Legal Insurrection surveys five prominent blogs on the left, concluding:
Hoffman has not won the election yet. Expect a full-out media blitz by the Democrats in the last three days of the campaign to portray Hoffman as the reincarnation of Timothy McVeigh.I'm sure that Joe Biden will be hammering that one thumb and nail, mostly thumb.
It's a meme the George Soros crowd is dusting off as we speak.
Andrew Sullivan was apparently frightened by some scary Halloween costumes or something:
No one knows what might happen now.Well, Andrew, it's pretty much down to Owens and Hoffman now, isn't it? It might happen that one of the two candidates wins the election. Unless I'm missing something.
For the insurgents, it means a scalp they will surely use to purge the GOP of any further dissidence [Dissidents? Dissonance? I thought Brits were by definition educationally superior to mere colonials.]. But the insurgents were also backed by the establishment, including Tim Pawlenty, who's supposed to be the reasonable center.Awakening from a Progressive slumber, one can hope.
What we're seeing, I suspect, is an almost classic example of a political party becoming more ideological after its defeat at the polls.
[I]n order for that ideology to win, they will also have to portray the Obama administration as so far to the left that voters have no choice but to back the Poujadists waiting in the wings. And that, of course, is what they're doing. There is a method to the Ailes-Drudge-Cheney-Rove denialism. They create reality, remember?Remember what, exactly, Andrew? One could find more coherence in a random page from Molloy than this Sullivan post. I hasten to add I'm no regular reader; this may be lucid for him.
At any rate, I'd like to walk back the previous "Boot Newt" recommendation to a "Reconstitute Newt". The full-diaper Left expects big war dances from the Right. Dede, you've done the proper thing, and deserve commendation. Let the conservatives continue to argue positively for the financially sane, Constitutionally sound, strategically sustainable policies, and disagree like adults where necessary. We can watch Sullivan descend further into Beckett-ism, albeit possibly without the underlying sanity to hold it all together.
 What some obscure Frenchman has to do with Doug Hoffman is unclear. Perhaps Andrew intends a series.