Tag Archives: Jerks

WorldNetDaily Hates Sex Now, Too

Conservative blog WorldNetDaily caught flak last week for printing a post by Pat Buchanan, reviving the old anti-Semitic meme that Jews exercise power out of proportion to their numbers: If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the […]

But Pericles, Have You Gotten a Load of the Many?

In Alabama’s Republican gubernatorial primary, the central issue appears to be the slanderous allegation that Bradley Byrne may not, in fact, be a creationist: He’s here to assure you that he is: As a Christian and as a public servant, I have never wavered in my belief that this world and everything in it is […]

Reclaiming the Constitution… From the Supreme Court?

Huh? The National Review’s culture war blog, The Corner, makes little sense on its best days. But a new soon-to-be series, headlined by Rob Clinton’s “Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution,” appears to transcend the genre of reactionary, paleoconservative folklore, even as it re-invents it. Truly, Clinton’s opener may well approach the Form of political absurdity, […]

By Republican Logic, What Else Is Unconstitutional?

CNN’s newest correspondent, Erick Erickson of RedState, offers this explanation of why the new healthcare act is unconstitutional: Insurance contracts are not within the stream of interstate commerce. That’s why when you buy insurance for your house, your car, or your health you deal with state insurance commissioners, not a federal insurance czar. Congress does […]

RedState Insults the Declaration of Independence

From Erick Erickson, somehow a CNN correspondent now, for no goddamn reason: But whether this legislation actually passes or not, the GOP can now do a couple of things: 1. Pledge immediate repeal in toto of Obamacare should it pass. No nibbling at the edges — the whole thing and we pledge our lives, fortunes, […]

Against the Great Weight of Authority, and of History: Gingrich on Terror

There’s an old saying among litigators: If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell. Not the best of advice — but it does have the virtue of explaining Newt […]

Keith Olbermann is Officially Our Erick Erickson: to Hell with them Both

Whether it’s Jonah Golberg and Glenn Beck making “liberals” out to be “fascists,” or Keith Olbermann and Erick Erickson comparing their least favorite Supreme Court decisions to Scott v. Sanford (“Dred Scott”), it ought to be possible to criticize our political opponents without comparing them to the worst parts of human history. Keith Olbermann’s equivalence […]

Michael Savage Ghostwriter: Kennedy’s Death “Divine Intervention”

Also, swine flu was a conspiracy to push the public towards “socialized” medicine, and only “slutty” women get abortions. Ah, to live in such a simple, apocalyptic world!

National Review: Equality Isn’t American

To argue that gay men and women do not deserve equality, The Corner‘s Will Duncan quotes admiringly James Fenimore Cooper’s The American Democrat, for what he thinks is Cooper’s argument that equality isn’t a true American value: Equality is no where laid down as a governing principle of the institutions of the United States, neither […]

Crime, War, and Punishment: No Easy Paradigm for Counterterrorism Work

Continuing conservative America’s latest trend — selectively remembering everything that happened before January 20, 2009 — RedState’s Erick Erickson today excoriated President Obama for daring to try the Christmas Day bomber, Umar Abdulmuttalab, as a criminal, because these proceedings will entitle him to a lawyer, and the right to reach a compromise with prosecutors through […]