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I think National Review has completely taken on the position of “snotty sarcastic kid in the back of the class.”

Amen, Paul. You know that if McCain could have made this special, they would have been calling it a triumph, but since it's the other guy, all they have are snide dismissals. God, I hope they all have bleeding ulcers for the next 8 years.

Posted by spencer | October 29, 2008 9:15 PM

Like you, Paul, I read The Corner every day. I hate every single minute of it, and I hate myself for doing it, but I simply can't look away.

Those people are completely delusional. Mark Steyn makes me want to punch a cute baby in the face and then feed my balls to a pit bull.

Posted by abe | October 29, 2008 9:21 PM

I think National Review has completely taken on the position of “snotty sarcastic kid in the back of the class.”

Actually, the National Review seems more like the kid in the black trenchcoat who, after realizing that achieving their twisted world view is hopeless, appears in the school cafeteria with an assault rifle.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 29, 2008 9:23 PM

and we are the elite? fuck them, this was as much real people as one could smoosh into 30 minutes and those assfaces have nothing but ridicule? way to show (AGAIN) your true stripes you neocon repugs.

Posted by LH | October 29, 2008 9:31 PM

Do these folks have any idea how unelectable someone espousing these sorts of views would be?
They are forgetting that the reason Bush was electable in the first place was because he seemed to have distanced himself from this sort of cold-blooded business centered laissez-faire nonsense.
I truly hope that in 2012 it's folks like this who will be advising Palin in her campaign.

Posted by kinaidos | October 29, 2008 9:33 PM

some of that is pretty funny though.

demonizing good humor makes you poor sports.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 29, 2008 9:37 PM

and i doubt they will back palin with gusto. theyre content being sarcastic jackasses.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 29, 2008 9:42 PM

@6: "Good humor"?

Posted by spencer | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM

The first few ones were funny. Karo syrup was gold.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 29, 2008 9:57 PM

The mean kid at the back of the class whose dad owns the factory that just laid off your dad and half the town when the company opened up a new plant overseas. That mean kid.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 29, 2008 10:08 PM

Oh, OK.

Posted by spencer | October 29, 2008 10:09 PM

I particularly love how they always paint the unions as big brutish thugs who have brutally raped the sweet, trusting corporations. Sort of like Stanley and Blanche....

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 29, 2008 10:13 PM

Oh no the repugs are learning how to snark. Please please don't let them learn irony too.

Posted by jessejb | October 29, 2008 10:13 PM

Right. Blame the greedy fucking workers for Ford's decline. Ignore the fact that their entire business model was built around sales of gas guzzling SUVs, which was completely dependent on $1 p/gal gas. Yep, that was totally sustainable if not for the greedy goddamned workers.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 29, 2008 10:16 PM

there is an absence of Love.

Posted by fixo | October 29, 2008 10:37 PM

The spirit of Wm. Buckley is alive and well, even if his kid is a duplicitous traitor and changeling.

Posted by John Bailo | October 29, 2008 10:57 PM


Never happen. That would require wit.


The current crop of shameless knuckle-draggers that are are the lifeblood of Bailo's party are almost (almost, mind you) enough to make one actually appreciate William F. Buckley.

Which kinda reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw not too long ago - "I never thought I'd miss Nixon."

Posted by Mr. X | October 29, 2008 11:08 PM

National Review represent the elitists that are the core of the Socialist Republican party.

Hope they've started packing their bags, cause forty years in the wilderness is a lot longer than they realize, and they never could make enough money at that rag.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 29, 2008 11:52 PM

Why are all you commenters upset about conservatives being clever? All of these arguments (OK, not the Ford one) are completely reasonable, and, unlike the vast majority of Republican writing, sound like no retarded monkeys were involved in their genesis.

I, for one, look forward to intelligent debate with conservatives.

Posted by Chip | October 30, 2008 6:41 AM

The conservatives like John Bailo here are too afraid now to espouse their actual ideas or to take on OBama on that level, so they resort to school yard Cartman- and Butthead-esque snarkery.

Like Obama says when you resort to that stuff you're trying to distract from showing you got no real content in what you say.

Posted by PC | October 30, 2008 7:30 AM

I'm Obama crazy, but I have to agree with most of the comments-- Republican or not. It was pretty schmaltzy. Hats off to them for some good snotty sarcastic zingers. I guess Slog fans haven't totally cornered that market after all.

I guess I'm growing nicer toward them, now that we're winning. Let them spend the next eight years posting catty comments on blogs, while we bask in our new national order.

Posted by robo | October 30, 2008 7:42 AM

Yea, that special was a soft focus plate of cheese w/ a side of cheese doodles dipped in queso sauce.

Posted by trufe | October 30, 2008 8:27 AM

right on the money as usual, jubilation.

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 30, 2008 8:37 AM

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