Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Black Panther Party Member Jonah Goldberg will beat you up to keep you from voting

The current water-carrying, torch-bearing, scholar of the Right is Jonah Goldberg. It's only in Modern America where a dilettante can be paid millions to write books claiming Liberals are meanies and "properly understood" Nazis, get invited repeatedly onto various "liberal" television news programs and makes sweeping pronouncements about things of which he has no experience.

Well, Jonah decided to educate his right-wing followers about young people,
“I don’t think youth politics is something very special or enviable. Personally, I think the voting age should be much higher not lower. I think it was a mistake to lower it to 18, to be brutally honest.”

"It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth. So we should really explain to them why they’re “so frickin’ stupid about some things. We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young.

"The fact that young people think socialism is better than capitalism. That’s proof of what social scientists call their stupidity and their ignorance. And that’s something that conservatives have to beat out of them. Either literally or figuratively as far as I’m concerned."
Ah yes! Social Science which is as squishy as the giant band of fat encircling Jonah's brain and midsection.

However, I sure hope Faux News runs with the Conservatives have to beat young people literally to get them to vote Republican story as much as the New Black Panther Party video! You know who else wanted to restrict voting rights? Adolf Hitler and the Nazis! But, somehow video of blubbering, man-boobed, fleshy-faced Jonah threatening to have conservatives beat young people into voting "Right" isn't that scary...

Moreover, this is basically a warmed-over version of the If you're not a liberal at 20 you have no heart and if you're not a conservative at 30 you have no brain quote falsely attributed to Winston Churchill. So, besides being a literary hack, a chicken hawk coward and a liar (Jonah and his publisher have been claiming he has "twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize" when he never had) Jonah's also a sloppy plagiarist.

Sadly, Jonah Goldberg embodies everything wrong with conservatives in one fat corpulent form. He inherited his position at the National Review Online from his mother. He's never done a real day's work. Of course, Jonah is also a rank coward and chicken hawk warmonger (when Republicans are in power) who fastidiously shirked military duty to remain at his keyboard "defending" America.

Besides what I've mentioned Jonah has no credentials or accomplishments and he is clearly doing the bidding of the Plutocracy yet despite his utter lack of anything positive he is treated as a Very Serious Person.

On the release of his second manifesto about mean liberals, Goldberg got into a tiff with Piers Morgan when Piers asked Jonah how much the military operation to Kill Bin Laden cost. Jonah rather than admitting he has no knowledge of anything military related and would rather talk about how mean President Obama is, got flustered, and highlighted his hog-shit ignorance [See My Post: Jonah Goldberg pouts because Piers Morgan is mean and conservatives are Hypocrites].

But, even after Jonah proved he and his work is nothing more than recycled hog shit, Jonah keeps on talking about the military.

On Memorial Day, Jonah spoke about how he studied the military. Now mind you Jonah doesn't actually know anything about the military and he wouldn't go onto a military base to talk to active service members or to a VFW to talk to Vets. No Jonah spent his Memorial Day at the same place he spent the Iraq War, a Keyboard,
“I spent part of my Memorial Day going over some of the demographics of veterans,” Goldberg said. “And it shouldn’t actually shock us that Romney is doing well. It seems to me that if you were a traditional military voter, you might have some serious problems with Obama. The way he sometimes talks about the military, he talks about the troops — it can often seem narcissistic, political, and rub people the wrong way."
Leaving aside Jonah's continued despicable comments about the President's character, something he knows even less about than the Military, Jonah, like his mother before him, is nothing more than a paid goon for Rich right-wingers to attack Liberals. Jonah Goldberg has "seen the elephant" and he won't stop stroking him.

Why I am Challenging Jonah Goldberg to a Fight for Charity by Jamie Kilstein [Wonkette]

Jonah Goldberg is a Fucking Idiot by Bustedknuckles [Ornery Bastard]


toma said...

"It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth."

I am a scientist, and no such fact exists. I can tell you this, however: there is a 100% correlation of stupidity with stupidity. Can I slug Jonah now?

Silverfiddle said...

You know why I love Jonah Goldberg? Because he gets the hooting loonies on the left hopping mad.

And he has worked actually. He taught English in Eastern Europe and he was a researcher for Ben Wattenberg.

He's also written some fine scholarly and copiously footnoted books which still have lefties screaming in anguish like the wicked witch at the end of The Wizard of Oz. Melting! Melting under a torrent of facts...

BTW, Gene, your writing has gotten much better lately. I still disagree with almost everything you say, but you're saying it so much better than you used to.

Grung_e_Gene said...


"Thanks" for the back-handed compliment. But, seriously the I <3 Jonah Goldberg or R. Limpballs or Michele Bachmann for the way they get into liberals brains is such a trite rhetorical device you employ when you don't have answer for the glaring issue.

Which in this case is if any liberal had stated this, Bretibart, and the right-wing echo chamber would be running it up the fascist flagpole.

Personally, I think a man such as yourself loathes Goldberg because he's pathetic but because he espouses the "right" ideas he's acceptable into the fold.

J.O.B. said...

Gene- I can not comment on Goldberg, because I don't really know him or his work.

I do have to agree with him though. I do not like the fact that citizens are allowed to vote at 18.
It has nothing to do with how they vote, or whom they vote for. I just think they are too immature and have little to no life experience. Believe me, I know. When I was 18, I was completely retarded when it came to the world. And I graduated high school with a 3.6 GPA, but was still dumb.

In my opinion, no amount of intelligence can replace life experience.

Grung_e_Gene said...


This is a prevelant argument amongst low-level GOP goons and conservative stooges today,

"What I did when I was a kid, which is voting as a liberal. That’s what kids do — they don’t have life experience, and they just vote their feelings.”
New Hampshire House Speaker William O’ Brien, saying college students shouldn’t be allowed to vote because they vote liberal.

This basically breaks down to 'Waaaaaah, stupid kids don't believe our full of shit arguments'

If right-wingers would make better arguments than Obama is a Kenyan Marxist Usurper maybe they'd draw more votes.

Until then all conservatives can do to win elections is to try and restrict voting to the "right" people.

ran said...

I've seen many 18 year olds cast more informed votes than many 60 year olds. Life experience closes as many minds as it opens.

Regardless, any Constitutional amendment to raise the voting age should increase the minimum age for military service to match. If an 18 year old isn't mature enough to pick who'd be the better county board member, they're definitely not mature enough to serve.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Oh ran don't worry the "Right" voters don't join up for military service anyway.

Let Us Never Forget the service Max Blumenthal did us when he showcased Generation: Chickenhawk The Unauthorized College Republican National Convention Tour.

ran said...

Considering some of the current batch of voter ID laws are working to disenfranchise military members from voting from abroad, I guess our troops don't qualify as the "Right" kind of voters.

J.O.B. said...

Gene- It's funny that you mention the military. Because when I go back and forth with my feelings on this issue. The one thing I always come back to is the Constitution. In the end, even though I don't agree with it (Ran brought up a good point however) the voting age has to stay at 18. I mean, how can we amend the Constitution to make the voting age 25. Then turn around and ask an 18 year old to join the service, and defend that same document.

Ran- When I write about life experiences, I am speaking of my own. I am 36, and I know for a fact that I am a better voter than I was when I was 18. Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of 18 year old kids that are more educated today than I was, especially with computers in the fold. I am also willing to bet that there are plenty of 60 year old people that are complete f##king retards.

All the evidence does point to the fact that Conservatives want to restrict voting age, just because they feel it would be less votes for Democrats.

Me personally, I just think kids are wiser at 21. But like I said, if an 18 year old kid can defend my liberties, how can we tell that kid that he can not participate in the Democratic process.

ran said...

Nice comment J.O.B. Yeah, as I get older, I'm probably a better voter each time around. Not sure any specific age is as important as life events (e.g. homeownership, marriage, kids, etc.) and the realization of how those local races that most people don't research probably affects me as much, if not more so, than who I cast my Presidential vote for (especially in our non-swing state). But anyway, like you said, if they can serve, they can vote.