"Sorry. I know you were shooting for making the number one most idiotic comment on this site but you have lost some points for your lack of originality. Aric still has you beat.
Although, you can certainly try again if you wish. Who knows? With half a brain like yours at work, anything is possible."
I was providing an honest answer to Aric's question based on a logical extrapolation of behavior that conservative pundits and bloggers have displayed in the past.
I did this because you seemed to be afraid to address the question. That's not surprising, since this entire post is about your own fear of dealing with criticism of your philosophy. Dave Neiwart writes a series of intelligent, well-researched posts on the rise of eliminationist rhetoric on the right. You don't want to deal with it, so you just pretend the word doesn't exist.
Then you conclude the post by basically saying that since you can't adequately address the points raised by Glenn Greenwald, you're going to ignore him.
There's really not much difference between your post and a petulant five year old sticking his fingers in his ears and repeating "la la la I can't hear you" ad nauseum.Comment Posted By Tenzil Kem On 20.07.2006 @ 13:52
"If someone were to murder a supreme court justice or a reporter for the NYT would the right side of the blogsphere applaud or condemn it?"
The commenters at Free Republic and LGF would be rejoicing and high-fiving. Ann Coulter would be in an orgasmic frenzy.
Conservative pundits would probably not come out and applaud the act in public. Many would no doubt be privately ecstatic.
They would work quickly to propogate two talking points:
1. The assassin was in no way emblematic of conservatism, and no blame can be placed on any conservative pundit or blogger for the act. Those doing so are crazy left-wingers looking to exploit this tragedy for political gain.
2. This sort of unfortunate incident wouldn't have occurred if journalists and judges weren't interfering with Bush's war on terror. They should learn that their treasonous actions can have serious consequences.
In other words, deny all responsibility and blame the victim--two of the hallmarks of modern "conservatism."Comment Posted By Tenzil Kem On 20.07.2006 @ 11:17
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