I only meant to comment on the hidden liberal agenda of Dark Knight but I’ve been sidetracked.
It’s a blog by somebody who purports to be a conservative American, but the posts almost sound like a Colbertian caricature. It is very well written by a pretty even tempered person. At the same time, the author’s attitudes toward things like race or personal character are… well, it’s hard to describe. I suppose you could call them old.
Some quotes for illustrative purposes:
The best part of the trip was our tourguide–a young black boy who was friendly if not always well-informed. We had a great discussion about how the Republican party was the better party for African-Americans and how Barack Obama would be the worse thing that could happen to his people. I think he learned a lot that will help him make an informed choice in November.
[On John McCain’s penchant for off-colour jokes] One of the reasons that John McCain is able to make comments like this and call Hillary Clinton a bitch or his wife a cunt is because John McCain is a sophisticated guy. You can actually picture him showing up at a bar in his bomber jacket and picking out the girl he’s going to sleep with that night.
What America needs is a flexible candidate like John McCain who is steadfast and strident in his flexibility. McCain didn’t hesitate to co-opt Obama’s policy on Afghanistan and make it his own, yet at the same time while Obama would bring troops from Iraq, McCain wouldn’t interfere with our success in Iraq and would get the 3 brigades needed to sure up Afghanistan from some as yet unspecified location. To me that’s leadership.
Whatever happenned to walking injuries off? Nowadays, you break a bone and right away you want an expensive cast and if you’re in pain–you need a $50 perscription for pain relievers. A $12 bottle of Jack Daniels won’t do anymore. Whine, whine, whine. Where are my benefits? If we really want to get health care costs under control then let’s get the winers under control
I wouldn’t normally blog this, especially after my tirade about tirades and the general incivility of electronic discourse, but I’m afraid if I leave a comment on his blog it will be misinterpreted as hostile, especially since my question boils down to “Are you joking? Seriously?”
So what do you think? I ask this question with genuine curiosity, not as an excuse to attack another blogger. Is this an example of clever blogging by someone critical of the right, or the living embodiment of the conservative stereotype?