Saturday, April 16, 2011

The New Aristocracy

We hope that the clown who wrote this had to pay Tucker Carlson for the space.

Ron Paul or Rand Paul in 2012?

Admittedly I’m a dreamer, but this isn’t such a far-fetched thought experiment. I’m no stranger to the 2008 Ron Paul campaign. In months of researching the birth of the Tea Party — a movement I’ve argued Ron Paul created — I got an outsider’s overview of the strengths and weaknesses of his run. I’ve also worked in marketing for over 15 years, creating campaigns for Lexus, Levi-Strauss, and AT&T. Through my marketing agency, Inform Ventures, I’ve handled a big chunk of the national launch of Scion, Toyota’s heralded youth vehicle, helping take it from unknown to 160,000 vehicles a year. Some have referred to the people at my company as experts in marketing.
Sheesh. Insecure much?

Meanwhile, the neo-feudalists apparently are seeking the restoration of the guild system (For politics & doctorin', at least.) as well as serfdom.

Another Paul in the U.S. Senate?

Dr. Robert Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and brother of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he's mulling a congressional bid of his own.

"After campaigning for his father, most notably giving speeches during the elder Paul's 2008 presidential bid, Robert Paul is considering whether to jump into the race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when her term expires in January 2013."

Said Paul: "I have thought about running. I am very happy as a physician, but [I] have a lot of concern about the debt."
Is every Paul a hack physician afraid Medicare payments won't fund the lives to which they think they're entitled, & therefore filled w/ phony concern over the "debt," while really just wanting health care back in the slimy grip of the insurance industry so they can get their share?

And are there no nepotism laws? Time for a Constitutional convention.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the right wingnuts really just want an aristocracy back, especially if it can be combined with some kind of slavery.

Really though, it's a simple extension of the idea that if someone's rich, they must be inherently better; if someone is related to someone who is rich or powerful, they too deserve to be rich or powerful, because that's how they think genetics works.

M. Bouffant said...

Sunday Afternoon Hate Editor Reminds:

how they think genetics works

Not to forget the prosperity gospel & other religious justifications for serfdom, sexism, slavery, capitalism, patriarchy, hierarchy & Archie Comics, yada.