GOING KOCH-CRAZY: The Paranoid Style In Liberal Politics.
Plus, how the
two-minute two-year hate was organized: Remember when “Common Cause” was supposed to be a non-partisan good-government group? Me neither. But I do remember the 1990s, when the same sort of thing was ginned up against Richard Mellon Scaife and the WSJ editorial page. The important point is to ensure that there are no voices of opposition that have not been delegitimized. Feel the gleichschaltung!
AT THE WASHINGTON POST, BOOK WARS. And, from the comments, this:
Why are Huttner and Salzman given a Washington Post blog to respond to criticisms from a third party website? Has Steven Levingston ever given over the keyboard to a conservative author so s/he can respond to the numerous criticisms of what s/he wrote?
Moreover, how stupid does Levingston have to be to uncritically accept the authors’ claims that “The book rises above partisanship” when its title explicitly endorses helping Obama?
Perhaps with the time Mr. Levingston saved by having these authors write a completely self-serving post, he could actually try finding someone at the Post to write just one review of the several conservative books dominating the bestseller list.
Helping Obama isn’t partisan. It’s “service.” Gleichschaltung!
THE ANCHORESS: Feel the Gleichschaltung!
RADLEY BALKO: The “Tenther” Smear.
The American Prospect, The New Republic, and other left-of-center outlets are pushing the ‘Tenther’ smear, aimed at lumping those who, horrors!, still take seriously the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in with the Obama birth certificate deniers and 9/11 truthers.
It’s such a transparent attempt at marginalizing the other side (mostly with respect to the health care issue) it seems almost a waste of time addressing. But one might start by pointing out that unlike any convincing evidence that Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen, or proof that the Bush administration orchestrated the September 11 attacks, the Tenth Amendment actually exists. You can actually go to the National Archives and read it. There’s also a historical record of its drafting and ratification. Really.
But if it stands in the path of power, it must be eliminated or marginalized. Gleichschaltung!
BREAKING NEWS: National Endowment for the Arts Renamed National Endowment for Propaganda. Stay Tuned. “This is Only the Beginning.” “There is a German word for what we are witnessing at the NEA and elsewhere in the Obama administration’s effort to push its agenda. It is Gleichschaltung. It means two things: first, bringing all aspects of life into conformity with a given political line. And second, as a prerequisite for realizing that goal, the obliteration or at least marginalization of all opposition.”