TAXES ARE FOR DEMOCRATS  1:15 pm December 2, 2012

Senator Mike Lee Will Protect Poors By Protecting The Rich

by Kris E. Benson

Mike LeeHave you heard of Senator Mike Lee? Neither have we, all of these rich white guys look alike to us because we are reverse racist/sexists. Anyway, he has made it his business to stand out among the sea of white male GOP senators by going on Mike Huckabee’s radio show and something extra stupid (well, RELATIVELY extra stupid) about Poors and Job Creators and taxes.

LEE: People need to understand that the reason we worry about raising taxes on anyone – even raising taxes on the rich – it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich, it’s not that we’re concerned that the rich won’t be able to fend for themselves, because they will. It’s because we worry about the consequences that will inevitably result from that action and that will hit the poorest among us the hardest.

No of COURSE he isn’t looking out for the rich; he’s looking out for Grover Norquist, duh. HA just kidding, he’s looking out for the rich. Here he is, for example, on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” talking about how he wants to “broaden the base” and get some “revenue enhancements” by “closing loopholes” and “stabilizing” the revenue stream. And here his endorsement on the home page of the “Club for Growth.”
Anyway, thank GOD we Poors have Mike Lee looking out for us by looking out for the Job Creators.

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ChillBill November 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

From Wingnutia With Love.

Dashboard Buddha December 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm



SorosBot November 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

You know what might work even better than not being mean spirited for getting minorities to vote for you, Republicans? Not being giant super hardcore racists.

Cleopatriot November 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

These asscracks have been telling us this for how many years now? 100? And it's still a lie.

ttommyunger November 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Gosh Mike, did you get a bowl of soup with that tie?

glasspusher December 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Oh, but it looks good on him

ttommyunger December 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

It IS him!Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

Beowoof December 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Well yeah look at the evidence, tax cuts for the wealthy have ushered in a new era of prosperity for the wealthy. For everyone else you're fucked, but the wealthy are okay with that as they don't give a shit about you anyway.

1stNewtontheMoon December 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thank God* Romney won the election so we can institute his tax plan. Wait, what'?

*behind Jupiter on Kolob.

glasspusher December 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Jupiter is at opposition today, I think.

weejee December 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

This is kinda deja vu, all over again, too, also.

nounverb911 December 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Has the fat lady sung yet?

Callyson December 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I read this as "Has the fat lady snug yet?" Same difference, I think…

kittensdontlie December 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Those who fail to learn the history of blog posts, are doomed to repeat them.

FeloniousMonk December 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The Wonkette timeline has gotten wrinkled.

redarmyzombie December 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Quick, has anyone seen a blue box lying around?

An_Outhouse December 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Its the new servers. They won't fucking take orders.

Estproph November 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Donald Who?

nounverb911 December 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I hear Mitt's looking for someone to drive his elevator for him.

nounverb911 December 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Lee's "Trickle Down Economics" just got all over his pants leg.

BadKitty904 December 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

A cookie-cutter Repug – his lips moved, therefore he lied.

boskolives December 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

Good thing there aren't too many republican ventriloquists out there, they'd get away with a lot of lying until someone figured out that their lips not moving didn't mean they were telling the truth. Also.

PubOption December 2, 2012 at 1:24 pm

The backdrop in that photo clearly mentions the Republic Party. I'm surprised he had time to say anything at all, after going incandescent about the disrespect.

MaxNeanderthal December 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Dude bears a remarkable resemblance to Benitto Mussollini…? (Mussollini had a better suit, though)

nounverb911 December 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

At least Mussolini made the trains run on time.

M. Bouffant December 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Mussolini had better hair, too.

Barrelhse December 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I'd have to see him upside-down.

boskolives December 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

Be careful what you wish for, especially when dealing with republicans.

ManchuCandidate December 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Keep repeating the failed ideas, Peter Pan, er Mike. If you yell and scream loud enough then Low Taxes for Rich People Tinkerbell will fly.

Mumbletypeg December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

"And you'll get a shit sandwich.. and you get one and you, and also you…"

Dashboard Buddha December 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Here's something about "shit sandwiches" that always puzzled me. There's an old saying: Life is like a shit sandwich…the more bread you have the less shit you have to eat.

This can't be true. If I spread 5 ounces of shit on a slice of Wonder Bread and spread 5 ounces of shit an a full loaf of artisan sourdough bread, one is still eating a full 5 ounces of shit.

Rotundo_ December 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

More of a commentary on the shit-to-bread ratio than the actual quantity of shit. It is rather like the same turd landing in an individual jar of red sauce versus being distributed through the whole 500 gallon industrial batch about to be pureed into an indistinguishable pulp. If the slice is as thin as a Rye Krisp, you will probably notice it more than the peasant loaf. It is all about the threshold of perception in the poop in food scenario, which is why the problem usually doesn't come up in industrially produced food until some antibiotic resistant strain of E-Coli comes through the pipes so to speak. (Edited to add: With these guys, anyone below 100K a year will be guaranteed a mouthful of shit on every bite anyhow.)

RadioRaheem December 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

One thing for sure: these guys are full of shit.

Negropolis December 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

I thought the bread wa controlled for (i.e. same type of bread, but you just keep adding slices on top of slices.)

Barrelhse December 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I don't like bread.

smokefilledroommate December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Everything old is new again!

Close_Read December 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Help us help you.

Designer_Rants December 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Looks like the Cock Bros slipped another one by us after all.

Designer_Rants December 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Finally, someone to carry on the long tradition of the prosperity that Trickle Down Economics has brought us.

Callyson December 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Of course, Lee’s compassion for the poor does not extend to the actual government services that provide a safety net for those less fortunate. He voted for the House Republican budget that slashes low-income programs in order to finance the very tax breaks he supports. Lee also authored the Cut, Cap, and Balance constitutional amendment, a proposal so extreme that not even the GOP budget would go far enough in its cuts to be considered legal.

Oh, for fuck's sake.

BerkeleyBear December 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Well, don't forget this guy was the right wing TP darling who primaried Utah's long serving senator not named Orrin Hatch as too moderate. What else would you expect other than raving insanity?

BadKitty904 December 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Lee’s compassion for the poor does not extend to the actual poor, either.

Mittens Howell, III December 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

"It’s because we worry about the consequences that will inevitably result from that action"


mrpuma2u December 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Figures this tool is from Utah.

valthemus December 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Poor people are so immoral and icky! That's why the Lord hates them and makes their fast food job uniforms so unattractive. Poors should be on their polyester-clad knees worshiping Mike Lee!

"If you want to know how God feels about money just look at the sort of people he gives it to." – Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

BadKitty904 December 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Aw, dude, I *love* "To the Manor Born"!

"Democracy is all very well, but why give it to the people?"

WhatTheHeck December 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

“We conservatives believe that the Obama administration needs to give more tax credits to the energy and banking sectors because they will pass those savings down to those suckers who need help the most. Hahaha.”

Hera Sent Me December 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Their idea of creating jobs is hiring strike breakers. Their idea of making money is firing the strike breakers after the strike is broken.

Rotundo_ December 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I think even the least cynical have come to the conclusion that trying to sell tax cuts to the top two percent as an investment that will shower blessings down upon the poor is a load of shit and polls seem to bear this out. It is funny to see these assholes trying so hard to make the sale despite this. Bagdad Bob was delusional, these folks are a whole new step past that.

el_donaldo December 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Let's do the time warp again!

starfanglednut December 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

It's just a jump to the left.

freakishlywrong December 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Republicans: "Elections don't have consequences".

SayItWithWookies December 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Yeah it's such a tragedy that we don't live in a constitutional democracy with a strong central government that could possibly so something about our warped economic society and correct that imbalance — but since we're out of other options, why don't we just give this huge tax cut to these assholes here so they can hide their extra cash in the Cayman Islands? The poor can thank us later.

Schmannnity December 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

White, male, Republican senator goes on Huckabee and says something stupid. And in other breaking news, a man was bitten by a dog.

boskolives December 3, 2012 at 1:28 am

The world will end at 10 pm, video coverage on this even begins promptly at 11 pm on Fox!

BZ1 December 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

"it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich"! HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa …

bikerlaureate December 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm
People need to understand that the reason we worry about raising taxes on anyoneeven raising taxes on the rich – it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich….


BadKitty904 December 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm


HouseOfTheBlueLights December 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

No, all I had to do was look behind the lobbyist, and there they were!

cousinitt December 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Dear Sen. Lee, The word you are looking for is feudalism.

Now, piss off and let me get back to this lovely filth.

HouseOfTheBlueLights December 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

4TheTurnstiles December 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Dear Sen. Mike Lee,

"You want to fuck around with us? Not for long." –R. Vaneigem

Desperate people with nothing to lose are not exactly the right demographic to shit on. Especially in America, where we're not exactly unarmed (with votes).

jello_mold December 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

In direct experience and observation, these rich fucks act like the poorz can't understand fucking English speech, nevermind read or write it. Kinda ironic, no? No wonder they're so colossally stumped by the election. It's like we can read their minds or something.

Also, is there some kind of rw "brain chip of the month" club? Is there some center they go to – or does Fox have a special radio band that reprograms the chip? At Thanksgiving I had to endure a relative parrot every Fox talking point about "takers." A relative who lives on Social Security – color you surprised, right?

I'm composing a letter to the non insane member of the family, asking them to consider that if I didn't receive MediCal for my cancer treatment, I kinda doubt they'd be able to a goddamn thing for me. They seem to think my medical care comes from rainbow ponies.


JustPixelz December 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Sorry about the cancer.

Too bad we live in a nation that considers the life-and-death matter of health insurance a work-place benefit provided by private companies. And people who slip through those enormous cracks are disparaged as "takers" for the temerity of needing treatment.

jello_mold December 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Thank you very much – hard to express how much that means.

I can hardly wait for health care to get unhitched to employers. It's feudal. It's the major reason why we don't have the society we should – people with great ideas tethered to horrible jobs they have to keep to protect their families. Then no energy or money to work for themselves. It would be a big help if the capitalists decided to invest in truly small businesshahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Sorry.

Joshua Norton December 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich

Pshaw, I say. Pass the Grey Poupon, please.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

You got your deja vu in my schadenfreude!

BarackMyWorld December 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I want to meet this rich person who would actually close down all their money-making enterprises because they have to pay a slightly higher marginal tax rate on their record profits.

Pragmatist2 December 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

This disproves evolution. His father was Rex lee who was both smart AND decent.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

It's called "Regression towards mediocrity". Actually, this is regression way past mediocrity, but you have to expect the occasional freak of nature.

HouseOfTheBlueLights December 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Kinda like Romney…

ibwilliamsi December 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

He doesn't want "the poor" to trickle down on teh poorz.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

"The poor will have more if you tax the rich less." There are some lies that you can tell, and tell, and tell some more . . . but they don't become facts. This particular Grosse Lüge is one of them

rocktonsam December 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I thought the poors were protecting the rich.

at some point in time the bullshit these assholes believe will bite them in the ass, right?

or is it they really hate the 98%


southernboyman December 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Anyway to remove the echo chamber floor so these folks can fall into hell?

Wadisay December 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Mike Lee should do the decent thing and set fire to himself.

Dashboard Buddha December 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

With votes!

Monsieur_Grumpe December 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

That is kind cruel unless, of course, you give him an axe to help put out the fire.

BerkeleyBear December 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Dumbasses like this give conservatives a bad name. I know he's a tool in a lot of ways, but Cass Sunstein wrote a book back in 1999 with Stephen Holmes called The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes that asshats like Lee and Grover should be forced to read. Because if they don't pony up the goods and services for the poor, what, exactly, is the incentive of the poor to buy into society instead of, say, looting the gated communities (with votes)?

RadioRaheem December 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

So what he's basically saying is "eat the poorz!"

BadKitty904 December 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm


Meanwhile, in the alternate universe next door –

AlterNewt December 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Well you know, I hadn't thought of it that way.

SayItWithWookies December 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

You know who else only served one term in the legislature before leading his country?

Negropolis December 3, 2012 at 12:23 am

God love him; he can't help it. He was born with a silver dick in his skull.

Negropolis December 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Wonkette Jesus hath resurrected a post from the ashes. Praise be to Wonkette Jesus!

But, no, really, I forgot what I said on the previous iteration of this thing outside of the fact that I thought Mike Lee looks like a piggy-summabitch, which is both unfair and ungentlemanly…which makes it perfect for These Wonkettes.

Oh, and natch, we have to burn the poor to save the poor, because freedumb and job-creators and bullshit and stuff.

fuflans December 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

i'm not sure – if we needed a repost – i would select 'mike lee'.

but maybe that's just me.

RelicOven December 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

Where I come from, 'the poorest' are the people they tried to keep out with their utterly ridiculous boarder wall, and who they say are taking jobs from real 'Mericans, so this kind of goes right over my head.

Negropolis December 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

Yo, Mike, Imma let you finish, but Stan was the best Lee ever, of all time!

BaldarTFlagass December 3, 2012 at 7:42 am

Apparently, I'll be seeing everything twice now.

Terry December 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

They think people won't notice that the loopholes they want to close really just end tax deductions for poor and middle class people. They don't affect the rich folks much at all.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

I think a quote from that great 20th Century intellectual, the robot from Lost in Space, is fitting in this instance “Does not compute!”.

GeorgiaBurning December 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

and the guys who ran the Twinkie business into the ground deserve a bonus. Yeah,yeah yeah

DahBoner December 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Even brown dwarfs may grow rocky planets

Ho! May your gaming sack always be full….

Blunderthing December 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

There's gotta be some meat in the trough and guess who the meat is: Youse and meese.

fuflans December 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

so this mike lee post is what? like a ring of power? unless you destroy it in mt doom it never goes away?

Fare la Volpe December 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Replace "100" with "several thousand" and you just described religion.

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