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In the spirit of national pride, hope, and cooperation that is sweeping the nation, RedState and Michelle Malkin have decided to throw the weight* of their readership behind Obama, and brainstorm ideas about how to improve the country.

HA HA, no, just kidding. Instead, they've decided to form "Project Leper", the goal of which is to ruin the careers of anyone who badmouths Sarah Palin.

WHAT A FINE THING

*: Not inconsiderable, I might add.

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ludickid
Nov. 6th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: eh
True enough — power brings out the crazy. Still, I think back to the Clinton era: I disliked Clinton, and didn’t vote for him either time (he wasn’t liberal enough for me, and he sold out the unions), but he had tons of avid defenders on the left — he still does. When the shit started to hit the fan with him, I thought, oh, man, we’re really going to see the crazies come out to stick up for him. And yet, in the end, it was the right who came across as the nuttiest, with utter horseshit about Clinton being a serial rapist/political murderer/coke dealer appearing even in the “Wall Street Journal”.

Of course, some of that can be attributed to his having a hostile congress in the latter part of his term, but I honestly believe that radicalism has been mainstreamed on the right to a greater degree than it has on the left, which may be attributable to the deals with the devil the G.O.P. made with the southern racists in 1968 and with religious fundamentalists in the 1980s.

Which isn’t to say the left WOULDN’T do this if they could — it’s just that in America, it pays off demographically to pander to quasi-fascists, religious fundamentalists, and bigots more than it does to pander to genuine Marxists, leftist radicals, and black bloc types. It's easier to mainstream radical rightism in this country than radical leftism.

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