Top Ten Leftist Reactions To The Bolton Nomination

10. …the planet is doomed, but with an idiot like Bolton at the U.N., the U.S. is going down first. I hope they search him and his staff thouroughly for explosives every day.

9. The US has an October deadline to come clean to the UN about human rights violations. My guess is that Bush is pushing Bolton in now in order to avoid this fall deadline. After all, it’s now August and that only gives Bolton two months to destroy the UN before the day of reckoning can arrive.

8. I’m digging into the deep, dark recesses of my mind, trying to figure out what this administration could possibly have up its sleeves next.

What are they planning that sooooo required them to have Bolton in this position? I know Shrub is a pig-headed child that insists on getting his way, and that’s likely part of the reason for moving forward with this… but I also know they scheme and plot their destruction well in advance, and look for their opportunity to implement. What’s coming?

7. I hope the United Nations refuses to deal with him.

Maybe they’ll even turn off his microphone.

Actually, what I would do if I worked at the U.N., would be to ask the translators to make up funny stuff for their little earphones, instead of what Bolton’s really saying.

Let him stand at the podium and wonder why the delegation from Zambia is rolling in the aisle with laughter.

Bolton: “We need to reform the way the U.N. does business, so that America’s interests are the primary concern.”

Translator says: “I smell bad and my pubic hair is as nasty as the hair on my head.”

6. I think it was Seymour Hersh who said the nomination of Bolton was crucial to jumpstart the case against Iran. That’s why Chimpy is installing him, no matter what.

5. …as far as Bush and his cronies are concerned (yes, that means you in particular Big Dick), America can go screw itself. This isn’t about America’s future, it’s about Bush’s la-la-land fantasy of power in the present.

4. Bush is a lazy, hollow, immature idiot which is why Cheney runs the government.

3. Just another neocon to be frog-marched to jail after the Fitzgerald Grand Jury gets done.

2. Time to educate people about the SLIME and MONSTERS of PIMP LAND and the CREATURES they PIMP FOR. Did NBC say anything about his role in lying to the world about wmd? Did NBC say anything about his bosses refusing to release precise records that the Senate asked him to submit? Of course, we know that he is a target of serious speculation in regard to the law breaking and traitorous acts involving the CIA exposure and all the consequences.

…and our winner:

1. President Bush, says he is exercising his “God-given right to do whatever the hell I want to – I’m the president,” in bypassing the Senate and appointing John “Stache” Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Press Secretary Scott “Tricycle” McClellan said that Bolton is the “bomb,” but quickly changed that to “the perfect person for the job.”

“He has the experience and has done the kinds of things the president wants in our ambassador to the UN,” McClellan said. “For instance, he’s been an outspoken critic of the United Nations, he’s manipulated intelligence, he’s intimidated intelligence analysts to support his hawkish views, he completely screwed up his job securing “loose nukes” in Russia and he’s lied to Congress.”

UPDATE 10:33 a.m. central: Many thanks to Erick-Woods Erickson for the link; don’t miss Erick’s latest Rehnquist scoop here, and also don’t miss this from Senator Harry Reid:

John Bolton is a person who, in his personal relationship with government employees, has been abominable, mean, unreasonable and bizarre. His not producing the papers we have requested only underscores the importance of why we need those papers. There must be something he’s trying to hide.

Well, isn’t that nice…

UPDATE 2 11:10 a.m. central: Thanks also to the lovely and talented Michelle Malkin – thanks, Michelle!…

UPDATE 3 1:15 p.m. central: To those who think I haven’t been fair here, because these were mostly comments left at blogs: I didn’t characterize these comments at all, I posted ‘em and let them speak for themselves. What’s unfair about that? And thanks for the additional links from the lovely and talented Mary Katherine Ham, the lovely and talented Anchoress, and the – um- well, the talented Jeff Goldstein

UPDATE 4 1:38 p.m. central: Thanks to Paul Mirengoff of Power Line as well; for more proof that these reactions are typical of progressives rather than isolated, I suggest taking a look at the Huffington Post right now…and see also Ted Kennedy’s reaction here

UPDATE 5 3:15 p.m. central: And a big thank you to the lovely and talented Betsy Newmark, as well!…

UPDATE 6 4:55 p.m. central: And now I get a link from the lovely and talented Lorie Byrd, too…thanks, Lorie!…and thanks to Scott Elliott, as well (sorry about the Daily Blog Roundup, Scott – but I do appreciate it)..

UPDATE 7 11:46 p.m. central: John Hawkins at Conservative Grapevine has my thanks, as well!…

72 comments to Top Ten Leftist Reactions To The Bolton Nomination

  • josh

    the word in the last sentence was supposed to be “rhetoric” not “record”

  • tired

    this from Senator Harry Reid:

    John Bolton is a person who, in his personal relationship with government employees, has been abominable, mean, unreasonable and bizarre.

    Sounds like he’s describing Democrats.

  • megapotamus

    Mark, you can get around most of the objections above with a follow-up post, googling up the reactions of elected and appointed Dems (don’t want to leave out Dean!) to this event. It will take more than a day, unlike the Kossacks reactionary outbursts, but these promise to be nearly as incoherent and rabid as your selections. Give Nancy Pelosi 24 hours and you could probably do a Top 10 just for her. Also, overexposure to Kos/DU/Move.On has been shown to be quite damaging to prostate health and hair retention. Think about it.

  • Josh, sorry to disappoint you, but DaveP. is exactly right…you don’t hang around the Kos or Democratic Underground much if you don’t find these statements all too typical. I could have found dozens more, by the way…and some similar ones from Kos and Armando themselves. In any event, you clearly disagree and you’ve made that point…it’s duly noted. Your opinion and mine do not coincide on this matter – it happens…

  • megapotamus, it’s too late for me – I’m almost completely bald, and now I know why! Excellent idea, by the way, and one I intend to follow up one…look for it later today or tomorrow…

  • josh

    To make sure you understand, I didn’t say that they didn’t count because they came from blogs. Rather, they come from the comments made from, fundamentally, anonymous visitors to blogs. To imply that that is indicative of leftist opinion (something you seem to be doing although the initial post did not do so) is intellectually dishonest.

    I don’t have any excuses lined up to defend comments that have not been made.

    As far as what’s already been said though, I don’t think that there’s anything that ridiculous about what Harry Reid said to Buzzflash. I was under the impression that it was pretty much unanimously understood that John Bolton had on various occasions been mean to subordinates, particularly those who disagreed with him.

    Furthermore, I don’t know what political climate you’re living in, but I don’t think that it’s that radical to insinuate that when people try to keep things hidden, they have something to hide.

  • If those quotes aren’t indicative of leftist opinions because the come from blogs, what excuses do you have lined up to explain what’s going to be coming out of the mouths of Dean, Pelosi, Schumer, and what Reid has already spouted?

    Believe me, nothing would make me happier than seeing the Democratic party honestly move away from the hard left barking moonbat sect, but all too often these days it seems like their speech writers are getting talking points from Kos and DU.

  • Mark – did you make that stuff up, or have you been cruising DU again? :-)

  • josh

    of course, I don’t deny that they are leftists.

    I’m just saying that they are definitely not indicative of leftist opinions any more than it would be indicative of conservative opinions if one were to do the opposite hunt for outrageous and controversial comments.

    I am not accusing you of lying. I just don’t think that it’s very fair to take the most radical comments made by, fundamentally, anonymous visitors and to characterize them as “leftist reactions.”

  • Josh, I appreciate what you’re saying…but I said Leftist reactions (I didn’t say Leftist journalists, or Leftist politicians, or Leftist bloggers, or…fill in the blank). Surely you don’t deny these are Leftists?

  • I mean, all that ‘chimpy’ stuff, as too many steves points out, is all too typical…and that’s my point…and besides, did you read Harry Reid’s reaction? It’s arguably worse than anything I included…

  • josh

    Is it really fair to use comments by visitors to blogs as representative of “Top Ten Leftist Reactions to the Bolton Nomination.”

    Wouldn’t it be unfair to do the same with conservative blogs under the name “Top Ten Conservative Reactions to (Insert Title Here)”?

  • too many steves

    The insanity inflicting these folks is as bad – maybe worse – than that strain that infected many on the Right during Clinton’s Presidency.

    My goodness, they need therapy. I especially love the juxtaposition of the idea that Bush is both brilliantly manipulative and a complete (chimpy) moron.

    I hope no one has a heart attack or brain aneurysm over this…

  • The Washington Post had this interesting piece of historical context today with regard to past recess appointments of note:

    “President John F. Kennedy appointed Thurgood Marshall to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October 1961, getting around opposition from Southern senators. Their resistance had weakened by the following September, and the Senate approved him 54-16.”

    Now, imagine if, as JFK did, George W. Bush appointed a controversial judge to the court without Senate approval. Then imagine if, as JFK did, George W. Bush spent the period of the appointment browbeating the Senate into cooperation.

    Comparisons to Hitler would abound anew, senate minority leadership and the media hurled into apoplexy. The world would go completely mad!

  • megapotamus

    Hallelujiah, Josh has seen the Light!

  • josh

    you win. enjoy your holy communion. I will not try to inject logic into the mass.

    lefties are mean-spirited, nasty, they smell funny, and they’re organizations are run by some really powerful bloggers who are also mean. they hate our soldiers and our country.

    at least that’s something we can all agree on.

  • Andy

    Mark, I’m gone for a couple of days and I see you have a new anklebiter that won’t let go of a 2×4 once he locks on.

    Nancy looks tame by comparison — the best that can be said about her is once she makes her point, she goes on to the next. :)

  • Andy, when you’re right, you’re right…jeez…

  • josh

    kind of like the NYT editorial mark sites, if I’ve pissed you off this much, I must be right megapotomus.

    Has anyone pointed to anything that I’ve said was inaccurate? NO.

    My job is not to prove anything. I’m curious about your ability to hone your arguments though.

    Am I going to try to prove to you that Bolton is a bad nominee? NO.

    That is an opinion. There is nothing that I’m going to be able to do to change your opinion.

    I will however point out where your logic is flabby and flawed and I will discuss specific examples.

    As I’ve said over and over again, these examples of “leftist reactions” are disingenuous at best. As I’ve also already stated, if Mark’s intent is to preach to the choir, that’s fine. Just don’t pretend you’re proving anything.

    Clearly, most everyone here thinks that these quotes say something about the left. That is totally stupid. Only someone who already agrees with you and shares your world view would look at the info provided and agree with that conclusion.

  • megapotamus, thank you…

  • megapotamus

    josh, as one choirboy to another, YOU are the intellectual coward here. All you provide is “Hmm, I don’t think so.” No support, no analysis, just piss on the campfire. I reiterate, you are free to do pursue so inane a course, let’s see how it works at the ballot box. On the topic, Kos’s post was about, what?!?! Bolton. But the underlying events are irrelevant to you. You have no interest at looking at the relative merits… typical and, at this point, quite boring. Wank off, retard. You and yours are quite DONE electorally. With just a BIT of luck I’ll not see another Democrat in the Oval Office before I see my final reward, if any. The contrived thick-headedness you demonstrate is a big reason why. Becky, it should have been in my profile. At the risk of a spam assualt, it’s I look forward to all correspondence.

  • Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, and other critics of Bolton may have created a “win-win” situation for him.

    If Bolton is ineffective, alienates people, and gets nothing done, so what? That’s what they’re expecting. But if Bolton merely proves he can work with others, and does nothing more than revise the image created of him, he will be a success.

    Bush didn’t appoint him to win any popularity contests. No one expects him to worry about being popular, as long as he does what he and Bush think is the right thing to do.

    Was it ignorance, or stupidity for Kennedy, Reid, etc. to create this situation?

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