It may beÂ childish and immature to call someoneÂ or some groups dumb althoughÂ most of us, myself included, haveÂ hurled the dumb epithetÂ at one time or another.Â Personally,Â lately I'veÂ mainly confined my allegations of dumb, stupid, inept, incompetent, etc. to politicians and their lackeys and always with bases in fact.Â
Â It’s one thing in casual conversation toÂ call someone or some group dumb when they have acted or spokenly stupidly–Barack Hussein ObamaÂ and the Occupy Wall Streeters come to mind.Â It’s quite another when a formerly-respected journalist and national periodical label an entire politicalÂ movement “stupid.”Â
Â The author of the "stupid" label in this week'sÂ Newsweek, which the magazineÂ changed to "dumb" in its headline, wasÂ Andrew Sullivan, theÂ conservative turncoat and exceptionally hate-filledÂ homosexual and unabashed Obama-idolatorÂ known for his vituperative language.Â Sullivan isÂ known, too, for hisÂ committment toÂ the hackneyed Blame-Bush ruse, pinning all this president's failures on the previous administration. Â
Still, for Newsweek to publish its weekly featuring the headline, "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?" subtitled, "Andrew Sullivan on the Man with a Plan," is so far beyond theÂ propriety pale that it suggestsÂ Sullivan has succumbed to dementia andÂ that one ofÂ Obama's prime MSMÂ publications has succumbed to bankruptcy and doesn't give a rat's ass what the public thinks of it.Â
Actually, Sullivan's dementia speaks for itself andÂ Newsweek is on the verge ofÂ going belly-up.
Newsweek was sold in 2010 to billionaire businessman Sydney Harman by its parent company, the Washington Post, for the grand sum of one dollar and will probably shortly be as defunct as a dodo.Â
Harman was ripped off but, in the interim before its finalÂ gasp, Newsweek continues itsÂ extremist liberal advocacy in the person of Andrew Sullivan and others of his ilk.Â
Sullivan previewed his own articleÂ by conceding his motivations in attacking dumb, stupid Republicans, conservatives, and anyone else who thinks his hero is dumb, stupid, and inept.Â
He wrote ofÂ the presidentÂ that "Nothing in his first term . . . can be understood if you do not realize that Obama was always planning for eight years, not four. And if he is reelected, . . . it will be a mandate for an eight-year shift away from the excesses of inequality, overreach abroad, and reckless deficit spending of the last three decades. It will recapitalize him to entrench what he has done already and make it irreversible." (http://bit.ly/wdSGoa)
A newsflash for Mr. Sullivan: Thinking Americans have always been aware ofÂ "the man with a plan's"Â long-term, socialistÂ designs on America--as well as his radicalism.Â
However,Â Sullivan doesn't lay out Obama's big plan and instead resortsÂ to misrepresentations of his "successes"--his unstimulating stimulus, his lies on cutting taxes, his passage of the most-despised legislation since the Eighteenth Amendment, andÂ killing UsamaÂ bin laden, an accomplishment of Leon Panetta's, not Obama.Â Â Â
We could expect such revisionism from Andrew Sullivan given that he's Andrew Sullivan but what we couldn'tÂ have expectedÂ even from anÂ Obama-worshiper is a confessionÂ thatÂ made MSNBC's Chris Matthews seem sane.Â
Matthews merely felt tingles up hisÂ leg in the presence ofÂ The Anointed One. Sullivan experienced an orgasm over Sarah Palin's reaction to his Newsweek cover.Â
In responseÂ to Palin's tweetÂ that he was a “conspiracy kook,” Sullivan showed how manly heÂ is by dropping a few F-bombs and showed how sick he is by commenting, “Palin’s tweet made me come in my pants.Â . . . I don’t give a damn about “reputation.Â . . . far too many journalists worry about their reputation.”Â (http://bit.ly/z67qhG)Â
Andrew Sullivan has as little to worry about his reputation as Newsweek has.Â Both have long since trashed any reputations they may have once enjoyed, Sullivan as an objective journalist, Newsweek as anything better than a colorful lining for bird cages.Â
What’s truly dumb is Sullivan thinking he’s a credible socio-politicalÂ observer when he is nothing but a perverted hack and Newsweek pretending to be a reputable source of news.