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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dispatch from Crazytown

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Time Magazine's Joe Klein just happened to be at the town hall meeting last night in Russellville.  Klein said he was astonished at the number of people who "believe that the President has larded the government with communists."  He also comments on another curious meme that pops up at these meetings: the appointment of "czars" in the administration.  I've heard people at town halls here in Little Rock go on and on about Obama appointing "czars" who were known communists and criminals.  It is truly bizarre.  Klein writes: 

I was later told by a local observer that many of these vomitous, disgraceful notions were the fruit of Glenn Beck's fruitful imagination. "We are living Glenn Beck's fantasy life," said this audience member. The amazing thing remains not only the unwillingness of responsible Republicans--a term that is in danger of becoming an oxymoron--to call bull-- on this, but also the willingness of many prominent Republicans to join in the slinging of garbage.

Could I just say that the intensity of this getting pretty scary...and dangerous? We are heading toward a cliff and the usual brakes of civil discourse are not working. Indeed, the Republicans have the pedal to the metal--rushing us toward a tragedy... 

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