Feb
11
2013
2

QotD, In Obama’s Shoes I Wouldn’t Pander To The Washington Post Either edition.

Ed Morrissey is quite succinct when he answers the Washington Post’s plaintive complaint on the way that Barack Obama kicks around print newspapers:

Simply put, Obama isn’t going to change his media strategy as long as it works and he doesn’t pay a price for it.  Why should he?

The answer to Ed’s question is, by the way, Barack Obama shouldn’t.  Oh, sure, from the point of view of fairness and openness and responsibility the President should be showing some character, here – but he doesn’t have to, and if you assess the situation in terms of mere power then Barack Obama shouldn’t indulge the weak.  Particularly the Washington Post, which has deliberately made itself weak in the first place.  I know that this is a harsh attitude to take, but as I have (often) noted before: you can’t make me respect you if you won’t even respect yourself.

Mar
22
2012
5

#rsrh QotD, Let’s Not Eat Our Seed Corn Edition.

Ed Morrissey, in the process of explaining why Marco Rubio should not be the VP nominee in 2012*:

Yes, I know Obama only had two years in the Senate before beginning his run for the top spot.  Look how well that’s working out.

Although I’m sure Barack Obama means well.  Or, to quote Robert Anton Wilson, I’m sure he means something.

Moe Lane

*Essentially, it’s the lack of executive experience in general and the only been in the Senate for a little over a year in particular.  I fully agree.  Two terms as Senator: a term as Florida Governor; then Rubio can be President.  Rubio’s a young guy, so we’ve got time to wring out a decent decade’s worth of work out of him.

Jul
06
2011
4

Of two minds on this @keder thing.

Ed Morrissey noted today that the paid-for-with-your-tax-money White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response Jesse Lee seems to have an unhealthy obsession with countering Kevin Eder’s Twitter feed – much to the amusement of, well, everybody*.  Lee then apparently decided to up his game by responding to Ed, which may or not represent a guilty conscience; a tacit admittance that Morrissey’s point was well taken; or a particularly comprehensive AI simulation program.  It’s hard to tell with the Left on Twitter, sometimes; they get worked up so over every little thing.

Still, while it’s fun to kick them, I don’t think it’s something that you want to make a habit of.  After all, the Online Left’s job is to keep us from doing our job, which is to show up the Left’s masters not doing their jobs.  Or, as I put it back in 2010When I’m on my way to the main hall to deliver a message I see no reason why I should stop at the kennels along the way.

Which is why this isn’t a front page post on RedState. Frankly, Jesse Lee needs to up his game if he wants to get that kind of attention on a regular basis.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*No, we’re not sure why Kevin was so honored, either.  And by ‘we’ I am including Kevin, who is just as entertained and surprised as the rest of us.

May
22
2011
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#rsrh I don’t think that Ed Morrissey likes…

Jimmy Carter all that much.

[Carter’s] given Republican and Democratic Presidents alike reason enough to pray that someone builds Carter a Habitat for Humanity home that locks from the outside.

Not that I blame Ed, but he’s usually a lot nicer about people.  Then again: History’s Greatest Monster, and all that.

Apr
10
2010
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#RSRH Quote of the Day, Ed shouldn’t have bothered edition.

Hope springs eternal, I guess:

One of our passengers in the van opened the door to engage them and asked them if sex was a human right, to which they shouted “Yes!”  Maybe they’d like to explain how that works when one can’t find a partner f0r that kind of activity, but that would presume that they understand the concept of human rights at all.  Since they’re arguing that health care and housing are “rights,” I doubt they would grasp the dilemma.

This is from the SRLC, whose counter-protests were apparently… lacking.  Mind you, given the way that the Left’s faux-populism has been shown up lately by actual grassroots activists, possibly I am merely judging progressives by a standard that they are simply inherently incapable of meeting.

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