-Special thanks to Chris Rock-
One of our favorite movies is Head of State in which Chris Rock plays Mays Gilliam, a Chicago alderman running for President of the United States. Gilliam gives an historic speech (for Hollywood, anyway) in which he says that corporations are "stealing all the money."
And the crowd yells -- "that ain't right."
While McCain, Obama and Bush were hunkered down inside the White House over the weekend hammering out the $700 Billion bail out for the crooks on Wall Street, thousands of people protested in NYC and demonstrated in D.C. outside of the White House yelling -- "That ain't right” and “No bailout for Wall Street crooks!”
But today the bailout was given a big, fat thumbs up anyway, despite the prattling plebes who took to the streets to rail against it. But during a presidential election season when both major candidates SUPPORT this bailout and Congressional leaders and the Bush administration refused to negotiate other viable alternatives suggested by leading economists, you have to wonder what is really in that bipartisan Kool-Aid that Democrats are drinking to make them actually believe Obama is a man of the People after he supported the Patriot Act, FISA, Outsourcing/H-1b and now this Fat Cat Bailout.
The corporate welfare twins Obama/McCain, are both for the bailout while Nader/Gonzalez opposed it and are still fighting to get into the presidential debates. The sheeple will, of course, still vote for one of the two evils. Just like they do every four years.
That ain’t right.