January 20, 2010, - 12:54 pm

Lib Roger Ebert Gets It Right on Scott Brown / Club Ted

By Debbie Schlussel

Longtime readers know that I’ve been a critic of Roger Ebert, and have also been a target of his website (regarding my movie reviews). (He also mentioned me in his nationally syndicated movie review column.) It all stems from my criticism of his support of Islamic terrorist Ibrahim Parlak‘s efforts to fight deportation and remain in this country. We sparred in writing (here, here, and here) and on the Howard Stern Show on this issue.  Ebert is a big liberal and Democratic activist.  But he’s a nice guy, and I wish him well.

I can’t help but notice, though, that even though he’s upset about Republican Scott Brown beating uber-liberal Dem Martha Coakley for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat in yesterday’s general election, he gets the message right, in this Tweet, below, from last night.

Hey, Roger, sometimes, “F— You”s are vastly underrated (as in this case):


(Thanks to Fred Taub of Boycott Watch for the Screensave/JPEG)

Let’s hope that in November and again in three years, Americans give a whole bunch more FUs to the politics of Ted Kennedy and Barack Hussein Obama.

Like I said, sometime “F- U” is a good thing.

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19 Responses

I posted congrats about Brown’s victory and what did I get?
I was called “an adherent of the party that wants to lock people up without due process and torture them crazy.”
I have NEVER in my LIFE forced anyone to listen to a Harry Reid speech! I’m going to take up my umbrage and go to lunch.

Douglas Q on January 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

The vote in Massachusetts had nothing to do with Ted Kennedy and everything to do with Obama’s socialist health care reform. I’m not surprised yet another Dummycrat like Ebert has his head in the sand and is literally makes up excuses for Coakley’s loss instead of taking the vote exactly as it is: a repudiation of Obama’s policies. Because to admit that would hurt the Democrats more than a anyone telling Ted Kennedy “F– you”, wouldn’t it?

BSD: But Club Ted was the driving force behind ObamaCare. DS

bullshit detector on January 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I miss Gene Siskel. DS, I’m on your side.

I voted for Scott Brown and yes, it was a HUGE EFF YOU to Fat Teddy.

Skunky on January 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I was unaware of the feud until now, but it makes perfect sense. When I read reviews by Ebert and by Schlussel, it seems like they were watching two different films ! The most recent was for Precious. Ebert said it conveyed a message of hope. What the !?

Other topic – Kennedy had nothing to do with the election? One of the Kennedy clan held a Mass Senate seat from 53-59 and from 1963 through 2009, and by a Democrat from 1953 through 2009, which was why it was refered to as Kennedy’s seat. The Kennedy legacy will return in the next push for illegal alien amnesty.

Martin on January 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Rage Against Ted and Obama. A little more appropriate would be…


CaliforniaScreaming on January 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Just because teddy pushed for healthcare for 46 years does not mean that he was right. I’m glad the voters of MA finally realized this…

arby on January 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Republicans and misguided conservatives can celebrate but the country should not. The mass media portrayed this particular election as a conservative versus a liberal, when in fact it was a contest between a big-government loving Republican and a big-government loving Democrat. Socialists, communists, and internationalists are smiling behind the scenes.
This charade has been going on for a while now and unless the American people elect constitutionalists and libertarians to all levels of government, the country will continue to suffer on all fronts.
As for now, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

ramjordan on January 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    you make absolutely no sense, ramjack.

    howardroark on January 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    A year and a half later. Ramjordan, you were prescient. Magnificent, sir, simply magnificent.

    Occam's Tool on July 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Wasn’t it The Kennedys that propelled Obama to the White House? F-U indeed.

Bob on January 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

End of the Irishtocracy? What they said in the early 1960s is even truer now-had his name been “Edward Moore” nobody would ever have heard of him.

brad evans on January 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Massachusetts gives Ted the one finger salute. Is this FINALLY the end of camelrot…er, camelot?
Lord, I sure hope so! I don’t want to hear about the Kennedy Legacy for a looooooooooooong time to come. Now if only the few remaining would just stay out of the spolight.
46 yrs. at a cushy gov’t. job on name recognition alone?! We need term limits, folks. There’s no way around it.

theShadow on January 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Ya’ll make about as much sense as most cons. If MA wanted to give Ted a FU, why’d they keep electing him to the Senate when he was alive and wait till he was dead to do it? And you folks do realize MA already has Obamacare and they like it, right? — Brown must since he was one of the original pushers and supporters. I see the socialist weirdo’s are out too — will someone please tell me what is socialist or even liberal about this administration? He’s gotten in bed with big business, the military, Wall Street, fought tooth and nail to cover up BushCheney’s war crimes and their torture and spitting on the constitution, he went in the tank on HCR and financial reform and regulation in exchange for those millions in campaign funds. Didn’t realize Socialist and Republican meant the same thing,
Just a thought but maybe they were voting fuck you to Coakley and telling Obama to do what he pledged to do, which was clean up the Rethugs mess, not appropriate it.

Mike C on January 21, 2010 at 12:18 am

People around Teddy were more used to hearing him say “EF ME”!

Pinandpuller on January 21, 2010 at 12:55 am

Mike C, your reasoning is so warped it is comical. So are you telling me true liberals voted for a Republican? Liberals didn’t want a 60 seat senate? So Obama is TOO “Rethug” for ya? So liberals like you went out to block Obama in a public tantrum at the polls? You are in another dimension.


CaliforniaScreaming on January 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I’ve been distressed for about 3 or more years with the lousy Bush administration and the even worse Obama reign.

Brown isn’t the answer but he represents the country finally getting a clue after voting in Obama.

I’m feeling more hope today.

Jeff_W on January 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

Ted Kennedy was personally responsible for Scott Brown’s victory but not for the reasons most people think. Had Ted Kennedy mentored a younger replacement and gracefully retired, his seat would be in the hands of a Democrat today.

Instead, Ted Kennedy joins a growing list of “Congressmen for life”; congressmen who don’t retire because they’re too power hungry and instead, die in office. Republicans need to take note of this because they too are guilty of staying in office too long. There’s no reason why Congressmen can’t mentor younger people and ENJOY their golden years as consultants or perhaps working in an appointed office in a Presidential administration.

Those Democrats who voted for “hope and change” need to ask themselves why they expected change when they elected the same old clods (like Kennedy) to office year after year. One of the reasons why Newt Gingrich was so successful in 1994 was that he brought in a whole generation of freshmen Congressmen with him. By 2006, this generation had grown old and stale in office.

Politicians in both parties need to learn not to overstay their welcome in Congress.

There is NO Santa Claus on January 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

Okay now for some fun… THIS has gotta be the absolute BEST STATEMENT on what went down in MASSAchussets. I hope you guys get a good laugh, I certainly did.


DioamondRing on January 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Actually I prefer a more truthful title here:
The Moment George Soros was informed that Scott Brown won:


DiamondRing on January 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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