Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on March 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

This week marks the end of Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and his run has been full of effusive praise for liberals and damnation of conservatives. Even before Morgan began his show, back in 2010, he tipped his hand in which ideological direction he wanted to take the show when he revealed who he most wanted to interview: “I’d love to do President Obama. I like what he’s done for the reputation of America abroad, which I’m not sure many Americans fully understand.”

In contrast, Morgan viciously attacked gun rights advocates and Tea Party activists, while giving better treatment to Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who he once asked how many times he had “been properly in love?”

From oozing that Obama was the “perfect physical specimen” to repeatedly insulting “unbelievably stupid” gun rights activists and comparing the Tea Party to Nazis, the one time British tabloid editor alienated viewers with one progressive punch after another.

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Morgan was not only a ratings disaster for CNN, he was a public relations disaster. For years the left-leaning network had tried to fool audiences into believing CNN is unbiased. Morgan’s unrelenting anti-gun hysteria ripped the mask off the entire network.

It wasn’t just that Morgan was bizarrely desperate to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of Americans, it was that CNN allowed him to berate guests who disagreed with him, exploit the victims, and obsess over the issue long after the American people had moved on.

Morgan’s anti-gun crusade was also seen by many as nothing more than an attack on rural, mostly-Red State Americans — or just another manifestation of CNN’s well-documented cultural bigotry towards Middle America.

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Georgia illustrates the NRA’s structural advantage on gun control. As if we needed a fresh demonstration of this phenomenon, the gun-rights lobby currently enjoys a fundamental edge in the debate about regulating firearms. In an era of falling crime rates, liberal enthusiasm for gun control simply doesn’t pack much political punch outside certain blue-state environments. Yes, people get riled up, understandably, by mass shootings at schools or movie theaters. Over and over, we’ve seen those emotions fade quickly, giving way to a more sustained counter-reaction from the pro-gun side. The NRA has skillfully responded to calls for stricter gun control by portraying them as evidence that liberals’ real agenda is confiscating firearms—all firearms…

Skeptics of expansive gun rights need to respond intelligently. The smart response is not scorn or exaggeration. For better or worse, gun ownership has come to symbolize a range of deeply felt ideas about culture and government authority. Making fun of people who view their firearms as emblems of liberty and traditional values (however they define those values) will neither change minds nor repeal legislation.

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In the aftermath of a gun tragedy, there isn’t anything wrong with proponents of gun control trying to persuade Americans to change their position in light of what happened. But after Newtown, many gun-control advocates tried to shame rather than persuade, as if the “correct” position was obvious to everyone save retrograde idiots.

On guns, that strategy has never worked.

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Via HuffPo.

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Since he’s unemployed does that mean he loses his green card and we can deport him.

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I hope the door did hit his ass on the way out.

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:04 PM

My one on-topic comment:
PM should’ve kept the AGT gig!

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Can we deport him? That will up the IQ average by at least ten points.

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Yeah, my plan is to move to the U.K. and get a talk show in which I trash its laws and traditions. I’m sure it will be a big hit.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Piers will wind up on Al Jeezera. That’s my guess.

Flange on March 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The last screech . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I blame fracking.

North Dakota is going to be the destruction of Southern California.

MichaelGabriel on March 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Just for you Piers.

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Can we deport him? That will up the IQ average by at least ten points.

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I don’t think we do that any more. It would be cruel.

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Sod off, limey!

rbj on March 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

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Same to you, lady.

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Dana Loesch’s #PiersMorganRangeDay honors former CNN host [pics]

Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch
I’ll commemorate my friend @piersmorgan ‘s farewell with a multi-gun salute at the range tomorrow.
10:18 PM – 28 Mar 2014

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Hey Barb!

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Watching Too Cute.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Hi Flora!

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Can we deport him? That will up the IQ average by at least ten points.

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I don’t think we do that any more. It would be cruel.

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Inhumane? Yes, for Britain, it would be cruel and mean.

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

BBBBBBBBBBBB9999999999999999999!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Who is that guy?

kcewa on March 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Hi COL!

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Good evening Ken.

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Now I fully understand why the Founders broke away from England. Imagine a whole country of elite piers Morgans telling how us how to live. One is enough to make me sick. One day he may see the light of the rugged individualism that made America great but I doubt it. By the way, we saved your British ass twice…perhaps a simple thank you might be in order. A lot of dough boys and GIs were marksman just thru daily survival with firearms. Rot in hell if don’t understand American God given freedoms.

jaywemm on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

“I’d love to do President Obama

That’s all we need to know folks ;-)

burrata on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

“I’d love to do President Obama

That’s all we need to know folks ;-)

burrata on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Like do him do him or wear him like a woman suit?

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:13 PM

BBBBBBBBBBBB9999999999999999999!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on March 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

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That’s GREAT news . . . . . that means it’s ‘non-malignant’.

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I wonder how his attitude would change if he was faced with an intruder with a gun.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Strangely enough this QOTD came up just as I was disassembling my AR for a good cleaning. Wanna help, Piers? I mean, I know you got nothing else to do…

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 9:18 PM

“I’d love to do President Obama

That’s all we need to know folks ;-)

burrata on March 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

*snort!*

iurockhead on March 29, 2014 at 9:18 PM

I wonder how his attitude would change if he was faced with an intruder with a gun.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM

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In Pierce’s case, the ‘intruder’ wouldn’t need to have a gun.

He (she?) would just need a baseball bat, or knife, or crowbar, or board-with-a-nail, etc

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 9:19 PM

hi ken and L2G.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 29, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Morgan left with a whimper.

He looked so defeated and sour in that final rant.

He show was also often nothing but a dull celebrity suck-up fest.

bluegill on March 29, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Is he going to return to the London press, where he used to print untrue stories about British soldiers, and illegally listen in on phone calls?

Johnny 100 Pesos on March 29, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Piers will wind up on Al Jeezera. That’s my guess.
Flange on March 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Maybe he can cohost a show with skin color-obsessed Soledad O’Brien, who is also now an Al Jazeera host.

bluegill on March 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Evening all!

Judge Janine Opening Statement was perfect…”The perception of power”

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Morgan left with a whimper.

He looked so defeated and sour in that final rant.

He show was also often nothing but a dull celebrity suck-up fest.

bluegill on March 29, 2014 at 9:20 PM

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“Sour”, huh? . . . Maybe he needs a laxative.

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM

He was hired to kind of do what the guy before him did.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Mister Seven…

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Al Gorezeera has only so many shifts. Right?

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I know for a fact that the Brits don’t want the d bag back either. No more importation of liberal d bags from other countries. We have enough here as it us. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

neyney on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

By the way, it burns!

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

What’s a Piers?

Galtian on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Judge Janine Opening Statement was perfect…”The perception of power”

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

I forgot about her. I’ll have to watch tomorrow. She’s very good.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM

What’s a Piers?

Galtian on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

It’s where you park your boat.

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 9:32 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 29, 2014 at 9:32 PM

What’s a Piers?

Galtian on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

A good place for a Morgan to take a long walk.

Flange on March 29, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Maybe he can cohost a show with skin color-obsessed Soledad O’Brien, who is also now an Al Jazeera host.

bluegill on March 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

They’re all skin and gender obsessed now. Anything they can do to avoid actual news.

Flange on March 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I admire her. Coming from NY she’s rare. Her show is good but 99% of the time her Opening Statements blow me away.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM

#WAR

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:37 PM

CNN is still on their marathon coverage of the missing plane.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:38 PM

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:38 PM

amazing isn’t it. I also noticed the huge background board and that floor turning into the Indian Ocean…oivey. At least they seem to be beating the pants of MSNBC lately. That always brings a smile to my face. But I can’t watch either of those stations for more than a minute at a time.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

listens2glenn, I just saw Dana Loesch mention on Twitter that Glenn Beck’s father died. Had he been ill?

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

#WAR

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Whoa, you ain’t lyin!

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Good riddance, Piers…

Khun Joe on March 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Oh dang. Hadn’t heard. Since Beck is no longer on Fox I don’t keep up like I used to. Sad. Also reading that Noel Sheppard passed away Friday too. May they both RIP.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Evenin’, gang. What will we ever do without Piers?

predator on March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Liberalism isn’t a religion. It’s a mental disease.

Socratease on March 29, 2014 at 9:44 PM

The NRA has skillfully responded to calls for stricter gun control by portraying them as evidence that liberals’ real agenda is confiscating firearms—all firearms…

It doesn’t take much skill to take them at their word that that is their actual agenda.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Also reading that Noel Sheppard passed away Friday too. May they both RIP.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Yes, Allah posted about Noel in the headlines this morning.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/03/29/noel-sheppard-rip/

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Liberalism isn’t a religion. It’s a mental disease.

Socratease on March 29, 2014 at 9:44 PM

I always saw it as a learning disability. They can’t experience reality. That makes it impossible to get them to see it.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Evenin’, gang. What will we ever do without Piers?

predator on March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Those of us who’ve killed our television sets remain relatively (only because conservative blogs like this keep linking to LSM sites) unimpacted …

;-)

ShainS on March 29, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Hey Wenches & Rude Buffoons…

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 9:48 PM

predator on March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Hi (waving). I’m sure they’ll be another a-hole coming right behind him. Read that Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and someone named Weir are battling to get that timeslot.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Hey Wenches & Rude Buffoons…

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 9:48 PM

NO FAIR — discriminating against LOONS again, are we, OC?

;-)

ShainS on March 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM

NO FAIR — discriminating against LOONS again, are we, OC?

;-)

ShainS on March 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Yep, and trolls…

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

If we can call verbaloon verbie, can we call Urban Urbie?

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

being anti-gun is not being irrationally biased…would being anti-pedophilia considered being biased as well?

nonpartisan on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Like do him do him or wear him like a woman suit?

green bean on March 29, 2014 at 9:13 PM

** in my best Martin Bashir voice**
It depends on what the meaning of do is
:O :O

burrata on March 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:46 PM

thanks for sharing that Flora. I admired him.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Hi OC (waving at ya)

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:53 PM

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Ah, fresh meat then.

That’s good. I hate scavenging.

predator on March 29, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Hi, Omaha.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM

nonpartisan on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

No sweetie, in the case of Piers baby, he is definitely biased.

Only a deaf and blind idiot could not tell that.

Since you ain’t deaf and blind, that makes you a super idiot.

cozmo on March 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM

being anti-gun is not being irrationally biased…would being anti-pedophilia considered being biased as well?

nonpartisan on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Ummmm, yep. Seeing as a gun is an inanimate object, and pedophilia is a behavior.

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I’ve briefly seen Jake Tapper. He’s very driven. He would probably be best for that spot.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Hi, Omaha.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I’m with you, crank-yanker. Hi, obama.

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

That would make one irrational in the case of the gun, which cannot do anything on it’s own.

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Evening all. Day 44 without a cigarette, and I haven’t harmed anyone. Yet…

fresh air on March 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Evening all. Day 44 without a cigarette, and I haven’t harmed anyone. Yet…

fresh air on March 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Outstanding!

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Hey CL, col, and Lance…

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Ummmm, yep. Seeing as a gun is an inanimate object, and pedophilia is a behavior.

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM

This is the same weak-minded drivel that claims gay marriage is the same as the civil rights movement of the 60s.

Apples and oranges are all the same when it suits the meme.

predator on March 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

being anti-gun is not being irrationally biased…would being anti-pedophilia considered being biased as well?

nonpartisan on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

So guns are just like pedophilia. You’re so witty!

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Evening all. Day 44 without a cigarette, and I haven’t harmed anyone. Yet…

fresh air on March 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Keep on keeping on…

How is it tha Noel Sheppherd died from lung cancer and never smoked?

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Evening all. Day 44 without a cigarette, and I haven’t harmed anyone. Yet…

fresh air on March 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Congratulations. Sounds like you’re thinking about it. Harming someone that is.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

If we can call verbaloon verbie, can we call Urban Urbie?

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Works for me.

Two unrelated questions:
I think verby is a mix of Juan Williams and Bob Beckel. If urby is a TV pundit, which one would he be?

And…will Captain Ed see and write a review of Noah?

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

If anyone cared, he’d still have a show.

Ronnie on March 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

How is it tha Noel Sheppherd died from lung cancer and never smoked?

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

10% of lung cancer is not related to smoking–same thing happened to Christopher Reeves’ wife–she was a fitness fanatic and had never smoked a day in her life.

90% of lung cancer is Directly related to smoking, but they are different cell types.

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Wow. NonBrain had to go there. Reeking of desperation, I say…

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM

He’d probably make the strongest competition against Megyn Kelly at that time slot. I don’t know who Weir is.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Started reading a book yesterday:

…the Thucydidean discourse on the plague becomes a reminder of how close humans always are to savagery–and how precious is their salvation won through law, religion, science, and custom. This thin veneer of civilization is a universal constant, one immune to the arrogance of modernism that professes that technology has at last nullified the age-old pathologies of human nature.

VDH, A War Like No Other

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

fresh air on March 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Very good.

cozmo on March 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Not getting CNN, I’ve only seen P.M. a few times linked online. Travis Morgan he certainly isn’t.

As for Dickens’ list of Top 10 weird statements, either the British school system is irreparably damaged, or P.M. is irreversibly brain-damaged.

“Strong, the stupid crazy is, with this one”, as Yoda might say.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

If I were going to advise CNN and I really don’t care I would advise them to go conservative as competition to FOX. It’s the future.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Doc Holliday on March 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Thanks for the stats, Doc. I’d love to quit smoking…

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

How is it tha Noel Sheppherd died from lung cancer and never smoked?

OmahaConservative on March 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Cancer, a lot of times, is genetic. People like to equate [especially] lung cancer with smoking. I would sooner equate emphysema and COPD and crap like that to smoking.Cheryl’s mom is 77. She was diagnosed with lymph node cancer. She smokes like a fiend.

Lanceman on March 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

being anti-gun is not being irrationally biased…would being anti-pedophilia considered being biased as well?

nonpartisan on March 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Well, according to leftists, being anti-Obamacare is irrationally biased *cough*racist*cough*, so using liberal logic 101, yes, being anti-gun is being irrationally biased.

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

22044 on March 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Schadenfreudedelilicious

Bmore on March 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

listens2glenn, I just saw Dana Loesch mention on Twitter that Glenn Beck’s father died. Had he been ill?

Flora Duh on March 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

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I don’t believe it was “extended illness” as much as it was being 86 yrs of age, and having had a hard life, that included an incapacitating back injury, at mid-life.

I didn’t hear a direct cause offered with the announcement from TheBlaze.com.
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God bless and comfort the Beck family.

listens2glenn on March 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

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