It’s 2010’s “Macaca Moment,” in which the insane Tennessee monster Harold Ford Junior calls Kirsten Gillibrand a “parakeet,” an East Indian slur against white women and how they have vaginas. Kirsten Gillibrand “fired back on Twitter,” wanting alllll of New York to know that she will not suffer this puerile attack on women!
Harold Ford is doing a good job pretend-running for senator. Specifically, he’s making wishy-washy Kirsten Gillibrand look like a pretty damn good candidate in comparison. For instance, did you even see what motherfucking Harold “I want to run in a New York state Democratic primary” Ford wrote in yesterday’s Times?
First, cut taxes for businesses — big and small — and find innovative ways to get Americans back to work. We can start by giving any companies that are less than five years old an exemption from payroll taxes for six months; extending the current capital gains and dividend tax rates through 2012; giving permanent tax credits for businesses that invest in research and development; and reducing the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent.
It’s that last one there that will endear liberal New Yorkers to this ex-Merrill Lynch vice president who took home millions in bonuses. But maybe it will, who knows? The best prediction in politics these days seems to be the most fucked-up one. Maybe he should campaign with Karl Rove on this platform, with a new piece of entrance music by Orrin Hatch called “America Is A Center-Right Nation, Sha Na Na, Drop Yr Pants.” They’d all win the co-presidency in the upcoming election of 2008!