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Friday, July 22, 2005

I Don't Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

Wonkette goes ballistic over Ann Coulter's take on the Dread Pirate Judicial Nominee Roberts (emphasis added):

Just when we were ready to settle back and let lefty interest groups ineffectually gum their way into the center of the Roberts nomination fracas, along comes the redoubtable Ann Coulter, to alert us that the fetus-defending, Florida 2000-strategizing jurist is insuffiently right-thinking. Here's the nub of the pundit-stick-figure's lament:

Conservatism is sweeping the nation, we have a fully functioning alternative media, we’re ticked off and ready to avenge Robert Bork . . . and Bush nominates a Rorschach blot.

Let's just review that reasoning for a moment: You've won control of the political climate and all three branches of government . . . and you're "ticked off"? So much so that you think a "fully functioning alternative media" will put over a hard-right nominee to the Supreme Court? And this would all avenge Robert Bork . . . how, exactly? We're thinking Bush may have nominated a Rorschach blot because, well, you really NEED one, girlfriend.

And you need some vocabulary lessons, Holly. "Control" means that you get to make something do whatever you want it to do. What kind of barking moonbat would think for a moment that Dubya has been able to implement all of his political agenda? Or that even a significant portion of what he accomplisged got down with relative ease and efficiency?

Anybody pay attention to the judicial nominations? Children have been born and taught to form coherent sentences in less time than it took for some of those nominees to get a floor vote - and some are still waiting.

Why is Social Security privatization taking so long if the Republicans have control?

And how about spending policy? Would Bush be spending differently if he didn't have to appease liberal Democrats and Spectral Republicans? We don't know for sure, because we haven't had majority support for sound economic policy in both houses in recent memory. Let's get Blue Staters of both parties to vote for some actual fiscal conservatives, and see if Bush continues to act like a drunken Spring Breaker in Cancun with the parents' credit cards.

How can the Republicans control anything if they're not even unified? Even the fiscally conservative ones can't agree on whether free market principles should apply to airports.

Andrew Sullivan calls her post a "classic diss." Inconceivable.

Well, not inconceivable that Sully would say such a thing.

Update: The Dread Justice Roberts has been sighted.

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