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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gail Collins, "Middle-Age Blues": More Bubbles in a Bathtub

"Og Oggilby . . . sounds like a bubble in a bathtub."

W.C. Fields playing Egbert Sousé in "The Bank Dick," 1940


Although many American liberals voiced satisfaction with Romney's selection of Ryan as his running mate, this bliss is fast morphing into intellectual apoplexy. America's burgeoning debt is not sustainable, and although you need not agree with Paul Ryan's solutions, there can be no denying that the problem exists.

Correction: There can be no denying that the problem exists unless you are Gail Collins.

No longer content with accusing Romney of cruelty to his dog, Collins, in her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Middle-Age Blues" (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/opinion/collins-middle-age-blues.html), is now telling us how Ryan is nasty to catfish. And although critical of his Medicare proposals, she breezily ignores America's looming economic catastrophe.

You see, it's much more "fun" talking about cruelty to catfish than trillion dollar deficits for which Obama is offering no solutions. Then, too, Collins, like Dowd yesterday (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2012/08/maureen-dowd-when-cruelty-is-cute-does.html), is out of her depth.

Meanwhile, Obama and friends, incapable of providing solutions, have instead decided to trash talk Romney by linking him to the death of a steelworker's wife and informing African Americans that Romney would “put y'all back in chains.”

And the media, ever seeking to strike a tone of balance, is accusing both sides of ugly rhetoric (see: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/08/15/media-decry-attacks-both-sides-felon-gutter/).

"Hope" and "Change"? Long gone by the wayside.

2 comments:

  1. What can I say? I am not voting. I see a problem with this one-pretending-to be two party system.
    Idiotic and selfish "liberals" have failed to promote/defend the movement toward a civilized society where the sick are allowed to stay in bed, for example (yes, it's linked, Jeff) and all sorts of randists are too barbaric to be near power.

    The latest "news" (as if I didn't know that):
    In a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies, 25 of the 100 highest paid CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in taxes.

    Read more: http://business.time.com/2011/09/02/do-ceos-make-more-than-they-pay-in-taxes/#ixzz23hQlvFuO

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  2. Jeff, this country is not reformable and will collapse. Murdering the vulnerable isn't a solution.

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