Oh, were Mencken only alive today. Sadly half the nation
would hear it and ask, “Wad he say?”.
I want to say that Mencken was the Steyn of his time yet
for all my delight in reading Steyn, he has far to go
to be Mencken.
One can only begin to imagine with what rapier elequence
Mencken would have eviserated Obama.
Then he would have a life of constant visits by the SS, DHS, IRS, DOJ and, maybe, the U.S. Department of Education.
The latter for using all those banned racist words like apostolic, ineffable, boobery, daguerreotype, Legum Doctor, chicane - whooping, brummagem, contumacy, felonious imprudences , murrain, etc...etc...
Just some examples of dreaded "code' words...
Are you kidding? H.L. Mencken, the atheist, the creator of stereotypes about Southerners and Fundamentalists that liberals use to this day? This is a hero of conservative journalism?
The only reason I can figure that any "conservative" has any use for Mencken (much less the totem-like status he now holds) is because the magazine he founded ended its days as a neo-Nazi publication under the infamous Willis Carto (who lionized Mencken, btw).