Friday, February 26, 2016

Giving the Game Away

Hapless Marco Rubio... every time he seems to be gaining traction, Donald Trump steps on his dick. I'd feel sorry for the guy if he weren't such a regressive asshole. Anyway, Rubio gives the game away in his latest criticism of Trump:

"He could become the nominee and we're not going to let that happen. There is no way we're going to allow the party of Reagan or the conservative movement to be taken over by a con man."

Marco, Marco, Marco, the conservative movement was taken over by con men from day one, with Reagan being the number one grifter of the entire movement. Why, here's the Gipper himself:

By painting the government as the problem, and running the government badly in order to prove that thesis, Reagan ushered in the current period of privatization, allowing a coterie of crooks and cronies to loot the treasury.

Being a redundancy robot, Rubio had to repeat his assertion:

"He's a con man. I think it's time to unmask him for what he is. He's trying to take over the conservative movement."

Marco, you're a con man yourself, dipping into your own party's till. Ted Cruz is also a con man, with a specifically religious spin to his grift. The entire conservative movement is nothing but one massive scam... Rick Perlstein wrote an essential essay on the nature of the grift. Marco Rubio isn't really concerned about a con man taking over the movement, he's just jealous because he's been upstaged by a more charismatic mountebank.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to Rick Perlstein's editorial and to the Baffler! I don't know how I've managed to miss this extraordinary site!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Anytime! It's pretty much required reading for anyone trying to figure out what's going on in the U.S.

mikey said...

The funny part is the entire establishnment GOP thinks the angry, frightened rabble supporting Trump cares about his true conservative credentials. They LIKE Social Security. They LIKE not having to worry about pre-existing conditions. They HATE immigrants and Muslims. They LOVE their vision of what America is, and want it to be 'great again'.

Trump looked at the room, identified the audience then he wrote the script. The rest of them still see the 1% as the constituency and the white bigots as the foot soldiers. Trump went were the votes were because he didn't have to go where the money was. And they never knew what hit 'em....

Unknown said...

I saw a clip of Bill Clinton from 1992 recently where he said, "George Bush ran for President saying government was too big and did not work right and as president, he set out to prove it."

That reminded me of what you said here.

The GOP primaries are really disturbing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's what's going on in the U.S.