Sunday, October 10, 2010

Political roundup

Haw! Even Bob Schieffer of CBS isn't buying the White House attack on the Chamber of Commerce. David Axelrod, however, doubles down on the stupid.
SCHIEFFER: Now, I want to ask you about that because the New York Times looked into the Chamber specifically and said the Chamber really isn’t putting foreign money into the campaign. that it does charge its foreign affiliates dues that bring in less than $100,000 a year. A lot of organizations, including labor unions, do that. But the Chamber has an annual budget of $200 million. Along with that it keeps these foreign dues separate. They do spend heavily in politics — $25 million so far. They expect to spend $50 million. But this part about foreign money, that appears to be peanuts, Mr. Axelrod. do you have any evidence that it’s anything other than peanuts?

AXELROD: Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?
Hey, Dave, is there any evidence that you're not a cross-dressing, dope-smoking cannibal?

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George Will on the upcoming election: Obama's lose-lose proposition.

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Dan Collins reports on Obama's new National Security Adviser, Tom Donilon. I suppose recycling dirty politicians is what Obama means when he talks about generating green jobs.

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Hey, guess what? Job losses in 2009 were even larger than we thought (I imagine there ought to be an "unexpectedly" in there, somewhere).

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Oh, I say, really! Isn't one enough?

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Somebody threw a book at Obama at a rally in Philadelphia. As of this writing, the book had not been identified. I'm thinking that it was probably something like this.


JeffS said...

"Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?"

That sort of snappy come back is clear proof that Axelrod was struggling to grasp that knot at the end of his rope. "Prove a negative, Bob! G'wan, I dares ya! I double dog dares ya!"

What a wuss.

JeffS said...

Brooks and Rahm still go to Bruce Springsteen concerts?

That says it all, really.

JeffS said...

"So, upon reflection, perhaps it’s best that Brooks remains at the Times—when the paper’s confusing pay wall goes up next year, he may reconsider—and let hacks like Howard Kurtz explore “the shift in media” at a ditzy, dashed-off website such as The Daily Beast."

I dunno about that. Brooksie is such a confused person -- split personalities will do that -- that it would be better if he wrote for "Psychology Today".

JeffS said...

And regarding the Case Of The Thrown Book......someone on the innertubes speculated that the nekkid dude is a hard core leftie, since the Dinosaur Media isn't reporting on this particular incident.

Paco said...

Jeff: the attacks on the Chamber of Commerce seem to be part of a larger strategy.

RebeccaH said...

Even worse than the Democrats' war on business, is their smug assumption that the American people are too dumb to know what's really going on. Axelrod said it, although I don't think he knew he was letting the Freudian truth slip:

AXELROD: "I don’t know. No one knows, Bob. The point is I can assert anything I want..."

And he thinks he can get away with it.

Paco said...

Rebecca: Haw! Axelrod puts me in mind of an actor who is inadvertently repeating stage directions out loud.

richard mcenroe said...

I think they threw "The Manchurian Candidate". Dunno why.

JeffS -- Didn't my DAD listen to Bruce Springsteen?

JeffS said...

Paco, Obama and the Demonrats are purely anti-business, unless said business is shoveling cash into their pockets. It's nothing but a Chicago-style shakedown, on a national scale.

Yojimbo said...

Well, do you have any evidence that it's not, Bob. It's not the nature of the evidence rather it's the seriousness of the charge. A standard dem trick since Bush 41 climbed into that SR-71 Blackbird and wafted his way to Paris to scuttle Carter's second inauguration.

Axelrod is a cross-dressing, dope-smoking cannabal. Pass it on, embrace the narrative!:)

/This post was sponsored by the Charlie Tree Marching and Chowder Society.

JeffS said...

JeffS -- Didn't my DAD listen to Bruce Springsteen?

Mine didn't -- he was a Glen Miller fan -- but he could have!

Minicapt said...

Why do you hate your fathers?


Bob Belvedere said...

Your first item inspired me - thanks.