Saturday, February 09, 2008

Defend the American Dream -- stay asleep.

Hi folks,

They're having a big party in Waukesha today called "Defending the American Dream".

The acronym, D.A.D., is a slick example from the neo-con playbook on marketing the strict-father model of government .

I see my neighbor Owen Robinson will be there hosting a session on blogging, sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute.


Hmm.

How do you have a day-long orgy of self-congratulation for 30 years of shifting the tax-burden to the shoulders of people at the bottom of the economic system -- with cake for dessert?

You stage circuses in Waukesha to make sure all those people at the bottom continue to believe that dreaming is better than living.

The downside?

When those folks wake up, or when the cake runs out, they're going to be irritable.


hiho
Mpeterson

3 comments:

mrlaughalot said...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/the_kiddie_wing_of_the_gop.html

"When you listen to the McCain haters, you realize that they aren't angry at McCain's record or his votes, so much as they're incensed that the Arizona senator works with Democrats. Comment boards sneer at the very notion of compromise. Romney often faulted McCain for working on bills with Democrats. To the purists, elected officials are supposed to go to Washington to not work with those on the other side of the aisle. It is as if they think U.S. senators should spend the day pointing peashooters at each other. They don't want results. They want a food fight.

This is not the conservative base; it is the kiddie wing of the Republican Party"

As you said, "When those folks wake up, or when the cake runs out, they're going to be irritable." Of course, it's the "kiddie wing".

ΕΡΜΕΣ said...

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey

Michael Fountain: Blood for Ink said...

There's a lot straing at gnats and swallowing camels and what a psychotherapist would call "projection" in the rhetoric from these DAD types: accusing the left of what they themselves are most guity of... "Less Government" they cry, while being far more concerned about other people's behavior than the worst Nanny-State Progresssive. "Lower Taxes" comes out one side of their mouth, and "TANSTAAFL" out the other, like children who want someone else to pay for their infrastructure. Grover Niquist wants to "drown government in a bathtub", but has no quarrrel with the billions blown on Iraq.