Thursday, December 22, 2011


I see via Memeorandum that the knives are out for Ron Paul -- he's getting deserved scrutiny for racist newsletters published in his name in the 1990s and he's essentially being called a traitor to the U.S. by Murdoch hatchetwoman Dorothy Rabinowitz in The Wall Street Journal.

As I said in my last post, this is the third guy the GOP Establishment's thumb-breakers have gone after since Labor Day on Mitt Romney's behalf, after Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. Which brings me to another headline I see at Memeorandum: "Huntsman Is the Best Choice for GOP," the title of an editorial in the Concord (N.H.) Monitor.

I've been extremely skeptical about Huntsman's chances in this race and my opinion hasn't changed, but, y'know, the guy could do all right in the Granite State. And if Romney still looks vulnerable by then, I'm really looking forward to the inevitable unleashing of the Republican goon squad on him.

I'm looking forward to it in part because I find Huntsman insufferably sanctimonious -- but mostly because centrist insider journalists and pundits are inclined to like Huntsman, and I wonder how they're going to react when someone they like is getting this treatment. Cain? Gingrich? Paul? The Beltway media doesn't really feel the need to offer any of them backup, regarding all of them as rather clownish -- but Huntsman embodies the insider journos' Third Way savior fantasies. Will a back-alley beatdown of upset them? Will they rally to his defense? Or will they just decide that the strong horse -- i.e., weak Mitt Romney backed by the GOP enforcers -- is how we'll get to right-centrist paradise?


Ten Bears said...

With a three month supply of water and dried goods, several thousand rounds of ammunition and my faithful old deer rifle and revolver, I want these squaws to come after this extreme centrist.

But of course, they won't. they don't have the courage.

c u n d gulag said...

Well, since Huntsman's their double-secret crush, if he comes out to the front, they'll gush, and trip all over themselves.

But, of course, ever mindful of who signs their checks, if they're told to attack him, well then, they latch onto him like a pitbull with lockjaw onto a femur.

Ten Bears said...

CNN's WAR-MONGER Gloria Borger is married to LANCE MORGAN. The chief communications and crisis strategist of POWELL TATE. Powell Tate is a D.C. firm that represents every part of the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that Ron Paul wants to reduce!
This is a total conflict of interest! Her husband's firm includes overseeing a coalition to support congressional funding to parts of the USA Military! All of these "journalists" are profiting from all these wars!

AmPowerBlog said...

"Murdoch hatchetwoman..."?

She's practically a granda, sheesh. And Paul is basically a leftist on foreign policy. He hates America and abets our enemies. Like progressives.

c u n d gulag said...

It's "Teh DR. Donalde DouglASS," "AmericaneoCLOWN," and dumbest motherfucker on the intertubes, back for his 3rd uninvited appearance of the week.

I think he comes for the politics, but stays for the company, don't you? Or, maybe it's the roast beef.

How's that hunt for Sasquatch in the Holy Land going, Doc?
Find him yet?
Better hurry - American-Israeli relations depend on your success!

What a dope! What a MAROON!!!

c u n d gulag said...

By the way, Steve, the way he's lurking around here, I think Dr. Dumbass DouglASS has a crush on you!

I'd guard my flank, if you know what I mean...

Steve M. said...

A granda? Is that like a female grandee?

And if you meant "grandma," well, since when can't older women wield (literal or figurative) hatchets? Old men do it all the time.