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Times Columnist Thinks GOP “Out of Touch” - No, Seriously
Boycott The New York Times ^ | May 4, 2009 | Don Feder

Posted on 05/04/2009 2:05:14 PM PDT by AIM Freeper

When a New York Times columnist says Republicans are “out of touch,” it’s like Kim Jong-Il, the midget mental patient who runs North Korea, or Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying someone needs a good dose of reality.

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1 posted on 05/04/2009 2:05:15 PM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

That’s like an evil spirit giving a holy man advice on how the holy man can better protect his flock against the evil spirit. Like ya, that’s believable.


2 posted on 05/04/2009 2:09:05 PM PDT by exist
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To: AIM Freeper

I would have to say that in regards to the GOP being “out of touch” -— yes, with CONSERVATISM and their CONSERVATIVE base that wants America to stay the way it was defined by its founding documents and its framers. Also, they have forgotten that they win elections, when they run on a conservative, pro-American platform.

In those regards, today’s GOP does not look good at all — and that makes the socialists very happy.


3 posted on 05/04/2009 2:12:45 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AIM Freeper
Have liberals simply gone insane?? Good grief, their diatribes are becoming tedious. They simply do not/cannot see straight if they really believe this anti-american so-called president is good for this country. whew!
4 posted on 05/04/2009 2:16:09 PM PDT by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: AIM Freeper

But the GOP IS “out of touch”.

They are out of touch with their partiotic, conservative roots and base; and spend far too much time/energy supporting the weak-kneed, sobbing-sister, RINO faction.

Time for a REAL 3rd party.


5 posted on 05/04/2009 2:17:08 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: AIM Freeper

I hope for his sake that Bob Herbert is polishing his resume. He’s out of touch with reality if he thinks there’s employment security with the NYT. Ask the Boston Globe staffers.


6 posted on 05/04/2009 2:26:25 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: AIM Freeper

Another example of the problems attached to political correct/affirmative action hirings.


7 posted on 05/04/2009 2:47:29 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: EagleUSA

The Republican party needs to be replaced on the national scene by the Conservative party.


8 posted on 05/04/2009 3:00:53 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: AIM Freeper

GOP “out of touch”? Hah! They’ll be chaining the doors of the New York Times by Christmas! >Bo)


9 posted on 05/04/2009 5:01:45 PM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: Continental Soldier
Maybe too Republicans got burned by the little general Perot to trust a 3rd party...just sayin'.

Maybe "partys", per se, are the problems. Let the dems and rinos keep their parties, meanwhile the real, Constitution supporting, God fearing Americans are about to stand up and be counted...screw the parties.

Obviously the commiebama world has not heard about the "straw that broke the camel's back"...being a kenyan-born muslim, you'd think he would know about camels.
10 posted on 05/04/2009 8:52:36 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: AIM Freeper
LOL! Bob Herbert, Pinch's Yowsah Bozz step-n-fetchit houseboy nigra tellin' it like it is to de damyankees come to set him free.

Thankee Bob, and now could 'e be so good as to get me some ice watuh fo mah bourbon 'n' branch? They-uhs' the boy.

11 posted on 05/04/2009 9:00:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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LOL! Bob Herbert, Pinch's Yowsah Bozz step-n-fetchit houseboy nigra tellin' it like it is to de damyankees come to set him free.

Thankee Bob, and now could 'e be so good as to get me some ice watuh fo mah bourbon 'n' branch? They-uhs' the boy.

12 posted on 05/04/2009 9:10:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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Bob Herbert of the New York Times castigates the “dimwittedness” of Palin supporters while flaunting his own laziness, ignorance, and/or dishonesty.

“While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail.”

http://tinyurl.com/c7egq4


13 posted on 05/04/2009 9:18:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AIM Freeper

http://newsbusters.org/static/2008/08/2008-08-04MSNBCMJHerbert.jpg

Obamania Has Herbert Hallucinating

We’re all familiar with how an Obamania overdose produced strange tingling sensations in Chris Matthews. A new, virulent strain of the affliction has now emerged, claiming its first victim in the person of Bob Herbert, who on live national TV saw visions of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Washington Monument where none existed.

The NYT columnist, a guest on today’s Morning Joe, expanded on the theory set forth in his column of this past Saturday, Running While Black, that the McCain campaign ad mocking Obama as a Paris Hilton/Britney Spears-type celebrity was actually “designed to exploit” racist anxiety about black men and white women. Herbert lumped the McCain ad with the “call me” ad the RNC ran against Harold Ford, Jr. in his Tennessee senate race.

http://tinyurl.com/c9z8ma


14 posted on 05/04/2009 9:21:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AIM Freeper

August 18, 2005 by the New York Times

Blood Runs Red, Not Blue
by Bob Herbert

You have to wonder whether reality ever comes knocking on George W. Bush’s door. If it did, would the president with the unsettling demeanor of a boy king even bother to answer? Mr. Bush is the commander in chief who launched a savage war in Iraq and now spends his days happily riding his bicycle in Texas.

This is eerie. Scary. Surreal.

For all the talk of supporting the troops, they are a low priority for most Americans. If the nation really cared, the president would not be frolicking at his ranch for the entire month of August. He’d be back in Washington burning the midnight oil, trying to figure out how to get the troops out of the terrible fix he put them in.

Instead, Mr. Bush is bicycling as soldiers and marines are dying. Dozens have been killed since he went off on his vacation.

As for the rest of the nation, it’s not doing much for the troops, either. There was a time, long ago, when war required sacrifices that were shared by most of the population. That’s over.

I was in Jacksonville, Fla., a few days ago and watched in amusement as a young woman emerged from a restaurant into 95-degree heat and gleefully exclaimed, “All right, let’s go shopping!” The war was the furthest thing from her mind.

http://tinyurl.com/dgx3lq


15 posted on 05/04/2009 9:23:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AIM Freeper

April 20, 2006 by the New York Times

Our Dirty War
by Bob Herbert

I said, “Some of these folks have never been heard from again, right?”

“Yup,” said Curt Goering. “That’s right.”

Mr. Goering is the senior deputy executive director for policy and programs at Amnesty International USA. We were discussing a subject — government-sanctioned disappearances — that ordinarily would repel most Americans.

In past years, stories about torture and “the disappeared” have been associated with sinister regimes in South and Central America. The attitude in the United States was that we were above such dirty business, that it was immoral and uncivilized, and we were better than that.

But times change, and we’ve lowered our moral standards several notches since then. Now people are disappearing at the hands of the U.S. government.

“Below the Radar: Secret Flights to Torture and ‘Disappearance’ “ is the title of a recent Amnesty International report on the reprehensible practice of extraordinary rendition, a highly classified American program in which individuals are seized — abducted — without any semblance of due process and sent off to be interrogated by regimes that are known to engage in torture.

Some of the individuals swept up by rendition simply vanish.

http://tinyurl.com/dnjdbw


16 posted on 05/04/2009 9:27:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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March 23, 2006

How Much is One Trillion?

In Thursday’s New York Times, Bob Herbert, in describing the Iraq War attempts to explain how much one trillion is (the amount in dollars that the Iraq War will probably end up costing):

It’s not easy to explain just how much money $1 trillion really is. Imagine a stack of bills worth $1 million that is roughly six inches high. (Think big denominations — a mix of $100 bills and $1,000 bills, mostly $1,000’s.) If the six-inch stack were enlarged to the point where it was worth $1 billion, it would be as tall as the Washington Monument, about 500 feet. If it were worth $1 trillion, the stack would be 95 miles high.

http://tinyurl.com/cznl8t


17 posted on 05/04/2009 9:29:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AIM Freeper

Automatic Bob Herbert

May 2, 2006

Evan Coyne Maloney of Brain Terminal writes:

According to Nancy Kruh of The Dallas Morning News, veteran New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been stuck in a rut for years. “For several months now,” Kruh writes, “as I’ve read one Iraq war column after another, one thought always comes to mind: Um, haven’t I read this before? So, yesterday, I finally immersed myself in Lexis-Nexis to try to quantify and qualify this phenomenon.”

What Kruh discovered is that many of Herbert’s columns during the Bush presidency contain similar, interchangeable passages. She cites a number of examples that make it seem like your average Herbert column is just a random recombination of wording from earlier columns.

Given the paper’s recent stock performance and rumblings from restless investors, I thought I’d help the Times find ways to put out the same product for less money. So I spent about fifteen minutes writing software that can generate Bob Herbert columns while using a minimal amount of our Earth’s precious resources.

You can find the fruit of Evan’s creativity and ecological concerns here.

http://tinyurl.com/debohw


18 posted on 05/04/2009 9:33:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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NYT columnist: GOP exploited race for decades

David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Monday August 4, 2008

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/04/02/opinion/ts-herbert-190.jpg

Claims that Republican presidential nominee John McCain was not playing on white voters’ fears of black men seducing white women in his “celeb” advertisement are hard to swallow coming from a party that has exploited racial tensions for decades, says a New York Times’ columnist.

Bob Herbert, the most prominent African American voice on the paper’s op-ed page, authored a Saturday column outlining his objections to the GOP’s race-based attacks against Democratic nominee Barack Obama. He expanded on his thesis Monday morning in an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

http://tinyurl.com/d7yq8o


19 posted on 05/04/2009 9:35:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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An educated polemicist working in a Manhattan ivory tower called The New York Times thinks we are out of touch. That's rich. Frank Rich rich.
20 posted on 05/05/2009 10:38:02 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: AIM Freeper

Hey! This is good news.
Being dissed by the NYT is high praise indeed.


21 posted on 05/05/2009 10:55:48 AM PDT by LoneStarC
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