Old And Busted: Donald Trump Wins On First Ballot. New Hotness: A Scorched Earth Convention
There is no reason why the GOP should allow Donald Trump to have the nomination no matter how many delegates he shows up with.Read More »
Imitation is, as always, the sincerest form of flattery… but I must ask: is it really too much to require that the flatterer at least try to understand what he or she is attempting to imitate? Even if it’s just a little?
Case in point. 9/11 Troofer and general Leftist Van Jones would like to start his own version of the Tea Party – and there’s three things wrong with that plan from the start:
Anyway, here we go again. But I’m a nice guy, so I’ll even help with some outreach on their behalf. Hey! Are you wondering whether you want to join the American Dream Movement? Well, here’s a quick test! If you can read the following paragraph from the WaPo article without giggling, pounding your head against the wall from the sheer Lacking of a Clue over our true current economic woes, or having a brain aneurism at the sight of so much bad logic heaped up in one place…
They hope to motivate unemployed veterans, struggling homeowners and other alienated Americans who are angry at Republicans’ desire to drastically cut government spending in Washington and collective bargaining rights for state employees in places like Wisconsin. And to lure those people simply struggling to find a job while worried about their unemployment benefits ending.
…then you’re probably the type of person that Van Jones is looking for. Just have a major credit card handy, because I suspect that he’s going to be asking for it right off the bat.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Glenn Reynolds is even less impressed, but happy to help out with slogans…
*If you think that Van Jones’ group is actually different, consider this: they don’t want to primary existing Democratic politicians. Which makes sense if you’re a liberal advocacy group right now – after all, 2010 cut the Democrats in Congress largely back to the hard core anyway – but does not if you’re serious about wanting to create a generally populist movement. Nobody believes that the Tea Party won’t go after their own side, if need be. Nobody. Even the mere threat of it happening has notably tightened up Republican voting records.
**Who’s the fourth quarter? We the American electorate, of course. We’re the ones who let the first three quarters run happily amok through the budget for so long, after all.