WSJ Breathlessly Suggests: Was David Brat's Defeat of a Jewish Congressman Somehow Related to His Hitler-Shall-Rise-Anew Agenda?

All of this is interesting -- hey, I learned something; I had no idea David Brat was a full-on libertarian -- but the piece is written as if to suggest the excerpts here constitute Dangerous Thoughts and therefore Campaign Fodder.

David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitlerís rise "could all happen again, quite easily."

And?

Mr. Brat's remarks, in a 2011 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, came three years before he defeated the only Jewish Republican in Congress.

What?

They're suggesting Brat is pro-Hitler? How else can one read their noting that Brat said that Hitler could rise again, and then mention that in reference to the defeat of the GOP's only Jewish Congressmen as if they're linked?

Here's what he actually wrote:

Capitalism is here to stay, and we need a church model that corresponds to that reality. Read Nietzsche. Nietzscheís diagnosis of the weak modern Christian democratic man was spot on. Jesus was a great man. Jesus said he was the Son of God. Jesus made things happen. Jesus had faith. Jesus actually made people better. Then came the Christians. What happened? What went wrong? We appear to be a bit passive. Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily. The church should rise up higher than Nietzsche could see and prove him wrong. We should love our neighbor so much that we actually believe in right and wrong, and do something about it. If we all did the right thing and had the guts to spread the word, we would not need the government to backstop every action we take.

Jesus Christ Almighty, the guy is upset by the fact that Christians (and Americans, generally, I think he'd say) are too "morally weak" to stand firm in the face of Hitlerian evil -- and urges them to be more resolute against a New Hitler -- and yet this writer frames this as some sort of Ekdahlian Hitler rehabilitation.

Unbelievable. Unbelievable.

Oh, read on, and you'll see this Ignoramus being surprised at the observation that the "government exercises a monopoly on the use of force." That truism strikes this idiot as possibly scandalous.

Via Twitchy, which collects reactions to the WSJ's ugly, venomous stupidity.


Update: Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader on July 31st.

Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?

Obviously he's in a greatly diminished position, having lost his reelection bid. How can he serve as Majority Leader, even for 50 days?

The Wall Street Journal: Many suggest that the WSJ printed this alleged news report because it is Establishment, corporatist, and relentlessly pro-amnesty.

Maybe. That's all true.

However, it must be remembered that while the WSJ ownership and editorial board are conservative (well, corporate conservative), its actual reporters are as progressive as anyone else's.

This could be less about the Establishment getting their own back against the Tea Party and more about simple progressive activism in the media.


Posted by: Ace at 01:20 PM




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1 Headed there now.

Posted by: Chamber of Crony Commerce at June 11, 2014 01:21 PM (eEBON)

2 Brat said the word Hitler! Kill him!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:22 PM (/Wa81)

3 Off damned America killing sock.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:22 PM (eEBON)

4 and yet this writer frames this as some sort of Ekdahlian covert admiration for Hitler.

This is like a AoSHQ pop-quiz recognition thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2014 01:22 PM (M4Zru)

5 But the WSJ is "conservative" <snark>

Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2014 01:22 PM (T2V/1)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:22 PM (PYAXX)

7 How dare anyone intimate He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named could ever return?!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:23 PM (/Wa81)

8 I'm just in awe that the newspaper who has NEVER apologized for Duranty and decries Putin as a "Fascist power on the rise" can type their shit with a straight fucking face Ace.

Good morningNoon

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (+O/9F)

9 he cant be a full on libertarian, as I have been informed that would mean he would also be a full on open boarders person too

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (zOTsN)

10 And journalism's war on the truth continues apace!

Posted by: Beorn at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (dGF4J)

11 My manhood could easily rise again.
Please don't confuse that with me being gay or rapey.

Posted by: rick at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (O+o7k)

12 WSJ Breathlessly Suggests: Was David Brat's Defeat of a Jewish Congressman Somehow Related to His Hitler-Shall-Rise-Anew Agenda?

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (PYAXX)

13 Prediction: I won't laugh at anything on this site the rest of the year as hard as I laughed at "Ekdahlian covert admiration for Hitler."

Posted by: Hedley Lamar at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (SPaCH)

14 Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?


My guess is there's some money angle, and probably with vacations that's the next time they'll meet.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:25 PM (/Wa81)

15 Full. Retard.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2014 01:25 PM (DrWcr)

16 Obviously he's in a greatly diminished position, having lost his reelection bid. How can he serve as Majority Leader, even for 50 days-Ace

Well after being a congressman for 20 years and a big cheese for 4 years its like quitting cigarettes. You know you have to do it, but god dam its hard to do cold turkey.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2014 01:26 PM (HVff2)

17 "Ekdahlian covert admiration for Hitler."That's gold, baby!

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:26 PM (eEBON)

18 The message is clear- do not oppose the Establishment. Any opposition to the Establishment will be met with lies and vitriol.

I'll say it in this thread, too: it's not the squishes, "moderates," and "liberal Republicans" who are RINOs, it's the Conservatives like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. The Republican Party is the "not quite as Prog/Commie as the Democrats" party.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:26 PM (PYAXX)

19 I have WSJ subscription & didn't read it.
I was more interested in how Brat upset dinners. I think Bozell was only positive ine last bight, besides Levin, Laura, Beck.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:26 PM (gjOCp)

20 I LIVE !!! I WILL LIVE FOREVER !!!

Posted by: Godwin ( and my law ) at June 11, 2014 01:26 PM (8CdUx)

21 I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?

What does the primary schedule look like? Could that be a factor?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:27 PM (PYAXX)

22 Please excuse my son for being an idiot.

Posted by: Epstein's Mother at June 11, 2014 01:27 PM (Ua6T/)

23 While I disagree with Dr. Brat on abortion, his writing indicates just the sort of representative I'd like to see in Washington.

Posted by: Blor-Utar at June 11, 2014 01:27 PM (Yhdbt)

24 I'm only surprised that they didn't claim he was related to Hitler

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 11, 2014 01:27 PM (4Fpt9)

25 Where is the video of Larry Sabato crying on camera? Where is the report of what Mr. Five Thirty Nine predicted? How much Soros money went down the toilet there?

Inquiring minds wand to know...

Posted by: M. Murcek at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (GJUgF)

26 How can he serve as Majority Leader, even for 50 days?

I can't pass myself.

Posted by: Path To Citizenship Legislation at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (l3r4A)

27 "Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?"

Does it? Do they?

I submit to you that they do not.

Of course we can trust Boehner to do whatever he is told to do by his Democrat masters.

Alright, 1 head on platter. Who's next on the list?

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (NnjE8)

28 Just wait until Brat says something against Jen Rubin's current conservative crush. Then you'll see some monumental stupid anti-libertarian shit in print.

Posted by: wooga at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (9k3O4)

29 Another totalitarian populist may rise up? my word, don't tell Putin!

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (HDwDg)

30 Forty five days accomplishing nothing?


Please.

These people get more accomplished by October than some people get done by 9:00am.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (3sCyq)

31 Waitaminute, this is the WSJ, not WaPo, correct?

Pods. They're everywhere.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (7ObY1)

32 Wrong paper, sven...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2014 01:28 PM (D6X41)

33 One pundit I read (can't remember who) said Bratt may turn out to be more liberal than Cantor. He's obviously a better retail politician, whatever his politics, which means his own politics will be subservient to his constituents.

Unlike Cantor.

Posted by: MTF at June 11, 2014 01:29 PM (LISuA)

34 Spit-ballin' here, but maybe Cantor's staying on for a while to lobby for Wimpy Boner to keep his speaker job.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:29 PM (eEBON)

35 They lie because they can...

And our Society is now so immoral, that we will reward them for telling lies.

This person not only wrote this lie... he was PAID to write this lie... and his bosses did not check up on whether this was true, or not.

What they don't understand is, that every lie they tell, hurts our ability to trust... and with the complicated society we have built? Without trust? It all falls apart... and Western Society will cease to exist...

Because they are striking at the very foundation of our society... That we can Trust our Fellow Man... and that if they prove NOT to be trustworthy, that the Rule of Law will punish them...

But the Rule of Law has become the Rule of Men... under this President, and others...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 01:29 PM (84gbM)

36 "Ekdahlian covert admiration for Hitler"

I LOL'd.

Only podcast faithfuls will get this one.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:30 PM (r+7wo)

37 Look, fighting against a demagogue who arrogates the law to himself is the very definition of fascism. I'm sure there's broken glass involved too somehow.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 11, 2014 01:30 PM (gwdWN)

38 33 One pundit I read (can't remember who) said Bratt may turn out to be more liberal than Cantor.

Based on his issues page, he's a pretty conservative guy.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:30 PM (/Wa81)

39 Anyway this is pretty much what Hector does. Some moron here warns about Hitler or white nationalism or whatever. And then the troll shows up saying Race Obsessed Nazi.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2014 01:30 PM (D6X41)

40 Oh shit I glanced at this while tweeting...

you mean *our* beloved Wall Street Fucking Journal is calumnying the winner no the goddamned Al-NYT????

Fuck the NYC papers

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:31 PM (+O/9F)

41 8 I'm just in awe that the newspaper who has NEVER apologized for Duranty and decries Putin as a "Fascist power on the rise" can type their shit with a straight fucking face Ace.


This is the Wall Street Journal, not the NY Slimes.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:31 PM (7ObY1)

42 That Internal Poll has Cantor up by 34 points. That is an insurmountable lead.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:31 PM (/rVxx)

43 It could be trouble once they learn of the giant swaztika tattoed on Brat's back...

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (eEBON)

44 Wow. WSJ must love amnesty above all. I would expect this from amateur webzines Slate or Salon or the fevered swamps of the Daily Kos. But WSJ?

Wow.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (r+7wo)

45 Thanks for the corgi call. Not.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (Kud7z)

46 "Based on his issues page, he's a pretty conservative guy.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk"


And here is the key. He's conservative. He kicked RINO ass. It was unexpected.

Cruz; conservative. Kicked RINO ass. It was unexpected.

We need more of this. Not less. MORE.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (NnjE8)

47 We must be vigilant against the next Hitler + winning an election against someone who is Jewish = Nazi supporter.

Brilliant logic

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (1Jaio)

48 41 Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:31 PM (7ObY1)

I corrected it literally as you posted....

I am multi-tasking....and horribly I might add.

This is fucking surreal...

there must be some high class ass in the immigrant pile to have OUR OWN side so wrapped up in this shit

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (+O/9F)

49 Y'know, I was thinking about this as I was driving in to work this morning - how long will it be before Brat's win is spun as "anti-Semitism" on either his own part, or that of the obviously Jew-hating rubes and hillbillies in VA-7?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (YYJjz)

50 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (r+7wo)


Hmmm... didn't think of that, but, yes, the WSJ would tend to be for Amnesty.

Heckofajob, guys.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (PYAXX)

51 I might cancel subscription over this one!

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (gjOCp)

52
It could be trouble once they learn of the giant swaztika tattoed on Brat's back...

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (eEBON)

Did Brat's campaign manager cover up his "88" and tear-drop tats?

Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (GQ8sn)

53 At first I read that as Hillary's rise " could all happen again, quite easily."

And I thought, "Damn tootin'!"

Posted by: Fritz at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (UzPAd)

54 39 Anyway this is pretty much what Hector does. Some moron here warns about Hitler or white nationalism or whatever. And then the troll shows up saying Race Obsessed Nazi.


You can also summon Hector up by typing out the word Cath--ic.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (7ObY1)

55 The Republican party used to be against slavery, but the party bigs want it back with amnesty, baby!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (/Wa81)

56 Do you think this is going to stop the party of Quislings from pushing immigration?

I'm not convinced.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (r+7wo)

57 Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?
Obviously he's in a greatly diminished position, having lost his reelection bid. How can he serve as Majority Leader, even for 50 days?


---------------------------------------------


He might be hanging on because of what some commenters were speculating yesterday evening; a kamikaze run toward amnesty.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (H/oEc)

58 Carol, I only caught last part of Kelly File, but she sounded happy last night.

Also, be happy you can use your iPad. There are some who can only use their iphone!

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (gwdWN)

59 44 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (r+7wo)


You gotta figure this is a sign big Biz KNOWS hyper-inflation is coming and it will render minimum wage meaningless.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (+O/9F)

60

His name is short for Bratwurst, that's why.

Posted by: imp at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (XIXZz)

61
WSJ must love amnesty above all. I would expect this from amateur webzines Slate or Salon or the fevered swamps of the Daily Kos. But WSJ?

--

The WSJ has good business reporting, but their editorial and back page are just as liberal as any other left wing bird cage liner.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (4Fpt9)

62 It is common knowledge that WSJ loves them some amnesty, but this is just...

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (r+7wo)

63 So many nazis here...so many nazis...

Posted by: Wall Street Journal at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (/Wa81)

64
Professor Bratt, who is the president of Slovakia?

You don't know?

Posted by: Liberal Butt Boy at WaPo at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (nQjHM)

65 If you go over to Politico, you'll see all the Progs suggesting Brat is some sorta "anti-Semite".
How pathetic.

Posted by: Pelosi Schmelosi at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (jHf6U)

66 I have to go, for what I have probably wrote at least 10 times today.

Have a nice afternoon!

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (gjOCp)

67 The Party that founded the Klu Klux Klan ,the Democrats, has spoken.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (/rVxx)

68 "Do you think this is going to stop the party of Quislings from pushing immigration?



I'm not convinced.

Posted by: chique d'afrique"

Not for a single damn second. They are just weighing their options at this point. It will pass.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (NnjE8)

69 David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitler's rise "could all happen again, quite easily."

What do they think "Never Again" means?

I guess the WSJ is all a-tizzy because their pro-amnesty wonk got torpedoed?

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (MMC8r)

70 They saved Hitler's brain.

It was too late for Epstein's

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (D6X41)

71 This is interesting over at PJMedia. An eye opener for those that hadn't been following this race very closely.

But the key event of the election, which occurred during the Cantor crash week, was this: on May 28, Rep. Luis Gutierrez came all the way to Richmond to appear at the Virginia Capitol building for the purpose of declaring Eric Cantor to be "the one man standing in the way of immigration reform."

Of course, the Allen mailers proclaiming the exact same message had gone out just a day or two before.

Adding one plus one together, not a soul present at the Gutierrez event was not suspicious that the Cantor team had coordinated with Gutierrez to produce pure theater. A Brat loss served Gutierrez's interests, as Brat was clearly less of a partner on amnesty than Cantor, and Cantor knew that his amnesty history was killing him within his district.

So Brat showed up an hour ahead of the Gutierrez event -- knowing the cameras would already be there -- and got out the message that Cantor's mailers were dishonest, and that Cantor was in fact the friend of amnesty in this race.

This appearance by Brat, and the amateur-hour kabuki orchestrated by Cantor and Gutierrez, was the day the MSM first paid attention to Brat. This was the turning point. Brat loses if Gutierrez does not show, or if Brat does not show up to preempt him.


wow

risk, win

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (IXrOn)

72 45 Thanks for the corgi call. Not.
Posted by: rickb223 __________________________________________I whistled at 116.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (eEBON)

73 when is Thads run off

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (zOTsN)

74 Do you think this is going to stop the party of Quislings from pushing immigration?

I'm not convinced.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:33 PM (r+7wo)

The fear of losing their seats and the cushy life they have is a powerful incentive not to fuck with the base.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (nzKvP)

75 Newspeak defines "libertarian" as a synonym for "fascist", don't cha know.

Posted by: filbert at June 11, 2014 01:36 PM (roTS7)

76 So Brat asks do you trust either GOP or DEM to run a 3trillion dollar budget. (Kept getting error message trying to cut/paste)

Anyway dam good question. I don't trust the lot of them to run a koolaid stand let alone this country.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (HVff2)

77 So how's Green Chucky Smallballs handling this . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (D6X41)

78
Of course a Hitler could rise again. History is filled with tyrants. Unfortunately, it may just be part of the human condition. And look at all the mass murders committed after "never again."

Posted by: Proud Pug American at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (lJm99)

79 I whistled at 116.


Crap. Missed it. My apologies.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (Kud7z)

80 Shameless. This guy should be fired for writing that kind of piece.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (4pzlt)

81 do you trust either GOP or DEM to run a 3trillion dollar budget.

No.

Next question.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (PYAXX)

82
when is Thads run off

--

Two weeks. Seriously.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 11, 2014 01:38 PM (4Fpt9)

83 And if Cantor had an ass on him, he would come out and make a statement against this piece of crap hitpiece journalist.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at June 11, 2014 01:38 PM (4pzlt)

84 This guy should be fired for writing that kind of piece.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at June 11, 2014 01:37 PM (4pzlt)


As should whoever okayed the piece after it was written.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:38 PM (PYAXX)

85 Crap. Missed it. My apologies.
Posted by: rickb223 Why won't you read my posts? Why must you ignore me? I WILL NOT BE IGNORED!!!

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:38 PM (eEBON)

86 Besides the flaming content I put in the WSJ comments this morning, I also called and told them if this type of liberal-line, contra-intellectual, philosophically incoherent writing continues I will cancel my subscription.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (GGCsk)

87
"you mean *our* beloved Wall Street Fucking Journal is calumnying the winner"

The Journal, and its editorial page in particular, is *very* pro-amnesty - or, to use their term, "a reasonable moderate compromise on immigration".

Posted by: Brown Line at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (VrNoa)

88 If you read between the lines, the article in question was basically a rewrite of Mein Kampf but with more megalomania.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (+lsX1)

89 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:35 PM (IXrOn)


Wow, Brat seems to be an excellent politician.

He could even be the next HITLER!!!!111ONE

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (/Wa81)

90 "I worry about Hitler."

"You merely worry about him? That's kind of suspicious; any normal person is deathly afraid of Hitler. Therefore, compared to the norm, you are pro-Hitler!

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (mizYg)

91 Wow. Never thought I'd see a full on explosive case of BDS but it's on over at Daily Mail.

Posted by: RWC at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (fWAjv)

92 60

His name is short for Bratwurst, that's why.

Posted by: imp at June 11, 2014 01:34 PM (XIXZz

Why the state meat product of Wisconsin. And a dam tasty item.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (HVff2)

93
when is Thads run off

June 24

Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (Z1SI2)

94 This is just the WSJ trying to be noticed. The editors don't really believe any of that, they're just acting out. Like unemployed Hollywood starlets desperate for a big contract take their clothes off to be noticed.

"Hey look at me!" Like the leftists activists who want to change the world, who want to be noticed, this is just the editors at the WSJ saying "We're still here. We're still important."

Posted by: Sweet Flaming Asteroid of Species Extinction at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (vc8fi)

95 He's pro Hitler like George Soros?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (/rVxx)

96 90 "I worry about Hitler."

"You merely worry about him? That's kind of suspicious; any normal person is deathly afraid of Hitler. Therefore, compared to the norm, you are pro-Hitler!
Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (mizYg)

Hitler's dead. I don't fear him. I do fear fascism and all other forms of statism.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (DrWcr)

97 maybe they are waiting for Thad's runoff to see if Cantor's loss was an anomaly or a trend

and then they will chose the next leader

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (zOTsN)

98 Rush pimp slapping Brit Pod. Love it.

Posted by: Path To Citizenship Legislation at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (l3r4A)

99 WaPo was smearing Brat by claiming he was pretending to have his MS in Divinity from Princeton U instead of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Apparently they don't know Princeton is a place, nit just a university.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (zDsvJ)

100 "I have a terrible feeling a new Hitler may arise in the next few years."

"Oh -- so what's making you unhappy is that you have to wait that long to get your beloved Nazi dictator installed?"

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (mizYg)

101 Chuck Hagel has turned Brat into Hitler!

Posted by: Obama White House at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (/Wa81)

102 I'm just in awe that the newspaper who has NEVER apologized for Duranty and decries Putin as a "Fascist power on the rise" can type their shit with a straight fucking face Ace. This is the Wall Street Journal, not the NY Slimes.
Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:31 PM (7ObY1)


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This is what I refer to as the "northeastern mentality". People in NYC, Boston, DC, etc., with a fewexceptions feel that their word is the ultimate in national wisdom. When someone disputes or rejects what THEY think should be happening, well.............

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (H/oEc)

103 I meant TONY HITLER, THE BAVARIAN POLKA KING!!!!

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (MMC8r)

104 WTF? That writer was from the Wall Street Journal?
I read the quotes before clicking on the link.

Journalistic malpractice sounds stupid to say, but it's stupid to do.

Posted by: seems legit at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (A98Xu)

105 "Ekdahlian Hitler rehabilitation."

+1.

And didn't the left give the GOP no credit for having a Jewish Majority Leader in the first place? My memory sucks, but wasn't there some 'House Jew' commentary a few years back with regard to Cantor from liberal jews?

Posted by: Doctor Wut? at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (fTbFx)

106 WSJ loved Cantor. And they are so mad.

Posted by: SarahW at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (Lbv/k)

107 So Brat showed up an hour ahead of the Gutierrez event -- knowing
the cameras would already be there -- and got out the message that
Cantor's mailers were dishonest, and that Cantor was in fact the friend
of amnesty in this race.


Shades of Breitbart hijacking Weiner's press conference. I provisionally really like this Brat.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (B/VB5)

108 Ah the WSJ. Remember children, this was the WSJ's proposed consitutional amendment:

THERE SHALL BE OPEN BORDERS.

Fuck them all straight to hell. Big business and leftists are the fucking enemies of the American people. Time to bring these fuckers to heel.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (tVTLU)

109 Wow, Brat seems to be an excellent politician.

He could even be the next HITLER!!!!111ONE
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:39 PM (/Wa81)


Smart, shrewd and honest.

I'm scared.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (IXrOn)

110 DAVID BRAT aka 'Franz Leibkin!'

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (MMC8r)

111 100 Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:40 PM (mizYg)

Lisped dozens at the San Fran races....

I hope you're okay Zombie

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (+O/9F)

112 Smart, shrewd and honest.

I'm scared.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (IXrOn)

But a little turned on, too, right? Go on, admit it...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (DrWcr)

113 Princeton U started as a seminary. And I am pretty sure the Princeton theological seminary is part of Princeton

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (zOTsN)

114 So Brat showed up an hour ahead of the Gutierrez event -- knowing
the cameras would already be there -- and got out the message that
Cantor's mailers were dishonest, and that Cantor was in fact the friend
of amnesty in this race.

Shades of Breitbart hijacking Weiner's press conference. I provisionally really like this Brat.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (B/VB5)


And, it was $free$. He was piggy-backing off of others.

lol - smart

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (IXrOn)

115 Apparently, Ace, there is a vast dyslexic conspiracy by whoever wrote the article for the WSJ. Wow.

I was shocked to find that many elderly family members (in MS) are falling for the meme (by blogs and newspapers) that McDaniel and "Tea Party" people are "crazy" and "extremist." She is normally very with it related to politics. I told her everyone has an agenda for their candidate.

But the Hitler idea is unique. This Brat man seems like a tough cookie, a total extremist who has a divinity degree and understands the economy, promoting free markets! He should be tried like the witches at Salem! If he sinks it proves Beezlebub (uh, no, say the flies who circle Barry).

Wow. Just wow. In 2008 I saw the great divide of family and friends thanks to "racism" if you were opposed to The Won. Now, fracturing division of the GOP. The Dems won't win on their own, with the help of bussing in minorities, the voting dead, illegals, and fixed voting machines and boxes of bogus ballots in trunks guarded by the New Black Panthers. No, they win by the division of the GOP and the voters who stay home on either side of the issue, who aide and abet the Dems.

This is our time to shake things up in DC. It took years to destroy this country, it will take years to build it back. That time is now.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (baL2B)

116 Why won't you read my posts? Why must you ignore me? I WILL NOT BE IGNORED!!!


Old corgi. Don't hear so well. Miss dog whistles all the time.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (Kud7z)

117 I'm so glad I let my subscription to the WSJ, which I'd had continually since the late 70s, lapse because of horseshit like this. Fuck every goddamn one of those turds.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (RzDrp)

118 So Brat showed up an hour ahead of the Gutierrez event -- knowing the cameras would already be there -- and got out the message that Cantor's mailers were dishonest, and that Cantor was in fact the friend of amnesty in this race.

That's a Level-10 Breitbart move.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (+lsX1)

119 But a little turned on, too, right? Go on, admit it...
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (DrWcr)



Oh yeah, I'm feeling it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (IXrOn)

120 Brat is clean and articulate and he can operate an umbrella.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:43 PM (/rVxx)

121 Posted by: prescient11 at June 11, 2014 01:41 PM (tVTLU)

Well when Wall Street runs Mexico and there is peace and tranquility there I might pay attention to their beliefs. But until then Murdoch and his wankers can piss off.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (HVff2)

122 Oh lawdy lawdy, those poor boys done got the vapors.
Someone fetch the fainting couch.

FTWSG, screw reading illegitimate made up BS printed or digital from losers like that. They just assumed the NYT's level of stupidty.
They can rot in hell with them.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (baiNQ)

123 Stephen,
You're right & I really have to go get blood tests now. I had dangerously low sodium & very high BP last week.
I didn't go Monday because I went to get injection in neck for pain.

Yesterday I was miserable but it was hot & humid here so I iced my neck. Injection makes pain worse.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (gjOCp)

124 When the last print rag goes into receivership, I will shed Not. One. Tear.

Posted by: A pot of message at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (fFh95)

125 well a brat is a german sausage

Posted by: kj at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (lKyWE)

126 You know, not many people know zis, but der Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

Posted by: David Brat at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (MMC8r)

127 The WSJ is pro-amnesty and they are pissed at Brat. He must be defeated at all costs.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (fcNe2)

128 No, thunderb, I looked into it. They are adjacent but PTS site describes history. Not PU. But they do some course and faculty sharing.

They seem to be a little bit - not exactly - like Claremont Colleges' relationship to each other.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (zDsvJ)

129 Pod Brit Hume
Pod Wall St. Journal

Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It's heeeere.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (7ObY1)

130 Springtime for Cantor?


Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (GQ8sn)

131 124 Posted by: A pot of message at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (fFh95)


well pissing on the ashes is SORTA like crying eh?

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (+O/9F)

132 Captain Hate,
I'm going to cancel it!

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:45 PM (gjOCp)

133 Princeton Theological Seminary is separate

Both are on Mercer Road

what evs

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:46 PM (zOTsN)

134 Sooo.... Brat is a small L libertarian???


SWWEEEEEETTTTT!!!!


What folks miss is that there is a whole bunch of us, who are Libertarian about America... but that Philosophy, for us, stops at the border.

We know we can't fix the whole world... in fact its THEIR responsibility to fix themselves. We can help? but you can't force someone to fix their own damn problems...

But you sure can keep those problems from becoming OUR problems...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 01:46 PM (84gbM)

135 Is Bratwurst kosher?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:46 PM (/rVxx)

136 But a little turned on, too, right? Go on, admit it...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2014 01:42 PM (DrWcr)

I like smart men with good teeth. Had not heard of him before. Cannot learn more as his website has crashed. Rush read his six points and I liked them and cannot find as website going nuts (he asked, on Glenn Beck, for donations).
I have to say I like this dangerous extremist, Dave Brat. I say keep calling him that in reverse-Alinsky. He is dangerous: to both Dems and career politicians. bwahaha (evil witch cackle from Miz Christy).

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at June 11, 2014 01:46 PM (baL2B)

137
"As he got his primary race under way in late March, Brat refused to suspend his campaign on Hitler's birthday. Indeed, on April 20th Mr. Brat shameless said that he'd be a better representative than Mr. Cantor, who is Jewish".

-- WSJs

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (JtwS4)

138 Too bad Rupert Murdoch hasn't cleaned up the WSJ yet. Many incorrectly thinks it's right-leaning -- that's only the op/ed pages -- the "news" part of the paper is typical liberal garbage.

Posted by: Max at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (huMoW)

139 Wow, my esteem for the WSJ just took a big hit.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (oDCMR)

140 The stupid. It burns. Hitler could easily rise again was the point of an After School Special for motherfucking sake.

The only controversial position to take is that oh there's no way Hitler could ever ever ever rise again anywhere.

Hey, McNally, protip: If the teleprompter says Fuck You, San Diego, don't read it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (mf5HN)

141 Now, now, the newspaper style guide is quite clear: Anyone against amnesty is a NAZI fascist KKK member who wants to impose apartheid, slavery, and non-free trade lattes on everyone...

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (CTCNK)

142 well a brat is a german sausage
Posted by: kj at June 11, 2014 01:44 PM (lKyWE)



Oy vey.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (IXrOn)

143 44 Wow. WSJ must love amnesty above all. I would expect this from amateur webzines Slate or Salon or the fevered swamps of the Daily Kos. But WSJ?

Wow.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 11, 2014 01:32 PM (r+7wo)


It's not amnesty !!!!

Posted by: Bitchy Brit Hume at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (zmYLY)

144 Hitler... there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!

Posted by: David Brat (attributed) at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (MMC8r)

145 Like some extremist rightwing bloggers, David Brat islooking forward to the rise of the next Adolf Hitler. This is from the conservative Wall Street Journal. What else do we not know about David Brat? David Brat, wrong for Virginia, wrong for America.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (eEBON)

146 so he is a libertarian who does not believe in open borders


that's very appealing

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:48 PM (zOTsN)

147 I have a question: Is the Chamber of Commerce stupid?

Here's why I ask: Do they not realize that a wave of immigration in the time of a deep moribund recession will depress wages so far and so broadly among the unskilled that many many people will be forced to take bottom-basement wages if at all.

Then come even more cries for the minimum wage to go up. Do they think these legalized workers will still want to work under the table?

What exactly is the CofC thinking?

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:48 PM (1UzRc)

148 It appears that the news media is all fucked up, in many ways this too is the story of Barky Obama.

Posted by: Killerdog at June 11, 2014 01:48 PM (iz8V5)

149 My subscription should be about to lapse. I'm gonna let it. I tried to find contact info for the ombudsman/public editor to let 'em know exactly why, but I came up empty.

Posted by: A pot of message at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (fFh95)

150 I almost cancelled it in 2008 because Peggy Noonan was stupid enough to fall for TFG's bullshit & I still will not read a word she writes.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (gjOCp)

151 135 Is Bratwurst kosher?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:46 PM (/rVxx)


good ones aren't.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (HVff2)

152 Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?

And if you're going to wait that long, why bother at all? After July 31 you have the August recess, and then everyone's busy with the November general election.

Posted by: Methos at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (hO9ad)

153 What exactly is the CofC thinking?

"We got ours."

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (MMC8r)

154 Here is the writers twitter account http://tinyurl.com/lwv9g23

Have fun.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (GGCsk)

155 Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (oDCMR)

156 Oh I stayed up all last night spouting some shit with a pen
I mistook Brat in the dark for a drug crazed nazi again
Now why'd y' all have to get so rude
It was just a stupid hit piece dude
You know I'm trigger happy

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (D6X41)

157 By the way, the author is new to the Wall Street Journal.

Just 2 months ago, he was at Politico:
http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/politicos-reid-epstein-to-wsj-with-mixed-emotions/

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (1UzRc)

158 "It took years to destroy this country, it will take years to build it back. That time is now.


Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter"


Years? Try generations. Truly.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (NnjE8)

159 In the last thread a commenter said that we would be soon seeing who were on our side and who are on the anti-conservative side. I think that commenter was psychic!

Posted by: Chillin the most at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (gxtMZ)

160
some sort of Ekdahlian Hitler rehabilitation







*snort*

*wheeze*

*koff*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (TIIx5)

161 that's spooky

are they going to ram it through with dead duck Cantor who now officially has nothing to lose?

but who will go with him

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (zOTsN)

162 Many incorrectly thinks it's right-leaning -- that's only the op/ed pages -- the "news" part of the paper is typical liberal garbage.
Posted by: Max at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (huMoW)


Yep, it's the international business paper. Always has been. Of course they side with illegal immigration.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:51 PM (IXrOn)

163 Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:48 PM (1UzRc)

Most decisions by the Chamber of Commerce can be explained by reference to Dilbert cartoons.

Specifically any one discussing corporate bonuses. Where the motto is always: a bonus today is worth the entire business tomorrow.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2014 01:51 PM (OWjjx)

164 "Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?"


Just long enough for the tanks to roll through.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2014 01:51 PM (gOoFi)

165 If you read Mr Brat's article backwards, it clearly says Heil Hitler!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at June 11, 2014 01:51 PM (4pzlt)

166 " Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily."



Were Obama not a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable traitor, he would be the next iteration of Hitler. The mindset and delusions of grandeur are certainly there.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (Vutl+)

167 The prevalence of soccer stories in the nation's business paper of record is a clue to their sympathies.

Back to the lurk.

Posted by: tlc, real airline pendant at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (iViyu)

168 The WSJ goes full Godwin.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (Y92Nd)

169 Is Bratwurst kosher?

100% beef slaughtered and processed according to the laws of kosher? Could be done.

Posted by: HR needs a beer at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (/kI1Q)

170 Cantor's a JEW?

*drops monocle*

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (BOqPL)

171 Good, Carol; be sure to tell them why you're cancelling.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (RzDrp)

172 who is the editor that let that run?

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (zOTsN)

173 What exactly is the CofC thinking?

My understanding is that every amnesty results in more illegals. The amnesty gets rid of the current crop, but it advertises for more to come.

Whatever stupid programs or enforcement measures they concoct will be ignored like the current ones.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (/Wa81)

174 Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (oDCMR)

Sure did!

Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (GQ8sn)

175 Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?

Only going 'out.'

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (MMC8r)

176 All I know is that the voters in Cantor's district were/are so anti-Semitic that they sent known Jew Eric Cantor to Congress six times.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (oFCZn)

177 164 "Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?"


Just long enough for the tanks to roll through.

Tanks or fat Mexican wymynz with children what's the difference? Both Hitler and Obama had continental vision.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (oDCMR)

178
Years? Try generations. Truly.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:50 PM (NnjE


Downhill slide started with the Civil War... when States were no longer really Sovereign...

Then accelerated in the early 1900s... with them messing with the Constitution... (Income Tax, way we elect Senators)...

And has continued downhill ever since.

When the only check to Federal Power, is a Court that the Federal Government selects? There is no check on Federal Power.

As we are seeing with the current Precedent blatantly announcing he will break US Law... and no one able to do a damn thing about it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (84gbM)

179
150 I almost cancelled it in 2008 because Peggy Noonan was stupid enough to fall for TFG's bullshit & I still will not read a word she writes.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (gjOCp)




Concur.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (Vutl+)

180 Let us put our Brat in you.

Posted by: Tea Party at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (DrWcr)

181 David Brat, wrong for Virginia, wrong for America.
Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 01:47 PM (eEBON)

Don't forget far right for Germany in the 40s.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (Y92Nd)

182 Ok, someone explain the Ekdahl joke.



Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (GQ8sn)

183 The stupid. It burns. Hitler could easily rise again was the point of an After School Special for motherfucking sake.

Posted by: alexthechick


Oh, so you remember that Third Wave movie too!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (M4Zru)

184 It does emailing and web browsing AND it $#!T$ in Kyle's mouth?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (/rVxx)

185 Posted by: HR needs a beer at June 11, 2014 01:52 PM (/kI1Q)

Brats need pork for flavor!

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (HDwDg)

186 Downhill slide started with the Civil War... when States were no longer really Sovereign...

Oh here we go again!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (OWjjx)

187 WSJ - The Short Version:

"The peasants are revolting!"

Posted by: mrp at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (JBggj)

188 164 "Didn't Hitler believe in open borders?"


Just long enough for the tanks to roll through.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2014 01:51 PM (gOoFi)



Yes.... that Maginot Line? Clearly Racist!

But see? Border Fences do not work!

Posted by: Zombie A Hitler at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (84gbM)

189 "Why wait so long? I know a vote has to be scheduled and people need to lobby and such, but why a month and a half from now?"

Honest question: How much in session is Congress going to be between now and then? And how much after then? Remember: elections are coming up and everybody and their staff are going to be busy on more important projects than who is House majority leader for the remainder of this congress.

IN RE: WSJ piece: That was remarkably silly by any standard. Really remarkably silly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Wise-crackers, Skyrocket Tempers, and Snappy Retorts! Stock Up for Independence Day! at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (hLRSq)

190 This could be less about the Establishment getting their own back
against the Tea Party and more about simple progressive activism in the
media.


Either way, I stand by solution.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (PYAXX)

191 Damn you people. Go back to your shanties.

Posted by: Shooter WSJ McGavin at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (rXcBX)

192 The stupid. It burns. Hitler could easily rise again was the point of an After School Special for motherfucking sake.

As well as a helluva lot of books, movies, and 'scholarly' material.

But what the WSJ really means is Brat = Hitler.

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (MMC8r)

193 Question: How many immigrants work as WSJ writers or editors?

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (1UzRc)

194 Turning away at border = gassing, tossing in an oven

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (BOqPL)

195 "but who will go with him

Posted by: thunderb"

Yes, who indeed?

Hastert rule. Fuck it. There you go.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (NnjE8)

196 Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:24 PM (+O/9F

Duranty worked for the NYT, not the WSJ.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Wise-crackers, Skyrocket Tempers, and Snappy Retorts! Stock Up for Independence Day! at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (hLRSq)

197 172 who is the editor that let that run?

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 01:53 PM (zOTsN)



This is what I was thinking.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (Vutl+)

198 The WSJ also dug up Brat's PhD thesis, looking for some juicy dirt...and instead found a very thoughtful three-part analysis of the effect religion has on economic growth differentials:

http://tinyurl.com/ot2hp98

The headline should read:

"We Went Trolling for Some Hitlerian Dirt on This Guy, But Discovered to Our Disappointment that He's Actually really Smart and Reasonable. Shit!"

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (mizYg)

199 WSJ - The Short Version:

"The peasants are revolting!"


Or: "We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen!"

Either way, politics is a Mel Brooks movie.

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (MMC8r)

200 Apparently, no ombudsman at the WSJ. You must contact wsj.ltrs@wsj.com.
with your complaint or concerns about articles.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (GGCsk)

201 And it's okay to speak kindly of Hitler now. We have Chuck Hagel to blame for all evils in the world.

Posted by: Doctor Wut? at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (fTbFx)

202 IN RE: WSJ piece: That was remarkably silly by any standard. Really remarkably silly.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Wise-crackers, Skyrocket Tempers, and Snappy Retorts! Stock Up for Independence Day! at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (hLRSq)


They hired the writer directly from Politico.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:58 PM (1UzRc)

203 WWPS?
What Will Peggy (Noonan) Say? She is a WSJ columnist.

She will write her next fulsome column, knowing Cantor personally as a gentleman (which he probably is), and a favorite of Georgetown parties (which he probably is). She will then moan of the demise of the old GOP of which she lived as a speechwriter for President Reagan. She will then demonize the Tea Party as a bunch of extremists this side of the funny-farm, who embrace guns, immunizations, and the military. And, raciss, And anti-Jew. And anti-immigrants. yada

Then, tea leaves: about a year from this writing she will suddenly be hit in the noggin and reverse tactics, somehow seeing the beauty of the free market and the new GOP leadership (we can hope and dream today, my wee morons).

Again...just look to the Cochran race in MS to see Nazi in full explosion by way of his ads, as he appeals to the Dems to help him limp over the finish line.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at June 11, 2014 01:58 PM (baL2B)

204 Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, Ace, but at least it's an ethos.

Posted by: Walter at June 11, 2014 01:58 PM (MiBr0)

205 It takes a Potemkin Village to raise a child.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 01:58 PM (/rVxx)

206 Was the writer of the piece Jewish by chance?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (oDCMR)

207 186 Downhill slide started with the Civil War... when States were no longer really Sovereign...

Oh here we go again!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (OWjjx)


Uh.... how is that wrong?

States were considered Sovereign prior to the Civil War... the whole Civil War proved they were not... the war definitely put the US under more Federal Control, than there had been earlier.

How is that even in contention?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (84gbM)

208 Reid Epstein came to WSJ from Politico.

Posted by: blaster at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (rCQHn)

209

So, does this WSJ piece mean Cantor is going to do a write-in ballot vote process?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (IXrOn)

210 D-Lamp,
Woman was speechwriter for Reagan couldn't see empty suit?

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (gjOCp)

211
I have a question: Is the Chamber of Commerce stupid?

Here's why I ask: Do they not realize that a wave of immigration in the time of a deep moribund recession will depress wages so far and so broadly among the unskilled that many many people will be forced to take bottom-basement wages if at all.









Asked and answered, brother. The CoCsuckers would love to see universal downward pressure on wages. I guess they're gambling that their lower wage costs would more than offset their losses from the depressed economy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (TIIx5)

212 196 Posted by: Mikey NTH - Wise-crackers, Skyrocket Tempers, and Snappy
Retorts! Stock Up for Independence Day! at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM
(hLRSq)

Yes I corrected myself about 1/2 hour ago...

I was tweeting(as I do) and reading this out of the corner of my eye....

it LITERALLY was hard I guess to wrap my head around the WSJ engaging in this LEVEL of stupidity.....

it does explain 2008 however.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (+O/9F)

213 But what the WSJ really means is Brat = Hitler.
Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:56 PM (MMC8r)


This.

The point isn't how absurd the story is, or whether or not it's true. The point is the headline: "Brat loves himself some Hitler."

When Anne Richards won the governor's seat here in TX many many years ago, part of what sealed the deal was a story that ran in a few major papers with the headline "[Opponent] Paid No Taxes in [Year]" (I was young enough that I do not remember the opponent or the year).

The STORY then went on to state, accurately, that he had paid no taxes because he owed none- he had actually lost money in the year in question. But the point wasn't the story- the Headline was everything- and it worked.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (PYAXX)

214 This Brat guy seems to understand something fundamental about our system that Democrats have never understood.

Sharing civic power between lots of institutions is fundamental to Democracy. When a man belongs to many groups: his religion, his community, government, family, social groups like the Boy Scouts, Shriners, etc. he is unlikely to go off the rails in any one direction. When all moral and physical force comes from one institution (government), bad things happen. That may be the biggest problem in the US today, everything but government has lost too much influence to keep people doing the right thing.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (whxbn)

215 What exactly is the CofC thinking? "We got ours."
Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 01:49 PM (MMC8r)


-------------------------------------


Bingo

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2014 02:00 PM (H/oEc)

216 Let us put our Brat in you.

I always sleep better with a little sausage in me.

Posted by: Great Gam-Gam at June 11, 2014 02:00 PM (/kI1Q)

217 You would get a good laugh if I could post my conversation with their live help about the ombudsman. It basically went like this:

Me: Can you tell me how to contact the ombudsman with a complaint about an article?

WSJ: I am sorry. I don't know who that writer is. Is that for the WSJ?

Facepalm.

You wonder why the article was printed.....

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 02:00 PM (GGCsk)

218 David Brat drives an Audi A4. Did you know that Audi is part of the Volkswagen empire. The same Volkswagen empire started by one Adolf Hitler. David Brat, wrong for Virginia, wrong for America.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 02:00 PM (eEBON)

219 Uh.... how is that wrong?


I think he meant another War of Northern Aggression thread.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (Kud7z)

220 WH: Negotiating with the Taliban is in no way comparable to negotiating with terrorists.

I don't even know how anyone there says or writes this sh1t with a straight face.

Posted by: Nouri Al-Maliki at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (7mQyC)

221 These WSJ blogger's comment have nothing to do with the right-leaning (but generally open borders) crowd that run the op/ed pages. This is just some proglodyte that used to work for Politico practicing modern "journalism".

Posted by: Max at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (huMoW)

222 Me: Can you tell me how to contact the ombudsman with a complaint about an article?

WSJ: I am sorry. I don't know who that writer is. Is that for the WSJ?


LOLWUT?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (PYAXX)

223 It is not a truism that government exercises a monopoly on the use of force. Everyone has an individual right to defend themselves.

Posted by: JohnJ at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (TF/YA)

224 Any rumors on how the GOP is gonna fund Brat

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (BOqPL)

225 I don't know the extent of Brat's ties to the neo nazis .
I'll wait for CBD's take on it , as he's a well known supporter
of those kinds of "people" .

Posted by: awkward davies at June 11, 2014 02:02 PM (whqez)

226 Let us put our Brat in you.


Six is my limit on schnitzengruben.

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 02:02 PM (MMC8r)

227 The WSJ also dug up Brat's PhD thesis

Yeah, that sort of stuff is supposed to be public. These days, it's posted online in months. They've always archived these things in microfiche.

It's not like Obama's senior thesis, which seems to have been written on toilet paper.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 02:02 PM (1UzRc)

228 224 Are they going to open up the cave and melt the gold?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 02:02 PM (/rVxx)

229 224
Any rumors on how the GOP is gonna fund Brat

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 11, 2014 02:01 PM (BOqPL)

I read, somewhere, that the local Virginia GOP said, last night, that they would help him. I hope they do.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at June 11, 2014 02:03 PM (baL2B)

230 Yet, DON'T CALL HILLARY OLD OR OBAMA A MUSLIM!

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 02:03 PM (MMC8r)

231 186 Downhill slide started with the Civil War... when States were no longer really Sovereign...

Oh here we go again!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (OWjjx)


It might not be politically correct, but much of the growth of the Federal Leviathan which is currently killing us, was spawned by that War and it's aftermath.



Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:03 PM (Vutl+)

232 So nobody posted on Reid J. Epstein's Twitter feed yet???

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 02:03 PM (GGCsk)

233 How is any of this getting us some free big screen plasma TVs?

And they better have free Univision, dammit.

Don't make us have to cut you people.

Posted by: The Ungrateful Illegal Alien Children at June 11, 2014 02:03 PM (7ObY1)

234 While a professor, David Brat gave a failing grade to two different students. Both of these students are Jewish. Do we really need another anti-Simitic Republican in congress? David Brat, wrong for Virginia, wrong for America.

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 02:04 PM (eEBON)

235 In response to criticism, the WSJ will publish a story investigating whether it really is true that Brat is a neo-Nazi.

The headline will read:

Dave Brat -- Neo-Nazi...or Paleo-Nazi?

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 02:04 PM (mizYg)

236 Reid Epstein will be absent from class today because he's extremely retarded.

Signed,

Epstein's Mother

Posted by: The Ungrateful Illegal Alien Children at June 11, 2014 02:04 PM (7ObY1)

237 Don't vote for Brat, he doesn't like the Jooooos!

Posted by: DNC at June 11, 2014 02:04 PM (GGCsk)

238 Reid J. Epstein?

I've never read his work, only his mother's.

Posted by: --- at June 11, 2014 02:04 PM (MMC8r)

239 Everyone has an individual right to defend themselves.

Not if you live in California, Illinois, or New York- among other places.

The government absolutely exercises a monopoly on the use of force. Indeed, it must; when you use force, you are answerable to the government- and should be. The government may grant/uphold that you used force in accordance with your right to self-defense, but if they do not so uphold then you will receive some kind of punishment- usually involving jail time.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (PYAXX)

240 This occurred to me, thinking about all this today:

Faith and Hope in an idea, person or ideal are easy to have when everything is going great. When failure is the outcome: that's when those were meant to be used. It's in those times that we're defined.

This isn't a speech. I'm just wondering what it looks like when those that don't have hope, faith, do when they fail.

I think we're about to find out.

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (x3YFz)

241 Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (whxbn)

Well said.... our Founders understood this concept... and it worked well for a long time.

Take... the Police. There used to be the FBI, Federal Martials, Secret Service, and other Federal Police agencies.... as well as State Agencies... who all watched each other.

If one got out of hand? You could go to the one of the others for help.

Now? They all basically fall under the Dept. of Homeland Sec...

Spies? Same thing... we had Defense Intelligence agencies... the CIA... the NSA... and they all had separate mandates... under separate command structures..

Now? all under National Security Advisor, who is an unelected office, that is not even Confirmed by the Senate.

They have taken the competing interest, and put them under one roof, using efficiency as the excuse... but by doing so, they took a lot of the systems built in protection, and threw it out the window.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (84gbM)

242
The headline should read:

"We Went Trolling for Some Hitlerian Dirt on This Guy, But Discovered to Our Disappointment that He's Actually really Smart and Reasonable. Shit!"

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 01:57 PM (mizYg)



"So we deliberately distorted what he said into the opposite of what he said. "

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (Vutl+)

243 Reid Epstein wrote that WSJ hit piece.

These fuckers are off the hook going insane.

We are winning mother fuckers. Slowly but surely.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (tVTLU)

244 DNC neither does Obama

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (BOqPL)

245 I'm really experiencing some Schnitzelfreude over this Brat victory.

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2014 02:05 PM (mizYg)

246 Brat called out COC and corporations vis a vis immigration last night. Clearly it did not sit well with some.

Posted by: gracepmc at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (rznx3)

247 206 Was the writer of the piece Jewish by chance?
Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (oDCMR)


Well, half Puerto Rican.

Posted by: Epstein's mother at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (1UzRc)

248 Hot Air has a pic of Brat.


Brat kind of looks like a cross between Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor.



It's uncanny.


Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (GQ8sn)

249 They hired the writer directly from Politico.
Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 01:58 PM (1UzRc)

Then my analysis is correct: Very remarkably silly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Wise-crackers, Skyrocket Tempers, and Snappy Retorts! Stock Up for Independence Day! at June 11, 2014 02:07 PM (hLRSq)

250
Yes.... that Maginot Line? Clearly Racist!

But see? Border Fences do not work!

Posted by: Zombie A Hitler at June 11, 2014 01:55 PM (84gbM)








I know it's a joke, but if memory serves, the Wehrmacht didn't bother trying to punch through the Maginot Line, they sent panzers through the Ardennes, which were erroneously thought by the French to be impenetrable by armor.

So in truth, the Maginot Line worked just fine. Problem was it was incomplete.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 11, 2014 02:07 PM (TIIx5)

251 "Why wait so long?"

Crafting your own golden parachute takes time, buddy.

Posted by: Dang at June 11, 2014 02:07 PM (MNq6o)

252 Well, half Puerto Rican.

Posted by: Epstein's mother at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (1UzRc)

Jose Berkowitz?

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:07 PM (x3YFz)

253 206 Was the writer of the piece Jewish by chance?

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (oDCMR)


Have no idea, but coming from Politico I think it's a safe bet that he's a Liberal asswipe.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:08 PM (Vutl+)

254 Brat kind of looks like a cross between Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor.

Another pod?

Posted by: effit at June 11, 2014 02:08 PM (l3r4A)

255 WSJ's editorial page used to be conservative under Bartley and I suppose it still is. But the news section is 100% commie, just like the rest of the dinosaur media.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at June 11, 2014 02:08 PM (bbivj)

256 A no-name politician comes in a slaps down a long-standing establishment fixture and it causes a major upheavel. What happens if we win the senate and the house and they start changing the FSA status quo?

I think this is a small but prescient preview of what changing the direction of the country is going to be like.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2014 02:09 PM (H/oEc)

257 The Wall St Journolist is going to hear from me and should hear from thousands.

Effing slime.

Have they trotted out "temper tantrum" yet?

Posted by: Meremortal at June 11, 2014 02:09 PM (1Y+hH)

258 "218 David Brat drives an Audi A4. Did you know that Audi is part of the Volkswagen empire. The same Volkswagen empire started by one Adolf Hitler. David Brat, wrong for Virginia, wrong for America."
---
Complete with the a photo-shopped photo with the little stash. Reminds me of the movie The Campaign
http://tinyurl.com/kzp28bu

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:09 PM (7mQyC)

259 Oh, so you remember that Third Wave movie too!
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2014 01:54 PM (M4Zru)



I do remember it, up to and including the Big Reveal at the school assembly at the end. Further protip: If this seemed like a good idea for an After School Special, it's not really an edgy idea.

Huh. Maybe the reason why I couldn't hear the Tribe* game whilst streaming through my phone is because the volume was off. Hmmm. That would explain it.



*Okay, fine, I'll admit it using Tribe instead of Indians seems apropos for this thread.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at June 11, 2014 02:09 PM (mf5HN)

260 210 D-Lamp,
Woman was speechwriter for Reagan couldn't see empty suit?

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (gjOCp)


Her view was obscured by all the cocktail parties she enjoys living up there in New York. I blame the "Herd mindset" engendered in such environments.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:10 PM (Vutl+)

261 Let's just say for a moment we juxtapose "Adolph" next to "Brat". We get the phrase "Adolph Brat", which could also be a noun. For comparative purposes only of course.

Posted by: Reid J Epstein at June 11, 2014 02:10 PM (GGCsk)

262 I always hated that Cantor guy.


Posted by: Rubio at June 11, 2014 02:10 PM (l3r4A)

263 So is Jack Trammel pro or anti Hitler?

Posted by: RWC at June 11, 2014 02:11 PM (fWAjv)

264 Hail Hydra!

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 11, 2014 02:11 PM (6n332)

265 Asked and answered, brother. The CoCsuckers would love to see universal downward pressure on wages. I guess they're gambling that their lower wage costs would more than offset their losses from the depressed economy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (TIIx5)


I would suggest that they can SEE the lower wages, but cannot see the depressed economy.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:11 PM (Vutl+)

266 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 11, 2014 02:07 PM (TIIx5)

I think I remember reading that they did punch through in a number of places... but it was after the end run had started and the French were in disarray... so could not adequately reinforce...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 02:11 PM (84gbM)

267 AoS drinking game:

Every time you hear "unexpected" today in the news, do a shot.

Figure we'll all be naked and drunk anyway, so might as well give it some sport.

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (x3YFz)

268 So is the WSJ into goyim hate? Haters gotta hate.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (oDCMR)

269 The government may grant/uphold that you used force in accordance with
your right to self-defense, but if they do not so uphold then you will
receive some kind of punishment- usually involving jail time.


That doesn't change that it's a right. It just means an illegitimate government is infringing on it.

Posted by: Methos at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (hO9ad)

270 WSJ seems to have shut down commenting on the article now

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (zOTsN)

271 "Brat kind of looks like a cross between Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor.

It's uncanny."
----
I said that to myself last night, that he resembles the guy he just smoked, thought it was just me.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (7mQyC)

272 I'm confused. The WSJ article people seem to be carping about gives the full quote (including the ...sinking feeling...)in paragraph 6, which happens to be the 7th sentence of the article.

Seriously, what's the problem here? Are we only supposed to make judgments on an article based on the first two sentences (in this case that equals the first two paragraphs)? Or do we give anyone any credit for reading more than two sentences worth of text?

Posted by: taylork at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (i1B3X)

273 I thought Cantor was a WOP, not a Jooo. Dammit I can't keep my racism straight.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (9Bdcz)

274
States were considered Sovereign prior to the Civil War... the whole Civil War proved they were not... the war definitely put the US under more Federal Control, than there had been earlier.

How is that even in contention?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 11, 2014 01:59 PM (84gbM)



Not to mention the 14th amendment's affect on State Laws. This is how that "Separation of Church and State" doctrine got applied to states.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (Vutl+)

275 Well, half Puerto Rican.

Posted by: Epstein's mother at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (1UzRc)

Jose Berkowitz?



Hymie Gonzales.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (Kud7z)

276 OT: Mass beheadings reported in northern Iraq as al-Qaeda forces take Mosul and
Tikrit


I wonder how President Obama feels about being the last black US President?

Posted by: Rubio at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (l3r4A)

277 I heard Thad Cochran is full tilt SS and wears women's underwear.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (oDCMR)

278 Figure we'll all be naked and drunk anyway, so might as well give it some sport.

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (x3YFz)

My tinfoil hat has failed again! You can SEE me? I am not wearing make-up, either!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (baL2B)

279 If the best they can do is somehow fallaciously misrepresent what Brat wrote, or through some type of feeble association suggest he's antisemitic- this was a bigger win than I thought.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (GGCsk)

280 I heard Thad Cochran is full tilt SS and wears women's underwear.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (oDCMR)

281 still taking comments

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 02:14 PM (zOTsN)

282 "Every time you hear "unexpected" today in the news, do a shot. "
---
Will you cover my bail?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:14 PM (7mQyC)

283 276 OT: Mass beheadings reported in northern Iraq as al-Qaeda forces take Mosul and
Tikrit


I wonder how President Obama feels about being the last black US President?

Its just brown people, Barack is about black people.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:14 PM (oDCMR)

284 Corgi leg power - ACTIVATE!

Posted by: Countrysquire at June 11, 2014 02:14 PM (eEBON)

285 States were considered Sovereign prior to the Civil War... the whole
Civil War proved they were not... the war definitely put the US under
more Federal Control, than there had been earlier.
=======
Yeah, right. See "Andrew Jackson and South Carolina Nullification Threat".

Posted by: mrp at June 11, 2014 02:15 PM (JBggj)

286 My tinfoil hat has failed again! You can SEE me?


And how! Cute dimples, btw.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2014 02:15 PM (Kud7z)

287 280 - I heard he really prefers Depends.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:15 PM (7mQyC)

288 "Every time you hear "unexpected" today in the news, do a shot. "
---
Will you cover my bail?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:14 PM (7mQyC)

Uh... sure!

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:15 PM (x3YFz)

289 I said that to myself last night, that he resembles the guy he just smoked, thought it was just me.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:12 PM (7mQyC)


Brat has the Romney hair and the Cantor glasses.

Posted by: EC at June 11, 2014 02:15 PM (GQ8sn)

290

The dub-Hitler video crew need to make it about the WSJ this time.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (IXrOn)

291 Seriously, Ace. This is a bullshit post. What he "actually said" (i.e., that thing you put in a different colored box), is located within the article you are berating And it's not particularly hidden, it's 7 sentences into the article.

Posted by: taylork at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (i1B3X)

292 No morons on Reid J. Epstein s Twitter feed.

Very disappointing you guys.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (GGCsk)

293 276 The Presbyterians took Mosul.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (/rVxx)

294
It's not like Obama's senior thesis, which seems to have been written on toilet paper.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2014 02:02 PM (1UzRc)



Which is the only suitable media for his words.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (Vutl+)

295
Well, half Puerto Rican.

Posted by: Epstein's mother at June 11, 2014 02:06 PM (1UzRc)

Jose Berkowitz?


Juan Epstein, the Puerto Rican Jew. (Welcome Back Kotter).

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at June 11, 2014 02:17 PM (JtwS4)

296 taylork the headline and the first sentences are completely misleading. and that's what google and bing will pick up. and he knows that

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 02:17 PM (zOTsN)

297 Which is the only suitable media for his words.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 11, 2014 02:16 PM (Vutl+)

Step 1: print all Obama's speeches on TP
Step 2: mass produce
Step 3: $$

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:18 PM (x3YFz)

298 The WSJ is doing Downfall Videos now?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2014 02:18 PM (/rVxx)

299 273 I thought Cantor was a WOP, not a Jooo. Dammit I can't keep my racism straight.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at June 11, 2014 02:13 PM (9Bdcz)

Just hate everybody. I find it easier that way.

Posted by: RWC at June 11, 2014 02:18 PM (fWAjv)

300 There's probably a joke about going out for Mexican and getting a bris instead here somewhere.

Posted by: DaveA at June 11, 2014 02:19 PM (DL2i+)

301 The article did include the whole paragraph. Maybe an earlier version didn't? But they did when I read it.

I didn't read that as a hit piece at all.

And I agree, that someone who is running on being an Ethics professor, had better tow the line.

I think he will. But woe unto him if he doesn't.

I am excited by the possibility of Congress having a conscience!

I hope this is a good amen, of good things to come.

Posted by: petunia at June 11, 2014 02:19 PM (2UScr)

302 Just hate everybody. I find it easier that way.

Posted by: RWC at June 11, 2014 02:18 PM (fWAjv)

Agreed. Cuts through the red tape.

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:19 PM (x3YFz)

303 the author meant to plant the seed that Brat is anti-semetic

he also knows a lot of people read the headline and not the article

like a movie review TL;DR

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 02:20 PM (zOTsN)

304 That Brat fellow, he sure can do a crisp and efficient Heil Hitler salute, don't you think?

Posted by: The Wall Shit Journal at June 11, 2014 02:20 PM (bdHl6)

305 It just means an illegitimate government is infringing on it.

But it's not illegitimate. Oh, it may occasionally be, but the fact is monopolizing use of force is a necessary function of government. Otherwise laws against assault and murder would be "illegitimate" infringements on our Liberty.

Even the Founding Fathers knew (and agreed with the proposition) that they would be hanged for Traitors if they failed. Because the Government exercises a monopoly on the use of force. They only were *not* hanged for traitors because they were able to overthrow the British Government (insofar as the Colonies were concerned, at least) and form a new Government.

I certainly have the right to defend myself. Both from individuals and an illegitimate government. But that does not change the fact that a legitimate government can, and must, be the final say (exercise a monopoly) in use of force.

The question is not whether or not a government has the right and even duty to regulate use of force. The question is whether the government exercises that right (and/or fulfills that duty) in a manner that is consistent with human nature and our natural rights.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 02:20 PM (PYAXX)

306 That Daily Mail article on Iraq was too long to read but it did have pictures.

Posted by: Sweet Flaming Asteroid of Species Extinction at June 11, 2014 02:21 PM (vc8fi)

307 WSJ's editorial page used to be conservative under
Bartley and I suppose it still is. But the news section is 100% commie,
just like the rest of the dinosaur media.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at June 11, 2014 02:08 PM (bbivj)


There's very much an anti-Tea Party undercurrent imo, which is why I let my subscription lapse. Kimberley Strassell used to be good but she's turned into the GOPe's crotch ferret. When she and Bret "A Conservative Case for Homo Marriage" Stephens aim their ire at the right targets they're very effective; but they willfully join the circular firing squad otherwise.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 11, 2014 02:21 PM (RzDrp)

308 I suspect the delay may be to give the Majority Leader's staff a chance to investigate their options. It is roughly the same length of time the staff of the losers in a November general election have until a new Congress gets sworn in and they are out of work.

Posted by: NCMoutainGirl at June 11, 2014 02:21 PM (iKnH8)

309 The funny part is the media, the GOPe, the dems... all working furiously to defeat The Tea Party.

oddly: Tea Party = citizenry

Posted by: tangonine at June 11, 2014 02:22 PM (x3YFz)

310 Peggy fucking Noonan helped write one great speech Reagan gave and she's the fucking darling of the beltway "conservative" talking heads.

FUCK HER IN THE ASS.
FUCK KRAUTHAMMER
FUCK RUBIN
FUCK GEORGE WILL
Listening to these fools is why we ALWAYS FUCKING LOSE.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 11, 2014 02:22 PM (tVTLU)

311
Another RINO that has a 'better way' to deal with amnesty.

https://tinyurl.com/kne7gv3



Posted by: Rubio at June 11, 2014 02:23 PM (l3r4A)

312 Seriously, what's the problem here? Are we only supposed to make
judgments on an article based on the first two sentences (in this case
that equals the first two paragraphs)?


Yes. Yes we are. Because the headline and the first paragraph or two are the only parts that matter. Most people only read that far. Newspapers know and use that fact in order to press their agenda while still being able to claim "but we told the truth!!!"

This is a smear attempt by the WSJ (or, at least, this writer).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 02:23 PM (PYAXX)

313 Hopefully Bratt didn't target anyone - you know that is a trigger for teh Krugman's. NY literati, the most dangerous gang of witch hunters known to man.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:25 PM (oDCMR)

314 276 - It's far worse, they have 1/3rd the country now.
http://tinyurl.com/lxhx78t

Considering they snatched the largest oil refinery today I'm slightly surprised oil $ hasn't moved today.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 11, 2014 02:25 PM (7mQyC)

315 taylork when you go to Epsteins twitter, it is obvious he is trying to portray Brat as a religious nutter

Posted by: thunderb at June 11, 2014 02:25 PM (zOTsN)

316 FUCK HER IN THE ASS.

FUCK KRAUTHAMMER

FUCK RUBIN

FUCK GEORGE WILL

There goes the Fox News guest lineup. Other than Herr Kraut.

Posted by: Rubio at June 11, 2014 02:26 PM (l3r4A)

317 312

This is a smear attempt by the WSJ (or, at least, this writer).

Yes, yes it is. Unless they fire the twerp I will conclude the WSJ is full on Open Borders and anti goyim.

Posted by: Chaos the Other Dark Meat at June 11, 2014 02:26 PM (oDCMR)

318 taylork the headline and the first sentences are completely misleading. and that's what google and bing will pick up. and he knows that

>>>I don't know about that. Is there really a big conspiracy wherein one accurately reports everything once the 3rd sentence/paragraph hits, but just makes shit up in the first two?

Particularly in the WSJ, if one is going to even read the WSJ, chances are they look beyond the first two sentences.

Posted by: taylork at June 11, 2014 02:26 PM (i1B3X)

319 Krauthammer wrote speeches for fucking Mondale.

Rubin was for Romney all the way.

George Will supported GHWB over Reagan and called Reagan dangerous.

Frigging GWB barely won the electoral and lost the popular vote and he said Reagan every third sentence. But when he gets in, he goes for nationalized education legislation with Ted fucking Kennedy.

And somehow real conservatives are the problem here. Yeah, good one.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 11, 2014 02:27 PM (tVTLU)

320 Is there really a big conspiracy wherein one accurately reports
everything once the 3rd sentence/paragraph hits, but just makes shit up
in the first two?


Not so much a conspiracy as "the way it's done."

Particularly in the WSJ, if one is going to even read the WSJ, chances are they look beyond the first two sentences.

Not true. Like most national newspapers, many people only skim to find articles of interest, or to "look like" they read the paper in question. Additionally, as someone else pointed out- the headline and first sentence or two are what are going to show up on search results- not the full article.

It's a hit-job.

Look at it another way- why even ask the question? Given how non-controversial his actual position is, why even talk about it? Do we have some surge of neo-nazism of which I'm unaware? The only way this is worth of consideration at all is if you believe (or, at least, represent) his views to be controversial.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 11, 2014 02:32 PM (PYAXX)

321 Brat declined the Tea Party label, he thanked the local Tea Party and local libertarians and "the grassroots." He says he is a life-long conservative and has not changed.

Of course he might be testy on the subject since he appealed to all the national Tea Party groups for help at the start and got nothing. Brat hasn't realized that the groups are out for themselves and don't represent the TP in truth, just use it to raise money.

The real "TP" money in primaries like MS comes from Club for Growth, which was 20 years old before the first Tea Party in 2009, and Senate Conservatives Fund, which is also non-aligned and only funds Senate races, as well as a few PACs, none of which are directly affiliated with any TP group.

Posted by: Adjoran at June 11, 2014 02:38 PM (QIQ6j)

322 What is a "full-on libertarian"?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 11, 2014 02:40 PM (wQ8zJ)

323 I try not to curse too much-but what a bunch of dic...ads What a sniveling, repellent group of people. May God heal them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2014 02:42 PM (lLdbc)

324 Being against borders is not libertarian, it's hedo-nihilistic national suicide. I say that as a registered Libertarian.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 11, 2014 02:42 PM (wQ8zJ)

325 To write to the WSJ:

Send your letter. If sending by email, send it to wsj.ltrs@wsj.com. Enter "Letter to the Editor" as the subject of the email. Be sure to include your name, city and state at the close of the letter. If sending by post, send the letter to: The Editor, The Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2014 02:44 PM (lLdbc)

326 And if you haven't done so and can-I don't know if you have to sign up to do so-include some comments at the WSJ site.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2014 02:45 PM (lLdbc)

327
I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that Brat back in 2011 was reading the Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer biography about Christians standing up to Hitler. That's about when Metaxas' book was hot.

In other words, the WSJ article is even more full of shit than it sounds here.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at June 11, 2014 03:32 PM (qHCyt)

328 My reading this past year has included a half dozen books on the Third
Reich. I could give you a dozen things that changed within the first
two years after Hitler became chancellor on January 30, 1933. I am sure
many informed Germans were horrified but it was too late. Here are
three of Hitler's early steps to consolidate power: 1) A huge
extra-judicial armed force had been given money and authority outside
the standard army and police (The SS, run by Himmler). 2) An
extra-judicial authority had been set up outside normal German
jurisprudence (The Gestapo) also run by Himmler. 3) Concentration camps
were setup originally to get Nazi political opponents out of the way
and discourage them from speaking out, also run by Himmler. These camps
turned into places where millions of people from central Europe were
murdered (some Germans too). In a sense, Himmer was Hitler's terrorist
and executioner, and followed the fuhrer absolutely.

I haven't
seen the Bratt remark, but if was referring to how quickly Hitler
altered Germany with a tyrannical outcome, he may have said so because
Americans are noticing how quickly our government institutions are used
against the taxpayers and are threatening Americans, while protecting
foreign invaders who break US law by not having authority to be here.

Posted by: Beth Martin at June 11, 2014 04:32 PM (GUZWU)

329 Bratt is right. Look at Obama, if he isn't the new Hitler, what has he done that Hitler wouldn't have done to destroy America?

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