December 4, 2003
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Tim Timken
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome to the 10th Edition of the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
You know, the clearest way to understand Republican hypocrisy is to talk about the subject nearest and closest to their greedy little black hearts: money; big money; BIG greed-filled roll-the-homeless-for-a-buck kind of money.
Let's start with a simple analogy: In exchange for money, a prostitute has sex with a "John" (or, in China, a "Neil Bush"). It's just like that for the Republicans, except the money the GOP gets from their corporate Johns is returned in highly lucrative contracts to rebuild Iraq, which was just destroyed with planes, boats and bombs built by other GOP contributors.
But here's the difference: Street walkers charge chump change compared to the cash you'll have to fork over for access to the Bush Cartel orgy of government contracts. If you want to suckle at the teats of the Bush administration, you gotta dig deep, starting with the $100,000 Bush/Cheney Pioneers, the nom-de-John for "we'll call you when the next no-bid contract comes up." From there it just gets grotesque, about $200 MILLION grotesque, which is the amount of payola Bush and Cheney are expected to raise to buy the 2004 election.
Which leads us right to this week's GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Ohio Business Tycoon, Tim Timken, one of President Bush's favorite Buckeye State Johns, uh, fundraisers and the man who recently helped raise $750,000 for Bush and Cheney.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, while "Hosting a $2,000-per-person event Monday featuring Vice President Dick Cheney, Timken told an audience of Cleveland's wealthiest business and civic leaders that such money was intended to 'subvert democracy' and was an 'attempt to buy democracy.'"
The quote goes on.
"Timken, of course, wasn't talking about his money, or that of other Republicans who filled a banquet room at the Cleveland Clinic's InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center. He was referring to more than $12 million that liberal philanthropist and billionaire Peter Lewis has pledged to give to organizations such as MoveOn.org that oppose the president."
Thank you Cleveland Plain Dealer for the reporting, and thank you Tim Timken for not understanding irony, yet providing for us another glimpse at the grossest of Republican hypocrisies, decrying big dollar campaigning while passing a TWO GRAND a plate hat for Dick Cheney.
See, Republicans who claim that big money subverts democracy are like hookers who claim that money ruins sex. That's because for Bush fat cats, big money EQUALS democracy.
Timken's hypocritical statements are simply an attempt to deflect the true meaning of his fundraising activities, find as many Johns as the Bush prostitutes can handle.
Until next week, just remember the BuzzFlash.com motto: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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