1%ers Talk Down to the 99% on Morning Joe
This morning I watched a few minutes of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. The European financial crisis was the topic du jour. Joe’s guests were Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Bush administration official, and Dan Senor, a Fox News contributor and most famously the former chief spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority under L. Paul Bremer, the guy who made the harebrained decision to fire the Iraqi army. (Throw Scarborough into the mix and you’ve got three right wingers. So much for MSNBC being liberal. It sure isn’t liberal in the morning.)
Anyway, again, they were talking about the European financial crisis and specifically the elections in Greece this coming Sunday. Haass expressed concern that the “radical left” might win there because the “radical left” doesn’t believe in austerity i.e., making the people suffer because of the banks’ mistakes. Instead, he hoped the “responsible party” would win because they favor bailing out the banks and putting the screws to the people.
What I witnessed was a perfect example of the 1% talking down, in let them eat cake fashion, to the rest of us. Bailing out their banking friends is the “responsible” thing to do whereas holding the banks responsible and leaving the people alone is “radical.”
It was nauseating to say the least.