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AdLib On October - 25 - 2011

For many weeks, an occupation has been going on that has disrupted major institutions and sent shivers of fear down the spines of the conservative and financial powers that be. In their  anarchic style, the occupiers show little regard for the interests of the status quo, displaying a radical agenda that puts their desire for power above even the interests of the political party with which they’re most aligned.

That’s right, I’m talking about the Republican Presidential Candidates’ occupation of the GOP, or as they refer to it, Occupy Wack Street.

They don’t seem to have a leader and it’s not clear exactly what they want. Some want Mexicans electrocuted if they try to enter the US illegally, others want universal health care but only in one state, bringing our troops home from the Middle East so we can send them back to the Middle East to fight Iran,  pro-life laws and also pro-death laws allow people to die from not having health insurance, there really isn’t a focused message and clear, defined goals.

Since this occupation has been going on, these occupiers have been shrill and accosting those just trying to make their way across the airwaves and blogosphere, they beat their drums and do a song and dance, not to mention all the damage their occupation is causing to the GOP and most repulsively, they publicly defecate on The Constitution and the institution of Presidential elections.

These angry radicals are deluded into thinking they represent a majority of Americans when in fact they are just a group of spoiled older people living off of the system while whining about it.

Give them a few months and most of them will be gone, back in their comfy homes and political offices.

If they want to be angry at the people who are really responsible for the mess we’re in, they should go to each other’s state and occupy each others’ offices.

Clearly, they are anti-American and anti-capitalist, their protests for cutting taxes for the wealthy and “broadening” the tax base (meaning making the poor and middle class pay more taxes) is meant to bring down our capitalist system. Since 70% of our economy is driven by consumer spending, their plan would cause the utter destruction of capitalism.

And in these times, we don’t need to be dividing the country and pitting 1% of Americans against the other 99%. First of all, they are already pitted against them so it’s a waste of energy and secondly, it makes the top 1% look like vicious, greed-addicted, inhuman sociopaths who have the gall at this point in history, when economic inequality is at its greatest, to try and grab even more of the majority’s wealth for even greater inequity. When the truth really is, they are actually human.

The other fallacy about the Occupy Wack Street is that it is a grass roots group. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is financed by establishment interests and merely puts on a populist facade by supporting killing the minimum wage and opposing laws against child labor.

As for all the celebrities that drop by the Wack Street movement, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Victoria Jackson, Rush Limbaugh, etc., it only exposes the shallowness of their group and how beholden they are to Conservative Hollywood.

Occupy Wack Street’s global presence, once robust, has been shrinking. With sympathetic presences in Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya being put on trial or found hiding in holes before being killed, Occupy Wack Street is going to have trouble making it through the winter.

What they need to do is come up with a real leader and some specific demands that 1% of the people can really rally behind. So far, they aren’t doing that despite urgings and insistence from everyone in the MSM and blogosphere who always know best.

So, as we continue into a new week of political spots with aides smoking cigarettes followed by creepy smiles and declarations that a flat tax that raises taxes on the poor while zeroing out taxes for the wealthy (whose income comes from capital gains) is a “fair tax”, the GOP continues to be defiled and denigrated by the fraudulent populist Occupy Wack Street group.

If the GOP ever wants to get out of the sewer and back up into the gutter where they belong, they need to weather this period and hope that that the American people will see this Occupy Wack Street crowd for who they really aren’t.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bito says:

    Welcome Kenn and thanks for your informative post, however it is NOT really necessary to post the same long comment on five times on multiple threads all at the same time.

  2. Weirdwriter says:

    Superb composition, AdLib.

    I recently heard someone describe the current Republican presidential candidate slate as “a stretch limo clown car.”

  3. Chernynkaya says:

    Slo-motion video PROVES that OPD threw flash-bang grenade into crowd as people tried to help injured vet:


  4. jjgravitas says:

    Next Republican political candidate: Mr. Gumby!
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  5. jjgravitas says:

    Maybe we should just change the name of the Republican Party. Call them the Silly Party. Leave it at that.


  6. agrippa says:

    These people running are some of the silliest characters that I have seen for a long time.

  7. escribacat says:

    I just gotta say, that picture of Bachmann and her, uh, corn dog, really freaks me out.

  8. Chernynkaya says:

    New parody of the Herman Cain ad, which is itself a parody of a campaign I guess. But this dude nails the real reason for the Cain candidacy (H/T Political Carnival):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7_z0TUN_DwQ

    • choicelady says:

      OK -- either Cain is the single stupidest candidate EVER or he’s actually a plant for someone else. We know from research that he’s a Dominionist Christian, but how does that translate into weird promotions of smoking, and carb eating, and whatever??? It is just senseless.

      Yup -- either stupid or a diversion.

      I’m open to either interpretation.

    • AdLib says:

      Colbert had the same idea (or borrowed):

      • Chernynkaya says:

        AdLib, Colbert is a freaking genius. That 12 sec. smile of his is really masterful!

        BTW, Don’t know if you caught this Monday, but you HAVE TO see this Cain ad from August:


        • AdLib says:

          I don’t watch Letterman anymore but I did like his parody of Cain’s commercial:


          • Chernynkaya says:

            HAHAHAHAHAHAH! I think we should do a series of spin-offs for every loser caucus:

            Someone chomping a Double-Down from KFC

            Smoking crack

            Drinking Thunderbird

            Hoarders for Cain!

            Drop-outs for Cain!

            Pedophiles for Cain!

            I have 32 unpaid parking tickets for Cain!

            You get the idea…

        • cher, I think a psychiatrist would have a field day with this ad! The white cowboy saying to the black cowboy that “you always have to make it about color!” There is something deeply Freudian in that line. And my favorite, “Mighty fine bird you got there mam, cock-a-doodle-doo!” I laughed so hard yesterday, I had tears in my eyes!

          • Chernynkaya says:

            KT that line was the best: ““Mighty fine bird you got there mam, cock-a-doodle-doo!” The whole thing is so weird, plays on so many memes, and is so twisted. And again, that slow, leering smile at the end! It’s like he’s saying, “Hey there, Suckers!”

            • You nailed it cher. That is exactly what that leering smile implies.
              I have no idea who that “cowboy,” was that said he played so many tough guys and “his movies,” were well liked. I think they just plucked some guy off the street and dressed him up as wild west sheriff.

        • AdLib says:

          Holy mackerel! I thought you were joking that this was a Herman Cain ad!

          Just as bizarre and nutty as his latest one. Cain and his crew are such amateurs, just plain incompetent at everything they do.

          Which is why he’s ahead in the polls because Baggers want someone just like them as their nom.

          • Chernynkaya says:

            AdLib--it’s just gobsmacking. I mean--as KT and others noted--it’s a Freudian goldmine. Incomprehensible, but as I think about this ad and the new one, there is a strong appeal to middle-aged and older white guys in the working class. Why choose such an old has-been actor as the “hero?” Same with Cancer Man. I bet soon someone above my pay grade will analyze this ad and find all sorts of dog-whistles. Since I’m not a dog though, I just baffled--and freaked.

    • escribacat says:

      Well, I guess pizza gets boring after awhile. Might as well run for president!

    • AdLib says:

      Man, people are so fast with coming out with parodies! Yep, he nails exactly what’s up with Cain. Thanks for this, Cher!

  9. Kalima says:

    Looking at that awful picture of Bachmann, I suggest a career change. She could become quite rich, isn’t that their dream? 😉

    That picture of Romney with the rubber gloves is perfect, and I doubt that he will ever pull the blue, rubber covered fingers out of the place where he sticks them on a regular basis.

  10. funksands says:

    2 tablespoon­­­s birther
    1 dash of Bircher
    3 cups of fascist
    1 dollop of denier
    4 teaspoons of bagger
    2 pounds of corporate minion
    1 ounce of “christian­­­”
    2 drams of nationalis­­­t
    1 gallon of Domininist

    Enjoy your Republican nominee with a glass of cold regret

    • choicelady says:

      Wonderful funk! But you forgot the mint…

    • AdLib says:

      😆 Hilarious, Funk!

    • MurphTheSurf3 says:

      Here is my version of your post. Hope you do not mind this sincere form of flattery:

      =======================

      THE IDEAL G~O~T~P CANDIDATE

      2 tablespoon­­­s birtherism
      1 dash of Bircherism
      3 cups of fascisism
      5 big dollops of Obamaphobia
      4 teaspoons of tea “in teapot size steeping bags”
      2 pounds of corporate minionship
      1 ounce of “christian­­ity” as Old Time Triumphalism
      2 drams of ultra-nationalis­­­m
      1 gallon of Dominionist Faith

      Enjoy your Republican nominee with a glass of ice cold regret

    • MurphTheSurf3 says:

      Funk oh funk….Oh I love this

      Archive for blatant reposting…..HOORAY!

  11. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    FOR THE GOP: THIS IS THE BIZARRO WORLD VERSION OF 1964

    Goldwater was the front runner but he could not get more than 30 to 35 percent of overall GOP vote.

    The problem was that he alarmed even some of his fellow partisans with his brand of staunch fiscal conservatism and militant anti-communism.

    He was viewed by many traditional Republicans as being too far on the right wing of the political spectrum to appeal to the mainstream majority necessary to win a national election.

    As a result, moderate Republicans recruited a series of opponents, including New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton, to challenge Goldwater.

    But Goldwater was VERY STRONG in the West and put together enough primary victories there to take the nomination (with California closing the deal).

    In the General Election, he was swamped by LBJ, taking just six states.

    TODAY THIS IS INVERTED. I think we are heading in the same direction, though.

    A moderate GOPer is being opposed by conservative GOPers.

    • Hell, today’s GOP/TP would call Goldwater a liberal!

    • KQuark says:

      Your assumption is Romney is moderate while he’s far from it.

      Romney’s the worse neocon in the group. The biggest corporatist in the group. One of the biggest anti-immigration reformers of the group. etc etc.

      In fact his budget cuts Medicare more than Ryan’s.

      That’s the false media narrative we need to destroy rather than promote. Folks forget that Bush II ran as a moderate as well but was far from it. We can’t let Tea Baggers define Romney because to them almost everyone is moderate. Just because Romney is the biggest flip flopper of all time does not mean he’s moderate. It just means Tea Baggers don’t trust him.

      • MurphTheSurf3 says:

        KQuark……Yes, the comparison is not perfect because of Romney’s constant repackaging of himself. I suggest that Romney’s political, economic and social philosophy has been transformed by his need to tack to the right.

        While not the greatest source, the wikipedia article on his public policy positions illustrates his movement to the right in a whole range of issues. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Mitt_Romney

        I look at how he governed. He was a right of center in Mass. but since then has identified more and more with the deeply conservative wing of the GOP.

        Is he a neoco? He might be now but I do not know.

        They key identifiers for me are:
        a) opposition to social safety net programs
        b) national government as defender of the nation and promoter of American democratic models via military action; including embracing preventative war.
        ~~~”a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms
        ~~~low tolerance for diplomacy
        ~~~readiness to use military force
        ~~~emphasis on US unilateral action
        ~~~disdain for multilateral organizations
        ~~~focus on the Middle East
        ~~~an “us versus them” mentality
        c) state centeredness in almost everything else
        d) rejection of the principles underlying the Democratic Party especially as it is associated with the Left.
        e) rejection of efforts to shape the economy or social structure in ways labeled as liberal/progressive
        f) a focus on American exceptionalism

        Little on that list is readily identifiable with the historical Romney, although I admit that her rhetoric today is much less clear.

    • funksands says:

      Murph, that election was a key inflection point in our political process.

      Today’s Conservatives/Birchers/Libertarians realized after the election that the vast majority of of the American public did not agree with their positions.

      Repudiated, they set out on their forty year plan to win every school board position, fill every precinct committee chair, every judgeship that they could fill until a minority controlled a huge swath of the local and state elected positions.

      From there, the national jump in 2010 was less of a surprise and more “the next step”.

      The vast majority of Americans STILL disagree with their views. The difference this time? Cons hold the levers of power.

      • MurphTheSurf3 says:

        I don’t take it as far back as you do, but I do take it back quite a distance. The Reagan Revolution was much more about the workings of the Party than most guessed at the time.

        This is when Murdoch, Ailes, Rove et. al. emerged.

        This is when the GOP became the true Keynesians and borrowed to spend (hiding it in the “trickle down” theory). This is when the GOP became thoroughly aligned with the monied powers, the racist south, and the anti-Big East Southwest.

        George HW Bush tried to speak for a more moderate GOP when he yelled “voodoo economics” and when he tried to pay for the Gulf War. The GOP right dumped him for it.

        With those additions I now accept all of your other arguments.

  12. KQuark says:

    OWS is over the top on occasions like today when they are trying to levatate the GP building in Atlanta.

    But I don’t see it as all that negative. First because the OWS’s base cause is just and grass roots unlike Baggers and the GOP says. Second they are less OTT by far than the Baggers. Third they are sucking all the political steam out of the Baggers.

    Most here know I monitor the enemy right wing sites and they are obsessed with OWS the way progressives were with Tea Baggers. This only gives Dems cover because OWS is now drawing most of their fire instead of Dems. Politically I think that bodes well for Dems in the upcoming election year if the OWS folks keep it up. More importantly it gives Dems a reason to run on more populist themes.

    • Those in Atlanta are imitating Abbie Hoffman’s attempt to “levitate,” the Pentagon! They really should leave such theatrics out of the movement. It just makes them seem silly.

    • AdLib says:

      As you say, it’s just fine that OWS is a lightning rod because, not having a leader, there’s nowhere for the lightning to be concentrated so it just dissipates.

      OWS trying to levitate the GP building is of course tongue in cheek whereas Baggers yelling, “Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” is earnest.

      I agree, the Firebaggers should be pleased now, they wanted a primary challenge to Obama to force him to the left, OWS is instead providing far more support and cover for Obama taking strong Progressive stands (which he is) without the collateral damage of a primary challenge.

      Still, I hear some Firebaggers sounding exactly like TeaBaggers, just voicing a blind hatred of Obama despite Obama’s position being exactly what they clamored for. Don’t know which is worse, those who are honest about being the enemy of progress or those who aren’t.

      • KQuark says:

        Exactly lighting rod is a good analogy and the OWS is well grounded unlike when it was on Obama’s head solely.

        The OSW cause also kind of nullifies the firebaggers as well because their complaining no matter who the AOLHP’s of the world spin it are seen by most as against the right wing and their plutocratic policies.

  13. coveark says:

    Great picture of MB…..OMG,LOL !!!

    Right now, I am fine with them not presenting a viable candidate.

    But you know what ? I do not trust them one iota.

    They are NOT stupid and we better never let our guard down.

    They are presenting BS and entertainment……..watch for them to march out old Jeb or someone (anyone) who appears sane after these “people”.

    Perhaps they are just surfing the waters to see what folks might buy. They are unscrupulous and cannot be trusted or believed. They keep the distraction ball in the air so the public eye will be diverted from the positive things that are actually happening.

    Their reality shows would be more like:

    “Night of the Living Dead”. This is a story of the candidate zombies recruting minions to feast on the flesh of the poor and middle class. Creating more mindless followers.

    ” Mars Attacks Redux”. This is a story of Martians who arrive disguised as candidates. THEY ARE NOT HUMAN. They try to lure humans into their ships. They have no compassion, empathy or understanding. They preach to the humans incessantly until they fall down and worship them.

    Please pardon my spelling …spellcheck out of whack

    • AdLib says:

      Hey coveark! I completely agree that though they are ludicrous, whoever the GOP nominee is will have hundreds of millions behind him and will represent a genuine threat to this nation’s future.

      By satirizing them, I hope it helps people to see them for who they are behind the campaign BS and in the end, reject them.

      We have to fight this election as hard as we ever have, as if it will be neck and neck but I have a feeling that the Repub nominee running on “Give the wealthy more and it will give you a job somewhere down the line” and Obama running on, “Make the wealthy pay their fair share and we can hire teachers, cops, firemen and construction workers swiftly” will not necessarily make it a close contest.

      Still, we have to assume a tight race and work hard through the election.


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