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The New Ann Coulter

November 13th, 2013
Sarah Palin has a new book out on the fictional War on Christmas, with dancing images of liberal atheists becoming apoplectic whenever anyone wishes them a “Merry Christmas!” and liberals generally destroying America. Twice now I have been sorely tempted to post rebuttals of what she said, but have come to the realization that Palin needs to be treated the same as Ann Coulter: an opportunistic cultural baiter whose statements can all be boiled down to a simple “I hate liberals for reasons that have no basis in reality.” Such statements can only be addressed by ignoring them; it never pays to argue with crazy people.

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  1. Troy
    November 14th, 2013 at 06:04 | #1

    Good piece on movement conservatism via Digby today:

    “This fight goes all the way back to the beginning and has been present in our culture and politics ever since. It’s never going away. Circumstances change its contours, one side may be ascendant while the other licks its wounds, but it’s always present. This battle defines us.”

    Talking about Perlstein’s:

    http://www.thenation.com/article/177018/grand-old-tea-party

    “A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.”

    +

    “You can fool some of the people all the time”

    =

    the political divide we have today. I’m not terribly sanguine about the US’s future, given how many bone-stupid people we have here.

  2. Troy
  3. Troy
    November 15th, 2013 at 06:03 | #3

    http://blogd.com/wp/index.php/archives/6746

    5 years on, and they’re still lying with impunity.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/11/13/cable-news-ratings-for-tuesday-november-12-2013/215340

    Half this nation wants to be lied to.

    which reminds me, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies_and_the_Lying_Liars_Who_Tell_Them

    is from 10 years ago now.

    Obama’s done a better job than I could have as President, but that’s a pretty low bar to clear. What he, and the intelligentsia in general, didn’t really understand in 2008 was that the previous decade’s boomtimes was entirely artificially generated by consumer debt take-on:

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CMDEBT

    +$6T in the 6 years between the recessions.

    “ObamaCare” was a good idea, more or less (given the realities of the liberal/conservative power balance in the 2009 Senate), but the Senate’s insistence on complications made it pretty hard for people to understand, and concomitantly easy to demagogue.

    Economy-wise next year may not be horrible, things might continue to recover, or they may not. Tough to see.

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