Woke up feeling less than positive about our “job creator” friends. So this song was a natural: Mick Jagger’s “Memo From Turner,” from the 1970 movie Performance. That’s Ry Cooder on the slide guitar.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.