Sully: Moore Award Winner?

Andrew Sullivan:

It is quite something for a writer to accuse a presidential candidate of essentially supporting America's enemies, and of being full of venom and hatred for the United States, when he has served this country as a congressman for decades. [. . . N]otice the baldly McCarthyite language by Dorothy Rabinowitz.

If Christopher Hitchens were alive, he'd never stand for this Decadent Coastal Enclave-based Fifth Columnism.

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    The moat has failed. (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Addison on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 12:21:24 PM EST
    I mean, I suppose that it's at least good that Sullivan has come around, after a decade. But at the same time it appears he's come around in the most self-unaware, clueless, ego-driven way imaginable. Nauseating that he gets a voice. I might prefer Hitchens' idiotic blustering mulishness on these sorts of issues.

    Perhaps we can give a few more visas to people from Africa, Asia, and South America and fewer to English-born megapundits. I don't think producing wheelbarrows full of BS counts as a "specialty occupation", and if it does we've got plenty of American-born candidates.

    Or we can just build a wall between London and the US East Coast. We've already got a pretty nice, if apparently ineffectual moat. Maybe throw some cold-water alligators in there around Iceland.

    I hope Paul wins (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by BobTinKY on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 01:20:02 PM EST
    anything that results in a long overdue debate on our MIC/National Security State would be remarkable and very welcomed.  

    the GOP nomination that is (none / 0) (#7)
    by BobTinKY on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 01:38:02 PM EST
    in that way, at least some use will come of it.

    Agree (none / 0) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 09:51:03 AM EST
    He is encouraging the Conservative base to think.  Something that has been deeply discouraged by the party leaders since the Nixon era.

    It ismy hope that when debating Obama (none / 0) (#14)
    by BobTinKY on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 01:15:05 PM EST
    he will encourage liberals to think about these wars etc as well.

    mr. sullivan is clearly confusing (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by cpinva on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 04:01:07 PM EST
    rep. paul with...............someone else. for his entire public career, rep. paul has been a staunch advocate of completely changing our entire society, from the top down, replacing it with the long discredited "libertarian" ideal. that he, every so often, gets something right (1,000 monkeys at keyboards, shakespeare) hardly makes up for his being wrong 99.99% of the time.

    but the other potential GOP nominees (none / 0) (#15)
    by BobTinKY on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 01:16:15 PM EST
    are wrong 100% of the time.

    And that one or two things Paul is right about, those are pretty major things.


    Oh (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:51:46 AM EST
    this is doubly rich coming from Sully of all people.

    Yes Sully, it IS quite something (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:58:26 AM EST
    Glad you agree.

    Who hasn't uncritically and (none / 0) (#2)
    by andgarden on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:55:21 AM EST
    unapologetically published racism?

    I always apologize (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 12:49:07 PM EST
    What happened to Dorothy Rabinowitz? (none / 0) (#8)
    by NYShooter on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 01:56:56 PM EST
    I remember reading Rabinowitz's columns years ago and my recollection is that she was kind of witty, sharp tongued, and mostly attacked republicans. She kind of reminded me of a female "Lionel."

    Then, I didn't hear from her for a long time until she popped up with the Wall Street Journal Editorial gang. The wit I remember has morphed into full blown venom, and the only adjective that does her justice these days is "repulsive."

    Am I "mis-remembering" Rabinowitz?

    Does anyone else here have similar memories, or have I just jumped the shark?

    Sully has had a true change of heart (none / 0) (#9)
    by MKS on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 02:44:55 PM EST
    He has changed.....He no longer tries to support the Bell Curve, right?   Right?

    Arianna Huffington used to be Republican and got her then-husband within an eyelash of beating DiFi......

    I can't stand Andrew Sullivan (none / 0) (#11)
    by desmoinesdem on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:02:18 PM EST
    I do not understand why so many liberals cite him approvingly. He should be shunned in polite company.

    People (none / 0) (#12)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 12:02:14 AM EST
    or rather "progressives" love him because he supported Obama back in '08 conveniently forgetting all that Sullivan has done and said it seems.