The Establishment media’s sickness unto death.
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Moving right along, the ever-obnoxious Paul Krugman wrote this on October 15:
Mitt Romney doesn’t see dead people. But that’s only because he doesn’t want to see them: if he did, he’d have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on health care…. A literal description of their plan is that they want to expose many Americans to financial insecurity, and let some of them die, so that a handful of already wealthy people can have a higher after-tax income.
Krugman is literally a menace to decent society. Then again, so is his New York Times colleague Charles Blow(hard), speaking on MSBNC (gee, notice a pattern at that network?):
This is the kind of man that Mitt Romney is. This man does not have a soul. If you opened up, you know, his chest, there’s probably a gold ticking watch in there and not even a heart. This is not a person. This is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he’s told to do, to make it to the White House. And he will take whatever push in the back from whatever nasty person is pushing him and move him further in that direction.
No heart, huh? Maybe he donated it to Cheney!
At least Cheney and Romney aren’t as bad as Rick Santorum, though — at least not in the eyes of MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, who, quoting George Orwell’s 1984, compared the Pennsylvanian to “the forces of darkness and treasonable maggots who collaborate with them” — or maybe to the guy in 1984 who denounced those maggots (it’s not exactly clear). Bashir then cited a critic’s gibe that Santorum “has one of the finest minds of the 13th century,” before adding his own conclusion: “If you listen carefully to Rick Santorum, he sounds more like Stalin that Pope Innocent III.”
Compared to that, it was almost a compliment when the New York Times’ Bill Keller told, yes, MSNBC, that “Sometimes Santorum sounds like he’s creeping up on a Christian version of Sharia law.” Yeah, conservatives especially liked the part of Santorum’s platform approving of wife-beating in response to denial of sex — but only because the invisible ink in the platform noted that former New York Times editors-in-chief could be substituted for wives at any time during the beating process.
Paul Ryan of course wasn’t exempt from vitriol. The oft-loved Maureen Dowd wrote that “Ryan should stop being so lovable. People who intend to hurt other people should wipe that smile off their faces.” Not to be outdone, Esquire’s Charles Pierce — a prior winner of the MRC’s single worst quote of the year when in 2003 he wrote that if Mary Jo Kopechne had lived, “Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age” — described Ryan as a “zombie-eyed granny-starver… an authentically dangerous zealot… a smiling, aw-shucks murderer of opportunity, a creator of dystopias in which he never will have to live.”
Back to Ryan’s running mate, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter, living in an alternative universe, said that if Mitt Romney is “elected President, a lot of people will die.” Joy Behar said that “people like [Todd] Akin and Ryan and Romney… are trying to kill us and destroy us.”
The only thing not clear is whether the killing comes before or after the destroying. It depends on which edition of The Conservative Handbook you consult.
Then again, not everything is darkness and death for these media morons. Sometimes they find it in their heart to hand out compliments — and, being of a generally sunny disposition, I like ending on a nice note, so here’s the inimitable Chris Matthews showing sympathy for Harvard Law graduate Mitt Romney:
This guy’s done everything right. He’s raise his family right. He’s fought his way all the way to the top of the Harvard Law Review, in a blind test becomes head of the Review, the top editor there. Everything he’s done is clean as a whistle. He’s never not only [sic] broken any law, he’s never done anything wrong. He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American. And all they do is trash the guy.
Wait…. What’s that you are saying? Did I get that wrong? Oh, my gosh, Matthews wasn’t talking about Romney after all. He was talking about some foreign exchange student named Barry. My mistake. Either way, it gives me a thrill going up my leg just to know that such perfection exists in this world full of Stalinists, maggots… and former vice presidents too ornery to die before Newsweek itself croaks its last, fetid breath.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?