The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: Random Thoughts on a Rainy Friday

A few years back I was in Copenhagen, Denmark doing some shows on a tour of Europe. I was staying at the Sheraton Hotel at the same time David Bowie and his band Tin Machine were in town.  The place was mobbed with fans, Bowie’s not mine, and I made my way through the lobby to the elevators and saw a guy with a t-shirt that started with an obscenity and was followed by, “I’m in Tin Machine!” We chatted and he said his name as Hunt Sales. I made a joke about being related to Soupy and he said, “That’s my dad!”

Last night I heard about Soupy’s passing. He was an icon to comics and kids of the sixties. He was edgy without being obscene and as clever as he was funny. Soupy Sales died in New York at the age of 83, still just a big kid looking for a laugh.

I was driving home and listening to Mark Levin and heard a clip of Nancy with the plastic face that made me laugh so hard I had to pull over. She was being interviewed by CNBC money babe Maria Bartiromo and said this when asked about tax increases due to allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, “That wasn’t a tax increase. It is– it is– eliminating a tax decrease that was there.”

Folks you can’t write stuff that stupid and expect it won’t be cut from your script. This is the same kind of thinking that politicians use when they tell us that a “fee” is different than a “tax”. 

Why is it every time I read a hit piece on Rush Limbaugh, like the one recently written by Leonard Pitts, one of the first things they bring up is the fact that Rush had a problem with prescription drugs? In Liberal World as long as you are from the right side of the political tracks there is always forgiveness. If you are a Kennedy you can be a drunk all of your life and even kill people and they make you a hero. If you are a conservative it is one strike and you are out.

Why is it that writers, like Pitts, like to take things out of context. Being a comic and comedy writer I know that presentation is everything. How something sounds spoken often gives it a totally different meaning than reading it off of a page. I would think someone as dedicated to fairness as Mr. Pitts claims to be would know that too.  

Lindsey Graham and his RINO ilk will be the death of the GOP and I say, “Good Riddance!” We need a new conservative party in America. It’s beginnings may be happening in New York’s 23th district in the next two weeks.

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One Response to The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: Random Thoughts on a Rainy Friday

  1. Ben Hoffman says:

    [She was being interviewed by CNBC money babe Maria Bartiromo and said this when asked about tax increases due to allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, “That wasn’t a tax increase. It is– it is– eliminating a tax decrease that was there.”

    Folks you can’t write stuff that stupid and expect it won’t be cut from your script.]

    In the same vein, Reagan was responsible for one of the biggest tax increases in U.S. history.

    That was not long after he passed one of the biggest tax cuts in history and saw the enormous deficit.

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