Ed Driscoll

I Question The Timing

Yesterday I interviewed Jim Geraghty for this week’s PJM Political show on XM Satellite Radio on the topic of the dramatically coarsening leftwing rhetoric. In the space of two months, we’ve gone from MSNBC’s David Shuster referring to Chelsea’s parents “pimping her out“, to Randi Rhodes calling Hillary a F***ing Whore, to the Economist’s modest proposal:

The Democrats are all too aware that their civil war could spell disaster. A cavalcade of senior Democrats, including senators Patrick Leahy and Chris Dodd, have advised Mrs Clinton to retire to her room with a glass of whisky and a loaded revolver.

And now this combustible moment happens (which fortunately, for once this year, isn’t aimed at Hillary) but too late to ask Geraghty about it.

And this is still the preseason, when typically only us wonks care about politics. Like the NFL, the general public won’t really be focused on the presidential election until September–but unlike the NFL, fans in the bleachers won’t be exempt from taking hits, which look to be bruising.