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Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is a glorious piece of shit.

From Media Matters

At 2:00

TARANTO: One fascinating thing about this is this piece was published no later than 9:03 PM on Wednesday evening, because that’s when it first appears on the New York Times’ Twitter feed. The last Senate vote on amendments to the gun bill was a bit after 6 [PM]. Giffords appeared at the White House at 5:35 [PM] when we saw that enraged rant by the president. The Manchin-Toomey [background check] provision was the first vote. That was at 4:04 PM. So if you read this piece it’s presented as a cry from the heart, as Giffords’ personal reaction as somebody who’s been wounded by gun violence to the betrayal of these Senators. So we are supposed to believe that somehow in less than five hours a woman who has severe impairments of her motor and speech functions was able to produce 900 publishable words and put in an appearance in the White House in the course of it. So I think that’s a little bit odd.

Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me. One linked together by conjecture and James Taranto’s arrogant genius.

The idea that Gabby is incapable of conferring her thoughts into written words and that this should be considered a reasonable avenue of attack by anyone, let alone an editor for the Wall Street Journal, is disgusting. Is it possible someone else transcribed her thoughts for her? Maybe, but that doesn’t diminish their authenticity no more than it does when any other press secretary does so.

A quick glance at the list of tough-talking conservative pundits who have seemingly decided that it’s now open season on Giffords reads like a who’s-who list of micro-phallus sufferers who are desperately clinging to their penis extensions.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    Even with Gabielle Gifford’s motor skills limited, she can still out wit a nitwit like James Taranto six times a week and Sunday too!

  • Christopher Foxx

    So he criticizes Giffords for what he sees as “logical fallacies”, and then proceeds to make several of his own without hesitation. Because lord knows a person with a speech impediment can’t possibly compose their thoughts at a rate of 3 words/minute. Just ask Stephen Hawking.

    At least he acknowledges that the vote was a “betrayal [by] these Senators.”

  • kevinp

    in a perfect world… someone could beat this rwnj, pissant, needle dicked bug fucker into a 2 month coma after saying something like that, and get APPLAUDED for it.

  • gescove

    Or, fully cognizant of the physical limitations she suffers as a result of gun violence, yet in full command of her critical thinking skills, she was able to plan in advance. She may have had two pieces ready for publication when the vote came, one for Pass one for Fail. Then when the bill failed, she spent 5 hours adding the extra measure of scorn and outrage that was needed.