Ed Driscoll

New Civility Watch

Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

“I’m not ready to surrender the point that what Sarah Palin did by putting crosshairs over congressional districts was a good and innocent thing to do.”


— Roger Simon* of the Politico, January 9th, 2011. (Curiously, Simon didn’t scold his fellow Democrats for their own target imagery during that same period.)

“Question: If Ted Cruz and John Boehner were both on a sinking ship, who would be saved? Answer: America. Harsh? Look around you at what is happening to America and you will see harsh.”

— Roger Simon* in his Politico column, today. (Link safe, goes to Twitchy post titled,”Douchetastic: Roger Simon says America would be ‘saved’ if Cruz, Boehner drowned.”)

Incidentally, Simon’s column is titled “Government shutdown releases racism” yesterday at the Million Vets March protest. He earlier tweeted, “Racism comes out of closet (as if it were ever in) as protesters hoist Confederate flag outside WH today.” Note how one moronic protestor with a Confederate flag become plural, and a vehicle to smear all vets as racists. Hey, I’ve made my share of Obama as Nixon cracks, but I didn’t realize the MSM was as equally trapped in 1970-era thinking as Mr. Obama.

As Stephen Kruiser tweeted in response to the veteran Politico columnist’s smear:




Atlantic Magazine Calls for Arrest of Speaker Boehner

Dispatches from the Era of New Civility

Eliminationist Rhetoric: New Republic Wants Obama to Send in Tanks Against GOP

Oh, That Eliminationist Rhetoric

Two Sorkins in One!

Two Bloombergs in One

* Not to be confused with Roger L. Simon, our own beneficent Maximum Pajamahadeen Emeritus, who accurately describes Obamacare as the “Best Advertisement for Libertarianism Ever” today.

Update: Exit question courtesy of Iowawhawk:

I’d say sometime around 1968, myself.

More: Geoffrey Dickens of Newsbusters notes, “Roger Simon Wishes Death on Ted Cruz, Accuses Him of Waging a ‘War Against Babies'” War against babies? Wait’ll Simon hears about this Texas politician.

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