Certain Republican Senators have decided to be an asshole and depriving over a million Americans of unemployment benefits starting today. Thank goodness their actions are ignored on the Sunday Chat Shows. That way we can focus on the important things like allowing “President” McCain to reinvent history a couple times a month or White House social secretaries.
Meanwhile, David Sirota, notices something particularly ominous and never challenged (other than by us filthy bloggers of course) from the likes of Glenn Beck:
Beck taught us that a once-principled conservative movement of reasoned activists has turned into a mob — one that does not engage in civilized battles of ideas. Instead, these torch-carriers, gun-brandishers and tea partiers follow an anti-government terrorist attack by cheering a demagogue’s demand for the physical annihilation of those with whom he disagrees — namely anyone, but particularly progressives, who value “community.”
Former FDL contributor David Neiwert recognizes such notions:
It often further depicts its designated Enemy as vermin (especially rats and cockroaches) or diseases, and disease-like cancers on the body politic. A close corollary—but not as nakedly eliminationist—are claims that opponents are traitors or criminals and that they pose a threat to our national security.
Replace ‘progressive’ in Beck’s rants with ‘Jew’ and you recognize the portent.
Just imagine if Obama really governed as a progressive.