Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Morning Joke™ (The We Hate Socialism Edition)

So, I thought I'd tune in to Morning Joke™ which I rarely do anymore and see what they were talking about. I guessed it would either be abortion or the GM bankruptcy. DING! DING! DING! I'm a winner! There's Erin Burnett talking about the market being up 200+ points yesterday.

Here's part of the exchange (paraphrasing):

Mike Barnicle and Scooter: So the markets liked this GM bankruptcy news apparently.

Burnett: Well, the government owns more now, so that's a good thing, right?

MB & Scooter: NO!

EB: (snarkily) Oh, right. Right. Hey, would you guys buy a small Pinto-sized car?

MB & Scooter: NO! NO!

EB: Oh, because that's what GM says it's going to make.

Scooter: We're big boys, we don't fit in those cans.

Pinto-sized cars? Well, if the Santelli financial media is going to characterize the new GM product as a piece of shit car that can explode when rear-ended, then yeah, no one will buy them. I'm not suggesting that they should be a propaganda machine for the automakers, but maybe they shouldn't be a propaganda machine for the "fiscal conservatives" either since I don't think that group really exists.

Now, Doucheborough is debating Eugene Robinson on the merits of the stimulus package in full snark while simultaneously plugging his book, saying he thought the money was not being well spent. And it's not about the amount, because if they had come out with a $2 TRILLION package that was more targeted instead of the "sugar high" that we got, he might not have been critical about it.

He's got a point. There are those who don't think that the stim package was big enough. But to suggest that he wouldn't have opposed it or criticized it is just laughable. I have to stop watching now because I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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