I’ve noticed less of a political divide in recent days, as fair-minded observers left and right are beginning to see what the other side has been pointing out for years. Never underestimate the unifying power of shared disdain.
1.) The left was right — “movement conservatives” are a nasty lot. The ongoing fatwa against McCain has become ridiculously trivial, fueled by mean-spirited rhetoric from small-minded reactionaries like Limbaugh and Coulter. Note the hypocrisy — they gab endlessly about supporting the troops, yet when they actually have a candidate who served heroically they don’t hesitate to unleash the character assassisans. And when they don’t get what they want, the ideologues threaten to take their ball and go home. If only we were so lucky.
2.) The right was correct to obsess over the Clintons. As they are now demostrating to their fellow Democrats, Hillbilly will do whatever it takes to win. Talk about your character assassisans — the Clintons have long been masters. It’s just politics, they claim, but their rationalizations are increasingly unconvincing. Character does matter.