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Dana Milbank and Jayson Blair versus Richard Mourdock

Dana Milbank and Jayson Blair versus Richard Mourdock

It’s pretty unfair to compare Dana Milbank and Jayson Blair by lumping them together with no real connection, isn’t it?

Almost as bad as this headline and column from Dana Milbank lumping Richard Mourdock and federal prisoner Keith Judd together, Richard Mourdock and Keith Judd vs. Washington:

Both men were beneficiaries of voter protests on Tuesday against the Washington status quo — one protest harmless, the other insidious. The benign vote went to Judd, who won 41 percent of the ballots against President Obama in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary. It was an embarrassment for the president but purely symbolic. The more worrisome protest vote benefited Mourdock, who bested six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary. That election has the potential to make the broken system in Washington more caustic and less functional.

Mourdock, a geologist by trade, is Indiana’s state treasurer. Perennial candidate Judd, who goes by the nickname “Dark Priest” and has an extremely long mullet, lists himself as a past member of the Federation of Super Heroes and is doing time for making threats at the University of New Mexico.

Yet the two men are equally irrational in their plans for changing Washington. And the two are equally likely to succeed with these plans, which is to say they have no chance at all.

Dana Milbank and Jason Blair have more in common than Mourdock and Judd.  Milbank makes up nonsense and Blair made  up stuff.  And they both did it for premier liberal newspapers.  See, a clear connection!

The ability to find these connections not seen to mere mortals is what caused me to do so well on the LSATs, and landed Milbank at WaPo.

Well, Dana, put me in the headline as well, along with the clear majority of voters in 2010, and if trends hold, a majority in 2012.

In other news:

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will be the first top name Republican to team up in person with Richard Mourdock, the two-term Indiana state treasurer who soundly defeated longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in last week’s GOP Senate primary.

A Rubio aide confirmed to CNN that the first term senator, who’s popular with Republican and conservative voters, will headline a fundraiser for Mourdock on June 4 in Carmel, Indiana.

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Comments

Ya kinda get the impression that Milbank feels condescension toward voters in fly-over country.

Just a little…

Juba Doobai! | May 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

So, the footing of Mourdock begins with the Rubio fundraiser. Nice touch GOPE, use a guy whom everyone thinks is a Conservative, but is really GOPE and Jeb Bush’s man, to bring Mourdock to heel. Play with us and forget thes who brung you to the dance …. or else!

Juba Doobai! | May 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Not ‘footing’ but co-opting.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Juba Doobai!. | May 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Juba – Mourdock & Rubio share a common background . They were both effective & high state office holders. Speaker & Treasurer are disciplined offices – not the positions where you can spout your mouth off or can be outlier personalities.

    Nobody gets to these without significant GOP /Dem State party backing.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

      I’m aware of that. The difference between the men may be one of character, which I’m still watching and waiting to be sure. Rubio I profoundly distrust. He was active in moving up the FL primary date to exclude Palin. He is more concerned with Hispanic non-citizens that he is with American citizens who voted for him. IMO, Rubio makes the right noises but you have to watch what he’s doing under the radar. A lot of people are fooled by him. I’m not one of them. Mourdock? I like what he says about no compromise because what the Commies believe is antithetical to what Conservatives believe. Still, I’ll watch and wait.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I can never get how a man can be called Dana.

When I read stories like this I just can’t help but think: these people have no shame. That someone could write something like this in seriousness is beyond my comprehension. Therefore I have to believe it’s written simply to inflame us, and it’s a tactic that always works with me.

Libs are REALLY getting nervous to crap where they eat like this. Because he’s conservative he’s grouped with a felon? How juvenile!

Who wants to buy the Washington Post to read this kind of puerile spew? See what I mean about them crapping on their own food supply?

Libs are REALLY getting nervous to crap where they eat like this. Because he’s conservative he’s grouped with a felon? How juvenile!

Who wants to buy the Washington Post to read this kind of puerile spew? See what I mean about them crapping on their own food supply?

chilipalmer | May 19, 2012 at 2:01 am

Milbank and the left are upset about Lugar because he was their guy. Milbank considers the system “broken” if someone dares to politely suggest a point of view that differs from the Soros agenda. Washington DC can no longer function because 80 year old Lugar is gone per Milbank.

Milbank is a hack. He’s never broken a major story, never advanced the sum of human knowledge in any measurable way, never added any insight to any situation. He brings the liberal Democratic talking points in the form WaPo editorial policy prefers.

He was never anything but a hack, but somehow because he’s survived in a dying industry that no longer produces H. L. Menckens or Douglas Southall Freemans or Robert Novaks, he is accorded respect as if he ever earned any.

Thinking people look for the Milbank byline; it assures they may safely skip the article.

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