Monday, January 07, 2013

Hilariously Clueless Shit Andrew Sullivan Says, Ctd.

"Which is to say, as Chuck Todd said this morning, [the Hagel] nomination is about accountability for the Iraq War. All those ducking responsibility for the calamity - Abrams, Kristol, Stephens - are determined that those of us honest enough to resist, having supported in the first place, be erased from history. Or smeared as anti-Semites. Or given that epithet which impresses them but baffles me: "outside the mainstream".

-- Andrew Sullivan, 01/07/13
I don't know which is funnier: the fact that a man who continues to peddle the fantasy that the madness and bigotry of the Right is the result of some betrayal of a fictional "real Conservatism" that existed in the Land Before Time --
 In that sense, what America truly lacks right now is a real conservative: a Thatcher figure who can insist that things have to paid for or cut, and that you cannot have it both ways. 
-- continues to whine about other people rewriting history to cast themselves as heroes...or that Mr. Sullivan's gargantuan narcissism continues to render him pathologically unable to form his mouth the say five simple words:
Liberals were right all along
What once wag used to refer to as "Pineapple Ice Cream Conservatism":
Mr. Sullivan's Conservatism is identical to Mr. Brooks' Moderation in that their respective ideological systems amount to little more than what is convenient and enjoyable for each man to believe at any given moment.  
If Mr. Sullivan suddenly developed a taste for pineapple ice cream, within a week he would be penning columns about how "Liking Pineapple Ice Cream" is a cardinal Conservative value because of something something Edmund Burke.  If he got sick on bad Thai food, we would suddenly see a spate of columns discussing bad Thai food and how it is something that only extreme Christianists or Left Liberal would ever put in their mouths.
On the other hand, that Comforting Revisionist Dollar 
We promised to keep you informed about progress. Over the weekend, we passed the critical, symbolic figure of $420,000. At last count this afternoon, we're at $440,000 in pre-subscriptions. That's a staggering number in less than a week.
 continues to be an excellent dollar.


Bukko Canukko said...

What's critical and symbolic about $420,000? Unless it's 1,000 times "4:20", the symbolic time when stoners light up their joints.

Anonymous said...

Actually, my first thought was that it was a 4:20 joke as well. Isn't Sullivan pro-pot? I know its use is more common in the gay community.


Rehctaw said...

Were we to reconcile the distance separating where we are from a)where we were told we were going, and b)the dysfunctional place in which we presently reside, then dutifully doled out "responsibility shares" to the navigation crew for the stupefying errors in basic math...

In a less civilized world those, like Andrew Sullivan Superstar, who are squatting on territory and resources without merit or legitimate claim would be occupying pike-heads.

Instead, he has designed a clever escape pod, that his pig-stupid willingly finance, while he frantically rewrites history trying to scrub off his own stench from the outcomes.

That's the American Way that he waved his pom-poms to bring about, for which he now deserves his just rewards?

Being less wrong now shouldn't matter. Reparations are required. Punishment should fit the crime.
He should be in stocks in the public square, with his body of work on display. Those are his credentials. His bona fides. His patents of nobility. His provenance. His tasty creations. He should eat every word.

Fritz Strand said...

Being a D.C. native, I finally had enough of our MSM about the time of the Iranian crisis and looked for other sources of information. I landed on what was the then 'The Manchester Guardian Weekly' (The BBC was/is still to close to their Government). Over the years The Guardian has redeems itself time and time again.

Believe it or not I am not an Anglophile, but I have followed what is going on over there to some extend since the mid 70's.

Sullivan appealing to an Olmypian god of Conservatism, is clearing counting on American's have no idea what Thatcher was all about. He clearly has no memory. I know, big surprise.

Romney behind closed doors class warfare is about as close as we can get to the brutality of the Thatcherite vision.

Chris Landee said...

Mr Sullivan initially criticized the Iraq War?

"The middle part of the country — the great red zone that voted for Bush — is clearly ready for war. The decadent Left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead — and may well mount what amounts to a fifth column."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Someone's trespassing on yer turf, driftglass.

Pinkamena Panic said...

Bukko & Anon,

Mentioning 420 but not 42? I figure it's proof that money - that crook'd revisionist dollar - is the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Bukko Canukko said...

OMG! I never made the connection that 420 is 10 times the 42! No wonder it's so wonderful. I'd break out the bong right now -- no sarcasm intended -- except I just finished a 12-hour midnight shift and I've gotta get some sleep before I take a redeye flight to Montreal @ 2330 to kick off a 10-day mini-vacation, and I've gotta get some sleep. Which is why I took a Benadryl, some melatonin and am drinking Crown Royal. My frickin' brain does not shut down easy.