It’s going to be an excruciating six days – partly because those of us who are Democrats are instinctively fatalistic, and partly because the dumb just gets, well, dumber and more frequent.
I give you Iowa Republican Steve King:
When you take a lurch to the left you end up in a totalitarian dictatorship. There is no freedom to the left. It’s always to our side of the aisle.
I leave the snarky response to Hilzoy:
It’s astonishing how quickly people have forgotten the gulags of the 1990s — dissidents herded into camps on the Alaskan tundra, boiling bark and eating insects to keep from starving. And the purges: kulaks, political opponents, anyone who crossed the leaders vanishing without a trace. The show trials: I never thought that people would forget the sight of Newt Gingrich sitting broken on the stand confessing his rightist tendencies, or Rush Limbaugh in tears, admitting that he was an enemy of the state.
It’s almost as though it never happened.
As an antidote, I give you the clip above, which has been floating around for a day or so. Watch – it’s a real palate cleanser.