Friday, September 10, 2010

Professional left prays to their goddess Elizabeth Warren

Via Memeorandum

Save us St. Elizabeth - you're our only hope!  Well they pray in between their not-so-subtle threats to the White House, "give us Elizabeth or suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune in November:
Within hours and possibly minutes I expect the president will name Elizabeth Warren to lead the new consumer protection agency, and if he does, the Democratic base will erupt and turn out to vote in far greater numbers than any current poll suggests.

I could be wrong; Obama might give up at the last minute, which would be the last betrayal of the Democratic base and very possibly the death knell of the Democratic House of Representatives. But if he names Warren, the pundits be will amazed, astonished and flabbergasted by the lift this would give to the Democratic base and by the voter turnout that would follow.
Jeepers, I wonder if she can heal the planet and slow the rising oceans too.   We haven't seen this kind of messianic worship from the professional left since way back in 2008.  I am still reeling from how well that all worked out.

Still we should probably all bow before her or something.   Those who fail to worship at her altar  yes I mean you Megan McArdle, incur the wrath of the progressive punditry.  This is a wrath so vengeful it would leave you praying for something less painful, like maybe a plague of locusts:
The old joke* about Richard Nixon asked “How can you tell when he’s lying?”

The answer: ”When his lips move.”

I’ve finally come to the conclusion that something similar must be said about Megan McArdle. Perhaps lying is too harsh a word — but the serial errors that all fall on the side that supports her initial claims and that recur again and again in her work suggest to me that something other than mere intellectual sloth and sloppiness is the driver.

Ordinarily, such a record wouldn’t matter much, especially in journalism. In theory, a series of clips as riddled with error as McArdle’s would end most careers in high prestige journalism. Hot Air might still find a use for you, but The Atlantic?
That is one of the nicer posts in response to a "Megan McArdle blasphemes the goddess Elizabeth" post.  There is worse on the internet, thank you Al Gore:
Part of me admires McMegan’s guts as she pledges to dazzle us all with this incredible leap over the Snake River Canyon of her own sloppiness, secure in the knowledge that she will safely land with her feet on the ground, and all of the naysayers will have to sadly sheath their long knives and be forevermore shamed into silence by her awesome awesomeness.

On the other hand, it really doesn’t matter if she spirals helplessly, Wile E. Coyote-style, into the canyon only to land with a barely perceptible thud in a mushroom cloud of dust. At The Atlantic, her wrongness is part of her charm, it drives traffic to the site. She is a five-car pile-up of clown cars laden with circus geeks who bite the heads off of chickens. You can’t look away, and it is all for free on the internet.

Thank you Al Gore.
Ok, you get the idea - don't dare criticize Elizabeth Warren.  This sainted figure gave us the scholarly report that was used in nearly every left-wing argument for health care.  Surely you remember the dreaded "health care is the number one  cause of bankruptcy" study?  What could go wrong if we put her in charge of Wall Street?  Brent Budowsky chooses not to ask that question.  Instead he focuses on all that will be well once again in a world with Elizabeth Warren as the new sheriff of Wall Street:
If Obama names Warren, consumers would have the strongest possible friend fighting for them all day, every day, at a time of major consumer rip-offs and disastrous consumer confidence that would be lifted with the Warren selection.

If Obama names Warren, veterans and military families who have endured rip-offs and abuses would have the strongest possible friend with Elizabeth Warren.

If Obama names Warren, small business would have the strongest possible ally as she champions fair treatment by small business that has been a piñata being abused by large financial institutions.
And as an added benefit, Budowsky now assures the White House Warren's nomination can turn back the tsunami headed towards Democrats in November.  Are you sold yet?
Uh huh - nominating a Harvard prof no one has heard of to a post no one has heard of will turn this whole thing around.  And I'm leading the Jets to the Super Bowl.  Personally.  After I bat clean-up for the Yankees in the World Series.
 Well no really, right after I bat clean-up for the Phillies in the World Series - in a bikini.  It could happen.


  1. Another Harvard professor with plans to save American wallets.


    She'd better hurry up--the Harvard professors ahead of her in the save-America queue have pretty much plucked those wallets clean.

  2. She is going to need a magic mop or something!


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