It’s awfully hard to tell who’s “punching down” when you’re as far below punching range as The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis.

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/249554208204926977

And for Lewis, explaining how Michelle Malkin is David Frum-ishly “execrable” is even harder.

What’s easy is lobbing a clownishly absurd insult at “meany pants” Malkin before making a hasty and cowardly retreat.

Hot Air? Surely the site is just as “execrable” as its founder, right?

But, but, but … execrable, no? How ’bout you explain yourself now?

And maybe man up and try using Malkin’s Twitter handle.

Yep, that’s Michelle. Odiously encouraging personal responsibility and ever-so-detestably rejecting the Nanny State.

And … crickets.

Actor Adam Baldwin and others asked Lewis to apologize like a “gentleman.”

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/249549171068129280

Evidently “gentleman” is another word Lewis can’t quite wrap his mind around.

So “precise and appropriate” he can’t manage to explain himself. Instead, the self-described “Morning Joe” fan attempts to deflect by playing the “shaddup, you’re all lefties!!111!” card.

A bit of advice from @ExJon’s dad:

  • http://twitter.com/KaTetDihn2012 PrincessofSnark

    Gee. Obama apologizes when it isn’t necessary. But, Lewis won’t apologize when it is. Can’t the Libs ever get it right?

  • Iacobus

    That’s gonna leave a mark. lol

  • thomaspriebe

    Clueless Lewis.

  • DANEgerus

    I state here and forever my absolute and unconditional support of Michelle Malkin

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Murphy/100000566621491 Neil Murphy

      Me too. General Malkin is the cats meow.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Murphy/100000566621491 Neil Murphy

      Me too. General Malkin is the cats meow.

  • Ritamalik

    This Matt Lewis guy has been on my radar for a while. His commentary often is extremely shallow and second-rate, but never the less it is quite clear that he considers himself some sort of “conscience of conservatism” or something! He always writes with an “smarter-than-thou” aura! And the funny thing is that he always criticizes his betters and takes himself too seriously!

    I am sick and tired of these overly analytic beltway pseudo-intellectual “conservative” types who don’t have the stomach for the fight and see their primary mission as “disciplining” fellow conservatives that are actually in the fight taking the shots and arrows and gaining turf instead of conceding it to the left like these pseudo-intellectuas constantly do.

    These pseudo-intellectual types always sit on the sidelines analyzing and over-analyzing the events of the day “enlightening” us lesser beings with their unsolicited “wisdom” and “brilliance” while others like Michelle Malkin are actually breaking the suppressed news, confronting the left, changing the narrative of the left every day while getting bruised and bloodied for it! And these pseudos sitting on the side and ducking all the arrows and bullets and never getting their dress dirty actually think that they have the right to tell combat veterans like Michelle Malkin how they should fight the fight and whether they are fighting too hard?!! How dare they?!

    This is a WAR!!! It is not some intellectual round table! The niceties of the past century don’t apply and anyway they never really applied to the left! We cannot afford to fight under proverbial “Geneva Convention” while the left is constantly using guerrilla tactics and outright intellectual and political terrorism? It is time for these side-liner guys to get a clue and either join the fight in the trenches or just shut up!

    • JeffWRidge

      Well said. #war!

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @Ritamalik:
      Ma’am, going through each of the points you’ve set out when describing your perception of Lewis, one thing jumped out at me.

      The attributes exposed by his behavior are at a 1:1 correspondence with the points of contact in the Progressive “Personality”.

      I sincerely think you’ve nailed him down — Lewis is one of those Progressive Clowns who enjoys the kindergarten-level prank of pretending to be a Conservative, and to be “Conservatism’s Conscience”, so as to “evolve” them!

      Good call!

  • RIChris

    A lesson from Matt Lewis on how to abolish credibility in one tweet.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

      In one word.

  • Love of Country

    Matt Lewis is like a 3 year old playing with matches.

  • Andrew B

    Throwing around insults with nothing to back them up against the strongest female conservative?

    Sounds like Matt Lewis is …

    a) Desperately hoping to score an invite to a Georgetown cocktail party.
    b) Desperately seeking Bill Kristol’s approval as a “civilized” (read: weak and flaccid) conservative
    c) Attempting to increase traffic to his DC column, where the highest number of comments are in the low double digits
    d) Desperately seeking Michelle’s attention
    e) Working out his “women issues”
    f) Just a pathetic and unprincipled “journalist” (he’s in good company in this last category)

  • rinodino

    Ha ha love it when righties start battling each other …. Pretty much means they know they have lost the election …. Now begins the inner fight for control of the tea bag message during the next 4 years of Obama …. Time to get the popcorn 😉

    • Love of Country

      And we love it when overly presumptuous, flag-burning flee baggers try to condescend us while simultaneously rioting in the streets for our tax dollars and breadcrumbs ….. way, way too funny, lol.

      BTW – Carter was up by 8 points right about now …. good times.

      http://www.wafflesatnoon.com/images/carterage.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      We love it when you try to decide who is and isn’t a “rightie.” One thing is certain, “lefties” are always “wrongies.”

      • Love of Country

        Hey Phil …. wear that down-vote like a badge of honor but how some lib was offended by your comment and not mine is beyond me. Further insult is the post I made some 8 hours ago but because it had a picture (of the Gipper, no less) without a link … it spent 6 or 7 hours in moderation … and yet when I see other pics posted without links …. many , if not all, are posted in real time. Why their’s get posted in real time and mine don’t is a mystery to me …. but then again …. life is like a box of chocolates, no?

        If moderators are gonna wait several hours to post a comment/my comment with a picture, I wish they would at least post it at the top of the board when they finally approve it because usually, when they just stick it at the bottom of the boards with other posts that are already several hours old …. it looks like that last picked-over donut on the tray that has some imaginary stigma because no one ever touched it and yet no one knows why, lol.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          I’m not sure if I’ve ever had an attachment make it onto this board. Like you say, it can take a long time, and I just don’t check back to see if it makes it. I can put an attachment on other boards, using Disqus, and have very little problem.

          • Love of Country

            If it’s pics you want to attach …. use a link …. I just couldn’t find a link for my Gipper photo. I have acquired a substantial cache of about 7500 pics through the years for the purposes of posting on political websites but really never saved the links (damnit, Jim). Because on Daily Caller (too soon? lol) I could post pics at will but that site was never particularly a fav of mine. I used to post pics on Mediaite as well with no problems but I can no longer stand the childish trolls over there so I haven’t posted there in six months and I also noticed they changed their format anyway. That left me with NewsBusters but I soured a bit on them because it seemed so cliqueish but at least I could post my photos there.

            But like I said, photos go up here right away provided you use the link … and … I have noticed other people having far better luck than me getting photos w/o links posted to this site in a far more timely manner than I …. I’m not sure why, though.
            I forgot to say WND allows for photos but like here, it’s a waiting game, meanwhile when your post does appear, it’s already been left in the dust.

          • Love of Country

            I just spent some 15 minutes making a reply to your reply, posted it, proofread it, hit refresh, and it was gone …. What the heck, right? Now we’re all left with this crappy post and wondering why.

            :-((

  • Andrew B

    Have to wonder how long Lewis spent in his synonym finder to come up with “execrable” and why he used that word to begin with. Could it be Lewis is attempting to cover up the shallowness of his thinking with “big words?” Could it be Lewis is trying to impress people with his ability to use a synonym finder? The best and most effective writing doesn’t need SAT words – the ideas and arguments themselves impress, not the vocabulary.
    Lewis then claims “precise and appropriate word choice” without backing up his claim – again drawing attention to that big word of his without doing the hard work of justifying his assertion. Because he can’t justify it.
    Oh, Lewis. You’re so easy to figure out. Or as you’d say: You’re so perspicuous.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      As for Matt Lewis, I would not call him execrable. Excrement yes, execrable not so much.

  • Penmar

    He should RT that last tweet “I disdain this weak-kneed trend of constantly calling on (demanding?)
    others to “apologize.” to Obama because he’s still apologizing for Amercia when the middle east demands it.

  • Randy

    So Twitchy is just a vehicle for Malkin vent about who is being mean to her.

    • NWFL Conservative

      I think you have her confused with that waste of skin Bill Maher and and his “Real Time” soapbox. Just one difference though, apart form Maher having the IQ of a toothbrush, Michelle does not use vulgarity and profanity. Michelle has more class in pinkie toes than Maher has in his entire body.

      Its time to go change your Huggies little Randy, you are starting to leak again. I guess you are full of crap again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

      So you’ve apparently read one article here, and now you’re an expert. Let me guess: You’re voting for Obama?

      • Randy

        Two of the top articles here are Matt Lewis being mean to her & David Frum being mean to her. & uh, yeah i’ll most likely vote for Obama.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Of course you will. You’ll sentence yourself to the most pathetic existence possible in a country that should offer unlimited possibilities for success. But rather than face risk, you’re willing to assign even more power to unaccountable bureaucracies that he’s creating to stifle dreams through taxes and thousands of new pages of regulatory mazes, with armed law enforcement to enforce them all.

          Good luck with that. You’ll be paying for my health care next ear when I go on your welfare system.

          • Randy

            Lol. Calm down, bro.

          • Randy

            Lol. Calm down, bro.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Of course you will. You’ll sentence yourself to the most pathetic existence possible in a country that should offer unlimited possibilities for success. But rather than face risk, you’re willing to assign even more power to unaccountable bureaucracies that he’s creating to stifle dreams through taxes and thousands of new pages of regulatory mazes, with armed law enforcement to enforce them all.

          Good luck with that. You’ll be paying for my health care next ear when I go on your welfare system.

  • Teufelhound

    Michelle, keep up the fight on Conservitive values. You are a true lady. You remind me of my late older sister. She took no BS and told it like it was, if you you did like it, oh well tough nuggets.

  • NWFL Conservative

    MM may be execrable in Little Mattie Bob’s estimation but ours he is just pure excrement.

    Michelle just remember, the more viciously and vitriolically they attack you, the more scared they are of you. Take all of their denigrations as a sign of their desperation.

  • $8384738

    Isn’t Matt Lewis one of the ‘No Labels’ crowd?
    Anyone that John Avalon’y has to be part of the ‘No Labels’ crowd.

  • NeoKong

    I never liked him.

  • Ramone Love

    Matt Lewis is SUCH a pussy.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Jaynie59

    Go easy on poor Matt. His last couple of columns have been so stupid he’s nursing his wounds from being beaten up by his own commenters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madelyn.martine Madelyn Martine

    He’s the one guy on DC I never read….he’s too execrable.

  • Pablo

    Notable: No one seems to have suggested that this d-bag should apologize to Frum. Heh.

  • Pablo

    Notable: No one seems to have suggested that this d-bag should apologize to Frum. Heh.

  • $8384738

    If Scarborough, McKinnon, Avalon and Frum are the ‘No Labels’ rat pack,
    Lewis is their Joey Bishop.

  • smorkingapple

    Conservatives eating each other, this beats watching football on Sundays!!!!

  • Mike Kerns

    I’ve been noticing Lewis starting to “Noonan” the past month or so. How about fighting for our side for once, Matt?

  • Andrew B

    Looks like Matt’s auditioning for a gig (or at least a guest appearance) on a mainstream media show where flaccid conservatives trash real conservatives. But drop the SAT word schtick, Matt – George Will’s got the market cornered on that one. You’ll have to come up with a new schtick to set yourself apart.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    This reminds me of when Olbermann would always dis O’Reilly and FoxNews, even as he was tanking worse and worse by the week.
    Get lost, Lewis. You suck.

  • bikermailman

    Be known by your enemies, Michelle, and condidering the sources of the flak coming your way lately, know that you’re doing the right things.

  • TheAmishDude

    I just want to note that nobody is even bothering to defend David Frum in all this.