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BARACK OBAMA’S most devilish political move since the 2008 campaign was to appoint a Republican congressman from upstate New York as secretary of the Army. This week’s election to fill that vacant seat has set off nothing less than a riotous and bloody national G.O.P. civil war. No matter what the results in that race on Tuesday, the Republicans are the sure losers.
A "riotous and bloody" GOP civil war? I'm not sure what you're smokin' there Frank, but there haven't been any riots, not one, let alone "bloody" riots. I understand you wish to make your column colorful, but this is just ridiculous!
Does the people supporting their preferred candidate, really bother you that much? If so, you really need to get a life buddy! Take a vacation or something, because you're really losing it.
[P]reposterous as it sounds, the real action migrated to New York’s 23rd, a rural Congressional district abutting Canada. That this pastoral setting could become a G.O.P. killing field, attracting an all-star cast of combatants led by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, William Kristol and Newt Gingrich, is a premise out of a Depression-era screwball comedy. But such farces have become the norm for the conservative movement — whether the participants are dressing up in full “tea party” drag or not.
Again, attacking "we the people." Why so much disdain for the democratic process? Why does it upset you so much, that Americans no less, are sick and tired of Big Government?
Every person involved in this peaceful process is exercising their free will, yet you call them "Stalinists?" Frank, instead of pointing fingers, maybe you should look in the mirror.
The battle for upstate New York confirms just how swiftly the right has devolved into a wacky, paranoid cult that is as eager to eat its own as it is to destroy Obama.
More attacks on the democratic process and people exercising their rights. The only logical conclusion that can be drawn from this, is that Frank Rich is on drugs. His mind couldn't possibly be that twisted. Could it?
The wrecking crew of Kristol, Fred Thompson, Dick Armey, Michele Bachmann, The Wall Street Journal editorial page and the government-bashing Club for Growth all joined the Hoffman putsch. Then came the big enchilada: a Hoffman endorsement from Palin on her Facebook page. Such is Palin’s clout that Steve Forbes, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor (and presidential aspirant), promptly fell over one another in their Pavlovian rush to second her motion ...
Gasp! How dare people share the same opinion as Sarah Palin. Doesn't everybody know The Beltway has decided that she's just, uh, no good?
You sad little bloody and riotous peasants. Don't your know you're supposed to listen to your Beltway Betters? How dare you think for yourselves!
[T]he electoral math is less interesting than the pathology of this movement. Its antecedent can be found in the early 1960s, when radical-right hysteria carried some of the same traits we’re seeing now: seething rage, fear of minorities, maniacal contempt for government, and a Freudian tendency to mimic the excesses of political foes.
Where to begin?
It's unarguable at this point, that Frank Rich holds people like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in contempt. After all, they were radicals, whose "maniacal contempt for government" wasn't merely demonstrated by holding peaceful protests. In fact, they waged war!
The wild and colorful pictures Rich tries to paint, must come out of a crack-pipe ... I wonder what Freudian tendency he's satisfying as he puts that pipe in his mouth?
[Pat Buchanan] sounded like the dispossessed antebellum grandees in “Gone With the Wind” when lamenting the plight of white working-class voters. “America was once their country,” he wrote. “They sense they are losing it. And they are right.”
They are right. That America was lost years ago, and no national political party can thrive if it lives in denial of that truth ... [and] most Americans like their country’s 21st-century profile.
That changing complexion is part of why the McCain-Palin ticket lost every demographic group by large margins in 2008 except white senior citizens and the dwindling fifth of America that’s still rural.
Frank excitedly tells us that "the land of the free and home of the brave" is gone, and American's now love Big Government interfering in their lives! I'm sure he thinks we all want to pay higher taxes too.
Oh, wait ... I stand corrected. Frank is attempting to turn this into a race war. He wants to pit "we the people" against "we the people." Who's the "Stalanist" again now, Frank?
You need to take a look in the mirror buddy. A long, hard look.
To the uninitiated, the tea party crowd comes across like the barflies in “Star Wars.”
Ah, yes ... Frank takes a final stab at the people (whom he abhors). No wonder the New York Times is going out of business.