More Salt for Mark Thompson’s Wounds

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    +1 for the tag Dead Ferret Stapling.
    Its the little things that matter.Report

  2. Avatar Will H. says:

    Wow.
    Just: Wow.

    I can’t imagine anyone asking Dick Morris to speak.

    I can’t imagine the man’s own mother being that kind to him.

    I feel a vortex of some sort.Report

  3. Avatar Michelle says:

    Asking Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Dick Morris to speak indicates how unserious an intellectually bankrupt CPAC is. Not that it comes as a big surprise.Report

  4. I’m convinced that CPAC is a liberal plot to make conservatives spend money on listening to pointless blather.Report

  5. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    Will Dick Morris ever shut up? The only reason the Clintons ever tolerated that little toe-sucker was because he was a sounding board, the rattles on the bottom of the Snare Drum of Stupid.

    Even Fox News is sick of Dick Morris and has given him the heave-ho. It’s a bit late to say “We Were Wrong” — after you lose the election. Though everyone remembers Karl Rove’s incredulity in the face of the Obama win, for those of us who were watching Fox at the time, Dick Morris leading the second line, confidently predicting a Romney victory.

    The only cure for Dick Morris is to boil his head for half an hour. Render off about twenty pounds of ugly fat.Report

  6. Avatar b-psycho says:

    Tell me which is weirder:

    -Donald Trump being treated like a serious person in any capacity at all, even with regard to business sense. Things he actually has more than name to do with tend to collapse, & it’s not like he’s self-made or anything.
    -Donald Trump (despite having donated to Dems & previously endorsing single-payer) being treated as a more serious “conservative Republican” than Christie because Christie didn’t tell Obama to Fish Off over disaster relief. Is being a Real Conservative as simple as being a rich white guy open to race-baiting? Even if Christie hates Obama’s guts, he has stuff to actually do.Report

  7. Avatar zic says:

    Meanwhile, over at The American Conservative, Daniel McCarthy has some words to warm the uninvited Christie’s cockles. He left out Ferret Stapling, but conservatives are slow to catch on to trends.Report

  8. He’s not even trying to hide his racism any more, is he?

    Though this isn’t exactly salt in my wounds – instead, it’s almost the perfect encapsulation of my point: the movement conservatism that has dominated the Right for at least the last 30 years, and which has been incoherent for about the last decade, has rendered itself completely irrelevant.

    Something is going to have to replace it – politics abhors a vacuum.Report

    • Avatar zic in reply to Mark Thompson says:

      After a recent Tuesday post by the Good Doctor on tear-jerk movie scenes, you’re provoking visions of a Demon on a motorcycle hunting Arizona.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Mark Thompson says:

      How did Pat C characterize it? The victory condition the Tea Party has set for the GOP is self-immolation? Sounds about right.Report

    • Avatar trizzlor in reply to Mark Thompson says:

      Something is going to have to replace it – politics abhors a vacuum.

      I mentioned this in the other thread but here’s the list of speakers from CPAC 2001 and 2002: Brent Bozell, Wayne LaPierre, Ann Coulter, Charlton Heston, Sean Hannity, David Horowitz, Allen Keyes, Grover Norquist. That was when talk of a permanent majority was considered serious, do you see a big difference between CPAC now and then? I just don’t think it’s a very good indicator of the party’s direction.Report

  9. Avatar North says:

    If I wasn’t such a partisan hack Dem this’d be depressing.

    Actually I take it back, this is depressing anyhow.Report

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