David Kirkpatrick

December 1, 2009

Little Green Footballs’ Charles Johnson renounces the right

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:55 am

Not really too surprising given the overall tone of LGF the last year or so, but in a sense the right wing blogosphere lost something of a rock star with this announcement and ten part list of exactly why Johnson is no longer affiliated with right wing politics.

From the link:

And much, much more. The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

October 10, 2009

Impeach Obama?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:35 am

Obama hasn’t been in office for nine months and there is already a movement afoot pressing for impeachment? Really? This is very, very dumb and if it gets any publicity will only serve to further marginalize the political right — if that is even possible. Right now it’s heading toward that 15% number that pretty much any political poll will elicit and can be written off as a lunatic fringe.

Here’s the best bit from the link — the group pushing for impeachment has a very unique take on impeachment worthy behavior from POTUS:

The new effort might be described as part of Brown’s campaign to define impeachment down. On the homepage of the new site, Brown argues that the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” — the circumstances justifying impeachment, according to the constitution — doesn’t mean crimes in a legal sense. Rather, it refers simply to “bad behavior.”

Talking to TPMmuckraker, Brown elaborated on that view. Properly understood, he said, impeachment is “like a recall in California” — a political act. “It’s a process by which you remove an incompetent president.”

By that — perhaps low — standard, Brown argued, Obama more than qualifies. “He’s basically handed our foreign policy off to the United Nations. His economic policies are destroying the value of the dollar.”

“He’s in over his head,” Brown continued. “I am fearful for my country for the first time in my adult life.”

Good luck with that.

February 25, 2008

With free PR like this …

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 6:30 pm

… right wing political supporters are probably slapping foreheads around the nation.

Sure some elements of the right seem a little loony and quite desperate these days, but “political” suicide is never an answer. Not to make fun because obviously the man had some serious issues.

Here’s Ace’s (of Ace of Spades) take

Right-Wing Blogger Jumps From 150+ Foot Building To Protest Laws of Shari’a, Gravitation

He killed himself to protest the Muslim presence in the West, and to get publicity for the “right wing” cause.

Way to help out the team, buddy. Thanks! Just the PR we were looking for.

Think you can maybe find an attractive young pharmacist and shoot her in the face for selling condoms on your way out? No? Eh, don’t bother. We’ll get someone else for that. Need to get on that stat, though, we have an election coming up.

His suicide note boldly predicted:

I have no doubt the Leftist Media will spin my death as that of an insane man with few options left in life who killed himself in desperation.

Jesus… we lost him? It’s like losing Tesla. He saw the future.

Thanks to Alice H.

PS, yeah, it’s a pity, obviously he was fucked up and all and depression and insanity are horrible, but I really don’t feel like giving a suicide the martyrdom he was seeking.