"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 -subscriptions. That's a staggering number in less than a week.
continues to be an excellent dollar.