No Federal Income Tax for 18 years? If not paying income tax is what makes Il Douché think he’s smart, that might be the first instance of the Orange Crested Midnight Tweeter being modest. From a certain angle, engineering a scam sheltering his income for 18 years is impressive in its sheer nerve. It evinces a certain outer-boro chutzpah I can understand.
From all other angles, though, it’s an act of staggering douchebaggery (well, there IS no other word for it). But what gives it some extra twinkle, that last little twist that really sticks the landing: he failed his way into it. If he had not done what most people considered impossible—loose money running a casino—he would never have qualified for this government aid to that most special of interests,his bank account. And he’s been hancuffed and chastened by this, as anyone can see, the result of living under the chain and lash of an active Federal Government. Yet another example of waste and mismanagement under the tyranny of the House of Clinton, is that what you’d call this, Mr. Sunburst Finished?
Oh, dear. The “Defeat Crooked Hillary” PAC—wonder who they’re supporting—has released their first ad, Gotta Pay The Bills, and it’s every bit as awful as you’d imagine. In keeping with the presumptive GOP candidate’s campaign, it’s a cheaply tossed together, fact-free undertaking. Just concerned voices, ominous music, meaningless charts, and unflattering photos. The producers appear to operate under the assumption that raising a question is the same thing as answering one.
And sure, the Clinton’s money is fair game. But given who this ad is supporting, is casting aspersions on a candidate’s wealth really the strategy you want to take? Especially when only one of the candidates has released their tax returns…
A few weeks ago I was looking forward to casting my ballot for Bernie…I liked his focus on economic inequality, and thought the time was right for an old, cranky Jew to live in the White House…let the rest of the country experience the seders where, after the third glass of wine, great-uncle Manny starts spouting off . And I thought it would be good for the DNC to be chastised, and a good showing for Bernie might nudge them away from centrist-DLC neoliberalism. But as the California primary looms, I’m having my doubts.
Stories like this have me concerned. Senator Sanders has run a great campaign, and the party has moved to the left. We owe him a great deal for that. But the way to cement those gains isn’t to piss off the presumptive candidate and the party apparat. I worry that he’s started to take his revolutionary rhetoric seriously, and he expects to sweep into the convention like a dyspeptic Joan of Arc, and be given the nomination by acclimation. Not sure I want to encourage that. It’s a political fever dream, and one more likely to end wit him being burned at the stake on national TV. The best way for him to end things is to call Mrs. Clinton Wednesday morning, congratulate her on a great win, and offer to do whatever can he do to help in the general.
Otherwise, he’s going to be Nader redux, and his legacy will be the man who helped elect Il Douché president. I don’t want any part of that….
Is Lyndon LaRouche still running?