Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jerkass Dad is the Jew of Injured Toddler Fascism!

Via Roy, we have a horrifying anecdote recounted by Melissa Langsam Braunstein of "The Federalist" about the dumbest pundit in history in his role as (horror of horrors) a father:

Jonah Goldberg sounded endearingly clueless– since we gather his daughter’s alright now – as he described a fall she took during toddlerhood that resulted in a sizable forehead gash. Apparently, Goldberg was still new enough to parenting that he didn’t realize his daughter’s bloody face needed to be stitched up professionally. Luckily, his sister-in-law was able to advise via telephone and pass along the good advice to wait for a plastic surgeon at the hospital.


If his daughter hadn't have been alright, would Melissa Langsam Braunstein have found his cluelessness endearing? Better yet, if she were describing an African-American father treating his daughter with such callousness, would she have given him a "pass", or would she have spun out a screed about "pathologies" in the African-American community? Also, for all the whining righties do about the Dumb Dad stereotype, is this anecdote not a perfect example of paternal idiocy of the worst sort?

In the comment thread, I spun a yarn about Doughbob being too engrossed in a computer game to take his bloody-headed daughter to an ER that he was afraid would be overrun by "thugs". Now, I am picturing the dumbass trying to close the gash on his daughter's forehead with paste, but ending up eating all of the paste while his daughter screams on the floor beside him. "Hush, child, daddy's eating paste!"

It's amazing to think that this oafish fool has a well-paid job as the editor of a publication, even one as mendacious as National Review Online, and that such a tale of inepitude can be jokingly related by a fellow-traveler. Party of Personal Responsibility, my ass!

Post title taken from Jonah's magnum dopus.

3 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Party of Personal Responsibility, my ass!

It's the USA PATRIOT Act of nomenclature.
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mikey said...

Look, I know we all met on Sadly, No!, and this is essentially what they did. But that was ten years ago and we were in the midst of the existential horror of the Bush/Cheney administration. Now, all these years later, as the political status quo in the US has hardened and everybody knows their role, and their lines, I just don't understand how there can be ANY interest in some fourth tier right-wing pundit. "Stupid person says/does stupid thing" is not news, and honestly, what's left to prove about Goldberg? Why give him on pixel of attention? Do you think people are going to say "Wow, I didn't know Jonah was an ass"?

I dunno. I suppose it's none of my bidness what you care about, and what you write about, but version sixty three thousand of "wingnut pundit is a stupid fucker" really doesn't tell us much about the world at this point, does it?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's the USA PATRIOT Act of nomenclature.

It's an acronym?

"Stupid person says/does stupid thing" is not news, and honestly, what's left to prove about Goldberg? Why give him on pixel of attention? Do you think people are going to say "Wow, I didn't know Jonah was an ass"?

In this case, it's contrasting the "oh, that's our Jonah" attitude with the "breakdown of the black family" narrative that gets rolled out every time there's a response to police brutality. This dumbass is still skating by on white privilege while denying that it exists and accusing "feminism" for the portray of goofball dads when he's 100 times worse than Homer Simpson when it comes to his paternal duties.