Sunday, March 21, 2010

Conservative blogger Ann Althouse reacts

Conservative blogger on racial epithets: "So what?"
It's also important to distinguish "angry protesters" from particular individuals who cross the line into the kind real ugliness or violence that should be condemned. There's nothing wrong with showing anger at the thing that motivates you to protest. That's what protests are for! The members of Congress have a lot of power, and they ought to have to hear the anger their exercise of that power is causing. It's outrageous for them to pose as victims without very good cause. So what if some idiot said a bad word? That's a trivial distraction compared to the power they are about to exercise in the face of such strong opposition to what they are about to do.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war snarkers of slackitude!




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7 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

From what I heard — from Meade, who was there — the people at yesterday's protest were unusually nice and friendly and well-behaved. Still, the Washington Post uses the term "angry protesters."

Shocking! Especially when a tea party is a nice little party at which people drink tea!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

There's nothing wrong with showing anger at the thing that motivates you to protest. That's what protests are for!

Nice tell here- the thing that motivates the teabaggers to protest is the presence of black and gay people in congress.

Own goal, Althouse!

Mandos said...

Hey, ifthe, I answered your question on my blog.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks Mandos. I figured it was something like that.

I'll be hugely interested to see how the MSM covers the scrotum of teabaggers, versus the larger group of enlightened folks.

I bet I won't be surprised.
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The Truffle said...

The comment thread is a laugh riot. The conservative posters are squirming. They KNOW this is will reflect badly on their side. Althouse just made a public ass of herself online.

I should feel bad for her, but I don't.

Earth to Ann! It's the racial and anti-gay slurs, stupid.

Kathleen said...

funny she doesn't seem to feel the same way when people express anger at something she wrote.

Brando said...

Shorter Ann Althouse: "Well what do you expect when you act all faggoty and black in public?"