Friday, April 12, 2013

David Axelrod doesn't call us fucking retarded

By Frank Moraes

On the other night's Rachel Maddow Show, David Axelrod explained that everything Obama has ever done or ever will again do is just right. We actual liberals just don't get it. We don't understand the bigger issues that Serious Democrats understand. We don't understand that "free" trade agreements are great because they make rich people even more rich, even though they don't help the poor and middle class anywhere. We don't understand that the loss of manufacturing jobs is just a sign of globalization and there is nothing we can do so we ought to be happy with those minimum wage service jobs. We don't understand that what is good for GE, Exxon, and GM is good for America.

In other words: we don't understand that the Republicans are right about all the economic issues.

Axelrod patiently explained that we just have to do something about Social Security because Medicare is in trouble. He also explains that, sure, he would be for raising the payroll tax cap. That ought to be part of the mix. That was his word: part. Because, you know, we have to be reasonable about this. For every dollar that a rich man pays, we need to take a dollar away from a poor man. Not doing that might, I don't know, hurt the feelings of the Republicans. Of course, Axelrod was quick to note that a payroll tax increase will never happen. Rachel Maddow pushed back on him pretty hard; it was nice to see. And it even made Axelrod backpedal a bit.

And maybe that's why he never got around to saying that liberals are fucking retarded. Maybe that's why he's not mayor of Chicago.

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(Cross-posted at Frankly Curious.)

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1 Comments:

  • honestly, what a shitty headline. What's it like to pretend you're in middle school. Rahm made a mistake, you're just taking advantage of it while you continue the mocking of people with disabilities.

    By Anonymous mike anderson, at 9:35 PM  

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