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Today Among the Passive-Aggressive Birther Curious


Shorter Differently phrased Ann Althouse: “I don’t understand how the Times can say that the entirely baseless controversy about the place of birth of the candidate in the 2008 election who was born in the United States had anything to do with race. It’s all an amazing coincidence!” (Another variant from Tom Maguire, the Orly Taitz of the birther curious.)

In related news, connoisseurs of inept Althouse fanboys will enjoy this attempt to argue that her disastrously wrong op-ed which invoked Harry Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, and William Brennan in the course of an argument about why liberals should support Alito was not actually trying to claim that Alito was more moderate than Scalia. Right. Is “chances are that a [justice] will please conservatives more often than liberals” something you’d say about Sandra Day O’Connor or someone who’s to the right of Scalia? (Hint: Alito, for all intents and purposes, never disappoints conservatives. For that matter, he doesn’t “disappoint” liberals who, unlike Althouse, took some time to examine his record; there’s nothing unexpected about his performance.) This feeble revisionism must also come as a surprise to Althouse herself, who was still claiming that Alito was closer to the Court’s center than Scalia and ThomasĀ  (based, of course, on a case in which he took a position to the right of Scalia and Thomas) after he was appointed and for all I know still believes it.

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  • Xenocrates

    Simple rule: Althouse is ALWAYS wrong. The End.

    • DrDick

      Indeed, and generally ineptly and incoherently so.

    • The End? No, not to any connoisseur of internet wingnuttery.

      To us, Althouse is like a delicate, expensive kaleidoscope. If you look at her arguments from slightly different angles, you discover whole new patterns of wrong.

  • jon

    We won’t be able to determine if this birth certificate is genuine, until we’ve had a chance to examine a photographs of the penis.

    The fun never ends.

  • rea

    You’d hardly expect someone like Althouse, with no knowledge or experience of the law, to be able to analyze the ideological propensities of Supreme Court nominees in sensible fashion. She needs to audit a few law school classes before venturing to offer an opinion on such technical subjects.

    • DrDick

      Maybe taking a constitutional law class might help her understanding of these issues.

      • Halloween Jack

        Hey, hey! Let’s not get crazy here. Law school is expensive and I’ve heard that not all law school professors are equally qualified. Let’s start her out with Law for Dummies and take baby steps.

  • mark f

    This is all Obama’s fault for spending literally zillions of dollars to keep it hidden. He’s the most secretive presidential candidate ever! And why won’t he stop writing autobiographies?

    • Halloween Jack

      It’s like he’s hiding in plain sight… ZOMG, he’s a Predator!

  • bobbo

    Love how her entire beef with the NYT consists of her quoting it. First class analysis right there.

  • efgoldman

    Because i don’t know where else I can put this, in case we’re not pissed off enough today (via Benen)


  • Superking

    This blog’s need to constantly review and comment on Ann Althouse’s latest idiocy is one of its least appealing qualities, perhaps only surpassed by your need to discuss whatever that Donald guy is doing. Ann Althouse is a second tier blogger at best. She receives little respect and has no influence. I cannot understand why you continually focus on what she happens to be saying.

    • dave


    • Because it’s fun to mock someone so spectacularly inept in her claimed field of expertise, that’s why.

    • map106

      Are you kidding? It’s one of the main reasons I come to this site.

      Making fun of a dipsomaniac, who has such a tenuous grasp of her field of “expertise,” and is so overbearingly ego-maniacal, is a consummation devoutly to be wished.

      In addition, this site, and Roy’s, and Ther’s, are the only things that keep me from being swept into her mighty vortex.

    • Scott Lemieux

      Yeah, it’s not as if she is given space in one of the two most-read editorial pages in the country to misinform the public about crucial issues or anything.

      • Halloween Jack

        FFS, the NYT covered her engagement and marriage to one of her commenters.

    • Malaclypse

      Considering LGM’s roots in Kaus mockery, Althouse is a small step up. It seems quite possible that she has never, in fact, fucked any goat other than Meade.

  • cpinva

    i am curious about one thing: how long does it take ms. althouse to untangle herself, after penning nonsense such as this? does she have an assistant?

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