Rich Lowry, everybody. Famous for getting “starbursts” at the sight of Sarah Palin’s lizard lips, and for running away like Rand Paul from a fight with known-bruiser Al Franken. Now? He has penned a magnificent 347 words in Politico Magazine, charging one B. Barry Bamz with the high crime and misdemeanor of saying the words “stop just hatin’ all the time.”
It turns out, according to Rich Lowry, that speaking even momentarily in a black vernacular is a sign of callowness, not being a good orator, being far left, glibness, lack of wisdom, “celebrity,” uninterestingness, and not being Churchill.
Yes, from the statement “Stop just hatin’ all the time,” Lowry makes a grand case against being smug, having “no conception of the national interest” beyond your ideology, and reading The New Yorker. Are there any concrete charges to be made besides the president’s exhortation to “stop just hatin’ all the time”? Sure! Smugness and celebrity and ideology and reading The New Yorker, like we just said.
Politico, everybody. Charlie Pierce, we’ve got this nice jug of antifreeze here for you, when you’re ready.