THE BODY'S NOT COLD RIGHT?  4:21 pm February 22, 2011

Helpful WaPo Columnist Tells Us What Giffords Would Think About Wisconsin

by Jack Stuef

Watch your back, Cohen!Unfortunately, Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, so she currently can’t tell us what she thinks about the situation in Wisconsin, or even if she can, her family is probably making her talk about things like “how she cares about them” or “how to stay alive and recover from the bullet that went through her brain.” Thankfully, the Washington Post employs a full roster of op-ed contributors who have nothing better to do with their spare time than pretend to know what people with life-threatening gunshot wounds think about political issues thousands of miles away that don’t concern them. “If the brave Gabrielle Giffords could speak normally, what would she say about these events? I hope she would agree with me: This is a sad moment for liberalism,” Charles Lane writes. Yeah, this classy gentleman is probably correct! It’s so nice of him to help out this gunshot victim who’s unfortunately not “normal.”

Here’s how he opens his column:

It has been just over five weeks since a deranged gunman in a Tucson suburb left six people dead and 13 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

It sure has been awhile. Stop lounging around playing on your iPad, Giffords! Get to work giving op-ed columnists material for which they can criticize you!

Perhaps most disappointing of all is that the president himself, rather than living up to the words he spoke so eloquently in Tuscon, has chosen to fuel the fury on the Great Lakes. He labeled Walker’s legislation “an assault on unions,” while the White House political operation bused in more demonstrators to join those waving Walker = Hitler placards. These are the words and deeds of a partisan politician, not a national leader.

If the brave Gabrielle Giffords could speak normally, what would she say about these events? I hope she would agree with me: This is a sad moment for liberalism, for the Democratic Party, and, really, for the whole country.

Yeah, but if she didn’t agree with him, what a bitch, right? Next time you get shot in the head, try to remember you have to conform to this guy’s definition of “civil” in your opinion on the actions of workers whose very livelihoods are threatened by pending legislation, lady! [WP via Balloon Juice]

 
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TheMightyHaltor February 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Who cares? I want to know what Lou Sarah thinks.

LiveToServeYa February 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, I hope he would agree with me that this man is an idiot.

bureaucrap February 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

If I could speak, I'd call Charles Lane a giant douchebag. Oh wait, I CAN speak.

Jukesgrrl February 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Why do I get the feeling that Charles Lane is Dana Milbank's version of "Lou Sarah"? Do you get extra pay for that, Dana?

LouSmurf February 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

What's the civil way of calling Charles Lane an asshole?

TanzbodenKoenig February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Fucknut I believe is how he prefers to be called

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Just note that he writes for the Washington Post.

Angry_Marmot February 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

They really have cut back on their editorial staff, haven't they?

Amo_of_Bogio February 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

A short, sharp punch to the testicles says it best for me.

WorkTheSaxofone February 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

"Up Charles Lane, Bob."

HempDogbane February 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Sphincter says what?

Gunner Asch February 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

"Bless his heart"

Terry February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

"Perhaps most disappointing of all is that the president himself, rather than living up to the words he spoke so eloquently in Tuscon, has chosen to fuel the fury on the Great Lakes. He labeled Walker’s legislation “an assault on unions,” "

Well, after Walker rejected the exact same pay/benefits concessions if they didn't go hand in hand with loss of collective bargaining, it became solely about union busting.

bureaucrap February 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

In DC, it's considered uncivil to tell the truth.

BarryOPotter February 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Your statement is true for some in DC, but not for all.

Amo_of_Bogio February 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

"The fury on the Great Lakes" is that what we're calling it now? Is that CNN or Faux's new tagline? Don't like it, not catchy enough and way too easy to confuse with "The Furry on the Great Lakes" – something entirely different.

mumbly_joe February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

No, Congressman David Wu represents Oregon, on the West Coast, not the Great Lakes.

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

The Fury on The Great Lakes: Day 7 and I'm Ted Koppel.

HistoriCat February 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I prefer to think of it as the War of Union Aggression.

Amaravilha February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Terry Schiavo wouldn't agree. Because she's a vegetable. And dead.

mereoblivion February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Enough with the no-brainers.

ALIVE! February 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I'm surprised this, the most tasteless joke in this thread, doesn't have more points.

mereoblivion February 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Sigh. No accounting for tasteless.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

So a bullet in the head makes you more credible?
Hey! Glenn Beck! Have you heard the news?

EdFlintstone February 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I think Ronald Reagan would agree with me that Wonkette is the best website.

OneDollarJuana February 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

But it's hard to say because, you know, he was shot in the chest (John Hinckley being unable to find a brain).

LetUsBray February 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

But I think Jesus Christ would agree with me that it still needz moar trucknutz.

frostbitefalls February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

But the real question is, what would she have to say about breastfeeding?

PublicLuxury February 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I fel confident that she would say, "Breastfeeding is for suckers."

edit: feel

mereoblivion February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I'd give an extra upfist for the edit, if 'twere possible.

hagajim February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

He labeled Walker's legislation “an assault on unions,”

Apparently fact is now considered the same as calling someone Hitler…what a complete dillhole.

genxr February 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

You just called him a dillhole. Hitler was a dillhole. Therefore… BLOOD LIBEL!!!1!

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Meanwhile, posters portraying Scott Walker as Hitler has invoked massive amounts of outrage from the Right.
LOL!

ChessieNefercat February 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Would they feel better if the posters showed him as an African witch doctor?

Gleem_McShineys February 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I am assuming the outrage stems from … copyright violations?

LionelHutzEsq February 23, 2011 at 1:54 am

You sir, have won the internet for the night.

ManchuCandidate February 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Chuck Lane is no Lois Lane that's for sure. He's not even a Nathan Lane.

-Superman

elviouslyqueer February 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

True, but he might be a Drury Lane. And I'll bet he knows the Muffin Man too, as well.

bflrtsplk February 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

He's a Penny Lane.

ttommyunger February 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Kinda looks like he belongs in the HIV Lane, if you get my meaning. Not that there's anything wrong with that…

Dudleydidwrong February 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Charles Lane must have giant crystal truck balls and can use them to discern what Gabrielle Giffords is thinking about the events in Wisconsin. This occurs after Lane uses his giant crystal truck balls to pass along to Giffords his version of events in Wisconsin, which is the only version that she is able to receive as the giant crystal truck balls block all other input. Charles Lane = Dork.

magic_titty February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

If the brave Gabrielle Giffords could speak normally, what would she say about these events?

My money is on, "Oh honey, was Charles Lane also shot in the head?"

Angry_Marmot February 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

WIN.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Is there some sort of newspaper-columnist union we could be busting instead? Because that is something I could really get behind right now.

petehammer February 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

George Will is probably part of MLBPA – he's likely ostensibly a "bat boy"*

*gives handjobs on team bus.

problemwithcaring February 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I think the Post Guild's 2 year contract is up in June. (Newspapers Guilds are almost too depressing to joke about.)

andrewdrinker February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Good column, Mr. Lane! Glad you're staying classy, sport!

Next up: Christchurch brought it on themselves! And why rapists are the real victims!

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I'm pretty sure if Congresswoman Giffords could speak today, it would be something like "Ahhhh..ah ah ah <drool>."

Too soon?

imissopus February 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Too soon and hilarious are not mutually exclusive.

Come here a minute February 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

If she can speak, she's asking for pain meds.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

If she wasn't before, she is now. Yeeeesh!

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

If I remember right, "Toast" was also in there somewhere.

kissawookiee February 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

By all reports, it would be "Bye Bye Miss American Pie," and "toast," and "fuck you with a chainsaw sideways."

Chillwaver February 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

"WaPoo Libel"

Chillwaver February 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Amen. Oh, and fuck you downfister!

genxr February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I briefly misread that as "Tranny in Wisconsin" next to the guys picture. I left disappointed.

He's right, though. It's a sad day for liberalism when we can't even speak for ourselves after being shot in the head.

Beanball February 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

That's funnier on more levels than you probably intended,

Extra hobo beans for you Snarkster.

Barbara_i February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Using Gabby as a prop to make your point is cowardly. Grow up.

SudsMcKenzie February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

68,000 people here on Saturday, in direct contact with the baggers, No Arrests.

I would assume Mrs. Giffords would applaud the non violent nature of the crowd.

p.s. Fuck Off Charles Lane

yyyaz February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Many upfists, SM (just typing that gave me tinglies. oh grow up). Gabbie has always been all about the inclusiveness (much to my chagrin, at times) and the democratic process. I learned much respect for her from working on her 2008 campaign.

//snark on

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

How many people went strapped with weapons, expressing their Second Amendment Rights? Because no protest can be considered proper without the prerequisite amount of firearms.

Not_So_Much February 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

But Charles Lane said Hussein Obamar sent in thugs on camels and horses, so that must be true, right?

What a complete fuckwit…

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

If Giffords could speak normally today, I think she'd agree with me that Chuck Lane is a douche who shouldn't be putting words in her mouth. Which she should be able to use properly before too long and might have some words for Mr. Lane if she reads this column.

HistoriCat February 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

If she reads his column? Hasn't she suffered enough?

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Didn't he play Mr. Barnsdahl on "The Lucy Show"?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0485272/

Toomush_Infer February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Well, he does have some 'splainin to do'…..

metamarcisf February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

If Ronald Reagan were alive, what would he think? He'd probably think about how he could never decide which Spinal Tap album was his favorite. Probably a tie between "Shark Sandwich" and "Intervenous De Milo". Definitely not "Smell the Glove" due to its 'sexy' cover.

petehammer February 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

"…merely a two word review which simply read "Shit Sandwich"."

bumfug February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

If he were alive, Reagan would probably be thinking, "Wha? Who? Do I know you? Pretty jellybeans!"

jim89048 February 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Who put this hole in my suit jacket?

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

If RR were alive he'd smell like my Grammie's basement.

Thurman Munster IV February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

As someone who has been down to the WI Capitol these past days, I can assure you the only thing that resembles Walker = Hitler placards are plants from Tea Baggers. How do I know? They spelled them Walker = Hilter.

yyyaz February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Wakler has a nice onomatopoeiac resonance. Also.

lefty74 February 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

When Elvis died on the toilet Lane also proclaimed Elvis's last words.
Huh, corn.

MissTaken February 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

If only Charles Lane could speak normally instead of spouting off like the nozzle of a dirty douche.

GuanoFaucet February 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I heard Trig thinks Charles is a retarded assclown.

imissopus February 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Where does Fred Hiatt find these people? Heritage Foundation conclave? Mental hospital? His own bloody, runny stool? All of the above?

quadriliton February 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

If the no so brave Charles Lane could speak normally, what would he say about his own column? I hope he would agree with me: This is a pathetic moment in an already pathetic history of contribution.

horsedreamer_1 February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

They call Charles "Penny" around the Cato Institute.

PublicLuxury February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

It is supposed to shame the liberals. This is Catholic 101. Every Catholic knows EXACTLY how to employ the guilt trip as if it were a science.

Gabby Giffords thinks you are acting poorly. Now don't you feel bad about making her think these bad things about you?

Everybody has to do their fair share. Now don't you feel guilty for being so greedy? Wanting to feed your family and pay your bills. Did you even think how corporations would feel?

Now on your knees and beg for forgiveness.

I left Catholicism behind quite a long time ago, but I still get on my knees regularly. . .

Thurman Munster IV February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Don't forget us Jews (Gabby included). We invented guilt!

LetUsBray February 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

True, but Catholics perfected it.

mereoblivion February 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Every time a union member fights for their own future, a Gabby Giffords cries.

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I don't know about Catholics, but I would like to know what Sarah Palin thinks that Gabby Giffords would think about the entire situation.
OW! OW! OW! My head!

ifthethunderdontgetya February 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

The comment I made at the War Criminal Post still seems appropriate, so:

Americans reflected on — and argued about — the possible connection between the violence and today's often nasty, polarized political discourse.

- Chuck Lane, neocon simpleton
=========================

No, Chuckie, the possible connection was to today's violent rhetoric and gun fetishism, which remain exclusively right-wing phenomena when it comes to political discourse.

As for putting words into the mouth of Gabrielle Giffords to further your anti-worker agenda, have you no sense of shame?
~
Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | February 20, 2011 9:18 AM

Gopherit February 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Does this stupid dickhead know that Arizona is a right to work state? There is no collective bargaining here. To paraphrase Jon Stewart, the AFL-CIO/AFSCME presence in Arizona is little more than a group of people with the same t-shirts.

Gabby is my rep, and I like her, but she has never said a damn thing about being pro-union. That is a career killer for politicians here.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

It strikes me that using Giffords in this manner is just like the crap conservatives pull by citing Jesus or Reagan when they’re justifying some wingnutty idea. Do us a favor Mr. Lane and STFU.

prommie February 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

If Jesus Christ were alive today, I know what he'd be saying, he'd say "love thy neighbor as thyself, except that fucking asshole Charles Lane, that guys is a fucking douchenozzle, and forgive those who trespass against you, except for that fucking shitbag Lane at the Washington Post, don't forgive that fuckwad, and only those who are free from sin should cast the first stone, unless you are throwing stones at that fucking dick at the Post, fucking let them fly at that asshole, I can't stand that motherfucker."

mereoblivion February 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

If it ain't too much trouble, mr smartypantz, could we have that in Aramaic?

mumbly_joe February 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I'm pretty sure if Jesus were alive today, he'd say, "Blessed are the peacemakers, which is why I'm totally in favor of Arizona making that their state gun"

trampndirtdown February 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

What's so special about cheesemakers?

yellowerdog February 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Rabbi Hillel would say similar, except with profanity.

Mohammed, also.

Gleem_McShineys February 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Man, that Muscular Jesus sure gets angry! I bet it's all the steroids he's on.

BarryOPotter February 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

These are the words and deeds of a partisan politician, not a national leader, said Mr. Lane when asked to describe his writing style.

CrunchyKnee February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Charles Lane, I challenge you to a duel, sir!

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Yes, you can all downfist me. It was rude.

petehammer February 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

If the brave Charles Lane could speak normally, what would he say about this retarded column? I hope he would agree with me: Charles Lane is an enormous – douchey – opportunist. Unless we hear otherwise, this is what Charles Lane would think about Charles Lane.

SmutBoffin February 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hey, Lane, your shop steward from the Professional Douchebags, Fluffers, and Associated Tradespeople Local #339 called.

They want to know if you can fill in as 'head advisor' in Walker's office today. Oh, and you haven't paid your dues.

Tommmcatt February 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Hey. Watch who you associate fluffers with. They have really important jobs.

SmutBoffin February 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hah! Noted.

UW8316154 February 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

No kidding. The boyfriend doesn't call me "Fluffy" for nothing, you know.

Redhead February 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

So this man thinks he can speak for Giffords, because he thinks he knows what she's thinking or should be thinking better than her?

Why is he talking about liberalism? The man's obviously a conservatard.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Also Lane, several questions:

1) Where were those "Walker = Hitler" signs you claim were there?

2) The White House political operation did not bus in any protesters. This is what those of us outside the WaPo right-wing bubble call "a baldfaced lie".

3) Why do you call Joe Klein "one certified progressive" when he is not a liberal?

4) How the fuck do you have the gall to call peaceful protests, guaranteed by the First Amendment, "Tyranny?"

Beanball February 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I have it on good authority that those 35,000+ plus demonstrators were rounded up from the holding pen in the White House sub-basement and shipped via camel caravan to the Wisconsin state capitol.

Dromedary Express handled the travel arrangements..

johnnymeatworth February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

And now he can use that tack about absolutely anything that crosses his mind: "You know, I really like circus peanuts. I hope she would agree with me…."

prommie February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

You know, Samuel Gompers is rolling in his grave, he would think this is such a sad day for labor; the very idea, that working people would join together to fight for better pay and working conditions, the shame of it.

ttommyunger February 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

If it helps you understand Mr. Lane's egregious douchebaggery; he is the bastard child of David Broder and Phyllis Schlafley, conceived in the mail room of the Heritage Foundation some 40 years ago. I know this because I was a mail room worker there at the time and walked in on them in 'Flagrante Delicto'. I still projectile vomit when I thi…………………..Sorry.

BarackMyWorld February 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

If Giffords could speak normally, she'd probably say "Who the fuck is Charles Lane?"

sezme February 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Why do these conservatives hate onions so much? Sure they make you cry when you slice them, but whatever.

Oh, unions? Never mind.

lochnessmonster February 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I think ppl need to read more of Walker's proposal. Some of the things actually make sense, but they should keep the right to bargain. They are taxpayers too.

HempDogbane February 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

…especially the part about selling off state-owned power generation on no-bid contracts. Not written by Koch Bros., no sirree! Koch Bros. are taxpayers, too. And ppl.

Anyone who thinks the WI legislators should have time to read and debate what's in the bill hates civility. And Gabby and Trig are both pissed at you !

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

The end of the right to collective bargaining is the proposal. The unions actually said they would agree to pay and benefit cuts with the preservation of bargaining rights, and he said no.

An_Outhouse February 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Its spring break time here and this morning I noticed a couple of kids out for a morning stroll. I thought to my self, "those are exactly the kind of kids Charles Lane would say turn him on.".

Numbat_Dundee February 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I bet the people trapped under the rubble in New Zealand also disapprove of incivility in Madison. But who will speak for them? I had a Great Aunt who hated unions with a vengeance; she had flirted with fascism in the 1930s, but she's dead now and therefore can't speak about how upset she is about disorder in Wisconsin. I had a budgie that died and we buried it in the backyard, but it too would surely have disapproved of equating Walker with Hitler on placards. He was a very civil budgie and only occasionally engaged in ad hominem attacks or pecked at strangers through the bars of his cage.

littlebigdaddy February 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Worst. Headshot. Ever. (I mean Lane, not Giffords).

littlebigdaddy February 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Dude looks like a Toyota salesman in south Jersey, who dabbles in Tea Party politics plus some buttsecks on the down-low.

Buckminster February 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Charles Lane has got some brass balls to think Gabrielle Giffords gives a rat's azz what he thinks. Or, to presume that he understands her political views. Who gave this charlatan a column?

Zombie_Reagan February 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

So, according to the master of conjecture, Mr. Lane, "Walker = Hitler" placards are verboten, but the ubiquitous "Hitler = Obama" placards displayed at any conservative function post-2008 don't deserve a mention.

What a f**king hypocrite.

Jukesgrrl February 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

HE would never say anything hypocritical. He would merely put those thoughts in the mouth of a person who can't speak for herself … in the name of CIVILITY, of course.

PinHeadPatrol February 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I realize this will be a near impossible concept to wrap your pea brain around, but having been to many TeaParty rallies in LA and San Diego, the signs of Obama+Hitler were carried by supporters of the douchebag DEMOCRAT Lyndon Louche. <big eye roll>
They were there to spout ignorant talking points and damage TeaParty credibility.

What a Fuvking pinhead.. Now you know..

joobajooba February 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

The bloomin' onion at Outback, now THAT's an "assault on onions."

JoeBiteme February 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I'm quite certain that Charles Lane's dead grandmother would agree with me that Charles Lane is a colossal asshole and her least favorite grandchild…

doxastic February 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

The parade of ass-faced, self-righteous I've-got-mine embarrassments marching out of the New Republic is sadder for liberalism.

jim89048 February 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

After all I did for him back in '08, you'd think Hopey would have sent me busfare to Madison. Not that I'd go, it's freaking cold in Madison in February, but I could've used the gas money I spent getting to the rally in Vegas yesterday.
Oh, and fuck you, Lane.

Fuck Toad February 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Oh, Charles Lane knows exactly what Giffords thinks about this. He sent Stephen Glass over to Arizona and he came back with a five-page interview.

user-of-owls February 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

A Million Little Wheezes.

Gleem_McShineys February 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Charles Lane is totally correct:
When your opinions are as fucking stupid and shitty as his, you can totally understand how you really have to try to pass them off as others' opinions ASAP.

Imagine being saddled with such demented crap ideas all your life, like poor Charles Lane! You'd be sooo relieved to find some incapacitated congressperson to be your ventriloquist dummy!

It's only natural for him.

DashboardBuddha February 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm

"while the White House political operation bused in more demonstrators to join those waving Walker = Hitler placards. "

proof motherfucker, proof!

KenLayIsAlive February 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

The author's incredibly odd hairline could also indicate head trauma at some point.

KenLayIsAlive February 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Hey, the good news is that many of these vile idiots have emails:
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/ch

I wrote:

You are a bizarre man. Using your neurotic projections on a wounded hero to give fake credence to your lame argument? That's … sad.

Do it, for the empowermentness.

glamourdammerung February 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I am sure Charles Lane's mother agrees with me that she should have aborted.

mrblifil February 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Truly a dark period for liberalism and the Democratic Party. I'm sure if FDR were alive today, he'd give Charles Lane several million dollars from his own personal coffers, because freedom.

donner_froh February 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I formerly thought that the Post just hired anyone who walked by to write the occasional op-ed. Now I realize that they would have had to really search for someone who is smart enough to write English sentences while being too stupid to think coherent thoughts.

PresBeeblebrox February 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

This is the newspaper which was once at the pinnacle of journalism exposing a vast conspiracy that implicated thevPresident of the United States and led to his resignation and the indictment of several coconspirators, a stunning investigative effort that is unparallelled in US history.

Now it's just a rag that's funded by a test-prep/for-profit college company.

Look upon my works, ye mighty, etc.

crybabyboehner February 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Meanwhile, if Sarah Palin could speak normally, she would say, "Well slap my ass and call me Sally!"

Negropolis February 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

You know what burns me up about the Wisconsin dealie? Obama ultra-timidly and gingerly weighed in (and, for many of us, not nearly enough) with a middling and unsure "I think this may be union busting." as I'll paraphrase, and the GOP considers this meddling and stoking.

problemwithcaring February 23, 2011 at 1:08 am

Try harder, Reptilican. Real con$ervatives rely on exaggerated mimicry on the radio or just popping them out of their pussies, when claiming they can discern what the disabled have to say about politics. This is too subtle to inflame us – we're jaded.

lulzmonger February 23, 2011 at 1:34 am

Charles Lane: exactly like a Ouija board, but less ghost-y … & more dickish.

imissopus February 23, 2011 at 1:37 am

They know who LaRouche is and believe he is a leftist, and any LaRouchies showing up at Tea Party rallies are just trying to make them look bad. I wish I was kidding about this.

tcaalaw February 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

I hope Rep. Giffords recovers sufficiently to one day kick Lane's ass.

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