Um… one thing, Mr. Cohen…

Richard Cohen (or as I call him, Putzilla) didn’t think Stephen Colbert was funny at the White House Press Corps Grip’n’Grin. Fair enough. I mean, he’s wrong, but fair enough. He wrote about it in the Washington Post. Alright, also fair and excusable behavior. Of course, he got a ton of emails from people who thought Colbert was a riot and that Cohen’s Cohorts (kind of like Hogan’s Heroes, actually, with Rove as Sgt. Schultz, but I digress) in the Washington Press Corps are at least partially culpable for the disaster in Iraq and the mess into which our country is devolving. This apparently hurt his little feelings. He writes in the WaPo:

The e-mails pulse in my queue, emanating raw hatred. This spells trouble — not for Bush or, in 2008, the next GOP presidential candidate, but for Democrats. The anger festering on the Democratic left will be taken out on the Democratic middle. (Watch out, Hillary!) I have seen this anger before — back in the Vietnam War era.

Um… Putzilla…. we were right then, too, ‘k? Maybe you should pick some other time when Anger and Hatred for a sitting president were completely unreasonable… like Whitewater or Cumstaingate.

Because this time, we’re right and you’re on the Wrong Side of History. Again.

7 Comments

  1. B Moe

    You know, when you start kicking people out of the party because they don’t laugh when they are supposed too, you have seriously ventured into a dark and dangerous place.

  2. Try to “B Moe” observant.

    I think you missed these two sentences:

    Richard Cohen (or as I call him, Putzilla) didn’t think Stephen Colbert was funny at the White House Press Corps Grip’n’Grin. Fair enough.

  3. B Moe

    What was the point of the post then? You seemed to be defending the emails to me, sorry if I misread your intent.

  4. B Moe

    Cohen’s point wasn’t that the hatred was unjustified, it was that it was unnerving and disquieting to the general populace and lead to the election of Richard Nixon. Righteous indignation and self-flagellation may be spiritually satisfying, I’ll take your word for it, but it historically has done poorly in elections.

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