Ratigan's rant managed to get airplay on nearly every progressive radio show on Wednesday. That included not just national progressive hosts as well.
This was not some simple, staged rant. It was obvious from listening and watching him, that he was genuinely angry. His anger was not directed at one party. It was directed at both parties, and one large complaint was one that has been voiced by many: the fact that if someone in Congress does something that goes against the wishes of a corporation, a large donor, etc. he may lose all his funding.
That means that Congress, Ratigan says, is powerless. Or rather, a Congress that won't do anything.
"I'm saying we've got a real problem, and I'm tired of Republicans and Democrats ... Republicans want to burn the place to the ground and Democrats, with all due respect, who want to offer a plan that gets it through the second term of their presidency and then screws me and my kids when it's over. [...]
"This is not some opinion. This is a mathematical fact. Tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America. Democrats aren't doing it, Republicans are not doing it. An entire integrated system, financial system, trading system, taxing system, that was created by both parties over a period of two decades, is at work on our entire country right now, and we're sitting here arguing about whether we should do the $4 trillion plan that kicks the can down the road for the president for 2017, or burn the place to the ground, both of which are reckless, irresponsible and STUPID.
"I have been coming on TV for 3 YEARS doing this and the fact of the matter is that there is a refusal on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle to acknowledge the mathematical problem, which is that the United States of America is being EXTRACTED - it's being extracted through banking, it's being extracted through trade, and it's being extracted through taxation and there's not a single politician that is willing to step forward, Susan, to deal with this."
There's a lot more. Watch it.