But he’s a pretty smart ass. Despite his uncontrollable need to use women’s genitals and fellatio as his overarching and signature metaphors of everything, he is lately a remarkably fearless and clear eyed observer of national media culture.
“What the people who are flipping out about the treatment of Palin should be asking themselves is what it means when it’s not just jerks like us buteverybody piling on against Palin. For those of you who can’t connect the dots, I’ll tell you what it means. It means she’s been cut loose. It means that all five of the families have given the okay to this hit job, including even the mainstream Republican leaders. You teabaggers are in the process of being marginalized by your own ostensible party leaders in exactly the same way the anti-war crowd was abandoned by the Democratic party elders in the earlier part of this decade. Like the antiwar left, you have been deemed a threat to your own party’s “winnability.””
Read the whole thing; it’s extremely illuminating. Especially his reminisces about the respective campaign planes. There’s the absurd bit where he mentions Andrew Sullivan in a non-mocking way. But the best part is how he COMPLETELY EXPOSES his own major blind spot. Big brave Matty, who’s not afraid to be brass and ballsy (Sorry. His testicular fetish rubs off on me I guess) writes,
“… just as the antiwar crowd spent years being painted by the national press as weepy, unpatriotic pussies whose enthusiastic support is toxic to any serious presidential aspirant, so too will all of you afternoon-radio ignoramuses who seem bent on spending the next three years kicking and screaming your way up the eternal asshole of white resentment now find yourself and your political champions painted as knee-jerk loonies whose rabid irrationality is undeserving of the political center. And yes, that’s me saying that, but I’ve always been saying that, not just about Palin but about George Bush and all your other moron-heroes.”
Matt, you insufferable jackass. How can you not see that between you (along with Sullivan and Greenwald) on one side of this circle jerk and the likes of Beck and the “Teabaggers” on the other there is not a lick of difference? And the MOST pathetic thing about it is that regular voters, the ones you so correctly call “non-entities,” are now lining up by the tens of thousands to read what you write and to listen to what Beck has to say for the VERY SAME REASONS. Face it Matty. YOU are a populist hero. Just like Glenn Beck. The two of you are cut from exactly the same cloth.
You’re jackasses in exactly the same way. And like a good populist jackass whose job it is to fire up the base, you’re 100% correct about most of the things you say.
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In other news, significantly more young men than young women have moved back in with their parents since the beginning of the Great Recession. Statistical noise? Or is it because women are just plain tougher? I suppose the much higher unemployment for men than women might be the rational reason. Speaking of which, unemployment among African Americans is now nearly 35%. Truly stunning numbers.
Oh, and a new low: obama is -15. You know what that means!