Monday, October 10, 2011

PJ O'Rourke Spins OWS, or, Why O'Rourke is a Throw Back Idiot

I stole this from The Daily Grail, who has posted it as their quote for the day. This was the exchange between PJ O'Rourke and Alan Grayson on the Bill Mahr's show last week. It seemed to me Mahr, as well as the guests (except for Grayson) trivialized OWS -- very middle of the road. To be expected of O'Rourke of course. And dude, "bongo drums?" Are we in the 1950s?

Alan Grayson: Now let me tell you what they're talking about. They're complaining about the fact that Wall Street wrecked the economy three years ago and nobody's held responsible for that. Not a single person has been indicted or convicted for destroying twenty percent of our national net worth accumulated over the course of two centuries. They're upset about the fact that Wall Street have iron control over the economic policies of this country, and that one party is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wall Street and the other party caters to them as well. That's the real truth of the matter, as you said before. And…

PJ O'Rourke: Get the man a bongo drum, they've found their spokesman!

Alan Grayson: If I…

PJ O'Rourke: Get your shoes off, get a bongo drum, forget where to go to the bathroom, and it's yours.

Alan Grayson: If I am the spokesman for all the people who think we should not have 24 million people in this country who can't find a full time job, that we should not have 50 million people who can't see a doctor when they're sick, that we shouldn't have 47 million people of this country who need government help in order to feed themselves, and we shouldn't have 15 million families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, okay, I'll be that spokesman.

Video: Alan Grayson schools P.J. O'Rourke on OccupyWallStreet.

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