Mark Levin at the Corner:
Missed Story [Mark R. Levin]
How many people showed up for Obama’s rally in Kentucky? Oh, he didn’t campaign there?
Your average drive-by ranting commenter at this crappy little website has better research skills than the National Review. Not that this should surprise anyone.
There are many stupid people at The Corner. Mark Levin is one of the stupidest.
And don’t forget – Kathleen Parker, who wrote in a syndicated column that Obama doesn’t have the “blood equity” in our soil to be President because of his Kenyan father still writes over there, too. So NRO harbors a person who echo’s Nazi party rhetoric about “blood and soil”.
Funny – I didn’t see anyone over there ranting about how George “Macaca” Allen didn’t have “blood equity” in our soil because his mom was a French/Portuguese Jew born in Tunisia.
Oh yeah, I forgot – George Allen is white.
Me, I was enjoying William Kristol’s extolling Hillary’s unprecedented defeat of Obama by 41 points — ignoring McCain’s three defeats by greater-than-forty points *this year alone*.
Grand Moff Texan
Actually, playing dumb seems to be the only way for Republicans to avoid humiliation these days.
Poor wittle fings can’t think for them selfs!
Levin is a hateful man and a bad person. He also happens to be Sean Hannity’s brain and most of Limbaugh’s brain. Listen to his “thoughts” some time or read reviews of his crappy book. The dude is an ass and he’s the sort of hate-filled loon who drives the loons. Olberman called him out last night.
it would be nice if he could be held up for the ridicule he deserves.
John, is your email down? I tried to email you this ‘red alert, check for granite counters’ story from my gmail, and it kicked back.
Hey, apparently George Bush had the blood equity to run as Governor of Texas, even though he’s a Yale student from Connecticut. Dick Cheney got to be the sole Congressman from Wyoming for reasons only God and the voters of that state can explain given that he can probably count the number of years he’s lived there on one finger.
Don’t even get me started on Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California.
Inconsistency’s a bitch!
So glad you caught this. McClatchy had the story headlined from the Lexington Herald-Leader that Obama wouldn’t be campaigning in Kentucky, But the first graf noted how he’d been in Louisville a week ago Monday. I know there are issues between Louisville and the Bluegrass which date back to the days of Daniel Boone and the end of the Revolutionary War. But Louisville was then and remains a part of Kentucky. And yes, Obama had an excellent turnout here on rather short notice.
For some reason my email has been broken for a few months. When I re-design the site I will fix it.
The people who will read what Levin wrote won’t read the articles that point out why he was wrong. So to them its the truth. Same with Kristol. McCain lost Utah by 85 points but Kristols point will be internalized as truth by the wingnuts. I can already hear my friend calling me to relate this nugget.
“You’re boy thinks he can be president when he lost one of his own party’s primaries by over 40 points?”
“McCain lost Utah to Romney 90 to 5.”
“Really? I hadn’t heard that.”
This is how a typical conversation goes. Then he listens to Savage the next day and is completely lost again.
Thank you, John: I’ll take that as a compliment – low-enough bar to hurdle as it is….. ;)
That was a sweet catch: 90% Romney versus 5% McCain, in Utah.
Grand Moff Texan
Got a link?
In a brilliant follow up, K-Lo continues to bring the stupid.
Apparently, she only read some of the “are you a f***ing moron?” emails.
The National Review was founded in order to put an intellectual gloss on racism and segregationist apologetics. Its ongoing mission is to act as an intellectual gloss on robber-barony and neo-colonial apologetics. Truth, honesty, and grappling with objective reality are all things the National Review is committed to fighting against.
So, what is the surprise? This is just so much free-lance propaganda from a subsidized rag, generated by hacks who are otherwise unemployable. The Nation has a more sound business model, and a much better track record.
It’s strange to have to call typing ‘Obama Kentucky rally’ and getting 500,000+ google hits ‘research’, but since teh googles is still exotic to right wing bloggers and NYT columnists alike I guess it’s necessary.
That’s like saying watching the Jerry Springer Show makes you stupider than watching Judge Judy.
Hey man, it was tough work. I had to set down my beer for 15 seconds.
Great, a combination of nationalism and capitalism.
“How dare you question my blood equity?” i like the sound of that.
What about McCain – wasn’t he born in Panama?
Somebody wrote last week about Obama campaigning in Missouri and how the media market also included Paducah, Kentucky.
Ah, here we are:
Look at “clarifying the special comment” on the countdown website
But Kentucky is one of those pesky small states that Hillary told us doesn’t matter. Oh wait – was Hillary the Lifetime Yankee Fan or Hillary the Inevitable. I think it’s Hillary the Country Girl now?
Thanks, Kevin. I found a link at newsbusters, but obtaining it involved reading them lying about the intent and content of the message.
So, I think the Countdown website is the place to go.
And that’s because they turned people away.
I’m proud to say that that may be a direct quote of my e-mail.
When did douchebag Levin ever care about Kentucky, other than when sipping a few mint juleps at the Kentucky-fucking-Derby?
Grand Moff Texan
And thanks to timb for reading newsbusters so we don’t have to. What a bunch of pussies.
I don’t know if anyone has proposed it yet, but I think there should be something called the Kristol Certainty Principle. Named in the honor of one of the world’s biggest hacks, this principle states that the more certain a wingnut is that a particular statement is true, the more likely it is that the same statement is untrue. The interesting thing is that the truth or falsity of the statement is dependent upon the wingnut speaker and his or her certainty of the statement (measured by how many times he or she repeats it).
For example, let’s take Statement A. If Mark R. Levin claims that Statement A is true in a short post on the Corner, then the probability that the Statement A is false is approximately 78.5%. Now take that same statement and have Bill Kristol tout it in his weekly NYT column, say it again on the Fox Sunday morning show and repeat it once more in The Weekly Standard. The probability that the statement is false increases to 99.77%.
Grand Moff Texan
Why does Laura Ingraham hate our troops?
The question cannot be asked often enough.
Isn’t it interesting that Teresa Heinz Kerry, born in Africa, when she was a Republican, married to Rep. Heinz, a Republican, was just fine. But suddenly became a horrible no-good very bad elitist person when she was the wife of Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry?
Don’t turn your backs on these people.
Heh, they’re turning on BTD at talkleft. He posted a story that was mildly complementary towards Obama and the comment section flipped. Finally he had to post a comment (titled, “Why?”) that said, “I actually do not follow what you folks are objecting to here.”
Glad someone still reads those morons so I don’t have to. They got too delusional even for me, and I still occasionally read Alegre diaries on MyDD(!) (yes, she still refuses to ever reply to anything substantive with anything but ad hom).
Just out of interest, I counted the number of times one of the TL pro-Hillary denizens posted in the thread linked above. I found 18 entries in that thread alone.
Some pro-Obama people — ones who were being reasonable, not trolling — have gotten banned for posting to the site more than ten comments in a single day.
For a blog that was once strongly connected with legal commentary, the intellectual dishonesty is rather astounding.
What makes that thread really amusing is reading the deconstruction of the analogy. Really any interpretation of the off the cuff analogy that is negative is cheered on. You would think that the Icarus comment was the centerpiece of a major speech of Obama’s rather than a comment Obama said to his staff in New Hampshire with no reporters around.
Jeralyn now uses her “chattering” policy as a means to stifle opposing views. Basically it is a way to ensure the last word for herself and her fellow travelers. I was told I was chattering yesterday because I posted 5 comments. There are about 5 posters that post 50+ posts a day and she never says a thing to them.
Speaking of blood and soil, as Wilfred asserts, McCain was, in fact, born in Panama. Does that mean he doesn’t qualify? Does he even qualify as a meeting the Constitutional requirements of being born in the US?
She eventually figured out they weren’t job offers.
Lamont A Cranston
They actually preempted about ten minutes of the NBC affiliate’s local news broadcast to carry his speech live.
Of course, Bill made a personal appearance a week later. It’s sad to say, but before this campaign I would have jumped at the opportunity to listen to him. Now, the thought of 30 minutes of hearing anyone shill for Hillary was too much for me.
LOL! Set down your latte, and in 15 seconds, Google will answer your query…
Hell, I’ll save you the 15 seconds: Not that there was much doubt about it. Even Democrats, including rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, have said they didn’t see a problem with McCain meeting the constitutional requirement…
15 seconds? Really?
Putting the poster’s question (Does John McCain qualify as a meeting the Constitutional requirements of being born in the US?) into Google got me this:
Now maybe you read faster than me, but it took more than 15s to review it. Also it seems that there are a lot of conservatives asking this question: might the poster have been a Frappuccino Freeper?