Firing Whine

Our guest columnists are pissed that a Karl Rove minion critcized a William Buckley nepotite.

We, the free men and women of this great nation, affirm everyone’s natural right to speak their mind, but we cannot and will not abide the unjust, personal broadside your aide Jonathan Collegio leveled against a man whose family has dedicated itself to advancing the cause of liberty for over half a century.

This morning Mr. Collegio attacked [conservative Media Research Center founder] L. Brent Bozell, III and labeled him as a “hater” twice in an interview. His attack was not grounded in reason or principle; its justification was nothing more than disagreement with your newly formed organization.

Mr. Bozell is what we call in our movement a “legacy.” He has devoted his life to the cause of American conservatism as did his father, Brent Bozell II, who wrote “Conscience of a Conservative” for Barry Goldwater.

Maybe you’ve heard of Brent’s uncle, Bill Buckley, whose words you misquote and twist as the basis for your organization enough to falsely suggest you know something about him.

You may have heard of his other uncle, Jim Buckley, a former U.S. Senator, or Brent’s mother, Patricia Buckley Bozell—both important figures and writers in our conservative movement.

Ronald Reagan often saluted the contributions of the Bozell and Buckley families to the cause of American conservatism.

Mr. Collegio calling Mr. Bozell a “hater” publicly on WMAL radio this morning reflects the language of the establishment Republicans. It is the divisive language of the Left.

Rather than engaging in an intellectual debate, you, Mr. Collegio, Mr. Rove, and others in the consultant class attack good conservatives and Tea Party leaders and members.

On behalf of the conservative movement, we are demanding you terminate Mr. Collegio. An apology is not acceptable.

American Crossroads and the so-called Conservative Victory Project have already been severely marginalized. The sheer audacity of political consultants maligning a beloved and critically important player in American history is simply a bridge too far.

You obviously mean to have a war with conservatives and the Tea Party.

Let it start here.

Conservatives Demand Rove Group Fire Aide Over ‘Hater’ Remark [TPM]

39 comments:

1:03 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

That opening shot is exactly what someone named L. Brent Bozell III would fire.

Oooh legacy!
Oooh lookit mah famileee!!!
Oooh I have friends in high places!!
Harumph harumph!!

1:16 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

I’m confused. I thought the Buckley Republicans were against the Teabaggers.
This is what happens when you start letting the riff-raff into the country club.

1:16 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@ManchuCandidate: Don’t you know who my uncle is?!!!

1:33 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Mistress Cynica:
That’s a cruel thing to say about the Buckleys.

2:03 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

The sheer audacity of political consultants maligning a beloved and critically important player in American history is simply a bridge too far.

…says the people who’ve been calling the President every pejorative they can think of for his entire term. Fucking self-awareness, how does it work?

2:04 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@nojo:
I think he meant… was.

2:05 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@al2o3cr:
Also extremely pompous. If I didn’t read the blogs, I wouldn’t know who the fuck this Bozo Bozell the 3rd! THIRD!!! was.

3:43 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: And let us not forget this about Mr. Buckley: “But his attacks on the Civil Rights Movement, his bigotry-tinged and occasionally homophobic public presence, as well as his apologies for anti-Semitism and McCarthyism, demonstrated the ill-intentions of the conservatism he founded. So gather ’round, progressive youth, because it’s time to learn how a public intellectual can found a political movement and betray its promise (but not from the man himself: his assistant refused to put Campus Progress in touch with Buckley because he no longer “does those kind of interviews” — presumably the kind with questions).”

4:36 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@blogenfreude: I knew quite well a man who was a big fund raiser for Reagan and who counted Buckley as his best friend. After much agonized thought he finally came out to Pat B. Bill B never spoke to him again. He remained, however, on good terms with his sons (my friend, not Bill).

5:06 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

Meanwhile… Snowpocalypthe approacheth!!!!

5:16 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

I have to admit that “hater” is not the word I would have used for Bozell Tois, who, admittedly, os a textbook example of the devolution of the modern conservative (maybe the best example since J. Jonah Loadpants).

The word I would have used is “idiot”.

5:17 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: Bundle up, sweetheart.

6:44 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: Apparently we’re going to find Nemo …

7:10 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: and is this really necessary?

7:21 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: devolution of the modern conservative

Also applies to Russert spawn.

7:40 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@blogenfreude: Women and children and Geraldo Rivera first.

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: I haz vodka. And smoked salmon. And a very expensive whole-house generator just installed. I defy you gods! Bring your worst. I will light all the lights in the house to torture the neighbors. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

As before noted: I haz vodka.

7:48 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: You get to have all the fun. I’m regretting leaving the east coast more and more.

7:56 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

Friends, be extra vigilant with that razor when going south of the border, or you could wind up as a snark-inducing statistic.

8:04 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@karen marie might be peeking just a little: We haz non alcoholic blackouts. We haz pugs to keep us warm. Can you same the same?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Quick! Bring on the Judy Garland retrospective.

(Added Judy in case str8 St3nque doesn’t get it. Noje is throwing up his hands like Hattie McDaniel in Show Boat)

Plus… vodka!

8:09 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

Yeah, well, it’s chilly in Sandy Eggo today. Fifty-fucking-seven.

8:24 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: Thanks for the clarification. Thought it might be Hank Garland.

9:28 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

The weather outside is.. iffish.

Also… Vodka. God’s gift to the gays.

9:36 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

I saw the sun?

9:52 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: Here, drunkass. Your kinsman are pissing in trolleys or something: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-NZ9NqVRwc

Sweet Lord Jesus!

10:12 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@nojo: Climate Change means just that … you might wind up without ((shudder)) perfect weather.

11:04 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

But Bill Buckley is still a hero to libs for having smoked a joint outside the US limits on a yacht, just like the rest of us could have if we hadn’t wasted our lives not making enough money or being born wrong.

11:08 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@JNOV: You know I love you more than life itself but.. we do not do Irish. Kinsman? We do not think so. A gentleman gets shitfaced on vodka. Micks get likewise on some kind of hop based swill.

Scientific report re storm: arms are now mostly useless and a definite numbing of the face. Experiencing a need to share useless opinions while wearing a bathrobe. They call the wind Maria.

11:24 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick: No, the wind cries, “Mary.”

Fine. Have a Utilikilt

Sot.

11:31 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@Benedick
Oh, shit, Benedick! You said:
“Also… Vodka. God’s gift to the gays.”

I just bought a case of cheap-ass vodka today for my nightly solitary vodka/diet-tonics. After 72 years and four ex-wives, does that mean I’m gay, or can you leave the Bowman’s to the straights if we agree to only occasionally indulge in the good stuff like Monopolowa?

Sign me: Confused and slightly shitfaced at 2230 local but not likely to contract malaria.

11:54 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@RevZafod: best mixing vodka I’ve found (and inexpensive)? Tito’s. Made in US ‘Murrica. Love it.

11:58 pm • Thursday • February 7, 2013

@blogenfreude: Not just made in ‘Murrica, made in AUSTIN TEJAS!

Though for my school night vodka, I go with the cheaper Smirnoff. Tito’s is saved for weekends and holidays.

12:04 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

I stand with the Poles.

12:57 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

I go local with Orygun-made Crater Lake vodka.

1:11 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: Hood River Vodka used to be the punchline to a college joke. As was the effect of drinking it.

8:26 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

@RevZafod: Diet tonic? Your str8 cred is secure.

Mixers are for sissies. Unless it’s vermouth. That is a mixer I can get behind – as the actress said to the bishop.

@blogenfreude: Tito’s!!!!!!! The snow is just beginning. Must go buy more Tito’s!!!!!

Hooray!!!!!

Carry on.

8:27 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

@SanFranLefty: This is why God made credit cards. It’s free!!!!!!

8:36 am • Friday • February 8, 2013

Must buy balls.

1:42 pm • Friday • February 8, 2013

@SanFranLefty: Popov’s is cheaper still. I use it to make stuff with fruit like framboise. It make for a nice gift for the holidays.

Preference is for gin with the tonic.

7:56 pm • Friday • February 8, 2013

years ago I got disciplined once by an employer
for routinely referring to L.B.B. “Hellbent Bozell” in a company chat thingie.

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