May 27, 2008, - 9:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
When people ask me why I attack fraudulent “conservatives” almost as much as I attack liberals, Los Angeles-based “conservative” radio talk show host Kevin James is Exhibit A. A fricking idiot, if I ever saw one.
This guy is a complete ignoramus, a Sean Hannity in the making. He is so clueless that he made for great-but-painful television on MSNBC recently. For the record, I don’t like Chris Matthews and never have, but in this video where he nails James, he’s 100% on target. Kevin James–who is clueless about Neville Chamberlain’s famous handover of the Sudetenland (part of Czechoslavakia) to Hitler in exchange for “peace”–is a complete moron, an empty vessel of hot air, and an example of how only idiots and airheads who pretend to be conservatives are the ones getting talk shows, today.
If you have any intelligence, you won’t get a show (but for the brilliant Rush Limbaugh, Sirius’ Mike Church, San Francisco’s Lee Rodgers, Oklahoma’s Pat Campbell, and a very scant few other exceptions). You have to be a know-nothing, like James or “The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselbeck, or a plagiarist and fabricator, like Monica Crowley, or a combination of both, like Vannity.
I don’t usually agree with liberal columnist Len Pitts, but he’s on the money on James and what he represents:
If thoughtful conservatives see the disconnect, if they have the intellectual integrity to find it shameful, the news flash is, thoughtful conservatives no longer predominate their ideology.
No, that honor goes to unthoughtful conservatives, the loud, proudly ignorant voices of talk radio, books and television of which Kevin James is now the poster child. . . .
They are geniuses at rhetoric . . . that rouses the rabble and lets them feel aggrieved, while simultaneously having the intellectual heft of cotton balls. But they can no more step beyond that rhetoric than Gilligan could step off his island. There is no there, there.
Still, every once in a while, one is required to stand and deliver. His inability to do so says everything you need to know about James and his brand of conservatism.
During the MSNBC interview, his opposite number, Mark Green of the liberal Air America radio network, gave James some advice: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.”
James, whose station, KRLA, might want to rethink its slogan — “Intelligent. Conservative.” — did not listen.
So I figure he’s halfway to China by now. If we’re lucky, he’ll take the other unthoughtful conservatives with him.
I’d bet that if Hannity had been in that seat, he would have been equally as ignorant of the answer to Matthews’ repeated question. (I’m sure he’s looked it up since . . . just in case.)
For the record, I agree that Obama is an appeaser and that his strategy echoes that of Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement. And Matthews is wrong that talking to the enemy is not appeasement. It, in fact, often is. And we’ve, frankly, talked to Iran enough. It’s gotten us nowhere. But, unlike James, I actually know what I’m talking about. People like this guy can’t make the point because they’re so incredibly ignorant of history (and frankly, actual conservative opinion versus talking points they got through google; any monkey can google).
With so many airheads and frauds like James, Hannity, Hasselbeck, and Crowley dominating the public face of the conservative movement, I think I hear Miss Teen USA South Carolina blushing. “U.S. Americans, the Iraq . . . such as.”
Oh, and one other thing: Kevin James was an Assistant U.S. Attorney before his tour of non-duty as an ignoramus talk-show host. Any wonder why the Justice Department is completely incompetent?