Thursday, July 10, 2008

Election 08 trivia bites - Coulter and Huffington

Now that Jesse Jackson has bought the sound bite into play it must be time to grab hold of those quick grab’s – Election 08 trivia bites.

The media can’t decide if it was off or out; balls or nuts and Jackson says he didn’t know the mic was on, and it was out of context.

While most of the trivia bites in this series have unambiguous meaning, they are still no doubt out of context, that is the fun of trivia. But we don’t want to lose these gems.

So let’s lead off with the undisputed queens of campaign commentary - Ann Coulter and her nemesis Arianna Huffington :

Coulter lists

The Ann Coulter hate List

  • Moderate Republicans like McCain (in the world of moderate Republicans an environmental event qualifies as a religious observance.)
  • McCain has ostentatiously attacked every issue of importance to conservatives and embraced every crackpot liberal idea.
  • The left's has a plan to exterminate the human race, called "global warming."
  • Not being ignorant "centrists," we know what a world-class disaster B. Hussein Obama will be.
  • "centrists" These are people who have no opinions because they know nothing about national issues.
  • "centrists" the ones who check the "not sure/no opinion" box on polls regarding the legalization of cannibalism
  • Words mean nothing to liberals
  • Hillary has won the popular vote in a Democratic primary, while Obambi has won under the rules
  • Hillary's more of a man than Gore ever was
  • Liberals seem to imagine the Constitution is a treatise on gay marriage
  • Americans have no constitutional right to vote for president, at all
  • According to five liberals on the Supreme Court, you do have a right to sodomy and abortion!

John McCain hate list according to Coulter.

  • the Christians (Jerry Falwell an "agent of intolerance.")
  • the conservatives
  • the Swift Boat Veterans ("dishonest and dishonorable.")
  • the gun-and-God clingers
  • the fanatical pro-lifers

Arianna Huffington

Quotes about AH

The highly opinionated voice behind The Huffington Post…

a clearinghouse of mostly worthless opinions, many of them from Hollywood

  • Townhall's Chuck DeFeo, on stage, rightly calls this out as a return to the worst of old media's Voice of God - Except this time, more overtly in service of a partisan agenda
  • Arianna's emphasis on defining The Truth underscores a leftist modus operandi: control the information flow
  • While conservatives scramble to control the downstream opinion flow, Huffington has a larger vision of her media empire as a source of pseudo-objective news
  • The left has long understood that to control the media is to control the first draft of history
  • "the most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus,"
  • "an intellectual lap dancer,"
  • "only interested in power and money,"
  • “She wants to overthrow the government”

AH quotes

  • Iraq is an unmitigated disaster is an objective Truth and the media should never consider reporting on it as anything but
  • … voters have a choice between "the pro-life corporation party and the pro-choice corporation party"
  • "America is a fast-ticking time bomb . . .
  • American politics is becoming a sewer . . .
  • How long will it be before the field is filled with only psychopaths - candidates immune to the cost, to their families and themselves, of round-the-clock sleaze and slander?
  • The media - "whether it's due to lethargy or lechery, reporters are more and more frequently choosing the salacious over the significant, the expedient over the essential"
  • …the Obama campaign is making a very serious mistake. Tacking to the center is a losing strategy.
  • Watering down that brand is the political equivalent of New Coke. Call it Obama Zero.
  • Throughout the primary, Obama referred to himself as an "unlikely candidate." Which he certainly was -- and still is.
  • So why start playing to the political fence sitters -- staking out newly nuanced positions on FISA, gun control laws, expansion of the death penalty, and NAFTA?

    Quotes in AH articles
  • "The Republican Party is a dead rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of Weekend With Bernie [sic], handcuffed to a corpse."
  • "If we [Republicans] were dog food, they would take us off the shelf."


D.K. Raed said...

must be the liberal bias in me, but when you compare the two side-by-side, I find myself outraged at Coulter and agreeing with Huffington. Though I have to admit, Coulter gets in more zingers (i.e. "Hillary is more of a man than Gore ever was").

So I do wonder if maybe I am blinded by my own prism of reality, because apparently plenty of people see things just the opposite of me, so maybe .... nah ...

BTW, I think McCain's idea of "green" is nuclear. His idea of "full employment" involves everyone leasing out their back yards for nuclear waste storage. So add to the McCain hate list: those who advocate Yucca Mtn as the nation's nuclear dump, because where is the opportunity for individual american's to make money off that? or, why stop with american back yards? hell, no matter where you reside in the world, you could make some extra walking around coin leasing us the right to dump nuke waste in your yard. This is an idea that could "radiate" goodwill back by the gigaton. (grin) ...

Cart said...

I have been trying to compile this stuff without bias, but honestly the conservatives are delivering the zingier stuf, and landing the better insults. Even if most of the latter are against there own.
The Progressives just don't have enough Jacksons on their side. Must be something to do with mental regression.

D.K. Raed said...

hmmm...mental regression, like progressives are too primitive ... or did you mean mental recession, like Dumbkopf Gramm, who wouldn't know recession from an anal fissure even if he could feel it rupturing, alluded to?

Cart said...

Ooooops, did I misquote Dr Phil? You have to admit, the dumb arses are throwing up some god word play fodder.

D.K. Raed said...

now I KNOW you are doing this on purpose ... GOD word play ... perfect!

Cart said...

Oh my Good, I am having a bad day :(