Thursday, September 21, 2006

The David Broder matrix:

In a column praising "independence" and "centrism" - without really saying what that's supposed to be about, Broder mentions several politicians. Here is how they are described:
Sen. John McCain not an ordinary man
Sen. Lindsey Graham not an ordinary man
Sen. John Warner not an ordinary man
Colin Powell one of the most admired Americans
George W. Bush lawless and reckless
Michael Bloomberg man of the center
Sen. Lincoln Chafee has virtue of independence
Sen. Mike DeWine forming a center for the Senate
Democrat running as an independent  
Joe Lieberman man of the center
Al Gore arrogant know-it-all
John Kerry arrogant know-it-all
Rep. Sherrod Brown loud advocate of policies that offer a false hope
Clearly, Broder is a one-party man. Republican. He sees no role for Democrats. If there is a problem, it's up to Republicans to fix it (with the Democrats doing nothing more than voting to support whatever policies McCain, Warner, et al, advocate).

He also takes to task "vituperative, foul-mouthed bloggers on the left". Apparently, he's never listened to Michael Savage, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, Mike Gallagher, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, or read Little Green Footbals, Protein Wisdom, Powerline, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler - to mention just a few.


You are becoming more and more of a buffoon. You write:

"Bush was elected twice, over Democrats Al Gore and John Kerry, whose know-it-all arrogance rankled Midwesterners such as myself."

And as a result you supported George W. Bush, because he was likable. Look what we got, what you helped get us. You, rather belatedly, have discovered that George W is equally a buffoon. But you are so strongly anti-Democrat that you focus on the Republican middle, or moderates. You have been so inconsistent of late that you have no credibility.

By the way, Midwesterners have lost a lot of manufacturing jobs. Do they blame the Democrats for this? And while we're on the Midwest, what about the Ohio vote that cost Kerry the election? Midwesterners can be strange.

Go look for an ice floe and do society a favor.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 9/22/2006 4:05 AM  

Bob Somerby tears "The Dean" a new one.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/22/2006 11:09 AM  

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