From Digby today.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Challenging the real greedy geezer
I have always loathed Alan Simpson going all the way back to the 80s. His pro-choice and LGBT rights record always gave him cover as a “moderate” and everyone enjoys his colorful language. But he’s a hardcore fiscal conservative who thinks that everyone can make it in America by just pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. Like he did. Of course he had a teensy bit of help from his daddy, former Governor and Senator Milward L. Simpson.
He also doesn’t know what he’s talking about and never has. His folksy speech masks his ignorance but the Villagers are so enthralled by it that they never pin him down on the details. So someone else has stepped up to do it:
It’s nice to see young people challenging the hideous generational taunts that the Pete Peterson acolytes all throw around. They understand very well that we all rise and fall together. Apparently the only thing these elderly millionaires want to do before they shuffle off their mortal coils is wreck that compact.
It looks like the real greedy geezer has accepted the challenge. This should be fun.
digby 5/31/2012 01:30:00 PM Comments