The most amusing thing about the reaction from the John Hinderaker supporters to my mockingly derisive (and intentionally so- the name is “John Hinderaker- Total Idiot“) post yesterday is how similar they are:
John, I disagree with much of what Paul has to say, especially on this topic, and his delivery is grating to say the least.
But if he is an idiot, all I can say is, it takes one to know one. Your idiotic rhetoric sounds exactly like his, just coming from the opposite side.
As someone who has enjoyed your blog on occasion in the past it is really a shame to see you go off the deep end. Obviously there have been mistakes made by the administration but only a child expects life to be perfect. No war n the history of mankind has ever been perfect or bloodless or mistake free. It is really disappointing to see people who once seemed reasonable screaming like barking moonbats that anyone who disagrees with them is an idiot or a war criminal. I guess you just want to be on the side that’s winning. I am sure you will feel right at home with your new friends at Kos and Democratic Underground. Welcome home.
What an awful posting.
Full of ridicule and name-calling, but at no stage did it even attempt to address Hindraker’s points. Which point are, on the surface at least, obviously correct.
And I am sure there are more, but I think you get the point. My only reaction- you poor, delicate flowers. I am so very sorry that I have offended your delicate sensibilities.
Scratch that. My reaction is to go pound salt. I am sitting here laughing at you, because it is just absurd that you think it is perfectly ok for numerous right-wingers to claim the Democrats are in league with the terrorists, but when I call John Hinderaker a “Total idiot” for his ridiculous and offensive rhetoric and accusations, it is I who has just crossed the boundaries of reasonable discourse.
Get a clue. Calling Hinderaker an idiot for his rhetoric is not indecent- it is painfully accurate and richly deserved. Hinderaker’s faux discussion wasn’t discourse between adults, it was a tawdry series of insults masquerading as a policy discussion, aimed at damaging the Democratic party (and, unfortunately, the country- but Hindrocket cares more about party than country). It was an attempt to undermine the new Congress before they even take office, through smears and innuendo.
And one last thing- I am no Democrat or on the “other side.” I may no longer be a “conservative,” but that is only because the lunatics have stolen the name. While the extreme and reactionary right may have temporarily re-labled conservatism to mean a fetus fetish, rampant homophobia, a hatred of science, an injection of religion into all things, run-away spending (as long as it gets “us” elected), government intrusion into your bedroom, fealty to an authoritarian federal government, support for warrantless wire-tapping and torture, and so on, I am working to take the name and the party back. Maybe I am not ‘conservative’ as it is now defined. Call me the angry middle, if you will- but I am still a Republican and am sick of the bullshit from the John Hinderaker’s and the Dan Riehl’s.
They have to go, and if you think a few haymakers launched in their direction makes this site unreadable, take me off your bookmarks now. Red State or Malkin have the kool-aid you want. I am not changing my tone until the idiots and the hacks are marginalized and no longer calling the shots, and I am not like the delicate souls you have pushed around and bullied for the past six years. I don’t give a shit what you “conservatives” think about me, and I will fight back.