E. J. Dionne Jr., just woke up and wrote this stupid column: McCain and the Raging Right
Are we witnessing the reemergence of the far right as a power in American politics? Has John McCain, inadvertently perhaps, become the midwife of a new movement built around fear, xenophobia, racism and anger?
Jeebus, E. J. must have missed how Ann Coulter has been paraded about on national TV like she is a serious journalist during the Bush Administration. And E.J. missed the fact that Rush Limbaugh got employed by ESPN, until he made a racist comment and got fired. Just why have Republican voters been leaving the GOP in droves before McCain become the Republican nominee? Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and the neo-cons are and always have been the radical far right. Just what type of people did E. J. think John Yoo, Albert Gonzales, and Paul Wolfowitz where? McCain has been stuck playing out the Bush Administration's broken record which dictates the same radical dogma over and over again. Sarah Palin isn't McCain's VP pick, she is another one of the current administration's un-vetted oil cronies chosen for her devoted pro-ANWR oil drilling avocation alone - no other vetting required, just like with the rest of Bush's cronies.
It's the same kind of replay we had back in the Joseph McCarthy era, when McCarthy started his communist witch hunts that many fearful Americans bought into with McCarthy's Bush like fear mongering, but than these witch hunts soon become a hard sell as Americans realized it was nothing but just that, a witch hunt that eventually ruined the far-right Joe McCarthy and his rabid followers.
George W. Bush is quoted as making this ugly comment: You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on," and so we see that John McCain has merely been following Bushism political doctrine to the letter.
We are NOT witnessing the reemergence of the far right as a power in American politics - nope, not at all. After eight long years, FINALLY, at long last, somebody should tell McCain, as well as George Bush and Dick Cheney, "Have you no shame?" We are witnessing the implosion of the radical right wing agenda and we can all see that the 9/11 stunned E. J. Dionne Jr., apparently has just pulled his head out of his backside, blinked a couple of times and declared the right has suddenly gone radical. Gee, it's like sometimes the WaPo pundits get paid under the table to make stupid insinuations in order to distance Bush from the damage of McCain - oh PLEASE! It's like some WaPo pundits suddenly go off and write a Joe Klein like wiretapping propaganda piece just for the pleasure of their corporate masters who own the publication. Nobody should be aloud to smear Godfather right-wing radical, George W. Bush and friends least they end up not working for the WaPo, Time, or whatever anymore.