Joe Nocera Gets It Right

Joe Nocera writes on the anniversary of a spectacle that will live in infamy, the Borkification of American politics. Nocera crushes the topic so accurately, I’m surprised the editors let his column run.

The supreme irony is that Ted Kennedy was the lead water boy for the Bork haters, a classic non-example of ‘let he who is without sin cast the first stone.’

Democrats, knowing that their judiciary-enabled agenda would be at much greater risk with an originalist like Bork on the Court, set out to destroy him.

In the traditional media (versus in the Senate), the Obama 2008 campaign was largely de-borked by the errand boys and grocery clerks, but for that candidate only. The borking Obama (as well as his running mate, and cabinet nominees) was saved from was then (and still has) been applied against other threats to the status quo, e.g., Sarah Palin.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on October 22, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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