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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Frank Rich Knows The Answer, He Just Can't Say It

Frank Rich asks the question "Who Will Stand Up To The Superrich?"

Rich never answers the question, he just complains (mostly about Republicans who self-fund campaigns, and Republican corporate interests, etc.)

But Rich knows the answer.  And there isn't a Democrat in sight.  The One who might have been the answer to that question turned out to be happy to play crony capitalism as needed to advance his agenda.

There really is only one politician who is not beholden to wealthy corporate interests, who could raise a gazillion dollars from small donors without having to turn off credit card security features meant to prevent foreign donations, and who has a vision of our economic system which does not reward the well-connected or corporate interests.

Rich knows the answer.  He just can't bring himself to say it.

The two words would force Rich to question almost every nasty rant he has written in the last 27 months, and every assumption he has made about conservatism. 

And then Rich would have to put up or shut up.  Does Rich really truly want someone who will stand up to the superrich, or only someone who will stand up to the Republican superrich?

Say it Frank. 

And once you do, cancel all your cocktail party acceptances, before they rescind the invitations. 

And get a pillow for MoDo, so she doesn't hit her head on the floor when she faints.

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  1. I guess you know the answer, right? And every right thinking person knows the same answer you do, right?

  2. So much for that time off, eh Professor?

    Frank Rich and MoDo can never move off their Leftist worldview.

  3. We all know the answer...it's Mike Castle, right?


  4. I'm so sick of of Frank Rich, and his and the entire left's hypocrisy, their moral relativism. I'd love to see these frauds shamed into a debate with you, Professor Jacobson.

    Finally just signed up to a google account, as I was tired of wrangling with the sign in with my wordpress login. There've been so many times I've wanted to comment, but wordpress errors just made it a pain in the posterior. :)

  5. Methinks the answer is the topic that fueled the recent kerfuffle here. No?

  6. Rich comes across as a bitter, miserable ass. Which is exactly how MoDo comes across. I have no time for anything they say because it's always the same thing.

  7. Poor Frankie Rich. Why don't the poor, working- and middle-class ever invite him to their swank cocktail parties in their palacious abodes?

    Why, for Frankie Rich's sake, must it always be some well-connected ivy leaguer's cocktail party?

    Frankie would hypothetically love nothing more than to go slumming. A few pints rubbin' elbows with the proverbial workaday lads, talkin' politics with the animated and enthused theoretical common folk.

    We, as concerned tea partiers, Must Stand Up To Rich's Superrich Media Baron Bosses and say, "Set this man free to mill and swill among us, the swarthy, paycheck-to-paycheck hardworking. Let him be to partake in the exhuberently rich cornucopia of our simple, multisubculturally American festive ways."

    Free the Rich !!

  8. After watching the premier of her television series, She-whose-name-shall-not-be-said said that she penned many of her missives on her "concrete slab", translated for those of us in the contiguous states as a deck.

    I wonder if we can use this bit of terminology to describe her writings: Musings from the Concrete Slab, or Concrete Slab Conservatism. Feel free to come up with your own. In any case, like concrete, they weigh heavily upon their targets.

    Enjoyed the program immensely, by the way. Living on Cape Cod, dense woods give way to the vastness of the ocean; vistas like those in Alaska are other worldly.

  9. I wonder if the two words match a name who was vindicated in a major way yesterday when Krugman and the smarmy Liberal table on Face the Nation admitted that yes, Obamacare will require
    1) tax increases
    2) a VAT tax



  10. Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know!

    Because Bush demonstrated that prior executive experience doesn't guarantee a successful presidency, we can ignore the unnamed politician's lack of an extended track record in high office.

    Oh, wait. There I go again, confusing 2008 and 2010...

  11. The Good Witch of the North

    The Arctic Fox

    The Queen of the Frozen Tundra

    The Alaskan Goddess

    The Thrilla from Wasilla

    The 45th President of the United States

  12. Frank Rich? Oh, yes, he's the one who called John McCain, a decorated war hero who chose to remain in captivity at the hands of a brutal regime out of principle, "unpatriotic." And of course, how could McCain's service compare to working on the Harvard Crimson?

    But as to Maureen Dowd--I will demonstrate another time through logic and reason that there is no "Maureen Dowed;" "MoDo," as we fans like to call the construct, has no more actual existence than Betty Crocker. "Maureen Dowd" is an elaborate practical joke the NY Times has been playing on its readers, for too long, if you ask me.