May
19
2014

Quote of the Day, @jonahgoldberg Offers A Smart Suggestion Edition.

Like he does.

A friend of mine made a good point recently. People should stop referring to the “Koch brothers.” It makes them sound nefarious. We should call them by their names. And it’s true when you think about it; for some reason the “brothers” label sounds more nefarious, like the “Stinking Diaz Brothers” from Scarface, or the “Malachi Brothers” from Happy Days, or the “Montirez Brothers” from Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, or the “Slade Brothers” from Working Girl. Well, you get the point.

I’m guilty of this myself.

6 Comments

  • Steve in Greensboro says:

    Or, perhaps we could all just ignore Harry Reid, or if forced to pay attention to him, merely point and laugh.

    That’s what I do.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      You’re not a Senator who can’t get amendments passed or considered because Harry Reid filled up the tree.

      This is a real problem, in other words. Pointing and laughing at somebody only works when that person is vulnerable, and the only way that Harry Reid will become vulnerable is if he stops being Senate Majority Leader. Since the Democrats apparently don’t want to do that, I guess then it’s up to the GOP.

      • Steve in Greensboro says:

        10-4.

        But Mr. Goldberg’s response seems soft. Something more “nuclear” seems to be right response, along the lines of Congressman Gowdy’s kickoff to the Benghazi hearings.

        Isn’t there a public policy component to the Senate Majority Leader demonizing private individuals because of their participation in the political process. Couldn’t the House investigate this horrible discrimination? This could be combined with hearings on the corruption that is endemic in the IRS.

        But no thinking person believes that Harry Reid tells the truth. I doubt he even knows what it is.

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    We could also add the Wachowski brothers, if they were still the Wachowski brothers.

  • Darin_H says:

    No “Menendez Brothers” mention?

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    I initially confused the Koch Brothers, given their philanthropic donations to opera and the arts, with that old European label, Koch Int’L Classics, which released some very fine CDs. How could I hate them after that?

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