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Mar. 13 2010 - 4:46 pm | 3,139 views | 0 recommendations | 3 comments

Why I Left the Right, Exhibit R for Dan Riehl

Dim bulb wingnut blogger Dan Riehl is increasingly specializing in some of the most vile, ugly commentary on the right; it’s a crowded field, but with posts like this one he manages to stand out: Riehl World View: Isn’t It Time To Euthanize Reid’s Wife?

The excuse will be that it’s “satire,” of course, and I suppose you could argue that it is. Rotten, mean-spirited “satire” that lays bare Riehl’s shriveled soul. What a disgusting creep.

I’m not sure I quite understand this, given that cost is so important as a burden to taxpayers when it comes to health care. If Democrats want so badly to abort babies because of it, why are we bothering with someone who has a broken neck and back at 69? It sounds to me like she’s pretty well used up and has probably been living off the taxpayers for plenty of years to begin with. Aren’t we at least going to get a vote on it?

Sen. Reid’s daughter Lana Reid Barringer, 48, who was driving the mini-van, and his wife, Landra G. Reid, 69, a passenger, were both injured. Landra suffered a broken back and a broken neck in the crash; Barringer suffered minor injuries, Sen. Reid’s office said Thursday.

I realize her crook of a husband and his pals in Congress have excluded themselves from the mess they’re going to compel everyone else to join, but we’re still paying the bills, are we not? I don’t see that she’s worth it at this point, frankly. I can’t recall her ever doing anything for me.

Come on, Harry – do your civic duty. The nation’s broke and counting on you guy. Pull the plug and get back to work. And don’t bill us for a full day today, either. This is no time to be sloughing off. Air freight her home, you can bury her during recess on your own time and dime. Or are you going to bill us for that, too?

Reid has stayed at his wife’s bedside throughout the day Friday and returned to the Capitol in the late afternoon.

And of course, he’s getting a lot of “atta boy!” comments from the other basement-dwelling throwbacks at his site.

Anyone still wondering why I want nothing to do with the right wing blogosphere any more?


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    “Anyone still wondering why I want nothing to do with the right wing blogosphere any more?”

    Yes. There are people who say things I (a fiscal conservative, social liberal) radically disagree with on both wings. There are offensive social liberals and also offensive fiscal cons — that doesn’t change my beliefs in the underlying principles. There are factions of racism and misogyny in both parties. Just reminds me that people who agree with me in some ways can offend me in others. Your argument doesn’t hang together logically.

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    As a matter of fact, it does hang together, both logically and in the real world, because if you follow any of the top right wing blogs you can easily determine for yourself that this kind of ugliness and hatred is not unusual at all. For example, the winner of CPAC’s best political blog Ace of Spades HQ. Or Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit blog at First Things. Or any thread at Free Republic. Just to name 3 easy examples off the top of my head.

    And that’s why I specifically cited the right wing blogosphere in my comment — not “all conservatives.”

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