The Other McCain

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Jonah Goldberg: ‘Cheer Up, The Worst Is Yet To Come’

Posted on | February 21, 2013 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

This first seven minutes is stand-up (but good if you’re a fan), so you can skip that if pressed for time:

One great quote, I guess due to Charles Murray: “One of the problems with the elite is that it refuses to preach what it practices.”

Another crucial point, he calls it a category error that the Left always makes, the Right sometimes makes, and Libertarians never make: the government cannot love you.

via Mataconis


  • gwheelockvan

    Sorry, no time for this fat fuck. He’s into collecting a check and that. is. all.

  • richard mcenroe

    Depends on what you’re using “love” as a euphemism for.

  • RichFader

    The government loves you long time.

  • richard mcenroe


  • smitty

    My phrase is “I love my government, and my government loves loving me.”

  • Quartermaster

    It’s painful listening to the boy blunder. He is a poor speaker, and he thinks he’s a conservative on top of that (which he is not as he fits right in with the staff at that establishment rag that Buckley’s creation has become). I don’t see anything in him that tells me he has grown since the time the paleos helped him make an utter fool of himself.

  • jakee308

    Well, they can’t love-love you but they can f**k you in the a$$ and say it’s for your own good.

  • scarymatt

    I see comments like this, and it makes me laugh at the people who see a unified Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, funded and directed by the Kochs.

    Then I’m reminded of the Life of Brian, and I want to start yelling, “Splitters!”

  • Andrew Patrick

    We’re not the Conservative People’s Front! We’re the People’s Front of Conservatism!

  • Doc Clear

    UMMMM, UMMMM, UMMMM. I’m sorry but if you can’t talk from notes then write the speech and just read it. This is painful to listen to. Worse than Obama’s UMMM’s because at least Obama will try and move away from the microphone so it’s not as noticeable. If he’s at the top then it’s a pretty vague ‘top’. I personally view him at the Stacy McCain level which isn’t anything to scoff at, but hardly the top. In fact, I bet Stacy and Smitty have put out more real life solutions than Jonah. And again, not to really put him down but if Jonah is the top of AEI, then AEI isn’t really anything. Well, except for the pretty girls.

  • Quartermaster

    The moonbats see what doesn’t exist because that stuff, what ever it is, they smoke causes serious delusions of intelligence. The NR bunch thinks they are conservative, just like moonbats think they are intelligent.

  • Quartermaster

    Hail the old order!

  • SDN

    You might not love the effing government, but the government sure loves effing you.