Category Archives: Exploiting Resentment

Avoidance Behavior as the Preferred Option

Friday, October 24, was the day of the worldwide panic sell-off on every market, everywhere – liquidate what you have at a massive loss to cover the redemptions and margin calls. You may be leveraged at thirty or forty to … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Todd, Avoidance Behavior, Black Men and White Women, Changing the Subject, Dividing Us from Each other, Economic Crisis, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Financial Meltdown, Panic in the Markets, Pittsburgh, Race and America, Race and Politics, Racism Lives On, The Culture Wars, The Pittsburgh Hoax | 1 Comment

Deciding Who Can Fix the Mess

So we had our Black Monday, two major investment banks gone – one filing for bankruptcy and the other being absorbed by a giant, real bank – you know, a bank with actual deposits and real, genuine money on hand. … Continue reading

Posted in AIG Bailout, Anti-Intellectualism, Celebrity, David Brooks, Economic Meltdown, Exploiting Resentment, For the Common Good, Heartland Voters, McCain, McCain's Economic Plan, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama, Obama's Economic Plan, Obama: Celebrity, Palin Unqualified, Populist Politics, Qualifications to be President, Sarah Palin, Sub-Prime Crisis, The Financial System, The Limits of Capitalism | Leave a comment

Obama and his Day of Pigs

In April, 1961, President Kennedy had that Bay of Pigs disaster – a half-assed amateurish invasion of Cuba which failed spectacularly. You might remember it – if you’re an old geezer. CIA director Allen Dulles, deputy CIA director Charles Cabell, … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Exploiting Resentment, Lipstick on a Pig, Lying to Win, McCain Lies About Obama, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama, Obama on Sex Education, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Playing Victim, Qualifications to be President, Race and Politics, Sarah Palin, Sex and Politics, Sexism, Values Voters | 1 Comment

Not to Worry

Friday, September 5, thing were supposed to settle down. The political conventions were finally over, capped by John McCain’s workmanlike speech – long on character (he has it, he says), and short on the issues. In fact the issues didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Church and State, Economic Issues, Economic Meltdown, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Heartland Voters, McCain, McCain's Authenticity, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Service, Nixonland, Obama as Messiah, Offshore Drilling, Palin Scandals, Palin Unqualified, Personality-Driven Politics, Political Pandering, Qualifications to be President, Religion and Politics, Sarah Palin, Style versus Substance, The Conservative-Liberal Divide, The Economy, The New Republican Party, The Power of Narrative, Values Voters | 6 Comments

All Campaigns Are Movies Now

Every four years it’s the same thing – a presidential election where Americans are told they have a real choice. Of course they do, even if on many matters both candidate agree – the United States is wonderful, motherhood sacred, … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Anti-Intellectualism, Attacks on Obama, Cartoon Politics, Celebrity, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Service, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Personality-Driven Politics, Political Posturing, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Qualifications to be President, Style versus Substance, The Power of Narrative | Leave a comment

It Was Just Envy

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~ Baltasar Gracian   Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Balzac   Envy assails … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Celebrity Envy, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Celebrity Problem, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Paris Hilton for President Video, Paris Hilton Mocks McCain, Presumptuous Obama | Leave a comment

Scum

It could be said of all politicians, but Josh Marshall says it of one politician in particular:   John McCain has a big ego. And if there’s one thing John McCain prizes it’s the high regard many prestige Washington reporters … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, McCain, McCain and the Press, Nasty Politics, Obama, Obama as Messiah, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, The McCain Brand, The Power of Narrative | 1 Comment