Fair, Balanced, Lil' Bit Unhinged: FOX News, never shy when wearing it's heart on it's sleeve or Glock on it's hip, has launched an entire website dedicated to conservative opinion. There's thoughtful rage, blind rage, and impotent rage. Something for everyone. [foxnation.com]
Republicans Hate Obama, Democrats Love Obama, Move Along: The Atlantic's independently-minded scribbler Andrew Sullivan interprets Obama's poll numbers, which reveal that the faithful remain so, and the opposition continues with it's very loud seething. [andrewsullivan.com]
Gays Can Marry In Corn Country: The Mormons are having a little freak out, says Joe Sudbay. Specifically over Iowa joining the tide of states allowing homosexuals to legally be eligible for divorce. [americablog.com]
Walker, Texas Ranger, Theologian: The future President of Texas, Chuck Norris, would like you to know that no matter what the actual President of the United States says, we are a Christian nation. Got it? [creators.com]
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, Chuck Norris, Fox, The Blog Hole
As Fox Nation has been gleefully reporting, a new Pew Report shows that Barack Obama "has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades" with a 61 point difference between Democrats (88 percent) and Republicans (27 percent).
Andrew Sullivan responds…
The percentage of Republicans approving of Obama at this point is almost identical to that approving of Clinton in 1993. And it seems obvious to me that this is not a reflection of the president, but of the opposition. Republicans are historically far more hostile to presidents of the opposite party than the Democrats.
And this year, as Obama clearly reached out, and as Fox/Limbaugh/Drudge went into near parodic outrage, it's clearer than ever who is responsible. Check out the Independent vote. That's what matters.
Approval amongst independent voters is at 57 percent, which is one point higher than George W. Bush's was at this time in his first term.
And, while we're on the subject, Republicans' approval of Bill Clinton in 1993 was at 26 percent — one point lower than for Obama.
If the vital importance of all this number crunching is lost on you, then good for you. You probably get it more than you think.
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Polls
Change truly has come to the nation. Change of all kinds. Even some words are changing their meanings. Like, for example, "liberal."
Balloon Juice points us to this…
Forbes.com has its list of the “The 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media“. Here’s some of the people on the list: Maureen Dowd, Tom Friedman, Chris Hitchens, Andrew Sullivan, Fareed Zakaria, Fred Hiatt.
Come on! Where's Christopher Buckley? He said something nice about Barack Obama once. What about Joe Scarborough? He's on MSNBC; that must qualify him as a liberal, right?
Wait a minute! Scott McClellan's not on the list? He wrote a book that was critical of his time spent in Bush's administration. If that doesn't make you a liberal, what does?
And, really, couldn't we get Sean Hannity on that list? He supports the Emancipation Proclamation. Doesn't that qualify him for consideration?
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Fareed Zakaria, Joe Scarborough, Maureen Dowd, Scott McClellan, Sean Hannity, Thomas Friedman
* The NYT reports on exclusion of word "gullible" from new edition of OED…
* …follows up by blowing lid off left-wing conspiracy in support of bogus theory of "gravity."
* White House calls out NYT for the blackness of its kettle.
* PZ Myers is rightfully honored to be recognized by Andrew Sullivan as one of the best purveyors of "divisive, bitter and intemperate left-wing rhetoric."
* Will Barack Obama take the oath of office on a homosexual atheist's bible?
* Dick Cheney and Joe Biden need to get a room already.
* Al Franken leads Norm Coleman by even more people than went to see that Stuart Smiley movie.
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Al Franken, Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Christianity, Dick Cheney, Environment, France, George W. Bush, Inauguration, Joe Biden, Libertarian, Minnesota, New York Times, Norm Coleman, Pork Barrel, PZ Myers, Science & Technology, Senate
We Should Believe Sarah Palin When She Says She's Not a Pathological Liar. Why Would She Lie About That?
Andrew Sullivan attempts to justify his disgusting obsession with trying to figure out if Sarah Palin will kill us all…
I thought she was unqualified and unserious as a veep candidate in wartime but my first impression was to like her personally. It never occurred to me that she was a pathological liar. But blogging in real time is about honestly assimilating new data and new facts. And I have learned a great deal in a couple of weeks. And my working assumption now is that she is a pathological liar — even about things that are objectively checkable.
A pathological liar simply cannot be trusted to tell the truth about herself, even on a subject as routine as a pregnancy and infant son. I can't believe I'm asking these questions either. But in the absence of any answers, what am I supposed to do?
What are you supposed to do?
Um, hello… How about going out and buying a pit bull and some lipstick?
You don't even have to keep the dog. You can just shoot it from a helicopter.
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, Sarah Palin