The ‘What If’ Game, Dick Cavett Edition

 

For a supposedly compassionate bunch, liberals sure do say some awful things. They have a knack for getting away with them, too.

Television talk show legend Dick Cavett is promoting a book of essays right now. This week, he appeared on Brian Lehrer’s popular public radio show in New York to reminisce about the many big-name guests he’s interviewed over the years, including John Lennon.

“So many of the people I [interviewed] are dead,” he noted wistfully. “Why is it never Dick Cheney?”

Even Lehrer, who is as liberal as they come, seemed taken aback. Did the great, lovable Dick Cavett just wish death on a living former vice president of the United States?

He did indeed. But no mind. Lehrer soon collected himself. “Cute stuff,” he said. Within moments all was forgiven, probably forgotten.

“I like your style,” Lehrer gushed.

I like your style. Cute stuff.

I know we’re not supposed to do this, but I just can’t help it. What if? What if a right-leaning broadcast legend — Rush Limbaugh, say — wondered aloud why Al Gore or wouldn’t just go ahead and die already?

Yeah. What if.

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  1. Olive Inactive
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    Deplorable

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  2. A Beleaguered Conservative Member
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    Civility for me, but not for thee.

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  3. Vance Richards Member
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    @VanceRichards

    All kidding aside, Dick Cavett is still alive? I don’t recall seeing him on TV since the 80’s.

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  4. Peter Robinson Contributor
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    This is the Irishman in you, Matt, making notes, remembering.

    I like that.

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  5. Devereaux Inactive
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    When Edwards made his famours comment about there being two Americas, he was, indeed, correct – just not in the way he thought.

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  6. Matede Inactive
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    Sigh, I really really wish folks on the left would actually think before they spoke, instead of emoting all over the place. Anyway, which Dick is more relevant. Dick Cavett who’s interview probably only about 250 people watched or Cheney who was on Fox News last week that about 1 million people watched.

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  7. user_524306 Inactive
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    @mjwsatx

    And they call conservatives “mean-spirited.” Hypocrites.

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  8. profdlp Inactive
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    This would be the only part of this to get mentioned in the NYT or Washington Post:

    “Rush Limbaugh…wondered aloud why Al Gore wouldn’t just go ahead and die already.”

    Yes, just like that.

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Some of us, as we age, lose control of the filter between our brain and our mouth, to the detriment of our prudential judgment. For liberals this problem is exacerbated by not having had very good filters in the first place.

    Which is another way of saying, “Just imagine if Dick Cavett was old and demented!

    Oh, wait… did I just say that out loud?

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  10. user_86050 Inactive
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    Cavett’s comment is the definition of “liberal smug.”

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  11. Nick Stuart Inactive
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    Imagine if it was Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin’s e-mails that got hacked instead of Sony. And it was Limbaugh and Levin making jokes about Obama instead of Sony execs Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin.

    Applying the Left’s own rules, Sony should fire Pascal and Rudin,  and their names dragged through the mud 24×7 for a couple of months by the major media. It didn’t matter that Donald Sterling’s remarks were made in a private conversation with his mistress.

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  12. Crabby Appleton Inactive
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    I thought Dick Cavett was dead. No, really. I thought I remembered reading or hearing that a couple of years ago. Go figure.

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  13. Matthew Hennessey Contributor
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    profdlp:This would be the only part of this to get mentioned in the NYT or Washington Post:

    “Rush Limbaugh…wondered aloud why Al Gore wouldn’t just go ahead and die already.”

    Yes, just like that.

    Hey, you’re right. I supposed I should be a little more careful about how I phrase things.

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  14. Matthew Hennessey Contributor
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    Peter Robinson:This is the Irishman in you, Matt, making notes, remembering.

    I like that.

    I have a notebook full of names, Peter. The day will come.

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  15. iDad Inactive
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    I’m just surprised that the pretentious little twit didn’t find a way to mention he dined with Groucho.

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  16. Ralphie Inactive
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    It is hard to imagine Rush taking such an easy route as wishing death as a solution to a disagreement.  Rush knows that if Al Gore were to die, there would be someone right there to take his place, and that an early or untimely death turns the famous into greater than life influences.  What Cavette is saying in a gentle, minimal way, is what marxist Che types actually practice, the elimination of disagreeable people.

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  17. user_30416 Inactive
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    I think Lehrer is even worse than Cavett, who’s always been a bit of a pr*ck.

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