Alan Colmes should read for comprehension

posted at 2:35 pm on August 31, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Normally, I’d ignore most of what Alan Colmes has to say, because when he’s not appointing himself the arbiter of proper motherhood, he’s rewriting history.  However, his post at Liberaland today isn’t so much offensive to Allahpundit and me as it is revealing of Colmes’ lack of intellectual heft.  Take a look at this laugher, emphasis mine:

The idea that you can’t question Sarah Palin’s judgment because she has a Down Syndrome baby is right up there with the outrage some feel the minute you question a man who was held in a prison camp for five years.  Yet, the same outraged protectors of our values have no trouble questioning Obama’s judgment: a nodding acquaintance with someone in his neighborhood, his choice of a church, his very faith, and then they blamed that on the Clintons). The question was even raised as to  whether he is hiding the truth of his birth certificate.   In fact, hotair.com, the the site most outraged about what I posted, was one of the prime venues of the birth certificate debate, among others concerning Obama’s “judgment”. And let’s not forget the attacks on Michelle Obama and the insinuations that she doesn’t really love her country.

Not only were we almost totally disinterested in the birth certificate debate, what little AP and I wrote about it debunked the meme.  I’ll save you the search of our archives that “journalist” Alan Colmes neglected and give a list of our posts:

So we wrote four whole posts in more than two months on this topic, all of them after the Obama campaign released the birth certificate, and every single time to say that this was a really dumb topic and that conservatives should abandon it.  It would have taken Colmes all of ten minutes to check this out before writing his post, but he’s too busy concocting smears to bother with minor tasks like fact-checking.

I used to respect Colmes.  No longer.

Update (AP): I know Ed’s written other posts debunking lies about Obama, but here’s a few more of my own: Defending him from McCain’s accusation that he didn’t visit the troops at Landstuhl because he couldn’t bring the media; defending him from allegations that he secretly leaked the prayer he left at the western wall; defending him from the dopey rumors about dual citizenship; and even defending him from pedestrian inaccuracies about his tax plan. But none of that fits the Narrative about a nonstop smear orgy against The One at conservative websites, so lay them aside and rock on, Alan.

Update (Ed): And just to address Colmes’ other point, yes we do focus on Barack Obama’s judgment.  Who made that a campaign issue — indeed, even the main basis for his campaign?  Three guesses.


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Obama’s Panama?

Written by ed on June 10

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/10/obamas-panama/

Hmmm…not on the “official” list.

alphie on August 31, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Lessee .. questions about weird refusals to produce proof of eligibility for the office sought followed by LOADS of posts going the other way once it was cleared up vs. questions about a VP’s treatment of her unborn child coming from a pro-choice pundit.

alphie:

Gender: unknown/undetermined
Species: Homoliberalus Moronis (native to San Francisco, CA and France)

cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Or if they even want to keep w/ the same genre…what about
Pat Caddell for Alan?….I can even handle him better than I can Alan

Static21 on August 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

The difference is that back then, there was line between attack a person and attacking his politics. That line was never crossed, but it got ugly as hell on the proper side.

Damiano on August 31, 2008 at 7:21 PM

Plus, they had duels, which is fun.

cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Colmes is a low down dirty skunk. To be so depraved as to purposely victimize the most innocent, he should be 86t from civil society. I’ve said before, those who scream the loudest against “torture” are the same who dish it out indiscriminately FOR LAUGHS. Liberal ubertards need to consume their own medicine.

maverick muse on August 31, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Fox simply can’t keep Alan Colmes on the air at the same time they’re trashing MSNBC for exactly the same kind of garbage. I don’t watch MSNBC and I won’t watch Alan Colms. Sorry, Sean. I’ll catch ya on the radio.

Ronnie on August 31, 2008 at 7:42 PM

The difference is that back then, there was line between attack a person and attacking his politics. That line was never crossed, but it got ugly as hell on the proper side.

Damiano on August 31, 2008 at 7:21 PM

That is not true. Sorry to disappoint you.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 7:52 PM

LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER… – byteshredder on August 31, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Indeed. The mindset of liberalism is dominated by deep-seated anger toward, and resentment of, authority and may be the result of childhood or adolescent issues involving parental authority, especially that of a father. For feminist liberals it frequently involves issues that spring from a traumatic experience involving a father, a husband, a boyfriend or some other male figure.

This anger causes liberals to draw inward and construct a narcissistic worldview that gives them a comfort zone in which to live with their own anger and resentment. Ultimately, this mindset becomes an intense desire for the world to change so that the liberal feels more comfortable living in it.

Because their comfort zone is both fragile and limited in scope, and also because humans by nature have a tendency to gravitate toward those who share their worldview, liberals seek out the company of other liberals, who, in turn reinforce and concretize their mindset, resulting in a thought process that rejects out of hand any factual data that could disrupt or upset it.

In turn, this close-minded narcissism results in a rigidly Manichean perception that divides reality into good or evil with no room for shades of gray. It imbues liberals with a hyper-sensitivity to criticism based on the assumption that the entire world either thinks as they do or should think as they do.

Unfortunately, their malignant narcissism and emotional solopsism renders liberals among the most narrow-minded, parochial and bigoted people in our society. Unable as they are to engage in any meaningful self-analysis, they project these very attributes onto those whom they perceive to be “the enemy.”

In the case of the unhinged Left, you need to remove several layers, like peeling an onion, to get to the core of what really motivates them.

Beneath the outer layer of seething, blind hatred for George Bush or anyone they perceive to be like him, is an inner layer of hatred for the people, the culture and the religion that he represents.

Peel away that layer and you will uncover a hatred for America and all things traditionally American.

Go down another layer and you will find a deep-seated rejection of tradition or traditional values in favor of anything and everything that might upset or overturn those values.

Dig just a little deeper and you will see a bitter resentment of traditions and traditional values that springs from an animus toward the authority and patriarchy upon which these traditions and traditional values are based.

Continue to peel away and you reach the neurotically unbalanced core: an unhinged adolescent screaming, “You are not the boss of ME, Daddy! I can do what I want, whenever I want!!!”

It’s all very predictable, very pathological and very, very sad.

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Hell, I’ll give you a couple of examples.

John Adams and even George Washington were reported to have been shipped girls for sex in exchange for pro-British policies in the first years.

Jefferson was written up in newspaper as having sex with his slaves and an atheist.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Plus, they had duels, which is fun. – cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Not for Alexander Hamilton or Stephen Decatur.

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 7:56 PM

Hell, I’ll give you a couple of examples.

John Adams and even George Washington were reported to have been shipped girls for sex in exchange for pro-British policies in the first years.

Jefferson was written up in newspaper as having sex with his slaves and an atheist.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Yeah .. there was tabloid press even then .. but I’m pretty sure they were referring to the discourse between politicians in session (whether in chambers or in ye olde ale haus).

cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Hell, I’ll give you a couple of examples. John Adams and even George Washington were reported to have been shipped girls for sex in exchange for pro-British policies in the first years. Jefferson was written up in newspaper as having sex with his slaves and an atheist. – Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Indeed, sir. Indeed. What passes for “attack ads” in today’s milquetoast, politically-correct, pseudo-polite atmosphere pales in comparison to those days. In that sense, the Kos Kidz are actually closer to the early days of our republic in the content of their vitriol.

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 7:59 PM

It is my contention that Alan removed the post out of having egg on his face. He did not expect the amount of negative feedback that he received.

weebork

Alan Combes wrote his honest thoughts. Combes HOPED he could rally masses against a loving and responsible mother. Combes attempted to CHANGE PUBLIC OPINION INTO WHAT HE WANTS EVERYONE TO BELIEVE IN: Cruelty.

Hannity has rightly made the point that there comes a time when you thought you knew someone well, only to be truly and unexpectedly disappointed to find out just how mean and vindictive that “friend” is towards the innocent and defenseless whom the “friend” has no right to torment in public or private. To allow or enable that evil friend to continue voicing views, knowing the cruelty that lurks in his mind searching to make his own opportunities to sabotage the sacred bond of love between mothers and babies alike, appears to contradict what Hannity said has been his own way of handling such relations, such that Obama should have done with Wright. Lay all the cards on the table and if Colmes doesn’t come clean, immediately part ways with the offender.

maverick muse on August 31, 2008 at 8:01 PM

And on a personal note…. as someone who is both a pretty good shot, and someone who does Elizabethan Fencing at a National Level… I’d welcome the return of those days… LOL… -Romeo13 on August 31, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Thus, sir, do I extend my hand in friendship and offer to purchase for you delectation a pint of ale.

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Yeah .. there was tabloid press even then .. but I’m pretty sure they were referring to the discourse between politicians in session (whether in chambers or in ye olde ale haus).

cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 7:59 PM

I don’t remember anyone caning Harry Reid.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 8:03 PM

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Yeah, ‘cept that our fathers had reason + emotion. Koskiddies just have warped emo.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 8:04 PM

I don’t remember anyone caning Harry Reid.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 8:03 PM

It was in private.

And he paid for it.

cgoode777 on August 31, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Yeah, ‘cept that our fathers had reason + emotion. Koskiddies just have warped emo. – Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Indeed. Refer to my earlier, somewhat lengthy post, on liberal pathology if you have not already done so.

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 8:09 PM

ManlyRash on August 31, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Yeah, I don’t disagree with that. Though I think there are other factors, you certainly nailed one of them.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Ed, the “birth certificate” debate has entered the US District Court. Note who is behind it. Hint: Not conservatives.

http://www.americasright.com/2008/08/obama-sued-in-philadelphia-federal.html

I read the comments on the Colmes’ blog until the wee hours this morning. They were offensive. Sounded more like Kos Kids than the folks who post here. I guess I’m just used to the gentility and civility of this blog. All others are vile by comparison.

mushroom on August 31, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Colmes is such a liar. There is no need to start a mother on IV antibiotics if the baby is going to be delivered before any antibiotics can become effective. Once the baby is delivered and if he shows signs of infection, you would treat the baby directly with antibiotics. Baby Palin was delivered 18 hours later.

There are risk factors to some infants that must be considered before giving IV antibiotics to the mother. Who would know best what those risk factors were for baby Palin then Palin’s own OBY/GYN, who she consulted with?

Blake on August 31, 2008 at 8:54 PM

Colmes has never seen a leftist do a thing wrong. You can see his mind working how to justify the most vile things… just because a Democrat did it, or said it. Not one time have I ever seen him take an opposing view.

Like a puppet he puts forth leftist viewpoints with no thought behind anything he says.. a mouthpiece for the left.

When I watch Hannity and Colmes, my clicker gets a good workout leaving when Colmes appears for his segment.

Can’t stomach the guy and wish Fox would come to their senses. He has to be driving Hannity’s ratings down.. ergo the program Hannity’s America?

Just askin

mollymack on August 31, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Would you consider Alan Colmes “evil”? I do admit that there IS Evil in the world — I think Olbermann is evil, Saddam was evil, D I C K Durbin is Evil, as is Chuck Schumer….

Be that as it may – I’m still left to wonder: “Why does Alan Colmes Hate America?”

grtflmark on August 31, 2008 at 9:08 PM

He is as ugly inside as he is on the outside.

surfer girl on August 31, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Fox didn’t suspend Colmes. I have to go change the channel, then e-mail Fox.

BuckeyeSam on August 31, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Haven’t been near the computer for a while, and haven’t read all of the previous posts and comments, so I apologize if this has already been discussed, but:

Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition, not one brought about by a mother’s prenatal care or lack thereof.

mikeyboss on August 31, 2008 at 9:17 PM

My reading of the blogs shows that McCain first talked to Gov. Palin in Feb. of this year. Two months before the child was born. Then several times since, Don’t you think that if there had been an issue with this story about the daughter being pregnant and not the Gov., that the staff of McCain would have found out during the vetting process? She was either pregnant when she met with McCain or she wasn’t.

keioki on August 31, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Hey everyone, our old friend alph thinks this post by Ed was piling on Obama during the Hawaii Birth Certificate rumors. Looks to me like Ed is dismissing the topic, but old alph sees the opposite. Ed’s quote, you decide:

I’d say this sounds like a distraction, but then again, I thought the entire McCain-Panama was a distraction as well, and the Senate wound up having to vote on his status as a citizen to quiet the media. Only the first scenario has any relation to Obama’s status as a candidate, and the release of his birth certificate will put an end to the distractions.

jeff_from_mpls on August 31, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Alphie can’t read for comprehension, either.

Ed Morrissey on August 31, 2008 at 9:37 PM

Would you consider Alan Colmes “evil”?
grtflmark on August 31, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Half the harm that is done in this world
Is due to people who want to feel important.
They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them.
Or they do not see it, or they justify it
Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle
To think well of themselves.

- T.S. Eliot

It’s what Ayn Rand called “subjectivism.” Most armchair liberals merely dabble in it. Everyone be can weak; everyone can be selfish, but in the case of a committed liberal like Alan Colmes this becomes something fundamentally different: The philosophy of self-absorption is distilled down into a science, and inextricably melded into every aspect of his personality.

Once a narcissist passes a certain line, he prides himself on his own narcissism, and then intentionally works to develop it. This creates a vicious cycle that will NEVER end of its own accord. This is the only addiction in the world which has no self-limiting element, because it causes harm only to others – never to the addict himself.

Has Alan Colmes ever personally murdered a baby with his own two hands? Has he ever physically helped plant a bomb for the terrorists whole-heartedly aids and abets? Probably.

But I don’t know for sure, and it really doesn’t matter. Because once someone has committed his entire being to making himself feel better about himself with absolutely no thought whatsoever to the external cost, then he is – for all practical purposes – evil incarnate.

logis on August 31, 2008 at 9:42 PM

I don’t watch Hannity & Colmes because I just can’t stand to hear Colmes’ commentary. He is a light-weight socialist who doesn’t even begin to make sense, as most Americans understand that term. He makes me want to puke and nothing Hannity does on his show makes up for it. It is time for Fox to get rid of his empty suit and replace it with someone like Susan Estridge (sp?).

Neocon Peg on August 31, 2008 at 9:43 PM

Ignore him. He’s never had so much traffic on his site…

elduende on August 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Undoubtedly, you are correct.

Maxx on August 31, 2008 at 9:49 PM

But I don’t know for sure, and it really doesn’t matter. Because once someone has committed his entire being to making himself feel better about himself with absolutely no thought whatsoever to the external cost, then he is – for all practical purposes – evil incarnate.

logis on August 31, 2008 at 9:42 PM

Oh, that is good! Would apply to Obambi as well!

Neocon Peg on August 31, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Alan Colmes is an ass but he’s not stupid. He’s correct that he made no reference to Down syndrome in the original article. He was aware of it though and he was also aware of the nasty lie that Governor Palin is not the mother of this baby. He also knew that most of his audience were aware of these things too. His article was his cowardly way of making suggestions without making any statements for which he could be held accountable. He approaches his political commentary like he did his stand-up comedy, playing off the mood and tastes of his audience. His commentary may work with his liberal audience but just like his comedy it fails with everyone else.

coldshot on August 31, 2008 at 9:57 PM

She was either pregnant when she met with McCain or she wasn’t.

keioki on August 31, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Careful or the next rumor that will emerge is that the baby is McCain’s love child and an unknown like Palin is on the ticket to keep her quiet. (I’m half serious in saying this)

highhopes on August 31, 2008 at 9:59 PM

It’s about Judgement Stupid? Topic on Liberal land, Who is that directed at? He Slimes Palin more then once, and gets called on it, then he calls people that point it out to him, Stupid? It’s true then they really are scared…and apparently incapable of reason or logic.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2008 at 10:00 PM

He’s getting SLAMMED in the comments. Again.
RushBaby on August 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

And I wonder if that page will disappear into it’s own 404 not found.

wise_man on August 31, 2008 at 10:24 PM

This thread is really interesting to me because a week ago I posted on Laura Ingraham’s site that I had emailed Sean’s site, stating that I would no longer watch the show because of Colmes’ statements, but would listen on the radio.
I have continually had to mute Colmes’ segment because of his UTTERLY ASININE statements.
The show that ended my viewing was on 8-21, and Colmes began his usual rants during a discussion about the relationship between Lew Ayers and Obama. Mr Colmes seemed to think that the relationship was inconsequential and found it rather funny that there was real concern over Obama’s ties to him. His quote was, “what does that have to do with Obama being president?” When confronted with the possibility of Ayers being invited to an inaugural ball at the White House should Obama get elected, he pretty much shrugged it off and laughed. More was said by Colmes along those lines, in response to every concern that was brought up, even in light of the two McCain campaign headquarters that received the death threats and white powder on that same day.

Colmes is an ass of the worst kind. A narcissistic, stupid one.

hopefloats on August 31, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Owned.

SouthernDem on August 31, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Colmes is an a$$. Thats why I won’t watch H and C anymore.

xplodeit on August 31, 2008 at 11:37 PM

I used to respect Colmsie, but for the last year or so he seems to spend most of his time being intentionally obtuse. It’s almost as if he’s come to realize that his side is wrong and yet forces himself to parrot their latest memes.

29Victor on August 31, 2008 at 11:39 PM

I realize that Colmes is Hannity’s b*tch, but who is Colmes’s boss? And what’s the boss’s e-mail address? Fox should not allow Colmes to skate on this. It’s a disgrace.

BuckeyeSam on August 31, 2008 at 11:40 PM

BuckeyeSam on August 31, 2008 at 11:40 PM

He’ll just start blogging at the Daily Kos. Where he’ll be ‘greeted with flowers’ over there.

wise_man on August 31, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Nice to know that The Huffington Post is staying classy on Palin.

They’re even using subtle ads to mock her.

It’s ridiculous.

lansing quaker on September 1, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Colmes takes the L out of PLUS.

profitsbeard on September 1, 2008 at 12:19 AM

typical, the left is scared shitless of this woman and will try anything to slow her down. This only proves Palin is doing something right, and it scares them to no end. sad and sickening that they have to pick on a 16 yr old to get any traction for their agenda in november. they have no legs to stand on when they stick to the issues.

oxnard777 on September 1, 2008 at 1:06 AM

Don’t ya wish you could be a fly on a cloud come Alan’s judgment day?!I don’t think the haters get halo’s!

christene on September 1, 2008 at 2:49 AM

Half the harm that is done in this world
Is due to people who want to feel important.
They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them.
Or they do not see it, or they justify it
Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle
To think well of themselves.
- T.S. Eliot

logis on August 31, 2008 at 9:42 PM

Excellent quote! I can not stand whiny, clueless Colmes and think this applies well to him.

I also can not stand Mike Huckabee, the ethically challenged politician turned preacher turned politician. The above totally applies to Huck IMO.

FOXNEWS used to have some class but now seems to be going down the sleaze tubes. I can not imagine how the decent and wonderful Hannity can stand to be associated with either Colmes or the hateful Huck.

Shelby on September 1, 2008 at 2:51 AM

coldshot,

I agree with your statment, but to carry it further, Colmes is a master of stringing together a group of incomplete thought into a statement so that he can come back at you and claim you miss understood him. He is clever. With that said, he is almost as annoying as our resident trols, at least I can turn him off.

N4646W on September 1, 2008 at 3:49 AM

Memo to Hannity: Bitchslap Colms to start the show Monday. Literally, figuratively, whichever you feel the situation merits, but DO NOT let that little weasle off the hook. Not for something like this.

SuperCool on September 1, 2008 at 4:06 AM

My reading of the blogs shows that McCain first talked to Gov. Palin in Feb. of this year. Two months before the child was born. Then several times since, Don’t you think that if there had been an issue with this story about the daughter being pregnant and not the Gov., that the staff of McCain would have found out during the vetting process? She was either pregnant when she met with McCain or she wasn’t.

keioki on August 31, 2008 at 9:26 PM

she has been being vetted for awhile by someone that was in the Reagan administration, it’s her kid this is non-sense, first Alan says that her water broke and she didn’t get care fat enough now other are saying that it isn’t even hers.. so which lie is it?

WTF..

Chakra Hammer on September 1, 2008 at 4:52 AM

fast*

Chakra Hammer on September 1, 2008 at 4:52 AM

I’m starting to dislike this Colmes fella.

sulla on September 1, 2008 at 5:05 AM

Agreed. Hannity & Colmes should become Hannity & Powers.

Nah, Colmes is a better indicator of how retarded libs are. I enjoy seeing him get crushed every night.

lodge on September 1, 2008 at 6:39 AM

I’ll start worrying about Alan Colmes when he grows a clue. He’s to Fox News what Helen Thomas is to the White House Press Corps.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on September 1, 2008 at 7:32 AM

Fox simply can’t keep Alan Colmes on the air at the same time they’re trashing MSNBC for exactly the same kind of garbage. I don’t watch MSNBC and I won’t watch Alan Colms. Sorry, Sean. I’ll catch ya on the radio.

Ronnie on August 31, 2008 at 7:42 PM

That’s what I do. Colmes is THE reason I no longer watch H&C. I can get liberal claptrap anywhere.

abcurtis on September 1, 2008 at 7:32 AM

Jefferson was written up in newspaper as having sex with his slaves and an atheist.

Spirit of 1776 on August 31, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Jefferson had sex with a slave girl AND an athiest? At the same time?
Just kidding, Spirit.

abcurtis on September 1, 2008 at 7:38 AM

IT TAKES A VILLAGE to wage modern political warfare.

“If you have problems with the story, then STFU and get out of the way of Dems who are engaged in MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE. Go tend your garden or some other pedestrian task, because the ‘concern trolls’ are not helping shape the message.”

May they choke on their own words and die of their own poison in their own epidemic cesspool.

Those like Colmes who removed “and the American Way” from our children’s hero’s most famous line have removed all honor of innocence, supplanted with evil and cruel torment of innocence.

BHO, community organizer, ethics reform senator enabling corruption rather than fighting corruption, America recoils as you and your lackey Colmes hijack IT TAKES A VILLAGE to tar and feather and then burn at the stake a baby, a good mother, and a sweet daughter.

The DNC with all of its activists, movers and shakers not only instigate evil together, but will enforce the worst world upon our psyche, taking no prisoners. Give them an inch, they take your life and the world. Either conform or be slaughtered. Don’t think they’re really going to let anyone off to perform pedestrian tasks without towing the MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE line, singing the unison monotone Dem chorus: Arbeit macht Frei second verse: Hope for Change We Can Believe In.

‘All we are saying is give peace a chance’ has been translated by community organizers into “all we are saying is give death a chance”.

AT LEAST just say no.
Vote against the viral democrats this November.

Small things matter.

maverick muse on September 1, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Sorry, Sean. I’ll catch ya on the radio.

Colmes is just the same run of the mill overflowing on “free” networks. Admirable? Not.

maverick muse on September 1, 2008 at 7:47 AM

maverick muse on September 1, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Amen. And Lord knows…the “concern trolls” are everywhere, fecklessly dithering about how important it is to be “nice.”

Liberals are as shrewd as they are relentless and implacable: they realize that conservatives are generally disposed to take the higher ground and frequently use our distaste for rancor and discord against us. I have seen far too many conservatives steamrollered because they curl up into a ball and refuse to dish out the smallest portion of what they are receiving.

I don’t ordinarily make nice with liberals in the blogosphere because in most cases and with rare exceptions, they ordinarily do not make nice with conservatives and I therefore have no qualms about verbally bitch-slapping them when the occasion calls for it. While it certainly is one’s prerogative to caress them with kid gloves, I prefer smacking them around the room with steel gauntlets. It may not make me popular but then, I’m not here to be crowned Mr. Congeniality.

ManlyRash on September 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM

Me thinks democrats are afaid of strong women. I am sure just me, but didn’t the far left, which now dominates the democratic party, trash Hillary Clinton too for things having nothing to do with her polices or experience.

Me thinks it is fear of strong women.

DVPTexFla on September 1, 2008 at 7:59 AM

maverick muse on September 1, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Amen, Maverick. Liberals are as shrewd as they are relentless and implacable: they realize that conservatives are generally disposed to take the higher ground and frequently use our distaste for rancor and discord against us. I have seen far too many conservatives steamrollered because they curl up into a ball and refuse to dish out the smallest portion of what they are receiving.

I don’t ordinarily make nice with liberals in the blogosphere because in most cases and with rare exceptions, they ordinarily do not make nice with conservatives , and while it certainly is one’s prerogative to caress them with kid gloves, I prefer smacking them around the room with steel gauntlets. It may not make me popular but then, I’m not here to be crowned Mr. Congeniality.

ManlyRash on September 1, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Shoot. I thought HA consumed my post so I reposted it, minus the b*tch slap remark. Nevermind, I stand by the first post. Sorry!

ManlyRash on September 1, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Ugh. I know I shouldn’t, but Ed posts those tempting headlines. I couldn’t resist.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/31/234157/516/1017/581734

The sad things about this capitulation are that they really can’t quite let it go and they’re still spinning the Colmes aspect.

OK, there is a visibly-pregnant Sarah Palin talking with a CBS 11 (Dallas Juneau) reporter at the Governor’s meeting in Texas end of the Alaska legislative session. She clearly appears to be pregnant.

Unless someone has counter evidence, we can drop this crap now. Yes, there are still some interesting questions, such as why she flew to Dallas and back when she was this pregnant, and why the Alaska Airlines crewmembers insisted that she was not visibly pregnant on the flight. Nevertheless, until this photo is debunked, we look stupid pushing this rumor.

I still say boycott H&C and e-mail Fox. Colmes is a disgrace.

BuckeyeSam on September 1, 2008 at 8:24 AM

7:38 a.m.

“If you have problems with the story, then STFU and get out of the way of Dems who are engaged in MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE. Go tend your garden or some other pedestrian task, because the ‘concern trolls’ are not helping shape the message.”

Go see all that and more from Ace of Spades Headquarters thread.

http://ace.mu.nu/

maverick muse on September 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Colmes has no children and has never been pregnant.

He is a schmuck. Plain and simple

iam7545 on September 1, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Does anyone really care what lame-ass Colmes says, or thinks?

DannoJyd on September 1, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Never forget that H&C is a TV Show.

They have a producer just like all TV Shows. Like many posters, I too see Colmes becomming weaker and weaker over the last two years or so, to the point that H&C is mostly unwatchable.

I think his vile act is being scripted, that he can’t possibly be as idiotic as most of the drivel that comes out of his mouth but he’s going to keep it up as long as they pay him. That will continue as long as the ratings are acceptable to Fox.

EconomicNeocon on September 1, 2008 at 11:03 AM

I see that MSNBC has yanked Olberman from the (R) convention.

Someone on newsbusters.org commented that they thought it was probably career preservation … Keith decided not to go because he knew he’d be so unbalanced and profane that he’d get fired.

Uh .. by whom? MSNBC fires left-wing mouthpieces for being biased and profane?

When did that start?

cgoode777 on September 1, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Colmes is very unattractive that is why he is vile. His appearance should not be an issue but he always attacks people below the belt and he deserves every criticism.

mariloubaker on September 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM

That picture of Alan makes him look almost approachable. (Notice I didn’t say like-able.)
Who cares what this idiot thinks? No need to waste precious space on this waste of ugly skin.
BTW…I choked on my food and almost called 911 while he was spewing one of his twisted and reaching statements. This is the truth. Caution: Don’t watch H & C while you’re eating.

Christine on September 1, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Hannity & Powers!

DCJeff on September 1, 2008 at 1:54 PM

If Colmes and Palin ever got into a street fight, my money would be on Palin.

Maxx on September 1, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Hot Air is way beyond the comprehension of Colmes. He is a knee jerk jerk.

d1carter on September 1, 2008 at 6:51 PM

I used to respect Colmes. No longer.

It’s sad but I am forced to agree.

Cylor on September 1, 2008 at 7:42 PM

I never respected Colmes. He was always like this, y’all didn’t notice?

Merovign on September 1, 2008 at 9:50 PM

To save a webpage:

Press Alt and then Prnt Scrn key.

Open up Word or WordPad, Right Click, Press PASTE key.

Press FILE, then SAVE AS to name the file document.

This will capture a complete copy of that one page on that website.

luvstotango on September 2, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Alan Colmes is pathetic. He rarely has anything intelligent to say and, on those typical situations when he doesn’t, he simpley talks over the guest.

Why Fox News and Hannity put up with such a failure is beyond me.

johncorn on September 2, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Colmes is very unattractive that is why he is vile. His appearance should not be an issue but he always attacks people below the belt and he deserves every criticism.

mariloubaker on September 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM

I think this must be FOXNEWS’ Mike Huckabee’s problem as well–he’s very unattractive (especially on the inside) and that is why he is so vile, hateful, bigoted and rude to others.

Shelby on September 2, 2008 at 1:03 AM

In his entire existence, the Crypt Keeper has NEVER had an original thought of his own. The decaying vegetable matter (I suspect tree roots, and such) that he calls a cerebral cortex can only regurgitate the thoughts that the Evil One places there.

My collie says:

Yup. That pretty much sums it up. He makes Hannity look like a genius.

Hannity? Colmes makes a box of rocks look like a genius.

CyberCipher on September 2, 2008 at 9:13 AM

All vitriol aside, I must say that Alan Colmes makes me want to puke, scream, or throw something at the HDTV every time I see or hear him. But now, I’ve really had with this pencil-neck. Sean, your show is in danger here. I really like Hannity, but I have to draw a line here…. sorry Sean, no more TV, just radio from now on. Alan – you are either a useful idiot for the looney-left or you truly believe the inane comments comming out of your pie hole. Whatever, you need to find something else to do in a hurry.

HomeoftheBrave on September 2, 2008 at 10:46 AM

If Colmes and Palin ever got into a street fight, my money would be on Palin.

Maxx on September 1, 2008 at 5:54 PM

That would be fun to watch for the 15 seconds it took Palin to destroy him. Coming soon to Youtube? I wish.

EconomicNeocon on September 2, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Alan Colmes is a ninny. No self-respecting man would show up day in, day out, and be eaten alive by Hannity.

sheesh on September 2, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Ed and AP: So you are now noticed and quoted(wrongly)by the TV hot shots. That’s sort of a back handed promotion since they are tacitly admitting that you have some influence. As for criticizing Michelle O and calling attention to other Obama mal-feasance–good, keep it up. That’s part of what keeps us all coming back. O’R will just have to get used to it won’t he. As for Colmes, he’s just looking for income in between gigs—a chirping cricket.

jeanie on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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