the GOP as it sinks.