Ten days ago, Dick Morris was on Fox News discussing Barack Obama with Bill O'Reilly. Here are some excerpts from their conversation: MORRIS: Well, that [his poll numbers are] down, down, down. When we first started talking about it, he was at 19 percent in the polls, then 15 percent, and now I think it's 12 or 13 in the latest FOX News poll.Voters want a candidate like Obama. They want someone who's new. They want someone who's moderate and not a severe partisan. And they really would like to vote for an African-American. They really feel that that would promote national healing.
Everyone knows that liberals love Starbucks. A 2005 Zogby poll found that partisans of the left were twice as likely to go to the world music-playing, fair trade- embracing, Seattle-based coffee chain as they were to patronize Dunkin' Donuts—a well-known peddler of red-state values. No surprise that Bill O'Reilly has declared that he "will not go in a Starbucks," preferring, according to Newsweek, "a coffee shop in Manhasset, Long Island, where cops and firemen hang out." So what is Jonah Goldberg, the unflappably chummy editor-at-large of National Review, doing in not just one but thousands
Was Stephen Colbert funny? No, he was not being funny. He was being ironic, satirical, brutal. Don't you get it? These issues are just too painful for humor. Since Colbert's 20-minute routine at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner two weeks ago, the question has been asked and answered thus in the blogosphere, that underground realm of steaming resentment not exactly famous for the refinement of its irony, where the president is the "chimp," Laura is "his bitch wife," and the press is "the MSM." It is time—it is always time—for some literary criticism.