The politics of a terror attack.
We’re all used to the zeal with which leftists conjure ugly smears of conservatives, but when conservatives prove the stereotype wrong, it takes serious chutzpa to then make a controversy out of that. Such is the spectacle on display in Terry Greene Sterling’s latest Daily Beast report, which tries to make sense out of recent decisions by Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer which don’t exactly fit the MO of a right-wing extremist.
We can’t expect to defeat the Left if we don’t take the time to reflect on the state of the Right. One of conservatism’s biggest inter-movement issues, the race between mainstream conservatives and the radical paleo-libertarian alliance represented by Ron Paul, recently caught the attention of Keith William Neely, a Vanderbilt University student who wrote a Huffington Post article identifying the “Radical Right” as the “real threat to conservatives on college campuses.”
Not content to let Eric Alterman have all the fun of belittling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Daily Beast writer John Avlon has joined the Bachmann bashing bandwagon, too. The Beast’s resident “extremism” hand-wringer is taking a more roundabout approach, suggesting that Bachmann is symptomatic of a broader radicalization of Minnesota, for which she and Gov. Tim Pawlenty “are going to have to answer for.”
In February of this year, New York Democrat Anthony Weiner said, from the House floor: “Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry.” In March, Weiner launched an assault against “right-wing” media, accusing them of having disseminated “an enormous amount of [...]
Just here to make you feel better about yourself, Keith.
Last week, Keith Olbermann stepped in it with a race-baiting rant that accused the Tea Parties of being racist because they are supposedly white people “surrounded by people who look exactly like you.”
When various conservative bloggers, including me, called him on the fact that MSNBC’s anchor [...]
Just Me & My Progressive Posse
Meghan McCain announced this past week, on the far-from-reality show “The View”, that she considers herself a “progressive” Republican. Having heard many of her witticisms in the past, this came as no great shock to me.
But perhaps I am being too hasty in discounting Meghan’s philosophy. Perhaps she is more [...]