The death of Margaret Thatcher gives Mr. Sullivan an opening to get back to being his favorite self: a whiny, Conservative twat.
There should be no phony squelching of debate or universal deference when someone of Thatcher’s stature dies. But there are some limits in decency. Death-parties? Misogynist placards? They remind me one reason why I was a Thatcherite in the first place. The ugly extremism of her opposition.
And based on this bold statement of principles, one can only assume that it was his deep, Thatcherite horror of bilious extremism that led Young Andrew Sullivan to come to our fair shores and fling himself into common Conservative cause with this guy:
And this guy
And these guys:
And this guy:
And these wretched clowns:
And this bottom-feeding gorgon:
And so many more.
So many, many more.
And remember, Mr. Sullivan did not merely take up their odious banner, carry their toxic water and lend his credibility to their degenerate cause, but stayed in their service year after year after year until all the flava had been chewed out of American Conservative Bubbliciou.
Which is why Mr. Sullivan has been working fast to reboot himself as a whiny, Centrist twat.
The howls from the left – has the Democratic party reverted to pre-Clinton brain-deadness so swiftly – confirm the constructive moderation. One reaction from the right, it seems to me, was so cynical, toxic and foul in its hypocrisy and bad faith … well it had to have happened in Washington.
Or maybe a whiny, Libertarian twat.
But maybe it’s because I’m a libertarian...
Because, yknow, those fucking Liberals!
...I have to say the sheer lack of any grace among some liberal commenters on what was an obvious outreach to African-Americans depresses me. Josh Marshall piles on:Yesterday morning Sen. Rand Paul went over to Howard University. And it didn’t go terribly well. One might say that’s only to be expected in a case like this – perhaps even the whole point – since the aim is to break the ice between communities either antagonistic to each other or thoroughly out of communication. But it’s more an example of what happens when a staunch conservative steps out of the GOP’s tightly-drawn racial nonsense bubble and hits an audience not dying to be convinced that the GOP’s problems with non-whites are the results of boffo misunderstandings about a Republican party that is actually the best thing that ever happened to black people.