“I’m struck too by his Niebuhrian grasp of the inherent tragedy of wielding power in an age of terror – a perspective his more jejune and purist critics simply fail to understand.”
Don’t even be tempted to read the rest. Life is short. Shoot carpet staples into your gums, instead. You’ll be better off.
Ok, gonna pull An Almost As Lazy as Atrios maneuver here, and ask my readers to provide in comments the most egregious BRIEF examples of fawning/lying/credulity/stupidity/fuckery over Dear Leader’s war speech they can find. I am looking for one or two lines, fairly big names, and a link. Tweets are definitely allowed. Consider it Biggest Asshole Lite. My regular readers know exactly where to start looking, so this shouldn’t be too hard.
Sully is going to be hard to beat, but that’s also what I said about Rebecca Solnit and we know how that turned out.
Commenters who just want to mock these assholes are, as ever, most welcome. Extra points for withering contempt and wanton cruelty.
Ok to use html in comments to create pretty links. Otherwise, just provide the URL. Providing the URL for a tweet with no embellishments will nicely embed the tweet. Be brave; I’ll fix your fuck-ups.
We’ll vote on Twitter when it seems appropriate to do so.
Everybody play. No sitting on the sidelines. Leave your wet blanket at home. Things outside the playful spirit might just get deleted.
People who are mystified that their helpful examples of good post-speech commentary, or defenses of bad speech commentators cannot be found here should re-read the rules.