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The Prince of Tides – On Crack

posted at 7:27 pm on September 19, 2012 by

What!?

The “Hollywood Left” is always an amusing bunch.  Their commentary from the bunker is always a good source of comedy. Furthermore,  it also exposes the insularity Hollywood liberals are in on a daily basis.  It’s the real “Dispatches from the Bubble” – which is the most insufferable part of Bill Maher’s Real Time on HBO. However, according to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters, Barbara Streisand may in the running to win 2012′s political looney toon of the year award.  Sheppard wrote today that The Prince of Tides director stated:

‘Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton.’

Despite over $5 trillion in new debt created by the 44th president, so hysterically wrote Barbra Streisand at the Huffington Post Tuesday.

‘In this election,’ Streisand began, ‘the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: ‘Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?’

‘Like Bush,” she continued, ‘Governor Romney believes we need more tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% and fewer rules for Wall Street. He wants to roll back financial reform and set Wall Street free to write its own rules again.’

Yes, we would be better off.  The economic policies of the Bush administration spurred 50 months of uninterrupted economic growth and 8.1 million jobs. Does Streisand seriously think that our anemic economic growth of less than 2%, $5 trillion in new debt, and chronic unemployment above 8% for over forty consecutive months is better?  It’s either obliviousness or willful ignorance which explains this blog post.  It something akin to what film critic Pauline Kael said after the 1972 presidential election – “I don’t know how Richard Nixon could have won. I don’t know anybody who voted for him.” Well,

I think Democratic candidate George McGovern lost – but I could be mistaken.

 

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babs has been stupid for a very long time.

envycat on September 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

God, I know you hear the prayers of earnest believers, so it is with confidence that I ask, please let the electoral map for 2012 look like that one from 1972.

Thank you, and amen.

Midas on September 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Of all the lies Democrats are telling themselves, the “Republican deregulation caused the financial crash” is the most egregious.

Count to 10 on September 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I don’t even like her voice that much. Meh.

Fallon on September 19, 2012 at 9:42 PM

…I saw the word “crack”…and came looking for the trolls!

KOOLAID2 on September 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM

She’s got hers and isn’t worried about the po’ folk. Hey, I think I’ve heard that somewhere…

DublOh7 on September 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I see the Yenta is strong in this one!

Thanks, but if i’m going to listen to anyone names, Babs, it’ll be this one….she makes alot more sense, even if her creator is as much of a whiner as Messus Streistand..

BlaxPac on September 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM

named Babs,

ugh spellcheck not work for Hulk…Hulk Smash!

BlaxPac on September 19, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Try 1984: Reagan vs. Mondale. Seriously ?

Reagan’s 525 electoral votes (out of 538) is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate. Mondale’s 13 electoral votes is also the second-fewest ever received by a second-place candidate, second only to Alf Landon’s eight in 1936.

;)

Jeff2161 on September 20, 2012 at 5:02 AM

James Brolin divorced Bailey Quarters and married Babs. Crazy like a fox, or just crazy?

Discuss.

SagebrushPuppet on September 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM

I’ve never understood the allure of “babs” or that shrieking yenta Midler.

Kungfoochimp on September 20, 2012 at 9:50 AM

James Brolin divorced Bailey Quarters and married Babs. Crazy like a fox, or just crazy?

Discuss.

SagebrushPuppet on September 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM

The “crazy like a fox” guy was Andre Agassi, who left Babs for Steffi Graf, who is MUCH classier!

Steve Z on September 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Maybe a little OT, but that Electoral College map from 1972 is very revealing:

New York had 41 electoral votes in 1972, Texas had 28. Now Texas has more EVs than NY.

Pennsylvania had 27 EVs and Ohio had 25 EVs in 1972, but Florida had only 17. Now Florida has 29 EVs, more than either PA or OH.

President Nixon came up with the “Southern Strategy” to win elections, and lots of voters moved south. Is there a reason?

Steve Z on September 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM

She and her obscene mansion need to wash off into the Pacific……. The next “big one” should do it.

ultracon on September 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM