Friday, October 26, 2012

Silly Shit Andrew Sullivan Says, Ctd

Peggy Noonan, Busted 
A reader writes:
You overlooked a notable attendee of Obama's January 2009 conservative dinner:
"Obama Tuesday night trekked to the Chevy Chase, Md., home of conservative columnist George F. Will to talk politics and get to know some of his fiercest intellectual adversaries: Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Larry Kudlow, David Brooks, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Paul Gigot."
This is the same Peggy Noonan who wrote today:
Obama misread his Republican opponents from day one. If he had been large-spirited and conciliatory he would have effectively undercut them, and kept them from uniting.
A woman who personally experienced Obama's early outreach to the right now insists he did nothing of the kind. Romnesia? Or just another massive fucking lie?

It doesn't matter how much or how often she or her fellow Conservative travelers lie, Andrew.

For reasons that no one in your business will reveal to us peons and pea-pickers, these liars and frauds  all have jobs-for-life at the apex of American political media.

They shape our national narrative, declare "true" and "Serious" whatever momentarily pleases them and "false" and "shrill" and "irrelevant" whatever embarrasses or inconveniences them and there currently exists no effective means for stopping them or calling them out.

Along with the existence of tens of millions of fanatical bigots and dolts who hate us Liberals and our black Socialist Kenyan President so hard they'd vote to burn the country to the ground if they thought it would make us cry, this debased media fraud-mill that panders to them is no accident.

This is the American Conservative Movement triumphant.


But what really makes me positively whoop whoop whoop with laughter?

From Mr. Sullivan (emphasis added):
There was plenty of compromise by Obama from the beginning, both symbolically and substantively. But a Republican decision was made that, even in the worst recession since the 1930s (whose impact on unemployment was devastating) not a single Republican House vote would go for the stimulus. 
It shocked me at the time, coming so soon after such a big election. 
I was naive enough to think that an emergency action... 
I naively believed that just as a group of Democrats had supported Ronald Reagan's massive tax...
Instead, they set out from Day One to destroy him, because they knew that if his moderation and modern cultural identity succeeded, their reactionary radicalism would be sidelined for good. 
From a hut-dwelling eremite or elderly shut-in or burger flipper working at Sisterfuck, Arkansas' second-best Denny's, such infantile naivete might be excusable.  Even charming.

But for Tina Brown's pet public Conservative intellectual to refuse to notice the real nature of that Movement until 10 minutes ago?   For Chris Matthews' favorite "Genus!  No!  Really! Andrew, you're just a genius about this stuff!" to miss it?  For someone who has been loudly and publicly active up to his chin-whiskers in the Conservative Movement since the days Ronald Reagan strode the Earth to completely fail to understand the woof and warp of the American Conservative movement?  To miss it and then try to plea bargain this stunningly disqualifying blindness down to a simple charge of shock and naivete?

For his sins, a judge has sentenced Mr. Sullivan to perform 30 minutes of community service: this Sunday he will be forced to join such intellectual Titans as George Will and Newt Fucking Gingrich on "This Week" to impart his mighty shocked, naive wisdom to an America he clearly does not (to quote Newt) Fundamentally, Basically understand.

And so it goes.


Anonymous said...

Part of me would love to see Sullivan try to take on Gingrich. One of two things would happen.

1) Newt would reach out his clawed hand, invoke Nyarlathotep, rip Sullivan's still-beating heart from his body from across the table with the power of his dark arcanabula, and feast upon it.

2) There would be a fight. In the heat of the moment, Sullivan would mention THOSE camera phone pictures from that black party at Fire Island. Everyone would suddenly stop in wide-eyed horror that they were mentioned. The station would cut to a stream feed from The Weather Channel.

Either one would amuse me.


Anonymous said...

A woman who personally experienced Obama's early outreach to the right now insists he did nothing of the kind.

She's professional liar. This is the same Magic Dolphin Lady who in 2008 praised the awesomeness of Sarah Palin on camera, then as soon as she *thought* the mike was was off pondered her disbelief at how the Repukes could run such a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

"Peggy Noonan, Busted"

Jeez, yet another example of Noonan-busting....

DAY said...

It ain't Andrew's naivete I find shocking- it is President Obama's!
He came into office without the necessary years of political in-fighting, and looked at his new job with starry eyed optimism.
As President Jack Nicholson said, in Mars Attacks, "Why can't we all just get along?"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

our black Socialist Kenyan President

If only it were so...

blackdaug said...

"...he will be forced to join such intellectual Titans as George Will and Newt Fucking Gingrich on "This Week".."
Apparently, George Stephenopolus not only sold his soul, but those of his progeny for the next three generations.
He will hold some kind of Guinness world record as "man most seriously and continuously angry about a blow job not administered by his wife to the mailman".
Men who have lost their junk in b.j. accidents look at George and say.."hell man..just let it go!"
Please tell me Krugman will be there to slap those lightweights around...No?
Oh well, I guess ADM has to have someplace to park their testicles.
Because God knows, if it's Sunday, we all need to feel better about large scale food poisoning ..

daver said...

You could use Toad Suck, Arkansas occasionally for variety. It has the advantage of being a real place.

Monkey's Eyebrow, KY also made the top 10:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Romnesia? Or just another massive fucking lie?

I vote blackout.

Neo Tuxedo said...

This is the American Conservative Movement triumphant.


Or, as the zombie-eyed granny-starver's favorite author put it:

"You have destroyed all that you held to be evil and achieved all that you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? This world is not the product of your sins, it is the product and the image of your virtues. It is your moral ideal brought into reality in its full and final perfection."