Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Brotherly Love

Speaking to a friendly audience at a Washington area rally organized by the Koch Brothers funded astroturf political organization “Americans for Prosperity,” Herman Cain gets his shuck n’ jive on to proudly declare he’s the billionaire oil magnates’ “brother from another mother.”

According to the NYT, “as he made the statement, David H. Koch stood up and pumped his fists in the air, a big smile on his face.”

Of course, he was probably just joking about being a tool of the Koch Brothers. You know, like when he “joked” about wanting to lethally electrocute Mexicans at the border, releasing a completely harebrained and impractical tax plan, or pretending not to have the slightest clue that the Chinese have had nuclear weapons for the last 50 years.

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Elizabeth Warren v. Heckler

An angry man confronts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at the outset of a local volunteer meeting in Brockton, Mass. “You’re a socialist whore!” the unemployed Fox News viewer shouted, adding for good measure that her “boss” (presumably President Obama) was “foreign born.”

After the event, Warren stated the she felt sorry for the guy for being unemployed for a year and a half. “And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it would help to come here and yell names. I was thinking more about the heckler. I’m not angry with him, but he didn’t come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There’s someone else pre-packaging that poison — and that’s who makes me angry,” she said.

What’s especially funny about this incident is to read some of the reactions from right-wingers, many of whom feel that: a) the heckler was just telling the truth; or b) he was a Democratic operative plant.

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