Politics of the shaming

When you’re right, you’re right. When you know something no one else knows, you’re the smart one. But when people can’t affirm you’re the measure of their world, you’ve got to do something.

“Who took the references to Al Qaeda out of the talking points given to Susan Rice? We still don’t know…. I want to know what our president did. What did he do as commander in chief? Did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? I think this is the stuff the country needs to know.”

Lindsay Graham will block SecDef nominee Chuck Hagel.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)’s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation.

“I want a 60-vote margin and you don’t have to filibuster to get that,” said Inhofe in an interview on Fox News. “I would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, I’d do it that way.”

Jim Inhofe will filibuster. I think. The Dumbest Man in the Senate can be cryptic.

This is what happens when assholes don’t get satisfaction. For them, to be satisfied means only one thing: Shame. So they’ll mangle the Hagel nomination until somebody’s finally broken and crying in front of the TV cameras. Concurrently, the Daily Caller featured this bit of news:

Kids these days can’t even answer dumbed-down teen ‘Jeopardy’ questions
Daily Caller | Taylor Bigler

. . During Final Jeopardy, all three of the teen contestants wagered all of their money and each gave the same answer to a question about what capital city has a walled off sections for Catholics and Protestants.

They all answered Dublin when the correct answer is of course Belfast,* were all awarded zero points and may God have mercy on their souls.

Asterisk.

*We did not know the answer to the question, either. But there is a reason we are not contestants on “Jeopardy” — teen version or otherwise.

No laughing and no pointing. You’re the problem.

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