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from the following premise, call it P(GOP), all Republican rhetoric follows: Democrats are bad.

given P(GOP), choose a fact about the world, F. if, using only the rules of proper grammar, you can describe F in terms of P(GOP), you may have a future as a pundit.

remember the simple formula: punditry = F x P(GOP)

That op-ed needs to win some kind of award for stupidity.

That op-ed needs to win some kind of award for stupidity.

It's not an op-ed. And I disagree, it's pure genius. Exactly the kind of coverage of this campaign that the american public deserves. Kudos to the WSJ for running it.

Also note that Obama doesn't sleep enough. Can America elect a sleepy President?!!?

Shades of the argument for Carswell back in the day. Funny how Hruska was a conservative as well...

How to tell the Wall Street Journal from The Onion ...

...

um, The Onion got there first?

And right on cue this book is #6 on Amazon's best seller list.

And right on cue this book is #6 on Amazon's best seller list.

check out the comments.

add your own!

"Top Story" on abcnews.com right now? "Obama Aide Concedes 'Dollar Bill' Remark Referred to His Race" - complete with a picture of Obama plastered on a $100 bill.

I don't think I can handle another three months of this.

If Obama is such an awesome celebrity that needs to be worshipped, why is the People magazine with him on the cover stinking up the joint in sales?

his slim physique just might have some Americans wondering whether he is truly like them.

He's not. He's not as dumb as they are.

Thanks -

Ugh- Ugh. That's playing 'the race card?'

Other differences between Obama and former presidents appearing on money:
1.)Obama doesn't own any slaves. (As far as we know!!!)
2.)Obama hasn't tried to wipe out Native Americans.
3.)Obama hasn't departed this vale of tears.
4.)Obama is a pretty handsome guy, what with the non-wooden teeth and all.

stinking up the joint in sales?

an estimated 96.5% of the average is "stinking up the joint" ? WTF ?

an estimated 96.5% of the average is "stinking up the joint" ? WTF ?

Pretty sure that comment was tongue in cheek.

Hacktastic update from Steve M:

And now we get to see what separates the rest of us from Real Professional Journalists. [Amy] Chozick writes:

"I won't vote for any beanpole guy," [a] Clinton supporter wrote last week on a Yahoo politics message board.

What Chozick doesn't tell you is that this wasn't a spontaneous online expression of anti-thinness contempt -- a couple of weeks ago, Chozick herself started the thread in which that message appeared. This is called "research":

Is Obama too skinny to be president? 15-Jul-08 06:04 pm

Does anyone out there think Barack Obama is too thin to be president? Anyone having a hard time relating to him and his "no excess body fat"? Please let me know. Thanks.

amychozick

The astute voter she quotes -- the only respondent who actually agreed with Chozick's premise -- is an upstanding citizen who calls herself onlinebeerbellygirl. Her response in full:

Yes I think He is to skinny to be President.Hillary has a potbelly and chuckybutt I'd of Voted for Her.I won't vote for any beanpole guy.

To which a thrilled Chozick responded:

Love your response and your username (onlinebeerbellygirl). Would you mind shooting me an email so I can ask you a few more quesitons? My email is [xxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxx.com]. Thanks so much!

[...]

Beyond that, Chozick's journalistic techniques seems to include failing to credit McCain campaign memos when she's essentially quoting them verbatim. McCain campaign manager Rick Davis a couple of days ago:

"...Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand 'MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew -- Black Forest Berry Honest Tea' and worry about the price of arugula."

Chozick today:

These days he stays away from junk food and instead snacks on MET-Rx chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and drinks Black Forest Berry Honest Tea, a healthy organic brew.

Nice to see that McMaverick's base is back on message.

Drat -- cleek beat me to it.

oh look, it gets better

You. Are. Sh!tting. Me.

a hard-to-find organic brew -- Black Forest Berry Honest Tea'

hard to find... uh huh.

there's an empty bottle of it on my desk right now. i buy 'em whenever i go to the Whole Foods down the street for lunch.

there's an empty bottle of it on my desk right now. i buy 'em whenever i go to the Whole Foods down the street for lunch.

A lunch consisting of...arugala!!!!!

[cue ominous music]

Hard to find? They carry it at Sheetz gas stations around here (Frederick, MD) and at the Giant and Bloom supermarkets. And this isn't exactly hippieville or anything. Anthraxville, maybe. I had to dodge reporters again on my way to work this morning.

a hard-to-find organic brew -- Black Forest Berry Honest Tea

OK, if they are declaring a War On Tea then that's IT for me. This is the last straw. Those SOB's are officially Enemies Of The People.

First they came for the smokers, but I don’t smoke so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the alcoholics, but I’m not a drunk so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the trans-fatty acid and junk food snackers, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

And when they came for the tea drinkers, there was no one left to speak out for me.

Too Thin vs. Too Rich in a run for the presidency? Who would have thought that was possible?

I hadn't looked at this thread when I posted the link to the SN! post in the other thread. I am so ashamed.

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