Many readers will understand these things—but apparently, the netroots will not. Who is this major, famous pundit? Who is saying these things about Bush and Rove? The major pundit is Joe Klein—but, because some regard liberal readers as children, liberal readers are being spoon-fed other excerpts from Klein’s column and are being told—“Oh My”—that Klein is kissing Bush’s ring once again. You can see your kind being treated like children at this post, or here, or here. (Or here.) These posts include only the parts of Klein’s column which liberal leaders want you to see. And by the way, can we explain to you what you might have realized if you weren’t being thoroughly juvenilized? When Klein says that Bush was being “frothy” last week, that isn’t meant as a compliment either. Nor is it meant as a reference to blow jobs—the only metaphor in which some “liberals” now seem able to traffic.
It’s sad to see liberals treated like children. But, all through the annals of human history, “leaders” have been happy to please the masses in this manner. They’ll feed you the tidbits they want you to swallow. The babyish spinning of this column by Klein is just the latest example.
Let’s set the record straight. First, I am no liberal. The other sites he links to are, indeed, members of the fire-breathing left, and proud of it. Second, I really have no desire to see liberals succeed, so much as I want the current ‘conservatives’ to be thrown out of office. In my opinion, many liberal positions are still disastrous, but less damaging than the current crap being heaved at us by the nanny-state Republicans.
Finally, I have no desire to to treat my readers ‘like children.’ I read the Klein piece, and I felt like I was reading someting from an alternate universe. I commented on it, and I excerpted the part that I thought was most fanciful. I then included a link, because unlike some people (*cough* – BOB), I assume my readers are adults and will click through to the link and read the whole thing. They then can make their own decisions about what Klein wrote, and when they are done, they can come back here and, unlike some websites (*cough* – Bob), they can leave their comments and let me know if they agree or disagree. To date, 177 of my ‘children’ have done just that.
Daily Howler, indeed.
BTW- this is really the funniest part of Bob’s post:
These posts include only the parts of Klein’s column which liberal leaders want you to see.
I excerpted the first two paragraphs of the piece and provided a link. I didn’t selectively ‘choose’ the most ‘damning’ part- I cut and paste the first two paragraphs to give readers a taste of the babble.