LOL. Been taking blog-writing lessons from Digby, has he? Heh.
Everybody has been all atwitter and agog at Taibbi's latest on the Democrats' propensity for last minute caveage to the demands of the Republicans, as well they should be. I know it's been up for a while, but I just got around to reading it today. Shuffle. Shuffle.
The Money Quote:
The Democrats aren't failing to stand up to Republicans and failing to enact sensible reforms that benefit the middle class because they genuinely believe there's political hay to be made moving to the right. They're doing it because they do not represent any actual voters.
Exactly. Nor, let it be said, do the Republicans. They all represent the interest of their Owners and Sponsors. All of them.
Taibbi is one of the damnedest finest political writers practicing the trade today, and his pantsing of the Dems this time is a gem. You can see that he gets his styles and flourishes from his stint with Ames and Levine and the Exile, shut down by Putin's thugs for going where it ought not to, but we might want to ponder why he, Taibbi, has become the go-to guy for the latest and greatest skewerings and pantsings of Our Lords and Masters being regularly published in America today, while Ames and Levine, no slouches themselves, tend to get relegated to the low-rent districts and back alleys (I mean really. Dylan? Rattigan? Mirth and merriment ensue. I think I've done a riff or two on Dylan's good heart but rank incompetence before, but I can't find it in the archives just now. Did I write it at another site? Oh whell.)
The picture above is from an LA Weekly blog post from 2008 by Matthew Fleischer titled "Jesus Made Matt Taibbi Puke." Savory goodness all around."