It’s hard to believe Maureen Dowd and her brother, Kevin, came from the same womb.
She hands her column over to him today and it is a delight.
As a semichastened Barack Obama appeared at the press conference following the election, he conjured up the image of the curtain opening in “The Wizard of Oz,” revealing a little old man working the controls, not the great and powerful Oz.
The president had to wonder how this could happen in two short years. He must long for the days when the media routinely referred to him as “cerebral and brainy” (savvy was never mentioned) and salivated over “Michelle’s amazing arms.”
The voters left no doubt about their feeling for his super-nanny state where the government controls all aspects of their lives and freedoms. Warning signs were up in the three elections held in Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey and with the noisy birth of the Tea Party. But the president, swathed in the protective cocoon of adulation and affirmation from the media and his own sycophants, soldiered on in his determination to turn our country into just another member of the failed European union — France without the food.
I recommend a full reading.
Not only is he on the right side politically, but he is a much better writer.
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In her column today, Maureen Dowd says that she just knows that Rep. Joe Wilson wanted to follow up his “YOU LIE” shout during Obama’s speech to Congress with the word “boy.” Because, according to the NY Times’ resident dolt, all Southerners are paranoid racists.
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.
But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
For two centuries, the South has feared a takeover by blacks or the feds. In Obama, they have both.
I’m from Boston so I must be a racist, too. You know, that whole busing thing.
This will be the meme for the rest of Obama’s presidency; disagree with The One and you are a racist. It’s getting old and it will fail.
So much for being post-racial.
VDH calls out MoDo on her PDS.
Much has been said about Maureen “I wanted to weave the idea into my column” Dowd’s latest take-down of Sarah Palin (“Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy.”) Her hit-piece is a self-parody. Instead, of seriously critiquing the wisdom or folly of Palin’s controversial decision to step down from the governorship, we get child-like sentences on spec like this:
On the shore of Lake Lucille, with wild fowl honking and the First Dude smiling, with Piper in the foreground and their Piper Cub in the background, the woman who took the Republican Party by storm only 10 months ago gave an incoherent, breathless and prickly stream of consciousness to a small group in her Wasilla yard.
In one shot, here is the caricatured snooty put-down of rural life (“wild fowl honking”), middle-class bourgeoisie culture and aspiration (“Piper in the foreground and their Piper Cub in the background”), and nowhereville in Middle America (“her Wasilla yard”).
VDH is always worth a full read through.