Sunday, December 09, 2012


The Instapundit Twitter feed directs me to this blog post by Boston right-wing talker Michael Graham:
Republicans Are George Bailey, Obama Is Mr. Potter

... Agree or disagree with their policies, the GOP has been offering ideas to actually try and solve the problems of a slow-growth economy and a collapsing entitlement state. You may think they're idiotic solutions, but the Republicans are trying.

In a sense, they're like "It's A Wonderful Life's" George Bailey at the Bailey Building and Loan calling out to the panicked depositers "let's stick together and get through this!" Republicans are, at some subconscious level, counting on good sense or common decency to triumph and for people to pull together and make a serious attempt to fix thinks.

You did notice in the move that George was a chump who had to rely on charity to bail him out, while Mr. Potter ended up with the lost $7 grand, right?

... Like Old Man Potter, President Obama is out to break his competition, not come to a settlement. Republicans have made offer after offer, only to be greeted with laughable (literally) demands for total surrender.

... President Obama is a political capitalist. He's not looking for a bipartisan buy-in, or a shared burden. Like Mr. Potter, he wants to win everything, and he wants the hapless "let's all get along" George Bailey to lose everything.

The only difference is that the liberal-dominated media are twisting the plot so that Obama Potter is the good guy.
First it was the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity claiming to be on the George Bailey side of this fight, and now it's this clown, with Ol' Perfesser Reynolds nodding assent. Is it pure cynicism? Or are these people simply oblivious to the fact that they're on the side of the overdogs? Or do they just like to whine and play victim?


Batocchio said...

Just wait! In a week or two, they'll drop this and recycle the pieces praising pre-conversion Scrooge!

Victor said...

Jayzoos H. Keerist, on bended knee, praying to Allah in the East, how do you have a conversation, discussion, or debate, WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT MR. POTTER WAS THE FECKIN' HERO OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

Ok, I give up.
You're right.
It's the feckin' MSM.

IT BURNS WITH THE HEAT OF A TRILLION SUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve M. said...

Just wait! In a week or two, they'll drop this and recycle the pieces praising pre-conversion Scrooge!

Oh, the righties have liked Scrooge for a long time.

Or for a more recent example: this.

Never Ben Better said...

"Or do they just like to whine and play victim?"

Well, there's your answer right there.

Rand Careaga said...

At a party in 2004 I was chatting up my host's adult son (at that time about sixty), who was saying that the two party system couldn't work when one party was cynical, duplicitous, unprincipled and utterly ruthless while the other party was well-intentioned, foolishly naive and in consequence easily and regularly rolled. I was nodding along in agreement until it became guessed it.

Sator Arepo said...


It's a Wonderful Life is straight-up socialist propaganda, and I mean that in the nicest way possible and with full approval.

Bulworth said...

It all started when PBO made the GOP agree to draconian cuts to federal spending before raising the debt ceiling, which the GOP wanted to do without strings, much as both parties in Congress have always done.

Remember that?

Unknown said...

It's cynicism--plus a determination to go with what sticks, whether it makes any sense or not. It's marketing, but without anyone checking for truth.