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Miss Direction Says: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

One’s a bloviating echo chamber. Two’s company:

O’REILLY: All right, so you are agreeing with me then that there is a conscious effort on the part of The New York Times and other liberal media to basically paint as drastic a picture as possible, so that when Barack Obama takes office that anything is better than what we have now? 

ROVE: Yes.

But three? Three’s a wurlitzer. And a big, fat tell on wheels:

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell…is drawing a clear line in the sand….But the GOP has got to do more. It must start talking about tax cuts to grow the economy. And it must get back to the supply-side by talking about lower marginal tax rates on individuals, businesses, and investors….

Social historian and early supply-side activist Irving Kristol taught us three decades ago that the top earners are the economic activists. They’re the ones with the highest propensity to consume and invest. They’re the ones who buy the yachts, which are built by blue-collar workers. And they’re the ones who run the small businesses and provide the capital for the new entrepreneurial start-ups that are the lifeblood of the economy. It is they who energize free-market capitalism.

If we had an economy without rich people we wouldn’t have much of an economy. That’s why lower tax rates to reward the economic activists — the most prominent capitalists — are so essential.

Um…yeah…roger that, Larry.  "Economic activists?"  With a heavy coat of Lunztian whitewash.  Because, obviously, supply side economics has worked out swimmingly for the rest of us. The demand side is missing entirely…literally.

Nothing says fabu strategery like pimping greed and misinformation to the masses in the midst of a craptastic recession caused by the very policies being cheerleaded. 

Brace yourselves, kids. We’re headed into misdirection season at the Yacht Club Corral.  Good faith, bi-partisan negotiations, my ass.

(YouTube — Super secret Limbaugh, Rove, O’Reilly and Kudlow’s GOP Miss Direction Phil "Mental Recession" Gramm Memorial Cheerleader competition video.  And a word of wisdom:  don’t pay the mutually reinforcing ass-slappery any mind — keep your eye on the ball.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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