Sunday, June 05, 2011

Nicholas D. Kristof: Smarmy As Ever And So Totally Wrong As Usual

Nick's got him a good gig as the pontificator of disaster on the media's Titanic, the New York Times. Unfortunately, being the paper of record isn't what it used to be now that people have found the record a lie, but Nick has got to do what Nick as got to do. So he goes for the low blow again aimed at the Tea Party. Wow, was that predictable.

To save you the tedium of reading such tripe I’ll recap for you.

If you’re religious, want less government, lower taxes, a strong military and conservative values try Pakistan as your ideal country. You stupid morons. Oh, and even though “Sarah Palin and John Boehner don’t intend to turn Washington into Islamabad-on-the-Potomac. And they are right that long-term budget issues do need to be addressed. But when many Republicans insist on “starving the beast” of government, cutting taxes, regulations and social services — slashing everything but the military — well, those are steps toward Pakistan.

He then goes on to give us a travelogue of the countries he has reported on. Gravitas personally delivered underpinning his brilliance, no doubt.

Yep, I’ve got to admit that we want women pregnant, barefoot and back in the kitchen or else we’ll backhand them right across the mouth. That’s what conservatism is all about. And racist!

Unfortunately, Kristofians get all upset with their perceived notions of how conservatives think, but not so much how Islamofascists actually think. That is unimportant in their smarmy and wrong world.