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    Fluke-Warren-Clinton stream of tweetedness

    Fluke-Warren-Clinton stream of tweetedness

    Last night was not as painful as expected.

    I could not believe the Democrats put Sandra Fluke on in prime time. She was pathetic, a self-absorbed self-pitying self-ish caricature of the entitlement mentality.

    Liz Warren was not on her game. The MSM is portraying her as giving a great speech, and maybe in the arena it played better than on TV, but I expected much more. Maybe I’m jaded because I’ve heard her “hammered” and “rigged” rhetoric so many times.

    Bill Clinton was classic Bill Clinton. Making stuff up and throwing out so many stats it would take hours to verify each one, and doing so in a very endearing and folksy way. I doubt any minds were changed, but it was a flashback to times which were not as great then as they are portrayed now.

    Here are some of the tweets I sent out during the speeches:


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    Henry Hawkins | September 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    It would have made no difference how well Clinton’s speech went, the media was going to treat it like the Sermon on the Mount.

    I could only stomach a few minutes at a time, but what I heard was Clinton pointing out how much better he was than Obama at bipartisan cooperation to get things done.

    LukeHandCool | September 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Fluke—Warren—Clinton are each seated in the corners of a small room.

    Three adjectives are placed in the middle of the room—professional, promiscuous, and prosaic.

    As the starting gun goes off, who grabs which adjective?

    She was pathetic, a self-absorbed self-pitying self-ish caricature of the entitlement mentality.

    And yet you can’t believe they put her on in prime time?

    I believe you answered your own question.

    Henry Hawkins | September 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Fluke = Julia

    What was missed that plays big in the examination of Elizabeth Warren’s War on the “rich” (or the 1%) is the unintended effects of Bill Clinton’s “millionaires tax.”

    In 1993, Bill Clinton and the Congress pass a special “millionaires tax” directed at top company management (but there was a special exception for Hollywood and sports stars).

    Companies responded by capping the salaries of management at $1 million, but proceeded to make up the “difference” with stock options. What resulted was described by PBS’s FrontLine as the “biggest transfer of wealth in the history of the world” as roughly 10% of company equity passed from the stockholders (which include pension, retirement and mutual funds held by 90% of all Americans) to the top levels of management in the Fortune 500 companies.

    This isn’t what Bill Clinton and the Congress had intended, but it is what happened. They had unwittingly enabled those at the top to become richer.

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