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The Republican Attack On Crony Capitalism (Part 1)

He appeared to talk and behave like one of those slick, cussing comfort, we-control-the-market, wheeler-dealer smiling phonies of a certain generation of the parasitic professional ‘progressive’ political class which, under pretence of noble social ideals, cultivated and gorged atop the distended belly of a now mechanically ventilated welfare-state-on-deficit-life-support. I have nothing against the man personally. I just prefer the trim, intelligent-looking, practical, and modest man-with-a-believable-vision who talked seriously opposite.

During last Thursday’s Vice-Presidential Debate there were some awkward moments. Here’s a deflating segment which I will use as springboard.

REP. RYAN: Crony capitalism -- (inaudible).
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: -- months and months. They found no evidence of cronyism. And I love my friend here. I -- I’m not allowed to show letters, but go on our website: He sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of Wisconsin? We sent millions of dollars. You know why he said he needed ...
REP. RYAN: On two occasions, we -- we -- we advocated for constituents who were applying for grants.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: (Chuckles.)

“I love my friend here”? That’s a statement of corny unedifying phoniness. It's not phony like crony --