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Nordlinger making weak lemonade out of a bitter pill. Or something.

Aimless, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy's on a roll:

y Jay Nordlinger
March 7, 2012 2:59 P.M. Comments0
Have you noticed that, when Romney wins, he can’t quite win? I mean, his victories are spun as losses, or not-good-enough wins.

He wins New Hampshire, and everyone says, “Own backyard. Neighboring state. Spent a lot.” He wins Florida, and they say, “Spent a lot. Was mean to Newt.” Wins Nevada, and they say, “Lotsa Mormons.” Wins Michigan, and they say, “Home state, whaddya want? Should’ve won by more.” Wins Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, they say, “No big deal. Doesn’t really count.” Wins Ohio, and they say, “Squeaker!”

A reader of ours writes, “When Newt won South Carolina, why did no one say it was ‘in his own backyard’? When Rick was campaigning in Ohio, why did no one point out it was a ‘neighboring state’ of Pennsylvania? Why is Romney’s wipeout win in Massachusetts less impressive than Newt’s plurality win in Georgia?”

Etc.

I have a feeling that, if Romney’s the nominee, and he beats Obama on Election Day, many in the Right blogosphere will find a way to grouse about it. Me, I’ll be dancin’ and singin’ like those Munchkins in the movie.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately he is referring to this movie:

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Entertainment!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/292780/conspiracy-again-editors

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is he being disingenuous, or does he truly not get that pouring vast amounts of money and resources into winning states and then barely winning does not bode well for the general election? xp

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that first paragraph. that is magnificent partisan-mind blame shifting and belongs in a museum.

goole, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Nordlinger believes life is actually like a musical production.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

pouring vast amounts of money speech, you mean

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger's writing style and cyclical bursts of activity make me think he has serotonin-receptor issues.

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Art of Swagger: The Artist, Obama, and the Republican Candidates
By William F. Gavin
March 8, 2012 3:28 P.M.

President Obama is a swaggerer. No other word for it. Look at the way he moves across the stage, notice his little gestures, the very way he holds his head when walking. This guy is swaggering and that is not good news for Republicans. Despite the argument that the economy is the issue, we don’t vote for policies, we vote for individual human beings. And a swaggering attractiveness is one of the qualities we look for in a president. FDR, wheel-chair bound, always gave the impression of swaggering, and he was irresistible to the electorate.

This all came to me, oddly enough, while I was watching the Academy Award–winning movie, The Artist. At the beginning of this (almost) silent movie, there is a scene that sets the tone, immediately establishing the personality of 1920s movie idol George Valentin (played by French actor Jean Dujardin). At the end of a screening of one of his movies, Valentin comes on stage to receive the adulation — indeed, the adoration — of the audience. From the moment he appears, he shows off shamelessly. He glides like a dancer — which he is — and moves as if everything in the world belongs to him, which, in that moment, it does. He is a star, and the only word that can convey what he is doing is swaggering. It is this swagger, much more eye-catching and attractive than a mere strut, that makes him a star, and it is his stardom out of which his swagger emerges. When he loses his stardom he moves differently, slowly, hesitantly, as if he is lost, which, of course, he is.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

swagger like jagger

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

If there were a bulwer-lytton contest for political blogging, it would be called the corner

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck with the empty suit angle while running mitt.

bnw, Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking a different type of nutbag but I can't search for those pictures ate work

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha!

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293329/re-let-syria-be-michael-ledeen

interesting to see two true blue fanatics going at it

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"there wasn’t much in the way of internal opposition to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, or Mao. The German, Russian, Italian, and Chinese peoples were quite enthusiastic about the evil men and evil systems that ruled them."

oh really!

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's just so... weird

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you guys read Ledeen's resume?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i gather he was something close to a mussolini defender, eons ago

i don't know his full bio, no. a nixon henchman, i thought?

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

even with the most surface-level reading, Mao and Stalin came to power on the heels of massive civil wars, then there was Trotsky and all the purges and... I mean just what

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys guess what Jews do not count as "German people." This has been today's moment in Ledeenistory.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the comments:

"For a man who warmly embraces the likes of racist Professor Bell in public. . . "

It's almost mind-boggling to watch the echo chamber work in real time. I absolutely guarantee that the writer of this comment had never heard the name "Derrick Bell" one week ago.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

My dear professor George Mosse would bellow from his grave if he thought I’d left the ranks of cultural historians.

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

george mosse was pretty liberal. strange how things turn out.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

(like i read his wiki bio yesterday, ha)

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

how did we miss this one

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291997/where-are-women-not-all-laughing-kathryn-jean-lopez

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

you said it!

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I realize it’s a silly skit, but this is our culture. The comedy shows and the White House are on the same page.

Last week, in that “Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty” video the Heritage Foundation put together, Representative Marsha Blackburn said, “The American people have been awakened to what this administration is doing. It will be a fight. And I believe it will be a worthy fight.”

I pray that’s true. But have they gotten the wake-up call? Has a majority? Or are we laughing as our country changes under our watch?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fartman
02/27/12 10:42

Culture is important but fewer and fewer people care about the direction we are going. I see no hint of a restoration of virtue. We will crash and burn.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

A lot of progressives like to pretend that conservatives don't have a sense of humor (despite Steyn, Lileks, Long, O'Rourke, Goldberg, etc. just for a few examples

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to Fartman's restored virtue, when he becomes Pootman.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

the thing is, the culture has ALREADY CHANGED when it comes to birth control and what we're currently seeing is a determined effort to change it back

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me of those "god's stimulus package" prolife billboards

yes, let's breed ourselves out of this recession

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

brokering (pimping) (stevie), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that why K-Lo looks windblasted

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

kathryn jean teasdale

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293679/presidential-embarrassment-about-gas-victor-davis-hanson

The truth? The Obama administration all along has been captive to the cult of man-made global warming as expressed by Al Gore, and saw high fossil-fuel prices as a good thing in reducing their use and thus “cooling” the planet, while make subsidized wind, solar, and hybrid power competitive. Worse still, the Obama technocrats naively thought that changing habits, rather than recessionary times, had temporarily lowered demand and thus prices, and were completely caught off guard when a recovering global economy, expanding Chinese and Indian appetites, and unrest in the Middle East all sent oil futures skyrocketing. Had we opened up federal lands for drilling three years ago and encouraged the private sector to drill at breakneck speed as a matter both of national security and national financial solvency, we might well have had at least the expectation of 1–2 extra million barrels coming on line that would have dampened speculation.

"the truth"

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

yo goole you gotta check out that ben stein essay about pat nixon

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i made a thread about it

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

as in 'dry eyes/bueller' ben stein?

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the very same

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beautiful Pat Nixon by Ben Stein

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293846/rick-santorum-right-about-pornography-hilary-towers

this person has written two and only two articles for NR, on this topic.

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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