Sheldon Adelson, a Billionaire, Gives Gingrich a Big Lift – NYTimes.com. Welcome to the New America and checkbook democracy. And, yes, it would still be fucked-up even if it was a rich liberal giving cash to a Democrat.
. . . class warfare with the stentorian pages of the New York Times editorial pages. This morning Brooks & Cohen are extolling the virtues of British Tory austerity. Since Paul Ryan turned out to be not quite so serious-minded & mature as Brooks thought a couple of weeks ago, it now looks as if the American working classes are supposed to accept the gutting of “entitlements” because it is so very British. Stiff upper lip & all that.
Here is the story from Reuters. For Whitman there was little distinction between poetry & politics.