“The Scream” painting (sold today for $120 million) reminds me of the GOP

"The Scream" painting by Edvard Munch was sold for nearly $120 million to an anonymous buyer Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York. Was the buyer perhaps one of the Koch brothers? I ask because when I look at the “The Scream” painting, I am reminded of the Republican Agenda of Fear.

Republicans have always used fear when campaigning for office and they keep using their scare tactics and ominous warnings in the 2012 election campaign: Democrats will raise your taxes!!! They will increase government regulation!  Increase the debt and cause a cataclysmic economic collapse that will make the earth shake under your feet! They will take your guns away and let terrorists and immigrant criminals flood your neighborhood, taking your jobs and killing your family! Democrats will pass laws that will kill babies, kill Jesus (he is already dead and resurrected but it may still work), will make your partner, your children and your whole redneck town gay! They will make the price of oil soar through the roof and force you to ride a bicycle to work and exercise, will force you to eat broccoli, and so on. I am sure you know a few more. There are so many.

For once I look with a bit of nostalgia to the Bush years: Republican fear mongering was limited to mentions of 911 and warnings of terrorist attacks.

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6 comments to “The Scream” painting (sold today for $120 million) reminds me of the GOP

  • CarolCarolina

    "For once I look with a bit of nostalgia to the Bush years…" SACRILIGE! As a democrat, thou shalt not be nostalgic ever of a Bush presidency.

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  • BC

    LOL – how you can politicize such a great work of art is beyond me.  As if the democrats have never sold anything on fear – be real – all politicians and political parties around the globe do this.
     
    Maybe Soros bought the painting as kind of a nostaglia piece to remind him of the horror of all the people in a given country after he illegally crushed their currency and stole purchasing power from an entire nation.

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    • diversity_usa

      Takes a Republican to repeat what other Republican say about Soros but does not make it true.

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      • BC

        Soros has broken security laws left and right.  Breaking the Bank of England and the Malaysian Ringgit for example.  France found him guilty of insider trading years ago, but because of his political connections he never goes to jail.  Kind of like how Corzine stole money from segregated accounts at MF Global to cover his gamble gone bad on European sovereign debt, but like Soros unclear that he will pay for violating security laws given his political connections.
         
        Certainly many on Wall Street have violated security laws though, but Soros is not someone you should be so quick to champion.  If you don't like the malfeasance on Wall Street backing him would serve to contradict such a position.  I'm not in the bag for either party and because many are both parties behave not in the interest of the populace.
         
        Unlike Robin Hood who stole from the rich and gave to the poor; Soros steals from the poor and keeps it for himself because when you break a currency you are stealing purchasing power from its people and this hurts the poor the most.
         
        So you're either for prosecuting those on Wall Street that break security laws or not.  This business of overlooking the sins of some because of their party affiliation is nonsense.  Democrat, Republican or anything else – break security laws and harm a great many then prosecute them and put them in jail.
         

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  • BC

    As for being alarmed about the debt being fear mongering – you need to take a class on economics and the bond market.  The Fed bought 61% of all Govt. debt issued by the Treasury in 2011 = printing money.  Given the spending levels and Fed Funds being pretty much at zero % it's the only way we can issue so much debt without failed auctions. 
     
    Who in their right mind would buy any treasury more than 2-3 years in maturity?  Outside of the very real risk of default if you consider printing based inflation the investor will lose their shirt on the principal.  Do you really think that 2% on a 10 year and 3.125% on a 30 year is is representative of the risk?
     
    The problem with printing longer term is the more you do it the harder it is to ever stop printing.  To a degree this is a goal though.  The debt becomes more manageable with inflation.  Just think it's hard to manage inflation given the oil component.
     
    As for the cost of oil – it's due to both Repub/Dem spending and the printing being used to sustain it.

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