Paul Kersey writes:
“Conservatives won’t help you, for they are nothing more than rent-seeking whores (that goes for all non-profits in Washington D.C. that subsist off the donations of hard-working Americans that actually believe the Constitution, anti-flag burning, gun-rights, border defense, leftist control of college campuses, or whatever superfluous cause still matters will be fought for) and publications that are ostensibly “right-of-center.”
This is more or less taken for granted around here. It is a pointless waste of time to get involved with the professional conservative movement that employs nothing but career girls like Ramesh Ponnoru and Jonah Goldberg to write insipid columns about current events. It is “mainstream” precisely because it is neutered, harmless, ineffective, and non-threatening to the culturally dominant Left.
“His fellow writers at NRO are running away from him like French from a panzer tank. All he did was speak some extremely politically incorrect truths.”
– Random Free Republic Commentator
The reaction from this class of people – the professional conservatives, who work for conservative media outlets in Washington and New York – has been noticeably different from the reaction by ordinary conservatives in Dixie and Heartland who are hearing about this fine outstanding column and who are posting intelligent comments on other websites.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is mad with you:
“Let’s not overthink this: John Derbyshire is a racist. Declaring such does not require an act of of mind-reading, it requires an act of Derbyshire-reading:
I guess it’s admirable that Rich Lowry is taking time away from pondering why people think he’s a bigot, to denounce Derbyshire. But ‘Derb’ told you what he was in 2003. And National Review continued to employ him. That’s who they are.
What else is there?”
You better spank his bottom raw! Little Green F.A.G.S. roll out!
Update: John Podhoretz on Twitter, “I spent years on NRO’s Corner expressing my disgust in ways large and small with John Derbyshire. Now he will reap the whirlwind. Deservedly.