Don’t Sprain Your Arm Nailing Yourself To That Cross

I just wasted five minutes reading this piece at Tucker Carlson’s vanity project titled: “White House uses Twitter to bully critics,” and absent from the entire article are… any evidence of bullying. The only thing Jesse Lee is guilty of is engaging critics. One of the other examples of the White House “bullying” critics is none other than Jay Carney complaining about Halpering calling Obama a dick on national tv. Oh, the horror.

Not only are wingnuts shallow and uninformed, they are thin-skinned wussies.

I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee. He’ll probably just claim I’m bullying him.






101 replies
  1. 1
    Carnacki says:

    My suspicion is that the bow ties of today some how weaken men. I don’t think they used to, but men who wear bow ties today and the men around bow tie wearers are bed wetting cry babies.

  2. 2
    Turgidson says:

    Not only are wingnuts shallow and uninformed, they are thin-skinned wussies.

    I assume you aren’t just noticing this.

  3. 3
    eemom says:

    did you see the neocon who posted on your thread from yesterday to link back to his blog where he devoted an entire post to calling you an asshole for calling the republicans assholes?

    The world is just one giant sandbox to these maroons.

  4. 4
    Martin says:

    My suspicion is that the bow ties of today some how weaken men. I don’t think they used to, but men who wear bow ties and the men around them are bed wetting cry babies.

    They seek something to distinguish themselves from the crowd. Wit, insight, humor – they lack those in sufficient abundance, so they settle for an eclectic tie. “Look at my tie!”, they declare, “My mom says I’m special!”

  5. 5
    Chris says:

    Not only are wingnuts shallow and uninformed, they are thin-skinned wussies.

    “It is one of the biggest dividing lines between liberals and conservatives: sensitivity. Liberals are supposed to be the sensitive ones, but even the liberals who worked themselves into a froth over George W. Bush never really cared very much about what he thought of them. But conservatives care what President Obama thinks. They care to the point of imagining what he thinks.”

  6. 6
    cleek says:

    if i walk up to Bob and push him, then when he defends himself, i call him a bully and push him again, what am i ?

    a) a professional partisan shill
    b) a bully
    c) all of the above

  7. 7
    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Tucker (even that name is irksome) is one of the biggest wimps on television. I know that the bow tie is his special thing; I doubt more than 14 women nation-wide think it makes him especially hot. Isn’t a bow tie sort of like salt peter for most women? Maybe if you look like Rob Lowe and are wearing cool suspenders (braces are they called?) it works. Otherwise, let’s round up some bullies and have a good old-fashioned butt kicking of a spoiled, snotty wimp who has it coming.

  8. 8
    wesindc says:

    I feel bullied just reading the post.

  9. 9
    Culture of Truth says:

    there’s no more victimized group than white males

    you may think I’m snarking (ok I am) but apparently this belief, or the desire to believe it, and sieze the mantle of victim, is quite popular.

  10. 10
    JonF says:

    The constant stream of whining about the “attitude” or “tone” from the right is always amusing. I guess if you can’t actually engage on the issue, you just whine about the tone.

  11. 11
    Han's Solo says:

    Would someone enlighten me as to how Tucker became famous? Was it that his mommy was part of the Whitewater fiasco or something?

    I remember seeing him on Crossfire and wondering how the hell this idjit got a job talking for a living. He isn’t smart, nor is he knowledgeable on any given subject. Maybe that is a feature for wingnut pundits, and not a bug.

  12. 12

    Knowing that Tucker Carlson made his way through a New England boarding school (St. George’s, Class of ’87), I’m pretty sure he knows a great deal about bullying. I’m imagining he got his share of atomic wedgies, noogies, and being locked in the biffy of the second floor of Diman Hall.

  13. 13
    JGabriel says:

    John Cole:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee. He’ll probably just claim I’m bullying him.

    He’ll shriek, “Aiiieeee! Don’t look at me with those bullying eyes! Aiiieee! Aiiieee!”

    .

  14. 14
    Han's Solo says:

    @Mustang Bobby: God I hope you are right.

    I know karma isn’t supposed to strike first, but maybe it made an exception for Tucker.

  15. 15

    Nobody could have anticipated this!

    Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Law

    And of course, the day will come when even criticizing such a thing will have me hauled off to the gulag to break a sweat for our corporate overlords. America is a fucked up place.

  16. 16
    LosGatosCA says:

    It’s easy to know when you are being bullied:

    1. The bully asks for facts.
    2. The bully asks for facts, again,
    3. The bully says you have no facts and embarrasses you in front of other people.

    There’s just no let up with a bully. They want facts, they want data, they do math, they just can’t let it go.

    – Cut taxes, balance budget, every one has a job. What’s so hard to understand.

    – Discriminate against gays, the children are safe, animals have less sex at hippie communes.

    These are truths, which are greater than facts, and should not be questioned.

  17. 17
    Nellcote says:

    “White House uses Twitter to bully critics,”

    Duh. That’s why they call it the Bully Pulpit.

  18. 18
    quannlace says:

    3. The bully says you have no facts and embarrasses you in front of other people.

    Ha. And of course when the Republicans threaten to wreck the American economy for political gain; that’s just serious deficit reduction.

    But really, poor,poor Paul Ryan. Somebody needs to change his crying towel.

  19. 19

    Seems to me this Daily Fowler piece was intended to undercut Obama’s Twitter Town Hall…. you know, give the cons some Twitter WH nonsense to chew on so they don’t have to feel like they need to pay attention to the Town Hall event.

    It’s just stupid but then Fucker is stupid so it’s really not worth the time to get upset over it.

  20. 20
    Felinious Wench says:

    Methinks Tucker no understandeth The Twitter Machine. It’s engagement between one person and another person, and the more engagement, the more conversation, thus increasing the number of tweets. Pretty cool, huh?

    It’s not putting out a press release that reporters are then expected to transcribe word for word and publish without asking questions or challenging the content.

    That was the last president.

  21. 21
    Delia says:

    C’mon John do your worst. Send Tucker a picture of Tunch looking mean. It’ll have him wetting his pants.

  22. 22
    harry says:

    “I’ve tried it hundreds of times. There’s no way you can hammer in the last nail.”

  23. 23
    Stefan says:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee.

    Johnn Cole: But what did Jesse Lee actually do that was bullying, Robert?

    Robert Bluey: Lee used… sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and… satire. He was vicious.

  24. 24
    Montysano says:

    @Southern Beale: First of all, re: your link. Holy shit.

    “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” H.L. Mencken

  25. 25
    sublime33 says:

    I will never understand how this chronic victimization is supposed to convert the undecided over to the conservative side. Jesse Jackson consistantly used victimization in the 80’s and probably created more conservatives than any three conservative pundits combined.

  26. 26
    jl says:

    Cole’s misanthropy comes home to roost.

    He will need to put up lots of pics of unicorns and happy children and smiling friendly cartoon animals frolicking in rainbow gumdrop land, and links to happy kids’ songs, so no one will believe he would ever bully anyone.

    And he should be extra nice to the commenters. For example, after every comment, even one that is mean, Cole needs to write a response. As in “Thank you, noble commenter jl for a wonderful comment, and I hope you have a wonderful happy joyous day.”

    Edit: After fwowing up for awhile, Cole will learn to like his new self.

    And, as suggested above, no pics of Tunch (or Rosie) glaring at the camera because they remain unsatiated by their stingy man servant.

    Probably means we will only see shots of Tunch lying down looking away from the camera, like an unusually large furry white blimp.

  27. 27

    Bluey’s just whining because Democrats are using a public forum to espouse Democratic positions. You know that’s not allowed.

  28. 28
    Violet says:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee.

    Since when has a wingnut ever felt constrained by facts? Silly Cole. Facts are for Democrats.

  29. 29
    cleek says:

    Cut taxes, balance budget, every one has a job. What’s so hard to understand.

    if it’s so simple, why has it never happened in the history of the world ?

  30. 30
    AAA Bonds says:

    Tucker is expertly engaging in the paranoid style of politics. He’s read some books; he knows exactly what he’s doing. Tucker is an idiot and a legacy but he’s not illiterate.

    His readers and viewers are authoritarian personalities, always seeking their next Dolchstoßlegende. He just wants to get back in the saddle with them before another cowboy rides into town to replace Beck.

  31. 31
    jl says:

    Cole needs to change the collection of subtitles at the top of the blog. Start with these:

    I always look on the bright side.

    If you can’t say anything nice about some person, don’t say anything at all.

    I am grateful for your criticism, for it helps me grow better.

    Those who I have meanfully criticized in the past mean well, even if they don’t look it, and I will pray for greater understanding and appreciation of all the wonders of this world.

    An added benefit of these happy smiley titles will be the vicious snark they inspire from commenters.

  32. 32
    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

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    Fortunately, President Obama does not use the bully pulpit, whether on twitter, facebook, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, or anywhere else. Whew, that was close.
    .
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  33. 33
    AAA Bonds says:

    As to Twitter debates, I can’t imagine why the hell anyone would try to have one of those. It would be like debating by driving past each others’ houses at 50 mph and yelling through the window.

  34. 34
    jl says:

    And Cole should get a hold of the audio of the Geico commercial with the talking dog saying “I wooowvv wooow” that will play when anyone opens the blog page.

  35. 35
    Evolved Deep Southerner says:

    Southern Beale @ #15:

    What’s the status of Chokegate?

  36. 36
    AAA Bonds says:

    “snark” is for people who can’t troll properly

  37. 37
    LesGS says:

    Don’t bully us with facts, cleek, you big meanie!

  38. 38
    jl says:

    @32 I approve of Obama using the bully pulpit. Unfortunately I disagree with the way he seems to think about economics, and if continues the current policies, he may endanger his re election. Especially if he GOP nominates a non crazy person (which I admit looks more doubtful every day).

  39. 39
    Citizen_X says:

    [Cole] will need to put up lots of pics of unicorns and happy children and smiling friendly cartoon animals frolicking in rainbow gumdrop land, and links to happy kids’ songs

    Well yes, Balloon Juice posted an example of just that very sort of thing recently, right here.

    (Note: “happy kids” includes ODB, right?)

  40. 40
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    Wit, insight, humor – they lack those in sufficient abundance, so they settle for an eclectic tie.

    There’s a related phenom among young prole men (and some women) – the Personality Hat. Various types, but often a Gilligan-style fishing hat for class clown types and a fedora for tech geeks trying to seem stylish.

  41. 41
    Lawnguylander says:

    Jesse Jackson consistantly used victimization in the 80’s and probably created more conservatives than any three conservative pundits combined.

    Stop hippie punching Jesse.

  42. 42
    srv says:

    Breaking news, TSA now worried about breast bombs.

  43. 43
    AAA Bonds says:

    Breaking news, paid libertarians looking to fuck the TSA because it’s an government agency with organized workers.

    Here’s how you can tell someone concerned about civil liberties from a “libertarian”: the ACLU works to protect TSA workers from anti-gay discrimination as well as working to protect citizens from government overreach.

  44. 44
    jl says:

    @39 Citizen X: sorry I forgot about that. Method Man is a happy kid, right?

    Not sure about Leggo Silence of the Lambs, though.

    I notice that a poster called Bachmann part of the ‘regressive party’ I like that term.

    I wonder if Devo would let Bachmann use their songs for rally theme music.

  45. 45
    kindness says:

    John, couldn’t you instead just tweet to Robert Bluey that he is a dick? It isn’t like they don’t revel in being dicks, they do.

  46. 46
    Ash Can says:

    Remember, these are the guys who think the epitome of manly courage is to send someone else off to war.

  47. 47

    The fact that Dan Savage has yet to start an “It gets better” campaign for the poor wittle conservatives is proof the liberals are all a bunch of meanies!

  48. 48
    licensed to kill time says:

    Wingnuts are such delicate flowers. Anything Obama does bruises their dainty petals.

    It’s Obamabuse! o_O

  49. 49
    Evolved Deep Southerner says:

    I wonder if Devo would let Bachmann use their songs for rally theme music.

    If there’s anything recent history has proven conclusively, it’s that GOPers don’t ask permission to use artists’ music, and they only ask forgiveness when they’re forced to.

  50. 50
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @AAA Bonds: The libertarians, however, will settle for half-a-loaf, to wit, a TSA every bit as arbitrary and intrusive as they presently are, but without any protection or organization for its workers, now provided on a cost-plus basis by an unaccountable private corporation

    I mean, politics is about compromise. It’s not like they’re revolutionaries or something.

  51. 51
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @AAA Bonds:

    As to Twitter debates, I can’t imagine why the hell anyone would try to have one of those.

    The first rule of rhetoric is to adapt yourself to the audience. I’m guessing 140 characters is about the upper limit of what the median general-election voter is good for at one go.

  52. 52
    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

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    @42 srv

    Breaking news, TSA now worried about breast bombs.

    You can drop a bomb like that on me.
    .
    .

  53. 53
    AAA Bonds says:

    @Davis X. Machina

    Yeah, exactly. The libertarian solution to TSA overreach is to . . . go back to the incompetent, corner-cutting, cost-obsessed private security that we had before 9/11.

    Fuck them and fuck that. And whenever you read criticism of the TSA nowadays, try and track the source and figure out whether it’s reliable or you’re getting played by libertarians.

    The ACLU itself has had some close calls lately; luckily, they’re avid fact-checkers by virtue of the job.

  54. 54
    Cain says:

    @srv:

    I agree breast bombs are a imminent threat. I have seen many threats while walking the streets and I firmly believe that these threats should be explored with a falafel and soft music.

  55. 55
    Cain says:

    On a serious note, you really can’t protect yourself from human bombs. They don’t even need to be near a plane.. the security check point is good enough I would think. I mean there is a lot of people crammed there, waiting in line.

    You need good intelligence that’s our only line of defense and a smart foreign policy.

  56. 56
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @AAA Bonds: Natürlich. Coincidentally, today is the anniversary of the Pinkerton shootings in the Homestead Steel Strike.

    Remember, if it’s not state coercion, it’s not actually coercion.

  57. 57
    t says:

    The title of this post shortened itself on my iphone to “Don’t Sprain Your Arm Nailing Yourself” which somehow also perfectly fit this story.

  58. 58
    Elizabelle says:

    Oooooh.

    Is there a link to the Robert Bluey comment? This is too inside baseball for me.

  59. 59
    RalfW says:

    Chris at 5. said “But conservatives care what President Obama thinks. They care to the point of imagining what he thinks.” ”

    Likewise, I have never, ever, considered what Newtie does with his various wives. But he and about 10,000,000 other conservatives seem to want to imagine about what teh gheys do in bed, and then get the heebe-geebies about it, and try to outlaw it so they won’t imagine it anymore.

    Weird, huh?

  60. 60
    Martin says:

    On a serious note, you really can’t protect yourself from human bombs.

    Nope, and honestly, we shouldn’t even try very hard to. If surgery + suicide is their strategy, I don’t think it’s one that will carry long-term benefits for their side.

    I would also note that diversifying our transportation system would help with these endeavors. Planes are particularly fragile things as compared to trains etc. and high speed rail could help minimize the number of security screenings needed at airports (and therefore allow us to marshall our resources toward a smaller population).

  61. 61
    rob! says:

    Not only are wingnuts shallow and uninformed, they are thin-skinned wussies.

    …even more shameful that Democrats KEEP LOSING TO THEM!

  62. 62
    Carol says:

    Martin:

    And diversifying our transportation would also make us a smaller target in so many other ways. We’d be spread out, and the fact that no one terrorist act could paralyze us would be pretty discouraging.

  63. 63
    wobblybits says:

    @Cain: Wanted to let you know that I received the invite(s) and will be trying to get onto google+ this weekend.

  64. 64
    tbogg says:

    Rob Bluey? This Rob Bluey?

    Guy looks like he would shit himself if a dog barked at him.

  65. 65
    EriktheRed says:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee. He’ll probably just claim I’m bullying him.

    Please send us a screenshot of his response!

    That is if he even responds, of course.

  66. 66
    Evinfuilt says:

    @stefan 23
    I don’t know what to say. I applaud your most excellent use of python.

  67. 67
    OzoneR says:

    As predicted, this was an almost entirely news-less affair that allowed Obama to talk about what he has done and what he plans to do in office. He almost never went off his message script — pushing Republicans to compromise on tax increases for “millionaires and billionaires,” emphasizing the need for comprehensive energy and immigration reform and making sure people know that the economic stimulus money wasn’t wasted.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....ml?hpid=z2

    Obmaa using the bully pulpit = news-less affair.

    got it?

  68. 68
    JPL says:

    OzoneR.. Once again that darn liberal media.

  69. 69
    Elizabelle says:

    Ozone: that’s a Chris Cilizza link. ‘Splains a lot.

    Talking Points has a more realistic headline, that Obama admitted he’d misjudged the magnitude of the recession.

    Plus Obama noted, a few times (if memory serves), that most economists got it wrong.

    Which I take it might be “Larry Summers = most economists”, because Paul Krugman has sure called it correctly on a lot of issues.

    I support President Obama, but I wish he’d listen more to Krugman and less to his Wall Street-type advisors.

  70. 70
    Amir_Khalid says:

    @OzoneR #67:
    Newsless, because Obama wasn’t asked about anything but policy; trivialities like the mere business of running the country are all that the common people care about. As any elite political pundit knows, only politics is news.

  71. 71
    Brian R. says:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee. He’ll probably just claim I’m bullying him.

    I don’t have a Twitter account, so on my behalf, could you ask him how he got to be a journalist despite the apparent fact that he’s a bedwetting six year old? Thanks.

  72. 72
    Nellcote says:

    Talking Points has a more realistic headline, that Obama admitted he’d misjudged the magnitude of the recession.

    He’s said that before so it’s not exactly a revelation. TPM must be using HuffPoo’s headline writer. Shame on them.

  73. 73
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    tbogg@64

    Guy looks like he would shit himself if a dog barked at him.

    Wembley of the Gimlet-Eyed Glare wouldn’t even have to bark.

    Though that is a kicky and fetching sailor’s cap. (was that bullying?)

  74. 74
    Cliff in NH says:

    here is links (I need brain bleach now)

    http://blog.heritage.org/2011/.....ial-media/

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/07.....y-critics/

    Bullying = Refuting Lies

  75. 75
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I support President Obama, but I wish he’d listen more to Krugman and less to his Wall Street-type advisors.

    I don’t disagree, but I wish even more that Senators, Congresscritters and Krugman’s own colleagues would listen to Krugman.

  76. 76
    One of those losers says:

    Lee’s obsession has impressed Eder

    83,000 tweets, *that* is what you’d call an “obsession”

  77. 77
    MikeJ says:

    Dear Republicans,

    Sticks and stones may break your bones,
    so shut the fuck up with your whining or we’ll start using sticks and stones on you.

  78. 78
    Gin & Tonic says:

    On a serious note, you really can’t protect yourself from human bombs.

    This is true. I fly often, and I have a pretty substantial amount of steel and titanium in my leg — more than enough that the metal detector would scream if it were in my pocket — yet I’ve never set one off.

    But removing it in-flight to use as a weapon would be, um, messy. And painful.

  79. 79
    OzoneR says:

    because Paul Krugman has sure called it correctly on a lot of issues.

    Listening to Paul Krugman doesn’t guarantee Paul Krugman policies. Like I said, the media doesn’t listen to him anyway.

    I don’t necessarily think Krugman is right about everything either, but that’s irrelevant. The guy is ostracized and not taken seriously, the President regurgitating his talking points isn’t going to make people take it more seriously, it’s going to make the President even more irrelevant.

    Wall Street-types are the only ones whose policies are going to be given any type of consideration by the media, and thus the only ones whose voices will be heard by the general public.

  80. 80
    BO_Bill says:

    I like bullies. They serve a very important purpose in society by establishing and enforcing standards. Without bullies, we would soon sink into a moral abyss and that would be the end of it.

  81. 81
    OzoneR says:

    Newsless, because Obama wasn’t asked about anything but policy; trivialities like the mere business of running the country are all that the common people care about. As any elite political pundit knows, only politics is news.

    I’m still gonna trot this out the next time somebody in the professional left tells me that all Obama needs to do is “use the bully pulpit” and the media will hang on his every word and everyone will see it.

  82. 82
    dogwood says:

    I’m going to approach Robert Bluey on twitter and ask him for an example of, you know, actual bullying by Jesse Lee. He’ll probably just claim I’m bullying him

    Why would you bother? These people don’t feel bullied; they just say shit to get a reaction. That’s how they control the discourse. They keep throwing crap at the wall until they get enough traction that cable picks it up, and then the networks finally ask the serious question – Is Obama a bully? or whatever the hell they are claiming at any given moment. If Democrats want to win this political war, they need to go on the offense. Put those cretins on defensive once in awhile.

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    /dev/null says:

    @harry (post 22). Nicely done.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @tbogg:

    Guy looks like he would shit himself if a dog barked at him.

    He makes our own Allan look positively butch.

  86. 86
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @ Nellcote/72: TPM has been sliding down that slippery slope for a long time. I haven’t been feeling the need to check TPM lately; that crew just doesn’t have anything interesting to add, alas. Luckily for the world, Steve Benen keeps on keepin’ on.

  87. 87
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Oh God, the kiss of death from FlipYrNick. First it was Atrios, then DK, now TPM. The world is failing our Obots.

  88. 88
    Jules says:

    My suspicion is that the bow ties of today some how weaken men. I don’t think they used to, but men who wear bow ties today and the men around bow tie wearers are bed wetting cry babies.

    The Doctor wears a bow tie.
    Bow ties are cool.

    Unless worn by conservatives and/or glibitarians.

  89. 89
    Corner Stone says:

    @OzoneR:

    I’m still gonna trot this out the next time somebody in the professional left tells me that all Obama needs to do is “use the bully pulpit” and the media will hang on his every word and everyone will see it.

    Of course you are dog, of course you are.
    Now go away, adults are talking here.

  90. 90
    Corner Stone says:

    @FlipYrNick:

    Luckily for the world, Steve Benen keeps on keepin’ on.

    Anybody set up a Steve Benen FlipYrWatch countdown?

  91. 91
    FlipYrWhig says:

    I just can’t quit you, Corner Some Fuckhead.

  92. 92
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Anybody set up a Steve Benen FlipYrWatch countdown?

    It’s practically blackmail. Losing FlipYrNick would be like 25% of Benen’s readership.

  93. 93
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Jules: Professor Kingsfield in The Paper Chase wore a bow tie, and he was as scary as fsck.

  94. 94
    pete says:

    @MikeJ (77) — I totally intend to recycle that.

    Me ignorant lazybones when it cometh to making linkies with all that funny in-and-out aitch-tee-em-ell, me want button that works with Safari.

  95. 95
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @ DXM: A former boss told me that in his experience the best way to get excused from jury duty was to show up wearing a bow tie.

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    Bokonon says:

    Tucker Carlson is exactly the sort of aggressive, shallow, self-satisfied, smirky, privileged little sh!t that I detested back when I attended a rival boarding school to his back during the 1980’s.

    Carlson wants to be William F. Buckley – or at least cop a pose of being like him for the TV cameras. But there is more to it than wearing the right clothes, affecting a breezy and dismissive attitude, serving as an apologist for whatever garbage the GOP is peddling that day, and ruthlessly promoting yourself.

    And ultimately? The problem is that Carlson is an excellent example of exactly what he is. He is a symptom. He mirrors the viewpoints (and weaknesses, and pathologies) a large class of people occupying important positions in American business and culture that are a lot like him. They should be better, and they are not.

    Weak.

  97. 97
    dogwood says:

    Carlson wants to be William F. Buckley – or at least cop a pose of being like him for the TV cameras.

    Exactly. A lot of Buckley’s power and longevity in politics came from the fact that both his political allies and enemies seemed to genuinely like him and he them. Do you think anyone can actually stand Tucker Carlson?

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  99. 99
    Cain says:

    @wobblybits

    Glad you were able to join the fun already in progress!

  100. 100
    TooFunnyToBePresident says:

    I went to college with Rob Bluey, wrote for the same college newspaper. Hadn’t kept up with him, but the whiny pretty bullshit he’s pitching now doesn’t really surprise me.

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    Carnacki says:

    A) A Time Lord is not human. B) Buckaroo Banzai and Professor Kingsfield pulled off bow ties, but that was a different era.

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