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Bernie’s Bitter-Enders 6

Shorter Dick Polman: How’s President Nader working out for you now?



  1. George Smith

    March 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Ah, the Susan Sarandon thing seems to have brought the best out in everybody, again. The name-calling happens about once a week now. Being called stupid, horribly wrong, or ‘splained that your grasp on reality, history and thinking about politics is intellectually bankrupt in some manner — eh.

    I’m going to make a recommendation to buy and read Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal” in the next few days. It has something to say about another Clinton in the White House.

    Wenner went for her because the McGovern election and ‘Merica broke his heart. His political columnist, Matt Taibbi, shamed him over it. And then the Booman jumped all over Taibbi. See, I do read these things.

    It’s not my responsibility to do my part to see that an undesirable, one putatively from my side and my perspective, gets into the White House. I see reality fine and it’s been pretty bad for the last fifteen years.

  2. Frank

    March 31, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I would not consider Dick Polman to be a name caller, but The phrasing is harsh, but essentially accurate, though I might have said it differently.

    Then there’s voices of sanity:

  3. George Smith

    March 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    More “You don’t know nothing.”

  4. Frank

    March 31, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I have no truck with persons who are unwilling to vote in the real world, but I don’t like to run about calling names (well, maybe in private, but not in public). Calling names does not win friends, but it does influence people.

    Then, on the other hand,

  5. George Smith

    March 31, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Booman, funneling a new linguistic:

    There was a sci-fi/fantasy writer whose books I had years ago. He had this phrase, borrowed from someone else: Immanentizing the eschaton.