Monday, March 07, 2011

A weekend with the swells

A quick survey of events over the last few days shows just where the hoi pilloi stand with the elites.

In Wisconsin this weekend yet another mass rally took place with a predictable result from our self-declared betters:

Fox Yappers Go Crazy Over Michael Moore Saying We're Not Broke and the Rich Need to Pay More in Taxes

How dare he, does he not remember his place...or that he's fat?

And Atrios summed up the concern of the MSNBC newsroom:

I wonder what Andrea Mitchell is sacrificing for the new austerity.

It certainly won't be listening to her husband's stories about Ayn Rand:

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said a surge in U.S. government “activism,” including fiscal stimulus, housing subsidies and new regulations, is holding back the economic recovery.

Because goodness knows, old Alan's hands are completely clean of any responsibility for the problems to begin with. And now he shall go on the "I'm totally blameless and awesome tour" with Donald Rumsfeld.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

It's at times like these that I wish there were a heaven and a hell, and that there would be video of Greenspan's expression on being told at the Pearly Gates that he had badly fucked up, and that St. Peter was pretty sure that he wouldn't fit in. The conversation would probably sound like one of his appearances before Congress.

Rummy, however, wouldn't even get an interview.

Anonymous said...

Thirty years of voodoo economics didn’t work. So this is news?

Anonymous said...

Dear Alan Greenspan:

Yeah, right. After your BRILLIANT track record over the last few years, I'm SURE I'm going to listen to anything you have to say with the utmost seriousness....

...Along with anything Smilin' Willy Kristol has to say...

pansypoo said...

greenspan created this mess w/ ronald reagan. 'shared' sacrifice my ass.

i can haz giloteen?

nunya said...

I'm with pansypoo :)