Thursday, September 22, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Their ability to shape their own reality — to blame the president for the entire recession while simultaneously rigging the game against the recovery is unprecedented in American political history. It’s evidence that the modern Republican Party has ceased to be driven by policy and ideas, and, instead, has become nothing more than a marketing and advertising firm selling candidates like packs of cigarettes. You’ll look cool and it’ll feel so good. They fish you in, get you hooked and you wind up voting against your own best interests while lamenting, 'Why-oh-why does the nation have cancer? Must be the black guy.' It’s infomercial fiction pitched and sold using Fox News propaganda, AM talk radio fury, cinematic production values, easy-to-remember Frank Luntz zingers and all varieties of star-spangled cheerleading. They’ve been able to so effectively whitewash their guilt in this economic mess that the current Republican frontrunner is a top-down J.J. Abrams reboot of George W. Bush who actually was president when the economy collapsed."
-- Bob Cesca, in the Huffington Post
My podcast co-host's stuff has been exceptional lately, but seriously -- his take-down of the new Rick Perry: A Michael Bay Film trailer is a thing of beauty.