Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And While We're On The Topic

Picking up on the thread of yesterday's post, or perhaps more accurately picking at the scab of yesterday's post, senator Jon Kyl (R-What else?) took himself to the Senate floor to decry the president's new found, if somewhat lukewarm populism:
President Barack Obama should stop talking about the middle class because it turns people against rich Americans, who should be embraced as the Michael Jordans of the U.S. economy, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Monday.  Declaring that the use of the phrase “middle class” is “misguided and wrong and even dangerous,” Kyl argued in a Senate floor speech that Obama is “spreading economic resentment [that] weakens American values” and ignoring “the uniquely meritocratic basis of our society.”
Meritocratic? You trying to tell us Willard's boys earned their place in the 1% on their merits and not because old dad dropped $10 mil on them? You trying to tell me little Georgie Bush wouldn't have ended up behind the night desk of a Seven Eleven out on highway 60 instead of in the White House if his daddy hadn't been Big George Herbert Walker (Son of Prescott) Bush?  And don't even get us started on Dan (would lose a debate with a box of hammers) Quayle's son Ben who has distinguished himself in the House of Representatives by earning the title "Not as Stupid as Louie Gohmert."

America is about as close to a meritocracy as champagne is to a red eyed tree frog. Obviously this is another pronouncement from the senator that "was not intended to be a factual statement," or as we like to say, Kyl is talking again.

By the way, senator, we think the word you were looking for wasn't meritocracy, it was oligarchy. Just trying to help.

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