October 19, 2010

Oh, I just don't know where to begin

I guess I'll begin at the beginning of this stupefying piece from the WaPo's Richard Cohen:

Can it be that the conscience of the Republican Party resides in a 26-year-old woman who has never held elective office and derives her authority, not to mention name recognition, for the fame of her father? I am referring to Meghan McCain...
Okay, let me stop you right there and answer your mind-numbingly retarded query with a firm and resounding "AW, HELLS NO," Richard. MeggyMac is not the anything of the Republican Party, much less its conscience. And authority? Seriously? You get paid to write this shit? I mean, nobody to the right of fucking Lenin gives a shit about what she thinks regarding the GOP.

Cohen is, of course slobbering over Meggy's appearance on a Sunday chat show where she called Christine O'Donnell "a nutjob." Cohen calls this deep analysis a "searing evocation of the truth" and a "refreshing statement of an obvious fact." Now, I think O'Donnell's a little flaky, and she's said some stuff that has made me wince, but elevating a lame insult to the level that Cohen does here suggests to me that there's maybe just a little more than some casual antipathy going on here.

Cohen continues:
McCain went further. Appearing on the ABC show "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," she noted that O'Donnell "has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is: One day, you can just wake up and run for the Senate, no matter how [little] experience you have." The only quibble my generation would have with that statement is the allegation that O'Donnell woke up. She seems to have slept through much of recent history.
Really? That's your only quibble? You don't have any problem with the fact that the only fucking reason this ditz is making these sort of pronouncements on national television is because her dad is famous? Which is, I noticed, a detail that you actually noted in your opening paragraph? No quibble over the idea that someone with no experience of her own is supposed to be taken seriously when leveling the same charge against someone else who is actually a few years older? Did that escape your notice, or are you willfully glossing over that shit?

I'll skip past his "blah, blah, the Tea Partiers are teh stoopid" and "Republicans only want to win" (like that's not something Dems worry about) boilerplate for this...
No doubt Meghan McCain will hear from her father about what she said. It was he who promulgated the GOP doctrine of win-at-any-cost when he chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Palin was, and remains, highly unqualified for the presidency, talented only in demagoguery. She came, like Eve, out of John McCain’s rib.
Three words, Dick: Barack. Hussein. Obama.

And that's really what this is all about, isn't it? People like Cohen can't own up to the idea that they backed an inexperienced, incompetent empty suit for a job—THE JOB—that he was completely unqualified for, so they resort to shouting "Look over there!" at whoever is the current object of their Two Minute's Hate. And when a "Republican" or "conservative" stalking horse like MeggyMac or Kathleen Parker or The Twat comes along to do their dirty work for them, so much the better! That invite to the next cocktail party is on the way.

Cohen concludes his drivel with this:
The pureness, the political virginity that is supposed to be the virtue of the political outsider, has come, as it is supposed to, from Meghan McCain. "Out of the mouths of babes…" the Bible says. And not a moment too soon.
I'm not a very religious guy, but I believe there's also a Bible verse that talks about noting the mote in someone else's eye while ignoring the beam in your own.

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