Skip to comments.I wonder who Christopher Buckley will endorse for President this year
Posted on 09/12/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
You all remember Christopher Buckley, don't you?
Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama
Haven't heard much from him lately. I wonder whatever happened to him?
thanking you for smoking, I suppose. They say genius skips a generation...his pushing for the messiah in ‘08 proves that.
(actually the movie ‘Thank You For Smoking’ was hilarious)
... or Peggy "Palin Derangement Syndrome" Noonan?
You mean ol’ T. Coddington van Voorhees IV, as IowaHawk parodied him? Who cares?
FWIW, he did issue a mea culpa. But come on. Obama was pretty candid about his leftism. These leftists-who-call-themselves-Republicans either don’t know they are lefties or are easily taken in by smooth talk (and in David Brooks’s case, a well-creased pantleg).
Persona non grata (and also non-matter-a).
Last week there’s an article about Obama’s Republican supporters from 2008 and what they think now. The author lists several names that he interviewed. I remember that Doug Kmiec still plans to vote for his Master despite claiming to be a Catholic. Buckley declined the interview.
I thought he croaked...no?
Hope he is only ‘fooled once’. Though; no excuses; for that error of thinking, the first time.
I wonder who cares or give a frig.
Who CB votes for this year isn't going to be an issue: you can only play that "Republican for the Democrat" card once without it getting stale and people pointing out that by now you already are a Democrat.
FWIW, "Sorry, Dad I'm Voting For Obama" was the name of the column, but "Dad" had already died months earlier. I don't know if reading it would have killed WFB or not, but Junior was playing it safe.
FWIW, another 2008 Obamican, William Weld, has endorsed Romney. Not sure Republicans actually want his endorsement or if it will do Romney any good.
Wick Allison, who was publisher of National Review in Buckley's day, has already endorsed Obama (after withdrawing and reinstating his 2008 endorsement -- guess he has a lot of time on his hands), as has Buckley colleague Jeffrey Hart.
he’s too busy smoking dope to bother....
makes you wonder about eisenhower’s daughter. Is she humiliated yet? seriously, her father the general and Obama showing russian ships at the convention?
Doug Kmiec is a FRAUD....an out and out FRAUD. Catholic my ass.
It was Nixon’s daughter, Mrs. Eisenhower, and Eisenhower’s granddaughter, ____, who endorsed Obama.
I did not know that Jeffrey Hart, whol wrote several conservative books in the 1980s, and one about the American commitment to sports, had turned left.
He is voting for Obama and the liberation of perverts everywhere.
Bill Ayers? Christopher liked his book.
Wow, who knew Christopher Buckley was such an intellectual. He knows Latin and wears a fedora. He must be a big hit with the liberal elite at their cocktail parties
To hear him tell it, "Obama is the Real Conservative". But of course, if you spend decades defining yourself as a conservative when you change your mind and change sides, you won't admit that you've gone over to the other guys.
1) Hart really didn't like Bush and viewed him as deeply unconservative: the wars, the enthusiasm for regime change, etc. For some people it's deficits and spending as well, for Hart it was abortion and stem cells. That last part doesn't sound especially conservative, but if you've been Mr. Conservative for decades you can assume that it is.
2) There's some letdown among old cold warriors. We won, and that's enough. They don't want to take on new crusades in old age when they're finally making peace with the world, so they give new movements and enthusiasms the cold shoulder.
3) Jeffrey Hart been living among liberals for 60 years or so, and sooner or later it had to rub off. Also, sooner or later, everybody whose family had money during the Great Depression, even modestly, becomes a Democrat -- I don't know why that is, but so many of them have that it becomes inevitable -- then they die. Hart and Allison are converts to Catholicism, but they still have a lot of that old mainstream or liberal WASP Planned Parenthood spirit -- but then it seems most Catholics nowadays do too.
4) The "curmudgeon" or "maverick" or "dissident" thing gets addictive. You may change the world, but then you get dissatisfied with what you've created. Even WFB said that to achieve what he did in his own time, someone would have to start on the left, because his own ideas had been so widely accepted.
There’s no real secret about it; it’s just the usual celebrity media lockdown whenever one of their own is in rehab.
In this case, Buckley’s been in a clinic in Mexico for the past several months, where medical specialists are attempting to extract his head from his *ss.
Junior revealed himself and most of his colleagues at NR to be deuschbags.
Lowry told me and a lot of other long term NR subscribers to take a flying leap when we questioned their continuing support of Jr. I dropped
my 20 year subscription and never looked back.
I came to realize that WFB was a deuschbag too when I learned the story of Jr’s illegitimate child.
They are as relevant as Newsweak.
He was a dumbass then and will always be.
Maybe I am wrong, BUt I thought he died.
William F. Buckley died. His son, Christopher, the very funny author, is alive and well.
The little creep is alive. Not well.
Yes, he did write a couple of funny things.
Little Green Men was a very very funny book.
Christopher is a little spoiled brat who enjoyed his years at Princeton and living off daddy’s trust fund. Rumor among the Princeton coeds is he has a little...uh...ego.
The law of inverse proportions will get them every time. It was either the books or a Porsche.
I wonder who cares? Oh, I know — some FINOs who invariably stick up for various alleged conservative politicians and writers.