Tuesday, March 01, 2016

...And We Shall Be Greeted As Urinators*



Peter "PNAC's Bitch" Beinart (h/t the late Steve Gilliard) is a young man with many ideas.

Many terrible ideas.

And, as Bill Moyers noted in "Buying the War" back in 2007, Mr. Beinart is also one of that constellation of special, connected people who got the most important public position of their lives enthusiastically, profitably and spectacularly wrong, and yet still somehow never miss a meal.
...
ERIC BOEHLERT: And it's astonishing to see them still on TV invited on as experts in the region.

BILL MOYERS: IT'S TRUE, SO MANY OF THE ADVOCATES AND APOLOGISTS FOR THE WAR ARE STILL FLOURISHING IN THE MEDIA...

BILL KRISTOL AND PETER BEINART, FOR EXAMPLE, ARE NOW REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS TO TIME MAGAZINE, WHICH HAS BEEN LAYING OFF DOZENS OF REPORTERS.

BILL MOYERS: And remember this brilliant line?

PRESIDENT BUSH: We cannot wait for the final proof: the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

BILL MOYERS: THE MAN WHO CAME UP WITH IT WAS MICHAEL GERSON. PRESIDENT BUSH'S TOP SPEECHWRITER. HE HAS LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAS BEEN HIRED BY THE WASHINGTON POST AS A COLUMNIST.
Somehow, Peter Beinart also still considers himself a "Liberal", which. hey, who am I to judge how people want to self-identify?  If Mr. Beinart wants to be called a "liberal" or Ron Fournier wants to be called a "journalist" instead of a "skeezy Both Siderist hobgoblin" or Dick Cheney would prefer to be considered a "human" and not a "soul-dead, life-destroying ghoul", well for the time being it's still a free country.

So the "liberal" Peter Beinart has another terrible idea.

Wanna hear it?

Sure you do.

You know that mob of racist meatbags who have been working really hard to screw up our country for the last 40 years?  The ones who have built an electoral juggernaut and a media empire out of calling people like you dirty, stinking, America-hating, terrorist-loving commie traitors every day of your adult life.

Well Mr. Beinart thinks it would be a real swell idea for us Liberals drop trou, bend over and offer the shallow, bigoted, turd-clotted end of the America political gene pool an electoral pityfuck for, y'know...the good of the country.

Why Liberals Should Vote for Marco Rubio

Democrats must do everything they can to prevent Donald Trump’s nomination—like supporting the one man with a chance to beat him.
So, three things.

First, this really is just the worst idea I have heard in a very long time.

Second, Mr. Beinart got paid for it.

Third, when Mr. Beinart repudiates his terrible idea at some point in the near future, he will be paid for that too,

Because there is still a club.

And you are still not in it.


*What is a "Urinator: you ask?  It's a device to help someone who has a sudden and urgent need to pass a urine test, but since their pee in its natural state would get a narwhal high, need some artificial assistance to cheat their way around that particular employment barrier.  

7 comments:

Lit3Bolt said...

...All the whores and politicians will shout "Save us!"

And I'll whisper...

"No."

keith gargus said...

Beinart is a liberal in the same way Hitler was a socialist.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Lit3Bolt, everyone has that one off by heart, but nobody remembers the truly essential Rorschach quotes:

"Beneath me, this awful city, it screams like an abattoir full of retarded children."
and
"American love: like Coke in green glass bottles... they don't make it anymore."

Also, my good friend John Scalzi* mentions Beinart's column passim in his latest post, in which (as you can see from the URL) he goes Full Drifty:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/03/01/dear-gop-we-cant-save-you-if-you-wont-save-yourself/

(* Seriously, I go back to 1996 and pillorying the Jolly Roger with him. In the immortal words of Madonna on Nile "Boom" Rodgers, I knew him before the butter dripped off his noodle.)

steeve said...

Well, i still think Rubio would be easier to beat in the general than Trump, because Trump would bring in apolitical celebheads. So if he's talking about democrats voting Rubio in primaries where it's allowed, he might be right.

It depends on whether a Trump nomination would end the republican party. I'm betting no - the establishment will kiss his ass and keep chugging along.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Speaking of narwhals who seem to be high...

(May be NSFW, depending on your workplace) ^__^

Potomacker said...

Beinart labels himself a liberal because as a Zionist he feels guilty for all the mudered Palestinian children upon occasion.

Mister Roboto said...

According to The Advocate magazine, Marco Rubio's America would be Hell for LGBT people.