STOPPED CLOCK AND ET CETERA  10:48 am March 13, 2012

Washington Post Columnist Richard Cohen Calls Sarah Palin and Entire GOP Stupid Ignorant Liar

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

You can tell I'm lying because my mouth is open!You guys, I’m worried about Richard Cohen. You used to be able to count on the man to bring his A-game to vapid columns of wishy-washy meh. But last week, he urinated on Ghost Andrew Breitbart, and now he’s jumping up and down screaming obviously true things about America’s Sweetheart and Supreme Leader of the Dark Lord’s Army Sarah Palin! Pull up a chair, and let’s have a look-see!

With her selection as John McCain’s running mate, American politics lost its way — and maybe its mind as well.

The movie portrays Palin as an ignoramus. She did not know that Queen Elizabeth II does not run the British government, and she did not know that North and South Korea are different countries. She seemed not to have heard of the Federal Reserve. She called Joe Biden “O’Biden” and she thought America went to war in Iraq because Saddam Hussein, not al-Qaeda, had attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Not only did she know little, but she was determinately incurious and supremely smug in her ignorance.

At the same time, she was a liar.

You will not get an argument from Wonkette, Richard Cohen! But Grampa, tell us about the time Palin’s selection ruined Republican politics!

Apres Palin has come a deluge of dysfunctional presidential candidates. They do not lie with quite the conviction of Palin, but they are sometimes her match in ignorance. As with Palin, it seemed hardly to matter. Herman Cain for a while was a front-runner. He had a nonsensical tax plan, zero knowledge of foreign affairs and had never held elective office. Yet, for a brief but terrifying moment, many Republicans were saying he should be the next president of the United States.

[...]

Rick Santorum knows his stuff, but his stuff includes a wild denunciation of John F. Kennedy’s famous speech about the proper role of religion in public life and a characterization of President Obama as a snob for extolling the value of college. Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president, but so does Hannibal Lecter, if you get my drift. As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park.

Cohen promises that if Dems are really good, they can learn the same lesson Republicans have:

Since Palin, though, ignorance has become more than bliss. It’s now an attribute, an entire platform: Vote for me, I know nothing and hate the same things you do.

So you guys, has Richard Cohen had a stroke, or is it like one of those Jim Carrey movies (every Jim Carrey movie for the past 12 years)? Enquiring minds want to know! [Washington Post]

 

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Buzz Feedback March 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

This is good news for John McCain.

HempDogbane March 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

You take that back about Ron Paul !

Baconzgood March 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

GOP went bat shit insane.

In other news rain is wet.

hagajim March 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

And dogs take poops.

BerkeleyBear March 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

And the President is still blah.

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

And Andrew Breitbart is still working on that video.

DaniloTifoso March 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Nearly identical to my first thought when I read this.

'SUN RISES IN THE EAST. FILM AT ELEVEN.'

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Went??

DerrickWildcat March 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

Willful ignorance is a virtue

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

It's also a party platform.

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Even the blind squirrel finds the occasional acorn.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

By tripping over his nuts.

chicken_thief March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

ACORN BAD!!!! Poll tax good!!!!

HateMachine March 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Yeah, but just the one acorn every now and then is nothing impressive. Onion-on-belt Cohen seems to have tripped and fallen onto a big old sack of nuts.

coolhandnuke March 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

And a drunk Breitbart trips on an occasional ACORN.

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Blind rodents (could not think of hoe to spell sqiurreless) are taken care of by evolution.

Barrelhse March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Richard (Don't Call Me DICK!) Cohen seems to be having a crisis. Perhaps he's thinking of his legacy and trying to pad the resume?

Clancy_Pants March 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

Maybe he's looking for a job at Wonkette? Been awhile, and a change of editorship, since he was named worst writer ever.

littlebigdaddy March 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

May his doctor prescribed testosterone, b/c he seems to have grown a pair.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The ongoing insanity of the GOP is slowly penetrating into the consciousness of formerly-hard-core conservatives. I'm waiting for Bill O'Reilly to come out and finally declare himself fed up with the lunacy. You know he's thinking it; it's just a question of when he'll go public.

elviouslyqueer March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president, but so does Hannibal Lecter, if you get my drift. As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park.

I… I… WOW. This made me so hard that my boyfriend is going to be very, very happy for about 2 1/2 weeks.

Terry March 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

Ron Paul running a theme park? Can you imagine paying for admission, snacks, and souvenirs with gold bars?

HateMachine March 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

2.5 weeks? 4 hours is supposed to be redlining it already, Elv. I'm afraid your priapism may be terminal.

chicken_thief March 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

Ya, but can Hannibal Lecter carry the South?! I don't think so.

TheLifeSilica March 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Fava beans? Chianti? Elitist!

NorthStarSpanx March 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

EQ, what makes you think Washington Post subscribers should pay for your sex drive?

harumph harumph

slithytoves March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

I read that article today and was wondering if there is some new medication for senility that has made it to human subjects. Good news!

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

There is. It is called booze. Works for me.

DaRooster March 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

Yeah… 23?!?! WTF!?!

Omophagist March 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

I learned nothing about Sarah Palin's lady cogs from this article.

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

Richard Cohen is merely commenting on what happens when you base your entire political strategy on appealing to the White Jeebustan vote.

MegPasadena March 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

All you need is faith and conviction, and Jeebus will work wonder.

hagajim March 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

but she was determinately incurious and supremely smug in her ignorance

That's not news to most of us. But I am glad Richard pointed it out so the rejects of the GOP can now turn their slut and whore comments toward him…in 3 – 2 – 1…

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

Oh, the immiserization !!

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

I smell double standard! What's goose for the sauce is grease for the grinder!

Lascauxcaveman March 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oddly enough, I'm feeling a bit peckish now.

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Not at all. It is just 6 of one & seven of the other.

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

"She did not know that Queen Elizabeth II does not run the British government, and she did not know that North and South Korea are different countries. She seemed not to have heard of the Federal Reserve. She called Joe Biden “O’Biden” and she thought America went to war in Iraq because Saddam Hussein, not al-Qaeda, had attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. "

Nice start. But I guess if he had listed all her stupidities, he would have had to get a book deal, rather than just write a column.

Terry March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

Then they can make a list of all the things she's done or said that prove she's mean as cat shit.

MegPasadena March 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

That is an insult to cat shit.

chicken_thief March 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

But Walnuts seemed to enjoy checking out that ass. What else counts?

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Careful. Edetrix (?) is wondering if you suggested that she may be tardy.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

It's hard to tell if he's red with anger or not.

bureaucrap March 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

I have to think, Rebecca, that Cohen's becoming more substantive and your signing on with wonkette are not merely coincidental. Cohen knew you would rip him a new one if he persisted in his seemingly congenital vapidity.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No, it's the return of Newell that keeps him up at night!

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president, but so does Hannibal Lecter, if you get my drift. As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park.

As much as I often wish Cohen would STFU&GO, these are pretty good. He could have left "if you get my drift" off and it would have been even funnier.

JustPixelz March 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

"Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president"

He's the "smart" one*. And in last place. Stick to your guns and your bibles Go-Pee'ers.
_______________________
* I think he's a fucking idiot who can only think at the bumper sticker level. Also no integrity.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

Dude was smart enough to con a casino owner out of $20 long ones.

Biff March 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

My new business plan is to introduce grifters to benefactors. Even at the low 3% rate from both parties, I'ma be RICH!

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

If Newt has the wattage to be president, Jeffrey Dahlmer has the ingredients.
Anyone can be as stupid as Cohen.

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

100% off topic but I just needed to comment on this – http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/19718/n

A North Carolina county board of commissioners voted to turn down GRANT MONEY that would go to directly purchase IUDs for local women – because they didn't like spending taxpayer money "to fund someone's irresponsibility" and saying "If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation."

Don't read the local comments (which amount to "family planning" is code for planned parenthood which is an abortion factory, even though this GRANT directly purchases the IUDs, and ignore the fact that men have a part in the baby-makin' as well). Then there's the commissioners argument that women ONLY use IUDs when they're too irresponsible for the pill (nevermind the fact that many women choose IUDs because they have no/much lower amounts of hormones, or that they are actually MUCH cheaper over 5-10 years than the pill). No, it comes down to a board of all men saying that if women can't "be responsible" they shouldn't be able to have birth control paid for with "tax payer" (grant money). Holy fucking Christ on a cracker. Sharia law is here, folks, and Limbaugh (and his wannabes) are leading the way.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

(Psst, look at the post below this one)

CapnFatback March 13, 2012 at 11:02 am
memzilla March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

Well intentioned but badly positioned.

Lucidamente1 March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

That's what my wife keeps telling me.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Is that what mine meant when she'd screech "WRONG HOLE!"

proudgrampa March 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Mine says "Keep looking, Sherlock!"

Blueb4sunrise March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

I didn't see a 'Your move Arizona' in the other thread either.
Things are moving along in committees. There are exceptions if….

…women who want payment for those contraceptives can be required to first pay for the prescription and then submit a claim to the company "along with evidence that the prescription is not in whole or in part" to prevent pregnancy.

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics

Edit : From the comments….
Janet

I just bought a bumper sticker that says, "If you want to cut off my reproductive options, can I cut off yours?"

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Limbaugh is not leading the way. They have won.
Check out the money they took to arm the police & buy tanks also too.

lefty74 March 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

The bourgeoisie and proletariat agree on one thing. She is a very needy dumb fuck.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

Check a thread down

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

Damnit, I swear I looked! How did I miss?

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

You were typing! Myself, the craziest things happen while I'm typing to load a comment. Work not getting done, chores not getting completed…
That, &/or the rapid-fire pace at which Wonkette is cranking out stories is, like the recent time-change, throwing everyone off just a bit.

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

I like the way your explanation sounds so I'm going with it :)

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

Well, you still got 6 replies, which is more than any other comment on this thread has thus far. 7, now.

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Next time, just refresh your browser first. There's a lot more stories on Teh Wonkete now that Editrix has instituted her new Type or Die wage policy.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

It's all part of her evil plan to move the entire website to Twitter

Freud McShadenies March 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I thought it was going to be shipped to Afghanistan, with no one losing any.

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

I think that's the problem – I looked, didn't see it, hit refresh – and saw this at the top (not realizing that two or three had been posted since I hit refresh).

Oh well. I'll go get more hookers-n'-blow-I-mean-coffee now.

DaRooster March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

"As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park."

He's going to be head Oompa Loompa at The Chocolate Factory.

poncho_pilot March 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

sounds kinda dirty.

LiveToServeYa March 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

He'd have to beat Boner first.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

I could see him being a pickle vendor at a Renaissance Festival.

Maybe the court jester, but he'd be the worst fucking court jester ever, all those lectures about the gold standard…

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The US is now a tacky theme park.

Loaded_Pants March 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Six Flags Over-Fucked.

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

"Not only did she know little, but she was determinately incurious and supremely smug in her ignorance."
Q.E.D., Mr. Cohen. Unless you really have been asleep for the past 3 1/2 years.

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Unlike "HER", I cherish my ignorance of shit I don't not care for too.
Had I runneded for somethin, I might have checked it out.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

"or is it like one of those Jim Carrey movies (every Jim Carrey movie for the past 12 years)?"

So two weeks ago, did he learn the true lesson of Leap Dave Williams? It was a Leap Day miracle!

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'm still wearing blue & yellow. It's kinda like not taking down the lights until WAY after New Year's.

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

The real fun part is going to be in Cocktober and Blowvember, when Rmoney starts trying to backwalk all the stupid things he's had to say to get the Jeebustan vote, and gets confronted with the all the videos of what he's said.

poncho_pilot March 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Mitt Romney? This is your life!

*audience applause*

jqheywood March 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

And who is going to confront him with them? The media? Really? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah….

oldedinvn March 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

No problem. August means all is forgotten. You are in Umerika remember,

Denver March 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

It took an HBO movie to wake him up so, there's column reporting from Washpo for ya.

Oblios_Cap March 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

The GOP must have really pissed Cohen off. It's like that clot that was stopping the flow of blood to his brain finally broke loose and he's able to think clearly now.

neiltheblaze March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

OK – who has kidnapped Richard Cohen, and what have they done with him?

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'm going to check for pods right now.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

Quick, send some young whippersnapper with tattoos to get on his long; that will bring back the grouchy old man we all know and, well, disdain.

Oblios_Cap March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

Since Palin, though, ignorance has become more than bliss. It’s now an attribute, an entire platform: Vote for me, I know nothing and hate the same things you do.

Especially dark-skinned presidents.

fredbell March 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

Add to the list the fact that she thought South Africa was not a country but the region in southern Africa…And the Joe O'Biden thing is totally, totally true — no matter much she says otherwise…When I was 7 back in 1969, I thought Roberto Clemente's name was Roberto O'Clemente and I thought Lucille Ball (as announced at the beginning of the "Here's Lucy" show") was Lucy O'Ball…So I am convinced this imbecile thought the same thing about Biden, when she was 44….

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

I thought the president's name was Barack O'Bama

CapnFatback March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

That prune juice is known to angry up the blood.

James Michael Curley March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

Even a broken cuckoo clock is correct twice a day.

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

You write that comment one more time and your ass is headed to federal-pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

Oblios_Cap March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

Rick Santorum knows his stuff

No, he doesn't.

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Actually, I think this is a very subtle "Santorum" joke. Santorum knows his "stuff", get it?

Oblios_Cap March 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

ah, Bach…

Biff March 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Upfist for subtle Radar O'Riley reference.

montreal_bruin March 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

That's highly significant!

Chillatte March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

The Warshington Post still sucks big donkey balls, though.

poncho_pilot March 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

if The Post sucks donkey balls the way the do everything else then…poor donkeys.

donner_froh March 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

After months of listening to candidates debase themselves more and more in order to appeal to the mouth-breathers of the "base", Richard Cohen wakes up.

Not exactly finding the cave empty after three days but miraculous enough for 2012.

WiscDad March 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

Uhh…I understand why he is on the stump on this. I'm half his age (kinda) and feel the same way he does. The ignorance of the American electorate is fucking unbelievable and has the full support of politicians, on both sides. The same goes for the vitriol in political discourse. The hatred starts at the top and becomes the status quo for the masses. Trickle down theory I guess applies to a lot of things. The more bullshit they blind ya with the more bullshit they can get away with. Day's comin' folks are going to get wise…and we'll have American Spring.

DaRooster March 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

Day's comin' folks are going to get wise

?
But the blind refuse to open their eyes…

Barrelhse March 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

You are an optimist, although I think you highly over-estimate the intellect of the average voter.

KeepFnThatChicken March 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president, but so does Hannibal Lecter, if you get my drift.

Kinda edgy for the Post, ennit? In contrast to them saying things about Sarah now that we all knew then, maybe the edgy tone is supposed to help reboot their journamalisms.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Gettin' edgy with a reference from a 22 year-old movie! What next, will the Post start with the droll, Spy Magazine-inspired infographics?

anniegetyerfun March 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'm looking forward to Newt complaining about how some editorial said something mean about him.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

I think the reason is more prosaic than that: Hiatt took him aside and said "Look, we have enough hippie punchers and your column gets zip hits anyway, so why don't you take on Palin and Paul and let's see how that goes, mmmmK, Sally?"

Callyson March 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

"It’s now an attribute, an entire platform: Vote for me, I know nothing and hate the same things you do."
And now I am relieved of the duty of watching the 2012 GOP convention. Not sure how the body snatchers got to Cohen, but thank God they did, and I hope they stay there.

Lucidamente1 March 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

You know how sometimes you find a tennis ball at the dog run that is so filthy that your pooch won't even pick it up to retrieve it? Methinks Snowbilly Grifter is too much even for Fido Cohen.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

Nah. When Rich Lowry stops fapping, that's when we'll know she's done.

mrblifil March 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Funny how it only took four years for these stunningly-obvious-to-the-layperson observations to make it into print.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

mrblifil:

That's exactly what I was thinking! Good news that Dick Cohen came to his senses – or scary bad news that it took four fuckin' years?

freakishlywrong March 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

Nah, he's still full of "both sides" bullshit juice: Surely, though, there lurks in the Democratic Party potential candidates who have seen Palin and taken note. Experience, knowledge, accomplishment — these no longer may matter. They will come roaring out of the left proclaiming a hatred of all things Washington, including compromise.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

I really find this bit funny, as if somehow we've fielded a single candidate in Palin-stupid territory since, I don't know, foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Meanwhile, there are two STILL RUNNING in the GOP primaries this year alone.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."

MegPasadena March 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Especially now we know that Palin doesn't even know who Lady Thatcher is.
Who? What? Prime minister? But then who is the queen?

prommie March 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Clearly, he meant "determinedly." Have they no native speakers of English at the WP?

HuddledMass March 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

Thank you! I'm tired of playing grammar/lexicography Nazi – I pass my crown (and riding cro) to you.

ingloriousbytch March 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

This is like watching a birthing film. "Come on Richard…push! You can do it! I know it hurts but when all this is over you're going to have a beautiful baby consciousness that will be with you forever. Now take a deep breath and give me one more good, hard, push on three! One….two….PUUUUUUSSSSH!!"

BlueStateLibel March 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

I see this as nothing more than evolution in progress – a Repub like Richard Cohen is developing critical reasoning ability! Perhaps one day he and the rest of his species will be as smart as my border collie.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

Nonsense! Clearly this is simply a matter of rote learning. Any paramecium learns to stay away from electric shocks, and here's a prime example.

DemmeFatale March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

I've worked with Border Collies, (brilliant, almost to the point of psychic), and there's no way.

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

But has your border collie built the damn fence yet? Didn't think so.

Chichikovovich March 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

Yes, Richard, it is tragic that the party of "I was there when the camps were liberated" Reagan and "There is a connection between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein" Bush II should have become hijacked by pathologically lying ignorant morons. How could such an inexplicable turn of events occurred?

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Intelligent Design?

MozakiBlocks March 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

He's an old person trying to get into heaven.

carlgt1 March 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

so we're all supposed to give him journalistic credibility for reporting the blatantly obvious four years too late?

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

BTW, Becca, I never get tired of that photo. Palin always kind of reminded me of a mynah bird who couldn't shut the fuck up, and this picture perfectly captures that spirit.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

It scares me because she really, really looks like my Aunt in that photo, and I like my Aunt.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

I bet your aunt finished her term as governor of Alaska, tho.

prommie March 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

Cohen has clearly gotten into the ether. I am certain that the WP management has teams stalking him, right now, with a tranquilizer gun, because this is a catastrophe, what has happened, and it must be stopped immediately, at all costs, or the Post's reputation will be ruined forever, for the Post is the US equivalent of the Soviet Izvestia. The role of Izvestis is explained in the old joke, the USSR had two major newspapers, Pravda (which means "truth") and Izvestia (which means "news"), and it was often said "There is no news in The Truth, and no truth in The News." The truth is not permitted in the WP, and Cohen will pay a heavy price for contaminating the paper with truth.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

It's bad dog-training technique to make him go on the paper!!

Eve8Apples March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

GOP is getting what it deserves. The GOP has dismissed science, has trashed the importance of education and intellectual curiosity, and has dismantled public education and programs such as head start. It is left with a base of ignorant clowns. When it put one of those ignorant backward clowns on its presidential ticket, it sent a message that stupid people have what it takes to run the country. So now you are stuck with a group of ignorant clowns at the top of your ticket and a bunch of backward hicks cheering them on. Keep fuckin' that chicken GOP!

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Secret Service Agents on unicycles.

Nostrildamus March 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Unfortunately, we are that chicken.

CogitoErgoBibo March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

Newt Gingrich has the wattage to be president, but so does Hannibal Lecter, if you get my drift.

Wow. So that's how he gained all that weight! Guess he wasn't just eating shrimp with those grits, ya'll.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

If you glimpsed his notes, his handlers had hurriedly scratched out "dwarves"…

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

Perhaps Richard Cohen was visited by three spirits one night last week. Was he giddy as a schoolboy at the office the next day?

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

Well, this just confirms that he is quite a few IQ points up on his doppelganger, Wolf Blitzer.

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

McCain lies with a great deal of conviction as well. I find it funny in an odd way that the media conservatives are turning the knives on Palin and the current GOP primary performance art show in part to save face for McCain and the rest of the party. I do not think these pundits would have the same public disdain for the primary opponents if all the current morons in the running for the "White Guy Obama Beats In November" contest were up for election on anything else.

littlebigdaddy March 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

"As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park." I am trying to decide if that would be a fun or terrifying place to visit.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

So, he had to see a movie about this 4 years after the fact for this information to sink into his numbskull? This was all covered in thousands of articles and a couple of books 3 years ago, not to mention the horror of the events as they unfolded in real time.

Lucidamente1 March 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm
chicken_thief March 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

So Lou Sarah as the GOP VP in 2012 is off the table?! Is that what he's saying?

FakaktaSouth March 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I still 100% blame Steve Schmidt and John McCain – she is an incredibly vapid and horribly misinformed person, but she ain't stupid. She was smart enough to grab the opportunity and cash in on a position she absolutley had NO RIGHT to have ever had a shot at. There are QUALIFICATIONS for EVERY job and what those guys did was give her a chance to apply for employment so far beyond her capabilities it STILL scares me, and the Republicans, with their vast crowds of amazingly, self righteously, willfully ignorant masses have kept her around as a representative voice. She is what she is – as are they. Suck it.

NellCote71 March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Amen.

Beetagger March 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Richard Cohen will be incoherent again next week. We apologize for the interruption.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

You know what makes a good pundit? Accurately predicting the ramifications of decisions when they are being made, not several years later when it has been apparrent to everybody already.

beavertank March 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Theme Park Amurrica: Where the inmates run the asylum.

Millennial Malaise March 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Ugh, do not be fooled! Richard Cohen "found religion" on the Iraq War about 3 years after it started. Like a broken clock, Cohen is going to be right at least twice a decade.

proudgrampa March 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

To be fair, Sarah wasn't the first stupid, lying VP candidate.

e.g., "potatoe-head" Quayle

HeadsIWin March 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

She was on to something with O’Biden. That's a keeper.

ttommyunger March 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Richard Cohen? I am fucking gob-smacked!

owhatever March 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

She's not that ignorant, said a rightwing friend of mine after watching the movie. A penetrating statement.

BarackMyWorld March 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

As for Ron Paul, he appears to be running for president of some theme park.

Come on folks, that's brilliant.

KeepFnThatChicken March 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

oh, I would fap all over that. I desperately miss Spy…

…and maybe that wasn't the right word, anyway. I guess "edgy" would be to write things that gives Jigsaw ideas.

imissopus March 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Meh, he still wrote this last paragraph:

So far, the Palin effect has been limited to the GOP. Surely, though, there lurks in the Democratic Party potential candidates who have seen Palin and taken note. Experience, knowledge, accomplishment — these no longer may matter. They will come roaring out of the left proclaiming a hatred of all things Washington, including compromise. The movie had it right. Sarah Palin changed the game.

That's just ridiculous. The nutbars the GOP has run this cycle arose because the party as a whole has moved so far to the right. Does anyone see the Dems moving further left? It's not even close. A leftist who ran as Cohen posits would not go anywhere in the Democratic Party. But he has to throw in the old equivalency, lest people stop inviting him to cocktail parties or Fred Hiatt calls him into his office for a spanking.

horsedreamer_1 March 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Bingo.

Too, by going hard after Palin, Dicky can give double to Obama when the Co-Dog inevitably endorses the GOP nominee, over "jobs" & "gas prices".

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