Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This Means War
Today's column for the Daily Banter expands a little on something I alluded to yesterday: the conservative media's reaction to the secret recordings of Mitt Romney. The reality is that they can barely hide their giddiness at the prospect of finally getting the war of ideas they've always wanted.
Here's an excerpt:
"Rush Limbaugh’s claim is not only that Mitt Romney is right in his assessment that there’s a steadily growing 'taker' class in this country which is content to sit on its ass and leech off the supposed hard work of the 'makers,' but that it’s an argument that should’ve been front-and-center in the presidential race from the very beginning. In the minds of Limbaugh and the rest of the far-right, the only thing stopping the rallying cry of the resentful from being shouted from the rooftops has been a lack of balls on the part of Romney, who obviously and somewhat wisely considered such stridency to be politically toxic. But now, thanks to Romney being forced out into the open and put in a position where he really has no choice but to cop to what he espouses when he thinks the cameras are off, the most important debate to be had in this election is actually possible."
Read the Rest Here