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  • Relax, Trump is stone cold sane

    02/15/2017 7:47:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | February 15, 2017 | Dr Keith Ablow
    Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump. Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity: Donald Trump is stone cold sane. When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally...
  • Confessions of a South Park Conservative

    12/14/2016 3:49:37 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 16 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 12-13-16 | Chris Shugart
    I was one of those annoying kids that always asked why. Trust me, I was annoying. I queried anything and everything. Why should I eat my vegetables? How come I had to dress up for certain occasions? Why was it rude to point and stare at people in public? No one ever explained it to me. I wasn’t trying to be impertinent. It just seemed that life was filled with rules, customs, and standards of behavior about which I had no say. How did these codes of conduct come about? Who created them? Nobody seemed to know. I don’t think...
  • Andrew Sullivan Calls Trump ‘Fascist,’ But Predicts He’ll Win

    11/04/2016 4:29:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On yesterday evening’s Hardball, an overwrought Andrew Sullivan stopped just short of chewing the scenery, while repeatedly referring to Donald Trump and Ann Coulter as fascists. But precisely because of Trump’s supposed fascist fear-mongering, Sullivan predicted that “Trump is going to win this election.” Former New Republic editor Sullivan claimed that we are in a “fascist moment” because white Americans are reacting to the country becoming majority-minority. Calling Ann Coulter “the other fascist” along with Trump, Sullivan cited Ann’s book “Adios, America” as epitomizing the fear of the foreigner driving Trump’s support. View the video here.
  • Democracies end when they are too democratic.

    05/05/2016 6:39:38 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 40 replies
    New York News and Politics ^ | May 1, 2016 | Andrew Sullivan
    As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy.” What did Plato mean by that? Democracy,...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Trump a ‘Reality TV A-hole,’ ‘Dangerous Neofascist’

    05/03/2016 3:24:56 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” while discussing his New York Magazine article about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump entitled “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny,” the former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan said Trump was a “reality television asshole,” to which host Chis Matthews apologized to his audience for at the end of the segment.
  • Capt. Yee's sympathy circle: Michelle Malkin blasts terrorist apologists

    04/20/2004 10:40:56 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 438+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    The usual suspects – plus one holier-than-thou world power – are calling on the U.S. military to repent for its treatment of Muslim chaplain James Yee (aka "Yousef" or "Yousif" Yee). Refresher: Yee's the Army captain who ministered to al-Qaida and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Seven months ago, Yee was arrested on suspicion of espionage. He spent 76 days in solitary confinement; the case didn't materialize; he was convicted on lesser charges of adultery and downloading pornography. Last week, the Army Southern Command chief who oversees military operations at Guantanamo dismissed those convictions. What more do Yee and his...
  • Conservative Republicans Question What's Next After Gay Marriage Ruling ["Limiting Damage"?]

    06/27/2015 10:12:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | June 27, 2015 | Andy Sullivan
    Conservative Republicans Question What's Next After Gay Marriage Ruling By Andy Sullivan While some Republican presidential candidates urged action to counter the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage, grassroots activists at a conservative conference this weekend said they preferred to focus on limiting the damage. Several presidential hopefuls at the Western Conservative Summit in the swing state of Colorado called for constitutional amendments or civil disobedience to turn back the Court's landmark ruling on Friday. But Christian conservatives who have been on the front lines of a battle to stop the advance of gay marriage indicated it was time...
  • Fresh Complaints "On the End of Gay Culture"

    06/28/2015 4:49:16 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | today | Andrew Sullivan
    You know,as soon as I read the title of the article written by Andrew Sullivan I was totally steamed. They got what they wanted and now this moaning diatribe,this haranguing and fulsome whining just really crisped my toast days ago when I read this. The mountain was given to them and they now want what? I'm just so totally disgusted by the whole thing & I thought I'd share my disgust. If any conservatives had a bad week with decisions that came down from the Supreme Court on Obamacare ,sanctioned gay marriage & their little legal eagles they want, the...
  • TNR veterans protest Hughes' 'destruction' (The New Republic)

    12/06/2014 7:10:24 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 Dec 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Three former editors of The New Republic -- Hendrik Hertzberg, Peter Beinart and Andrew Sullivan -- have joined more than a dozen of their fellow TNR veterans in protesting the "destruction" of the magazine at the hands of owner Chris Hughes. "As former editors and writers for The New Republic, we write to express our dismay and sorrow at its destruction in all but name," the editors and their former colleagues wrote in a statement, released Friday evening. "From its founding in 1914, The New Republic has been the flagship and forum of American liberalism. Its reporting and commentary on...
  • Matt Lewis shames the press for laughing at Bristol Palin’s physical assault

    10/23/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Apparently, the usual sober and fraught political commentary that often accompanies episodes of physical violence directed toward women disappears when the subject of that violence is a Palin. The political press had a hearty chuckle at the expense of the Palins when it first broke that the former first family of Alaska was involved in an alcohol-fueled brawl. The “thrilla in Wasilla,” some called it. One might, however, have expected the laughter to die down after local police released audio of Bristol Palin who described through hysterical tears how she had been assaulted, dragged through the grass, and robbed. It...
  • Politico: Media Didn't Ignore Benghazi

    08/06/2013 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | William Bigelow
    Politico’s Dylan Byers, in a piece for his buddies in the MSM, declares that conservative criticism of the mainstream media is overblown. Byers writes: So often conservative media, like conservative media criticism, can't be taken seriously because it overplays its hand. Like someone who shouts "thief!" the second his keys go missing, much of the conservative echo-chamber has a hyper-aggressive penchant to see conspiracy where they'd do better to see questions in need of answers. As a general rule -- albeit with plenty of exceptions -- there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Sexting Shouldn't Exclude Someone From Public Office (NO Surprise Here)

    07/24/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    I asked my Facebook and Twitter followers Tuesday how liberal media members would save disgraced New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner so he wouldn't have to drop out of the race. Andrew Sullivan certainly did his part in a Wednesday piece titled "Breaking: Man Gets Off Online" wherein he actually wrote, "In this new Internet Age someone has to be the person who makes sexting not an excludable characteristic for public office." First, Sullivan set out to explain why sending pictures of your private parts really isn't something to be frowned upon: With countless interactive hook-up sites, and ever...
  • Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

    07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Talk about your America-hating media members. On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The...
  • Freeper News Challenge! - Find a Positive MSM Article about Sarah Palin!

    03/29/2013 1:55:27 AM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    I have a challenge to my fellow freepers, find an overwhelmingly positive article about Sarah Palin written by the Mainstream Media. Hint: Don't waste your time looking for anything dated newer than August 2008. Extra bonus points if you can find a pre aug 2008 article that is positive and post Aug 2008 article that is Negative that is written by the same person, especially if the newer article contradicts the older one in several specific points!!!
  • Trig Truther Andrew Sullivan: Pope Benedict Secretly Gay

    03/03/2013 12:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | March 1, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Andrew Sullivan, the author who still harbors serious doubts about the veracity of Sarah Palin's ultimate pregnancy, has determined that outgoing Pope Benedict is gay. In a post titled "Two Popes, One Secretary," Sullivan writes that since Benedict will live in the Vatican with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, his trusted secretary, he must be gay. "So Benedict's handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the other Pope during the day," Sullivan wrote. "Are we supposed to think that's, well, a normal arrangement?"(continued)
  • Prominent Catholic blogger speculates Pope Benedict is 'secretly gay' (Andrew Sullivan)

    02/28/2013 5:37:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    ANI ^ | Feb 28, 2013
    A prominent Catholic and gay blogger, Andrew Sullivan, has renewed speculation that the outgoing Pope Benedict may be secretly gay, a report has said. The Dish's Andrew Sullivan wrote a post titled Two Popes, One Secretary, after it was announced that Benedict will not go into hidden retirement but will instead continue living in the Vatican with trusted secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein. "So Benedict's handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the other Pope during the day," Sullivan wrote. "Are we supposed to think that's, well, a normal arrangement?" he added According to the Huff...
  • 'If You Voted For Obama in 2008 and Don't in 2012, You Never Really Voted For Him'

    11/01/2012 10:19:08 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    As hard as it might be to believe, the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan has become a bigger cheerleader for President Obama than virtually anyone else in the media including the shills on MSNBC. On Wednesday, he actually penned a drooling, gushing, sycophantic love letter to the current White House resident saying - and I'm not making this up! - "If you voted for Obama in 2008 and don't in 2012, you never really voted for him in 2008":
  • Mormon-basher Andrew Sullivan: ‘Romney belonged to white supremacist church’

    10/23/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/23/12
    @sullydish It must be terrifying for you to be in such a desperate place with your candidate.— John Richardson (@JohnRichardson) October 23, 2012 @sullydish So it’s final: your living is based exclusively on stating hyperbolic nonsense— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 23, 2012 Trig Truther and perpetual panicker Andrew Sullivan has been suffering from “profound demoralization” as of late, but today, he took his vile bigotry to another level. Unable to face the prospect of a Romney victory in November, Sullivan joined the ranks of Cher and Adam Levine and desperately lashed out at Romney for his membership in the...
  • Chris Mathews and ALL-liberal gang, lay out strategy for Obama (on Tue. Debate)

    10/14/2012 7:22:04 AM PDT · by Milagros · 24 replies
    1. Improve body language, answering to Chris' question how Obama should react. (gay activist) Andrew Sullivan of the DailyBeast suggested to "look straight in the eye" of the rival like "I know you are lying..." 2. Chris: make Abortion, an issue, as it came out so clear when the VP candidacy debate detailed their answer. 3. Latino vote, talk about immigration. (Nia-Malika Henderson The Washington Post. National Political Reporter). 4. "Bill Power," the power of Bill Clinton now active in Obama's campaign.
  • Was Andrew Sullivan's Hubris Over Election Destroyed by Gloat Gods?

    10/09/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 9, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. In ancient Greece hubris, the sense of exaggerated pride or self confidence, was considered to be such a deadly sin that artists and sculptors of that era were known to purposely leave small imperfections in their works so as to avoid the wrath of the gods. The latest victim of the mortal sin of hubris seems to be Andrew Sullivan. Just 13 days ago Sullivan was in full gloat mode in his Daily Beast column, Romney's Current 3.6 Percent Chance Of Winning. Today? Well, it's an entirely different story judging from...
  • Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away?

    10/08/2012 7:11:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 145 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead. That's a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama's performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing. Romney's favorables are above Obama's now. Yes, you read that right. Romney's favorables are higher than Obama's right now. That gender gap that was Obama's firewall? Over in one night: Currently, women...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Drudge, Carlson and Hannity Yelled 'Remember He's a N---er' About Obama Last Week

    10/08/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    he Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan clearly hasn't gotten over last week's horrible debate performance by the President of the United States. In an article entitled "Behind The Obama Implosion," Sullivan wrote Sunday evening, "If Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling 'Remember he's a n---er!' the days before, then the Romney campaign has gotten into Obama's usually impermeable head."Readers are advised that Sullivan actually wrote out the N-word. We decided to edit if for decency. For those not understanding what Sullivan was talking about - it's easy, we know! - last week the Daily Caller released a videotape...
  • Live-Blogging The First Presidential Debate 2012

    10/04/2012 5:50:51 AM PDT · by italyconservative · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/03/2012 | Andrew Sullivan
    10.31 pm. Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama's meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.....
  • Andrew Sullivan: Tucker Carlson A 'Degenerate, Disgusting Racist Demagogue'

    10/03/2012 1:36:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrew Sullivan is spitting mad at Tucker Carlson. Writing at The Daily Beast today, Sullivan vilifies the editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller as a "degenerate, disgusting, racist demagogue." Sullivan is infuriated by Carlson's Daily Caller having recently called attention to a 2007 speech, largely ignored by the MSM, by then presidential candidate Barack Obama. Addressing an audience of black ministers, Obama lavishly praised Rev. Jeremiagh Wright, blamed the LA riots and the response to Hurricane Katrina on racism and made, in the words of the Daily Caller, "repeated and all-but-explicit appeals to racial solidarity, referring to 'our' people and 'our...
  • Has Homosexuality Become the New Normal?

    07/03/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 58 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 3, 2012 | JP
    One needn’t have had “gaydar” to know that Anderson Cooper was homosexual. That’s why the significance of the CNN anchor’s declaration yesterday – “I’m gay always have been, always will be” – is not that he made it, but that he felt so empowered to do so. In an email to Andrew Sullivan, a fellow homosexual who authors a blog for the Daily Beast, Cooper explained that he was reminded recently “that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.” That’s...
  • Karl Rove slams Andrew Sullivan over Newsweek Obama 'rainbow halo' story (Video)

    05/15/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday night’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Republican strategist Karl Rove explained why President Barack Obama’s new position on gay marriage isn’t all that it seems, particularly because of who is applauding it. Rove said Obama’s shift was a flip-flop and suggested it was one of convenience, at least in terms of fundraising. “The president has done himself some damage on the gay marriage issue, in part because he flip-flopped on it,” Rove said. “But also because of the way that he did it. Remember we’ve been told New York magazine had an article, and [Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist]...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • OBAMA PRAISES TRIG-TRUTHER ANDREW SULLIVAN (Obama: Trig-Truther's blog has "thoughtful analysis")

    04/25/2012 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies ^ | 4/25/2012 | BEN SHAPIRO
    In this week’s Rolling Stone, President Obama takes the cover story … again. The piece is a long interview, and it’s a gushing profile of Obama. This time, however, he steps in it by endorsing Trig Palin birther and The Atlantic columnist Andrew Sullivan: I read all of the New York Times columnists. Krugman's obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there, but I also read some of the conservative columnists, just to get a sense of where those arguments are going. There are a handful of blogs, Andrew Sullivan's on the Daily Beast being an example, that combine...
  • Newsweek Cover (War on the Church and SCOTUS)

    04/09/2012 4:58:38 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 24 replies
    Newsweek | April 9, 2012
    The current cover of a "news" magazine. I guess the left has now given up on eradicating Christianity in totality and now hope to subvert followers to their "reading" of the gospels. And note Foreheads article about SCOTUS betrayal. The Enquier has more integrity.
  • Obama Invites Trig Palin Birther Andrew Sullivan For Dinner ("Civility" hypocrisy continues)

    03/15/2012 5:21:03 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to the Washington Post, the Obama White House invited 362 people to its state dinner for the United Kingdom. One familiar face will be gracing the red carpet: Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast. For those who don’t remember, Andrew Sullivan is the once-conservative columnist who shifted dramatically to the left over the past few years – and reserved a special hatred in his heart for Sarah Palin and her special needs son Trig. Early on in the campaign, Sullivan suggested that Trig was not actually Sarah Palin’s son – he was Bristol’s son, and Sarah had claimed him...
  • Andrew Sullivan: GOP Can’t Stop Gingrich Because Of Support Among Fox News & Talk Radio Audiences

    01/29/2012 1:16:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 29, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Newt Gingrich‘s family values have been the subject of much attention during the GOP primary race, and on his show today, Chris Matthews highlighted a poll which showed roughly half of the respondents rated Gingrich’s personal standards poorly. Mathews asked panelist Andrew Sullivan if the GOP establishment still retained enough clout to heavily influence the race going forward, given the concerns they have about a Gingrich candidacy. Sullivan argued the establishment has lost control of its “tiger,” or rather, its populist religious base, and they’re worried that the tiger will end up turning on them this time. Time‘s Mike Duffy...
  • Dear Andrew Sullivan: Why Focus on Obama's Dumbest Critics?

    01/19/2012 7:47:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/17/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    After reading Andrew Sullivan's Newsweek essay about President Obama, his critics, and his re-election bid, I implore him to ponder just one question. How would you have reacted in 2008 if any Republican ran promising to do the following?
  • Why Andrew Sullivan Is Much Dumber Than Obama's Critics. That May Be The Way God Planned It.

    01/18/2012 4:37:30 PM PST · by joeclarke · 16 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/18/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Newsweek, headed by Brit import and gossip girl Tina Brown, is trying in vain to reestablish itself as a print-on-a-rag that you might want to buy. Newsweek was so dumbly managed and edited that after eons of existence, it could only be sold for $1.00 to some beasts on the left (that's what they call themselves - The Daily Beast). Desperate for attention, former conservative, Andrew Sullivan, attempts to offer some limp wristed reasoning as to why "Obama's Critics Are Dumb" in his latest Newsweek cover story. This is the same Newsweek which covered Michelle Bachmann as a raging, crazy-eyed...
  • Palin returns fire on Newsweek for calling Obama critics ‘dumb’ (Hits Trig Truther Sullivan)

    01/17/2012 12:46:13 PM PST · by nhwingut · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/12 | Alex pappas
    Newsweek accomplished at least one thing by running a cover story calling the country’s critics of President Obama “dumb” — they awoke the mama grizzly. [SNIP] Directing her message to “@Newsweek,” Palin wrote, “Know what’s truly ‘dumb’? Giving a cover story to the TrigTruther conspiracy kook writer who thinks I didn’t give birth to my son.”
  • Why Is Andrew Sullivan So Dumb?

    01/16/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 16, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    “Why Are Obama’ Critics So Dumb?” That’s the question posed by Andrew Sullivan in the cover story of this week’s Newsweek. But you’d have to be stupid, fanatical, and dishonest to argue–as Trig Truther Sullivan does–that Barack Obama’s failures are part of an ingenious “long game” that is destined to succeed. If this is the best Obama’s supporters can do, Obama’s only hope for re-election is the weak Republican field. Sullivan, who claims to care about national debt, begins by arguing, contrary to reality, that Obama’s massive $787 billion stimulus (actually, $862 billion) turned the economy around. He offers no...
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]

    01/16/2012 11:03:26 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/16/12 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game—and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country’s future as his original election in 2008.
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]

    01/16/2012 11:03:21 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/16/12 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game—and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country’s future as his original election in 2008.
  • RonPaultards for The ZOT Nomination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12/25/2011 8:30:15 AM PST · by Supreme One · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12-16-11 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...I thought Huntsman would be my ideal candidate. And indeed, his tax reform proposals--modeled on Bowles-Simpson--are dead-on.... On foreign policy, Huntsman also favors a more realist correction to neocon excess, and would build on Obama's remarkable successes.... And his sanity on climate change--certainty that it is man-made but real skepticism about how to tackle it--is, in my view, the conservative position. And, almost alone among the Republicans, he acknowledges that gay people exist and that our committed relationships merit recognition in the law. So why not Huntsman? The sad truth is: he simply hasn't connected with the voters, generates little...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Why Give Up On Huntsman? [Andy endorsed Ru Paul last week] (Spew warning)

    12/21/2011 9:02:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 20, 2011 | Andrew Sullivan
    Many readers are scratching their heads over my endorsement of Ron Paul last week. One writes: Let me add a few more reasons to vote for Ron Paul: If you want all federal student aid eliminated, vote Paul. If you want the Department of Energy, Commerce, Interior, Education and Housing & Urban Development eliminated, vote Paul. If you want the department of Transportation Security Administration eliminated (meaning security is the sole responsibility of private property owners), vote Paul. You can't just ignore Paul's "nuttier policy proposals". These proposals are Paul. If you endorse Ron Paul, you're endorsing his proposals. There...
  • Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul: ‘We Need More Decency Among Republicans’

    12/15/2011 11:08:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    Political blogger Andrew Sullivan has made an endorsement among this year’s ever-thinning field crop of GOP presidential contenders, and it’s none other than Ron Paul. On his Daily Beast blog “The Dish,” Sullivan writes that, initially, he had his eye on Jon Huntsman, praising for the former governor of Utah’s tax reform proposals and his experience with foreign relations (particularly where China is concerned, as well as his level-headed approach and — as Sullivan puts it — his “conservative position” when it comes to global warming. However, Sullivan has been less than enthused with what he describes as Huntsman’s “mediocre...
  • Newt Gingrich will not be the Republican nominee — even if it means a brokered convention

    12/09/2011 5:56:49 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/09/2011 | Ezra Klein
    Silver doesn’t quite go so far as to say that it makes a brokered convention or a late-breaking establishment candidate likely, but I’m willing to go that far. There’s just no way the Republican establishment lets Gingrich become their nominee. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out today, you’re already seeing the anti-Gingrich mobilization among conservative thought leaders: Here’s George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, Tom Coburn and Ann Coulter, just for starters. There’s this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich. Now, I think it’s more likely that this mobilization leads to a Romney win then...
  • Rick Perry Loves Stealing Other People's Limelight (The Left tries to use Palin to beat-up Perry)

    09/13/2011 4:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 13, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president the very same day Michele Bachmann won the Ames straw poll in Iowa -- and then proceeded to chat up Republicans in her hometown of Waterloo -- some saw it as a genius move. Others saw it as a dick move. But it looks like Perry has a record of stomping all over everyone else's dress on her big day. In 2008, the Texan literally grabbed Sarah Palin by the arm and yanked her out of the spotlight. The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan highlights this video from a Republican Governors Association...
  • Andrew Sullivan: I Fear a Civil War if These Christianists Beat Obama, or Something!

    09/13/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2011 | Guy Benson
    This from the scribe who's devoted an inordinate amount of time over the last three years to indulging a bizarre conspiratorial obsession with Sarah Palin's uterus. His new admonition: Be careful what you wish for, wingnuts -- an Obama loss in 2012 could trigger a neo Civil War. Scary, right? We'll tackle this conclusion in a moment, but first, Sully sets the table with some (now familiar) anti-religious sociological psychobabble: "...The GOP, deep down, is behaving as a religious movement, not as a political party, and a radical religious movement at that. Lofgren sees the "Prosperity Gospel" as a divine...
  • Andrew Sullivan's Atlantic Error

    09/10/2011 5:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 10, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    In liberals’ frenzy to elect Barack Obama in 2008, no one was quite as far out to sea as Andrew Sullivan, a respected columnist for the Atlantic website. He served up his “Daily Dish” by the plateful. Here’s perhaps the hottest example of his rhetoric—quoted endlessly around the blogosphere--back then: “A young Pakistani Muslim is watching television and sees that this man—Barack Hussein Obama—is the new face of America. In one simple image, America’s soft power has been ratcheted up not a notch, but a logarithm. A brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and...
  • Andrew Sullivan Formally Joins the Arabist Crowd

    06/15/2011 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 14, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    Last week, Eli Lake of the Washington Times reported that “[t]he White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama’s view that Israel’s pre-1967 borders should be the basis for future peace talks.” As Lake explained, “Mr. Obama’s position would effectively reopen border negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that had been mostly settled in the last round of peace talks that ended in 2008.” While the Obama administration has given Israel an ultimatum — negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of the 1967 borders as a starting point - Andrew Sullivan cites...
  • 'Trig Truther' Andrew Sullivan Disappointed Advertisers Dumped Palin-Bashing Wonkette

    04/23/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Thursday, the liberal website Wonkette has lost a significant number of advertisers following its disgraceful article about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's handicapped son Trig. The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, who for years has claimed like so many Trig Truthers that Bristol Palin is the child's real mother, expressed disappointment Saturday that companies pulled their ads as a result of this piece: "I feel as queasy about this flexing of Palinite muscle as I do about the original, disgusting, asinine story. In some ways, I see a legitimate come-uppance for a tacky site that published a simply...
  • Trig Trutherism: The definitive debunker

    04/23/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | Friday, Apr 22, 2011 | Justin Elliott
    Trig Trutherism, the surprisingly resilient conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not actually the mother of 3-year-old Trig Palin, is experiencing a boomlet thanks to a new academic paper that endorses the concept. Long pursued by the blogger Andrew Sullivan and a significant segment of the Palin-hating left, Trig Trutherism holds that Trig's real mother is either Bristol Palin or some third party, and that Sarah Palin herself faked the pregnancy to avoid embarrassment for her daughter or for political gain or some combination of reasons. In light of the recent attention this subject has received and the considerable passion...
  • World’s Best Blogger? (Heroic Puff Piece on Andrew Sullivan)

    04/19/2011 8:52:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | The May/June 2011 Edition | Jesse Kornbluth
    It was noon in Washington, D.C., when the shooting began in Tucson. Across the country, reporters and media executives rushed to cover the story of the gunman, the Congresswoman he shot at close range, and the 14 other victims. But the news couldn’t reach one of the Internet’s most important writers. For Andrew Sullivan, M.P.A. ’86, Ph.D. ’90, the editor of a blog called, the weekend is a time for rest, and having teed up on Friday afternoon a half-dozen evergreen posts for Saturday, he had turned off his communication devices and was sleeping in. Sullivan had been lightly...
  • Sullivan to the Beast (Andrew Sullivan takes his anti-Palin blog to a new venue)

    02/27/2011 8:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 27, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Andrew Sullivan, who more or less invented the sort of incremental, obsessive blogging you see here and in a thousand other places, is moving from The Atlantic to the Daily Beast/Newsweek hybrid. Sullivan writes that he's excited about the moment and the skilled new management at the NewsBeast, and proud of his work on the Atlantic's revival, which make sense, but to me the key line in his announcement is this one: "Now we will ride a new Beast into a new decade." One of the things Sullivan pioneered was the split between journalist and institution, and though he's been...
  • Concern About The Islamist Rise Is...Bizarre?

    02/21/2011 4:56:31 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-21-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Hard hitting analysis from Andrew Sullivan on how the right is being hypocritical on the unrest in the middle east. There is, of course, great potential for bad as well as good in these kind of transformative moments in history - the Arab 1848 as it were. We should be vigilant on that score. But it is bizarre to read conservatives who praised the Iraq war that led to the empowerment of al Sadr and the deaths of hundreds of thousands in a country occupied by the US to be now retroactively endorsing the other Saddams of the Middle...