So, no, I’m not going to be running for State Senate, now or in the future. And I have addressed the substantive portions of Oatney’s smarm over on Pith, which will be up tomorrow–the gist being that it doesn’t matter what the insidery reasons are, Haslam is still giving a huge amount of support to Campfield.
But I’d like to take a second to address the insubstantial portions of Oatney’s efforts to condescend to me so hard that I suffocate under the weight of it.
1. Oatney says, “Leftist Nashville blogger Betsy Phillips, known in a former life as Aunt B.” There is no “former life.” I’m sitting here right now blogging as Aunt B. I’m the stupid one, but Oatney doesn’t understand basic concepts like time or having a nickname.
2. “That Phillips and other members of the mostly-Nashville chatterbox chicken-left”–What other members of this mostly-Nashville chatterbox chicken-left? I got a couple of comments on my “Democrats couldn’t make piss out of water” phrase-0ne here and one at Pith. And some comments about the state of the Dems and nothing about how Democrats could make hay over this. So, who are these other members?
Did Oatney just make them up? I think so.
3. Oatney says, “As for whether Haslam and Campfield see eye-to-eye, it is certain that they don’t agree on every issue, but Democrats are deluding themselves if they think Haslam is going to act like a flaming, unrepentant liberal-he is not one.” Um, no Democrat thinks that. Not even the Democrat Oatney is writing his little “lesson” to. Maybe the Democrats he made up in order to make it seem less like he was just sitting around taking weird potshots at me? I suppose once you make folks up, you can ascribe to them all kinds of beliefs.
Anyway, Oatney, keep on keeping on. From now on, whenever some Republican wants to talk to me about how condescending the Democratic elites are, I’m going to send them to your post and ask how the Right is any better.