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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

 
Classy

by digby

A reader sent this in as a reminder of the work-a-day right wing commentary of recent years that's so enchanted Americans that they have succeeded in alienating virtually everyone in the nation except ditto-heads and sadists (a group with a lot of crossover.)

Here you see a typical arrogant Republican jackass, smug in the notion that he and his grubby little friends were masters of the universe who could never fail. Certainly not at the hands of the DFH's:

Why am I smiling? It's those Dems!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/30/2004

Thinking Right on the week gone by:

* This is too much fun. During Democratic convention week, my employer is entitled to shortchange the pay. Material overflows. It's there for the plucking. Dear AJC, lunch is on me.

* Could've been a dead body on the stage and no delegate or speaker would have called attention, so desperate are they to appear mainstream. These are folks who think hiding their beliefs is necessary, because you wouldn't like them if you found out. And yet . . .

* Democratic convention delegates are to the left of rank-and-file Democrats and far to the left of the electorate. When asked to describe themselves, they label themselves -- and nominee John Kerry -- as "moderates." If these are moderates, there's no left in America.

* Only 7 percent of convention delegates think "the U.S. did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq," compared to 46 percent of all voters. If Kerry wins, it's cut-and-run. Count on it. This is the George McGovern anti-war party. Omega Lamont of Peachtree City calls it the "Botox convention." Any cosmetic to dress up Kerry and his band of '60s peaceniks as a party that can be trusted to lead in a world in which fanatics are determined to destroy us.

* Michael Moore, more visible this week than Kerry, agrees to appear on the Bill O'Reilly show on the condition that his remarks not be edited. This from the moviemaker whose selective editing for propaganda purposes is his stock in trade.

* Columnist Ann Coulter's USA Today-spiked column is funny. To conservatives anyway. She posits that pretty girls and cops are conservative. "As for the pretty girls, I can only guess that's because liberal boys never try to make a move on you without the U.N. Security Council's approval. Plus, it's no fun riding around in those dinky little hybrid cars. My pretty-girl allies stick out like a sore thumb amongst the corn-fed, no makeup, natural fiber, no-bra needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons they call 'women' at the Democratic National Convention."

Thinking Right is, of course, appalled at her crass generalizations (though the eye did strain in search of contrary evidence).

* Coulter is just one of those "opinionated" women who would be thought "smart or well-informed" if she were a man. My only hope is that one day soon Teresa and husband John Kerry will recognize opinionated conservative women, too. And that Senate Democrats will allow them to serve as federal judges. Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carolyn Kuhl. California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown. All are targets of Democratic filibuster.

* Al Sharpton didn't get the message. We're not into hate this week. And yet, according to the Rev, had Bush been president in 1954, "Clarence Thomas would have never got to law school." This Democratic prime-timer is best remembered as the chief proponent of the Tawana Brawley hoax: Kidnapped, raped, smeared with feces by a gang of whites, including a county prosecutor. All lies. Sharpton paid the prosecutor $65,000 for defamation.


This from a proud member of the diaper wearing, bathroom trolling, teen predator, Republican family values party.

Hubris:

Hubris or hybris (Greek ὕβρις), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride or self-confidence (overbearing pride), often resulting in fatal retribution. In Ancient Greece, "hubris" referred to actions taken in order to shame the victim, thereby making oneself seem superior.

It's their fatal flaw. Their downfall. Someday, perhaps, people will write epic poems featuring them as the puny fools who overreached and (almost?) destroyed a powerful nation. Right now, they are just a bunch of shrieking failures, scrambling madly to remain relevant in a world grown tired of their bad judgment and unwarranted superior attitude.





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