Oct 26 2010

Howard Fineman is a moron

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who know binary and those who don’t.

What Happens Next? The Complex Post-Election Landscape

Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post

10-25-10 01:27 PM

In his simplistic way Howard Fineman has identified what he from his inside the Belt Buckle gonad licking perspective views as the 5 post election power blocks-

  • Karl Rove and the GOP “Establishment”
  • Palin and the Tea Baggers
  • Bloomberg’s Plutocrat Brigade
  • The “Union-Krugmanites” (you know, hippies)

Actually Fineman puts them all in ALL CAPS.  Must be new to blogging.

What particularly drew my attention to his “insight” are his descriptipns of the last 3 groups.  Here’s what he has to say about Bloomberg for instance-

This time, he would run in the manner of the landed gentry of two centuries ago: as an American patrician above it all, thanks to his vast wealth, with no partisan allegiance, eager to strike a national, centrist consensus on the debt, on the environment and foreign affairs. He’d draw on what’s left of moderate Republicanism (admittedly not much). But, more important, he’d draw on what’s left of Clintonism, which is quite considerable. Pro-business Democrats, which Bill Clinton was, are about to become an endangered species. Blue Dog Democrats — which Clinton was, sort of — are about to become extinct.

Can’t happen soon enough for me Howard.

This is what he thinks about hippies-

Next week’s results will decimate conservative Democrats, who won marginal districts in 2006 and 2008 in red or purple districts and states. As a result, the Left, or what’s left of the Left, will be in charge of shrunken Democratic ranks in Congress.

Well, that’s not so bad.  But Fineman goes on to identify Paul Krugman as one of the “few true, visible operational heroes at the moment.”  Why?  Because while “not radical, … in today’s context a true believer in the Democratic tradition of the New Deal and John Maynard Keynes seems like one.”

Good in a way, because I know a lot of people who are much farther to the left than The Shrill One, but bad also because Fineman dismisses out of hand, doesn’t even consider, that there are “radicals”.

We’re not “serious” enough for the likes of Howard.

But what’s truly alarming is his prescription for Obama-

(M)ore than acquiring new staff, the president needs to do something he has resisted. He has to become a Washington inside player and pretend to like it.

Like he hasn’t done that for 2 years already.

Howard Fineman is a moron.

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