In today’s column at New York magazine, Jonathan Chait uses a factual error in this blog’s response to his lame attacks on Rand Paul and libertarians to preface his attempt to respond to the more substantial critiques of his smear pieces in The Atlantic and reason magazine. My teeny hobby is being used by him as a rhetorical device in his response to some of my favorite writers.
I claimed he does not disclose that his wife is an Obama campaign operative. And apparently she isn’t. Not exactly anyway. She was instead an “analyst” at the de facto Obama (and Hillary) campaign shop that pretends to be a think tank, the misnamed Center for American Progress, funded by the multimillionare, crony capitalist, Boomtown gravy train, lobbyist brothers John and Anthony Podesta. Yawn. By the way, Ms. Chait’s employer’s Kentucky affiliate, Kentucky Progress, is the group that made racial slurs against Elaine Chao, another Kentucky Senator’s Asian wife.
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Additionally Mr. Chait denies being an Obama quisling. The definition of quisling is
The Chaits, like almost all DC leftover media and political class members, live in a lily white neighborhood, Chevy Chase, on Nevada Avenue, in an otherwise black city. It’s what economists call demonstrated preference – meaning you talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.
Note well Chait’s overall thesis: Rand Paul is anti democracy; people like him with wrong ideas should be disenfranchised.
Here’s Chait’s column:
A “national” goose stepping of barely 6,000 (which included dozens of pro 2nd Amendment counter protestors), the day after 400,000 people marched against abortion. And other media, from the UK Daily Mail to the local NPR affiliate WAMU simply report over a thousand, not 6,000. I suspect the pathetically small 6,000 figure is an inflated guesstimate from the anti-self-defense/disarmament goose stepper groups. And it was a warmer day and a weekend!
Here’s a hint for the prohibition fascists – if you had just gone the day before and found 15% of the pro-lifers who also supported gun control you could have doubled your numbers!
Local NPR affiliate WAMU interviewed one of the Bill of Rights supporters:
I helped organize a small group of Bill of Rights supporters to educate these anti-self defense goose steppers. They report far fewer than the measly 6,000 claimed by New York magazine:
“bruce – i think bridget already made a correction on this – there weren’t thousands of anti gun protesters… there was maybe 500 at most…. and half of them were grandmothers and children whose parents dragged them with to hold signs…. it was rather sad to tell the truth – can you update your blog?”