Tweet I’ve said it before: Clinton was sleazy, but that was behind closed doors. When he had his presidential hat on, he acted like a president. In this way, he was precisely like LBJ, who was famously vulgar when the public wasn’t watching, but who understood the symbolism of his office. The Obama White House, [...]
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A debate about young people’s behavior at CPAC highlights our culture’s inability to distinguish between things that are sexy and things that are vulgar. *UPDATED*
Tweet I’ve got sex on the mind today. (How’s that for a great opening sentence?) It actually has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with a confluence of posts and statements that came my way within the last couple of days. It all started when Erick Erickson put up a post about [...]
Tweet Years ago, when I first became aware of the blogosphere, I noticed a single huge dividing line between Progressive and conservative political writers: the former have dirty mouths. Their blogs are filled with references to human waste and human sexual acts, all spelled out in the crudest terms. Interestingly enough, I see that at [...]
Tweet ….And everything that’s wrong with modern liberal political discourse is summed up in these two beautiful paragraphs that Michael Gerson wrote about Al Franken (emphasis mine): Our popular culture, of course, violates even these expansive boundaries of tastelessness with regularity. We laugh at comedies featuring the C-word, and at cartoons of foul-mouthed third-graders. In [...]