December 29, 2014

The Whataboutist BothSidesDoIt crazy came flying out of the gate this morning. The list of crazy politicians, mostly populated by Republicans (85% of the list) has rubbed these folks at GOP-TV the wrong way. The fair and balanced network tried their damnedest to find Democrats who could make the list. They even titled the segment "GQ struggles to find Democrats to make the list."

Duh, it's a struggle for good reason. So, trying to keep up, Fox News tried and failed, so I thought you'd like to know what they consider "crazy."

The Friends at Fox and the GOP-leaning Boston Herald columnist are outraged at the content of the list. Cohen asserts that GQ is obviously partisan, because a balanced list would include ten Democrats, not three. Queen of the false equivalency, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, says imagine if the list had 17 men and 3 women, that would outrage people. Except, the list was not based on gender, it was based on grade A, USDA Choice Insanity aka Louis Gohmert. The Democrats on the list made gaffes, or weren't terribly nice to staffers, but they are far from the crazy train that left the station with the 17 Republicans on board.

This site covered the list of the 17 Republicans, where at least 15 have been regulars at Crooks & Liars. The first "democratic official" to make the list, according to the Boston Herald's Adriana Cohen, is Jonathan Gruber, who is not even an elected official. Next, this GOP columnist is asked by failed NH Senate candidate Scott Brown if

"anyone fits the bill, in Massachusetts?"

Senator Warren is the crazy one because she's supposed to protect consumers, yet Cohen tries to rehash the fallacy that 5 million people lost their health insurance plans due to Obamacare, although there hasn't been a source for that lie, so sorry Adriana, no Warren there on the crazy train list.

Scott Brown asserted, "

You're so far left or so far right"

so that constitutes insanity. Therefore failed Senator Scott Brown named liberal Senator Bernie Sanders "crazy." Then Harry Reid's name came up, but they gave no reason why. But, the biggest offender, Cohen said, is Hillary Clinton, who said we should empathize with our enemies ( try to understand them and know more about them) and that was just nuts. We should just use military force, you know, like Bush 43 did. That turned out so well.

So the only ones these pundits could come up with are Jonathan Gruber (not an elected official), Senator Warren (a beacon of rational thought), Bernie Sanders (too socialist?), Harry Reid (???) and Hillary Clinton (who asked for more understanding before undergoing a military campaign). Nice try, folks. You need to first admit the crazy in your party exists if you want to fix it. I suspect you like your crazy just the way it is.

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