I always thought the race card was the last one in the Liberal Left deck but Eric Boehlert at Media Matters reminds everyone that the lunatics over there always have more crazy than can be estimated:
A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this
September 18, 2009 9:10 am ET by Eric Boehlert
That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course.
I’ve been thinking a lot of Kennedy and Dallas as I’ve watched the increasingly violent rhetorical attacks on Obama be unfurled. As Americans yank their kids of class in order to save them from being exposed to the President of the United States who only wanted to urge them to excel in the classroom. And as unvarnished hate and name-calling passed for health care ‘debate’ this summer.
The radical right, aided by a GOP Noise Machine that positively dwarfs what existed in 1963, has turned demonizing Obama–making him into a vile object of disgust–into a crusade. It’s a demented national jihad, the likes of which this country has not seen in modern times.
But I’ve been thinking about Dallas in 1963 because I’ve been recalling the history and how that city stood as an outpost for the radical right, which never tried to hide its contempt for the New England Democrat.
Notwithstanding the fact that Oswald was a Communist, Boehlert also regurgitates the revisionist myth of a demented, right wing Dallas. Perhaps now that leftwing crazies have seen that the race card is not creating the effect they desired it is reverting to sheer paranoia. The Left’s polemic has become clinically insane. Where’s the lithium?
Note: This post at The Corner should be read also. Boehlert’s craziness is not an isolated incident but, rather, evidence of an epidemic.