Thursday, September 4, 2008

A cautionary note

Sarah Palin is undoubtedly a strange choice for a running mate, and there is plenty to dislike about her politics (I'll simply say that the sort of fringe right-wing agenda she supports is one that I find creepy, and one that I think should be fought vigorously). However, don't underestimate her (and McCain's) capacity to do a whole lot of damage. Running against a largely corporate-controlled mass media (that ironically is more or less quite supportive of much of what amounts to movement conservatism) is the one thing that right-wing authoritarian culture-warriors do well. As they go about the business of bullying, they'll play the victim card as long as we're willing to let them.

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