Jacob Weisberg, Democrat. Dem-o-crat. #rsrh


In trying to explain why our political paralysis seems to have gotten so much worse over the past year, analysts have rounded up a plausible collection of reasons including: President Obama’s tactical missteps, the obstinacy of congressional Republicans, rising partisanship in Washington, the blustering idiocracy of the cable-news stations, and the Senate filibuster, which has devolved into a super-majority threshold for any important legislation. These are all large factors, to be sure, but that list neglects what may be the biggest culprit in our current predicament: the childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large.

What? No. Jacob Weisberg doesn’t want to move. He just wants all of you to move. And approximately 90% of the population of the United States, apparently.

Moe Lane

PS: If you’re scratching your head about what was so bad about this article, do me a favor?  Tell everybody about it, and mention your political affiliation in the process.  Can you do that? You can?  Great!  Thanks a bunch.

PPS: H/T Hot Air Headlines, by the way.  Sorry: the firstborn suddenly decided to engage in antics.

Obama: 119,000,000 Americans unpatriotic.

Well, it’s like this.  When you compliment three Republican Senators for planning to vote for your debt bill, and you make that compliment using the term “patriotic,” it then follows that you are implying that the people who aren’t voting for said bill are unpatriotic.  From that, it follows that the people who don’t support the bill are unpatriotic, too.  There are roughly 300 million people in this country: CBS News told us that 39% of them (and rising) don’t support the Democrats’ debt bill.  That works out to 119 million people who aren’t patriotic enough for the President of the United States.

Note that I’m being nice in my choice of polls, here.  Rasmussen says that Obama’s unpatriotic list would be somewhere around 129 million;  Gallup has it at 51 million outright traitors, and 111 million of doubtful loyalties.  And that’s just this week; how many traitors will there be the next?

Moe Lane

PS: No, of course the usual suspects of the Online Left won’t object to Obama doing what they claimed Bush did.  They shut up and took it for FISA, the war in Iraq, and rendition, didn’t they?  If they won’t blink at the administration’s casual embrace of exporting torture, they certainly won’t blink at this.