Really, it’s perfect.
‘Mysterious’ because even if they weren’t piled up in the street then the RNC says that they never got them. It’s just basically insanely easy to troll Donald Trump on Twitter, sometimes. Kind of hit or miss, but if you get the guy’s attention he’ll believe anything…
I guess Barack Obama should have said ‘Macaca,’ or something.
Fred Hiatt (the aforementioned editorial page editor) looks upon the wreckage in Syria that his own newspaper helped spawn (via their unrelenting support of Democrats in general, and President Barack Obama in particular), and has the sheer unmitigated nerve to be appalled:
When Obama pulled all U.S. troops out of Iraq, critics worried there would be instability; none envisioned the emergence of a full-blown terrorist state. When he announced in August 2011 that “the time has come for President Assad to step aside,” critics worried the words might prove empty — but few imagined the extent of the catastrophe: not just the savagery of chemical weapons and “barrel bombs,” but also the Islamic State’s recruitment of thousands of foreign fighters, its spread from Libya to Afghanistan, the danger to the U.S. homeland that has alarmed U.S. intelligence officials, the refugees destabilizing Europe.
Continue reading WaPo Editorial page Editor upset about the Syria crisis the WaPo helped spark.
You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter – but I don’t want to hit that. I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post’s reporting on the subject. This passage, in particular:
[Scott Walker’s] decision to take on public employee unions in Wisconsin in early 2009 created huge protests around the state Capitol building in Madison and left the state deeply polarized around his leadership…. That anger resulted in a recall election in 2012, which Walker survived. He went on to win his reelection campaign last November by a comfortable margin, and his three victories in four years have made him a hero among many conservatives.
Continue reading Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias.
Let me refresh your memory: once upon a time (well, June) Virginia state Senator (and Democrat) Phillip Puckett suddenly resigned, which essentially handed control of the state Senate back to Republicans (the Senate was previously evenly divided, with the Democratic Lt. Governor breaking all ties). Turns out that said state Senator wanted a nice tobacco commission job for himself and a judgeship for his daughter – and lo! Such things then came to pass. Horrible, horrible corruption and attempts to evade Virginia nepotism laws, of course – and I had only this thing to say in its defense*:
Besides, the Democrats do it all the time.
Indeed they do. Indeed, they do. Via Hot Air comes this report that the Democrats, in fact, tried to do it here: “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff left a voice-mail message for a Democrat who was on the verge of quitting the General Assembly in June, saying that the senator’s daughter might get a top state job if he stayed to support the governor’s push to expand Medicaid, according to descriptions from three people who heard the recording.” Continue reading Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D, VA): condemned [Puckett] judgeship deal in public, made his own offer in private.
Or that he hires people who do – because Jeff Bezos’ paper (The Washington Post, for those following at home) seems to have a problem with them these days:
A prominent American Jewish organization is denouncing The Washington Post for posting an animated cartoon on its YouTube channel depicting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu beating a Palestinian infant.
You know, I was kind of hoping that we had gotten past this particular sort of old nonsense. Apparently not all of us have.
Neil’s comment is apropos, here:
Seriously, we may have to start an affirmative action program to force academics and the media to take in actual conservatives and religious people, just so that the Left can learn to appreciate the Other.
PS: You cannot force a clear-cut First Amendment case to be about whatever the hell the Democrats need this week to avoid an electoral blowout. Reality doesn’t work that way.
Oh, this should generate some hate mail for the Washington Post:
The White House released a third iteration of the “U.S. National Climate Assessment,” claiming it is “the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever generated of climate change and its impacts across every region of America and major sectors of the U.S. economy.” The report emphasizes the need for “urgent action to combat the threats from climate change.” Well, here are five reasons voters don’t believe what the White House says on climate change…
Continue reading Washington Post (!) editorial writer (!!) slams administration over global warming hysteria.
Everyone in the world – well, maybe not quite that many people – is talking about this Washington Post-ABC poll/article that suggests that Barack Obama has been merely spitting in the wind for the last month. There’s a lot to mine in there, and not just for our side*, but this passage jumped out at me:
Although Obama’s overall approval rating is at its lowest point ever in Post-ABC polls, his disapproval is still a few points better than at its worst. That’s because more people than usual say they had no opinion. At this point, Obama’s approval rating looks only slightly better than that of President George W. Bush in the spring of 2006.
Continue reading WaPo uses the dread number ‘2006’ when discussing Barack Obama.
Ezra Klein, an analyst, columnist and pundit who runs The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, will leave the newspaper, taking two of his colleagues with him, according to an internal memo sent on Tuesday.
Mr. Klein is “looking to start his own news organization,” according to the memo, but his destination was not identified. He declined to comment on the matter when reached by email on Tuesday, but said he had not “signed anything with anyone.”
Continue reading @ezraklein out at WaPo, @VolokhC in.
This Washington Post article starts bad for the O’Malley administration…
More than a year before Maryland launched its health insurance exchange, senior state officials failed to heed warnings that no one was ultimately accountable for the $170 million project and that the state lacked a plausible plan for how it would be ready by Oct. 1.
Over the following months, as political leaders continued to proclaim that the state’s exchange would be a national model, the system went through three different project managers, the feuding between contractors hired to build the online exchange devolved into lawsuits, and key people quit, including a top information technology official because, as he would later say, the project “was a disaster waiting to happen.”
…and it never particularly gets any better for them, either. One reads this article with mixed emotions: on the one hand, it describes an unmitigated disaster that ended in screaming, wild accusations, ongoing lawsuits, and quite a lot of pain for quite a lot of innocent people*. On the other hand? I didn’t do it. Heck, I am one of the people who told them that the sites weren’t going to work. Continue reading WaPo: Maryland Democrats knew #Obamacare state exchange launch wouldn’t work.