Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sucking all the fun out of it 

Ed Morrissey decries the banning of all humor from the presidential race, and he is absolutely right. What's the goddamn point of politics in a 220 year-old democracy if you cannot have a few laughs?

Morrissey's particular example comes from the Democrats; they have reprimanded one of their own guys for telling an actually funny joke about John McCain: "You know what you call someone who digs up dirt on John McCain? An archeologist.” That's pretty good! But it is ageist, so the wag is in trouble. Well, if that's bad it is no wonder everybody gets all agitated over the throwing of pies.

The problem, of course, is the hideous identity war going on within the Democrats. With each of the Obama and Clinton campaigns applying the unnatural standards of corporate diversity training to the other while spinning furiously to induce people to vote on the basis of the color of their skin or the contours of the genitalia, any joke that can be contorted into grounds for outrage has been. The Democrats have become even more anti-humor than they are anti-war, which tells you what we are in for if they capture the White House. If you think our "national conversation" is stilted and hyper-sensitive now, just wait until the donks control every branch.


By Blogger Fausta, at Sat Apr 26, 07:44:00 AM:

Let's add to that the groaning and gnashing of teeth we're going to get once their economic policies and global warming hairshirts get handed out.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Apr 26, 08:33:00 AM:

"The problem, of course, is the hideous identity war going on within the Democrats."

I would argue your use of the word "hideous".

How about "uproarious"?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Apr 26, 01:21:00 PM:

Have you ever given a speech to a large crowd? Now imagine if someone threw a pie at you during that speech.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Sat Apr 26, 04:40:00 PM:

Yes, Roy, many times. My theory is that being targeted with a pie would make the talk many times more memorable for the audience than is usually the case. And isn't that the point?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Apr 27, 11:12:00 AM:

Liberals reject freedom of speech unless its to allow them alone to deride and denounce conservatives epecialy if their from hollyweed  

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