Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Feature Not a Bug

Remember back in the late 1920s last year when the National Review was forced to issue a shocked, terse, indignant "apology" after "discovering" that National Review contributor John Derbyshire was a giant racist assbag?

Somehow, using the very latest in stealth technology, giant racist assbag John Derbyshire had burrowed unnoticed into the very heart of the culture of polite, civil collegiality that the National Review is known for.

Then, after a thoroughgoing in-house review, National Review auditors discovered this once-in-a-generation lapse in its otherwise sterling record of Conservative prudence and fact-based reportage.  Steps Were Taken!  And Mr. Derbyshire was shown the door.

Then, remember how, 40 years later in the mid 1960s a week later, the National Review was forced to issue another shocked, terse, indignant "apology" after "discovering" that National Review contributor Robert Weissberg was a giant racist assbag?

Somehow, using the very latest in mind control techniques, giant racist assbag Robert Weissberg had insinuated himself into the National Review's famed poet/monk culture of thoughtful public policy analysis.

Then, after wrenching Tiger Team deep-dive into the very soul of National Review, Rich Lowry once again purged another once-in-a-generation outlier from his midst and
pronounced his house once-and-forever clean.

So imagine my surprise when, in an attempt to clear my head (which had been dizzified by the shocking!! revelation that the Heritage Foundation had hired a Mr. Jason Richwine to apply his own rustic perspectives on racial superiority to their "study" on the effects of immigration) with a dose of sober, clear-eyed thinkng, I paid a visit to the now totally-not-racist-friendly National Review only to discover this snariling out at me from the front page,
The Crucifixion of Jason Richwine

No researcher is safe if this smear campaign succeeds.

By Michelle Malkin

How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low: They’ve shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League–trained quantitative analyst a “racist” and will stop at nothing to destroy his career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal-alien benefits bonanza.

The smug dismissal of Richwine’s credentials and scholarship is to be expected from liberal hacks and clown operatives. But a reckless and cowardly pile-up of knee-jerk dilettantes on the right — including former McCain campaign co-chairman Ana Navarro and conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin — have joined the character assassins of the Soros-sphere, MSNBC, and Mother Jones in deeming Richwine a “racist.” The drooling attack dogs of the far-left blog Daily Kos have now launched a pressure campaign against the Kennedy School...
and this staring back at me from the Authors/Contributors page.

I can only assume that, having discovered yet another once-in-a-generation lapse in the security perimeter surrounding his Conservative Algonquin Round Table, Mr. Lowry has gone into seclusion to contemplate why his special happy place seems to draw bigots and imbeciles like shit draws flies.

Or maybe not:

Have I mentioned lately that there is a Club?
Have I mentioned lately that you are not in it?


Neo Tuxedo said...

Never mind his gigantic racist assbaggery; The Derb should've been fired after he lamented that we didn't have a culture of filial culpability like they have in China, so we couldn't execute Chelsea Clinton until after she committed whatever crime she was inevitably going to commit as a result of having two career criminals for parents. And by "fired" I of course mean "dragged naked through flaming walls of rabid rattlesnakes".

Steve J. said...

The smug dismissal of Richwine’s credentials and scholarship is to be expected from...

Rush Limbuagh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck.

JerryB said...

I think it's kinda precious the way they keep discovering gambling at Ricks and the utter dismay that folks get so upset about it. Michele is a "special" case of course. She assumes that because of her ethnicity, no one would dare call her a racist, so she feels free to wallow in the slime expecting to come out shiny and clean.

I stopped being surprised by it after Pat Buchanan's '92 convention speech. What a crescendo of hate that was.

Neo Tuxedo said...

I've never actually heard Buchanan's speech, just Molly Ivins' observation that it must've sounded better in the original German. (Ah, Molly, thou shouldst be living at this hour, for damn do we have need of thee.) On a scale of 1 to "socialist, anti-family movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians", how bad did it really be?

Anonymous said...

I also can't help but notice that the person with the stereotypical Jewish name organizes the "races" by intelligence with Jews at the top, then Asian Americans, then "non-Jewish whites". (Interesting also in part because Jews were not considered whites until the onset of the Civil Rights movement.)

So, we should listen to his racist dreck because he's Jewish?

I also wonder how these people deal with the relatively large Jewish populations in Ethiopia. Are they only intelligent if kept on a strict diet avoiding cheap malt beer and sour apple Jolly Ranchers?


Unknown said...

Apparently it was beyond David Gregory's extremely minimal critical skills to discern that Rich Lowry, literally, said nothing directly about Jason Collins in this clip, while managing to slyly suggest that a sport dominated by blacks has a ``7th grade'' level of discourse.

Batocchio said...

Also, too.

(I'll add that the folks who pretend to be leftier-than-thou who pooh-pooh the evil of the Southern Strategy are self-absorbed idiots who can go fuck themselves.)