Just a quick word before I hop on a plane back to California: I have to say this article in Slate by Timothy Noah is one of the most infuriating editorial pieces I have ever read. I usually like Timothy Noah, but this article positively drips with pusillanimous hand-wringing fey liberal HORSESHIT.
Basically, he calls for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to abandon their “Rally to Restore Sanity” because it might make conservatives upset:
…There’s still a lot we don’t fully understand about the Tea Partiers and the political independents who have lost faith in Obama. But one thing we should all be pretty clear on by now is that they hate, hate, hate anything that smacks of elitism. The spectacle of affluent 18-to-34-year-olds blanketing the Mall to snicker at jokes about wingnut ignoramuses and Bible thumpers will, I fear, have the effect of a red cape waved before a bull.
If there has ever been a perfect encapsulation of the emasculated, limp-kneed, shy-violet impotence of the chattering-class liberal mindset, this article is it. The progressives’ failure to see politics as a blood sport never ceases to amaze me. I’d have more to say, but I think Bluto pretty much nails it at 2:30 in this video: