Ben Domenech has written an awesomely cranky prebuttal to Barack Obama’s looming War On Thanksgiving Dinner’s pro-Obamacare agitprop tomorrow… and I’m not going to quote from that. I’m going to quote this:
I can’t believe President Obama made me write this, or made you have to read it. Come on, people, it’s the holidays – if you really can’t take a few days off from partisan politics, maybe it’s time to admit you have a problem. So please, do us all a favor, and ignore The Man’s push to spend Thanksgiving dinner talking about entitlement programs as our eyes glaze over. These administration folks don’t respect you – they lied to you in their talking points for years, and even now apparently think you’re too dumb to even talk to your family without their help. So if you find that as you ask for the gravy that you’re talking more about your BFFs Chait, Cohn, and Pollack than you do about friends you know in real life, may I respectfully suggest you consider making a New Year’s resolution to get a life outside of politics. Trust me: it’ll give everyone else something to be thankful about.
Continue reading Ben Domenech asks: “…But for WALES, Activist Left?” #obamacare #thanksgiving
Ben Domenech, in the process of noting the President’s fondness for repeatedly – and incorrectly* – using ‘silly season’ as a descriptor for elections:
In most of these incidents, the president was responding to questions about his supposed “elitism” or some question of inappropriate activity — but the use of the term undercuts the message he’s trying to send. Instead of dealing with the real question, the line suggests that elections are themselves silly, and it’s when those infuriating little people with their rallies, signs and complaints aren’t paying attention (when politicians aren’t earning votes) that the real work gets done.
Ben goes on to suggest that perhaps the President has grown bored of having to convince said ‘little people’ of anything, which is no doubt a searing indictment of Ben’s inherent racism for even suggesting the possibility. And probably also a searing indictment of my inherent racism for thinking that the sentence could just as easily be ended after ‘bored’ and still have semantic value. Marvelous new post-racial America we’ve been brought to under this current administration, ain’t it?
Continue reading #rsrh QotD, Infinite Silly Season Edition.
[UPDATE]: Welcome, Hot Air readers.
Having reviewed the completely voluntary decision of the White House to freak out over Ben Domenech’s mention in passing of now-probable USSC nominee Elena Kagan’s rumored sexuality – and before anybody freaks out in their turn, note this passage, please:
…as the reaction from Julian Sanchez and Matt Yglesias shows, I was not alone in that apparently inaccurate belief.
…one wonders what all the fuss was about. After all, Ben, Sanchez, Yglesias, Glenn freaking Greenwald – and for that matter, myself – are all more or less in agreement that a strong reaction to this is at least a bit odd. In a world where Senators Cornyn & Sessions can both readily and for the record state that sexual orientation is not a barrier for a Supreme Court spot, why would the White House jump on this issue with both feet? And why did they, by the way, do so in a manner that explicitly and authoritatively denies that Ms. Kagan is gay? It’s a mystery… Continue reading #rsrh Ben Domenech freaks out the White House.