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  • Andrew Sullivan: Defining Decency Down

    05/12/2017 8:55:34 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A word on Andrew Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan—a fake conservative—recently penned his displeasure with the GOP bill that (barely) repeals and replaces Obamacare. I know. No one should be surprised that an HIV-positive unrepentant homosexual who’s “married” to another man, and who once advertised for multiple-partner unprotected sex, is displeased with republican legislation on health care. Sullivan’s criticisms aren’t anything new, but he does provide an interesting look into the liberal mindset when it comes to the role of government and what is “decent.” Sullivan—in spite of living a life that is quite contradictory to both—has long claimed to be a...
  • Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?

    04/14/2017 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 14, 2017 | by Andrew Sullivan
    ... I’ve done what I could in this space to avoid the subject of Hillary Clinton. I don’t want to be the perennial turd in the punchbowl. I’d hoped we’d finally seen the last of that name in public life — it’s been a long quarter of a century — and that we could all move on. Alas, no. And everywhere you see not an excoriation of one of the worst campaigns in recent history, but an attempt to blame anyone or anything but Clinton for the epic fail. It wasn’t Clinton’s fault, we’re told. It never is. Clinton had...
  • Relax, Trump is stone cold sane

    02/15/2017 7:47:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org. ^ | 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...