Friday, June 05, 2009

Muckroom Follies—Desperately Seeking…Something

Alas, Dear Gentle Reader(s), the editors and commentators over at Townhall’s Muckroom are not having a good year.

The racism card isn’t working, the gender card isn’t working, the anti-same sex marriage card is losing its trumping ability.  So what’s a desperate pundit to do?

Grab onto the nearest puff of smoke, it seems.

The June 5 Muckroom email has these two entries: 

1.  Linda Chavez has this lede--“The diversity crowd doesn't really believe in diversity. In fact, what they're really aiming for is conformity of opinion.”  This, DGR(s), from a spokesperson from the party which is going through a period of expelling what some call RINOs (Republican In Name Only) from the party.  If that isn’t aiming for conformity of opinion, nothing is.

2.  Under the title of “MTV’s Shock and Fraud,” Brent Bozell works himself into a lather over the “Bruno-buttock-Eminem” joke.  When a representative of MTV says, “That's all anyone wants to talk about, so let's get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then,” Bozell fulminates “Can you believe the chutzpah of MTV, disparaging the media they're shamelessly exploiting, that "all anyone wants to talk about" is that they'd manufacture this new low, this shock-jock-strap plot?”

It is to laugh, then to sigh, then to worry.  The paucity of legitimacy of the right has never before been so easily observed.  With serious decisions being made and the right wing commentariat floundering, we could be in danger of making mistakes without the vision of all parties concerned with the big picture.

Get serious, Muckroom denizens.

A loyal opposition isn’t worthy if there’s nothing to which one is opposed.

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