Skip to comments.P.J. O'Rourke: 'We are seeing the sad end of liberalism'
Posted on 01/17/2011 9:01:59 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
In a mostly serious, spot on analysis of New York Times reporting on the Tucson shootings, P.J. O'Rourke wonders if the kind of liberalism promoted by the Times and others hasn't outlived its usefulness in our political debates.
Writing in The Weekly Standard, O'Rourke excoriates several Times writers for their obvious biases before getting to the meat of his critique:
A reaction so disproportionate and immaterial to a news story by a news organization is indicative of trouble in the body politic-trouble almost as severe as that which the Times claims the Giffords shooting indicates. I worry that in the tremors and hysteria of the Times we're seeing the sad end of liberalism.
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Sad? Not really! I’m ecstatic about it.
A brain eating mental disorder.
Liberalism died when it morphed into progressivism. the best of classical liberalism resides in today’s conservatives.
CBS poll: 57% of Americans reject Palin did it media spin on Arizona massacre
What troubles me is — it is STILL just 57%, too low for my comfort. That tells us that there’s still a HUGE MASS of people — millions of them -— who believe in the liberal Media spin.
PJ is a great conservative humorist with insight into the crazy Left ( he was editor of National Lampoon at it’s zenith) , and could be VERY instrumental in tea party ascendency. I, for one, would like to see consistent, timely PJOR articles.
We should open a Museum of Liberalism and the Civil Rights Movement. That is where it all belongs. Sharpton and Jesse could be the old Grey haired curators.
I was once a “liberal,” when liberalism meant something RADICALLY different.
Like “progressive” and “democrat,” these terms were usurped by dedicated Marxist/socialist operatives who have seized the democrat party in a slow motion coup lasting 50 years. The media, the federal bureaucracy, and academia were also 80%-90% captured by these same forces.
But liberalism, as personified by the New York Times, became a dotty old aunt sometime during the Johnson administration. She's provincial, eccentric, and holds dull, peculiar views about the world. Still, she has our fond regard, and we visit her regularly in her nursing home otherwise known as Arts and Leisure and the Book Review. Or we did until Sunday, January 9, when she began spouting obscenities and exposing herself.She may have Alzheimer's but her physical health is still strong.
Liberalism is dead? Don’t believe it for a second. Liberalism is like Michael Myers in the “Halloween” series. Every time you think you killed it, it rises up again to surprise you. Never turn your back on the “corpse”.
I will only believe Liberalism is dead when its last practitioners flee the country for Sweden ahead of the Lynch Mob.
And to your tagline....I would shout “Get behind me, Satan” ;)
“Liberalism died when it morphed into progressivism”, WRONG! “Progerssives(IE Communist DUPES) stole the term “Liberal” to hide what they REALLY are, LIERS, COMMUNISTS and Anti-Americans.
She may have Alzheimer’s but her physical health is still strong.
I suggest going directly to Mr. O’Rourke’s column in the Weekly Standard, rather than going to a blog about the same column.
Liberalism is dead. It was replaced by the progressives.
It will usually destroy the country completely before anything dissuades its adherents.
The ruling class will hold on until they are alone in a shattered shell of a country, then they just go elsewhere.
Would be interesting to know how many have foreign addresses available when needed..