Hullabaloo: Mainstreaming Crazy

Corsi is not just a right wing ideologue. He’s a full fledged nutcase, and yet he was hired by a major publisher, “edited” by a star GOP villager, to write an incendiary book of lies about the Democratic presidential candidate. They aren’t even trying to keep their fingerprints off this thing.

In fact, the default position among Democrats, Republicans and the media is that the only kooks in the country with whom it is unacceptable to be professionally or financially involved are on the left. And “the left” is defined so broadly that it includes groups like MoveOn and Vote Vets. The right, in contrast, has fully integrated even their extremist fringe into the mainstream and everyone accepts it.

Sure, people are saying that Corsi’s book is full of holes. So what? It’s “out there” and it’s getting more press every day. And in all of that, nobody’s calling out Mrs Carville on the fact that she shepherded these extremist lies into the mainstream. (Or her husband, for that matter.) Yet MoveOn taking out an ad that has the word “Betrayus” in it is worthy of a congressional censure.

Hullabaloo.  (Via Shakesville)

Why do Republicans allow themselves to be represented by extremists from beyond the fringe?

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One Response

  1. The Carville’s are enablers and exploiters of the worse kind of trash that the system spews these days. No shame what so ever. They deserve each other, yet the world could do without them.

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