One thing has struck me these past few years about the right in America. As it has slowly abandoned its own principles - limited government, individual freedom, balanced budgets, federalism - it has been forced to resort to three fundamental issues to keep itself alive. The first was the war on terror, the second fundamentalist Christianity, and the third, hatred of the left.The first one isn't such a feather in the Right-wing's cap these days, the second one will never change as long as pols flog gays and abortion, and the third? As Sullivan puts it, that's all they have now:
The only way the GOP base will be motivated to vote for an incompetent, exhausted, fiscally insane administration is if they get to vote against "libruls". Michael Moore, the Daily Kos, Paul Krugman, George Clooney, et al. are therefore the GOP's last, best hope this fall.Fucking George Clooney???? There's a boogeyman if I've ever seen one. Of course, Sully knows this, as you can see when he predicts:
"So watch out for the anti-left hate and hysteria from Republicans. It's coming. It's all they've got left."Hate and hysteria, indeed.