Wednesday, October 22, 2008

'Frenzied aggression'

Somehow, I missed this last week:
The real enablers are demagogues like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck, who have made careers out of inciting frenzied aggression at anyone to the left of Joe McCarthy. Only now it seems that even these right-wing pundits have been outdone by their formerly loyal listeners. Coulter, whose contempt for Muslims ("invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity") is surpassed only by her scorn for liberals ("even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do"), has yet to call for the assassination of Barack Obama. But if she genuinely believes that liberals are more dangerous than Islamic terrorists, she should follow the courage of her convictions and do so.
Via Jamie Kirchick, a gay liberal who nonetheless dissents from the Obamaphile line:
What about the left's conspiracy theories? A not insignificant portion of liberals in this country believe that a small group of Jews, er, the "neocons," took control of the government following 9/11 to fight wars on behalf of Israel. Is not this slander as odious as the Internet rumors about Barack Obama?
The Left's pretended indignation at conservative "outrages" is just part of the propaganda intended to dehumanize the opposition. If you think this is bad, just wait until people begin to criticize President Obama's actual policy decisions in office.

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