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Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool
Townhhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow

Posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state.

In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label “hate speech” if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their unmitigated gall in considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare”. She refers to the Roberts Court as “…the most divisive in human history” (She obviously has no memory of Earl Warren & his cohorts) and derides the current court as “…hacks dressed up in black robes.” In the third paragraph of her piece Ms. Dowd tips her hand and shows that she resents the court taking a critical look at Obamacare, through a conservative lens, and she is, accordingly, blowing her stack.

She begins her attack thusly, “All the fancy diplomas of the conservative majority cannot disguise the fact that its reasoning…seems shaped more by a political handbook, than a legal brief.” It is odd that Ms. Dowd never applied the same standard to a liberal hero like Thurgood Marshall, who readily admitted that his liberal political ideology guided his judicial rulings, and that statutory law was only a secondary concern.

But, no matter! Maureen moves on to chastise the individual justices in very personal, ad hominem attacks. She begins by repeating the old reliable liberal chestnut, “In 2000 the Republican majority…helped to purloin the election for W.” (Bush) This “big lie” about the 2000 election has been repeated so often that all liberals believe it, thereby illustrating PT Barnum’s famous maxim about suckers being born every minute.

Ms. Dowd then moves on to attack the individual justices, and she singles out Justice Antonin Scalia for special abuse. “If he’s so brilliant, why is he drawing a risible parallel between buying health care and buying broccoli.” There is more: “…Scalia voted to bypass that little thing called democracy and crown W. President.” Finally, she chirps “Still, it was stunning to hear Antonin Scalia talking like a Senate Whip last week during oral arguments last week on the health care law.”

After chewing out Scalia, Ms. Dowd turned her sights on John Roberts, the genial Chief Justice of the court. According to Maureen, “John Roberts benign beige facade is deceiving; he’s a crimson partisan, simply more cloaked than the ideologically rigid and venomous Scalia.” She offers no evidence or support for this assertion; if Maureen Dowd says it then it must be true.

Lady Maureen then moves on to Clarence Thomas, a justice she clearly dislikes. She rages at Thomas for asking no questions during the oral arguments, describing him as “Inexplicably mute…Clarence Thomas didn’t ask a single question during oral arguments for one of the biggest cases in the court’s history.” She also throws in the gratuitous insult that, “…he (Thomas) lied his way on to the court.” Whereas Ms. Dowd sees evidence of slow wit in Justice Thomas’ silence during oral arguments, many court observers consider Thomas to be circumspect and reflective. He would rather listen to others than to hear himself talk. Isn’t this the type of sobriety that we can reasonably expect from judges?

Ms. Dowd finishes her skewering of the conservative wing of the court by dismissing Sam Alito as “insufferable.” She goes on to lament that “the dream” of universal health care could die at the hands of a Kennedy, in this case Justice Anthony Kennedy, who might very well prove the decisive vote on Obamacare.

The evidence that Maureen Dowd is suffering a mental meltdown is evident in the fact that her column is chock full of random references to supposed outrages perpetrated on the country by the Republican Party, but she offers no context, and fails to note that these outrages have nothing whatsoever to do with the subject of her column, which is the Supreme Court and Obamacare. Let us examine a partial laundry list of Maureen’s complaints: The 2000 election, the Iraq invasion, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 election, the Citizens United decision, the “shameful” Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, among other things. None of these alleged misdeeds has any relation to the current issue at hand; they simply serve as mud pies for Ms. Dowd to lob at the opposition. This is the rhetorical equivalent of a playground taunt, along the lines of, “Oh yeah…well so’s your old man” but Maureen Dowd won a Pulitzer Prize.

She finishes with a flourish: “But it isn’t conservative to overturn a major law passed by Congress in the middle of an election. The majority’s political motives are as naked as a strip-search.” One doesn’t remember Maureen screaming in anger about Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh announcing indictments against Reagan Administration figures four days before the 1992 election. In any event, it isn’t reasoned discourse to engage in blatantly partisan personal attacks which center directly on the character of the men chosen as targets. Ms. Dowd, like many liberals has bemoaned the vitriolic nature of our politics, and has compared the current American political scene to that of the Third French Republic. But, who is really venomous and poisoned here? Maureen Dowd is losing her marbles!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: dementalillness; doublestandard; dowd; justicescalia; leftwinglunatic; mandatorybarfalert; maureendowd; mba; modo; obamacare; scotus
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To: Kaslin

There is more: “…Scalia voted to bypass that little thing called democracy and crown W. President.

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If only the Democratic “get out the felon vote” drive had come into full-bloom, Florida and other states would have fallen to Gore.

But it didn’t.

Funny, libs think that whining about the suppression of the felon vote strengthens their hand with people who aren’t already subverted to evil.


51 posted on 04/14/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Illuminatas

Yes, getting dumped for KZ was her downfall. Is she entering her spinsterhood ungracefully?


52 posted on 04/14/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kaslin

I can just see her roll up that hundred dollar bill and snort that long line of coke right before she writes her column.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 11:44:34 AM PDT by kempo
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To: The_Media_never_lie
MoDo being Irish is probably tired of hearing, “Oh, Dear Me, How Would It Be If I Died An Old Maid In A Garret!” Irish families can be tough.
54 posted on 04/14/2012 11:50:42 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Baynative

I agree-the only difference between teens and adult journ-libs is they use more adjectives and bigger words to whine about their disdain..if only they could learn to speak like a teen and just say-”dude, whatever” ....the world would be a happier place....

The Mrs


55 posted on 04/14/2012 11:54:48 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Kaslin

Re your post 1: When I saw the title of the thread, I started an over-under pool with myself on how many replies down I’d get before the Zeta-Jones pic showed up. Nice choice. I lost—my guess was about ten replies.


56 posted on 04/14/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: A CA Guy

Menopause setting in.


57 posted on 04/14/2012 12:37:17 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin

Let poor old Maureen have her moment, it’s been such a very long time since she’s blown anything whatsoever.


58 posted on 04/14/2012 12:40:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kaslin

She tells college boys to bring paper cups and check out her MD 20-20 collection, while they eat day-old cupcakes and jumbo bags of pork rinds.


59 posted on 04/14/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Kaslin

Excellent. The thread should have been closed after your post.


60 posted on 04/14/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: Kaslin

LOL Maureen Dowd is nothing but a sand flea in the desert.


61 posted on 04/14/2012 12:54:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin
Maureen Dowd Blows...
62 posted on 04/14/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
But it isn’t conservative to overturn a major law passed by Congress in the middle of an election.

Since when?

63 posted on 04/14/2012 12:57:48 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I wonder if star fish and scallop shell bikinis are hard to find.


64 posted on 04/14/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Baynative
A friend and I have been discussing how liberals represent adolescents who are residing in adult bodies.

Or... as a comedian said, "High Functioning Retards".

65 posted on 04/14/2012 1:07:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel


66 posted on 04/14/2012 1:10:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The title was somehow editted by the Trayon Martin newscasters. It was supposed to be “Maureen Dowd Blows!”


67 posted on 04/14/2012 1:15:12 PM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Chode
before/after the face job and the boob job...

68 posted on 04/14/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: detch

“Why would Birdnow even read her trash in the first place?”

Because she’s a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, don’t you know. Besides, it saves US from the torture.


69 posted on 04/14/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: null and void
"Will no conservative man take one for the team?"

Picture is 3 years old, and the trend is not your friend. Nope, can't blame anyone for not taking one for the team...

70 posted on 04/14/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Baynative
What’s the connection with MD and KZJ?

Michael Douglas:)

FR rules require a pic of CZJ when ever MD is featured in a thread.

71 posted on 04/14/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Mr Rogers

Are there no blind conservative males?


72 posted on 04/14/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1180 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: EDINVA

‘Because she’s a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner’

Obama is a Nobel prize winner, that and 25 cents will get you a cup of coffee...

Amazing how some things have depreciated in my lifetime.


73 posted on 04/14/2012 2:34:56 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Kaslin
Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

AGAIN?

74 posted on 04/14/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: RightWingConspirator
Say the secret word.....











75 posted on 04/14/2012 2:55:19 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: JennysCool
Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

Is Her Cool a relation of yours?

76 posted on 04/14/2012 3:38:00 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1180 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Is she entering her spinsterhood ungracefully?

I'll say, she's barely broken the 25 cat barrier.

77 posted on 04/14/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kaslin

Sir, as I am sure others will also ask, how old is that photo you posted as your number one post? I suspect it is quite old and the lady today does not look anything like it.

And besides, what the he!! does that have to do with this story?


78 posted on 04/14/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Mr Rogers

Poor Irish sow...face like a bag of hammers...


79 posted on 04/14/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Delta Dawn

Sad, isn’t it, that with politicization and political correctness, there’s so little left to respect and/or hold in high regard.


80 posted on 04/14/2012 5:07:47 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Kaslin

All I know is if these criticisms are valid for conservatives on the court, they are just as valid for the liberals on the court as well. She would not care at all if the court was stacked in her favor - liberal.


81 posted on 04/14/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: null and void

That’s diabolical, nully! :-)


82 posted on 04/14/2012 6:57:55 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: null and void

Don’t worry, those star fish aren’t going anywhere.


83 posted on 04/14/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: JennysCool

84 posted on 04/14/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1180 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: haroldeveryman
Them not going anywhere is precisely what worries me.
85 posted on 04/14/2012 7:25:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1180 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Kaslin

a major law passed by Congress
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If Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress and the Presidency,as Democrats did in 2009-10, I don’t think she would call it “a major law passed by Congress”.

Hypocrite with a pen (or keyboard) who sold out for a Pulitzer.


86 posted on 04/14/2012 10:39:09 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Kaslin
[But Maureen Dowd won a Pulitzer Prize.}

Joe Kennedy arranged for JFK to win a Pulitzer for a book ghostwritten by Ted Sorenson. It's a political bauble.

87 posted on 04/15/2012 2:00:44 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Kaslin

How old is Maureen Dowd? Does she have any children?

I agree with the author that Dowd is one very troubled lady but I think there’s nore to it than just your garden variety liberal confusion, bitterness, and illogic. Not to sound callous, but many women reach a certain age and go goofy for awhile. I hope Dowd has friends and family who can guide her to the medical and psychological help she needs.


88 posted on 04/15/2012 2:13:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: A CA Guy

Dowd reflects libs in general, all of em on an accellerating downward spiral. Grab the popcorn.


89 posted on 04/15/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Baynative
A friend and I have been discussing how liberals represent adolescents who are residing in adult bodies. Many we know act like high school kids who became afflicted with arrested development. Our observations are being validated — MoDo fits the mold.

Very true. One may also draw parallels among the behaviors of a liberal, the behaviors of a prototypical petulant teenager (but I repeat myself …) and the behaviors of an alcoholic or addict.

The alcoholic / addict gets emotionally "stuck" and exhibits arrested emotional development reflecting the age at which he or she begins to use. The behaviors of today's modern liberal are too well known to need comment on this forum.

Personally, I'm trying to use the term "CAStrist" — portmanteau for 'Collectivist / Altruist / Statist' — for the MoDos of the world wherever I can, so that we can 'free' the term 'liberal' and return it to its proper place.

90 posted on 04/18/2012 8:44:54 AM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: Kaslin
"Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool"

That was a misprint ... it should have read:

"Maureen Dowd Blows Hercule"

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No, no, no ...


91 posted on 04/18/2012 9:11:33 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: ShorelineMike

Marxists have given a new image to “liberal” and I don’t think it will ever ‘return to it’s proper place’.


92 posted on 04/18/2012 9:29:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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