I remain of the view that he deserves credit for being the first American with real political accountability to tell the truth about the depth of our fiscal predicament
Projecting 2.8% unemployment is telling the truth? Cutting social programs and giving the savings to the rich in the name of deficit-reduction is telling the truth? What exactly was truthful about Paul Ryan’s plan? Oh, I know, it’s brave because its barbarism annoys liberals. Was it Winston Churchill or Edmund Burke who defined courage as grace while punching hippies?
I’ve always been ambivalent about Daily Dish. I like the cute videos and the quality of the writing. For a time, I admired Sullivan’s, admittedly self-important, attempts to cast himself as the Orwell of the internets. No more. Sullivan’s lazy, incurious, simplistic cheerleading for RyanCare has diminished him and his place in the blogsophere (for what it’s worth). I see him now as just another glib, shallow Brit carpetbagger, the same as John Derbyshire or Tunku Varadarajan.