Bill Does Buffalo
By the time you read this,
Bill Clinton will have rode into town and out again. He was
the guest of Buffalo Sabres owner and mega rich political
Neanderthal Tom Golisano. Bill will have been worshiped by
the local Democratic Party faithful at a rally at the convention
center, where he will have Hillary at his side posturing as
the next “Democrat ” President. Later, he will have been Golisano’s
guest at the Sabres/Stars game at HSBC arena. (Roscoe predicted
Sabres win 4-1) His visit to lowly Buffalo will have been
covered by all the local media with the breathless adulation
usually reserved for a Papal visit. Bill Clinton is Democratic
Party superstar political royalty.
We can ’t tell you precisely what happened
because we had to have the paper into the printer on Wednesday
before Clinton got here. Maybe Bill slipped on some ice or
Hillary passed out again, we can only hope an unforeseen calamity
befell the posers from Arkansas. Barring that delicious scenario
we have a pretty good idea that it was a nauseating display
of Democratic Party hero worship of a man that deserves more
scorn than accolades. The events of the day were just another
episode of the saccharine self-delusional tripe the passes
for political theater these sad days. The party of the people,
of FDR and the hope for a better life for all Americans have
become just the other party in malevolent pursuit of political
power. And their fans love them for it and it showed Wednesday.
The party faithful cheered and screamed
like they were teenagers at a Jessica Simpson con cert as
Bill and Hillary smiled, waved and worked the crowd. They
both spoke briefly encouraging the Buffalo crowd to remain
vigilant and that better times were on the horizon. Better
schools, good jobs and affordable health care were soon to
come for all hard working people of our fair city. They both
ignored any questions about the failed war in Iraq except
to praise the troops and assure us of victory would come with
determined Democratic leadership. Every Democratic politician
from here to Rochester was in attendance and jockeyed for
position relentlessly trying to get themselves photographed
shaking hands with Bill Clinton, the best President ever.
Byron Brown came up to Bill and he thought he was Eddy Murphy.
Everyone laughed. Motorcades and police escorts zoomed through
the city streets and everyone didn’t mind the inconvenience.
Even the Sabres fans welcomed the former President and the
next Democratic Presidential candidate.
When the day was done Democrats across
Western New York reflected on their good fortune. Bill Clinton
was here and he said everything was going to be just fine.
The sheer idiocy of these thoughts didn’t register with the
happy Democrats. So what if we ’re ignoring reality in the
face of superfluous spectacle? Bill Clinton said the American
people and the people of Buffalo will be fine and that ’s
enough isn’t it? He wouldn’t lie to us would he?
President Clinton is idolized by the
Democratic Party because he was their last big win. In a country
where winning is every thing that is the only justification
for him being held in such high regard. It is likewise the
myth that many Democrats hope will shine divine light on Hillary
’s chances of becoming president in 2008.
The fact of the matter is Bill and Hillary
are both craven political prostitutes. It ’s true that the
Clinton presidency has elevated the couple to superstar status
but even superstar prostitutes are still prostitutes. The
fact is that the Democratic Party has become the other party
of privilege. Their dual primary concerns are getting elected
and raising money to get elected. The Clintons came to Buffalo
and recharged the batteries of their Democratic supporters.
Bill Clinton was here, he was real and all the trusting Democrats
were part of that little bit of history. It will not occur
to them that this is exactly why we have become a country
that has lost all it ’s dignity and a country that has lost
any opposition to the malevolent designs of the well placed
and well heeled.
JACK AT IT AGAIN
may remember Jack Davis as the septuagenarian Republican
turned Democrat that gave the merchant of slime Congressman
Tom Reynolds a bit of a fight in the 2004 Congressional race.
On November 30th the Buffalo News got an early Christmas present
in the form of a $15, 000 full page political advertisement
from old Jack and his recently minted Save American Jobs Party.
Then that Sunday, December 4th, the News ’, seemingly akin
to the pay for favorable coverage scam that a week earlier
the News faulted douche bag Joe Illuzzi and his pals for running,
ran a favorable piece on Davis.
Whores of a different color? The News
’local political reporter, Bob Mr. Potato Head McCarthy, penned
the piece about Davis in his typical doltish manner and maybe
being somewhat aware of the Illuzzi implication made a candy-assed
effort to appear objective. (See endnote below) News ’fellatio
aside Davis looks like he ’s going to take another run at
Reynolds but why is he wasting money on the News?
We first told you about Davis in November
2003 in issue 27 when he got himself thrown out of a Dick
Cheney fund-raiser at the Park Lane for having the audacity
to suggest that the administration should reconsider its free
trade position. Back then we said “Davis wants to put tariffs
on goods from countries like China who have a huge work force
that are treated basically as slave labor and we can ’t compete
with that. I don ’t know what the answer to the problem is
but at least Mr. Davis is demanding the issue be addressed.
” When we wrote about Davis back then we were hoping that
the old rich Republican ’s anger would morph into rationale
outspoken criticism of the globalization myth.
Unfortunately he hasn’t refined his message
much in the intervening two years despite the $1, 000, 000
he spent challenging Reynolds in 2004. His ad in the News
was a 1, 500+word poorly written world according to Jack screed.
We realize that maybe he wanted it to look like the ad was
a Buffalo News article and therefore he had to dumb it down
but it came off as a lackluster economics treatise.
We said Davis ’anti-globalization message
was important when we first wrote about him. “It ’s (free
trade) probably the most important issue facing us as citizens
of America today. “ Unfortunately Davis ’2004 campaign and
where he seems has a large dose of xenophobia. Davis doesn’t
see is that it isn’t about attacking other countries no matter
how brutal they are. It ’s about what we do here to constrain
the mostly American corporations that are running amok. As
we said back then “it boils down to whether we want to govern
ourselves or to be governed by unaccountable multi-national
We nevertheless wish Davis well in his
race against Reynolds. Tom Reynolds is our own Tom Delay in
waiting, i. e. a fucking worthless piece of shit. If Davis
is going to give Reynolds a fight, however, he ’s going to
have to come up with a better plan than paying the News for
expensive ads in return for lukewarm praise. I have an idea
Jack; spend your money on the Beast.
Bob McCarthy you are so full of shit! There is absolutely
no support for your contention in the Davis piece where you
say, "Reynolds has never epitomized the free trader philosophy.
He raised questions about some aspects of globalization in
2003 before anyone outside of Akron ever head of Jack Davis."
This is complete unadulterated bullshit and you know it! The
first time that swine Reynolds ever mollified his ardent support
for all that is free trade was after Davis got thrown out
of the Reynolds sponsored Cheney fund-raiser on November 18,
2003. More than a month later on December 30, 2003 you wrote
in the News, "Politicians Feel the Impact of NAFTA,"
and this is what you said about your pig faced friend Reynolds.
“Even some of Congress’ most conservative Republicans, however,
such as Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds of Clarence, are coming to
new positions. Reynolds has become more vocal in recent months
about the need to include treaty safeguards that don ’t hand
automatic advantages to foreign competitors. ”I consider myself
a free-trade guy, but I also want to see fair trade, ”he said,
pointing to problems that Buffalo ’s Eastman Machine Co. has
faced from Chinese companies essentially copying Eastman designs
and selling them worldwide at substantially lower prices.
” Reynolds was doing nothing more than being his usual amoral
political self and trying to mollycoddle his disenchanted
supporters as a result of Davis ’attack. You suck McCarthy,
you and Illuzzi should get together and share a few whorror