March 17, 2013

Anti-Visigoth to hateful Hobbits: “Conservative Base Running Out of People to Purge”

Well, not really. I mean, there’s still you, Rick.

Granted, that would be myopic, incendiary, Visigothy — and punishing to someone who is a real thinker, not a rhetorical bomb-thrower with an axe to grind against we ridiculous, warped, dangerous True Believer TEA Party types, wallowing as we are in a stew of our own ignorance – but what the heck. It’s all-in time!

Plus, I’ve always wanted to wear a pirate hat and scare the monied gentry. BOO!

(h/t sdferr)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:00pm
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  1. First, the “liberal-lites.” Then, the moderate conservatives. Then, RINOs compromisers, pragmatists, intellectuals, pundits, those with Ivy League educations, GOP governors who expand Medicaid, senators who flip-flop on gay marriage, those who don’t hate Obama enough, and anyone named Romney.

    Must be a straw shortage at the PJ Tatler after Moran finished making all those men.

  2. Every so often he gets the urge to hide under his fainting couch.

  3. Well, what else are we going to blame defeat on? It couldn’t have been the 1980s era platform that Romney ran on. It couldn’t have been Todd Akin and his magical mystery womb. It couldn’t have been all those right wingers screaming about half the country getting a free ride at their expense. It couldn’t have been the half dozen cockamamie conspiracy theories invented about Obama.

    he forgets the last few days of the campaign when a stunned nation watched as Chris Christie dropped his drawers and offered his ample ass up to Obama for a jolly good rogering

    plus there was that bizarre Fox News benghazi fetish what made it utterly impossible for the Romney campaign, such as it was*, to drive any kind of economic narrative

    * once they’d lost their best media whore in the form of John Sununu, who had to be shit-canned for what he said about egregiously racist obamabitch Colin Powell, they lost the surrogate services of Chris Christie to his own obamalust, and damn it turned out for all of this Romney douchebag’s money they didn’t have a very deep surrogate bench – just a handful of forgettable morons really

  4. The issue is unity. Unless that can be achieved in the next few years, something simple and vital about America will be lost and we may never get it back.

    America lost something pretty damn simple and pretty damn vital when her food stamp-besotted populace voted to validate the regime of an economy-raping fascist I think.

    The stakes four years from now are vastly vastly less than they were last November.

    And there’s no amount of once more into the breach blah blah blah from your Morans or your Jeb Bush’s what will change that. This whorish little bitch of a country is going down.

  5. CPAC having spawned — intentionally or otherwise — a hearty pin-the-tail-on-the-jackass game, Byron York takes his own stab at it. They’s plenty of shit passin’ to go around, so this game’s gonna have legs longer than Andre the Giant’s (while we’re thinkin’ of drinkin’).

  6. The center is always to your left hobbits. The sweet spot compromise always requires giving up YOUR ideas, and then once we are established in the new center and ‘strengthened’ we can then begin the process of… being labeled extremists and cajoled and abusively compelled to move left once again. So do your part. Vote, send money, take the blame when we lose, and then STFU.

    Wotta deal!

  7. happyfeet says March 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    +1

    When you’re right, you’re right.

  8. “Benghazi fetish,” staunchyfeet?

    The GOP’s failure to find the there there with both hands, a GPS and a flashlight does not prove the there wasn’t there.

  9. sure there’s a there there but this campaign was never and was never going to be a referendum on benghazi

  10. CPAC proves — as if it still needed proving — that there is a strong vested interest in certain GOP quarters in preventing questions from being answered, and problems from being solved.

  11. I didn’t know Fox News was a GOP campaign operation. Should it be?

  12. The issue is unity. Unless that can be achieved in the next few years, something simple and vital about America will be lost and we may never get it back.

    So why does unity have to be around creeping me too statist douchebaggery and not free markets , personal liberty and a an uncompromising stand on our natural rights as men. Unless of course Mr Moran isn’t a man and just a court eunuch wanna be trying to get a gig at a bigger venue. Mr Moran better realize that we are quickly running out of hills to die on because of their tactical cowardice and abandonment of first principles. As Mr Goldstein is fond of saying “Losing more slowly is still losing” especially when the ruling class has melded into a Carroll Quigley-esque dystopia

    This is the “conservative” intelligenstia? Color me unimpressed.

  13. if a Team R nominee can’t even get its message out on Fox News it’s in big trouble I think

    they only have so many venues in which to make their case and to drive a narrative to compete with the one the candy crowley propaganda whores are driving

  14. America lost something pretty damn simple and pretty damn vital when her food stamp-besotted populace voted to validate the regime of an economy-raping fascist I think.

    VDH has the playbook on economy raping.

    Best Boehner can do is talk about his menstruation.

  15. The stakes four years from now are vastly vastly less than they were last November.

    And there’s no amount of once more into the breach blah blah blah from your Morans or your Jeb Bush’s what will change that. This whorish little bitch of a country is going down.

    Rock-bottom is made of rock. When we hit it, it’s gonna hurt. Hitting it is the only way we’re gonna recalibrate this mess.

  16. This is like the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks, a minority takes the power in a Party, kicks the majority to the curb and then calls itself the majority. All those that Chicago Rick names:

    [T]he “liberal-lites.”… the moderate conservatives. … RINOs compromisers, pragmatists, intellectuals, pundits, those with Ivy League educations, GOP governors who expand Medicaid, senators who flip-flop on gay marriage, those who don’t hate Obama enough, and anyone named Romney.
    [...]
    GOP political “consultants.

    Make up a few thousand people, but are the ones the media and the Party establishment consider the Republican leaders. They are the Al Sharpton’s for the white voters who don’t vote Democrat all the time.

    The only thing he gets right, and that like the Democrats is by way of projection is:

    Pretty soon, the Republicans will be able to hold their convention in a conference room at the Holiday Inn.

    Yep, they will all get to be big frogs in a tiny little pond which the press will call the second largest ocean in the whole of the political world.

    Rick gets to bring the donuts and serve the coffee.

  17. That piece by VDH is very good. Thanks, Lee.

  18. does anyone know what rickmoran stands for other than squishyness ?

  19. Rick gets to bring the donuts and serve the coffee.

    He can wear a short skirt and a tight tee-shirt when he does that.

  20. does anyone know what rickmoran stands for other than squishyness ?

    That’s one of them rhetorical thingers, ain’t it?

  21. is rickmoran the jazzshaw of pjmedia or is jazzshaw the rickmoran of hotair? whateverthecasemaybe, there’s only one frumster.

  22. I’m afraid that’s all invertebrate taxonomy to me, newrouter.

  23. and now for something completely different – a bald anus

    In her CPAC speech, Palin also criticized people such as Rove for overseeing elections but not standing as candidates, saying they should “buck up and run.” Rove explained that he didn’t think he, “sort of a balding fat guy,” would make a very good candidate, but then quipped that, “if I did run for office and win, I’d serve out my term” — mocking Sarah Palin’s decision to resign from the Alaska governorship in 2009.

    link

  24. Maybe all of us should sue Rove, see what he does with a million court summons…

  25. litigation can mean you end up having a lot of appointments when you’d rather be doing other stuff Mr. lee

    I gave a deposition once i know shit

  26. “Shoot the consultants”? The level of desperation to avoid looking in the mirror and assigning blame for defeat exactly where it belongs is getting comical. Mitt Romney deserves much disapprobation for his performance during the campaign. But when consultants are blamed for not calling Obama vicious enough names, or for not hitting him hard enough, or for failing to point out that the president is trying to destroy the country, you have reached a level of denial that is both unhealthy and disheartening.

    Who does Moron think was coaching Romney to use that strategy?

    And wasn’t Moron giving us hell for not going along with Romney and that strategy at the time? Because getting all mean and nasty was going to scare the poor moderates?

    Fuck that two faced little douchebag.

  27. i know shit

    As a stand alone comment, with no accent on any syllables, that’s the most honest and accurate thing you’ve said in 5 years.

    Well, non-cupcake related thing…

  28. you’re just saying that to be mean


  29. States to feds: Hands off our guns
    By Benjamin Goad – 03/17/13 06:00 AM ET

    A growing number of states are moving forward with legislation to exempt them from new federal gun controls and, in some cases, brand as criminals anyone who tries to enforce them.

    While many of the bills are considered symbolic or appear doomed to fail, the legislative explosion reflects a backlash against legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington to tamp down on gun violence.

    As of this week, at least 28 states had taken up consideration of gun bills this year, according to new data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. More than 70 bills have been put forward in all.”

    link

  30. What I find so funny is that Moran is the editor for American Thinker; he must find the people he edits absolutely unbearable to deal with.

    But anything for a buck, I guess.

  31. the legislative explosion reflects a backlash against legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington to tamp down on gun violence.

    that is a lie

    propaganda whore Benjamin Goad is lying to you

    I don’t know why he gotta be like that

  32. “In her CPAC speech, Palin also criticized people such as Rove for overseeing elections but not standing as candidates, saying they should “buck up and run.” Rove explained that he didn’t think he, “sort of a balding fat guy,” would make a very good candidate, but then quipped that, “if I did run for office and win, I’d serve out my term” — mocking Sarah Palin’s decision to resign from the Alaska governorship in 2009.”

    Oh, Karl . . . you bitch!

  33. “Casting about desperately for someone else to kick to the curb, the right wing has targeted GOP political “consultants” as objects of their rage.”

    Um, I think the consultants kicked their candidates to the curb first. I’ve seen Nicole Wallace regularly trashing Palin and the Tea Party on MSNBC for years. Steve Schmidt helped HBO make that Palin hit job “Game Change.” Have we seen any Democrat consultants ever do this? No Republican candidate should hire these people, nor should conservatives (financially) support any candidate that hires them. I think Moran needs to officially join the No Labels folks.

  34. If the Democrats had been smart enough to run somebody, hell, anybody but Al Gore in 2000 would we even know who Karl Rove was?

  35. I really like AT, but how Moran is the blog editor there is beyond me. A thinker he is most certainly not.

  36. Rove explained that he didn’t think he, “sort of a balding fat guy,” would make a very good candidate, but then quipped that, “if I did run for office and win, I’d serve out my term” — mocking Sarah Palin’s decision to resign from the Alaska governorship in 2009.

    Isn’t this “The Architect” of Dubya’s campaign to leave his job halfway through the term he was elected to in 1998? Yes, it surely is.

  37. Did you all hear Angelo Codevilla’s name mentioned in the various videos coming out of CPAC? I did, once at least, but only once, during the panel Tom Cotton addressed, a panel on defense and national security. Still, despite that we can imagine everyone at CPAC has read or has heard of Codevilla’s salient articles addressing (hell, addressing? more like defining) the Ruling class vs. the Country class problem, there didn’t seem to be serious devotion at CPAC to discussing that bifurcation openly, hitting it instead, to the extent it came up at all, from the side, glancing-wise. How could this be anything other than a breach of duty at such a conference?

  38. Nice catch Pablo.

  39. Did you all hear Angelo Codevilla’s name mentioned in the various videos coming out of CPAC?

    Wasn’t he there, on a panel? Yep. Thursday, 9:45. I too have heard nothing of it or him, aside from noticing it on the program.

  40. Sure, he was, but that’s the point of specifying the subject matter — which of course is also in Codevilla’s wheelhouse, but not nearly akin to the overarching political problem facing the nation.

  41. useless fat fuck roger ailes gets off pretty lightly in these ruling class discussions I’ve noticed

  42. The election was lost the moment that Romney was declared the “front runner”.

  43. I’m disappointed romney couldn’t find the graciousness to gtfa

  44. “but how Moran is the blog editor there is beyond me. A thinker he is most certainly not.”

    How hard can it be to put Dr Sowell’s columns at the top of the site and borrow Glen Reynolds introductions for blog entries.

  45. useless fat fuck roger ailes gets off pretty lightly in these ruling class discussions I’ve noticed

    It’s fairly easy to see why though, isn’t it? I mean, people had been starved of an alternative view so long — like over 50 years or so, while being inundated with PBS-NPR — they’re taking awhile to adjust to the inadequacy of this pittance they’ve been allowed from Fox. It’s still going to take awhile yet, as the slop Ailes is inclined to serve up starts to wear on them.

  46. I heard the moonies were starting a competing cable news net

    Need to read more about that

  47. useless fat fuck roger ailes gets off pretty lightly in these ruling class discussions I’ve noticed

    Actually, I started calling O’Reilly the “Nose Pin Zone” back in 04, and I did a pretty good job on Shep Smith during Katrina. FOX News is still referred to as Faux News on the left, even though the left has in it a big government ally.

    All part of the Kabuki theater.

    And I’ve said so.

  48. i never watched it really til my trip

    and I’ll never forget after the shocking early obama call on election night

    everyone was shocked and rove was still disbelieving

    o’reilly and the other fox news propaganda sluts were all vociferously blaming christie

    and bam they came back from commercial and not another word was said about it

    it was very creepy, the more-so for how little-remarked-upon it was

    it was then I started reflecting about the surfeit of benghazi blah blah blah

    I haven’t spent much time with my foxenfriends since then

  49. Let a hundred flowers blossom, said Mao: so they did, and then he squashed them. Thus were desiring competition and killing competition intimately linked . . . and so they are down to this day, carried on in ObaZma’s statist balance and fairness la-dee-do-da, and Roger’s fair and balanced piffleation. May the moonies hug them unto the death.

  50. Herring Broadcasting, owner of the Wealth TV network, and The Washington Times announced Thursday that they have joined in a strategic partnership to create a new national cable news network called One America News, set to debut nationwide this summer.

    “One America News Network will provide Americans a new, credible source for national and international news and investigative reporting as well as talk shows designed to foster an independent, cutting-edge debate about the policies, issues and solutions facing the country,” said Robert Herring Sr., CEO of Herring Broadcasting, founded in 2004 and based in San Diego.

    The intent is to provide credible news and thoughtful analysis for “viewers with self-described independent, conservative and libertarian values,” Mr. Herring said. “Fox News has done a great job serving the center-right and independent audiences. But those who consider themselves liberal have a half dozen or more choices on TV each day from which to get their news,” he said.

  51. oh. It says the moonies don’t own it just this Herring outfit – the moonies are just providing content

  52. I don’t have any problem at all with Chris Christie working hand in glove with Barack Obama to get the needs of his state met during an emergency. I have no problem at all with Chris Christie being properly grateful and appreciative and publicly respectful of the President as a service to his constituency.

    It’s the tongue-kissing that threw me off.

  53. I find Moran to be tiresome. Stupid, too. To be fair, maybe presidents Dole, McCain and Romney will expand on Moran’s ideas of how moderates are the future of the party.

  54. So as Cyprus — and with it the entire Southern tier of the EU — melts down, li’l ol’ Detroit blubbers great goobery gobs, pleading for the maintenance of its infantilization: “Don’t take away our binky!”, foot-stamps the UAW, “We protest!”

    lol

  55. Moran is a professional troll who specialized in trolling conservatives. His trick is to take a holier than though approach with conservatives and tsk tsk them for whatever they do that he disagrees with (I apologize if this is not the exact tact he takes in this article. I don’t waste my times with trolls). If anything you guys should be thanking him for the link bait and the lively conservation it offers.

  56. Comment from the thread on Ace of Spades about the Executive Summary from CPAC.

    “259 “217
    Executive Summary

    Burn money pandering to minority voters who will never vote Republican, while advocating polities to piss off the few remaining Republican voters.
    Posted by: Laurie David’s Cervix at March 18, 2013 11:41 AM (kdS6q)”

    ———————————————–

    Yep. Who among those who believe in Utopia can be enticed to vote for the slower road to Utopia? If you believe in Utopia you vote for the fastest way there. We need a party who can convince the Utopians that there is no Utopia, just the misery and tyranny and collapse that inevitably comes from chasing it.

    How can we be embracing social democracy as it is blowing up in Europe? Well the answer is that we have not made the case that what is being attempted is transfer to European social democracy and that it is failing in Europe. Instead we make the case that we are willing to transfer to Social Democracy we just don’t want to do it all at once. That is not a significant or attractive position to EITHER side.

    Those who don’t believe in Utopia won’t follow someone who claims that they do, and those who do won’t follow someone who says we should go there very very slowly. Thus we end up with truncated support from the right and derision from the left and from the confused low information middle who vote left because they believe in Utopia. They because in it no one has convinced them that utopia is just an expensive and futile dream with horrific consequences that will eventually Unravel the wealth that they grew up with and leave them as poor serfs on subsistence until that subsistence can no longer be supported.

    What comes next (within 20 years) is the kind of horror show stuff that marked the 20th century’s darkest times. Depression. Malaise. Possibly strong man single party rule.

    The kids don’t fear this because a lot of these kids saw and learned very little about the 20th century and can’t imagine a Zimbabwe or Cambodia happening here. They just heard how racist and bad for the earth their dad secretly is and how smart they are for having been in public school and learned about recycling. In fact I doubt these kids would even expect a 90’s France, Italy, or Japan to happen here.

    We need to work hard to fix this not just go along with the dumbed down, ignorant, emotional, thin skinned judgmental kids and hope they like us.

    They don’t understand that Captain Planet was an obnoxious cartoon. They think it is real and that they are stopping a cartoon pig man who wants to dump the contents of an oil tanker into the ocean just because he is mean and rich and wants to pollute the planet.

    Letting these kids go on living in such a stupid cartoon in the hopes that it will win us more votes is unconscionable. But we are doing exactly that, and we will reap what we sow.

  57. Oh yeah, some one at Ace linked to the Outlaw Gunsmith Mobile article yesterday.

  58. Shtetl G, thing is, it isn’t about Moran as such anyhow, though as you also recognize, he provides himself as a type, useful as an exemplar. It is about the tenor of his complaint, or the substance, such as it is, which would be present among us whether he had expressed it or not.

  59. [M]aybe presidents Dole, McCain and Romney will expand on Moran’s ideas of how moderates are the future of the party.

    Moderates and moderation have been the future of the GOP since the elder Bush first went “wobbly.”

    I’m sure they’ll only need another election cycle or three to finally perfect the formula for attracting Democrats to the Republican party.

    It’s doubtful that the Socialists will miss either of them.

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  61. Was Reince Priebus born retarded, or did he have to work hard to make himself that way?

  62. Well, he really wanted that RNC job — so, chicken, egg, take your pick.

  63. So it’s the Hobbits who’ve pushed out the Establishment? Funny, ‘cuz I thought it was the Hobbits who ushered in the Class of 2010, and were quickly pushed out again so that the Establishment could totally dominate the elections of 2012. How’d that work out, again?

  64. That, Squid. Or as I remarked to Jeff when I sent the link, we’re so little regarded by the establishment (among whom, let’s count Moran) that they don’t notice we’re walking away from them on our own two feet, precisely because we have no power within the Republican Party to purge anyone of them, and can only, therefore, “purge” the Party of ourselves.

  65. We won’t know for almost two more years Squid.

  66. Hmm, anyone else notice the irony of Moran complaining about his type being marginalized even though Moran has participated in the marginalizing of conservatives?

  67. Rock-bottom is made of rock. When we hit it, it’s gonna hurt. Hitting it is the only way we’re gonna recalibrate this mess.

    serr8d, these be words of wisdom.

  68. what’s a monday without some jentherube

    It won’t be your father’s GOP

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