Tuesday, November 27, 2012
ow, my balls!
Then spake Atrios of Eschaton, and said:
Nobody actually cares about the deficit, least of all the people that claim to. Even though it makes no sense at all, deficit fetishism is primarily a way to push tax cuts (this only works because of the Bluto Blutarsky level of intelligence of people like Dancing Dave) and secondarily a way to cut the small bits of money we spend to help desperately poor people.
(Note to the uninitiated: "Dancing Dave" refers to David Gregory, host of NBC's Sunday-morning political gabfest, "Meet the Press," or "Press the Meat" as it's sometimes known. Bluto Blutarsky was a drunken, oafish buffoon played by the late John Belushi in the film "Animal House.")