Think of this as Volume 12, Number 9 of A-Clue.com, the online newsletter I've written since 1997. Enjoy.
At ZDNet Healthcare I get this kind of crap all the time:
dems are traitors to the US Constitution, helped by RINOs.
the world will pay the price for the election of this communist TRAITOR.
it will be a price paid in the blood of the millions that are going to die in the wars fools like obama start, just as was done before WW2.
God help us all....
This was in response to a piece of journalism where I looked at the Obama health plan, using a study OMB head Peter Orszag later cited repeatedly on the TV.
Rejectionist, even hateful rhetoric has become the common currency of the right even as their power wanes. The reason I began this piece as I did was to show that it's not a top-down phenomenon. It is coming from the bottom up.
My critics will note how leftist rejectionism was a hallmark of post-1968 rhetoric from the Left. "We're all Nixon's niggers now," said George Carlin. "Nixon's had an asshole transplant. Have you seen the stop-press? The asshole's rejected him," from Monty Python.
And, of course, the Weathermen, along with a host of red terrorists running to the Symbionese Liberation Army. Leftist violence, at least in this country, gradually devolved into self-parody, with those who might have supported it dropping out into the world of drugs, sex, and rock that culminated in disco.
What can we expect now, with a President truly dedicated to building a new Thesis, something akin to the Roosevelt Thesis of Unity, what I have named the Obama Thesis of Consensus?
A lot worse.