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The Real Problem With the American Left: Tedious Douchebags Like Brian Beutler

Posted on | January 22, 2014 | 14 Comments

Don’t really have an argument to offer here, but neither does Brian Beutler in publishing a Salon blog post with this headline:

The real problem with the American
right: Aging, white radicals

Saw that headline at Memeorandum, and instinctively knew what I’d find at the link: A humdrum rehash of the Republican Party obituaries that liberals write every day — “The GOP is doomed! Hopelessly doomed! Out-of-touch! On the wrong side of history!” — except when Republicans win elections, in which case liberals dust off their “How Republicans Exploited America’s Latent Racism” argument.

Notice that Beutler is writing this at time when the Democrats are afflicted by ginormous policy failures (persistent high unemployment and the disaster of ObamaCare) as well as unmistakable omens of impending political failure (the Wendy Davis meltdown, bad mojo in the polls), so that we could be just 10 months away from a decisive mid-term victory for the GOP. Such a result — ending Harry Reid’s tenure as Senate Majority Leader and crushing Nancy Pelosi’s hope of recapturing the House Speaker’s gavel — would do a lot to re-set perceptions going into the 2016 presidential campaign. And then what?

Well, it won’t make any difference in terms of Brian Beutler’s formula of offering partisan cheerleading as “political analysis,” nor will it make any difference at Salon.com, an obsolete liberal “webzine” that has been bleeding red ink since the days when dial-up modems were standard and people used words like “webzine.”

By now, Salon.com has probably lost $30 million in the process of proving that a site whose top-tier talent is Joan Walsh isn’t really interested in top-tier talent, which is how they ended up with Brian Beutler, the dimmest light in the “Juice Box Mafia” firmament. Beutler wakes up each morning and spends all day writing the same thing again:

Does anyone else notice the repetitive nature of Beutler’s work? Only if you pay attention to Salon.com, which most people don’t, in part because their D.C.-based “political writer” never publishes anything that couldn’t have been written by a Cleveland-based DailyKos diarist.

 

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  • DaveO

    It’s why the Boomers proudly call themselves the “Me” Generation. No generation in modern history has so skewed all aspect of civilization toward their own personal desires. History did not begin with them, but they ensure American history ends with them. The “unexpected” elimination of the Boomers by Obamacare is the law’s only positive aspect.

  • RKae

    “Wrong side of history” is such a ridiculous line. ANYBODY can be declared to be on the wrong side of history. All you have to do is take control of a culture and then declare everything before you is wrong.

  • Linda Starr

    …and then there’s “tediously annoying” (like Steve Marmel’s Facebook posts).

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    The ideology of liberalism is content free. Which, of course, is a big reason why liberal-oriented talk radio cannot succeed.

    Liberals’ empty minds have nothing serious to offer.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    Fortune-telling and fortune-tellers are key components of the ideology of liberalism.

    A few examples:

    - man-made global warming’s destruction
    - the inevitable triumph of liberalism
    - GOP’s doom is inevitable
    - the homosexual agenda is inevitable

    Without an ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up to exploit the gullible and the ignorant, there is no liberalism.

  • Katie Scarlet

    Has he been hanging out with Oprah? “…..there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”

  • RKae

    Talk radio isn’t a “fit” for liberalism. Talk radio demands that you fill a three-hour slot. But how do you do that when you’ve shouted your bumper-sticker slogans and then you’re done with your argument?

  • Rob Crawford

    Ya know, a few more disappointments, and I think the left will start acting on their hatred of whites. Truly terrifying, ignorant people.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    The saddest thing about Salon is that there exist some people, however few, who think they can learn something from Joan Walsh.

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  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    Precisely.

  • Conservatronic

    Lefties simply adore the notion that they can somehow claim final, permanent victory over conservatism through some method other than addressing what conservatism means and what conservatives say. Their favorite, perennial fever dreams are that shifting demographics will doom the right forever (because, they assume, the young and the immigrants will never think for themselves) or that they can conclusively prove that conservatism is the result of a mental disorder that can be cured or bred out.

  • richard mcenroe

    I’ve never had even the loudest-barking moonbat quote Salon at me.