'Obama Wins! And Journolisters Rejoice'

At the Daily Caller, Jonathan Strong rounds up the reaction from the JournoList in the early days of November, 2008 And yes, it really does sound like a more violent and guttural version of an Iowahawk parody:


LAURA ROZEN: People we no longer have to listen to: would it be unwise to start a thread of people we are grateful we no longer have to listen to? If not, I’ll start off: Michael Rubin.

MICHAEL COHEN, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION: Mark Penn and Bob Shrum. Anyone who uses the expression “Real America.” We should send there ass to Gitmo!

JESSE TAYLOR, PANDAGON.NET: Michael Barone?  Please?

LAURA ROZEN: Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich (afraid it’s not true), Drill Here Drill Now, And David Addington, John Yoo, we’ll see you in court?

JEFFREY TOOBIN, THE NEW YORKER: As a side note, does anyone know what prompted Michael Barone to go insane?


SPENCER ACKERMAN: Let’s just throw Ledeen against a wall. Or, pace Dr. Alterman, throw him through a plate glass window. I’ll bet a little spot of violence would shut him right the fuck up, as with most bullies.

JOE KLEIN, TIME: Pete Wehner…these sort of things always end badly.


That’s not Iowahawk, incidentally, that’s from Strong’s article, which also certainly dovetails well with the reactions that emanated publicly from the Washington Post at the time. But note this last cautionary note from Michael Hirsh of the Post’s sister publication, “We are all Socialists Now” Newsweek:


MICHAEL HIRSH, NEWSWEEK: so many of you still seem tied down to your old ideological moorings. on the early evidence obama is not similarly tied down on any level, whether diplomatically or economically (or politically: note his big-tent approach to joe lieberman). a post-ideological presidency — what a novelty, and what a relief! but this new obamian world view, i fear, also puts many of you who are part of this group in danger of imminent irrelevance. cheers, mike hirsh

A post-ideological president? If only.

Frank J. adds, “Interesting to note the Journolisters’ elation at Obama’s election only abated their hate for mere moments.”

Update: At least, I think Obama won — but that might be news to many Democrats in Congress this fall.

Update: Rush Limbaugh responds to Byron York about the JournoList death wish report.

Update: The new JournoList emerges!


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