A "Seditious Rant"

Yes, the right gets nuttier and nuttier. From Liz Cheney's favorite Arab (Pushtun Karzai) to Gingrich's latest attempt to portray a responsible center-left president as some kind of radical socialist, it's a nuthouse. But the nuthouse is not resisted by the establishment. Cheney and Gingrich are the establishment. But there is no daylight between their rants and the splutterings of Limbaugh, Beck and Palin. Listen to this madness:

"The most radical president in American history has now thrown down the gauntlet to the American people: 'I run a machine. I own Washington and there's nothing you can do about it,'" Gingrich said. He urged his fellow Republicans to stop what he called Obama's "secular, socialist machine."

Their hysteria feeds on itself, and with their media universe peddling this alternative reality (in Frum's words) and the establishment no different than the fringe, of course they are pledging to repeal everything and force a government shutdown if they gain majorities in the fall. Yes, a shutdown. They learn nothing.

Toujours l'audace!

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