Monday, January 07, 2008

Compassionate Hypocrisy

This would be our nominee for Quote of the Week, except for the fact that even more idiocy surely will be manufactured by the same gang of political thugs at the National Review throughout this young week:
Jonah Goldberg [National Review]: There was a lot of us who did not like 'compassionate conservative' but were willing to go along with it for other reasons -- national security, better than Al Gore, all that kind of thing. Bush would be good on judges.
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The benefit of Bush's 'compassionate conservatism' is that it was mostly a marketing slogan.

Alex Chadwick NPR/Day To Day]: You mean you're worried that Mike Huckabee might actually mean it?

Jonah Goldberg: Yes, that's what I'm terrified of. * * * This guy means it. That is not what American conservatism has been for the last fifty years and it's not what it should be.
So, the next time Goldberg and his colleagues claim that they support, um, ah... anyone or anything, why should we believe them? They're probably just trying to sucker us, again, into supposing they mean what they say.

Never mind the political partisanship. Why on earth should anyone read a magazine edited by self-confessed liars and hypocrites like Jonah Goldberg?

1 comment:

TrumanDem said...

Jonah Goldberg's idea of conservatism is straight out of bizzaro world. The fact he even has a job writing gives one pause to wonder if there is a snowstorm in hell.